June 29, 2012

Tillmann Lauterbach Men’s Re-launch

The Spring/Summer collection was inspired by Andy Warhol’s trip to China in the 1980’s – together with photographer friend Christopher Makos.

“Industrial disillusion” is a reference to the industrial revolution that took place in Europe in the late 19th century.

Read the full press release and see the collection at Tillmann Lauterbach Re-launches Men's Label for SS 2013.

Photos & text Copyright Tillmann Lauterbach.

Milan Fashion Week SS13 Round Up

Milan Fashion Week has come and gone.  Although these big name griffes are not the main focus of this e-magazine, I do like to offer a brief wrap up, because they do set the stage for the trends to come.

With the exception of a few designers, Milan Fashion Week remained somber, practical, and elegant as always.

Versace mixed in a bit of Roman gladiator costume amongst the suit and ties. 
Armani spiced up next summer with some male nipple. 
Etro threw in an ethnic flair.
Moncler revived the cape.
Desquared united butch with skirts.
Moschino worked the patters.
And Ferragamo cooled us down with a tidal wave of color!

My favorite collection was definitely Roberto Cavalli who dazzled us with touches of neon, combing formal jackets with the casual tees, all the while styling with fun fabrics and prints as he emphasized a deep electric blue.

So the winner of Milan Fashion Week SS13 in my opinion is Roberto Cavalli.  Post your favorites and the reason why you chose in the section From Our Readers.

June 28, 2012

Spring Forward - Façonnable Injects Chic Ease into the New Season

Easy elegance. Rumpled sophistication. For Spring/Summer 2013, Façonnable is all about understated, modern masculinity and natural femininity—a couple that exudes quiet confidence and polished appeal.


Photos & text Copyright Façonnable.

The Elegant Yachtsman. Technical Chic. Riviera Icons

An update take on a traditional Façonnable sailing theme was the starting point for the Cruise Collection. Fresh and focused, this chic sportswear collection presents technical details while meeting the elegance of a traditional week end wardrobe.

Read and see more at Façonnable Cruise 2013.

Photos & text Copyright Façonnable.

June 27, 2012

White Raven AW12


When thinking Biker jackets the classic image of Brando as Terry Malloy in 'On the Waterfront' jumps to the fore. This classic Staple piece has been re-invented somewhat by fledgling Tokyo based label White Raven.


Photos & text Copyright White Raven.

June 26, 2012

Hogan, Cinecittà & Photographer Alexey Hay

HOGAN is pleased to announce Stephen Dorff as Autumn/Winter 12 Campaign New Face.


Shot at the legendary Cinecitta' Studios in Rome by photographer Alexey Hay with the art direction of Alex Wiederin, the campaign features Stephen Dorff in the incomparable charm of a movie set.

Read more and see the collection at Stephen Dorff, the New Face of Hogan.

Photos & text Copyright Hogan.

Lightweight Shooting Collection by Oliver Brown

Oliver Brown has launched its 2012 shooting collection... Featured both online and in store, Oliver Brown is the very first and only outfitter to stock a complete summer lightweight shooting kit.

Favorites for shooting in the warming climates of summer include the lightweight 100% cotton breeks with adjustable buckle leg fastening and zip fly, two side pockets and rear pocket. Popular are the Dorset lightweight shooting socks made of 88% cotton, and 12% nylon they are perfect for grouse shooting and also the warm autumn temperatures. All shooting socks are machine washable at 30ºC.

The lightweight shooting waistcoat with suede leather shoulder patches and recoil inserts, plus ample pocket space for the carrying of cartridges has been designed and woven specifically for Oliver Brown, and is produced at the finest woolen mill on the Scottish borders.

Oliver Brown also offer a very extensive range of gun accessories including gun cases & slips, safes, cleaning kits, game bags, belts and other accessories for every gun’s need. As one of London leading outfitters for country sports, Oliver Brown stock the widest range of shooting attire and is the first retailer to provide the country sportsman with the ability to purchase everything they may need from one place.

Oliver Brown has recently expanded to offering a luxurious ladies’ collection of country wear and accessories. All of which can be viewed at www.oliverbrown.org.uk. Key to the Oliver Brown’s success is the unfailing ability to advise and dress gentleman for any occasion. From racing, hunting, fishing, weddings, business and travel, they offer the correct and most luxurious wear for all events.

Photos & text Copyright Oliver Brown.

Replay & Photographer Thierry Le Goués


Fresh, young and stylish faces have been chosen for the next Replay Fall/Winter 2012-2013 campaign: Emily Di Donato and Miles McMillan are the new unique protagonists.

Lensed by talented French photographer Thierry Le Goués, who took part of the memorable Replay early 2000’s campaigns, this successful collaboration continues with a renewed casting and an up-to-date setting.

The classic black background gives way to a new color, a warm brown which goes well with denim and emphasizes the blue/indigo tones of the collection.

Photos & text Copyright Replay.

June 25, 2012

Ermanno Scervino at Milan Fashion Week

 “I created this collection, thinking of how it could be freely combined, for a man who has the courage to wear striking contrasts without becoming a fashion victim, while retaining the hallmark harmony of my style.”

Read more and check out the collection at Ermanno Scervino Milan Fashion Week SS13.

Photos & text Copyright Ermanno Scervino.

Bluebuck, England Rugby & Ben Cohen

The masculine men’s underwear brand Bluebuck has partnered with England Rugby Champion, Ben Cohen, to produce special edition underwear in support of Ben's Stand Up Foundation.

Read more and check out the collection at Ben Cohen in Bluebuck Underwear.

Photos & text Copyright Bluebuck.

Patrizia Pepe 2013 Spring/Summer Collection


All collections at Centre Commercial have a social or environmental dimension. A number of different approaches are found; from local rediscover our world through different eyes.

Vibrantly refreshing, pervaded by a kind of revolutionary spirit that generates a more light-hearted and optimistic approach to everyday living, the collection stands out in its quest for colour and the lightness of its outfits.

Read more and check out the collection at Patrizia Pepe Spring/Summer 2013.

Photos & text Copyright Patrizia Pepe.

Veja Derbies

Nestled in the volcanic mountains outside Guatemala City, the Osborn team made of former out-of-work cobblers and gifted local artisans, hand-craft and sign each pair of shoes.

Read more and check out the collection at Osborn: Derbies at Centro Commercial.

Photos Copyright Veja.

June 22, 2012

Ribbens Red Jacket Is Out


I am always on the lookout for new, emerging designers, trends, and labels.  I recently came across such a label called Ribbens, which produces men’s jackets.

Richard Deeney and Emily Naismith launched Ribbens in 2011 as a men’s outerwear label to be designed and produced in England.

Read more and see the red jacket at Ribbens.

Photos Copyright Ribbens.

June 21, 2012

A Tribute to Donna Summer by Rene Gurskov

I just received one of the most touching press releases ever; it is from Rene Gurskov:

The lucky collection spring/summer 2013 dedicated to that special moment described in the Donna Summer classic Lucky

See the collection and read more at Rene Gurskov, A Tribute to Donna Summer.

Photos & text Copyright Rene Gurskov.

June 20, 2012

Astrid Andersen, Spirituality & Menswear

Astrid Andersen returns for her second season on the MAN catwalk for Spring/Summer 2013. Combining her unique urban aesthetic with spirituality and religion she turns perceived notions of sports-technical design and contemporary streetwear on their head. 

Read more and see the collection at Astrid Andersen 2013 Spring/Summer Collection.

Photos & text Courtesy Starworks Goup.

LN-CC Autumn/Winter 2012 Styling

Completely uncompromising in its approach, LN-CC is an ever-evolving platform of clothing, music and books housed in both a physical and digital environment.

Read more and see the collection at LN-CC:  Clothes, Music, Books.

Photos & text Copyright LN-CC.

The Stefano Ricci Story

Stefano Ricci celebrated its 40th anniversary with a fashion show event at Pitti Uomo, dedicated to quality, elegance and Florentine culture in the most prestigious museum of Italy: Uffizi Gallery.

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June 19, 2012

AGI & SAM 2013 Collection

AGI & SAM presented their second catwalk collection as part of FASHION EAST and TOPMANS’s MAN initiative, which continues their exploration of print and the silhouettes of modern menswear, this season inspired by memories of being made to watch rubbish 80’s detective programs in their grandparent’s front rooms.

Read more and see the images at AGI & SAM 2013 Spring/Summer Collection.

Photos & text Courtesy Starworks Goup.

Shaun Samson Spring/Summer 2013

Shaun Samson’s Spring/Summer ‘13 collection is an inward exploration of the male self during adolescence. It’s a peek into teen angst, and a reference to different ways guys deal with and release their emotions though geeking out on their hobbies.

Read more and see the images at Shaun Samson 2013 Spring/Summer Collection.


Photos & text Courtesy Starworks Goup.

Domingo Rodriguez 2013 Spring/Summer Collection

Domingo Rodriguez presented his 2013 spring/summer collection at the London collections with LCFM last Friday at the Royal Society of Arts London. 

Domingo collaborates with Asos and has worked for Kim Jones.

June 15, 2012

Lou Dalton SS13 - London Collections: Men

Joseph Abboud SS13 - London Collections: Men

London Collections: Men Video 2

Hackett London SS13 London Collections: Men

Topman Design SS13 London Collections: Men

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YMC SS13 - London Collections: Men

London Collections: Men Spring/Summer 2013

Check out the first ever London Collections: Men. 

                     

June 14, 2012

London hosts its first fashion week dedicated to menswear | PambiancoNews

London hosts its first fashion week dedicated to menswear | PambiancoNews:

Men’s Color Trends F/W 2013-14: Preview, Design Options

Color Preview | Men's, Apparel, Accessories, Contemporary Market: Design Options loves WeConnectFashion.com and we love their color trends. Check out this exclusive preview of the upcoming Fall / Winter 2013 - 2014 Young Men's contemporary market palettes. It captures the mood of the season with six distinct trends: Out Of The Woods, Art Nouveau, Knit Picks, True Brit, In the Shadows, and Perfectly Suited.. Enjoy and check back, more details to follow. Presented on WeConnectFashion, courtesy of Design Options, the color forecasting company who brings Southern California's unique aesthetic to the world.

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coeur: the Heart of Britain


coeur is the new fresh and exciting menswear lifestyle label launching spring/summer 2012.

The brainchild of London College of Fashion graduate, Peter Jeun Ho Tsang, this unique brand combines luxurious silk jacquard fabrics woven in England, with bold colors, soft tailoring, and quirky design details to generate a playfully preppy collection.

Setting it apart from other menswear labels, coeur is giving the modern day dandy a nod in the right direction.

Read more and see the collection at coeur Spring/Summer 2012.

Photos & text Copyright coeur.

June 13, 2012

Alan Red: Straight from the 50's, Straight from Italy


Straight from Italy, Alan Red is the original t-shirt company since 1996. 

Read more, see the collection and watch the video at Alan Red 1950’s Inspired.

June 12, 2012

Asos Tailoring

A soft, more unstructured approach to Italian street style suiting and shirts.

Read more and see the collection at Asos Spring/Summer 2012 Trend “Tailoring”.

Photos & text Copyright Asos.

Asos Ocean Blue

A distinct outdoor feel that fuses functionality with classic Nordic sea-wear.

Read more and see the collection at Asos Spring/Summer 2012 Trend “Ocean Blue”.

Photos & text Copyright Asos.

Asos Mount Fuji

A combination of military detailing and references from the eco friendly Fuji Rock festival.


Read more and see the collection at Asos Spring/Summer 2012 Trend “Mount Fuji”.

Photos & text Copyright Asos.

Asos Laurel Canyon

A modern take on vintage Americana and 1970’s West Coast inspirations.

Read more and see the collection at Asos Spring/Summer 2012 Trend “Laurel Canyon”.

Photos & text Copyright Asos.

June 11, 2012

Veja Wins Both Guardian Sustainable Business Award and Observer Ethical Award


Every year The Guardian Sustainable Business Awards highlight leadership in the field of sustainable business and encourage organisations to share best practice in the field of sustainability.

Veja, recognised by the judges as “positively disruptive of the traditional status quo”, has been awarded in the supply chain category for the fair trade sourcing of its ecological materials (organic cotton, wild rubber from the Amazon and vegetable-tanned leather), its implication on the ground and the long term relationship built with small Brazilian producers.

“Veja was congratulated for pushing the boundaries in their sector and for ensuring that sustainability was embedded in every part of its supply process. Unlike competitors, Veja refuses to pursue low prices at the expense of worker’s rights”, said Jo Confino, executive editor at The Guardian.

Photos & text Copyright Veja.

New Model at Timoteo

Photographer Tom Cullis teamed up with Timoteo Ocampo to work on a shoot with Guy M., who is brand new to the modeling world.

Posing in a variety of looks, ranging from white jeans to swim suits, Guy M. did a great job in bringing Timoteo’s styles the justice they deserve.

I particularly like the white bathing suit with the red accept and external pull string.

Check out the sexy photos at Timoteo Athletic Collection.

Photos Copyright Timoteo.

June 10, 2012

Stone Island Celebrating 30 Years at Pitti Uomo

Stone Island will exhibit 30 years of its history from 1982 to today.

The brand that belongs to Sportswear Company and is headed by Carlo Rivetti retraces its history dedicated to textile research and experimentation, the study of garments’ function and use and to innovation, often investigating worlds that are far from clothing.

A point of view and approach to research that is acknowledged as an indispensable reference for the sportswear and design worlds.

Check out the autumn/winter 2012 collection at Stone Island at Pitti Uomo.

Photos aw13 collection & text Copyright Stone Island.

June 7, 2012

Ankar: Mixing Classic Tailoring with a Touch of Classy Prep

For spring/summer 2012, Ankar Sweden is celebrating Spring with rich earthy tones.

Yes, there are pops of pink, green, and orange, as well as vibrant yellow and blue like the bright sun in the sky.

See the entire collection and read more about Ankar at Ankar Sweden, A Fusion of Past & Present Generations.

Photos Copyright Ankar Sweden.

What’s Fresh and Comes in a Box?

Innovating since 1989, Boxfresh originates from humble market stall beginnings. An original bastion of British street wear and a brand that inspired an entire generation of forward thinking style enthusiasts,

Read all about Boxfresh and see the video of the autumn/winter 2012 collection at Boxfresh Autumn/Winter 2012.

Photos, video & text Copyright Boxfresh.

June 6, 2012

LF Markey Looks to Men’s…

February 2012 witnessed revered designer Louise 'LF' MARKEY launch her eponymous menswear line at London Fashion Week in association with Fashion East. Fashion

The collection looks to a myriad of disparate influences and references, such as work wear uniforms, 90s surf-wear and true blue traditional shirting.

Read all about LF Markey and see the collection at LF Markey Launches Men's Collection.

Photos & text Copyright LF Markey.

Blue Claw Bags

I
nspired by his own extensive adventures across the globe and the abundance of dilapidated luggage leftovers with which he returned, entrepreneur and founder of Blue Claw Co. decided to take bags by the proverbial handle and restitch the rule book on function, durability and elegance.

 Read more about Blue Claw Co and see the collection here.

Photos & text Copyright Blue Claw Co.

Tunisian Designer Salah Barka & “the New Religious Collection”

I really enjoyed my time with Salah Barka when I visited him in Tunis, Tunisia almost two years ago.

Since the time I met Salah, I have been intrigued by his designs, which are combinations of contemporary trends, national Tunisian costume, and assorted tribal influences.

This season for spring/summer 2012, Salah has produced another stunning collection of menswear with all the right accents.

The name of the collection is “The New Religious Colleciton.”

Way to go, Salah!

Click here to see the collection.

Photos Copyright Salah Barka.

June 5, 2012

Literature, Simplicity, Men's Sensitivity: Albam

Albam is an independent clothing company, founded in 2006 to produce Modern Crafted Clothing for the discerning male.

It’s now 5 years into what can only be described as an extremely successful tenure, thus far Its a BIG 5th Anniversary year folks....


Photos & text Copyright Albam.

Alun Davies Spring/Summer 2012

Set designer and artistic director Alun Davies has been busily creating worlds of visual inspiration for a variety of media following on from positions at SHOWStudio and alongside the influential Shona Heath.

See the collection here at Alun Davies 2012 Spring/Summer Collection.

Photos & text Courtesy Ella Dror Pr.

June 4, 2012

Jaewan Park 2012 Spring/Summer Collection

British-based Korean menswear talent Jaewan Park presents a considered and reflective new aesthetic and sensibility for contemporary masculinity strongly rooted in the timeless tradition of tailoring and the classic male wardrobe. 

Variety of character is a preoccupation within his work, and being a twin himself has offered a unique perspective on similarity and difference in style. 

A passion for combining elements from the arts, technology, fashion, academia, theory and culture presents itself in deceptively complex pieces reflecting contrasting and sometimes conflicting perspectives and an understated multiplicity.

Click here to see the entire collection.

Photos & text Courtesy Ella Dror Pr.

Aqua Men 2012 Spring/Summer Collection

Aqua’s pioneering approach to British fashion and consistency for producing bold directional collections have earned them their unique position at the forefront of the High Street for style leading design, experimental fabrics and unapologetic silhouettes.

A cutting edge e-commerce platform echoed by contemporary flagship stores at either end of London’s Carnaby Street create a point of different in a market for the image conscious youth of today with new styles from directional seasonal collections dropping in store and online monthly.


Click here to see the collection.

Photos & text Courtesy Ella Dror Pr.

June 3, 2012

The New Bulgarian Label: Pause Jeans

The new Bulgarian label, Pause Jeans, has just released their new 2012 spring/summer collection.

June 2, 2012

Spring/Summer 2012 Collection by Matt Davis

For spring/summer 2012, Matt Davis, always interested in research and stylistic evolution, offers a rich collection of intriguing ideas and transnational cultural influences.

A new collection able to satisfy old friends, as well as fascinate new one, thanks to an innovative and experimental offering, treated with the same passion.

Read and see the collection at Matt Davis Spring/Summer 2012.

Photos & text Copyright Matt Davis.

Gant by Michael Bastian: The Lucky Ones

The Fall/Winter 2012 GANT by Michael Bastian collection is a journey back to Michael Bastian’s own college days in Boston. 

The characters he had in mind when creating the collection are three friends, one of them none other than the designer himself as a young, preppy student back in the ’80s.


Photos & text Copyright Gant.

June 1, 2012

Tenue de Nîmes Celebrates Red Wing Shoes


Tenue de Nîmes have released a video today which is an ode to the Red Wing Shoes Hand-sewn collection. The video shows a crated selection of Tenue de Nîmes looks that compliment the hand-crafted Red Wing Spring Summer 2012 collection. 

Check out the video at Tenue de Nîmes & Red Wing Shoes.

Erïk Bjerkesjö at Pitti Uomo: Who Is On Next?


Another contender for “Who is on next” at Pitti Uomo is Erïk Bjerkesjö, a young designer who hails from Stockholm. After earning a master’s degree in Advanced Footwear and Accessories design from Polimoda, he entered the world of fashion with his own personal concept of elegance for men..


Text Copyright & Courtesy Pitti Uomo.

Who Is On Next? at Pitti Uomo? Francesco Alosi


Here are the finalists and all the news about the fourth edition:

Francesco Alosi,
Erïk Bjerkesjö,
Andrea Cammarosano and
Lucio Vanotti for prêt-à-porter;
and Move Officine del Cappello and
YOU Footwear for accessories.