Monday, 31 January 2011

This just in from TOM FORD International

TOM FORD International have just released this statement:

New York, January 31, 2011

"Recently we have received calls from the press as well as calls from individuals regarding
correspondence that they have received from the on line retail website “Mr. Porter” signed
by a person named Tom Ford.

Please note that neither Tom Ford, the Designer, nor TOM FORD, the fashion brand, has
any involvement whatsoever in Mr. Porter and that any correspondence received from
Mr. Porter has no relation to Tom Ford, the Designer, or TOM FORD, the fashion brand.

TOM FORD also does not sell any TOM FORD products to Net-a-Porter or its affiliate
Mr. Porter and neither Net-a-Porter nor its affiliate Mr. Porter is an authorized distributor
of TOM FORD products."

There you have it folks!

Saturday, 29 January 2011

Boys of Milan & Paris F/W 2011

Boys of Milan & Paris FW2011 from Justin Wu on Vimeo.

Jason Wu managed to get together all the boys from the menswear shows in Milan & Paris and created this fantastic behind-the-scenes video exclusive for street fashion photography blog Jak&Jil!

By Andreas Menelaou Features Assistant

7 Bands, 7 Songs...

Our Favourite New Bands For 2011.


1. Everything Everything - 'Photoshop Handsome'

2. The Strange Boys - 'Woe Is You and Me'

3. Gypsy & The Cat - 'Jona Vark'

4. The Mantles - 'What We Do Matters'

5. Beach Fossils - 'Daydream'

6. Best Coast - 'Boyfriend'

7. Tom & The Tides - 'Show Me'

Friday, 28 January 2011

"Mimetic Desire" A short fashion film by Jason Last & Jaime Rubiano

If you consider yourself a fashion forward individual then you must've come accross some of the work of Jason Last.

Cienmatographer Jason Last has been credited with a lot of short fashion films, has worked with Maison Martin Margiela & Emanuel Ungaro and has also been the creative consultant behind Kanye West's film "Runaway".

Being one of the fashion industry's most sought after fashion filmmakers,Last worked with creative director Jaime Rubiano and together unleashed "Mimetic Desire", a very interesting short film that features superstar model Nicolas Ripoll in the same dark,aetherial and haunting style that made Jason Last an industry favorite!

Shot at Gallerie Thaddaeus Ropac in Paris, the film was styled by Jenke-Ahmed Tailly with Dior Homme!

By Andreas Menelaou Features Assistant


It's not easy for a fairly new brand to attract as much attention but Qasimi Homme is not just any brand.Khalid Al Qasimi managed to penetrate the menswear market very easily due to his amazing craftmanship and adoration for fantasy and luxurious fabrics.

Qasimi Homme's fourth menswear collection, for Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 was shown in Paris last weekend and once again the designer made heads turn by drawing inspiration from whimsical concepts of future tribalism.

In contrast to his boy-ish and wearable Spring/Summer '11 collection, the offerings were mature,fashion forward, sleek and sturdy and whilst crafted in a muted palette of browns and black the injections of aubergine and silver enhanced the diamorphosis of the collection and added a futuristic edge.

Fabrics including lambs wool,leather,rabbit fur and cashmere were as luxurious as Qasimi's own heritage but manipulated in such a dexterous way that the end result looked high-strung & contemporary.

Playing with proportions and imbued with impeccable detailing; this modern take on Qasimi's signature tailoring will hold universal appeal.

By Andreas Menelaou Features Assistant

Christopher Bailey sends out his weather boys for A/W 2011-12

We did save the best for last!

Burberry showed its Burberry Prorsum Menswear Autumn Winter 2011 collection in Milan, after which the collection was made available for instant purchase using new innovative technology on

Guests at the show in Milan included Burberry Chief Executive Angela Ahrendts, British model Cara Delevingne (who features in the brand’s Spring Summer 2011 ad campaign), Burberry Acoustic musicians George Craig (One Night Only), Johnny Borrell (Razorlight) and Johnny Flynn, actor Douglas Booth and Isaac Ferry all of whom wore Burberry.

The show was streamed on live from the show space using new technology to enhance the viewing and instant purchase experience, as well as on over 180 online sites globally. An on-demand version of the live stream is available on

The Burberry Weather boys shashayed down the runway sporting oversize sculptural outerwear,blanket wool coats in buffalo check,quilted blousons, cashmere and cable knitwear and pleated trousers with elasticised waist.The collection was very British with heritage and rock influences blending perfectly whilst colours moved into more primal shades black and dark charcoal but there was also the necessary hint of vibrancy ,as anyone would expect from Christopher Bailey's designs,that resulted in combinations of bright royal blue,honey and red.

Immediately after the show, visitors to the site were able to order outerwear and bags from the collection using instant messaging functionality to receive immediate product information and place an order ('Click to Chat') or by clicking for an instant call back by a Burberry salesperson to place an order ('Click to Call').  

By Andreas Menelaou Features Assistant

Love from DARKROOM

"Heart is Dark" by Carolyn Massey

Love from DARKROOM is a collaborative exhibition of love hearts designed and created by the best artists,fashion designers,graphic artists,photographers and stylists all unified to support a greater cause.

Following the success of last year's inaugural Valentine charity exhibition,this year the profits of this wonderfully thoughtful idea will go to the Kids Company, a charity that works with vulnerable and neglected young people all accross London.

This year's artists and collaborators line-up includes the amazingly talented Carolyn Massey,DavidDavid and Hannah Martin.

Instead of running the streets to find the same old teddy bears and cards buy something for your loved one that is unique,designed with care by amazing artists and this way you can give back to people who could really use our help!

The show runs until the 14th of February at DARKROOM concept store and all pieces are exhibited and sold to the public for a set price of £150.

By Andreas Menelaou Features Assistant

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

PRADA hits Beijing!

A major Prada event was held on 22 January in Beijing, at the Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum, one of the reference cultural and creativity poles of the Chinese capital.

The event spanned over the entire evening, starting with a women's and men's Fashion Show, featuring some exclusive styles - presented here as a world preview - alongside a selection of the 2011 Spring/Summer collection looks.


The show was followed by a dinner party and the evening went on with a unique live performance by the iconic band “Pet Shop Boys” - the British duo who marked a milestone in pop music - and a party animated by two of the most celebrated international DJ's, Dan Lywood and Dan Williams (also known as D.R.W.), resident DJ at London’s Jezebel’s.

The Museum rooms had been revisited for the occasion by the New York multidisciplinary design studio 2x4, whereas the setting for the fashion show had been designed by OMA's research unit AMO.

Chinese actresses Gong Li, Maggie Cheung, Cecilia Cheung, Qing Xu, Korean actress Ha Ji Won as well as Chinese actors Geng Le e Liu Ye - all wearing Prada - attended the event as well as movie director Lu Chuan, Oscar winning art director Tim Yip, Chris Dercon and Jay Jopling.

Monday, 24 January 2011


Erotokritos presented his Autumn/Winter 2011-12 collection, yesterday 23rd of January in Paris and Modern Man couldn't resist the invitation or the opportunity to be at such an amazing event. 
I speak very highly of Erotokritos as he is a designer who I admire both for his technique & talent but also for his dexterity and commercial awareness.He never disappoints!

For A/W '11-12 Erotokritos instead of following the fashion pack,the innovative designer put on a playfull special presentation  where models would walk in and out of the set putting on and sporting but also taking off the latest offerings from EROTOKRITOS HOMME.

The theme and aesthetic of the designer still reflects his Parisian street attitude provoking the fashion scenery with bright colours on well-crafted knitwear,in his usual signature style,athletic jersey tops and tracksuit trousers even tie-dye shirts with vintage plaid essence and of course knit accessories & suit-style trousers made with excelent attention to detail.

Overall the F/W'11-12 collection masters the art of pop culture translated within wearable and chic separates that can easily become part of every modern man's closet.Erotokritos once again proved that less is indeed more if you give yourself a chance to step away from the ordinary and let the fun reign in your wardrobe!
See more pictures after the jump!

Kris Van Assche is the new king of cool!

You probably figured it out by now that Kris Van Assche is one of our favourite designers from the amount of posts we tend to write about him.But c'mon,honestly he is like one of the few designers who understands the essence of being a man. He comprehents that a man likes to dress comfortably yet luxuriously,sensible yet stylish but always irresistibly masculine and sexy.Enough said!

With his Autumn/Winter 2011-12 collection, "THE MAN" as I would like to call him moved towards a new silhouette where the suit,took on a very unique direction, a direction that can actually finally appeal to a younger market.

No more same old boxy suits,Van Assche played with proportions, fabrics and design granting the suit an air of cool,transforming all the buttons into zippers his seamless technique made the neck longer & the suit voluminous while keeping the palette dark and the quality superlative! 

By Andreas Menelaou Features Assistant

Nicola Formichetti x UNDERGROUND for Mugler Footwear A/W'11-12

Did you fall in love with Nicola Formichetti's Mugler show?We did as well but being shoe fanatics here at 7thMan we were eager to find out more about the shoes of the show.We did a little snooping around and found out that the shoes were actually designed by British brand UNDERGROUND in collaboration with Formichetti.

UNDERGROUND who are best known for their heritage rock'n'roll footwear have been around for over 20 years and have designed landmark shoes including the creepers, winklepickers and steel capped boots. The brand were hand picked by Mugler’s newly appointed Creative Director, Nicola Formichetti to create the shoes for the AW12 Menswear show that took place last week in Paris as the idea of the collection was an immaculate fit to UNDERGROUND.

The shoes combine trademark UNDERGROUND touches such as the infamous creeper sole with a Thierry Mugler aesthetic focusing on buckles and eyelets for an edgier appeal. UNDERGROUND shoes are available to buy at TOPSHOP,Office and Urban Outfitters but also on the UNDERGROUND website!

By Andreas Menelaou Features Assistant

Sunday, 23 January 2011

The New Generation of Issey Miyake F/W 2011-12

While at Paris Fashion week, we are so busy with shows and parties that we kind of forgot the real purpose we are here,to bring you guys the latest gossip and fashion straight off the runway.

Issey Miyake has been the designer who managed to bridge technological design with fashion but for the past few years, opinions split regarding the appeal & aesthetics of the grand master.Lead by Dai Fujiwara since 2006,the fashion pack have not been as supportive but boy those who didn't attend(editors, you know who you are) have missed a magnificent,to say the least, show!

With the main focus of fashion week this season being young intellectuals, Fujiwara managed to connect his heritage with our world putting out on the runway a collection that when looked in separates can appeal and be worn by anyone.

A very contemporary sartorial approach that included multicoloured large check jackets,mega knits,printed tees and oversized outerwear that had military and vintage utilitarian influences written all over it.Dai Fujiwara designed a collection that was all about possibility and new challenges and even though the Miyake touch was not there in its entirety,we can definitely see the new Issey Miyake,the more fresh,current,who likes to move on in search of a new lease of life.

By Andreas Menelaou Features Assistant

Saturday, 22 January 2011

Diesel x Adidas Originals collaboration

After their successful denim collaboration in 2008 Diesel and Adidas Originals thought it was time to put their thinking caps on and create a limited capsule trainers collection.

Adidas used their street swagger on Diesel's denim in 2008 but this time it was Diesel who curated  their trademark on five classic Adidas styles. Founder's, Renzo Rosso, son Stefano who took the lead in the re-creation of the project stated that "After the amazing denim collaboration, when Diesel’s know-how was infused by Adidas’ spirit, we are now starting a new chapter of the partnership: The heritage of the two brands will come together, applying our spirit on Adidas classic kicks."
The trainers will go on sale this week in Diesel stores and but the lovechild of the two brands, including an amazing spiked manipulated StanSmith, won't be available for everyone  since there's only 10 thousand pairs manufactured!!

What do you guys think of the new collaboration?

By Andreas Menelaou Features Assistant

Kris Van Assche x EASTPAK at Paris Fashion Week

Raf Simons did it first,Christopher Shannon put his special touch on it and Rick Owens definitely rocked it but yesterday Kris Van Assche gave EASTPAK bags his own interpretation of strong urban spirit engrained with cool elegance.

Incorporating the bags and rucksacks into his 13th collection for Fall/Winter 2011-12, Van Assche created 7 designs of the iconic bag in various combinations, blending his own sophisticated design aesthetic with the sportswear influences of EASTPAK.

The result was a selection of immaculately clean-lined stylish bagpacks & shoulder bags made from parachute cloth,leather and rough cotton that will be available to buy at selected EASTPAK and Kris Van Assche stores and concessions around Europe coming July 2011.

Images by Sybille Walter

By Andreas Menelaou Features Assistant

Thursday, 20 January 2011

Diesel Black Gold A/W 2011-12

We all know that Diesel Black Gold likes to dig deep into their rock heritage but this year they managed to accompany their rock legacy with soft elegant references of Italian tailoring and vintage military wear.

The clothes are irresistibly masculine yet fluid and comfortable and even though they are strong in presence they have something very whimsical about them,like they were designed for dreamers, idealists, people who doesn't want to conform to the usual.

Diesel's Black Gold men are now soldiers of time, love and freedom. There are hints of Tolstoy’sWar and Peace in leather cavalry boots and fur-lined Russian hats. But there are also flying jackets and greatcoats, long scarves and collarless undershirts whereas resilient outerwear – often trimmed with fur – are effortlessly combined with tapered yet roomy cargo trousers.

Diesel Black Gold ,for yet another season, eloquently blended the old with the new, vintage with contemporary, muted colours and effective prints and created a collection that evokes emotions of nostalgia, triggering memories that subconsciously makes any person identify with the clothes and the brand.