Fashion trends

Craig Green’s Art Installations

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Usually Craig Green’s fashion shows delight the audience through designer’s signature mix of art installations and ready to wear outfits. His new Spring 2016 menswear collection makes no exception. The clothes designed in sparkling colors, with all the quilted and laced details, spread good vibes as for a perfectly summery mood. I guess the proper craftsmanship combined with the lightness and looseness of the outfits is one of the most important assets of Craig Green menswear.
In terms of installations, I particularly liked the minimalist approach in this collection. With the skeleton hidden inside, cleansed from additional details, the black/red/white color blocks look really powerful. Merely flat as canvases, these giant installations are endowed with a more subtle spatiality – the slits and round cutouts look as accurate and concise as Lucio Fontana’s artworks.

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Craig Green Spring 2016 Menswear/ images via style.com

 

Nike x Sacai Summer 2015

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“A rich and elegant disruption of iconic sport styles designed to come alive as you move”

The second collaboration between Nike Lab and the Japanese fashion label Sacai, delivers the perfect summer collection – simple and smart cuts, nice layering, a delicious mix of jersey with neon lace.

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Summer style – Hong Kong via Cape Town

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Little Prince Cape Town, editorial in Elle Men Hong Kong, May 2015 issue. Photo: Lukasz Wolejko-Wolejszo / styling: Julia Quante/ model: Jae.

Androgyny en Vogue

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Blurred lines, the fashion editorial in US Vogue May 2015 issue highlights one of the most prominent fashion trends of the moment – androgyny. Models are coupled perfectly in order to display a whole range of androgynous outfits along with a cool attitude. Photo: Patrick Demarchelier / styling: Tonne Goodman / Make-Up: Yadim/ Hair-styling: Shay Ashual/ images via thefashionisto.com.

Spring Poetic Undertones in T Mag

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The spring issue of T Magazine Men captures Spring Poetic Undertones in an artsy fashion editorial. Just a boy, a wall, a sunny day, plus exquisite designer clothes (Lanvin, Dries Van Noten, Alexander McQueen, Hermes) – beautiful! Photo: Matthew Kristall/ Styling:  Jason Rider/ Model: Simon Fitskie/ images via thefashionisto.com

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#whiteshirts

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The SS 15 Ad-campaign of Ports 1961 is basically about white shirts – simply white shirts. Which is nice./ Photo: Milan Vukmirovic/models: RJ Rogenski, Clément Chabernaud, Jon Kortajarena and Garrett Neff

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HBA Takes It to the Next Level

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Hood by Air Fall 2015/ backstage photos by Helga Taxler

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I have already wrote about Hood by Air as one of the most promising young brands of Ready To Wear. Now that HBA showed their latest work at NYFW, I’m even more excited. It seams that HBA’s creative Shayne Oliver succeeded to take it to the next level. The brand grows up every season, and it grows nice! For Fall 2015 season, anyone can note a well-grounded approach to androgynous streetwear which is already a HBA signature feature. While some pieces look really avangarde, the clothes are still wearable and highly desirable, paired with a perfect styling. Take the large pleated trousers, the deconstructed fur coats or the cut-out pieces – everything in this collection looks absolutely amazing. Of course, a fashion nostalgic would say that some outfits recall former Margiela or Kawakubo styles. But that era is dead and Shayne Oliver knows well how to use all references and put them into a winning formula. At the end of the day, Hood by Air is a genuine streetwear label. It is about what real people would really enjoy to wear.  The shoes are stunning again, especially the way they melt with the pants. The casting is essential in each Hood by Air show – this time again it gives a particular flavour to the clothes. With the aid of Amy Farid (hairstyling) and Inge Grognard (makeup), the beauty was impeccably solved too.

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catwalk images via style.com

Watch the HBA fashion show video for Fall 2015 below: