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The Backstory: T. Lipop in the studio, SS13

Posted on 24th July, by Colin Chapman in Studio Visit. No Comments

Since London Collections: Men, I’ve been out visiting some of my favourite menswear designers; taking a second look at the SS13 collections and finding out more about the people that created them. T.Lipop caught my eye last season, with a dramatic AW12 presentation at Somerset House, apparently inspired by Scott of the Antarctic, featuring models with frosty beards and brows, in rugged outerwear, sternly gazing out as if from the polar ice floes. As I’m fond of saying, I love a collection with a narrative, a proper story, and T.Lipop struck me as a brand able to spin a good yarn or two.

This time the story is about colour: the brilliant Mexican-Day-of-the-Dead-meets-LA-gang-aesthetic tableau vivant presentation at Fashion East was a definite highlight of my first day there (I went back on Sunday for the now legendary Meadham … Read More »


Go to hell: the evolution of the printed trouser trend

Posted on 21st June, by Colin Chapman in London Collections: Men. No Comments

The trend for loud printed trousers emerging on the street and in presentations, is┬ábeing tipped in the fashion media as being the next big trend to break. As ever with fashion, there has been a snowball effect with this one, albeit a very colourful snowball. And given the seasonal nature of fashion, there’s no obvious place to go for printed pants yet, as those appearing in designer collections being previewed now won’t be available until next spring.

Whilst everyone seems to be crediting Burberry Prorsum‘s prescience in producing this summer’s Ikat trouser, I think the credit is more deservedly due to Prada for opening the flood gates to really LOUD trousers. Prada SS12 features some really acid bright, floral, golf inspired pants – designed to give any minimalist severe anxiety attacks. By the time I’d picked up … Read More »

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