The largest retail space on London’s Savile Row, the new Richard James store, designed by renowned architect Andy Martin, is divided in two main areas, ‘Seasonal’ and ‘Classic’, by a translucent screen treated with a dichroic film which varies in colour, luminosity and reflectiveness. This free-standing screen becomes the central feature of the new space, operating both as a vibrant backdrop to the displays in the ‘Seasonal’ area and a circulation distributor, concealing the more ‘private’ areas of the ‘Classic’ and Changing Rooms.
Andy says, “We derived techniques and effects from the above, which are directly translated in the key design features of our proposal. For example, the stretched canvas ceiling system works in direct reference to colour in terms of its reflective and projective qualities and the central screen evokes the chromatic and translucent related to light, texture and colour blur.”
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If you're going to give somebody socks for Christmas make sure they are the best. These are made by Pantherella in Leicester from the finest merino wool.
London got its very own men's fashion weekend this month. This was the first step in London taking its menswear crown back from Milan and Paris. From the traditional to the contemporary, London Collection:Men was a showcase of the new energy in menswear that is coming out of London. The Spring/Summer 2013 season was an explosion of beautiful prints and clean tennis whites with everything in between. Here are TheChicGeek's Top Looks;
Left - Richard James - Aprés Tennis
Below - Jonathan Saunders - Geometric Chic
Far Left - Joseph Turvey - Wearable Art
Left - Katie Eary - Guppy Yuppie
Far Left - Topman Design - Lord of Cullotte
Left - Agi & Sam - Magnum TGI Friday
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The school of thought on this one is all the attention should be focussed on the happy couple. Think sober, traditional menswear where the devil is in the detail. It’s a long day, so you want something that is comfortable and also continues to look good well into the evening. This won't be breaking any fashionable moulds, but use it as an opportunity to invest in quality classics and timeless accessories.
Richard James - Pindot Suit - £779
Drakes - Double Warp Stripe Tie - £95
Charvet - Slim-Fit Cotton Shirt - £260
Links of London - Knot Cufflinks - £95
Pantherella - Black Socks - £20
Edward Green - Shelton - £650
The 'Teddy Bear' coat is so called because the fabric is the same as they use to make cuddly teddy bears. This isn't faux-fur as it isn't pretending to be anything specific or trying to look real. Full fur coats on men look, at best, dubious and a bit much, so these make a great winter coat which has the weight and volume with the added warming texture. These coats are quite an investment but they are timeless and will last forever. Perfect for a walk in the woods.
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Left - Richard James - £1100
Below - James Long - £1150
Available at Harvey Nichols
Brian Clarke - £800
Gucci - Bister Shearling Fur with Suede Lux Details - £3190
Paul Smith - £1219