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Adventurous knitwear is a focus for London’s menswear designers

Posted on 6th November, by Colin Chapman in menswear. No Comments

I originally wrote this piece about London’s most exciting knitwear designers back in the summer, when thoughts of wooly jumpers and indeed winter itself felt like a distant prospect, stuffed away with the thermal undies, but here we now are in the first properly cold days of the season when a warm sweater makes perfect sense. This piece somehow got squeezed out of the publishing schedule it was intended for, but as some of London’s finest knitted garment designers gave me their time to divulge their thoughts on the art of the knit I’m sharing it with you here.

The humble sweater rarely gets media attention (unless it’s one of those pieces in the free papers celebrating ironic Christmas jumpers) but knitwear for men is becoming more creative and experimental. There will always be scope for a classic – a black … Read More »


Jerry Bouthier and Bernstock Speirs collaborate on a hat for Maison Kitsuné

Posted on 8th October, by Colin Chapman in Accessories, menswear. No Comments

Time was when clubs, music and fashion formed a holy trinity. You went out to show off your finest, possibly DIY-enhanced outfit, danced all night to the DJ’s latest discoveries and went home full of ideas about what to wear and listen to next, fashion designers included. These days, the spheres of fashion and club music seem to overlap less, spinning in slightly separate orbits with fashion seemingly more propelled by social media and constant access to imagery. Which makes this post about the hats designed by Jerry Bouthier and Bernstock Speirs for Mason Kitsuné a rare pleasure, having something to say about all three worlds.

Bouthier is renowned for being the DJ at London’s Boombox, possibly the last club to have a real impact on fashion, while retaining at its core the genuine experience of nightclubbing, … Read More »


Sibling x Robert Clergerie Homme collection SS15

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

There’s a lot to be distracted about at a Sibling show. If its not the foot stomping soundtrack there’s the smorgasbord of models (and the hottest models at LC:M always seem to do the Sibling show), a front row full of fashion legends and the wild styling and sense of theatrics which altogether create a visual spectacle perfectly pitched for Instagram sensation. This season sky-high hair, fringing and the general intent to provoke and push taste boundaries created more noise than ever. Beneath the spectacle however are some fine fashion details, as you’d expect from the trio with their collective fashion heritage. This season for me it was the footwear and the denims that invited a closer look. For SS15 Sibling have worked with Robert Clergerie Homme, the venerable label now under the helm of Roland Mouret and the result is an interpretation of the classic Delbie boot in both … Read More »


London’s finest interviewed: Sibling

Posted on 3rd June, by Colin Chapman in London Collections: Men, Sibling. 2 Comments

Bringing us up to a rather appropriate number 3 in my series of interview-ettes with London’s fashion design talent, is dynamic knitwear design trio Sibling. Their collections have consistently been a highlight in my visits to menswear day over the last few seasons. Possessing a delicious sense of subversion, the knitwear designers are VERY London. Not only do they produce beautiful knitwear, but their work is presented with an impact worthy of a gallery. Recent installations have included dodgem cars, Paris Texas inspired prison visit booths, and accompanying films. With decades of experience between them, Sibling are literally knitted into London’s fashion culture right now.

1. SL: Congratulations on winning the New Gen Men catwalk sponsorship. What does this mean to you as a team? What difference will it make?

CM: Well today it means: no … Read More »

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