Tag Archives: London Fashion week

A GUIDE TO (BRITISH) EXCELLENCE: ESQUIRE’s MANUAL for a STYLISH LIFE

Presenting The Esquire Manual For A Stylish Life, British Esquire‘s free mini magazine distributed to attendees at London Fashion Week’s Menswear Day on February 24, 2010.  According the Mediaweek the publication “designed to keep fashion followers occupied while waiting for the shows to start, is the first in a series created by Esquire to celebrate the best of the UK’s designers, tailors, retailers and style-bloggers. It does not contain any advertising. The guide’s features include ‘The Five Best-Dressed Guys in Menswear’, ‘Three Places To Spot Well-Dressed Men’ and ‘A Style Insider’ with designer Sir Paul Smith.” Said Esquire: “It’s menswear day at London Fashion Week, and those attending the shows from Savile Row to Somerset House will be the lucky recipients of the very first Esquire zine – Manual For A Stylish Life, an ingeniously foldable compendium of interviews, trends, and advice, taking a sideways look at all things menswear.”

Excellent guide to style: The Esquire Manual For A Stylish Life, distributed free to attendees at Menswear Day on February 24, 2010, during London Fashion Week. Image via Esquire.

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EXCELLENT FASHION INTEL: THE LFW DAILY NEWSPAPER

Reading The London Fashion Week Daily, the Outstandingly Excellent official broadsheet newspaper of London Fashion Week, created and edited by Jenny Dyson and Cat Callender, featuring reports from fashion’s front line.  To download current issue click HERE.

Daily intel: Covers of February 2009 issues of London Fashion Week's The Daily newspaper. Image via LondonFashionWeek.com.

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SUPERSIZE EXCELLENCE: CRYSTAL RENN for MARK FAST

Presenting, for your consideration, 23-year-old Crystal Renn, fashion’s newest, and biggest (size 12), veteran (10 years), newly minted, supermodel, author of Hungry: A Young Model’s Story of Appetite, Ambition and the Ultimate Embrace of Curves, as seen during 29-year-old Canadian knitwear designer Mark Fast‘s Fall/Winter 2010 runway show presented at London Fashion Week, Saturday, February 20, 2010.

Scarlet woman: Plus size model Crystal Renn wearing a knitwear look by Mark Fast from his Fall/Winter 2010 collection. Image via AFP.

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LONDON REPORT: THE EXCELLENTLY TARGETED PUBLIC RELATIONS STRATEGY OF HAKAAN, RISING TURKISH FASHION STAR

Applauding the Excellent PR surrounding the Fall/Winter 2010 collection of Hakaan, 37-year-old, formerly obscure, now world famous, Istanbul and London-based designer, awarded First Prize at the Young Fashion Designers Contest organized by the Istanbul Textile and Apparel Exporter Associations while still at university, recently discovered by Mert Alas, one half of top photo duo Matt & Marcus. Presented on Friday, February 19, 2010, Day 1 of London Fashion Week, the show was styled by Edward Enninful of American Vogue, with looks worn by supermodels Lara Stone, Natalia Vodianova, Natasha Poly, Rose Cordero, and Anje Rubik, and attended by Kate Moss and Carine Roiffeld of Vogue Paris, who flew direct from New York Fashion Week just for the occasion, which featured, according the Elle UK, “bottom-skimming wool bandage dresses, ostrich-feathered skirts and lots of ways with leather; from ribbed trousers to slashed coats, all in a limited palette of white, black and camel.” Says Rifat Ozbek, legendary Turkish designer, who witnessed (and was instantly impressed by) that winning student show of Hakaan (last name Yildirim) : “A new star is born.” Full collection slideshow at ELLEUK.com.

London's latest Turkish delight: Models backstage at the Fall/Winter 2010 collection shown by Istanbul-based designer Hakann during London Fashion Week. Image by Anna Bauer for LFW's The Daily.

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