The Must Know Fashion News of October 2022

The Must Know Fashion News of October 2022
This month’s fashion fix inquires on the elaborate way contemporary visionaries have tapped on symbols, motifs and color to lead some of fashion’s oldest houses into the new world.

Taking a heritage leather house — particularly an Italian one with all of the inherent tradition and conservatism of Milan’s Via Monte Napoleon in post-war Milan — and making it relevant to the present is daunting. It is especially so when that House is Prada, which never gained popularity until heiress Miuccia Prada helmed the role of creative director in 1978.

Expressing a constant affliction for subversion, her most notable change was her conviction for rethinking luxury fabrics, particularly the use of synthetics in garments and accessories, which were typically considered ‘cheap’. However, towards the end of the previous millennia, the House, once informed by leather goods, made an impact with its intuitive use of nylon. The material instantly became a hallmark trend in luxury fashion, even up till today. Even as fashion continues to be in constant flux today, a desire to reinvent Prada’s iconography was in order.

It was made more apparent with the appointment of Raf Simons as co-creative director alongside Miuccia Prada in 2019. The illustrious

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Men’s fashion styles and influences

For spring/summer ’17, Fashion East Men’s show was very entertaining. Styles were shown every which way. The company’s designers, Luke Brooks and James Theseus Buck, showed a cool yet functional side to men’s fashions. Their use of prints and details were often blurred away from the traditional cuts. Jackets were longer. Pants were more shapely with cinched hems and wide or skinny legs. Prints varied. In this collection, it’s often a matter of what goes with what. They showed their collection along with two other menswear brands, Rory Parnell-Moony and Luke Stevens, the latter of whom reintroduced his collection created for the 2016 Royal College of Art MA collection as part of Fashion East’s Men’s Presentation for spring/summer ’17.

Buck is a recent graduate of Central St. Martin’s MA fashion course. He also works as a stylist and art director for media, including Man About Town and Marfa Journal. Brooks, from London, is also a graduate from Central St. Martin’s MA fashion course. He has created small, nonseasonal collections and pop-up shops, and has been exhibited internationally. Buck and Brooks have been working well together since 2015. Their collection, shown recently at the Rottingdean Bazaar, was a wonderful showcase for

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The Must Know Fashion News of December 2022

The Must Know Fashion News of December 2022 This month’s fashion fixations (also known as the fashion news of December) focus on the elevation of staples introduced by Houses that propel them instantly from catwalk to cart.

Pictured above: MEET MRBAILEY®
At its most straightforward, MRBAILEY® of footwear-design studio CONCEPTKICKS® pays homage to the ZEGNA Triple Stitch sneaker by upsizing the iconic X’s on the upper of the shoe. If one prefers practicality that stays true to the design aesthetics of the House, it now has a removable insole, partial mesh lining for breathability and a toggled cord that allows one to slip in and out of it with ease.

The Triple Stitch MRBAILEY® sneakers come in black, white, gray and ZEGNA’s signature Vicuña color.

Themed around the concept of neighborhood gyms populating America, the New Balance and Carhatt WIP collection has American sportswear essentials — hooded jackets, sweatshirts, and beanies — and of course, a reimagination of the classic 990v1 sneaker silhouette. It now comes with a hairy suede upper and subtle reflective elements on its heel tab and logo.

The Must Know Fashion News of December 2022 EAST TO WEST
A re-imagination of the original Antigona bag, the aptly titled Givenchy Antigona Stretch now extends East to West for more space, comes

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