The coolest men’s fashion accessories for summer

Ebbets Fitted Seattle Cap for Glasswing, $45

Oyster Holdings Adidas 350, $130

Miansai Silver Hook Brown Leather Bracelet,$65 Stance Iron Maiden Socks, $18

 

Warby Parker Yates Sunglasses, starting at $145

Man does not live by jeans and shirts alone. It’s the little extras that set him apart.

Carefully chosen accessories complete a look, elevate your style and can serve a utilitarian purpose, too. These stylish extras complete your look and take your day (or night) wear to the next level.

Oyster Holdings Adidas 350 ($130 at Likelihood, Capitol Hill, and likelihood.us). Add some punch to your basics with these luxe sneakers in orange nubuck leather. They manage to be both flashy and classy, with a gold-foil logo and a semi-translucent outsole. But step it up — they’re already selling out across the country.

Stance Iron Maiden Socks ($18 at MysteryMade, West Seattle, and stance.com). Is he a rocker down to the tips of his toes? Run to the hills in these comfortable cushioned athletic socks from the California company’s Legends of Metal Collection, featuring Eddie art from Iron Maiden’s debut 1980 album.

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How 6 Indigenous Designers Are Using Fashion to Reclaim Their Culture

The line between inspiration and appropriation in fashion is oftentimes blurred. Nobody knows this better than the indigenous community, whose sacred prints, hand-burnished leatherwork, and beaded appliqués have been imitated by fashion houses for centuries. This type of cultural appropriation, where labels draw from deep-rooted design codes without crediting the culture they are taking them from, is particularly harmful to indigenous people, who have been, and continue to be, marginalized. But now, a new crop of indigenous designers in North America is fighting back, using their collections to spotlight cultural activism and grassroots movements that are more important now than ever—especially given recent events, such as the pipeline protests at Standing Rock.

These unique designers hail from a variety of distinctive tribes, from Ojibwe to Kiowa, and are fusing their cultures’ time-honored craftsmanship with new, unexpected flourishes, such as graphic silk screen or 3-D printing. The unifying message? Reclaiming their heritage in a time when indigenous people continue to remain invisible. The collections, which range from jewelry to ready-to-wear, find inspiration in traditionally meaningful elements such as animals, historical government documents, and ornate regalia pieces, such as the powwow dresses worn by Crees, Crows, and many other groups, each one different in nature. “The biggest misconception about indigenous design is that it’s all the same,” said designer Bethany Yellowtail. “Crows are very different than Navajos, and Cheyennes are very different than Ojibwes. It’s really important to tell those stories through our design.”

Thankfully, indigenous fashion is finally gaining some ground. This week, Toronto will follow in the footsteps of Australia and Vancouver, British Columbia, by hosting its first-ever Indigenous Fashion Week. This four-day initiative will give designers a much-needed platform and serves as a promising counterpoint to the pervasive appropriation still found on today’s runways. “When an indigenous person can take up space and present an honest, individual point of view of who they are, that is incredibly powerful,” said designer Evan Ducharme. It will feature runway shows from designers such as Ducharme, panel discussions about cultural appropriation, and a shoppable marketplace stocked with authentic indigenous-made products. (Last year, the “Native Fashion Now” exhibition was also hosted at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York City, which displayed the disruptive works of more than 60 indigenous designers.)

Below, meet six rising indigenous talents from across North America as they sound off on their latest collections, the need for activism, and the power of reconciliation.

Bethany Yellowtail
Label: B.Yellowtail
Tribe: Crow and Northern Cheyenne
Based in: Los Angeles, California

Everything you need to know about London Fashion Week Men’s Spring/Summer 2019

London Fashion Week Men’s is just around the corner and here’s all you need to know to stay in the loop (so far).

Friday 9 June sees the beginning of London Fashion Week Men’s Spring/Summer 2019, which is now entering its 12th season. Running from Friday to Monday, the schedule is looking more exciting than ever with a whole host of new designers joining the roster.

Typically the four-day showcase will see some of our best homegrown talent (Oliver Spencer and A Cold Wall will all be returning), but there is also an array of some of the best overseas talent. Brands like Xander Zhou, Chalayan and Astrid Andersen have become firm favourites on the fashion week schedule and will be showing us what they’ve got in store for this time next year.

While little has been altered with regards to how fashion week will run (the BFC Showspace is still over at 180 Strand), there have been a few changes. GQ favourite Daniel W Fletcher will be putting on a show rather than a presentation as he has done in previous seasons, while Iceberg is joining the LFWM schedule for the first time. Kent & Curwen (you know, the one fronted and co-owned by David Beckham) is ditching its luncheon of the past few years and instead putting on an intimate show.

There will be parties aplenty, with Asos kicking things off on the Friday night (it’ll also be showing its own collection for SS19). Friday will also see Burberry put on an exclusive party with GQ Woman Of The Year Adwoa Aboah and her model mate Sonny Hall presenting the Autumn/Winter 18 pre-collection. On Sunday night GQ Style will be throwing its own bash with Browns in celebration of London Fashion Week Men’s, while on the Monday night Dylan Jones and British GQ are enlisting Loyle Carner to host the official closing dinner.

If you can’t be at fashion week in person, then we’ll obviously be bringing you all the action as and when it happens. Sure there’s plenty going on over at the showspaces, but we’ve also got our own roving photographer Robert Spangle catching the very best street style and we’ll be bringing you daily style diaries with our favourite influencers.

Below we present to you the full schedule for London Fashion Week Men’s Spring/Summer 2019 and remember to tune in to our Instagram and of course, GQ.co.uk, when the shows kick off…

LONDON FASHION WEEK MEN’S SPRING/SUMMER ’19 SCHEDULE

Friday 8 June:
18:00 Iceberg (show)
18:30-20:00 Kirk Originals – Made in England – A London Story (event)
19:00-21:00 Asos Menswear (presentation)
19:30-21:00 Machine A & Void present The Graduate Project (event)

Saturday 9 June:
09:00 Daniel W Fletcher (show)
09:30-10:30 CV22 – Rugby – England (Discovery Lab)
10:00 John Lawrence Sullivan (show)
10:30-11:30 E Tautz (presentation)
11:00 St James’s Show (show)
11:30-13:30 Lou Dalton (presentation)
12:30-14:30 3.Paradis X Pony (Discovery Lab)
13:00 Edward Crutchley (show)
14:00 Matthew Miller (show)
14:30-16:30 Wood Wood (presentation)
15:00 Oliver Spencer (show)
15:30-17:30 Jordanluca (Discovery Lab)
16:00 Sharon Wauchob (show)
16:30-17:30 Bethany Williams (presentation)
17:00 Liam Hodges (show)
17:30-18:30 Ben Sherman (presentation)
18:00 Qasimi (show)
18:30-19:30 New Gen One To Watch: Bianca Saunders (Discovery Lab)
19:30-23:30 Labrum Presentation supported by Asics Tiger (event)

Sunday 10 June:
09:30-11:30 Phoebe English (presentation)
10:00 Xander Zhou (show)
10:30-12:30 Something To Hate On (Discovery Lab)
11:00 A Cold Wall (show)
12:00 MAN (show)
13:00 Chalayan (show)
13:00-15:00 New Gen pop-up showroom: A Cold Wall (event)
13:30-14:30 Kent & Curwen (presentation)
14:30-16:30 Danshan (Discovery Lab)
15:00 Christopher Raeburn (show)
15:30-17:30 Michiko Koshino (presentation)
16:00 Alex Mullins (show)
16:00-18:00 New Gen pop-up showroom: Phoebe English (event)
17:00 Kiko Kostadinov (show)
18:00 Berthold (show)
19:00 Cottweiler (show)
20:00 Martine Rose (show)
20:30-22:30 Discipled: Julian Sinclair & Alin Cotovanu

Monday 11 June:
09:30-11:00 New Gen pop-up showroom: Liam Hodges (event)
09:30-11:30 Ka Wa Key (Discovery Lab)
10:00 Per Gotesson (show)
11:00 Private Policy and Staff Only presented by 智族GQ (show)
11:30-13:00 Barbour International (presentation)
11:30-15:30 Astrid Anderson (presentation)
12:00 Pronounce (show)
12:00-17:00 New Gen pop-up showroom: Per Gotesson (event)
12:30-13:30 Nine8 Collective (Discovery Lab)
13:00 Charles Jeffery Loverboy (show)
13:30-15:30 Nicholas Daley (presentation)
14:00 University Of Westminster MA Menswear (show)
14:30-16:30 Mr Start (DiscoveryLAB)
15:00 Blindness (show)
15:30-17:30 New Gen One To Watch: Paria/Farzaneh (presentation)
17:00 What We Wear (show)
19:00 GQ Dinner co-hosted by Loyle Carner (event)

 

 

 

 

Can You Wear Bike Shorts to the Club?

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The above-the-knee bike short has been quietly rumbling on the runways since Fall 2014 during Chanel couture; for Spring 2018, it made appearances at the likes of Alexander Wang, MSGM, and Off-White. Predictably, the usual street style stars like Kim Kardashian West and Emily Ratajkowski have been sporting the stretchy glute-huggers casually, out and about during the daytime. Now, though, the heretofore casual piece has received a big-night-out makeover thanks to Bella Hadid. Last week at the Cannes Film Festival, the model was snapped en route to a party wearing a pair of flashy metallic Yeezy x 2XU shorts that she paired with a crop top and a backpack. The elevating factors were a statement diamond necklace and drop earrings, and most of all, a pair of high heels.

The micro-leggings look is, of course, a tough one to pull off. Bike shorts are to thighs as thong heels are to feet and toes: They show everything. But then again, that’s the whole point—and what’s more, they’re a fresh, tomboyish alternative to the typical slinky party dress. Vogue Market Editor Alexandra Gurvitch has long been leaning into the look. “They are perfect for showing your legs. It’s body-con and spandex, which is actually super-flattering. They hold you in. And another benefit is that you don’t have to be girly at the club in a dress,” she says. “Plus, they are easy to dress up in a very now way. Instead of making them ’80s by sporting them under a big top, you should go early noughties and wear them with a going-out top and sexy heels.”

Here, see the best ways to take bike shorts for a spin when you’re nowhere near a bike.

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Hold Up — Did You See the Practical Summer Dress Kate Middleton Wore to the Wedding Rehearsal?

 

Kate Middleton joined Prince William and the now-newlyweds Meghan Markle and Prince Harry for a wedding rehearsal in Windsor. While this marked the duchess’s first public drive through town since giving birth to baby Louis, she appeared bright — and that probably had something to do with her dress.

Kate chose a lovely floral Michael Michael Kors shirtdress ($175) for the occasion, which is a breezy number that was probably pretty comfortable for the day’s agenda. The duchess accessorized with oversize Givenchy sunglasses.

While Meghan opted for an ivory bodysuit blouse and gorgeous diamonds to prepare for the ceremony, Kate’s laid-back, free-spirited outfit is definitely our speed this time of year. Read on for another glimpse, then check out Kate’s exact design and shop plenty of similar looks. Plus, see what Kate ended up wearing to Meghan and Harry’s ceremony!

 

 

Red carpet looks that dazzled Cannes

Actresses proved you can protest while being beautifully dressed (AFP Photo/LOIC VENANCE)

Actresses proved you can protest while being beautifully dressed

 

 

Cate Blanchett's spectacular blue Mary Katrantzou ball gown that took six months to make (AFP Photo/Valery HACHE)

Cate Blanchett’s spectacular blue Mary Katrantzou ball gown that took six months to make

Black and mixed-race French actresses lit up Cannes protesting the discrimination and stereotyping they have suffered (AFP Photo/Alberto PIZZOLI)

Black and mixed-race French actresses lit up Cannes protesting the discrimination and stereotyping they have suffered

Spike Lee dusted down his Love and Hate knuckleduster rings from "Do the Right Thing" for his "BlacKkKlansman" premiere (AFP Photo/Anne-Christine POUJOULAT            )

Spike Lee dusted down his Love and Hate knuckleduster rings from “Do the Right Thing” for his “BlacKkKlansman” premiere

Jury member Kristen Stewart threw off her stilettos and walked barefoot along the red carpet (AFP Photo/Valery HACHE)

Jury member Kristen Stewart threw off her stilettos and walked barefoot along the red carpet

Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai's peacock and butterfly-style gown had the longest train seen on the red carpet (AFP Photo/Anne-Christine POUJOULAT)

Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai’s peacock and butterfly-style gown had the longest train seen on the red carpet

Japanese actress Erika Karata had to be rescued twice by her co-stars when she got her heel stuck in her dress (AFP Photo/Valery HACHE)

Japanese actress Erika Karata had to be rescued twice by her co-stars when she got her heel stuck in her dress

 

 

Cannes (France) (AFP) – With two powerful protests by female stars calling for equal pay and treatment, the red carpet at the Cannes film festival — which ends Sunday — was about much more than fashion statements.

But that did not dim the glamour of the gala premieres. We look back on 12 days and nights of glitz, as well as the occasional wardrobe malfunction, on the French Riviera.

– Who’s wearing the trousers? –

The Cannes red carpet has seen a lot in 71 years. But few nights will live longer in the memory than the one when female stars led by jury president Cate Blanchett protested about the festival’s epic fail when it comes to women directors. All but 82 films of the near 1,700 shown at Cannes over the years have been by men.

This was also possibly the best-dressed demo in history, with Kristen Stewart rocking a white Chanel trouser suit and many others following #MeToo protests elsewhere by dressing in black. This was a Cannes where women wore the trousers — once frowned upon by the festival’s dress code — with Blanchett killing it with a black Givenchy jumpsuit for the premiere of “Capernaum”.

– Queen Cate –

No one does regal better than Blanchett who made her name playing British monarch Elizabeth I. Her intelligence and poise gave the festival a new sheen, from her speech at the protest to her insistence that the jury will chose the best film, not the one that best fits the political narrative.

Her wardrobe choices were equally impeccable at more than a dozen galas. Two black Armani numbers contrasted with an intricate avant-garde Iris van Herpen dress. And she brought the house down with a spectacular blue Mary Katrantzou ball gown that took six months to make. The dress also delivered the cutest photo of the festival when her daughter hid under her skirts as she left her hotel room.

– Black is back –

Black and mixed-race French actresses showed how to be angry and elegant in their protest on the red carpet about the shocking discrimination and stereotyping they have suffered. Dressed in Balmain they lit up Cannes on the wettest night of the festival and were clapped up the carpet by jury member Khadja Nin.

The Burundian singer has given Blanchett a run for her money with some seriously sassy wax print dresses and headwraps while Spike Lee dusted down his Love and Hate knuckleduster rings from “Do the Right Thing” for his “BlacKkKlansman” premiere.

– Kicking ass barefoot –

After “Heelgate” in 2015 when women were stopped on the red carpet for not wearing high heels, Cannes “sexist” dress code — since revised — took a bit of a kicking this year with jury member Kristen Stewart throwing off her stilettos and walking barefoot up the steps for “BlacKkKlansman”.

A few nights later she ground convention further into the dust with an androgynous black Chanel jacket and leather trousers and loafers. Italian director Alice Rohrwacher, whose quirky “Happy as Lazzaro” is in the running for the Palme d’Or top prize, took gender reversal to a new level by wearing a man’s shirt backwards for her press conference.

– Butterfly gothic –

Indian icon Aishwarya Rai and Iranian actress Marziyeh Rezaei wore two of the most photographed dresses — for very different reasons. The train of the Bollywood’s star’s peacock/butterfly Michael Cinco dress was the longest seen on the red carpet for many a year, while Rezaei’s was a spectacularly modest shimmering tulle number channelling the most gothic of fairytales.

– A slight snag… –

And you have to feel sorry for the super chic Japanese actress Erika Karata who had to be rescued not once but twice by her co-stars from “Asako 1 & 2” when she got her heel stuck in her dress on the famous Cannes red carpet.

Paris Hilton shines in gold gown while showing off engagement ring at Cannes Fashion For Relief gala

Paris Hilton wowed in a gold sleeveless gown on Sunday night at the Cannes Fashion For Relief gala.

The 37-year-old Hilton heiress, who came dripping in diamonds, showed off her 20-carat, pear shaped engagement ring on the red carpet.

Fashion For Relief is a non-profit organization, lead by supermodel Naomi Campbell, that raises money for various causes.

Pretty princess: Paris Hilton wowed in a gold sleeveless gown by Christophe Guillarme on Sunday night at the Cannes Fashion For Relief gala

Pretty princess: Paris Hilton wowed in a gold sleeveless gown by Christophe Guillarme on Sunday night at the Cannes Fashion For Relief gala

What a rock: The 37-year-old Hilton heiress, who came dripping in diamonds, showed off her 20-carat, pear shaped engagement ring on the red carpet

What a rock: The 37-year-old Hilton heiress, who came dripping in diamonds, showed off her 20-carat, pear shaped engagement ring on the red carpet

Bling: Paris couldn't stop staring at her massive diamond 

Bling: Paris couldn’t stop staring at her massive diamond

The evening of glitz and glamour included a guest list of over 1,000 people.

Attendees enjoyed dinner, live entertainment, an auction, and a fashion show.

Hilton, who traveled to Cannes with fiance Chris Zylka, flew solo for the event.

Giving back: Fashion For Relief is a non-profit organization, lead by supermodel Naomi Campbell, that raises money for various causes

Giving back: Fashion For Relief is a non-profit organization, lead by supermodel Naomi Campbell, that raises money for various causes

All smiles: Hilton paired her ring with a diamond watch and choker  

All smiles: Hilton paired her ring with a diamond watch and choker

Cannes club: Paris is set to host and DJ a party at the VIP Room on Monday night in France 

Paris is set to host and DJ a party at the VIP Room on Monday night.

She made her DJ debut back in June 2012 and currently has a residency at Amnesia nightclub in Ibiza.

‘My first show was in Brazil. Like 30,000 people, closing for Jennifer Lopez, it was so much fun,’ she told Billboard in an interview.

‘I loved it so much that after that I really just got more into it. I’ve just been having the time of my life. I didn’t realize what a huge success I would be.’

Front row: The evening of glitz and glamour included a guest list of over 1,000 people

Front row: The evening of glitz and glamour included a guest list of over 1,000 people

Do a twirl: Paris, who traveled to Cannes with fiance Chris Zylka, flew solo for the event 

Do a twirl: Paris, who traveled to Cannes with fiance Chris Zylka, flew solo for the event

Fashion For Relief: Attendees enjoyed dinner, live entertainment, an auction, and a fashion show throughout the evening 

Fashion For Relief: Attendees enjoyed dinner, live entertainment, an auction, and a fashion show throughout the evening

The Simple Life star is in the process of planning her wedding to Zylka, 32.

During the iHeartRadio Music Awards, she revealed to ET that the pair plan to tie the knot later this year, but noted that picking a date has proved difficult due to her large family.

‘First we have the engagement party, the bridal party, and then the wedding,’ she said. ‘We’re still picking a date that’s perfect for everyone in the family. My brother is getting married in June so we’re gonna separate a few more months after that.’