The Real Runway is on the Streets

Ever since The Sartorialist started the street style photography craze, their is no doubt that the real runway is outside the shows, where Editors from Fashion Magazines and Publications, Head Buyers, Stylists, Models, Fashion Bloggers and Celebrities eagerly await access into the show venue. Like bees to a flower, as the herd of fashionistas and fashionistos make their way to the show, street style photographers snap away... Here are my favourites from the Menswear Autumn/Winter 2013 shows (London, Milan and Paris).

Nick Wooster - Creative Director of Menswear for JC Penney, looking classy as always

Louis Vuitton Autumn/Winter 2012 finally on the streets

Never knew that Juun.J Autumn/Winter 2012 oversized jumper would look good on the street

David Gandy, Britain's leading male model at the moment

Anna Dello Russo (pictured on the right), Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Nippon (Japan), in head-to-toe Saint Laurent Paris

Rick Owens Autumn/Winter 2012 coat - indicative of the future of fashion

That's a lot of Givenchy Spring/Summer 2013....

The self-proclaimed "God of Fashion", Kanye West, at the Maison Martin Margiela show
Photographs courtesy of Montrose, GQ and StreetFSN


The King of Fashion makes a stand for Equality

A depiction of the happiness of same-sex families
Karl walked out in the finale to thunderous applause for his social statement
Following Barack Obama's inauguration speech stating his support for equal rights to marriage, there was no better chance for other powerful and influential people to express their views on this contemporary social issue. Among the seemingly macabre Chanel Haute Couture dresses, two beautiful brides holding hands with a child symbolized Karl Lagerfeld's support for equality. Fashion Designers and Creative Directors have always had the chance to express their political and social views through their collections and shows, especially Vivienne Westwood and Martin Margiela, but the fact that the King of Fashion has made this stand is a sign that this right will be granted to all LGBT people all over the world in a matter of time, which will be a major progression in social rights. The combination of Barack Obama and Karl Lagerfeld's subtle protests will have surely given much needed hope to LGBT all over the world, and I am all for it.

Images courtesy of Fashionising


Dior's inexplicable beauty

The up and coming King of Fashion - Raf Simons
Raf Simons first Haute Couture collection was a sight to behold, but he has once again proven why he is the future of fashion. His second Haute Couture collection for Dior is, as I said in the headline, inexplicably beautiful. The sparkly lips, bold colours, the flattering and fun silhouettes, the sheer cleanliness of the collection - what a feast for the senses. How a man can incorporate the true Dior aesthetic and incorporate it with his distinguishable minimalist vision to design a collection for the modern Dior woman I will never know.

View the collection HERE
All images courtesy of Fashionising


Paris Men's Fashion Week, Day 5

The end of the menswear shows means that it's time for me to sort out my budget for my Autumn/Winter wardrobe and to plan when exactly I'm going to be hunting for these trends! To finish off, shows from Melinda Gloss, Chrisopher Lemaire, Agnes B, No Editions, Bernhard Willhelm, Qasimi Homme, Saint Laurent Paris and Thom Browne.

 My favourite collections/shows were from:

Autumn/Winter 2013

The sneaker-suit combo is going to be a trend I will be seeing everywhere this coming Autumn/Winter season, but I have no complaints, I've always loved this combo. Alber Albaz for Lanvin has just reignited by love for this odd pairing of sartorial and sports wear, and the brightly coloured trainers from this collection go well with the minimal shirts, trousers and jackets. Hopefully this look will appeal to men worldwide and give us a break from the now dreary desert boots, boat shoes and loafers which we so often pair with our best clothes.

View the collection HERE

Autumn/Winter 2013

Paul Smith, one of my favourite British designers, has released a collection for men who are truly bold to the bone. Mr. Smith has proposed that colour blocked minimalism is the way to go for the coming season, and the addition of classic patterns such as hound's tooth and art deco geometry may ask us men to step forward and show our fashionably braver selves.

View the collection HERE

All images courtesy of Fashionising