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New York Report II: Fashion’s Night Out 10 Sept 2010

Posted on 11th September, by Colin Chapman in Fashion blogging, menswear, New York. No Comments

New York was crazy last night! Even if you chose to stay in your hotel room and live vicariously through the Twitter/blogger spheres (which my exhausted feet tell me I didn’t) the sheer range of events and the numbers of people involved would be truly staggering. From Iggy Pop on stage at the POP (geddit?) party at Don Hill’s, to Karen Elson at Balenciaga to the roadblocked Opening Ceremony French-themed fleamarket at the Ace hotel and various downtown block parties, Manhattan was gridlocked with fashion people schlepping from hotspot to hotspot across the island.

Outside the Ace hotel, Opening Ceremony

My personal experience was a mix of hits and misses: next year I will come much more prepared with a strict schedule that doesn’t rely so much on scarce taxis.

Highlight for me was the Opening Ceremony event at the … Read More »

Thai fisherman pants: the influence continues

Posted on 27th January, by Colin Chapman in pants, Thailand, trousers. 1 Comment

Thai fisherman pants, those wrap-waisted drop crotch comfort pants haveĀ  long been beloved by backpackers and Sanctuary afficionados, but they’re also starting to creep into fashion. And no, that’s not just me imagining Thai influences in my post-holiday daze. Last summer saw fisherman-style wrapped shorts at Unconditional (as posted about by me in Brandish) and then there’s these lovelies by Harmon. I’ve only managed to find these Stateside so far, at Oak but please do tell me I’m wrong if you know of a UK stockist. I love the combination of that military-green (SO now!) with the casual wrap style.

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