Category Archives: Fashion

Window Dressing the Man

Style, the way of putting things together has become more relevant now in menswear.  But maybe not quite, as much as how it has infectiously shaped the opposite sex.  Menswear is strictly fashion throughout the years, whose templates are invariably suits, shirts, ties, pants that continually define men and masculinity. Then style penetrates into men’s fashion, disregarding any sense of propriety.  That’s simply how Style stimulate “human interest”….like opening a hifalutin magazine these days and seeing all these otherworldly, intergalactic bamboozlement of editorials, at least, that’s how it appeals to me.  Interesting? Yes, but making sense? No.

Presentation of Soe SS/10 at the course of JFW

Presentation of Soe AW/10 at the course of JFW, encased in a Window view

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A Blend of Korean Pop and Art

A Song of Spring by Simeon Solomon

A Song of Spring by Simeon Solomon

Simeon Solomon’s finest work would certainly be the one that was inspired from the Primavera by Sandro Botticelli.  The British born artist attempted to satirize the Primavera by conveying an elegantly rendered sadness in his painting  ‘A Song of Spring’ depicting figures of boys in knee-breaches with romantic satin bows (which should be inappropriately dressed at that time) and Pre-Rafaelite girls.

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Boy Zone

Paris Fashion Week (homme SS/10), as Fashion is highly perishable, menswear designers have developed a routine habit of future streaming, that’s by and large, dependent on technology.  But this season, the fleeting pace is mellowed to a halt, as immediacy fades to allow relaxed, untrained and flimsy visions of an immature man.


Lanvin schoolboy

Lanvin schoolboy

Lanvin

Lanvin

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Raf Simons unveils The Modern Form

Retrospective look from Raf Simons SS/10 Collection

Retrospective look from Raf Simons SS/10 Collection

The first agenda of this season’s Fashion calendar had just been adjourned, there’s a hype of information now coming from Paris Fashion week.

Looking back at a few noteworthy shows, I think Raf Simons made an outstanding collection.  His show focused on bringing a heightened sense of consciousness to the man’s body; producing an array of torso-hugging suits and sleeves drawn up toward the deltoid corners of a man’s physique.  As if to suggest that a toned body may well be a precursor for Fashion to follow suit.  Thus, form is followed by all outer implements which are the clothes clinging only as mere accessories to the body, so to speak.  Raf Simons’  exploration on the man’s form is a glass shattering undertaking in menswear, delineating a similar Modern attitude towards clothing that seems to only exist now in women.

Raf Simons SS/10

Raf Simons - austere modernity echoed on every detail

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