Thursday, September 14, 2006

Diversity abounds @ New York Fashion Week

In a dramatic shake-up to a week characterised by soft, palatable designs, Alexander Plokhov staged a catwalk show to remember on Tuesday night, combining a love of experimental construction with dark, brooding colours and an urban hipster vibe:

Marc Jacobs, meanwhile, brought the ambience of the great American outdoors to his cute spring collection, featuring refreshing greens and khakis:

...whilst Diesel introduced these brash, 1970s-inspired designs, with gold belts and shoes punctuating a less-is-more approach to summer clothing:

We hope to see you all at the next Fashion Week in February! In the meantime, don't forget to check out our range at A Suit That Fits!

Our thoughts go out to Marianne Faithfull: fashion icon

Marianne Faithfull has been diagnosed with early stage breast cancer, her publicist announced today. Here at A Suit That Fits our thoughts go out to Marianne and we wish her a speedy recovery. We’d also like to take this opportunity to salute her for the amazing influence she’s exerted on the world of fashion, the bespoke tailored suit in particular.

If there’s one woman who can show a man how to wear a shirt and tie, it’s Marianne. This gigantic icon has conducted a public love affair with the suit ever since she first appeared in the 1960s. One of the original suit-wearing starlets, she has always pulled off the achievement with nothing less than immaculate style. (see photos below.)

With interest in her work increasing and the likes of Nick Cave and Damon Albarn flocking to collaborate with her, her suit-wearing days are assuredly far from over. Get well soon, Marianne.