London Fashion Week - A Brandy-addled Perspective
Swirling a brandy and ensconced in his leather high-backed armchair, Tweedy casts a gimlet eye over London Fashion Week
London Fashion Week began on the 15th of September, and there is a dedicated menswear day on the 21st.
Running through the list, and filtering out the more gentleman's clubby from the night-clubby catwalk shockers, some of our favourite names are there: Aquascutum, E. Tautz, Oliver Spencer, Mr Start, Rake and Hardy Amies.
And, lo, the houndstooth Harris Tweed overcoat above is launched this winter by Top Man, no less - as part of their Top Man Design collection. Has a bit of vintage Dunn and Co about it. I could fair see myself in that. I'd need to touch it, check labels, and try it on first, mind.
[Thoughts: when The Tweed Pig Festival of British Classics is inaugurated (unlikely), it would be nice to set up something to exhibit textiles and styles - Ventile cloth, say, or a Norfolk jacket. Maybe next to the ale tent.]
Kasabian at Mulberry's Birthday Bash
Mulberry, who are showing on the 18th, have been collaborating with a number of bands as part of their 40th birthday celebrations. Kasabian performed in New York at a Mulberry party last week. And at London Fashion Week the less scruffy Hurts will be playing.
Fantasy band and label collaborations? Who'd look good in a Barbour? Actually, better not, I could agonise over that for a long time.