Autumn has arrived, which spells the teasing transition of knitwear, Barbour, and a snug sort of fashion that still has that hint of eccentricity left over from the summer. I like to wrap up, but don't want to dull into clothes with no spark to them. Northern Threads have some exceptional Knitwear here that tickles my fancy, and I also adore the loud, forward thinking and conceptual editorial by Vogue Homme that showcased the upcoming chilly weather trends. The invisible bomber jackets that look like futuristic jellyfish, the high waisted air of sophistication that verges on being sinister, the 'Pollock' art attack, and don't forget the distorted tweed. My outfit below involves red wine sheer with a leafy fairytale print playing into it, rusty autumn trousers like a pixie at work, and a dusty industrial military blazer that keeps me warm and lets my love of sheer skip through the seasons!
Sunday, 23 September 2012
A new designer I've fan clubbed is Dasha, otherwise known as ZDDZ. I Interviewed her for Spindle Magazine, and instantly fell for her prints. So much so that I wore her blazer and ruffle wrist shirt to London Fashion Week. The current collection is a zingy array of shirts, blazers and trousers that own a sophisticated sense of graffiti print, in a dominant black and white palette that suggests a twist on something Victorian and decadent. There's also a ghetto sting to the overall look, making it a total east-end party monster hit. “90s were the main inspiration for the prints. I was a teenager back then and used to hang out with the cool gang of rappers. The graphic part of the collection is a narrative based on my memories of that time. I used old tablecloth, old Russian wallpapers, and magazines including ’100 best Hip-Hop songs of 2000′.” To see more, just click any of these letters Z D D Z !
Tuesday, 18 September 2012
With Autumn weather creeping, there's been a knitted invasion and infusion to my looks. Last year I couldn't resist the jumpers that binged on tacky patterns for festive and romantic appeal. But my ideal aesthetic for chilly conditions is a knit that's simplistic but enriched with an intricate touch. Elbow patches are of no harm, and a rich colour that looks sophisticated and playful. I've also never been a huge fan of chinos, but a skin tight version works in my books, giving that countryside feel a more relevant renovation for my lifestyle. And luckily, TK MAXX came to the rescue for this Autumn wish list. I picked up an outfit from their new Best of British menswear delivery that excelled in snug comfort with subtle high fashion touches. It's a wonderland store I always get lost exploring in. Featured below is also an editorial I came across that caught my eye.
Friday, 7 September 2012
My big time friend Philip has muscled up recently, meaning some skinny shirts needed a new home. I love this dollar sign shirt and melt-to-the-touch cobweb knit. Eccentric nerd comes to mind. There's no reasoning behind the roar though...
Thursday, 6 September 2012
I was thrilled to be featured in Company Magazine's AW Street Style Edit magazine this month. In a feature about the rise of male bloggers, I was photographed around Somerset House in a sparkly jacket. There's some amazing styles waiting to imitate and be interpreted in the magazine, pick up a copy HERE!
Saturday, 1 September 2012
Enjoying the last sparks of summer, I'm enjoying a weekend back home with family, getting lost in the woods and listening to Patrick Wolf. My outfit isn't dramatic by any means; if anything, a skinny version of the 'diet coke/Calvin Klein' white t-shirt vibe. Simple chic wear that lets me climb trees with ease! I've also included the lookbook by Plongee Clothing that captures dusty rays of sunshine and nostalgia. Makes me almost wish autumn and winter would delay itself for a little while longer!