It was a little chilly last night at the Table Bay pool but you wouldn't say so looking at the pictures. Models braved the water while industry folk enjoyed drinks and music poolside. This party officially kicks off the summer party season and with the heat the way it has been I imagine we're in for a good one. Many thanks to GQ.
Paul Smith will follow the likes of Alexander McQueen, John Galliano and Vivienne Westwood later this month by being awarded British fashion's highest honour. The Outstanding Achievement to Fashion was awarded to him by the British Fashion Council. Read the accompanying article here from The Telegraph for more information. paul smith paul smith fashion designer menswear fashion menswear designer paul smith
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David West held a media launch of his new Summer capsule collection on Friday. For our sometimes un-kind climate West delivers a sweet relief of soft linen and cotton pieces. There is a distinct ethnic colour palette nod which works for summer and winter.
In addition to colour blocking we see ethnic prints mixed in with short shorts, a nautical inspired stripe and transparent short length linen shirts. West plastered his latest look book not only on the walls but on screen too with a muted interview installation piece by Kope and Figgins.
The lovely people over at Voila! magazine included a little feature of me in their latest issue. Alongside a fantastic store called Loom (in Parkhurst) which stocks some pretty great menswear including Comme des Garcon. To download the magazine go here.
Conrad Roselt styles an editorial for local downloadable magazine Voila! featuring Carel Pieter Du Preez from Star models. The shoot consists only of Suzaan Heyns clothing which includes her leather fish-scale vest and draped jacket. The shoot was snapped by Daniels David.
This is the model to watch. I have loved everything this man has released in his short rise to fame. The tattooed Brazilian was getting work before but now that he has white hair and a beard the work has piled in. Featuring in Posi+tive, Mateus Verdelho is shot by Milan based photographer Cristina Capucci for a spread called New Gipsy. Matteo Greco styles the chap in Boss, Armani and Corneliani among others.
The grapevine has been churning out a new rumor of another great designer joining the massive success of an H&M collaboration. With Versace currently supplying the brand in 300 stores with exotic, flashy and affordable versions of their label it is already on peoples minds about who will be next.
It is starting with a whisper but before long Tom Ford may be the center of a frenzy should he join Hennes & Mauritz AB with a collaboration. The former Gucci creative director is a leader in luxury menswear. So while he would probably do fine without it, those fans who would not be able to afford suiting in one of his few stores, now could, should he decided to join in. H&M's creative adviser Margareta van den Bosch told Business Week that Ford was "a very interesting name" and would certainly not be a bad choice.
If Ford decided to go ahead with this proposed rumor he would be the 8th designer since Lagerfeld in 2004. So what would the 50 year old bring to the table? Certainly a good fitting suit and white shirt combo, but what about his leisure wear? What would you like from a Tom Ford for H&M collaboration? No word from Ford's representatives yet.