Check out these images of British menswear designer Carolyn Massey‘s collection for Spring/Summer 2011. Don’t miss our coverage of Massey‘s Fall/Winter 2010 collection here.
Massey, a London-based British menswear designer, completed her MA at the Royal College of Art in June 2005. Due to â€˜frustation, boredom, and demandâ€™, Massey launched her eponymous label in June 2006 in Paris, having completed her MA just twelve months before.
A detail obsessive, Massey is known for her quintessentially elegant English cuts and sartorial nuances. Her work investigates what it takes to be a gentleman, and how this concept of masculinity has been appropriated during times of civil or social unrest.
Check out the images below. Don’t forget to check out Massey‘s site for much more info.
Thanks to stylesalvage for the images!
There’s a band called Small Sins that we’ve been into lately that we love more and more every time we listen.
Small Sins – originally known as The Ladies and Gentlemen – is the brainchild of former Carnations singer, Thomas D’Arcy. After releasing two albums to critical acclaim (self-titled, 2006 and Mood Swings, 2007), and extensive touring throughout Canada and the U.S., the band took a brief hiatus. The band is back with a new release (Pot Calls Kettle Black) due out in August 2010. Produced by John McEntire (Tortoise, Sea and Cake), the new record features performances by all members of the band – a departure from previous albums with all parts performed by D’Arcy alone.
London Fashion Week may be over, but we’ve got some images for you that we think you’re going to love. Check out the Spring/Summer 2011 collection by British menswear designer/tailor Ozwald Boateng, whose work we’ve had our eyes on for some time now.
Born in Ghana in the late 1960s, Ozwald Boateng, the first tailor to stage a catwalk show in Paris, is credited with revolutionizing the most famous street in the world for men’s tailoring. Boateng, who sees himself as both a tailor and a designer, coined the term bespoke couturier. He rewrote established perceptions of the row by redefining the cut of the traditional suit and fusing those expert cutting skills with colour to enhance the experience for the wearer. This more contemporary approach to menswear design has helped to forge a new appreciation for Savile Row and draw in a younger demographic.