Urban Fabric: Building New York’s Garment District

New York City’s Skyscraper Museum is currently displaying the exhibition ‘Urban Fabric: Building New York’s Garment District’ until 20 January 2013. The largest concentration of skyscraper factories in the world, the 18 blocks that were the heart of New York’s Garment District, once supported more than 100,000 manufacturing jobs and...

Glenn Martens Debut Womenswear Collection for Autumn/Winter 2012

Originating from Bruges, in Belgium, Glenn Martens studied Fashion at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp. Upon graduating top of his class in 2008, he moved to Paris after being recruited by Jean Paul Gaultier’s team to work as junior designer for the women’s pre-collection and for the...

Searching for that Elusive Perfect Casual Shirt?

The Men’s Shirt Company is a new venture by friends Renée Gardi and Claire Adams after they recognised a gap in the market for casual original shirts for men. Starting with eight styles designed and produced by Dutch company ‘A Fish Named Fred’, the brand aims to deliver a collection...

Postcards from the Edge: 1970s Ibiza

Sometimes, an image has the ability to perfectly embody the emotions associated with the same space in different times. The crudely manipulated photograph below, produced by APR Distribuciones in Palma de Mallorca sometime in the 1970s, captures the early days of hedonistic and exotic mass holidays in sunny Ibiza while...

Introducing the Promising Menswear Label Maison De LaCour

The Style Examiner recently came across a new menswear label that made us pause and pay some attention to the potential for creative excellence suggested in its alluring promotional images. Maison De LaCour was established by Julius LaCour Jr., a young designer who honed his fashion technical skills at he...

The Bi-Polar World Men Order

While recently analysing the trends between what went on the menswear runways during the fashion weeks in Milan and Paris, and as Summer comes to an end and bodies start covering up, here at The Style Examiner we could not help but wonder if the Summer of 2012 has confirmed...

Teatum Jones and The Dorchester Hotel Reveal Winner of Illustration Competition

To celebrate their ‘Once Upon an Innocence’ collection for Autumn/Winter 2012, London-based fashion label Teatum Jones developed an illustration competition to allow one talented artist the opportunity to have his/her work featured on the tea menu of The Dorchester hotel, as part of the ‘Fashion Tea on The Promenade’ event...