Hussein Chalayan’s collection combines Tranformers technology, high fashion and nudity

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Designers of haut couture have been responsible for some pretty weird, wonderful and creative designs in the past. However, none have been so "innovative" and forward thinking as the outfits being created by left-field designer Hussein Chalayan. Combining Transformers style technology and high fashion, Hussein has managed to come up with some pretty far out designs. And yes, I know …

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London Fashion Week Peter Jensen’s a/w 07 collection

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One of the few designers to feature a menswear collection at this season’s London Fashion Week, Danish designer Peter Jensen has been able to make all the stronger impression for showcasing some great men’s outfits at a female orientated event. I’ve always admired Jensen’s refreshing and seemingly cynical attitude towards the fashion world in general, and this outlook is evidently …

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Chronicles Of Never: Gareth Moody’s fascinating and fantastical clothing line

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Gareth Moody is an Australian designer of unisex fashion, who established the Chronicles of Never line back in 2006. It’s a label that is "loosely based upon space in space, heavily influenced by architecture and geometrics, big manga dreams and a love for industrial materials", according to Moody’s own words. While I can certainly see what Moody is referring to …

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Hector Serrano’s Superpattata light is super at almost everything

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Hector Serrano is a Spanish conceptual designer based in London, who has recently come to light for his series of innovative, practical but aesthetically pleasing homeware. Hector manages to create gorgeous looking household goods that economise on space but maximise function, usually by combining the elements of two items into one object. Take the Bin Step, which, as the name …

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Martin Margiela ‘Speed Racer’ style quilted jacket

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Jackets are big news, they’re right on the money for utilitarian chic. Martin Margiela’s padded and quilted jacket is definitely utilitarian but also has a ‘Speed Racer’ type vibe. Wear the jacket with military shades for an ‘enforcement’ vibe or for a more ’80s feel team it with brightly coloured accessories. Either way it’s pretty dear at  £340 but the …

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Crocs get all shirty with new material designed for clothing

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Crocs, the company notorious for making those rubber shoes that vegetarians and middle-class yummy mummies seem to be fond of, have turned their attentions to making shirts. Thankfully its not the sort of shirt that you’d necessarily wear to torture garden, being made out of a completely different material to the footwear. I bet you filthy lot are disappointed now, …

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Material Boy’s fun, funky and downright silly designs

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Michael Eaton, AKA Material Boy, started his fashion career as a surfer who took all the clothes that surf companies sent him as part of sponsorship deals and customised them into dark, goth-like amalgamations. Since then, Material Boy has been through several reinventions, the latest of which seems to have picked up on the tail-end of the nu-rave scene. The …

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Maharishi a/w collection

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Maharishi’s autumn/winter collection is finally here and it looks great. With a military look typical of Maharishi, they’ve also introduced skull and skeleton motifs to this season’s clothing, including this Mimic Skeleton embroidered shirt, which has a hand-stitched silver skeletel system throughout the design. I’m not sure if this justifies the £500 price tag though. If you are likely to …

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Lennard Schuurmans x Levi collaboration tees

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Following on from Klaus Haapaniemi’s successful collaboration with Levi’s, where his art nouveau style tee sold out in weeks, Levi’s have recruited the talents of Lennard Schuurmans and commissioned these fantastic t-shirts (above). Lennard Schuurmans’ designs have routes in many art forms, but these t-shirts are particularly reminiscent of the bold lines attributed to tattoo art. I absolutely love the …

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Tim Hamilton, an American Dream

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I hadn’t ever heard of Tim Hamilton, he’s an award-winning new kid on the block, a midwestern native bringing preppy back. His refreshing take on Americana is a world away from the overstuffed stylings of Ralph Lauren. Taking inspiration from rugged workwear and giving it polish and versatility seems like a simple enough concept but Tim Hamilton does it with …

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Paul Smith / Alexander Girard wooden figurines

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Not only does Paul Smith bring us some great clothes, they also manage to track down and showcase some of the funkiest artwork. Last month Paul Smith displayed the wonderfully eccentric vinyl toys of Keiichi Tanaami, which were a refreshing departure from some of the more mainstream collectibles on the market. This time around, the fashion house is featuring the …

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All Saints A/W 07 collection

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All Saints have this week launched their autumn/winter 07 range and already I know that they’re going to be one of my most visited shops this coming season. The collection is quite diverse, incorporating heavy textures, such as ruffles, checks and stripes and unusually, for this time of year, a number of pink garments. All Saints designers have also set …

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