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/ Spring Summer 2019

After School Sports Club

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Before Athleisure, before Sports Luxe, there was… Sportswear. Lo-fi sweats for after school activities and uncomplicated lives. Oversized hoodies to lend to girlfriends and track jackets to zip up over your t-shirt to sneak in a cigarette down by the bike shed. Tracksuit bottoms with go-faster stripes down the sides. Recall the halcyon days of misspent sports tournaments with Balenciaga, Off White and Sacai as your guides.
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Trail Mix

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How to wear this season’s hi-spec all-weather orienteering gear? It’s all in the mix. DSquared2 and Valentino pointed the compass with masterful mixing of camo prints with carpenter vests, whilst Balenciaga championed the retro windbreaker as the hero piece most likely to scale to Kilimanjaro base camp. Consider bungee ties, Velcro and socks with sandals your essential starter kit. Industrial sized pockets non-negotiable.
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Tinker Tailor

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It’s tailoring, yes, but not as you know it. When a fitted blazer is paired with tracksuit bottoms, and wide-legged slacks pair with silken bombers, it’s tinkering with the classics to obtain fresh and modern tropes. Today’s man won’t be pinned to an office aesthetic, or a smart casual dress code. He mixes his metaphors with the fluidity of a multifarious millennial creative.
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/ Autumn Winter 2018

Be More Bond Villain

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For days when the world is not enough, style yourself as an evil mastermind and watch your fortunes turn around. An ice-cool utilitarianism dominated many of the AW18 catwalks: from Valentino’s cut-to-the-bone leisurewear to Prada’s assassin-black padded jackets the look was calm, collected and dressed to kill. Make like a megalomaniac and suit up with a polo neck. Fluffy white cat optional.
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Off-grid

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Colour outside the lines; zig when everyone else zags. Create your own system of autonomy by wearing the pieces that stand out rather than fit in. Patchworks of personality were woven into the collections of brands such as Marni, Versace and Comme des Garcons, where eclecticism triumphed over normalcy and fun was the defining aim. Life is better in hyper-colour.
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Let's go outside

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Back to nature, it's human nature. George Michael might have wanted us to get outside in the sunshine but this is Autumn Winter and going al fresco means braving wind, sleet, and driving, seep-up-your-trousers rain. Fashion has heard our pleas and has made outerwear great again, so get ready for performance-enhancing fabrics, capacious hoods and toggles aplenty. This is not clothing, it’s gear. Be ready.
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Wild Wild Country

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Saddle up, boys. This season’s rhinestone cowboy has packed his bags and is headed for a worldwide adventure. With Western influences aplenty galloping across the catwalks – piped shirts, scuffed denim, Navajo prints and Brokeback checks – this season it’s all in the mix-up. Watch how expertly Dries Van Noten mixed cowboy collars with Indian embroideries while at DSquared rodeo shirts came with tailored slacks.
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Smells like teen spirit

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On the AW18 catwalks, the 90’s nostalgia was as unrestrained as teens in a mosh pit. Jeans got baggy, sleeves got long enough to stretch sulkily over the knuckles, and the oversized sloppy knit became the hero of the season. Bonus points to Dries Van Noten for the holes. Throw in a graphic skate tee and a plaid shirt knotted around the waist, and you’ll start to wonder if you ever grew up at all.
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The Ride or Die

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Hot summer nights got you feeling a little listless? Jump start your joy ride into Fall in the kind of live fast die young shirt that the Montague boys wore in Baz Luhrman’s Romeo and Juliet. Pop prints and hype graphics work now and later: wear it open like Mercutio while the mercury is still high, and then button it up over a long sleeved tee like a good Prada boy come Fall.
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/ Spring Summer 2018

Soda Pop

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As refreshing as a glass of soda on a hot summer’s day, this season offers up a rainbow of pop brights and brash logos to make you feel like you’re caught in a 1968 Fanta ad. Loud and lurid t-shirt motifs clash with kaleidoscopic retro prints that command the same attention as a sun-splashed drinks billboard. It’s an ebullient take on summer dressing that positively fizzes with life.

Smarter Casual

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It’s not a dress code; it’s a way of life. Luxury basics for the modern man whether he’s playing polo or firing off emails as he sips on single origin organic coffee. It’s best quality cotton, careful tailoring and soft swishes of pastel colours to highlight his year-round golden glow. From Brunello Cucinelli’s sunny separates to Valentino’s sportif accents, it’s a look that’s perennially on the money.

Take a Hike

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Sportswear you can actually do sports in. It’s a revelation – nay, a revolution. It’s time to grab your compass and head for the hills in techy sportswear that wouldn’t be awry on a scout leader. Revisit your boyhood adventures in nylon cagoules, springy hi-tech trainers and tracksuit separates that your mum refused to buy you the first time around.

Mid Century Modern

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A little bit Teddy Boy, a little bit Elvis Presley in Blue Hawaii, this season look to the 1950’s for your new springtime proportions. Spring sees the masculine waist make a return with bold and boxy summertime shirts tucked into neatly cropped trousers, and camp collars popped with James Dean flair. Modern fabrics and generous cuts ensure it stays on the cool side of kitsch.

Wide Boy

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It’s time to loosen up. Skinny jeans will always have their place, but this spring demands a broadening of horizons with trousers, shorts and jeans cut wide to liberate the legs and accentuate the torso. From Kenzo’s full-throttle pleated shorts with high-rise cinched waists, to Haider Ackermann’s generous carrot pants cut with a subtle taper, there’s plenty of reason to go large for spring.

Dadcore

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Daddy’s cool. Demna Gvesalia’s vision for SS18 was a dad at the playground, scruffy and tired out but unwittingly an icon of manhood. This has been trickling into fashion subconscious for a while, but suddenly, mid-wash roomy jeans, sloping sweaters and commuter greatcoats look like an aspirational way to dress. It’s about functional clothes thrown together to make it look like it’s always Saturday morning.