V&A’s “Fashioning Masculinities: The Art of Menswear” Exhibit Confronts Gender Constructs

On view now until 6 November in London, Fashioning Masculinities: The Art of Menswear is the V&A’s first major menswear exhibition. From a Victorian codpiece and Vivienne Westwood’s 1980s fig leaf-printed underwear to Kim Jones’ 2021 Fendi 3D flower dress inspired by Virginia Woolf’s Orlando and Christian Siriano’s tuxedo gown worn by Billy Porter, the show traces the history of men’s apparel and highlights how femininity …

Stòffa’s Stylish SoHo Outpost

The newly opened space acts as the headquarters for the brand's efforts

Oftentimes custom-fitted clothing can be costly and exclusive. But for Stòffa, an independent made-to-measure brand that launched in 2014, the process of buying clothes that are crafted just for you shouldn’t be limited to three-piece-suits or hats and priced outrageously. As Stòffa’s Nick Ragosta explains, “We believe that made-to-measure is an important vehicle for making ‘buy less but better’ a real option.” “First and foremost, …

N-p-Elliott’s “Intersection” Collection at New York Fashion Week: Men’s

A runway debut embracing the interconnected nature of social categorizations

When Nicholas P Elliott launched his namesake label in 2013, striking the balance between the avant-garde and accessible made for a propellant mission. Over the last four years, the N-p-Elliott brand’s grown in acclaim, maintained a commitment to minimal waste and brought social messaging to the forefront. This fashion week, Elliott made the decision to evolve from a presentation to a runway show—an act that …