(PRWEB) August 02, 2012
In a recent issue the British edition of GQ magazine, the renowned men's style and fashion magazine, His Royal Highness Prince Charles paid tribute to the success of British design and craftsmanship, highlighting his love of tailoring and his thoughts on men's style.
With the European luxury goods sector seemingly immune to the effects of the worldwide recession, Prince Charles opened up to GQ magazine to talk about the role of fashion to the economy and how fashion can be sustainable and environmentally friendly.
British luxury menswear brands such as Burberry Prorsum and Vivienne Westwood are seeing an enormous growth in America and Asia, with frequent new store openings in major US cities such as Los Angeles and New York. While French and Italian designers such as Armani and Dolce & Gabbana menswear have always been popular in America, British designers have typically not had the same levels of success or exposure internationally.
Prince Charles is hoping to change this, by raising awareness of the sustainability of traditional British fabrics, such as wool and British tailoring techniques.
The Prince of Wales is known worldwide for his style and is regularly cited in various men's style magazines across the globe, frequently winning 'Best Dressed' awards.
Many well known British brands are closely connected to the British royal family, with the family regularly spotted in high-end, British luxury brands and well known designers receiving honorary titles such as 'Sir' or 'Dame', for example Dame Vivienne Westwood. This designer has become increasingly popular in recent years with American R'n'B singers Chris Brown and Usher both spotted wearing Vivienne Westwood shirts and cardigans.
Highlighting his love of a well tailored suit by Savile Row tailors, the Prince also raises awareness of how buying a quality, well made and sustainably produced garment can be good for the enviroment, with less need to replace it.
Britain's luxury fashion sector has shocked financial experts, with its robust performance and year on year growth. Furthermore, according to Datamonitor, a premium provider of global business information, the luxury goods industry is expected to grow by as much as 65 percent between 2010 and 2015. And men’s luxury apparel is projected to be one of the leading segments, with British brands and Prince Charles championing this. MilanStyle.co.uk, a British online store specializing in luxury men's brands, which ships to the USA and the rest of the world, is supporting this campaign by adding new British luxury brands to its wide selection of international designers available to purchase online.
The original interview with HRH Prince Charles appeared in the British edition of GQ Magazine (July/August 2012).
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