London fashion is booming. Statements such as this have been uttered since the mid-Nineties and that Vanity Fair 'Cool Britannia' cover, but by and large they have been directed at London's attention-grabbing womenswear scene.
Symbolically, we all now know that blue isn’t just for boys, but when it comes to a spritz or splash, the hue represents clean, fresh masculinity better than any other – bringing to mind as it does the sea and the sky.
Gant helped to create the preppy look that’s the hallmark of American menswear and is just as popular over here. Now its offshoot, Gant Rugger, has opened its first UK store.
Fashion: Evening, all
A month of international menswear shows begins today in London and there’s plenty to get excited about
A fashion event for men only is long overdue, says Style Editor Harriet Walker
Her sport-inspired, minimal aesthetic has secured Lou Dalton the coveted opening slot at next week's London Collections: Men, says Harriet Walker
The stylish menswear brand has graduated from a series of pop-ups to its own store in Soho, says Rebecca Gonsalves
What we love, we're not sure about, we're buying and can't wait for...
London menswear brand Qasimi is a bundle of contradictions, with classic tailoring sitting alongside edgier pieces, says Lee Holmes
I love Sarah Bagner's innovative shop supermarketsarah.com. She sells wares via creatively curated wall displays, each a work of art itself. Now Bagner has an excellent book out, Wonder Walls: Supermarket Sarah's Guide to Display (£19.99, Cico Books), on imaginative ways to show off your stuff. Here's what she learnt writing it…
An exciting series of designer collaborations looks set to put the high-street giant back on the menswear map, says Lee Holmes
London's first Men's Fashion Week leaves Matthew Bell dazzled by bright colours and worried about the fixation with shorts
London's first men's fashion week kicked off last night with a party hosted by an unlikely new style icon
British luxury brand Jaeger has teamed up with The Independent to offer £100 off all full priced men's suits between 3 May and 10 June 2012.
Their labels have already conquered women's wardrobes. Now Sandro's range for men will turn the guys Gallic too, says Harriet Walker