Entries by Christine de Leon from 09/2011

Ethical Fashion: Christopher Raeburn for Victorinox

| Posted 09.13.2011 | UK Style

So, exactly how did this young designer only five years out of art school, get commissioned by Swiss Army Knife originators Victorinox to make a one-off collection?

The Malcolm X T-shirt Revisited

| Posted 09.15.2011 | UK Style

The early 1990s were a golden era in postmodern black consciousness and 'X' was a symbol of empowerment emblazoned across the chests of so many young black men. However, within three or four years of such a potent resurgence of black radical thought, the 'X' tees seemed to disappear into the bottom drawer. So to see this symbol re-emerge on a suit jacket in 2011 was positively sublime.

London Fashion Week: Corrie Nielsen S/S 12 and the Carbon Off-Set Dilemma

| Posted 09.19.2011 | UK Style

Corrie Nielsen's Spring/Summer 2012 Collection entitled Arbiter Elegantiarum is heavily inspired by Wildean Victoriana where she cleverly melds English tailoring with modernist Japanese aesthetics...But how carbon neutral can she remain as a business?