Mark C O’Flaherty


Erwan & Ronan Bouroullec

Erwan and Ronan Bouroullec’s reputation for elevating simple products to new levels of sophistication is now seeing niche projects segue into state-of-the-art collaborations with global clout. Mark C O’Flaherty reports. Portrait by Léa Crespi

Suede’s reinvention

Refined reworkings of suede have given the material a hip new edge, enhanced by a confident use of colour, says Mark C O’Flaherty

The best new hats for men

Hats with a splash of colour, hint of humour or rock ’n’ roll swagger are introducing fashion-forward hatmakers to a new clientele. Mark C O’Flaherty reports


Exotic finds from far-flung lands keep this vintage-inspired apothecary brimming with original scents and beauty staples

A truer blue

Luxury denim is moving up the style index as master tailors turn their hand to made-to-measure and even bespoke jeans. Mark C O’Flaherty reports

Smoking hot

Whether classic or updated, the smoking jacket’s fin‑de-siècle glamour and evergreen luxe heralds a more decadent mood in menswear, says Mark C O’Flaherty

Maureen Paley’s London

A pioneer of London’s East End art scene, the gallerist represents celebrated artists such as Wolfgang Tillmans, Liam Gillick and Gillian Wearing at her eponymous space

Looming large: Scottish mills making it big

Hermès and Chanel have long chosen Scottish over Italian mills. Now a new generation of designers is following suit, inspired as much by technological innovation as matchless quality. Mark C O’Flaherty reports on a Scottish textile renaissance

Curatorial menswear stores

In the hunt for under-the-radar, offline menswear brands, the style cognoscenti are turning to highly curated stores run by idiosyncratic sartorial visionaries, says Mark C O’Flaherty