Steal the Nom de Guerre look

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Fashion look books are a good source of inspiration if you’re looking to experiment. Nom De Guerre has loads of subtle looks for this season, but they’re somewhat out of the sane person’s price range. That’s where this article comes in. Jacket: This Penguin jacket (£119) is a versatile one, making you look smarter when you have jeans on whilst …

London Fashion Week: The MAN show

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MAN is the menswear show resulting from the partnership between Fashion East and Topman. The designers making it onto the catwalk this season were British Menswear Designer of the Year Kim Jones launching his KJ by Kim Jones range, Cassette Playa and Topman Design with Aitor Throup showing his collection through the means of an installation.

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

London Fashion Week: Unconditional S/S 08

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The Unconditional show was on the face of it a pretty edgy affair with bubble wrap hats and models toting cabbages and pitchforks but scratch beneath the cabbage-y surface and they had a lot more to offer. The show started with a palette of greys and browns, progressing to bright greens, blues and pinks and finally onto white. The all-pink …

Balenciaga mink hi-top trainers

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Buying Balenciaga trainers might seem a little extravagant but ’80s hi-tops are the new Converse and when they’re in the über trendy shade of mink (thats browny grey for the non-arty types!)  £265 starts to sound a little more reasonable. You can get them from Browns and I’d team them with ash-grey straight leg jeans with a small turn up …

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 …

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, …

Vans x Marc Jacobs Authentics trainers

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Marc Jacobs is the last designer I’d expect to collaborate with Vans and vice versa. High end fashion meets skater chic – weird, no? However, it’s the result that’s important, and the end product here is very nice indeed. Jacobs has taken the classic shape of the Slip On and Authentics, and rendered them in pastel shades, adding a rubber …

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 …

Guerilla Pimp Well Made clothing

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GPWM are the new kids on the block, having only just launched their cheeky brand of clothing for both boys and girls. Word obviously travels quickly these days, however, as a number of celebs have already been seen sporting their logos and designs, despite the brand still being in their infancy. There are some great tees and hoodies on the …

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 …

Ten Bills tees reissue first series

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Ten Bills, home of the $10 t-shirt, have re-released their awesome first series of t-shirts, based on the theme of flight. First Flight was TBT’s first foray into fashion and, due to popular demand, have issued a full reprint on all six tees. Back when series one was first released, my favourite tee was, and still is, the First Flight …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Pringle AW07 collection preview

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Pringle have recently released pictures of their AW07 collection and I have to admit, I have never really been a Pringle fan. Until now that is. Their new sleek and edgy range is a marked departure from last year’s AW06 collection that had a softer, scholarly look to it, featuring rustic, warm colours that are in direct contrast to the …