Whenever music and fashion meet, sparks are sure to fly and grunge is no exception. Born in Seattle in the mid-Eighties with its 'dirty' riffs, raw compositions and angst-ridden refrains, grunge created noisy fashion feedback which echoed on the Fall/Winter 2013-2014 runways. This month, Vogue Paris devotes an entire issue to the movement.
While I'm no branding expert, when I think of the sort of man who would wear fur, I like to take a simplistic approach. I call it my 'macho' or 'metro' rule of thumb... and If beards can become a fashionable look after so many years consigned to the grooming waiting room, I have great hopes for fur fashion for men.
A key Autumn/Winter trend for 2013 is the blurring of lines of masculine and feminine. I took inspiration from a beautifully talented singer, Caro Emerald and her lyrics to "Coming Back As a Man" to showcase the masculine/feminine trend. As Caro Emerald sang; "You see I've got it planned, I'm coming back as a man".
There seemed to be so many people jumping on the Royal bandwagon without offering anything different or remotely imaginative. That's when the idea struck me, everyone seemed to be milking the Royal birth so why not provide exactly that as a visual, that's how the concept for my Royal Breastfeeding T-Shirt materialised.
In 2010, Domingo was named by Esquire magazine as one of its '7 Brilliant Brits', which led to his Spring/Summer collection of 2011 being showcased at Paris Fashion Week in the prestigious MC2 fashion showroom. His unique collections focus on the lines of a human body and mirror bone structure and the rhythm of muscle movement.
There's been a surge in interest in the street style of the Eighties and Nineties of late. There is currently a major exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum on Eighties club fashion and a few months ago there was a photo show at the National Portrait Gallery. Perhaps this is because we know we are unlikely to experience such individualism again.
The arrival of the wedding dress at the end of a haute couture show is a moment of grace. The most anticipated look of the show, it provides a breathtakingly beautiful finale to each designer's presentation. With delicate lace detailing, lavish sequin embellishment and trains that seemed to stretch for miles.
Confidence is one of the most important things I have learnt about in the fashion world. All you need is bags of confidence, well that and maybe a bit of money as well. If someone is daring enough to wear a pair of completely fabulous but sky high stilettos to work, or a cute dungaree jumpsuit in the midst of summer I can only look on in wonder with a tiny feeling of jealousy.
Summer's here (minus frequent Sunshine) which means music festival season. But what to wear? Whether its been Issy Miyake at Isle Of Wight or Vera Wang at Wireless, T-shirts (teamed with the ever popular denim shorts), have been the basic but popular attire to rock out in, regardless of the weather.
Being predominantly a trainer-wearer, I have super soft, easily irritated, coddled feet, so sandal shopping is a nightmare. I despise anything that goes between my toes so thongs and toe posts are a total no-go. Trying to find sandals without them is a hard slog, I'm generally a pretty awkward customer when it comes to summer footwear.