Inspired by the craftmanship, respect and quality in the work of Fifth Avenue Shoe Repairers in London's Goodge Street - a shop which has been bespoke restoring shoes and bags for men and women since 1936 - Swedish fashion label V Ave Shoe Repair was born in Stockholm in 2004, with a vision to create clothing and accessories built around those same core values.
Many people talk about timeless style like it's the holy grail of menswear. Style immortality. Immunity from the whims of fashion. But is it really possible? The answer is yes and no. Whilst it is wholly possible to buy clothing that will look great for years to come, eventually some parts of your wardrobe are going to require an update.
For those uninitiated into the world of tailoring, it can seem rather intimidating. There are so many 'rules'. Everyone has an opinion; friends, colleagues, family members, even random people on the street. Whilst there is plenty of scope to get it catastrophically wrong, it's easier than you think to get it right.
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.
By 15 June 2013, as London Collections: Men kicked off an intense calendar of runway shows and presentations of menswear collections for Spring/Summer 2014, fashion journalists and buyers from all over the world had arrived in the British capital with invigorated expectations about its sartorial talent.
If one is to take the latest edition of Fashion Week Tunis as a micro-scaled representation of the relationship between the political and the social, it is clear that the creativity revealed during this event owed much to the dialogues established not only between designers and artists in the Maghreb but also between creative voices located worldwide.
Who has to wear a suit to work? I count myself lucky that it's not enforced at my place of work and I can choose whether I go casual or smart. Thanks to the likes of Mark Zuckerberg, Richard Branson, and a boom in the creative industries, turning up to work looking super smart is no longer seen as a requirement.