Xander Zhou SS16

All good things must come to an end. And so does LCM SS16. And this end was pretty good with a fashion show by Xander Zhou.

I have been a huge fan of his since his FW13 show, where I learned that everything is “wicked” and that “boys will be boys“. Xander Zhou studied Industrial Design in China and Fashion Design in the Netherlands. He established his label in 2007 and is based in Beijing. And for me coming where I come from and being able to sit (ok let’s be honest: stand) in one of the shows, that you usually just see pictures of, is so surreal. And I wish the pics below could show you what I have seen and let you feel what I felt, but seriously I just failed. However you still have to take a look.

To put this LCM ending in words of  Xander: “I always believe that the best is yet to come.”
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KTZ Spring/Summer 16

When each piece of a collection is a 10/10 then you know it’s a KTZ collection. And I still don’t get how every single look can turn out to be pure perfection. Season after season after season. Like there is not one weak look at all in this SS16 collection. NOT ONE WEAK LOOK! They don’t have no award for that.

Conceived in 2003, KTZ is a contemporary London-based fashion label under the creative direction of Marjan Pejoski and management of Sasko Bezovski. The label designs men’s and women’s ready-to-wear clothing with couture detailing known for its raw energy and contemporary urban edge, but also for embracing ethnographic references and multiculturalism.

KTZ made my LCM SS16 and I am thankful for being able to witness this collection:
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Casely-Hayford LCM

Casely-Hayford‘s SS16 collection during LCM proved to me again that the fashion business is such a small world. Like for example the models: you see them from season to season, from one city to another, to a point where you feel like you really know the models, because you literally see them during a show, on a magazine cover, at the after party, a blog, here and there. And this is what happens with so many people and I wonder if they think the same about me (probably they don’t and 0 fux are given).
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However let’s focus on the fashion again. The Casely-Hayford ethos represents a unique expression of freedom created when conformity threatens identity, or convention restricts spontaneity; the brand fuses this expression of the free spirit with the very particular gestures of English sartorialism. The House aims to distil a multitude of ideas into a simple pure entity: innovation through tradition. And that’s what they also did with SS16.
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Joe Casely-Hayford OBE has a career which reflects the progress of menswear. Early in his career Joe dressed the Clash and U2 whilst simultaneously working on his eponymous brand for men and women – showing on the runways of Paris, Tokyo and London. More recently, taking on the role of Creative Director of Gieves & Hawkes, Joe contributed to the re-positioning of the 200 year Old Savile Row house, known for dressing members of the establishment. Before studying at Saint Martin’s, Charlie apprenticed in his father’s studio from a young age, learning design, menswear history and technical skills. He began to work in fashion from the age of 21, having styled musicians ranging from the UK’s XX to American hip-hop artist Nas. The brand now has as international following that ranges from musicians Mos Def and Drake to actors Robert Downey Jnr and Michael Fassbender. Sold in exclusive boutiques around the world, the Casely-Hayford House is undeniably forging a new handwriting of modern English style.
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LCM London Day 1

LCM London is happening these days. And I am more than excited. Day 1 already passend and here are the first impressions from Chelsea Bravo, Several and Universal Works:

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Soulland: Exotic Erotic

I seriously asked myself: why am I always late with shit? I need to set my priorities right for 2k15 and post things in time and on time. But then again fashion can never be old news…

So during LCM Soulland was presenting their AW15 collection “Exotic Erotic”.
Soulland was founded in 2002 and is owned by designer Silas Adler and CEO Jacob Kampp Berliner. Its design principles and aesthetics have their origins in Scandinavian artisanship combined with a contemporary feel. Whilst always remembering its legacy, Soulland aims to push menswear forward in new directions.
Presenting two seasonal collections alongside two pre-collections every year, Soulland has received much acknowledgement from international press outlets such as The New York Times, Euroman, GQ, ID Magazine, Bangkok Post, The Guardian, Dazed & Confused and Selectism. Soulland designer Silas Adler was awarded Designer of the Year at DANSK Fashion Awards 2012. Open your eyes:
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Hentsch Man AW15

LCM Day 2. And the AW15 collections keep on coming and coming.

Hentsch Man was launched in 2008 by childhood friends, Alexia Hentsch and Max von Hurter, with the sole mission of creating the perfect white shirt. The brand has come a long way since then, now presenting seasonal collections of a diverse range of wardrobe essentials and casually tailored garments. But despite this growth, the original values of simplicity, good tailoring, good quality and good pricing remain the core pillars of the brand.Over the seasons, Hentsch Man has developed the use of print and graphics as a central feature to the collections, pushing the brand in a more quirky and tongue-in-cheek direction.

Peep the AW15 collection here:
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