Menswear Archive

The Unlikely Success of Virgil Abloh

PARIS, France — “There is a new guard of designers that represent the luxury culture,” says Bosse Myhr, director of menswear and technology at British department store Selfridges. At the top of the list, alongside Shayne Oliver of Hood By Air and Demna Gvasalia of Vetements, is Virgil Abloh, the longtime creative consultant to Kanye West, whose streetwear-inspired, Milan-based label Off-White has attracted fans from …

Can Denmark’s Menswear Labels Catch Up With Their Swedish Competitors?

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — “The menswear talent emerging from Scandinavia is overwhelming,” says Benn McGregor, contemporary menswear buyer at Harvey Nichols, referring to a wave of Nordic brands with a youthful, minimalist aesthetic that has been closing the gap between high fashion and streetwear since the early 2000s. “People are appreciating Scandinavia in a way they didn’t do before and a lot of it has to …

Berluti Names Haider Ackermann Creative Director

LONDON, United Kingdom — Berluti has appointed Haider Ackermann as its new creative director. Ackermann’s first collection for the Paris-based menswear brand will be Autumn/Winter 2017, presented during men’s fashion week in Paris in January. The Colombian designer succeeds Alessandro Sartori, Berluti’s previous creative director for five years, who rejoined Ermenegildo Zegna as artistic director in February, having previously worked as head of its Z …