As it is only 10 days until London Fashion Week Mens, I thought I would recap what happened last season!
I enjoy the way that menswear is changing and is getting brighter and more innovative. I am all for this change. I hope to see more of that in the next 10 days and throughout the whole of this Menswear season from June – July.
2013 was the year that Chainmail died… well when creative director Julien Dossena did it, he brought it back. With asymmetrical cuts, off the shoulders, mid-lengths and draped material, Dossena breathed new life into this once old fad. The whole collection had a cohesive fun yet sophisticated look running throughout.
With dark patterns and prints, this collection has quickly become one that cannot be forgotten. The striking shapes and animal prints resemble that of a warrior woman. This whole collection draws from the beautiful strength of women and I have to say it is one of my favourite Balmain Collections to date.
Mugler maintained his trademark Angel-Bottle Star shape throughout his various designs.
This collection deserves the name Poetry In Motion. The beautifully exquisite dark romantisist theme brings the whole collection together making it wearable for the highstreet but still the brilliant and beautiful couture vibe that we all know and Love from Elie Saab.
So London Fashion Week Men’s is over – I know I a few days behind, I didn’t realise how much Jet Lag would affect me. Obviously, I did not enjoy every last piece shown at LFWM, however, I enjoyed the way that menswear is changing and is getting brighter and more innovative.
I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. Next up is Milano Moda Uomo FW 17/18 (Milan Fashion Week Men’s) starts today on 13th January through till Tuesday 17th January showcasing more of the best in men’s fashion.
I was trawling through different fashion websites when I came across this article in Harper’s Bazaar UK – http://www.harpersbazaar.co.uk/christmas/news/g37307/christmas-jumpers-for-women-2016/ and I was inspired by a few of them so much that I had to write something.
Let’s start with Ladies’ Christmas Fashion:
I love the embellishment on this Jumper. This could be worn with pretty much anything! All of the Jumpers could be worn with almost anything. I would style this Caable-knit jumper with Pink Tailored Cigarette trousers, A Leopard Print Coat and Navy Boot from Topshop.
Just in case you aren’t aware who won what, here’s a quick rundown of the winners:
Artist of the Year: Ariana Grande
New Artist of the Year award (Unleashed by T-Mobile): ZAYN
Collaboration of the Year: Fifth Harmony Featuring Ty Dolla $ign, “Work From Home”
Tour of the Year: Beyoncé – Lemonade
Video of the Year: Justin Bieber “Sorry”
Favourite Male artist (Pop/Rock): Justin Bieber
Favourite Female artist (Pop/Rock): Selena Gomez
Favourite Group (Pop/Rock): Twenty One Pilots
Favourite Album (Pop/Rock): Justin Bieber, Purpose
Favourite Song (Pop/Rock): Justin Bieber, “Love Yourself”
Favourite Male Country artist: Blake Shelton
Favourite Female Country artist: Carrie Underwood
Favourite Country group: Florida Georgia Line
Favourite Country Album: Carrie Underwood, Storyteller
Favourite Country song: Tim McGraw, “Humble And Kind”
Favourite Rap/Hip-hop Artist: Drake
Favourite Rap/Hip-Hop Album: Drake, Views
Favourite Rap/Hip-Hop song: Drake, “Hotline Bling”
Favourite Male Soul/ R& B artist: Chris Brown
Favourite Female Soul/R&B artist: Rihanna
Favourite Soul/R&B Album: Rihanna, Anti
Favourite Soul/R&B song: Rihanna Featuring Drake, “Work”
Favourite Alternative rock artist: Twenty One Pilots
Favourite Adult Contemporary artist: Adele
Favourite Latin artist: Enrique Iglesias
Favourite Contemporary Inspirational artist: Hillsong UNITED
Favourite EDM artist: The Chainsmokers
Top Soundtrack: Purple Rain
And that is the full rundown of all of the winners. Do you agree with everyone who won? Do you think someone else deserved that Award? Let me know below.
Contrary to the name, the camouflage trend is more about standing out than blending in. I enjoy playing around with militant tones and street style to create something aesthetically pleasing.
The base of this look is a khaki PU spliced T-shirt of side zips from Boohoo Man. It was quite a versatile piece that is better to wear in the winter as the PU panel can keep you quite warm.
The khaki Utility sleeveless shirt from Forever 21 Men creates the perfect layer. I simply did the top button up and added my diamanté collar clips from Topman. This small detail adds a different dimension to this outfit.
The key to getting a creative camouflage look is making sure the colours are similar but not the same. This adds some multi-tonality. The camouflage print cargo joggers from Forever 21 Men contrast well with my grey high tops from M&M direct.
Accessorising an outfit is extremely important!
My black ring and chain bracelet pick up on the darker tones of the outfit. The silver rim of my sunglasses picks up the grey of the shoes. And the orange of the snap back adds a touch of neon.
This is a simple outfit to recreate and I hope when you recreate it, you’ll add your own unique features to it.
If you want to find out about my thoughts whilst doing this photoshoot, head to Victoryforu!