It's Paris. Fashion month is well underway. And it's f***king cold. The city of love is brimming with the men and women who are wearing their personalities at their sleeves. Flexing with layers inspired by the streets paired with eye-catching accessories, the colour-blocked neutralities blended with staple silhouettes to bring us a new take on fashion. Statement. Oversized. Classy.
Ahhh Milan. I have got to say - it's one of my favourites in the fashion month calendar. It's something about the lads sticking to the traditional roots of menswear, but adding a modern touch to it all. All other fashion weeks are starting to melt into one and the cities identities are slowly starting to disappear.
When did London's shows disappear too? This season is going to be a fast round robin that'll hit every major city like a lightning storm of statement coats and chunky sneakers. It's been great to see that the number of lads spent peacocking in ridiculous and flamboyant colours is disappearing into subtle tones and smooth earthy textures. My kind of scene!
It's 2018. And with a new year, comes a new fashion week. That means you London! Personally, London is always a highlight for me as it really sets the trend with where fashion month is overall heading. You get that when you're the first cab off the rank!
Pimpin' aint easy, unless it comes out of Tokyo. Then it's simple. My love for Tokyo is infinite, I've gone many times all quite recently and honestly, you cannot begin to understand why it's so magical until you get there. Everyone has their own unique flair and it's almost like you're motivated to be unique. It comes with the package.
Honestly, the perfect way to describe Seoul's fashion week that just passed for Spring Summer 2018 is 'Eclectic meets Luxury'. There's always something that drives my eye towards the Korean capital every season come fashion week. It's intriguing and forward thinking. It's bold yet cautious. This year? Nope. Caution was thrown to the wind!
Well well well. Here we are again Copenhagen. The Danish land of the 100-year old amusement park Tivoli Gardens, the statue of The Little Mermaid, and the freetown of Christiania. But Copenhagen has a lot more to offer. Yep - Fashion! After London, Milan, Paris, New York and Berlin comes the land of the flying Dutchman to the rescue.
I'm not going to lie to you, Prague super surprised me. But then again it shouldn't. The capital of fashion in the Czech Republic has been growing prominence over the last couple of years and has steadily proved to be a very fashion savvy yet true to the traditional classics of menswear and street style.
London long gone, Pitti Uomo a distant memory, Milan a thing of the past and Paris gone with the wind, it's now New York's time to shine. With the summer sun busting out, the crowd brought heat in the best summer layers to prove America's fashion capital had something to say.
For as far back as anyone can remember, it's always Paris that takes the centre stage. Fashion week of all fashion weeks. It's almost like a romantic love letter to fashion; romanticising about walking the picturesque Parisian streets, dressed head to toe in extravagantly simple layers the French are known for. Ahhh Paris, I could close my eyes and imagine myself there.
Milan, the capital of Italian style, is smashing through a heat wave as the shows don’t delay (too much) from the scorching temperatures. But that didn’t stop the gents from dressing up and showing the world that the Italians really are the best dressed men of the world.
Welcome to Florence, the home of the flamboyant Pitti peacocks, menswear's most coveted event in the calendar. It's a mecca, but not in the traditional sense - there aren't runways as such; it's more over a trade show for the latest in brands for buyers, designers and influencers to meet & greet.
Ahh. London. What could I say? A city of mystique and change. I'm constantly fascinated by how much fashion actually alters, season by season in London. The streets are jam packed with the most stylish people you could ever see, with a variety you'll never see elsewhere.
Street styling in South Korea is always an interesting point. Watching from afar, I love seeing this new take on athleisure that is twisted with unique and eccentric layers you don't really see anywhere else, save maybe Tokyo. The streets were flooded with rare vintage and new pieces.
With Paris fashion week getting well underway, it wasn't long before the streets were filled with colour, style and beauty. It wasn't hard to spot standout or statement pieces, definitely a trend that hit the ground running from 2016.
As Fashion Month is gearing up strong, the street looks are staying consistent. The amount of high-fashion street wear looks going around, paired with signature overcoat looks, it's really becoming that new 'it' look. Style mavens alike have created the trends that are now ruling the streets over gloomy London. From toned down to bright colours, layering was essential; some almost wearing snow jackets.
The canvas that was New York City, and fashion week, was blistering snow fall. Show goers braced the cold weather with statement coats, and a drastic amount of layers to keep warm. The usually dapper affair that is New York, has heavily been influenced by the insurgence of street / athleisure that is culminating from other capitals.
New York City. What can I say? It's a magical place, especially at this time of year! Fashion Week! It's a blaze with comings and goings of models, bloggers, photographers, assistants, celebrities, workers. I love it! I love it all! Though I'll be missing out this fall, I'll be watching from the bleachers that is situated in Melbourne (my couch) to watch and keep up with what the greats of New York & American fashion have to show.
The city of dreams. Love. Fashion. Anything goes. Paris has a timeless feeling to it. A sense of déjà vu that cannot be explained. First-time visitors or frequent travellers alike, it's a world-renowned city, and quite recognisable, regardless if the Eiffel Tower is looming in the background.
London, Paris and Milan are what come to mind when thinking fashion week. It's those cities that attract the big brands to show their seasonal collections. But Pitti Uomo is the men's trade show held in Florence that is truly magical. The renaissance architecture lends itself to the tradition of hanging about the street looking wonderful. Pitti Uomo is by far, one of my favourite events on the fashion show calendar, and the most important platform for men's clothing and accessories.
London. a metropolis of fashion and style, is rearing with life. A world cultural capital and the world's most visited city. A city that is teaming with investment and international retailers. Honestly, I could go on about London and it's rich history. But the real question on the mind of leading publications covering men's fashion week is, of course, Brexit. How has the exit from the EU affected the world of fashion.
Ahh Tbilisi. There is something about fashion week in Georgia that I love. The cobblestoned old-town streets, the diverse architecture of Eastern Orthodox romanticism, ornate art nouveau buildings and lets not forget, the Soviet Modernist structures.
From the city that I love the most, Fashion Week has already taken over with some incredible and prominent outerwear. The long coats, baggy military jackets, oversized shirts key denim pieces are mixed in with layers of popular brands.
Seoul. A fashion week with a twist. Nothing can describe the love I have for all the photos I get to see catch up on that spring out of the city. It's a unique blend of punk rock with a twist of high fashion athleisure. Well, in my opinion at least.
Korean Pop sensations, CL, hosts a big backstage dance party with some big names to show us 28 of the best looks from New York. Directed by Cass Bird and Jorden Bickham, some of the prettiest people who are built-to-move in some of the coolest clothes straight off the catwalk.
Purple Label is the essence of luxury in the RL line up. After the sportier Black Label was swallowed up, the focus to get an amazing collection for this collection has really paid off. This is everything you could have wanted.
It’s a “collection that today incorporated a whole gulch of Western motifs,” as described by Stefano Gabbana before the show. This was a collection consistent with the current iterations of the Dolce & Gabbana man.