Fashion's all about evolution and revolution. Particularly in the pursuit of the new, and youthful. The Lanvin autumn/winter 2014 collection was both: at least, on paper. The styles referenced eighties new-wave, skinny models with partially-shaved hairstyles marching out in acid-bright varsity-jackets, skinny ties and giant trainers like characters from a Bret Easton Ellis novel.
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Monday 01 September 2008
There are few contemporary menswear designers who confront the conventions of the genre. While notable visionaries such as Rei Kawakubo, for Comme des Garçons, and Martin Margiela are revered for their radical approach to fashion, their main focus is still womenswear.
Thursday 28 August 2008
Moss Bros has reshuffled its board and revealed that the Gee family, one of its founding families, has all but sold its stake in the retail group.
Sunday 10 August 2008
Wide boys: Kris Van Assche's Dior Homme collection features trousers as baggy as his predecessor's were skinny
Monday 28 July 2008
"Of course they are hard to wear," says the designer Kris Van Assche, on the voluminous trousers in his debut collection for Dior Homme shown in July last year. "But then, at the beginning, everybody thought that stretch black jeans were hard to wear." Now, thanks to the legacy of Van Assche's predecessor, Hedi Slimane, the slim silhouette dominates menswear, from mod-inspired suits to the ubiquitous skinny jeans.
Thursday 26 June 2008
Yves Saint Laurent – the “master of couture” as he has been called elsewhere on this website – died earlier this week, which has made everyone in the world of fashion very sad. However, we’ve decided to buck the trend and be very happy. Not because we’re heartless swines on Student, but because we’re inspired by the legacy that Monsieur Saint Laurent has left behind and excited by the new talent that is coming through, particularly here in the UK.
Saturday 14 June 2008
Philip Mountford, the chief executive of the menswear retailer Moss Bros, has become the latest retail big hitter to forecast that trading conditions on the high street will deteriorate this year, as the menswear chain posted a fall in sales.
Wednesday 28 May 2008
A member of the Moss Bros menswear dynasty called yesterday for an end to "factional fighting" among the company's board after the Icelandic investment group Baugur withdrew its indicative £40m offer to buy the high-street retailer.
Saturday 24 May 2008
A great many shares soar into the stratosphere – only to crash to earth as reality checks in. With hindsight, it is clear that Myhome International, the franchise group that is a constituent of the No Pain, No Gain portfolio, was well ahead of the game when it hit 106p last year.
Monday 28 April 2008
Internet shopping might always have suited the reluctant male shopper – he could stay seated, beer in one hand, keyboard at the other, and shop from the comfort of his armchair at any time of day or night. However, it is only recently that men have outpaced women in their use of online shopping.
Sunday 16 March 2008
Occupation: Drummer / menswear designer
Personal style: Boys in the band
Thursday 13 March 2008
The fashion chain French Connection has warned that the difficulties on the high street were set to continue as it reported a 22 per cent drop in profits last year.
Sunday 02 March 2008
A long-held bugbear of mine has been why London Fashion Week has been so fixated on womenswear. Over the past six seasons, however, a showcase called MAN has taken its place among the 60-odd other shows at London Fashion Week, aiming to raise support and recognition for the city's menswear designers. And such momentum has built up around it that, this season, off-schedule menswear events coordinated to take advantage of the attention. From nowhere, London Fashion Week suddenly gained an unofficial day of menswear.
Tuesday 26 February 2008
Baugur, the Icelandic investment fund, has opened up a rift on the board of Moss Bros as it ended months of speculation by making a £40m indicative cash offer for the menswear and formal-hire chain.
Monday 25 February 2008
Tuesday 05 February 2008
The retail entrepreneur John Kinnaird is in talks to buy struggling menswear chain Envy.
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