We want to introduce you to a new talent in mens-wear design. Matthew Miller . Considering his crazy-strong design, it really is a shame that we are writing about his -without a doubt- huge talent , just now.
Matthew Miller A/W 2011
We were able to see his A/W 2012/13 show ‘live’ during London Fashion Week. An absolute highlight. The young-designer really hits the pulse of the time with his textile creations . Major points of his works : Masculinity , modernity and technology. In his designs it comes to a fusion of perfect tailoring and progressive fabrics as well as cuts . Miller is using a lot of fabrics from the performance division , which he often refines with digital prints. He earned his skills at the Royal College of Art in London. Enthusiasts of mens fashion design , should take their time to click threw Matthew Millers work. It pays off, promise! Overview of his S/S 2012 collection -
New York, New York!
One can say whatever he wants about the obsolete skinny-silhouette, the always-same leather jackets or the steady recourse to the 1970s and glam-rock: people are buying that shit.
Since Hedi Slimane became the creative director at SAINT LAURENT three years ago, the sales have doubled. Only in 2014 the annual sales climbed up to 27 percent to 707 million dollars – that has been released by the luxury concern KERING, to which Saint Laurent belongs.
For forward-approached and avant-gardistic fashion that is not much of a good sign.
It is going to be interesting to see, if GUCCI is going to proceed after the same principle. The Italian label is by far the biggest brand under the KERING-concern, with 3,5 billion dollars of sales per year – and has a new creative director, Alessandro Michele, since this year.
Our Hero: Pierre Debusschere
We are urgently asking for jackets, pants or sweaters, which carry an uncountable amount of patches.
Since we do not have time, nor the passion for a fabulous DIY-piece, were hereby want to ask all the PR-agencies on the planet to send us designs by their fashion-designers, which have patches on them (you can find the address in our legal info)
As often, Raf Simons was the pioneer of the trend ‘patches’. Or at least the designer, who’s influence can also be found in the collections by other designers. Simons showed designs in his SS 2015 collection, which showed images of personal memories (friends, family, astronauts, sharks etc.). He used the patches as some sort of mood board.
Kit Neale and Astrid Andersen have refined their pants with patches in their current collections (AW 2015). Sandro PARIS did the same with their already mega-hot leather jackets. And the Danish young designer Martin Mitchell made a jeans-vest.
The rule ‘the more the better’ counts of-course also for the patches trend! Go for it!
As usual terrifc setdesign at Henrik Vibskov!
HOOD BY AIR presented their new collection ‘Daddy’ in a cellar-like setting at the Wall Street, the centrum of finance.
The mastermind behind HBA, Shayne Oliver, showed classics from the world of fashion, like button-down shirts, sweaters and polo t-shirts in the typical unisex Hood by Air Silhouette. Therefore it came to an hybrid between polo shirt and dress. Or camel coat and tank top.
The models wore locks in-front of their mouths and tights over their heads, like burglars. The soundtrack of the show, total freedom, was ended drastically, followed by jazz, underlined with the statement of the Empire:
“I wanna show you a faggot really can run this company”.
It becomes obvious how appreciated HBA is also in the art-world, when looking at the guests who attended the show, for example Klaus Biesenbach and Grace Coddington.
It seems that HBA, even after the diss by their once supporter A$AP ROCKY, is still very hip.