GQ FASHION MAG LAUNCHES
GQ Magazine has launched a new swanky fashion-focussed partner, a hip bi-annual accompaniment to its monthly edition – coffee table candy for boys, basically. The magazine is being headed by ex-I-D Magazine editor Ben Reardon and features Oscar nominee James Franco on the cover, along with shoots styled by Louis Vuitton’s men’s wear designer Kim Jones. Simon Mills also writes about why British menswear is back on the map.
Fans of Loewe’s chic understated designs can rejoice – the Spanish brand is opening its first flagship on Mayfair’s prime luxury spot Mount Street any minute, selling its complete range of accessories and a capsule range of clothing. (Look out for the brand’s iconic logo print pieces.) The store itself promises to be a bit special. Peter Marino – the designer behind Christian Dior and Ermenegildo Zegna and Louis Vuitton’s temples of luxury – styled it.
Oliver Spencer’s Lambs Conduit Street store already has a cult following. (If you’ve not discovered it yet, think cool workwear basics, cable knits and naval winter coats a-plenty.) Now he is launching a footwear boutique in collaboration with Simon Spiteri, ex-head of menswear at Liberty. The store launches next month and will sell a range of Oliver Spencer boots, including the Northampton lace-up, a selection of independent shoe brands and accessories by Il Bussetto and Sean Marshall. Not to be missed. Prices will start at £50.