Mr. Levino: The Influencer with SMA2 Takes on Pitti
By Sofia Celeste
Florence, Italy — Pitti Uomo, the most prominent menswear event in the world, is an arena where...
By Sofia Celeste
Florence, Italy — Pitti Uomo, the most prominent menswear event in the world, is an arena where peacocks fly, as they say.  Men in striking fashions, who strut their stuff, fan about, waiting to get their picture taken. Emil Levin. Photo: Courtesy of PR.On the penultimate day, emerging from the...
Florence, Italy — Pitti Uomo, the most prominent menswear event in the world, is an arena where peacocks fly, as they say.  Men in striking fashions, who strut their stuff, fan about, waiting to get their picture taken. Emil Levin. Photo: Courtesy of PR.On the penultimate day, emerging from the crowd on a motorized wheelchair, dressed in dandy made-to-measure, was perhaps the most striking bird...
Zegna Embraces Milan’s Industrial Past
By Gianluca Cantaro
Since Alessandro Sartori rejoined Zegna, the brand has been on the hunt for Milan’s industrial...
By Gianluca Cantaro
Since Alessandro Sartori rejoined Zegna, the brand has been on the hunt for Milan’s industrial architectural treasures as the backdrop for its fashion shows. Ermenegildo Zegna Spring/Summer 2020 menswear show in Milan. Photo by Guillaume Roujas for NOWFASHION.Sartori – who returned to Zegna after...
Since Alessandro Sartori rejoined Zegna, the brand has been on the hunt for Milan’s industrial architectural treasures as the backdrop for its fashion shows. Ermenegildo Zegna Spring/Summer 2020 menswear show in Milan. Photo by Guillaume Roujas for NOWFASHION.Sartori – who returned to Zegna after his tenure at Berluti – chose the former Falk Iron and Steel mill in Sesto San Giovanni, just north...
Pitti Energy Keeps Italian Creativity Afloat
By Gianluca Cantaro
In a lot of ways, Pitti Uomo has eclipsed Milan’s Men’s Fashion Week.  This is due, in large...
By Gianluca Cantaro
In a lot of ways, Pitti Uomo has eclipsed Milan’s Men’s Fashion Week.  This is due, in large part, to the fair and its organizers’ ability to purvey a strong identity year after year, achieved through statement events (some projects that shine more than others, but nevermind) and a clear vision...
In a lot of ways, Pitti Uomo has eclipsed Milan’s Men’s Fashion Week.  This is due, in large part, to the fair and its organizers’ ability to purvey a strong identity year after year, achieved through statement events (some projects that shine more than others, but nevermind) and a clear vision and point of view.  Milan, spearheaded by Camera Moda has dimmed, mired by a format that is no longer...
Italian Fashion Braces for Trade War Woes
By Sofia Celeste
Florence, Italy — Washington D.C. is 7000 km to the west of Italy – and Beijing is another 8000...
By Sofia Celeste
Florence, Italy — Washington D.C. is 7000 km to the west of Italy – and Beijing is another 8000 km to the east, but the cold war between the US and China over trade is expected to hit the fashion industry here like the perfect storm.  Pronounce's Spring/Summer 2020 show in Florence as Pitti...
Florence, Italy — Washington D.C. is 7000 km to the west of Italy – and Beijing is another 8000 km to the east, but the cold war between the US and China over trade is expected to hit the fashion industry here like the perfect storm.  Pronounce's Spring/Summer 2020 show in Florence as Pitti Uomo's Guest Nation China special event. Photo by NOWFASHION.According to industry leaders selling and...
HEIR APPARENT; A-COLD-WALL LOOKS AHEAD
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
Then the rain came. After two days of soaring temperatures and sunshine, Monday morning in London...
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
Then the rain came. After two days of soaring temperatures and sunshine, Monday morning in London began as it all too often does; with cloudy skies and bad-tempered traffic jams, torrents of rain and flailing umbrellas. And instead of the weekend’s sun-kissed, open-air venues, Samuel Ross dragged...
Then the rain came. After two days of soaring temperatures and sunshine, Monday morning in London began as it all too often does; with cloudy skies and bad-tempered traffic jams, torrents of rain and flailing umbrellas. And instead of the weekend’s sun-kissed, open-air venues, Samuel Ross dragged his audience into the depths of an old printing works-turned-nightclub complex.A-Cold-Wall*...
OTHER VOICES - OTHER ROOMS: LONDON MENSWEAR'S MELTING POT
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
These are difficult times, in many parts of Britain, for those who’ve come here from other...
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
These are difficult times, in many parts of Britain, for those who’ve come here from other countries. Not that you’d know it from the menswear schedule, which kicked off with Bulgaria-born Kiko Kostadinov and ended with a show by Chinese designer Feng Chen Wang. LFWM may well have started life...
These are difficult times, in many parts of Britain, for those who’ve come here from other countries. Not that you’d know it from the menswear schedule, which kicked off with Bulgaria-born Kiko Kostadinov and ended with a show by Chinese designer Feng Chen Wang. LFWM may well have started life under a banner of enthusiastic patriotism – but these days, as the country at large veers towards...
The New Heritage
By Jessica Bumpus
There was a time when the London menswear shows lent heavily on the heritage of Savile Row to...
By Jessica Bumpus
By Jessica Bumpus
There was a time when the London menswear shows lent heavily on the heritage of Savile Row to propel them into the spotlight and give them credibility. This was also at about the same time we laughably didn’t think men were too interested in clothes or fashion. But times have changed and now it’s...
There was a time when the London menswear shows lent heavily on the heritage of Savile Row to propel them into the spotlight and give them credibility. This was also at about the same time we laughably didn’t think men were too interested in clothes or fashion. But times have changed and now it’s not the Savile Row names one sees on the schedule to reinforce relevance, but the designers and...
New Beginnings
By Jessica Bumpus
Perhaps it’s because it’s the Spring/Summer 2020 shows – with emphasis on the 2020 part – that...
By Jessica Bumpus
By Jessica Bumpus
Perhaps it’s because it’s the Spring/Summer 2020 shows – with emphasis on the 2020 part – that the menswear collections this season felt for the most part fresh and new. It will soon be a new decade after all. Designers pushed themselves to explore new ground, open new chapters, and create worlds...
Perhaps it’s because it’s the Spring/Summer 2020 shows – with emphasis on the 2020 part – that the menswear collections this season felt for the most part fresh and new. It will soon be a new decade after all. Designers pushed themselves to explore new ground, open new chapters, and create worlds that were personal to them, the result of which means the era of the per usual...
How Westminster University Won LFW
By Jessica Bumpus
Over the past two years, the student scene at fashion week has been gaining momentum. Where once...
By Jessica Bumpus
Over the past two years, the student scene at fashion week has been gaining momentum. Where once London Fashion Week was a stomping ground only for Central Saint Martins MA students to take a real-life step into the industry, now they’ve got Westminster University hot on their tail.  San Kim's...
Over the past two years, the student scene at fashion week has been gaining momentum. Where once London Fashion Week was a stomping ground only for Central Saint Martins MA students to take a real-life step into the industry, now they’ve got Westminster University hot on their tail.  San Kim's collection at the University of Westminster MA Spring/Summer 2020 menswear show in London. Photos by...
The London Beat
By Jessica Bumpus
The actor Riz Ahmed swayed the afternoon away with great enthusiasm at Nicholas Daley’s...
By Jessica Bumpus
By Jessica Bumpus
The actor Riz Ahmed swayed the afternoon away with great enthusiasm at Nicholas Daley’s Spring/Summer 2020 show this weekend. The sounds of the award-winning jazz group Sons of Kemet spread through the 12th century-built St Mary-at-Hill church and soon Ahmed was not the only one on his feet:...
The actor Riz Ahmed swayed the afternoon away with great enthusiasm at Nicholas Daley’s Spring/Summer 2020 show this weekend. The sounds of the award-winning jazz group Sons of Kemet spread through the 12th century-built St Mary-at-Hill church and soon Ahmed was not the only one on his feet: everyone was dancing.Backstage at the Nicholas Daley Spring/Summer 2020 menswear show in London. Photo...
THE BOYS OF SUMMER: LFWM LIGHTENS UP
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
Over the past few menswear seasons there’s been relatively little attention paid, for the most...
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
Over the past few menswear seasons there’s been relatively little attention paid, for the most part, to the seasons themselves. That’s not to say that there haven’t been coats and sweaters on show every winter, and shorts every summer – but that there’s a kind of standardisation in how we live...
Over the past few menswear seasons there’s been relatively little attention paid, for the most part, to the seasons themselves. That’s not to say that there haven’t been coats and sweaters on show every winter, and shorts every summer – but that there’s a kind of standardisation in how we live now, and in the way we think about clothing, which has blurred the distinction between fashion’s...
Munn: London’s New Leading Name in Menswear
By Jessica Bumpus
Could it be that already on day one of the London Menswear Spring/Summer 2020 season, just two...
By Jessica Bumpus
Could it be that already on day one of the London Menswear Spring/Summer 2020 season, just two shows in, that we saw the best collection of the week? It felt like that at Munn. The Seoul-based brand made a spectacular LFW debut, the designer Hyun-Min Han having been the recipient of an exchange...
Could it be that already on day one of the London Menswear Spring/Summer 2020 season, just two shows in, that we saw the best collection of the week? It felt like that at Munn. The Seoul-based brand made a spectacular LFW debut, the designer Hyun-Min Han having been the recipient of an exchange programme between the British Fashion Council and Seoul Fashion Week, which took place back in...
GET SET: LFWM KICKS INTO GEAR
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
Remember when London’s menswear shows started off with a royal reception? Those leisurely,...
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
By John-Michael O'Sullivan
Remember when London’s menswear shows started off with a royal reception? Those leisurely, long-ago days (well, 2012 to be precise) feel a lifetime away now. This season, however, is starting before the city’s had a moment to recover from the Trump family’s fly-by vacation. And its designers,...
Remember when London’s menswear shows started off with a royal reception? Those leisurely, long-ago days (well, 2012 to be precise) feel a lifetime away now. This season, however, is starting before the city’s had a moment to recover from the Trump family’s fly-by vacation. And its designers, more than ever, find themselves slotted into a narrowing slice of the fashion audience’s attention...
Alexander Wang Carries New York’s Fashion Torch into the Future
By Robin Torres
At some point in every major fashion designer’s career, there is a moment when they look back...
By Robin Torres
At some point in every major fashion designer’s career, there is a moment when they look back before they continue moving forward. The past is always a good map to reference when charting unknown territory, especially when the future is as uncertain, complicated, and unfamiliar as the one faced...
At some point in every major fashion designer’s career, there is a moment when they look back before they continue moving forward. The past is always a good map to reference when charting unknown territory, especially when the future is as uncertain, complicated, and unfamiliar as the one faced by today’s struggling fashion industry. Alexander Wang, who showed his S/S 20 collection over the...
There Was Only One Name to Know at the CSM BA Show
By Jessica Bumpus
The question on everyone’s lips this evening at the Central Saint Martins’ BA...
By Jessica Bumpus
The question on everyone’s lips this evening at the Central Saint Martins’ BA show was: how did Fredrik Tjaerandsen do it? The fashion womenswear student wowed with a collection of huge balloons that mesmerised as they walked with models somehow inside them before being manually...
The question on everyone’s lips this evening at the Central Saint Martins’ BA show was: how did Fredrik Tjaerandsen do it? The fashion womenswear student wowed with a collection of huge balloons that mesmerised as they walked with models somehow inside them before being manually deflated, the latex-a-like fabric doing a brief dance mid-air, a shimmy, and then descending down...