Where do I start? From the beginning, I guess :). Ok, attempt to make a dad joke failed, now back to the real business.
Corduroys were very popular in the 80s and parts of the 90s. As with everything fashion, they were no longer trendy and you wouldn’t be caught dead in them.. Up until two seasons ago, they had a reputation for being for granddads and grandmas. Fast forward to now when Cords have become cool again. Major fashion houses have added them to their collection for Autumn/Winter 2018/19.
First of all, let me apologise for going awal on you guys. It has been nonstop on my side hence the little break in regular articles. I mean where do I start. From running from one fashion show to another to putting together my yearly Fashion Industry Insider’s event. But I count it all as blessings as the past couple of months have been productive.
The month of June was easily my busiest month of the year so far with back to back shoots, back to back fashion shows from London Fashion Week to Milan Fashion week via Florence (Pitti). I came back to London to a very hectic schedule which has no signs of slowing down. I mean how did I do it you may ask. At some point, I thought had the strength of Superman. Only if that were true eh.
So London Fashion Week Men’s AW18 has come and gone. It has been an incredible event for me personally. Apart from seeing some amazing runway and presentations, I get to hang out with a few of my blogger friends. Unlike previous seasons, AW18 was reduced to 3 days only instead of 4. I was able to attend day 1 and day 2.
On Friday last week, I had the privilege of attending the launch of bespoke sculptures by John Smedley’s artist in residence Guy Haddon Grant. This was a collaborative work celebrating their partnered passion for form and construction.
These sculptures were inspired by the machine beds, and movement of both needles and yarn at John Smedley’s factory in Derbyshire. As can be seen on one of the images below, the sculpture has both industrial and delicate characteristics providing a perfect synergy between the machines and the gentle knitwear produced.
Speaking of knitwear, there has always been one brand that comes to mind every times someone mention the term “knitwear” and that is John Smedely. If you are a lover of good quality knitwear you would have recognised John Smedley as the undisputed leader in this humble yet prestigious garment. Whether it is the roll neck or the polo knitwear, there is no denying the fact that the knitwear exudes elegance and style.
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