I’ve not been able to find many images from LFWM of my attire, next season I’ll make sure I take some myself so I can reference them better for the blog.
Day 2 was unbelievably cold, my feet were frozen and I could barely type on my phone as my fingers were going numb. Despite that however, I think I managed to style it out with some ‘northern charm’ and act like all was good.
My suitcase was filled to the brim (that bloody cape took up half the space) so I didn’t think to pack a coat (or even a jumper to wear under the suit). But hey, the show must go on.
You know me by now, if I’m going to be wearing a suit, you know that suit is going to be somewhat ‘standout’ whether that be the accessories or the pattern/colours, I can’t do plain… It’s a curse really.
This year I had also rather excitingly bought myself a backpack. I know how nerdy that sounds, but I haven’t had one for quite some time so it felt like a thrill. The last one I bought was a squiggle print Vivienne Westwood backpack from the Africa collection and, although I loved it very much, it was falling to bits.
My main requirement was to find a bag that I could wear with a suit and it still look smart and sleek. That’s when I decided to by myself a rather boxy backpack from Dr. Martens and I must say, I absolutely adore it! Good job Harold.
All in all, I’m quite happy with this look, I know I wouldn’t be able to wear it everywhere but the suit itself can be worn as separates as it’s striking enough on their own. I might wear the trousers to work tomorrow, I’ve inspired myself just writing this.
Shirt: Vivienne Westwood
Tie: Vivienne Westwood
Backpack: Dr. Martens
Pocket Square: YHIM
Glasses: Ray Ban
The night before everything kicks off at LC:M, we were blessed with an invitation to see Joshua Kane’s first ever proper menswear collection. Held in Old Spitalfields Market with champagne reception and a flurry of eagerly awaiting guests.
The collection was sensational. I have never lusted for a suit so much in my life after seeing what looks graced the runway. It felt incredibly fresh and modern but still managing to keep a sense of old school British tailoring design. I went crazy for the black and white dogtooth suit and again, craved the beautiful electric blue Gostick Hats.
Well done Mr Kane. A beautiful first collection and I look forward to seeing what the future holds for your next.
I shit you not, I made it onto Tatler magazine’s list of best dressed men of the week at London Collections: Men AW14.
‘But what does it take to make it onto the list?’ I hear you ask. Everything I wore was 100% affordable. You don’t need a Burberry suit to look good, all it takes is a bit of accessorising and a playful attitude to achieve an outfit worthy of photographing. This season both of my suits were from Topman, thats right, Topman, not a bespoke tailors or Saville row, my ties were my designer accessories this season and my shoes were very generously donated to by my granddad.
Now, all the people in this list are rather well known names in the fashion industry and the public eye, so I have no idea how I managed (as a student) to be rubbing shoulders with some very big names.
The write up was really nice and quirky and out of all of them, I found mine to have a fair bit of humour behind it.
To have a gander at Tatler’s Best Dressed of the Week list, click here: http://www.tatler.com/news/articles/january-2014/best-dressed-of-the-week-100114
Credit: Marcus Dawes
I appeared on Fiasco magazine’s online street-style page for the DAY1 of SS14 London Fashion Week
Photography: Beccy Nuthall
I fancied splashing a bit of colour to the otherwise dreary day and torrential downpour that was September’s LFW.
From attending previous Fashion Weeks, i expected a bit more of a burst of colour, but the weather had definitely dampened a lot of spirits, Somerset House felt like a barren wasteland with the lack of people this season which was a touch unfortunate as there were some beautiful collections this year.
I was rather flattered to be shot by Joseph Kent (Unlimited by JK), this guy is a pro when it comes to Street-Style photography and I was pretty thrilled with my photo (after seeing so many unflattering pics from this season where I have frizzy windswept hair, mid conversation gurnings or the dreaded double chin, JK managed to cheer me up.)
I would definitely check out his blog if you want to see some beautiful Street-Style photography from London Fashion Week and other escapades.
The photo also appeared on the Daily Express online.
STREET STYLE: The most stylish and outlandish outfits from London Fashion Week
“Go bright or go home. This fashionable fellow teams his tomato-red suit with orange trainers and oversized glasses.”
PHOTO: Beccy Nuthall beccynuthall.4ormat.com
This shot was taken at the Falmouth Fashion Show 2013.
I was blogging the show from the front row, sitting with the Head of Fashion.
It was an incredible show this year with some brilliant runway collections from 3rd year Fashion and Performance Sportswear Design students.
I didn’t know what I was going to wear (which is a number one dilemma) but seeing as I had got this bespoke suit made, I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to wear it!
Creating a juxtaposition of clean, British bespoke tailoring with Boho style headgear I decided to piece the with suit with my vintage Gianni Versace Vogue Print tie and my new Vivienne Westwood ‘CHAOS’ headband and my circular sunglasses from festivalspecs.com
At Somerset House, DAY 4 at London Fashion Week Autumn/Winter ’13
Photography: Charlotte Victoria Lake
London Fashion Week A/W13 @ Somerset House
I was sent a link to this photo by my friend Flora who was one of the cast members I met when I was on Summer Daze with Blackberry last year.
It was one of her friends who had taken this photograph (and i’m glad he did).
Have a look at some of Felix’s other photos from London Fashion Week and other adventures here: https://www.facebook.com/FelixMcCabePhotos
Two Days In A Row !
I was pleasantly surprised to find this image inside the London Fashion Week ‘The Daily’ newspaper as I wandered into Somerset House for another day of networking, shows, champagne receptions and everything in between.
What i’m wearing:
Grey Beanie: Topman
Coat: Vintage (I think it may be from Debenhams)
Grey: Suit Jacket/Waistcoat/Trousers: Topman
Tie: Gianni Versace – Vintage
Shoes: Dr. Marten’s
Bag: Louis Vuitton
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