Author Archives: Davids Lu

Is This the Real Life? Is This Just Fantasy?

Burberry, fall 2019

Is This the Real Life? Is This Just Fantasy? LONDON — In the British capital, it is the calm before the storm. The country’s scheduled departure from the European Union — Brexit — is mere weeks away, although no deal has been reached. And so little is clear about what will become of Britain in […]

After 25 Years, Hussein Chalayan Is Not Afraid to Speak His Mind

Hussein Chalayan Celebrates 25 Years

But the one-time wunderkind turned éminence grise is eager to look forward, not back. By Elizabeth Paton. LONDON — Sometimes, Hussein Chalayan — designer, film director, professor, architect, choreographer and showman — thinks it is a miracle he is still standing. Next month it will have been 25 years since the 48-year-old first burst onto the fashion scene with his […]

What We Saw at London Fashion Week Men’s

What We Saw at London Fashion Week Men’s

At a time of identity crisis for London, many designers, including Craig Green, and Hussein Chalayan, defiantly flew the flag for British men’s wear. LONDON — The arrival of the new year has done little to quell the nerves about a London in flux. The economic and political future of Britain remains uncertain, and the […]

The Fix for Dark Circles, Bags and Droopy Lids

Doctors weigh in on the best treatments for our eye woes.- The eyes have it — the good stuff (smiling, winking, widening in delight), and also the less-good stuff that goes with the good stuff (crow’s-feet, crinkling, under-eye bags). No one would advise you to give up the good. But is there a way to make the inevitable […]

Tales From the Warhol Factory

In each of three successive spaces called the Factory, Andy Warhol created movies, paintings, time capsules and psychosexual dramas with a half-life of many decades. Here his collaborators recall the places, the times and the man. Concealed behind the pasty mask, the trademark fright wig and the impassive expression Andy Warhol showed to the world […]