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Dior tackles critics head-on with all-black fashion show | Fashion – Mens Fashion Article

As luxury fashion tries to adapt to the coronavirus crisis with a run of digital events, the Dior men’s collection showed another timely shift as it confronted the issue of diversity on the catwalk. One week after the brand was criticised for casting an all-white ensemble of models for its womenswear couture presentation, the artistic director of menswear, Kim Jones, featured only black models in his spring/summer 2021 collection, which was designed in collaboration with the acclaimed Ghanaian portrait painter…

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Virgil Abloh takes ‘seasonless’ approach in Louis Vuitton menswear launch | Louis Vuitton – Mens Fashion Article

With physical fashion shows on hold, Louis Vuitton has presented its take on the digital fashion show, with a menswear film that blended animation and photography like a trippy take on Who Framed Roger Rabbit. The three-minute film featured cartoon characters that bounced off landmarks in an empty Paris: an uncanny Kermit-esque frog loomed over the Arc de Triomphe; a pterodactyl soared over the River Seine. There were few clothes – aside from one suede jacket and a couple of…

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Worth the hype: are Dior’s Air Jordans the most-wanted trainers of all time? | Fashion – Mens Fashion Article

Two months ago, it was modish to theorise that consumer desire for extravagant luxury fashion might never recover from the pandemic. But two months is a long time in fashion, and this week sees the blockbuster must-have come roaring back into style. On 1 July, an online prize draw will decide the lucky few who have won the privilege of spending £1,800 on the new Air Dior trainers. Even by the hype standards of the sneakerhead world, the buzz around…

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So merch for all that: how Bernie Sanders became politics’ least likely style icon | Fashion – Mens Fashion Article

Of all the things we’ll miss about Bernie Sanders, now that he has dropped out of the Democratic race, his style should be the least of it. Not only because his politics are so right on – this is the man who believes in free education and Medicare for all and who has had many Americans, who until recently felt disenfranchised by mainstream politics, feeling activated by it. But also because his clothes are so seemingly unremarkable. He wears crumpled…

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Prada works commuter chic at Milan men’s fashion week | Fashion – Mens Fashion Article

On the third day of Milan men’s fashion week, the concept of the working man emerged as a theme in the newest collection from Prada. The brand, which skipped Milan last season to show instead in Shanghai, showcased a collection which focused on formality and tailoring but with Miuccia Prada’s surreal touches. On a set that was designed to replicate a futuristic town square (a white statue of a man on a horse stood in the centre of the box-like…

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Art School to explore ‘queer sensuality’ at London fashion week | Fashion – Mens Fashion Article

On Sunday night, at their biggest-ever show, the British designers behind Art School will be asking men’s London fashion week: “What does it mean to dress for your gender?” Since they began in 2016, Tom Barratt and Eden Loweth have drawn inspiration from their non-binary identities. It has also given them a purpose. “It’s easy for a brand to say, ‘We’re queer’, but unless you’re considering the day-to-day life of these people, it doesn’t really matter,” says Loweth. “Art School…

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‘Intended to induce awe’: codpiece thrusts itself back into fashion | Fashion – Mens Fashion Article

Fashion has embraced the codpiece again, centuries after it fell out of style. Gucci’s Alessandro Michele revived the accessory for his spring/summer 2019 show: rendered in leather and snakeskin, worn harness-like and evoking Robert Mapplethorpe; in shiny diamante, hanging like a glitter ball; and framed like a seashell clutching the symbolic pearl. Henry VIII by Hans Holbein. Photograph: Dea Picture Library/De Agostini/Getty The American designer Thom Browne also featured them in his spring/summer 2020 show, which nodded to deconstructed sportswear.…

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