Christopher Shannon Menswear Autumn/Winter 2012

Those who attended the runway show for Christopher Shannon’s Autumn/Winter 2012 menswear collection on 23 February 2012 (as part of London Fashion Week) left with the feeling that this was undoubtedly the designer’s most accomplished collection so far. Some even felt that Shannon managed to redeem himself from the previous...

Agi & Sam Menswear Autumn/Winter 2012

One of the most popular menswear runway shows during London Fashion Week is the one that Fashion East and Topman organise under the moniker MAN to display the work of three promising and emerging labels. Shown over the last few seasons in the elegant environs of London’s Royal Opera House,...

Vintage Frames Company x Ultra Goliath 2: Snow White Project

Late in 2010, as part of their Dr Shapiro Collection, Montreal-based Vintage Frames Shop released the first of a series of limited editions of the Ultra Goliath 2 glasses. Originally produced in 1977 by Stan Besner, the initial Ultra Goliath’s unconventionally large frames quickly made the sunglasses popular pieces of...

Topman Autumn/Winter 2012 Live Exclusive!

Don’t miss the live streaming of Topman Design Autumn/Winter 2012 runway show brought to you by The Style Examiner! The show will begin streaming here at 12.15pm (GMT) on Wednesday 22 February 2012....

DAKS Womenswear Autumn/Winter 2012

For her DAKS womenswear Autumn/Winter 2012 collection in the year that the brand celebrates 50 years as holder of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Royal Warrant, Sheila McKain-Waid took inspiration from the inherent dichotomies and similarities that are found in British landscape and architecture. The focal points of this very...

Georgia Hardinge Autumn/Winter 2012

Fashion designer Georgia Hardinge’s star is undoubtedly shining brighter every season. Her Autumn/Winter 2012 womenswear collection, with the title ‘Inverted’, confirms not only her sartorial ingenuity but also her competent command of print, texture and volume as ways to appropriate art to the service of fashion. The garments designed by...

Corrie Nielsen Autumn/Winter 2012

Corrie Nielsen is a fashion designer who is clearly not afraid of dissecting the history of British fashion and costume in order to find inspiration for her collections. Whether as manifestly influenced by Elizabethan court and drama costumes or by Victorian dresses and capes, Nielsen’s garments are unapologetic embodiments of...

Bora Aksu Autumn/Winter 2012

The twisted and dark undertones of Henry Darger’s mind and his 15,145-page opus The Story of the Vivian Girls, in What is Known as the Realms of the Unreal, of the Glandeco-Angelinian War Storm Caused by the Child Slave Rebellion have inspired a number of artists since its author’s death...

Antoni & Alison Autumn/Winter 2012

There was something naively perverse and yet intensely British and alluringly eccentric in selecting Antoni & Alison’s runway show to open London Fashion Week for Autumn/Winter 2012/13. Although they have worked together for 25 years, Antoni Burakowski and Alison Roberts have never been regarded as being part of the fashion...

H&M; Goes to Hollywood to Launch Marni Range

H&M’s decision to choose Hollywood in the midst of awards season to launch their latest partnership with a high profile fashion brand shows how much the Stockholm multinational values the cult of celebrity and how it understands the importance of marketing their products at the right time in the right...