Category: On the Radar


LC:M SS14, In the studio with Kit Neale

Posted on 15th June, by Colin Chapman in London Collections: Men, menswear, On the Radar, Studio Visit. 1 Comment

Last season I met up with Kit Neale, in his studio off Kingsland Road in central East London, to discuss his then upcoming collection for Fashion East, one of London’s menswear’s best regarded platforms for emerging fashion talent.¬†Known for his punchy prints, which have incorporated seafood and allotment vegetables amongst other motifs, I was curious to learn whether Kit was at all worried that fashion’s love affair with print had reached its zenith.

Six months later, I’m back in Kit’s studio: there are are fresh moodboards and sketches all over the … Read More »


Lookbook review: Marwood accessories AW13

Posted on 31st May, by Colin Chapman in Accessories, menswear, On the Radar. 2 Comments

This isn’t exactly a hot off the press piece, given that I first saw Marwood‘s latest accessories collection at LC:M in January and again at an event at Zaha Hadid‘s studio a few months back. But, perusing the hi-res images from Marwood’s lookbook for this coming Autumn/Winter, I was compelled to share them with you now, regardless of fashion calendar timing, together with a little musing on the story of the lookbook.

Inspired by images of the artist, filmaker and poet, Jean Cocteau, this collection of ties, scarves and shawls, has the recognisably delicate touch of designer Becky French, but evolves the Marwood brand on in terms of additions to the now signature ties and bow ties. What grabbed me most about the images from … Read More »


Agi & Sam’s collection for Topman: presenting “The Owls”

Posted on 11th May, by Colin Chapman in Collection review, menswear, On the Radar. No Comments

Designers Agi & Sam whose collections have generated huge excitement during the last two London menswear weeks, are about to release a 20 piece collection for Topman.¬† The collection takes the idea of a kit for an imaginary football team: “The Owls” as a starting point, but goes beyond sportswear to includes shirting and tailoring in a mix of strong, blocked colours and the designers’ signature all over digital prints. Whilst I personally, may be entirely immune to the charms of football, I am very excited about design talent like Agi & Sam and what they say about London’s buoyant menswear scene.

I like to think that there are many out there who’ve now picked up on the buzz about the … Read More »

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