9 posts tagged "GQ"
Today, the British Fashion Council announced the shortlist for the annual BFC/GQ Menswear Designer Fund: Christopher Raeburn, Christopher Shannon, E. Tautz, Lou Dalton, and Richard Nicoll (left). The Fund will provide one of the designers with a bespoke mentoring support program over one year, a £150,000 grant to take their business to the next level, and £50,000 in kind services. The BFC looks for labels that have been trading for at least three years and retail in the U.K. as well as internationally. The winner of the Fund will be announced before the next London Collections: Men shows, which are scheduled for June 15 through 17.
“The shortlisted designers are testament to the extraordinary array of talent in the menswear industry in Britain right now,” said Dylan Jones, editor in chief of British GQ and chair of LC:M. “The current generation of British menswear designers might be the best ever, as they not only have creativity in abundance, but also a keen business sense.”
Doutzen’s Boy Is All Atwitter, Girls (Like Helena Bonham Carter) Just Wanna Have Fun, Wang And The Gang In The Running For GQ‘s Best New Menswear Designer In America, And More…-------
Baby’s first rattle, sure. Baby’s first Gucci, maybe. But baby’s first Twitter account? Believe it: Phyllon Joy Gorré—the newborn offspring of Doutzen Kroes and husband Sunnery James—is now tweeting. [@PhyllonJoy]
And in other Twitter revelations today, H&M delighted fans by announcing via tweet that it’s planning to open its virtual doors to U.S. e-commerce circa 2012. [@HMUSA]
Helena Bonham Carter weathered criticism for her Golden Globes look, a Vivienne Westwood gown with which she paired mismatched shoes. “Why not wear mismatching shoes? Who says we can’t? I was just having fun. For me, fashion is all about fantasy and putting unlikely things together,” Bonham Carter told People StyleWatch. She even went so far as to suggest she’d do the fashionably unthinkable: wear the same dress to the Oscars. [People StyleWatch]
GQ announced the finalists for its GQ/CFDA Best New Menswear Designers in America award this morning. In the running this year: Alexander Wang for T (left), Patrik Ervell, Michael Bastian for Gant, Rick Klotz for Warriors of Radness, Kirk Miller for Miller’s Oath, and Joe Sadler, Derek Buse, and Greg Ullery for Riviera Club. [WWD]
And following the parades of brightly hued dudes on the European runways, The Wall Street Journal wonders: Will men actually buy color? [WSJ]
The U.K. edition of Gentlemen’s Quarterly—a magazine that ought to know about such things—published its list of the 50 most stylish men in Britain online today. (The print edition, which will also include the ten worst-dressed men, not only in Britain but worldwide, arrives on Thursday.) The inclusion of young Romeo Beckham (#26, ten spots behind his father) has caused the most commotion. But there are plenty of other reasons to check it out.
For one, the Beckhams aren’t the only family pair included. Princes William (#27) and Harry (#5) both made the list, with a 22-place differential that ought to make for a bit of sibling rivalry. A few gentlemen included (Alasdhair Willis, #42; David Walliams, #11) may have had a little help from their fashionable wives (that’d be Stella McCartney and Lara Stone, respectively). One married pair even had both partners on the list: Sir Elton John (#21) and husband David Furnish (#6). (We personally look forward to the day when all three members of the family show up: the Rocket Man, his mate, and their new baby son, Zachary Furnish-John.)
Several unimpeachable icons of Brit style (David Hockney, #47; Bryan Ferry, #36) as well as a few designers (Christopher Bailey, left, #33; and the not-quite-British Tom Ford, #7) made the cut. Ford’s protégé of sorts, Nicholas Hoult, star of A Single Man and of Ford’s recent campaigns, clocks in at #3. And at #1? Nowhere Boy star Aaron Johnson, more familiar to American tabloid audiences than movie audiences: The 20-year-old proposed to director Sam Taylor-Wood, 43, shortly after wrapping the Lennon biopic.
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The latest data from the publishing industry’s Audit Bureau of Circulations is out, WWD reports, and with it some tantalizing news about who really sent magazines flying off the newsstand in 2010 (and who didn’t). Despite some caveats (reporting doesn’t go through every 2010 issue for Condé Nast or Hearst magazines), the runaway winner was Lady Gaga, who graced the best-selling issue of Rolling Stone, the second-best-selling issue of Vanity Fair, and the third-best-selling issue of Elle during the reported period. Joining her in the cover girl pantheon are Rihanna (newsstand magic for GQ and Seventeen) and, believe it or not, Lauren Conrad, who appeared on Glamour‘s September issue, its best-selling of the year through November. Curiously not mentioned is Kim Kardashian, whose nude-and-body-painted cover of W‘s November art issue caused quite a stir. Glamour, at least, is betting on her: The reality starlet appears, in Tom Ford pajamas and a La Perla bra, on the monthly’s new February 2011 issue (left).