In the past, menswear and creative fashion were not words that were easily associated with one another. While a rich tradition existed in men’s tailoring, menswear was seen as very much the poor relation to womenswear. Times have changed: menswear, notably that created and produced by independent labels, is a hotbed of creativity; separate fashion weeks devoted to menswear are now held in Paris, London, and Milan; and the menswear scene is hotly discussed, critiqued, and debated in the press and online.
Contemporary Menswear presents in-depth profiles of more than fifty of the designers, labels, brands, stores, websites, and blogs that have shaped and continue to shape menswear in the twenty-first century. From classic heritage labels such as Albam Clothing through to dynamic, new labels such as Tellason (crafted, desirable denim) this is a detailed and insightful guide to an independent menswear scene that has grown to be a respected and highly creative part of global fashion.
Offers a comprehensive summary of men's heritage brands ranging from Engineered Garments and Gitman Brothers Vintage to Grenson.
Let’s say you’re a man who doesn't have a broad knowledge of menswear, but is extremely curious about the scene — then Contemporary Menswear is a book for you.
The editors of this poignant overview have captured and collated the major visionaries behind contemporary menswear circa N-O-W…Packed with insightful profiles and inspiring trend essays.
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Steven Vogel is the co–owner of Black Lodges, a creative agency in Hamburg specializing in design, event management, and brand strategy for clients including Burton, Levi Strauss, and Kangol.
Nicholas Schonberger is a writer, blogger, and critic of fashion, culture, and music. He lives in New York.
Calum Gordon is a Glasgow-based freelance writer and creative consultant who specializes in fashion and culture. He is Editor-in-Chief of The Reference Council, an influential online menswear magazine.