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London Fashion Week S/S 2011: What were the boys wearing?

A whistle stop tour of what some of the boys were wearing at London Fashion Week's Menswear Day, on Wednesday 22 September at Somerset House…

Written by Matt Bramford

Illustrations by Jamie O'Callaghan

I’m a fan of small, store independent festivals and I’d pick one over Glastonbury any day. I’m not sure I can include Southsea Fest in that grouping just yet, pharm because, as one organiser said, “we’re not the Great Escape love”. I don’t think they’ll ever be able to rival the festival that’s just 50 miles along the coast, and that lack of ambition is just one of two things that holds the one-day festival back.

The other is the organisation. Mix ups over guestlists, disputes over whether or not I had a plus one and general waiting around meant that I missed the first band I wanted to catch, which was Revere. They played in the stunning Kings Theatre, and would probably have been my highlight of the day, if I’d been able to catch them.

Instead, I headed over to the Fat Fox to check out Real Fur but they were running late – over an hour late – although I was determined to not miss them. At this rate, I’d been at the festival for a couple of hours without hearing a single note of live music. When we finally watched Real Fur, it was definitely worth the wait.… read more

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London Fashion Week A/W 2010 Catwalk Review: Omar Kashoura

New(ish) designer Omar Kashoura presents his take on the Modern Gentleman at the Bedford & Strand Bistro, during London Fashion Week's Menswear Day, 24 February 2010

Written by Matt Bramford

When I was a zit-ridden teenager fingering fashion magazines, website like this what attracted me most was weird and wacky shows presented in strange environments. While the cavernous BFC tent […]


London Fashion Week AW 2010: Fashion East Menswear Installations

A round-up of the up-and-coming menswear designers as part of Fashion East's installation, at London Fashion Week, 24 February 2010

Written by Matt Bramford

If coping with sashaying around London Fashion Week’s Menswear Day from show to show wasn’t enough, try there was also the incredible Fashion East Menswear installations, more about which never […]