For one of the most British of brands, Gieves & Hawkes’ Autumn/Winter collection marks a return to its roots, a shift away from the Continent. ‘Britishness is hard to capture, and easy to get wrong, but it’s also unique in its eccentricity and fun,’ says the company’s senior designer, Edward Finney. ‘You don’t get fun in any other nation’s sense of dress.
Ayres Goncalo was born and raised in a traditional tailor’s family and soon showed interest in this art. His grandfather, Ayres Carneiro da Silva owner of the Ayres Alta Costura business, was considered one of the best Portuguese tailors; His career spanned seventy illustrious years where he tailored suits and other articles to a distinguished clientele, including artists, sports people, members of Parliament and bankers.
Originally from a working-class town outside of Manchester in the North of England, David was never satisfied with the ordinary. Inspired by a Modernist ethos, David began getting his own suits custom made for himself as a teenager. As a young Graphic Arts student in Leeds, David was quickly swept up by the world of fine tailoring joining the Savile Row house Gieves & Hawkes at the age of 19.
Autumn/Winter 2016 heralds a change in pace from last Fall’s urban, dark and slick mood; but it is not about settling down, rather more settling in to the modern British gentleman’s lifestyle – presenting more casual clothes made for Country house parties and for exploring the streets of a foreign city, requiring the same level of refinement and luxury but in a cosy, comfortable and considered manner.
It is with great pride that Scabal can announce the appointment of Campbell Dunn as the company’s new Head of Design. With an established pedigree in creating classically luxurious menswear, Campbell aims to take the company to the next creative level.
The window of Gieves & Hawkes is especially representative for Savile Row. Often the best tailors are in the smallest stores, but that's not the case with Gieves & Hawkes at 1 Savile Row, London, UK.
'Being a Savile Row Brand, we're extremely inspired by traditional menswear patterns whether its a Tartan or Check and its been fun to show it in new colorways. I think for evening wear it's nice to sorta mix it up a little bit - have some fun with it - a velvet or linen embroidered hat, slippers instead of a formal tuck shoe, a little bit bolder color on neckwear...'
This season there were 65 designers showing on schedule, and 65 designers in the Designer Showrooms in the January edition of the event.
Brown Thomas is an Irish chain of four department stores, located in Dublin, Cork, Galway and Limerick. Currently, a made-to-measure month is running at the chain's Dublin department, where gentlemen can meet some of the best tailors in the world, who works for the top menswear brands.
The modern necktie was born in 1926 and it was part of the formal menswear for a long time, but recently, much more open and relaxed business-casual dress code has become popular. Today, it is acceptable and even fashionable for gentlemen to wear their collars opened at the neck.
TOPMAN and Fashion East’s leading designer support scheme MAN returns to London Collections Men in June 2014 to showcase the most exciting new menswear talent. Established in 2005, MAN continues to champion and launch the brightest emerging designers in an unmissable group catwalk show.