I Went to GFW & All I Got Was This Lousy Post
I was actually quite surprised about the lack of menswear collections this season at GFW having seen roughly 3-4 out of about 30 students so far, but when it rains it pours because Northumbria University brought in the diversity of menswear that was needed. I don’t know why but I got a pleasant surprise that it was a woman behind my favourite menswear collection, not that women can’t design for men as that is obviously not true, but the knitwear had a sense of a man behind it, in that it showcased how a man would want to look, and he was in fact dressing himself. Chloe Horsefield created a selection of patchwork chunky knit jumpers (very modern 90′s fresh prince of Bel Air) sweaters, beanies and harem striped and patterned pants was effortless, cool, and something I could easily see in a commercial market without being safe. Hannah Harrison is one of those collections which I file under ones I shouldn’t like but love, I wouldn’t wear it ( Susie Bubble probably would though) but I can appreciate the appeal, I am sure even Zhandra Rhodes would shield her eyes from the print clashes and colour glare. Damn that Mary Kantranzou because now no one can pull off a bell shape without there being some kind of reference but it needs to be made again, with the black & gold delights of Amelia Smith. Look out for my individual posts on the designers, and follow me as I will be Tweeting & Tumbling live from GFW thanks to my companion the Asus Zenbook.