Finally, Menswear has been another major trend this season. Already been spotted on the runway for Donna Karen, Emporio Armani, Antonio Beradi etc.. it is now hitting the high street with many menswear inspired styles from suit jackets and trousers to loafers. This trend takes a new spin on menswear with a feminine twist with structured and sophisticated looks perfect for the office environment. What do you think of this trend? Follow the blog on twitter @5tyled
Hello everyone! Firstly I would just like to notify you all of some changes to the blog. You may know this blog under the name of 4everfashion however the blog has had a bit of revamp and will now be called ‘STYLED’ but the url address for the blog will remain the same @ https://4everfashion.wordpress.com. The layout of the blog will also look a little different which I hope you agree with me in the sense that it feels fresher and more up-to-date. As well as that post wise, I have decided to add to the blog a bit more and dip into different areas such as music, food and travel which I hope to introduce and post about in the near future however do not worry this blog will remain to focus mainly on fashion and style. I hope you all appreciate the new changes to the blog and please feel free to comment or send feedback on the blog, I will be happy to take any criticisms and improvements that you may have as after all this blog is for you all to read! Any way enough of me blabbering on, I thought I would introduce more fashion news to the blog that you may all be interested in and this post is exactly what this is. Below are some top stories from this month particularly this week associated with the fashion world.
1. LCM kicked off
LCM(London Collections:Men) kicked off last week and finished yesterday showcasing all the Spring/Summer 2014 menswear collections from designers such as Alexander McQueen, Christopher Kane and Burberry Prorsum. Menswear has seen a boost in popularity in recent years with the menswear market anticipated to grow by 16% between 2011 and 2016. 134 designers took part in LCM SS14 in shows,presentations & events from Sunday to Tuesday with international fashion press on the scene witnessing it all. Below is a picture from the Burberry Prorsum show and all collections can be viewed on Style.com.
2. Alexander McQueen to release fragrance
Calling all Alexander McQueen fans! For all those who adore the McQueen fashion house and cannot afford the wealthy items or for those who can afford it well there is great news for all as it has been confirmed that the British fashion house has signed a licensing deal with P&G Prestige to launch a fragrance for both men and women. There is no release date for the new scent yet but work is stated to begin immediately. Creative Director, Sarah Burton stated after announcing the deal ‘Creating a fragrance feels like a natural progression as it enhances the world of Alexander McQueen, I’m very excited by this opportunity to collaborate with P&G Prestige, to work together to create a scent that captures the unique sensibility of the house.’ How exciting!! So who will be joining me in queuing up for the new fragrance once released!?
3.Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana found guilty of tax evasion
And the last piece of news today is the news of Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, the founders of fashion house Dolce and Gabbana who today were found guilty of tax evasion and have each been sentenced to one year and eight months in prison. The lawsuit links to the house’s 2004 sale of its D&G lines to Luxembourg-based holding company Gado Srl which Italian authorities believe was a way of evading Italy’s high taxes that are charges that the designers have strongly denied. However designers are expected to appeal against the decision.
Credit to Style.com for image, London Collections, Elle UK and Vogue for information.
Recently NYFW has been ongoing and one of the designers to preview their next collection was Victoria Beckham who showed both her main line and her diffusion line. This collection has a heavy influence from menswear with layered button up shirts and suit style dresses. The image of the brand seems to have stepped up a level since the last collection as the girly girl image of the brand seems to be long gone and replaced with masculine and sophisticated looks. The colours also appear dark to continue this masculine look with no girly colours in sight. Here below are some shots from the runway show. Are you a fan of this collection ? To see all the runway shots go to Style.com. Credit to Style.com for images.