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LUXURY BRITISH MADE MENSWEAR at SIMON CARTER LONDON

Simon Carter London British Menswear & Accessories Est. 1985

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Best British Menswear Brands

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Photography Nadia Rashid

Editorial Disclaimer: Many thanks to the team at Simon Carter London for inviting to their Fashion Week preview of the new AW 2016 Collection. All opinions will be my own.

PRIVATE WHITE V.C FINE MENSWEAR MADE IN ENGLAND

MENSWEAR CLASSIC ESSENTIALS TO INCLUDE IN YOUR CAPSULE WINTER WARDROBE

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All pieces are made with careful thought in their Manchester factory sourced from local mills to the finest British materials and craftsmanship.

We all want to look and feel great this winter and it’s never been simpler to do so, thanks to the Private White VC new collection of classic menswear and luxury knits.

All pieces are made with careful thought in their Manchester factory sourced from local mills to the finest British materials and craftsmanship. Traditional skilled artisans and the design team from Nick Ashley create timeless styles to suit all size ranges, finished with precision of detail for luxury quality, style with ease and comfort.

I really admire the menswear collections Nick and his design team produce fashion forward staples that pay homage to WW1 Hero Private Jack White. Check out the subtle details of 20s era updated for the contemporary gent who passionate about classic menswear reflected upon his discerning taste for luxury clothing.

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By observing the collection during the preview I noticed the brands DNA and signature style is derived from inspired classic war time pieces designed with authentic detail and functionality for the modern man.

 

Traditional techniques together with skilled artisans and the design team from Nick Ashley create timeless styles

It was my first visit to the labels flagship store on Duke Street Mayfair and it was a hidden gem unless you knew about it. The clothes were very traditional and contemporary keeping in line with the Made in Britain concept.

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My personal pick would be the double breasted black leather jacket with oversized lapels and trim on the jacket cuffs.

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Inspiration from Private Jack White’s Wardrobe becomes the Brands Signature DNA


The camel coat is seriously stylish and perfectly practical for work wear investment pieces to classic staples to wear with pride ‘Made in Britain for its authentic aesthetic, innovative cuts and clean lines.

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For this seasons collection we saw some smart casual separates such as knitwear roll necks, shirts, a range of accessories scarves and ties. The long overcoat in camel is definitely suited to the city gentlemen perfect for wearing over a work suit or any occasion.

Re-visiting the era of menswear at its finest with classic military clothing

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Photo Credits Dan Watson

You will appreciate when investing in a Private White VC Menswear it’s all in the fine details that Nick draws inspiration from Private Jack White’s Wardrobe brought to life in the present day as timeless style. 

 

Editorial Disclaimer: As always, all opinions are my own and I will never promote something I don’t personally support and believe in.  I was an invited guest by the Brand to review the new menswear collection. Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any retailer or brand, and have not been reviewed or endorsed by any of these entities.

A NIGHT WITH ESQUIRE MAGAZINE & DKNY MENSWEAR

DKNY MEN x ESQUIRE Magazine Party Celebrating London Collections Men: LCM

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Good evening, just checking in with you guys to give you an update on how my week is going during the shows at London Collections Men Fashion Week.  I started off my week assisting a fashion stylist with her busy fashion week schedule as you can imagine some days would undoubtedly begin with early morning starts.  First email of the day as I check the main inbox there’s a reminder about tonight’s Event for DKNY & Esquire Magazine, next screening phone calls for messages and press sample request from PR’s. With Men’s Fashion Week was no exception, but I always say to myself each day brings new set challenges, goals and experiences, with last minute changes, so you can be all over town and constantly on the go.

After attending a few shows and presentations it’s an opportunity to see what designer’s are doing ahead of time and have an idea of what’s trending in the stores and high street 6 months later prior to the new season. Before DKNY tonight there is the Velsvoir Men’s presentation, soon after it’s time to change outfit ready for tonight’s event and dress up wearing my DKNY Jeans blazer this evening which looks great for smart casual and understated with a relaxed feel.

These are the pictures I took on the last day of LCM! I really loved this Jacket a classic statement piece in my closet – it’s so versatile too. An investment piece for all occasions formal or semi formal, which set’s the mood perfectly with the London nightlife scene… One big trend this season is Monochrome which makes you feel dressy and contemporary. Enjoy the snaps, had the best time at the Fashion Week closing party… I felt amazing in this DKNY jacket!

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Hope you enjoyed my Men’s Fashion Week Diary – ‘A Day In The Life of Fashion Stylist Assistant’

J xo

DKNY MEN SPRING SUMMER 2015 COLLECTION PREVIEW

DKNY MENSWEAR CELEBRATES LONDON COLLECTIONS MEN WITH ESQUIRE MAGAZINE FOR EXCLUSIVE LAUNCH PARTY!

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Nick Grimshaw Radio 1 DJ took to the decks to provide the soundtrack floor fillers to get the party crowd started, where he was joined by Jude Law’s son Rafferty Law who opened the catwalk show.  Male model Tom Gaskin of D1 models also walked in the runway for DKNY this season.

The sponsors of the event were Johnnie Walker Gold Reserve for beverages and Mercedes Benz. It was a full house and the DKNY PR Girl Aliza Licht would be proud.

Jessie looked great in a DKNY statement piece pastel pink suit teamed with chunky white platforms and a low cut blouse which showed off her lace lingerie.  While the Saturday’s Mollie King was sporting a gold dress mini ensemble rubbing shoulders with celebrities including Lindsey Lohan, Chloe Green, Wretch 32, model Zara Martin and Mr Selfridge star Jeremy Piven was looking very dapper in a brown suit.

During the show we saw t-shirts/sportswear worn under well structured and fitted tailoring come down the runway, loose fitting oversized jackets teamed with white trousers, dark skinny jeans, and slouchy pants. Smart armband details gave the collection a little edge, while lux sportswear details were intertwined and combined with formal pieces to create contemporary ensembles.

 

Casual separate’s included jersey cotton sweaters, short sleeve printed shirts in sheer fabrics, loose fitting oversized-t-shirts tucked in at the waist. Some casual separates were cropped at mid arm length to create the illusion of layering and proportion. Collection colour schemes for spring summer evoked the true spirit of New York style inspired by dark navy, siren taxi yellow, pure white and contrast mono chrome tones.

I still remember the day I was treated to my first shopping trip in London in my early teens and it was at DKNY and will never forget it as everything fit me so well. The brand philosophy always meant my wardrobe was always a key statement in my everyday life to stay current, fresh and contemporary. It’s just perfect to take your ensemble from day into night.

The men’s fashion week will showcase the best of British menswear style SS15 which runs from June 15th to June 17th with a number of fashion industry events where the stars can show off their best fashion statements.

 

 

Disclaimer: Thank you so much to DKNY & Esquire for hosting an amazing event during London Collections Men. As always all opinions will be my own and I only choose to review brands I would use myself to provide honest feedback on products I love to wear.

 

 

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PINSTRIPES & PROHIBITION | DECADENCE FOR THE MODERN DAY DANDY AT VELSVOIR

CLASSIC MENSWEAR INSPIRED COLLECTION FROM THE GREAT GATSBY ERA FOR AUTUMN WINTER 2015

Velsvoir showcases bespoke menswear tailoring collection during London Collections Men with a presentation at Edition Hotels London.

The Brothers innovative take on menswear is unique with traditional sharp cuts and approach to ready wear tailoring with Savile Row techniques is understated, luxurious and contemporary. I love their modern edge concept of re-defining tailoring to satisfy even the utmost discerning clientele.

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It’s all in the details this season where velvet arm garters worn with shawl waistcoats and neckties. I thought the drop collar shirts and skinny necktie added contemporary touches for a clean polished look or cutaway shirts with printed cravats.

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It’s all in the details this season where velvet arm garters worn with shawl waistcoats and neckties. I thought the drop collar shirts and skinny necktie added contemporary touches for a clean polished look or cutaway shirts with printed cravats by Russian Artist Gregory Emvy.

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A Prohibition look would not be complete without the signature trouser brace with printed box tie garnered my attention with significance of the Great Gatsby.

Classic outfit staples convey excess and decadence painting a picture of the roaring twenties. I really like the variety in the range of waistcoats, shirts and textures including accessories from silk, wool to fine cashmere.


A Prohibition look would not be complete without the signature trouser brace with printed box tie garnered my attention with significance of the Great Gatsby


With shirts in mind the classic round tab classic Gatsby Shirt with white club collar looked striking against the bold stripes shirt silhouettes.

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Even the concealed braces were cleverly done with eccentric personality as lapel trouser braces.

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For me there was a certain romanticism associated with the styling of the collection to look very dapper such as the peak lapel waistcoat, cutaway shirts worn with signature Print Velsvoir Cravats.

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I did love visiting the EDITION Hotels in London today to preview the Velsvoir AW 2015 Collection in the basement. In fact it was the ideal place to set the scene well for a Prohibition Private Members club was very authentic to add a touch of glamour indicative of that 20’s era.

PINGHE SPRING SUMMER 2014 AFTER PARTY

Pinghe Showcases her first Runway Collection during Fashion Scout London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week

Can you spot me in the Front Row catwalk show at Pinghe Spring Summer 2014 London press launch hosted by Poppy Delevingne & Mary Charteris Furze. Styling by Rebekah Roy London Fashion Stylist for magazines, ad campaigns and celebrities including Kate Nash, The Feeling and Billy Idol.

London Fashion Week

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All Photo Credits: Nadia Rashid