Darren Kennedy: The return of rodeo
Rope yourself a cowboy look with clashing plaids and Stetsons.
Now in its eleventh season, London Fashion Week Men's continues to prove that the menswear shows are not merely a Fashion Week afterthought, but a big business event that is bustling with energy and creativity. The latest round of shows at the beginning of this month proved it continues to be a platform that champions innovative and fresh approaches to men's fashion.
Tartan was seen in increasing prevalence on the AW18 runways in subtle but playful nods to old westerns, but no designer championed this trend with more aplomb than Astrid Andersen. Inspired by old photographs of model Jeny Howorth shot by Mark Lebon, Andersen sent models down the catwalk in cowboy hats and clashing plaids and lumberjacks, worn against mismatched prints and fabrics. The result was a flashback to a time of relaxed convention and carefree attitudes.
Raise a glass at the beautiful Ballymaloe House, one of Ireland’s most renowned country houses, in lovely East Cork on Thursday February 15, as Sean and Caro Feely from Chateau Feely host a very special wine event featuring their award-winning natural wine from Saussignac, Dordogne in France. Caro will talk through their personal wine-farming experiences and discuss the character of individual wines before joining guests to enjoy a thoughtfully paired Ballymaloe set menu. Make a night of it with an overnight stay in the warm and welcoming country house with prices starting from €200 per person, including the wine dinner and B&B.
For more info visit ballymaloe.ie