Our favourite red carpet looks that the Plain Jane's of the world put to shame, this is our version of best dressed compiled from their worst dressed looks. Get into it.
When Tom Codd graduated in Fashion Design, after spending his final year in complete solitude, he felt as though the only thing he could do was to start TCLDN, which he’d been working on for a total of nine years. Now a free man, it felt natural for Tom to find his own creative space and to continue working on his label.
“I felt the collection had a niche appeal but a commercial retrospective” explains Tom. The brands signature style was the British subculture of the cuts, attention to detail and formidable tartan. People instantly became familiar with the story and found it accessible to like and wear. After such a positive reaction, Tom began to approach small boutiques, one of which included ASOS marketplace. Not only did Tom have something new and fresh, TCLDN was the first menswear brand on there. “We got lots of press attention and customer traffic, this was vital to the brands start up and evolution” – Tom Codd.
It seems that no one has one job in London. It’s the norm to be juggling multiple jobs, especially in the creative industries and even more so in this condensed city. When I spoke to Laura McAlpine, she unravelled her truly-English jewellery designs, in a Mary Poppins kind-of-way, but with chains of shimmering hard kernels, solid silver chicken wishbones and a 24 carat gold cashew nut; I became instantly intrigued by these textured pieces but un-surprised by the fact that this was her bit on the side.
A writer considers the importance of personal style, and why the only fashion expectations you need to live up to are your own.
When lads mags of the 90’s began to slowly diminish not long ago, we saw countless articles saying how men had outgrown this "women oppressing" fad.
"Lazy" is the first word which springs to mind when taking a first look at Spanish fashion power house Zara’s recent "Ungendered" collection... quickly followed by "dissapointing" and "boring". Whilst hitching their ride to the non-binary band-wagon they manage to completely isolate the point of launching a unisex line in the first place. Boasting exciting neutral shades of grey, white and blue, this 10-piece collection while wearable and affordable, is pretty much any other store’s masculine lounge wear.
Where are all the plus size male models? That is a question I've found myself asking every so often. The female plus size model may not be universally recognised yet, but they still have their place in fashion and on a larger (pardon the pun) scale, pop culture. Finally, it seems things are changing. IMG Models has introduced a new male model division titled "Brawn." Debut model Zach Miko fronted their first promotional onslaught, and looked pretty damn good doing it. We spoke to German fashion blogger and plus size model, Claus Fleissner, about the fashion industry, his inspirations and the future of the male plus size model.