It’s Independent Fashion Friday and that can only mean one thing in our eyes, 5 top designers you simply have to have on your radar! Following on from our #MondayMustHaves – Dad’s Do it Best, we’ve gathered our top 5 Men’s wear designers just for you.
Name: Christian Benner
About: Beginning as a visual merchandiser for Victoria’s Secret, then taking the reigns as lead stylist and sales for Men’s wear at Internationally known vintage retailer, What Goes Around Comes Around, Chrsitian Benner has rapidly become one of the most in-demand creators in New York City’s cut throat underground fashion scene. Mastering the art of taking existing pieces (predominantly rock tees and leather goods) and redesigning, distressing and reviving ‘the old’ by giving them a new life, a second story, and definitely some amazing, one of a kind touches, is what stands him out from the rest – Catering to the likes of Brandon Flowers, Mila Kunis, Jakob Dylan, Brad Pitt, Taylor Swift, Donatella Versace and many others and receiving countless editorial features and stylings both domestically and overseas.
Christian Benner envisions taking a classic beat up rock and roll t-shirt, and turning it into high fashion.
Name: Michael Fenici
About: Michael Fenici Corporation was founded in 1989 in Helsinborg, Sweden with the same visison they still have today.
Based on years of experience in design and pattern construction services for leading Scandinavian brands, Michael Fenici sought to create a custom mens tailoring service of impeccable quality.
The brands philosophy is the essencce of their “Su Misuara” made to-measure line, the utmost expression of personalized clothing.
Name: Another Shirt Please
About: ANOTHER SHIRT PLEASE strives to make the shirt your wardrobe pined for. Founded by three lifelong friends from Sweden, A.S.P guarantees a garment that is genuine, unique and long lasting. They believe authentic style comes from within; it cannot be imitated, replicated, fabricated or purchased from another designer.
Shirts are not only a wardrobe staple; they are truly a canvas on which the wearer can project their won personal style. Ultimately, A.S.P constructs garments that they, themselves, wear to death.
About: Austrian born Raimund Berthold graduated from the MA at Central Saint Martins in 2005 with an all-white menswear collection that has gone on to define his precise aesthetic.
After four years of working for some of fashion’s leading brands, Berthold established his eponymous line in 2009 with a five-piece collection of lightweight outerwear, which transformed from bags into coats and was presented as part of an installation with artist Elsa Tierney at London’s b store.
Name: Domingo Rodriguez
About: Born to a Dominican father and Liverpudlian Mother, menswear designer Domingo moved to Liverpool from America and Germany at an early age where he would later study at John Moore’s University for his BA studies.
Domingo first cut his fashion teeth interning for designers such as Kim Jones and Carolyn Massey. His First collection in 2008, a collection that would earn him the prestigious menswear award at Graduate Fashion Week and the Harold Tillman Scholarship to study on the MA Design and Technology course at London College of Fashion.
His graduate MA collection for A/W10 was scouted by asos.com for two exclusive capsule collection ‘Domingo Rodriguez for ASOS”.
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