Will.i.am unveils new eyewear collection

Singer and fashion-aficionado will.i.am has added another venture to his entrepreneur career by creating ill.i, a new eyewear brand comprising sunglasses and optical styles for men and women. Developed in partnership with designer and long-term friend George Gorrow, the brand is described by will.i.am as being “about dedication and passion”...

Leonid Alexeev Spring/Summer 2014 Menswear

Amidst the broadly conservative landscape engendered by Russian menswear designers, by individual male consumers’ sobering habits and by society’s general lack of appreciation for sartorial innovation, Leonid Alexeev’s skills and talent undoubtedly deserve a brighter spotlight not only in Russia but also worldwide. The contemporary silhouettes and playful details that...

Nuno Gama Menswear Spring/Summer 2014

In spite of its long-established clothing and footwear industries, Portugal has remained as removed from a position of influence in the realm of fashion as its isolated geographical location in Europe. With the oldest political borders in history and with the vast majority of its population living within a few miles of the Atlantic coast in a strip between Oporto and Lisbon, Portugal has...

Introducing Passavant and Lee

Founded as the result of a business vision shared between two close friends, Passavant and Lee is a new brand of accessories for men that has been garnering considerable interest from fashion buyers and journalists. Although the brand is only being unveiled to the world in 2013, over the last...

Movimento HotSpot: a celebration of Brazil’s creative talent

When it comes to writing the history of a nation, the gathering of facts from the past by historians and journalists is often overlooked, turning the reality of political conjuncture and cultural heritage into an often misconstrued narrative for subsequent generations. Such is the way that prejudices are born and...

A study on seized moments of contemplation: Miles Aldridge at Somerset House

London’s Somerset House (which has over the years, secured a deserved esteemed reputation for hosting the best fashion exhibitions in the British capital) is currently displaying ‘Miles Aldridge: I Only Want You To Love Me’, a major retrospective of the work of photographer Miles Aldridge. Coinciding with the publication of...

Zaha Hadid unveils plans for first building in New York City

London-based architect Zaha Hadid and property developer Related Companies have unveiled plans for an 11-storey building that will be built beside the High Line at 520 West 28th Street in New York City. The residential building, which will be Hadid’s first project in the city, will comprise approximately 37 luxury...

Kay Kwok Spring/Summer 2014

I distinctly remember the menswear collection that Kay Kwok unveiled to the public as part of the London College of Fashion’s MA graduation show that I attended on 2 February 2012. Kwok’s outstanding garments produced for his MA Fashion Design Technology Menswear featured leather and neoprene textiles displaying bold shades...