Tuesday, 31 January 2012

London Fashion Week Announces Inaugural International Fashion Showcase


The inaugural International Fashion Showcase is set to take place during London Fashion Week, February 2012. 19 embassies and cultural institutes across London will open their doors and display the work of over 80 international emerging designers. The public, together with international press and buyers, will have the opportunity to explore the collections of some of the most innovative, emerging fashion designers from around the world.

Twenty(2)Too by Romanian Designer Mihai Dan Zarug

The first project on which the British Council and the British Fashion Council (BFC) have collaborated, this new showcase is part of the Fashion 2012 Cultural Programme and has been developed to celebrate the year of the Olympics and Paralympics and honour its values of international respect, excellence, equality and friendship. Countries participating in this showcase include Australia, Belgium, Botswana, Caribbean, China, Croatia, Estonia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Netherlands, Nigeria, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Sierra Leone, United States and Uzbekistan.

Each country has been asked to present a selection of emerging designers whom they feel most represents the future of fashion in their region. Sarah Mower, BFC Ambassador for Emerging Talent and Contributing Editor to US Vogue, will chair an advisory panel that will judge each piece of work, with an award given to the country that presents the best emerging fashion talent showcase. This will be announced on Sunday 19 February, during London Fashion Week.

For a full list of events and designers, visit the BFC’s website.

Menswear Trend for Autumn/Winter 2012: All Things Green


From observing the numerous collections at the Milan and Paris menswear fashion weeks for Autumn/Winter 2012/13, it seems undeniable that green will be a ubiquitous colour for the colder months to come later this year. If colours that have been popular for a couple of seasons (namely bright orange, wine tones, and vibrant shades of blue) are expected to remain popular, green is to make a huge impact from luxury designer stores to high street retailers.


Marc Jacobs


In addition to shades of olive, moss, and army green, darker tones of green (closer to bottle green or with hints of dark blue or grey) will most certainly enliven men’s wardrobes a year from now in fabrics as diverse as cotton, wool, velvet, cashmere, or leather.

Acne

Agnès B.

Burberry Prorsum

Canali

Christophe Lemaire

Costume National

Damir Doma

Dolce & Gabbana




Dries Van Noten


DSquared 2

Emporio Armani

Etro

Gucci

Iceberg

Lanvin

Les Hommes

Missoni



Moschino


Nicole Farhi

Paul Smith

Raf Simons

Valentino

Walter Van Beirendonck

Z Zegna

Monday, 30 January 2012

Menswear Trend for Autumn/Winter 2012: Fabric Blocking


If colour blocking has been a very popular trend for both women’s and men’s wear over the last couple of years, fabric panelling or blocking has emerged as a new and inspirational trend during the menswear shows in Milan and Paris.

Walter Van Beirendonck

In the shape of layered fabrics or patchwork effects of contrasting textures or of textiles of the same colour in the same garment, fabric panelling or blocking is a very welcome creative device for menswear. At The Style Examiner, we very much look forward to examining the diverse manifestations of what we expect to be one of the most popular trends on the high street for Autumn/Winter 2012.

3.1 Phillip Lim

Acne

Adam Kimmel

Agnès B.

Alexander Wang

Balenciaga

Bally

Bottega Veneta

Burberry Prorsum

Calvin Klein Collection

Carven

Christian Dior

Costume National

Damir Doma

Diesel Black Gold

Dries Van Noten

Emporio Armani

Fendi

Givenchy

Henrik Vibskov

Iceberg

Jean Paul Gaultier




John Galliano

John Richmond

John Varvatos

Jonathan Saunders

Kenzo

Kris Van Assche

Lanvin

Les Hommes

Louis Vuitton

Marc Jacobs

Marni

Miharayasuhiro

Moncler Gamme Bleu

Moschino

Paul Smith

Ports 1961

Pringle of Scotland

Raf Simons

Rick Owens

Salvatore Ferragamo

T by Alexander Wang

Thom Browne

Valentino

Viktor & Rolf

Z Zegna

Photographs courtesy of style.com