Author Archives: Alex Willis-Bray

Brexit’s Effect On UK Fashion

Brexit was not only a shock to most but also 90% of British designers who voted to remain (BFC Poll). The fashion industry directly contributed £28bn to the UK’s economy in 2015 employing over 880,000 jobs which like many industries is now in uncharted waters. But what will Brexit mean to the fashion economy? Will […]

Spring Summer 2017 Trends

The sales have started and the Oxford St Christmas lights have been turned on. If you are looking for presents for loved ones and want to buy items that are ahead of next season’s trends then hopefully this will give you a heads up. Looking back across the London, Paris, NY and Milan fashion shows there […]

Spring Summer 2017 Predicted Trends

Following the buyers briefing, below are the predicted trends we will see emerging for SS17. I will of course update these with my next blog following the SS17 catwalk shows. COLOUR Complimenting fashion brights will be neutral tones and more natural whites rather than bright white. Blue is set to be a big colour contender next […]

New Technology That Change The Way We Shop

Fashion and technology have always gone hand in hand and designers continue to push the boundaries and provide talking points with their collections. From Burberry broadcasting their entire catwalk using smartphones to Diesel Black Gold developing bespoke smartwatch for their catwalk show at NYFW. This month saw a surge in development that combined the hunger […]

Fall/Winter 2016-2017 Trends

Overall, there was a grown-up mood across all fashion weeks with lots of colours and feminine, softer pieces you would normally expect for the summer. It was also a bit of a mixed bag where designers took different directions and inspiration. The key trends we should see though are; velvet, 80’s, sleeve detail and dresses worn over […]

Can The Council Ban Elasticated Waistbands?

During 40s/50’s fashion was all about beautiful structure, tailoring, posture and waists but then 70/s/80’s brought on the elasticated waistband. Now more and more people are wearing ‘lounge wear.’ But should it be banned in order to help stop obesity? Council bosses at the Local Government Association think it should. Now I’ve blogged about plus […]

MNSWR TV

The first and only online TV show dedicated to men’s fashion. Featuring David Gandy, Tinie Tempah, Bryan Boy and Oliver Spencer and more. Presented & Produced by yours truly. Hope you enjoy! http://www.mnswr.tv/