FALL 2014 Menswear runway trends

Welcome to Fall 2014 menswear report! Have you ever noticed that we are now entering the 15th year of the 21st century by the end of Fall/Winter 2014/15. Eventhough there are many questions about the future of fashion. What direction will fashion lead us to? Or  What is the next great designer of this era?…

SS14 Menswear Trend Report

THE LOOK: Designers are drawing lots of inspiration from sports. Although it will be a soccer year, cycling look takes the center stage as we see cycling fashion gain traction around the world. Besides, shorts are getting loose and wide, and suits getting soft and less tight. THE PATTERN: The tropical floral motif is going to…

FW2013 Menswear Runway Report

I could imagine when designers were making this collection back in 2012, they were all under one influence: The Mayan Calendar. As we were told it was the end of the world, designers were trying to imagine their version of 2013 at the edge of the era. Some are looking at the new generation and…

Fashion Call for Safety

When I was in the Bangkok airport a month ago, I realized they have a newest body scan security machine put in place. The lady in front of me was so scared that she had to go into another queue that haven’t got this machine yet. She was trying her best to protect her privacy…

Menswear SS2013 Runway Trends

In spring summer 2013, we see that the casual dressing trend is going much further. Brands that always focus on classic elegance like Ferragamo and Valentino are dumping dress shoes for trainers. Alexander Wang and Versace are putting strong emphasis on sports theme. Prada and Burberry are steering the sandal-suits combination in this season. Even…

Primitive Textile of Sruli Recht

The Israel-born Reykjavik-based designer Sruli Recht is an expert of using primitive animal-based materials in his design. His latest menswear collection, Field Dressing, consists of dolphin skin leather, horsetail-hair satin, spider-silk knit and reindeer skin. Everything in his collection is sourced and made locally in Iceland. Using dark/greyish tones and the minimalistic design, his collection sends an…

Deformed Surrealism : Walter Van Beirendonck Menswear F/W2012

Deformed surrealism Immaterial world like spirituality and subconsciousness  has become a designer topic in these few years.  By looking at the immaterial world, we seems have a better understanding of our reality. Walter Van Beirendonck developed his fall/winter 2012 menswear collection by pulling totemic voodoo sensitivity and translating it to mask, chains, key lock necklace…

FW2012 Menswear Runway Trend – Part II

Cape design has been in the womenswear for a while, this season we see them being popularized in menswear. There is great variety to choose from, from Umit Benan’s military inspired cape to Mugler’s superman’s cape. Not necessarily in cape shape, Valentino explored the versatility of overcoat by simply adding a strap across the collar,…

FW2012 Menswear Runway Trend – Part I

Two very clear directions were adopted in the menswear runway of next fall/winter: suits and military. They are both the staple of men’s formal wear. But in this season they are not just presented as what we know, there are some new twists in them. Y stands for the Y generation. These young adults are…

Jot it Down: 10A Suspender Trousers Company

As seen in the Milan menswear runway in the last few days, menswear designers are going back to the classic: tailor-coat, pinstripe suits, etc. Personally I think suspender belt/ trousers should be cornerstone of menswear. I remember I had my first suspender belt at…5? Of course at that time it was more on a functional…