On the ground in Europe, GQ’s peerless fashion editors bring you their favorite looks from all the shows. Creative director Jim Moore talks John Ray’s collection for Dunhill.
“John Ray was at Gucci for years, he did all of Tom Ford’s tailoring there, and he’s a superb tailor. What’s great is that the house of Dunhill took him over, after ten years of time off. He’s back doing Dunhill, and I think his first collection was nice, but it was limited—he was just getting his feet wet. And this time, he went for something that you don’t see a lot of in London. A lot of the collections here are based on a coat of arms, or Savile Row, or the cut of a British suit, or the history of something. His inspiration was Francis Bacon meets Richard Burton, and I looked at it and thought that it was a very Jack Kerouac collection. Backstage I told him that, and he said, ‘You’re right, but Jack Kerouac wasn’t British.'” …read more
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