Brocade. I don’t think so.

I wish people would stop trying to get me to wear brocade. Every few years,  it seems, we are told by the Powers of Fashion that brocade is the “new trend”, the “fabric du jour” with related editorials on “how to wear brocade” and so on. I’m blaming Gucci for the current brocade madness, but Prada and … [Read more…]

Gender Bending in Menswear. Is this the future?

Fluidity in menswear is undoubtedly having a moment.  But what’s brought all this on? Androgyny in fashion is nothing new. You only have to look at womenswear over the years. From YSL’s 1966 game-changer, the iconic “Le Smokin” tuxedo suit  to today’s  boyfriend jeans and granddad jumpers.  Nor is it particularly new in menswear. Some of us … [Read more…]