Aitor Throup, 2007.
Designer Aitor Throup has a sense of presentation for his garments which seems to mimic the way that a pattern makers mind visualises patterns. His work, which uses a series of complex panels to create forms, is often presented alongside the panels that make up the same garment.
'When it comes to fashion, the boys have finally trumped the girls.
The latest Roy Morgan readership figures signal a sign of optimism for men’s print publishing, with GQ surging 50.7 per cent.
In stark contrast to the latest circulation figures, the year to March 2013 was largely positive for magazines with 67 titles recording increases compared to 63 seeing declines.’
From ‘GQ trumps the Girls’ on ragtrader
Caused by the postmodernism and other social and political movement from the 1980s, the representation of men and the masculine ideal began to shift. Consumer culture became an integral part of society and the display of luxury goods equates to an emblem of success and achievement. Tradition displays of masculinity shifted and masculinity were reconstructed through consumption. THis is where magazines comes to play. As technology advances, the new mediums of communication aids and advertise the construction of men as consumers. GQ magazine as a online and physcial magazine are an excellent example of this occurance.
It would be interesting to see if mens fashion will one day be equally exubrant as womenswear.