Weekend in Puglia


I had an amazing time while traveling through these beautiful old towns on my latest trip to Puglia.





Alberobello


Alberobello is a small town and comune of the
Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy. It has 10735
inhabitants and is famous for its unique trullo buildings.

The trulli of Alberobello have been designated as a UNESCO World Ineritage site since 1996.


City Hall

Typical home

Trulli

Old town

Enjoying the golden hour

Quirky streets

Shopping



Castellana Grotte


Castellana Grotte is a town and comune in the province of Bari, Apulia, Southern Italy. Grotte means “caves” in Italian.

One of the most important attractions in Apulia are the caves of
Castellana Grotte, a complex of underground cavities of karst origin.
Stalagmites, stalactites, canyons and caves characterise this pathway
long 3 km to more than 60 meters deep. The Grotte of Castellana were
discovered January 23, 1938 by cavers Franco Anelli and Vito Matarrese.

Santino il calzolaio

Old town

Old town

Bottega

Tonino il barbiere



Conversano


Conversano is an ancient town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Bari,Apulia, south-eastern Italy.

It is 30 kilometres (19 mi) southeast of Bari and 7 kilometres (4 mi) from the Adriatic coast, at 219 metres (719 ft) above sea level.


Villa comunale

Striking a pose

Lifestyle

Old town

Museo

Art

Museo

Old town

La dolce vita

Food

I loved the food from the extensive seasonal menu at Locanda Romanelli  .

Focaccia

Braciola d’asino

Antipasti

Orecchiette

Baccala’

Dessert



London Fashion Week Men’s 2018

Oliver Spencer

London Fashion Week Men’s 2018 with Our Man On The Ground

We were at this year’s London Fashion Week Men’s which was on in central London from 6th to 8th January and have put together a photo collection of what the fashion designers had on display this year as they showed off their Autumn/Winter 2018 collections, creativity and brands here in London.

Phoebe English

Phoebe English

Phoebe English

Day 1 included collections from Band of Outsiders, founded in LA back in 2004; Ben Sherman; Edward Crutchley; John Lawrence Sullivan, founded by designer Arashi Yanagawa; British Born and London based Liam Hodges; Oliver Spencer; London based contemporary menswear label Qasimi; Tonsure; Tourne De Transmission, founded by Graeme Gaughan in 2012; London based What We Wear contemporary brand; Copenhagen based Wood Wood, which was founded back in 2002 by Karl-Oskar Olsen and Brian SS Jensen and finally Xander Zhou, based in Beijing.

D. Gnak

On Day 2 there were collections from British menswear designer Alex Mullins; Hussein Chalayan; Glaswegian designer Charles Jeffrey (Loverboy); British fashion designer Christopher Raeburn; London based Daniel W. Fletcher; female designer Lou Dalton; Man; Michiko Koshino, one of the industry’s original innovators in the 80s; Phoebe English Man, an English luxury women’s and men’s label based in London and female designer Wales Bonner, who received the LVMH Young Designer Prize in 2016.


Bobby Abley

Bobby Abley

Bobby Abley

On Day 3 we saw collections from A-Cold-Wall*; British lifestyle brand Belstaff; British fashion brand Blood Brother; Bobby Abley; London based Craig Green; Korean designer D.Gnak; Per Göttesson and finally Pronounce, a contemporary brand created by Yushan Li and Jun Zhou, based in Milan and Shanghai.

Richard Biedul

More information on this year’s event can be found on London Fashion Week Men’s website: www.londonfashionweekmens.com

Editorial by Simon Burrell, Editor-in-Chief of Our Man On The Ground and photographs by Pietro Recchia, a London-based photographer specialising in fashion, portraits and luxury events.