A brilliant presentation

I teach Writing for fashion as an evening job. As the homework for one lesson, I asked the students to write a brief contributor’s presentation, of the type that often appears at the start of fashion lifestyle magazines. I asked them to put in a bit of humour. One of the students – Chinese –…

Boglioli, deconstructing the jacket

A deconstructed jacket is a staple in the men’s wardrobe, ideal for many occasions because it can be dressed up or down. It looks good with everything, and it’s supremely comfortable. The garment reaches its highest level of sophistication in products by Boglioli, famous above all for their K-jacket, which received screen consacration when it…

Ermenegildo Zegna

I couldn’t really say that I’m a fashionista, but there are certain occasions that call for a smart outfit, and so last weekend I was on the road in search of a place to buy a dark suit. Ermenegildo Zegna was what I wanted, and the place was The Place, a small mall just south…