H&M; Debuts in Paris Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2013

Swedish fashion multinational H&M presented its first ever catwalk show as part of a major fashion week calendar on 27 February 2013 during Paris Fashion Week for Autumn/Winter 2013 womenswear. The show, which took place in the Musée Rodin and was broadcast live at hm.com, was styled by George Cortina...

Prince Cassius New Shoes for Ted Baker

I was extremely happy for my fellow blogger Prince Cassius when I found out that his debonair style (which currently attracts thousands of regular blog and Twitter followers avid to see photographs of his daily looks in glamorous events) was honoured by British fashion brand Ted Baker by having two...

Marios Schwab Womenswear Autumn/Winter 2013

For his Autumn/Winter 2013 womenswear collection, London-based fashion designer Marios Schwab worked with Tunisian artist Nja Mahdaoui to develop a series of exotic graphemes that were used as visual elements throughout. Titled ‘Calligrams’, the collection (particularly in its first section) explored the linguistic structure of poetry transposed into visual form...

Richard Nicoll Womenswear Autumn/Winter 2013

As fashion designer Richard Nicoll worked on his inaugural menswear collection for Autumn/Winter 2013 (which he showed to considerate critical acclaim during the ‘London Collections: Men’ showcase in January 2013), he ended up finding some of the inspiration to develop his womenswear collection, which he unveiled a few weeks later...

Jorge Ayala: An Ambitious Journey into the Spaces of Fashion

A few minutes into your first conversation with Jorge Ayala, it will quickly dawn on you that you are face to face with a young and ambitious man whose creative drive is a force to reckon with. Hailing from Mexico City, where he grew up, Ayala moved to Paris to...

Hien Le Autumn/Winter 2013

Berlin-based fashion designer Hien Le showed his Autumn/Winter 2013 menswear and womenswear collection during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin a few weeks ago. Having sought inspiration in the abstract paintings by Mark Rothko, Hien Le created a collection that fuses delicate colours and prints, contrasting fabrics, elegant pleating, discreet cuts, and...

David Koma Womenswear Autumn/Winter 2013: Lessons in Futuristic Geometry

For his Autumn/Winter womenswear collection, London-based fashion designer David Koma found inspiration in the futuristic concepts that couturiers André Courrèges and Pierre Cardin imbued into their collections in the early 1960s to create a new and confident woman. However, Koma’s interpretation of the dynamic space age featured contemporary touches that transformed...

Issa Womenswear Autumn/Winter 2013

To the onlookers who stand outside the main showcase area at Somerset House after Issa’s runway presentations that unveil the brand’s womenswear collections during every London Fashion Week, a collective feeling of exuberant cheerfulness seems to emanate as the doors open and envelope their private space with contagious energy. The...

House of Holland Womenswear Autumn/Winter 2013

Over the years, Henry Holland’s fashion collections have secured a reputation of being irreverent owing to their bright colours and whimsical designs anchored by a permanent tribute to youth culture. However, for his Autumn/Winter 2013 collection, Holland clearly decided to enjoy himself and invite the audience of his runway show...

Review of êShave Skincare Products for Men

I admit to feeling flattered when companies approach me and invite me to try their products in order to review them for The Style Examiner. Most importantly, these invitations have introduced me to brands and goods of whose existence I was unaware and, as a consequence, broadened my knowledge of...