The Victorian era is one of my favorites. It burst at the seams with industrial innovations, such at public sewage upgrades and electricity. While aristocrats over indulged in arts, gambling, and prostitution, middle class populations boomed and with that brought poverty, the invention of housing “flats” and “slums”, and child labor. Charles Anastase is a London based designer and his fall 09 men’s collection is a fantastic epitomy of this glory age. His Victorian grunge is a sexy and brilliant capture of many elements of this time period. His looks are glam dirty and combine a stylized tailoring of the coats and pants that remind me of the chimney sweeps that were a dime a dozen at the time. His personal love for the Vic era is very evident in his gorgeous line.