Man Friday

29 January 2010

There's something quite inspiring about menswear; even though it is said to lack the creativity of women's fashion, I love how it is often understated with clean lines ripe for mixing with other garments.  Being stuck in a permanent wintery state, I have noted down all the elements of the Fall 2010 (see I'm getting Americanised already) mens shows that need to translate for the opposite sex. I promise I'll post more summery things when the random snowstorms stop.

You know I'm obsessed with finding the perfect coat, may not have had this problem if I were a bloke; l-r Junya Watanabe, Prada, Pringle, Maison Martin Margiela, Paul Smith, Burberry. 

There has been a lack of knitwear on this blog recently (I hope you'll be pleased to see the Knit of The Week feature back in the sidebar) so I'm spoiling you all with the techniques I'd love to see more of.  l-r; Pringle, Alexander McQueen, Burberry, Iceberg, Burberry, Y-3

This was all the random stuff I liked, print and shape-wise, I feel like I need a whole new kind of blazer.  l-r etro, Maison Martin Margiela, Paul Smith, Alexander Mc Queen.  All images from

Y-3 AW10 preview in Paris, the theme is 'Tradition vs. Future'; can't wait to see more!

Speaking of Y-3, I've managed to secure a standing ticket for the show at New York Fashion Week!  I'm so excited, and it should be interesting if the above Paris preview is anything to go by and I can't wait to see what the womenswear is like.  I'm also going to try and go to the Independent Fashion Bloggers Evoloving Influence Conference on Feb 15th, as I'm 99% sure I have the day off, so let me know if any of you are planning to go.

I've now been in New York for a month and am looking forward to what February holds, even if the snow does gets crazier; Fashion Month is coming!



  1. Ahhhh KB!!!! The conference will be so good, I hope they do something like that in London eventually. Jealous!

    Oh and so awesome about the standing ticket, I have no clue what's happening for me during LFW yet.

    I agree about menswear, I think a lot of it are possible things to steal for girls too!

  2. i love mens fashion. im desperate to go shopping for my brother but i dont think hes keen on the idea! i steal his clothes though, mens fashion is way more about comfort than womans fashion which i love x

  3. i love the mensfashion show.
    i adore mens fashion in general.
    it's always more comfortable, im always stealing my bf 's shirts to wear :D


  4. WOw, those are some hot men. Haha. I hear you about the perfect coats for men.

  5. Hi KB!

    I also get loads of inspiration from menswear! We are two of a kind.

    It's my first time here ... I love your wallpaper!

    PS Come join the giveaway I'm hosting?!

  6. oh wow, congrats on the standing ticket hun!
    I'm a big fan of menswear at the moment - I actually have a lot of mens jeans, tees and jackets that I wear myself!

    ♥ Hannah