The second edition of the London Collections: Men – the British men’s fashion week – will take place from the 7th until the 9th of January. The choice of date is a statement. An attack showing no fear.
That’s because almost at the same time the Pitti Uomo is taking place (8th – 11th of January) in Florence. Apparently there has already been a public complaint. The schedule clash will not allow attending both shows so there is no choice but to pick one of them.
London Collections: Men – Pitti Uomo?
The Fashion Telegraph lists in the article It’s raining menswear – London Collections: Men Autumn/Winter 2013 line-up announced a few logical reasons why one should opt for the second edition of London’s men’s fashion week.
The Prince of Wales hosted the opening party, the weather was glorious – and the shows were rather good too. Yes, the very first London Collections: Men fashion weeklet for chaps proved a rip-roaring success when it launched back in June… You can read the entire article in the Fashion Telegraph.
Great! New suitcases by SAMSONITE. Thanks, yo!
Dandy of the Week: Daniel Sturridge
A Dandy sees red
After metrosexuality and spornosexuality, is it lumbersexuality going to be in?
Media as The Guardian, The Daily Beast and Buzzfeed presented ‘lumbersexual’ as the ‘next big thing’. Men with enormous beards and bellies in lumber-shirts, in work-boots, with wool-beanies on their heads and a freshly tapped beer in their hand.
But is that really the new trend? Men, who combine checked patterns with checked patterns, and who look like they have chucked some trees in the wood. No, not really. The look has been existing in the gay-scene for years (‘bears’ or ‘cubs’).
Plus we already know about the core-elements of the look (beard, lumber-shirt) from the hipster-scene. The picture (view the photo), which was used to express lumber-sexuality in a photo, has also been used to present the usual example of a hipster to their readers.
The hipster already was an anti-movement to the metro. The man became a man again. Sun-studios, picked eye-browes or shaved chests – all in all a no-go for the hipster. ‘Lumbersexuality’ is therefore no new anti-movement to metrosexuality, as it is celebrated in the media, but simply a continuation of the hipster-movement.
Therefore an old, fat hipster, who is drinking beer the whole day and who is just to distinguish by experts of ‘gay bears’. Therefore: no ‘next big thing’!