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What is the influence of house music on British fashion?

Posted on 5th April, by Colin Chapman in menswear. No Comments

As tributes to the late Frankie Knuckles, godfather of house, continue to pour in from across the music world following his death this week, its clear that the musical genre has had a huge influence, but what impact has this massively-popular music subculture had on British fashion, if at all?

The arrival of house and the later onset of the rave era in Britain has often been derided by the likes of sartorial commentators like Robert Elms as marking the end of club dandyism and triggering an era of pastel tracksuits.

In fact, many of the influential dandies and club kids from the Blitz club era embraced house because the music came from a newly-emerged urban, black gay subculture and therefore appealed to the free spirits and mavericks within the club scene here (as evidence, Boy George is still a house music … Read More »

Sibling:Twins have more fun. LFW menswear day

Posted on 22nd September, by Colin Chapman in menswear. No Comments

Sidestepping a rather frenzied doorway to the Navy Boardrooms at Somerset House, where an over-running E.Tautz was about to happen, the Sibling presentation in the adjacent Portico Rooms was a haven of relative tranquility, albeit a slightly demented one. Knitwear. Lots of it and in the maddest, Pop Art meets punk graphics colour collision since Jamie Reid met Linder.

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