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Tautz time: Patrick Grant (Classic Dialogues)

In just a few short years at the helm of a Savile Row tailoring establishment, PATRICK GRANT has carved himself a niche as the figurehead for a new approach to suiting. SEB LAW meets him to discuss craftsmanship, the art of bespoke and perfectly-blended whisky.

Patrick Grant is a man …

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Chats: Michael van der Ham (Classic Dialogues)

One of the leading lights in the new vanguard of British designers, Michael Van der Ham lets SEB LAW into his exquisitely-crafted world and penchant for dressing strong, independent women.

I sit down at Michael van der Ham’s show at lunchtime on the fourth day of London Fashion Week. I’m …

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Lou Dalton Chats (Classic Dialogues)

THE CRAFT: John-Michael O’Sullivan meets LOU DALTON at her studio on the edge of Spitalfields, finding her perfectly at ease with her place in the location’s rich tailoring lineage.

Lou Dalton’s workspace is tucked into the middle of a nineteenth-century furrier’s workshop on Spelman Street, at the point where the …

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Kris Van Assche (Classic Dialogues)

Perhaps better known for captaining Dior Homme post-Slimane, Paris-based designer Kris van Assche’s own brand has quietly become the go-to brand for understated simplicity with a masterful finish. SEB LAW talks to a designer at the top of his game.

We caught up with Kris just after his AW12 Paris …

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James Long (Classic Dialogues)

Just why is London at the forefront of menswear? SEB LAW meets menswear designer JAMES LONG to find out 

“I Love London!” James Long tells me, halfway through our meeting. “My team is in London, my inspiration is in London, why would I go to Paris or Milan?” He’s got …

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Christopher Shannon (Classic Dialogues)

Rebellious, resourceful and restless: SEB LAW talks to CHRISTOPHER SHANNON, the menswear designer who’s made a career out of doing things differently.

Words: Seb Law
Photography: Laura Lewis

It’s always been hard to quantify Christopher Shannon’s collections. A contemporary of the new wave of London designers (James Long, Martine Rose, …

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Interview: Fred Butler

Before interviewing someone, I do my usual Google scope and type their name into the search bar, waiting a split second to see what comes up. With Fred Butler – London-based savvy prop and accessories designer – I was met with a mind-blowing website that had me feeling all sorts

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Talent Emerging: Alfie Douglas

As cyclical as fashion is, there is always a time for firsts. For instance, this is the first time I have interviewed an entire family behind a fashion brand, ever. Introducing to you the Hadden’s – the blood-related group of creatives behind the increasingly successful British leather goods label, Alfie

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Talent Emerging: The Lacquer Lab

Over the recent years, the ‘look-at-me’ mani (a term coined by yours truly) has only grown in popularity – even your favourite minimalist can’t say no to a bit of nail art, be it an all-white look with a subtle black dot or a flat out Andy Warhol piece on

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Interview: Sera Ulger

This month saw London-based designer Sera Ulger join up with Malibu to release a limited edition summer bottle. The conceptual print designer captures her vibrant and energetic designs, transferring them onto one of this season’s favourite drink! This year to celebrate the collaboration with Sera Ulger, Malibu Rum has also

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