Olivier Langhendries is a Belgian artist, model, florist and now also a fashion designer.
After working in the fashion industry for years Langhendries is launching his own first capsule collection.
All shirts are made in Italy and 100% white cotton, printed with floral designs and available in different colors. Langhendries’, an ex-florist and a graduate of Floral Design Management studies, surprises his costumers with a small bag of flower seeds, attached to every pack, spreading some floral magic.
Boys Of Shenkar
Not less than 9 men’s collections (out of 40!) were presented this week in the graduate show of the Department of Fashion Design at Shenkar College. A very fine and impressive harvest which differs in style and quality, but unites in a a certain matureness that will hopefully boost the local men’s fashion scene.
Here a few of The Garçonnière’s favorite looks:
Time To Politics
Tough days are now for any peace-seeking Israeli and Art or Fashion are always a good refuge. But not in the case of David Reeb, Israel’s leading political artist and his son, the fashion designer Asaf Reeb.
Central Saint Martins graduate Asaf Reeb designed a special limited collection, presented now by fashion house comme il faut, where he uses his father’s colorful and famous textiles.
There are no political statements in the son’s cloths but it is a good reminder of the father’s important works (that are exhibited now in the Tel Aviv museum) and that fashion still has an important role to play in our life.
Marcelo Burlon Wild at Pitti
And so he did. Last night in Florence Burlon fired into the most distinguished, sartorial and tailored men’s fashion event – a kick of adrenaline, fashion and extreme sport.
In the grand show Burlon’s models (and friends) were walking between freestyle motocross riders jumping in the air, all dressed in the brand’s signature style of graphic patterns and tribal energy.
Best of London Collections: Men
It’s the season again where men’s fashion news are reaching the headlines, with the British event London Collection: Men is competing with Florence veteran fair Pitti Uomo on the industry’s attention. Here are some of The Garçonnière highlights from the British capital:
Captain of the capital today is with with no doubt mr. JW Anderson, who keeps sharpening his poetic language, influencing young designers and leading a new path to the British men’s fashion industry.
Burberry presented a classic, cheerful and colorful show under the rarely-sunny London sky in Kensington Gardens. Hats were a leitmotiv through the collection which was inspired by the work of travel writer Bruce Chatwin.
And then came the new star in the sky. Protégé of Louise Wilson and fresh graduate from Central Saint Martins Craig Green was the name to drop this week in London.
Dazed back-stage report about the show was titled “Why everyone was crying at the Craig Green show“, Susie Buble was full of praises (such as “magnificent, ethereal and tearjerker”), Alexander Fury called Green “excellent, perhaps even exceptional, talent” and Tim Blanks declared that “The Cult of Craig is about to explode“. And that was only his debut collection.
Stripping fashion from its conventions Green sent barefoot men to a disturbing silent protest on stage. The cloths are hard to understand (and probably to wear) and it’s probably one of those moment that you have to be there in order to feel and understand the energy of fashion.