Julian is the director of the men’s style consultancy, Style Alphabet. He wears a jacket by Holland Esquire, shirt by Liberty, shoes by Patrick Cox, shorts from a charity shop, football socks and Ray Ban sunglasses
Marie is the Junior Fashion Editor at Drapers and clearly knows a thing or two about style. Let’s all take a moment to admire those *SHOES* by CoSTUME NATIONAL. Marie snapped these beauties up at a sample sale for a mere £5!! I’m also very much enjoying those fluoro pink talons that are perfectly accentuated by her patent black clutch. She wears a Marni for H&M dress, Schott jacket, a vintage clutch, sunglasses and socks from Bik Bok and vintage earrings.
Miles Langford has a pretty impressive collection of body art going on. And the kind fellow was more than happy to strip down to show me his tattoos. Lucky me. The New York based model from London has modelled for designers including McQ, Pringle of Scotland, Katy Eary and Diesel. Click here to read his blog.
When he’s not stripping off, Miles wears trousers by Acne, shoes from Clarks, grey top by Cos, t-shirt by Odd Future, a Lanvin necklace, and army jacket from a thrift store in New York.
Ruby is a model and actress from Knightsbridge. I’m very much enjoying her Burberry rafia bobble cap. This adds a cute touch to her blinged-up festival look. She also wears a dress from Primark, jacket from Zara, shoes by Camper, bag from Singapore, sunnies by Festival Specs and earrings from American Apparel
I had the pleasure of meeting the lovely Kim Howells and Fred Butler outside the Christopher Shannon show. These girls certainly know how to decorate the streets with their kaleidoscopic colours, punchy accessories and original pieces. Kim is a top stylist with clients including Dazed and Confused, V and Vanity Fair. Fred is an accessories designer and has designed props and accessories for Nicola Formichetti and Patti Wilson. Her work has also been used in music videos for Lady Gaga, The Gossip and Skunk Anansie.
Meadham Kirchhoff’s presentation at London Collections: Men was a triumphant feast for the eyes. Floral arrangements, worn down armchairs, cigarette butts and bottles of pepto bismol adorned two rooms in a majestic period apartment. The set was a mix of post-party student flat meets English rose garden meets fabric shop. Models lay draped on unmade beds and perching on stools with painted hands, writing on their faces or covered in delicate chiffon masks. The collection was a mixture of loungewear and sportswear, with colour-pop trainers, printed shirts, woollen knits and delicate silks. Beautiful!
This weekend saw London’s first ever fashion week (well, 3 days) for men. It was a great success, with collections from designers including Jonathan Saunders to Richard Nicoll and Meadham Kirchhoff. The men were looking oh so dapper and I’ll be posting a whole host of looks from the past few days. But to start us off, here is the dashing David Gandy (hello, fine sir!) outside the Nicole Farhi show. In all honesty, he would look good in a bin liner due to his fine genetic structure. Here he wears a suit by October House. Enjoy my friends, enjoy!