Held in the stunning penthouse suite of Claridge’s Hotel, The Rake hosted the first party for London Collections: Men, in association with the British Fashion Council.
In a collaboration based on a mutual passion for quality and craftsmanship, the British tailor Thom Sweeney and London-based Troubadour have created a small yet perfectly formed collection for the ‘travelling professional’.
Luxury watch brand Richard Mille has opened a boutique on Mount Street, London. It is hoped the store, located in one of London’s most prestigious and dynamic neighbourhoods, will reflect the ‘haute horlogerie’ Richard Mille has come to represent. Peter Harrison, Europe, Middle East and Africa CEO, makes this explicit in his praise of the “distinguished and vibrant area’’ that has become a new home for the brand.
Brought together by their mutual interest in ‘keeping craftsmanship alive’ Chivas Regal and Bremont have collaborated to create special editions of their respective products.
In July 2013, Drake’s bought one of the last independent shirt factories in the UK: Rayner and Sturges in Chard, Somerset. Michael Hill of Drake’s has since reinvigorated the company, and relaunched the Rayner and Sturges brand Cleeve, which is still handmade by the Somerset workforce. The company recently released a video, which gives an insight into Cleeve.
The Rake examines the life of Gabriele D’Annunzio: a raffish gent whose capacity for untrammeled theatrics was exceeded only by his yen for style — at least, when opting to wear clothes.
A familiar face will be moving into No. 8 Savile Row this Autumn. Although still occupying No 4, Hardy Amies is now to be seen in a new flagship store just a few doors down.
Vitale Barberis Canonico of Pratrivero, Italy – one of the oldest woollen mills in the world – is launching a range of technical fabrics in its Earth, Wind & Fire collection.
Hermes has launched a typically irreverent app, giving men the world over a way to see, play and learn about house’s famous ties
With an imposing 25-foot statue of himself gracing the front of Selfridges, Rick Owens is certainly making his presence felt as his new collection is welcomed into the London department store.
Paul Stuart has always been great at producing distinctive tailoring with exceptional quality. Since Ralph Auriemma took over as creative director, adding the mainline to his Phineas Cole work, there has been a touch more dandy to the collections – and Autumn/Winter 2014 is no exception.