1. by Ben Knight Evans .

    100 Years of Fashion

    Aptly pitched in a Jubilant anniversarial year, last week saw the launch of 100 Years of Fashion, the latest book by Central Saint Martins tutor Cally Blackman. Following her previous work 100 Years of Menswear, the tome charts the evolution of womenswear through impeccably-sourced imagery and decisively incisive insights into the movements and expressions of fashion over the last century. Held on the roof terrace of St Martins’ recently inaugurated Kings Cross hub, the launch was attended by a fine selection of fashion’s leading thinkers and influencers including Caroline Evans and MA Professor Louise Wilson who enjoyed this view over the slowly regenerating Kings Cross.

  2. by Ben Knight Evans .

    Summer by Agi & Sam at MAN

    Day Two of London Collections: Men is well underway, with Hywel Davies fervently reporting from across the capital on London's latest (catch his reports here). An early highlight has been the perennially impressive MAN show with threesome Shaun Samson, Astrid Anderson and Agi & Sam returning to form the line up. Arguably the highlight, Agi & Sam was a standout with soft and precise sportif tailoring in an impeccable palette. Colourwise, we are seeing a resurgence to the earnest tones of summer and the pairing's inspirations had equal tones of nostalgia, inspired as they were by memories of forcible viewings of classic late-70s crime shows in their grandparents' sitting room. The opposing elements of pastiched masculinity and chintzy floral furnishings were interpreted with a sure hand and gave an undoubtable warmth to the uncertain London weather outside.

  3. by Ben Knight Evans .

    Jonathan Saunders at London Collections: Men

    Providing the venue for Jonathan Saunders' inaugural standalone menswear presentation, the Elms Lesters Painting Rooms has the nearby theatre district to thank for its lean loftiness. The lovely Fred Butler informed us the building was one of the last remaining sites that nearby theatres' huge set-pieces were hand-painted in and both Butler's inimitable Technicolor and the building's lean elegance were seen in Saunder's slick collection. Forever inspired by the proportions, colours and geometry of the Bauhaus movement, Saunders continues to solidify his own aesthetic with this collection and its popping prints set against a technical and tactile choice of fabrics.

  4. by Ben Knight Evans .

    Christopher Shannon at London Collections: Men

    Christopher Shannon's witty and sensitive interpretations of streetwear and street culture have made him a cherished member of London menswear's vanguard. His Spring/Summer 2013 collection presented this afternoon at The Old Sorting Office in Holborn featured many elements strengthening Shannon's signature for a sort of subsidiary utilitarianism with rucksacks, sturdy serges and rag-strewn helmets aided and not abetted by frayed edges and an embellishment formed from swatches of multicolour Peruvian rug.


    1. paul.herron
      15:51 29 Jun 2012
      Some good action shots here Ben! When will you next be blogging for us?
  5. by Ben Knight Evans .

    Pringle at London Collections: Men

    Forming his final offering for Pringle, today's menswear collection by Alistair Carr served as reminder of the (almost 200 year-old) brand's weighty legacy and the problematic nature of making that travel convincingly through to a contemporary audience. Here that weight was worn lightly and executed deftly with the house's signature argyle seeping through in distorted intarsia knits and layered within solid Breton sweaters. Tailoring refined the offering with simple patches of blocked colour levelling the sensitive, reserved explorations of pattern elsewhere.

  1. Page 9 of 9
  2. 1
  3. 2
  4. 3
  5. 4
  6. 5
  7. 6
  8. 7
  9. 8
  10. 9