All posts under ‘Menswear’
When thinking about the fashion greats, Yves Saint Laurent is one of the first to come to mind. Inspired by Morocco, Mondrian, and so much more, the designer’s influence is still heavily felt throughout the industry. YSL: L’Amour Fou, the documentary focusing on Saint Laurent’s private life (out on DVD next month), has got us thinking more about his personal style though. Even though he was responsible for dressing style icons such as Catherine Deneuve, we think the designer was an icon in his own right. It’s also fitting that in 1966 Saint Laurent introduced the androgynous Le Smoking tuxedo, putting women in the traditional garb of men. Flip through our favourite boyish picks and see how to do menswear in true Saint Laurent style.
There’s no questioning fashion’s love of tomboys. From Diane Keaton’s iconic Annie Hall moment to Paris Vogue editor in chief, Emmanuelle Alt’s pants-only uniform, a little gender bending always has a place among the style set. So what’s next in the way of androgynous dressing? Introducing J.W. Anderson, the Northern Irish designer who graduated from the London College of Fashion in 2007, specializing in menswear. After designing exclusively for the guys, Anderson ventured into womenswear in 2010.
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Fashion news: Formichetti and Gaga hit Paris, Andy Thê-Anh is back to designing and Alexander Wang goes commercial
Nicola Formichetti made his Thierry Mugler debut in Paris earlier today to the curated and all-new sounds of Lady Gaga. Watch the video! [V Man]
No this isn’t exactly news, but did you know that Cristobal Balenciaga’s first model was his cat? Meow! [Nymag]
For those of you who shed tears for when Andy Thê-Anh shuttered his label last year, go ahead and jump for joy. He’s the new designer helming Lolë, the Quebec-based active wear brand. [Montreal Gazette]
From baby steps to big strides. Alexander Wang dips his toes into the commercial world with his first ever ad campaign. [Fashionista]
Do you ever feel like you have to choose between your love of fashion and your love of epic space operas? We agree it should never come to that, but now you don’t have to. Hong Kong illustrator John Woo has spiffed up your favourite Star Wars characters in more earthly gear: Darth Vader sports Band of Outsiders, Jango Fett looks cool in Comme des Garçons and Stormtroopers kick it Thom Browne, A.P.C. and Viktor & Rolf. Signed prints of these watercolour paintings are available at Woo’s Etsy shop for US$50, and he’s also done special commissions for High Snobriety and Selecticism. Our only complaint: As if Jar Jar Binks is cool enough to pull off Margiela.
Click the images below to see the illustrations.
When your first sight is a quartet of male models in shiny trunks, fake tattoos and sandals paired with work socks (toes and heels excised for summer) posing by a pool spanned by Grecian columns, you know you’re at a Stephen Wong and Kirk Pickersgill production. The pair, known best for their women’s line, Greta Constantine, decided to throw a party to officially launch their menswear effort Ezra Constantine. Read more »
My dad lives in Calgary, which makes Father’s Day gifting a bit difficult (a friend once shipped her pop a box of home-baked cookies, but she always wondered if he actually ate them). Just in time for this year’s celebration of all things paternal, though, Indochino (indochino.com) has launched Indochino Blueprint, a collection of custom-made suiting (from USD$279) with new and expanded customization options. Read more »
I have a new job: hairdresser. I’m shaving my husband’s head with the Wahl Signature Series/Charge Pro Clipper Kit ($60) and his beard with the Wahl Lithium Ion Rechargeable Trimmer ($60, both at Sears and Canadian Tire). No, I’m not nuts, just cheap. His haircuts/shaves cost $20 a pop. Sure, it’s peanuts compared to highlights, cut and a blowout. But he goes to the barber: Every. Single. Week. I did the math. Read more »