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Clothing, Designer Spotlight, Polls

Yay or Nay: Headwear at Duckie Brown

By Will Reid on February 17th, 2009

duckie.jpgAs we move to New York with our menswear coverage, the entire Brandish team has begun searching the shows for particular looks, gossip and moments that have caught our attention. And if there is one designer who has so far got people talking, it would have to be Duckie Brown. This label, designed by Steven Cox and Daniel Silver, has been trend-setting in previous seasons and over the last eight years it has definitely become one to watch for editors and writers alike.

So, with that said, what do you think of the label’s latest headwear designs. Loud, outrageous and not just a bit odd, would you be willing to rock this monumental millinery?

Vote Yay or Nay below!

(Image: Marcio Madeira)

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Clothing, Designer Spotlight, News

Just when Karl says no…Opening Ceremony launch website!

By Will Reid on February 16th, 2009

site.jpgFashion extraordinaire and all-round legend Karl Lagerfeld recently told the press that “an H&M dress and a Chanel dress can look the same in a small photo, but not in real life” and explained that he isn’t ready to take the Chanel label online. However, Opening Ceremony (the great albeit not couture label) have just opened their website and online shop.

The online store will offer a mixture of the label’s own collection as well as other brilliant labels. After all, this is a label favoured by many a hipster and frequently sees collaborations with the likes of Chloë Sevigny.

Prepare to max out the credit card.



Clothing, Designer Spotlight, Heroes and Celebrities

Brandish Question: Are Your Favourite Labels Ruined By Celebs?

By Will Reid on February 12th, 2009

wenn2282109.jpgI hate to admit it but fashion weeks kill me. They really do. Don’t get me wrong- I love the glamour, the fabrics, the details, the models and every other part of the fashion seasons. But it gives me a pain in the very bottom of my heart when I realise that the glorious clothes I drool over and dream about will only end up on the Jonas Brothers 2 months later.

Case in point: Joe Jonas (above center) in Burberry at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards last Sunday. That brilliant and rather glorious, embossed silk jacket should be mine! What do you think-can clothes be ruined by the celebs who choose to wear them?

Tell us on our Facebook wall.

(Image Source: Apega/WENN)



Clothing, Designer Spotlight, Footwear

Acne’s Pop Classics throws some great (new) shapes

By Colin Chapman on February 11th, 2009

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As the days lengthen, the volume has definitely been turned up on Spring fashion options. A clear voice amongst the throng, ACNE have just launched their SS09 POP Classics collection. Inspired by reminiscence of ‘the freedom of our teenage years‘ (a serious lot those Swedes), the collection features lovely, bleached-out pastels and some groundbreaking shapes.

T-shirts come in luxurious, sexy jersey with ‘stretched-out’ or ‘deep round’ necklines and an overall looseness in shape – perfect for playing with proportion alongside some slim jeans. More unusual (at least for men) are the ‘carrot’ and ‘balloon’ leg trousers which can be worn alongside those loose T-shirts with some smart shoes to add gravity. Speaking of shoes, how about seeing last summer’s Happy Days loafers in primary colours? You’d certainly turn heads in these though not sure what The Fonz would think about it all.



Clothing

Sex doll hoodie by Sander Reijgers will amaze and enlighten

By admin on February 6th, 2009

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Sometimes a piece of clothing is such a work of genius that actually, yes it could be considered art. Sander Reijgers has taken the kind of sex doll you usually see bandied about at stag dos and in dodgy shops and has made it into an object of wonder.

Reijgers said:’Inflatable dolls are so ugly, beautifying and thus rendering their purpose was kind of a challenge. We’re exposed daily to female nudity to stimulate consumption by modifying the doll’s functionality into a jacket, I enable it ‘to feel’ through its new purpose. My design is meant as a comment but one with humour’. Wow, Reijgers not only brings the LOLs but also the feminism, all in an amazing hoodie!

Jump through to see what Sander Reijgers did with the head…

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Clothing, Designer Spotlight, News

Alexander Wang Announces Menswear- Is Our Favourite Hipster Jumping on the Bandwagon!

By Will Reid on February 6th, 2009

Nitrolicious has revealed that Alexander Wang, the most recent fashion darling and It-designer, is to launch a menswear collection for Spring/Summer 2010. Adamant that he isn’t simply jumping on the bandwagon, Wang explains that “for us it’s a component that’s always been there..the idea has always been there, I’m just expanding it” in reference to his famously androgynous looks.

What do you think- would you be up for Wang’s signature baggy vests, scruffy trainers and cropped trousers? I’m already excited! Write on our Facebook Wall and let us know what you think.



Clothing, Gallery, News

A.PC’s Spring Summer collection online now

By admin on February 5th, 2009

Another inspiring gallery of new season clothing, this time from uber chic French label A.P.C. The made news recently with their Nike collaboration on the All Court tennis shoe and I’m sure we’ll be seeing lots more of the label thanks to our mutual love for all things madras.

Smart trenchcoats, soft velvet sweatshirts and sharp tailored suits make for an easygoing but stylish collection. The muted palette will coordinate easily with your wardrobe, and A.P.C quality means they’ll become a treasured favourite.

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Clothing, Entertainment, Heroes and Celebrities

Skins fashion details now available on-line!

By Will Reid on February 5th, 2009

skins.jpgThe third episode of this season’s Skins is out this week and the series is already proving that the youthful fashion beacon has been passed onto a new cast. From the over-sized tees and shrunken dungarees of Freddie to the vintage sportswear worn with careful nonchalance by the fabulous Cook (on the right.) Channel 4 has launched a full on media campaign with the launch of a new season and this includes a weekly report from costume designer Edward K Gibbon.

Follow this link for the E4 website and see after the jump for the low-down on the style of the new Skins fellows.

(Image Source: Youtube)

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Clothing, News

Design your own hoodie with Champion’s Hoodie Remix

By admin on February 3rd, 2009

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America really has all the sweetest deals at the moment, they’ve got a sexy new pres, the Domino’s cheeseburger pizza, grape soda and now the land of opportunity is bringing you the opportunity to design your own hoodie. If customising your Nikes and creating your very own pair of Converse has left you wanting more then Champion’s Hoodie Remix is for you but unfortunately it’s only for the Yanks.

Choose from a range of patterns and colours to create a zip-up hoodie that reveals the real you, there’s blinging LV-style logos should you win then your design will get produced by Champion, bonus! If the real you is colourblind then they also have a selection of ready to go designs, and a top 50 of the most popular.

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Clothing, Trends

Bistroteque: internet shopping at ASOS whilst you’re snowed in

By Colin Chapman on February 2nd, 2009

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Given the snowy conditions out there you might not be thinking about your spring wardrobe just yet, but fashion waits for no man and what better distraction from the ensuing chaos than some internet shopping? ASOS are fully stocked for summer, with some great options in chambray and seersucker. This dark chambray, unstructured blazer (similar to the Acne/Lanvin collaboration) is a great staple. Seersucker has been building popularity over the last few summers and a pair of slim-fitting pants with that charming fine stripe is a great use of the fabric. The denim barrel bag is a snip at less than £10. Finally this short-sleeved chambray shirt with polo-type collar and the desert boots in lovely soft tones are both steals.

ASOS are promoting this look through a themed video called Bistroteque – a name many Londoners would associate with Hackney’s trendy bistro/drag cabaret venue rather than ‘Riviera chic’ but it certainly sets the tone.



Clothing, Designer Spotlight, Jeans & Trousers

Yay or Nay: Undercover Lace-Up Jeans

By Will Reid on January 29th, 2009

90680_1.jpgDenim has been revolutionised in recent times and the last few years have seen denim be used by menswear designers to make a true statement. Whether skinny, twisted, acid bright faded, torn, studded, boot-leg: some might say that ‘jeans maketh man.’ And they wouldn’t be far wrong.

So, what would these jeans say about a male? They lace up (with white leather might I add) the side and turn up at the bottom. The have a diamond pattern detail on the back pockets and come from one of the coolest labels of the moment.

Yay or Nay
my friends? Vote after the jump.

(Jeans, Browns, £215)

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Clothing, Heroes and Celebrities, Outfit picks

Love The Look: Kanye and Friends at Paris Menswear A/W 09

By Will Reid on January 27th, 2009

street-shots-paris-fashion-week-09-1.jpgParis Menswear Fashion Week began last Thursday and now that is has finished we are able to fully consider all the fashion inspiration from both on and off the runways. From Jefferson Hack and Alber Elbaz to male models and rake-thin boys wearing baggy cardies and vintage Chanel, the shows are an excuse for men to be outrageous and the results are often brilliant.

Look at Kanye West and friends in the image above. The mixture of neon colours and high-fashion logos with laid-black prints and over-the top fabrics gives me more than enough to drool over while I should be working/pretending to work/possibly paying attention to everyday goings on.

Keep reading Brandish everyday for more news from the fashion capitals.

(Image Source: HypeBeast)



Clothing, Designer Spotlight, News

The Times Tells Us What’s Next For Menswear…

By Will Reid on January 23rd, 2009

times milan fashion week.jpgAlice Olins of The Times newspaper has just released a quick summary of the major menswear shows so far at Milan’s Menswear Fashion Week and with insider details and little snippets of useful information, her reports are a great read.

Olins reviews Burberry, D&G, Gucci, McQueen, Cavalli, Armani and Prada as well as including some hints as to where fashion is going and just enough backstage bitching! Follow this link now!



Clothing, Designer Spotlight, Heroes and Celebrities

Love The Look: Artist Terrence Koh for United Bamboo

By Will Reid on January 22nd, 2009

terence koh for united bamboo 2.jpgThis week’s Love The Look features the wonderfully odd Terrence Koh (artist, fashionisto, sperm-collector, sculptor of crap and other bodily fluids.) Koh has just been made the face of hip label United Bamboo and the ad campaign for this season is an extravaganza of tinsel, blurry shots and classic tailoring with quirky details.

The image above and the rest of the campaign images after the jump will all debut in the Spring/ Summer issue of Fantastic Man.

(Source: Fashionista)

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Clothing, Entertainment, Heroes and Celebrities

Presidential Major Moment = Red Tie, Obama follows suit

By Will Reid on January 21st, 2009

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I doubt I need to give any background to the ‘Presidential Major Moment’ currently hitting headlines around the world. Looking through pictures of President Obama’s (how unbelievably cool is that?!) inauguration, I couldn’t help but let my mind wonder onto more sartorial matters. It struck me that while the new First Lady was rocking a very diplomatic Isabel Toledo (Cuban-born, American-based designer) outfit, Barack looked rather bland in his suit and red tie. But it appears that this outfit is a rather well-worn fashion formula…

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