• Stefan Cooke RTW Spring 2023

    16 days ago - By WWD

    Stefan Cooke and his life and work partner Jake Burt, have built a menswear label that blurs lines around gender, history and social class. Now the creative duo have taken on womenswear.
    “We've been planning it for actually quite a long time and it felt right to do it. We wanted it to be really succinct, but also really tactile...It's really amazing to actually do dressmaking. It's more limitless and dynamic,” Cooke said backstage.
    They didn't just make the men's leather bombers and denim jackets two sizes smaller and call it a day. There were tactile dresses and tops decorated with...
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  • Simone Rocha RTW Spring 2023

    16 days ago - By WWD

    Designers are still processing the impact that lockdown has had on their own lives, and on the wider culture, and working out - in real time - how people want to dress.
    This season some have responded with ultra-practical, back-to-reality collections for people now working between home and office. Others are plumping for more fantasy and focusing on evening, special occasions and event dressing. It's a fascinating process to watch.
    Simone Rocha offered up a different sort of back-to-reality dressing, staging her collection at the Old Bailey, the famous criminal court building where Moll...
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  • 16Arlington RTW Spring 2023

    16 days ago - By WWD

    It's Marco Capaldo's second season alone at 16Arlington, the brand he cofounded with his partner in life and work, Kikka Cavenati, who passed away last year following a short and sudden illness.
    Capaldo is determined to keep the brand going. The young couple had become a fixture on London's social scene along with their chirpy partywear made up of feathers, sequins and metallics.
    This season the models traversed through a complicated runway venue with Paloma Elsesser getting lost in the 16Arlington labyrinth in a shimmery sequined snake print dress.
    Elsesser wasn't the only one wandering...
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