With people like the Apprentice’s recently fired Kevin Shaw showing how leather jackets can look bad, it’s becoming more important to get a tailored jacket regardless of what material it’s made from. Gar-De are a New York design collective who aim to ‘reinvent the highest quality materials into innovative designs’. They chose leather for their debut collection and focused exclusively on it.
Now that many of the classic Adidas styles are back in vogue, the label has chosen to re-release them in its Originals range. But going back has not stopped the company looking forward, as the retro items are being made with environmentally conscious materials.
Yesterday I posted about Pudel, the London label set up by Lina Österman, a Swedish Central Saint Martins graduate. Coincidentally, Hypebeast have recently found a nice coat designed by another CSM graduate – interstingly enough with the same biker influences as the Pudel zip sweater. Maybe ‘motorcycle jacket construction’ was a compulsory module or something.
Pudel is only three years old, but has already built a reputable name based on its androgynous aesthetic. Headed by Lina Österman, a Central Saint Martins graduate, whilst clearly influenced by Swedish minimalist design, Pudel also has its roots in ‘traditional Belgian deconstructionism’.
If you haven’t decided what kind of summer jacket that you’ll be wearing, then Refinery29 have a comprehensive overview of eight different types of jacket. If you’re in England, then you may want to get these sooner rather than later, as the weather reporters are stating that it’s gonna be 17C and upwards from Tuesday.
Answer: Neither. Although these leathers bear a striking resemblance to those that have featured in Dior Homme collections over the past couple of years, they are in fact the work of Black Scissors, leathercrafters from South Wales who are increasingly building a reputation for their custom tailoring.
While we do feature some pricier items here on Brandish, we also do fashion for the masses. So when news of Uniqlo’s mini sale came to us, we had to let you all know about. Focusing exclusively on outerwear, Uniqlo have cut prices of their double breasted trench coat to £29.99 and their cotton jacket to £19.99.
Marc Jacobs has tapped back into the military theme that inspired some of Marc by Marc’s S/S collection last year, with a new range of recycled military goods.
Electro darlings Justice have announced a collaborative effort with fellow Parisians Surface To Air, for their new clothing line ‘Justice for All’.
Clearly heavily influenced by Xavier de Ronay’s leather jacket fetish, 3 have been designed in a 150 piece run (including a rather nice biker jacket, fuelling the resurgence) along with 2 pairs of jeans.
Last week’s poll showed how different you all are with no clear winner in the trouser style stakes, this week’s poll is far more clear cut.