London men's designer Aitor Throup doesn't take kindly to the seasonal cycles of fashion and its wrenching, stymying effect on the creative process. And so he's started his own system, one where he releases "archetypes" when, and only when, they're ready. The concept is that ideas evolve over...

When the eerie tall hats came down the runway at Dior Homme, it seemed as if Kris Van Assche had seen the fantastic horror film Jeepers Creepers. But it was soon clear we were watching a modern interpretation of American religious conservatism, Amish-style. Off-white ensembles evoking rural...

If only they had looked back further, to 1910, when basketball kicks first appeared, with their economy of shape in neutral canvas and leather. Wait, what's that we hear? An Italian has given us the respite from the garish kicks of our past? Stefano Pilati, we chest-bump you. Yves Saint...

The Twisted Wheel and The Torch of northern Britain); and the Perry Boy shirts of 1979 were donned by the fashion underground of inner-city Manchester and Salford. But of course nothing compares to the early punk movement, so our pick has to be this 1976 Punk reissue, each with its own splash...

A teenager then, Marc Jacobs seems to be feeling nostalgic for the era, at least with his handbag offerings for spring. Take, for instance, the Black Orchid "Bamboo," available in cognac or brown, with pink highlights and gold hardware. It has a lively, heady personality, so you can trust it...

But no matter, because your hand will look smashing as it fatefully exposes your king to Death's queen. Made in Italy from frosted silver and leather, the men's ring is destined to become another signature example of retro-ironic goth from London's dark prince.

To celebrate, this month the blockbuster line launches a capsule collection of vibrant, monochromatic sunglasses: an oversized, goggles-like model for men and a funky, rounded version for the ladies. Limited to 1030 pairs, the shades are available in a full rainbow of tantalizing hues, from...

Stars including Marion Cotillard and Jessica Biel had only to make the short trip from Cannes, where Dior has also been busy dressing a multitude of actresses on the red carpet. Following the show, it was off to the Oceanographic Museum, where Prince Albert and his wife, Princess Charlene of...

Michael, Dimitrij, Elvis, Antoine, & Miles Define Elegance in Dior Homme for Hero Magazine Long Live Dior-Photographer Fabien Kruszelnicki collaborates with stylist Harry Lambert as they delve into Dior Homme's spring/summer 2013 collection for a regal editorial in . Europe's emerging...

A slightly retro balance between naughty and nice, like something Betty Boop would have worn if she had gone into adult films, they feature a streetwalker-high platform heel while strapping your feet in with little leather bows. All five styles, from supple patent leather or rough-and-ready...

 

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