Hello from New York Fashion Week! The one thing they don't tell you about fashion week is that many of the shows (and to be frank, most of the shows worth watching) are held in such obscure galleries and studios placed so far apart in the city that your wallet takes a beating from all the cab rides and your feet get punished from all those long walks you take feeling guilty about how much you spent on cab fare the last trip.
lineup at Bespoken FW 2010
But it was worth all the twenty-dollar bills surrendered to cab drivers and nails digging into the flesh of the neighboring toe, excuse my language. I got to the Bespoken presentation, my first show for this trip, and it was fashion magic: the warm lights, the clothes, the crowd of incredibly creative people who live and breathe fashion.
Bespoken is a British brand that takes the merits of bespoke clothing: meticulous tailoring and quality fabrics and fuses those into handsome, modern pieces that would suit a wide spectrum of men of different styles.
Here's a photodump of what my eyes saw at the Bespoken presentation:
This red trimmed and feathered hat would go well with my current favored look: the deranged artist.
I've recently discovered the joys of the lapel pin. This silver dagger brings a hint of pirate flavor.
Over lunch with Mimi (of Brook and Lyn, good stuff for girls, check it out!) yesterday I started toying with the idea of starting my own line: small, concise, well-tailored, and with a whiff of that Dandy Project crazy. It's a long shot, it'll be hard work, but I think it'll be worthwhile, if only for the entrepreneurial experience. The only thing I can promise is that I will try. Stay tuned!