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May 31, 2012 BY CAPSULESNEWS

Menswear will no longer be an afterthought at London Fashion Week. What used to be a single day of menswear shows at the end of the week in both September and February will now evolve into a three-day international menswear extravaganza. Get excited, boys. [WWD]

The suspense around the CFDA Awards just keeps building. Simon Spurr, who received a nomination for best menswear designer back in March and then quit his label two days later, is still expected to show up to the awards on Monday. Drama, drama, drama. [NY Times]

Luisa Via Roma has been named the exclusive online retailer for Karl's new menswear label, to debut on the site on June 18. The price range varies from $97 (t-shirts)$1,865 (outerwear). A preview slideshow of the line showcases the typical high collar that is characteristic of Lagerfeld himself, so prepare yourself for all the pseudo-Karls soon to be running around. [WWD]

Salvatore Ferragamo released their men's resort collection today. Hopefully the color orange suits you well. Check out the lookbook here. [WWD]

Fred Armisen is tired of being funny. The SNL and Portlandia star is launching a new project called "Be Serious for 30 Seconds" where users can upload a thirty second YouTube video of themselves being completely serious. The video has to include at least one five-second dramatic pause, a cutaway to an object, and end with a door slam. This isn't a competition either, but rather a showcase of seriousness. If you're tired of laughing, view Mashable's round up of some of the most serious submissions so far. [Mashable]

GQ and NordstromMen.com are making it easier than ever to look real good. Beginning with the July issue, certain products designated in the magazine will be compiled on GQ.com and then available for purchase on NordstromMen.com in a new multimedia strategy called "GQ Selects". [MarketWatch]

Guys, your perfect hair and glowing skin is starting to get some real attention. WWD looks at how the men's grooming business has grown on an exponential level by talking to some of the biggest names in men's publications and how they are responding to this phenomenon. [WWD]