Eastpak

Kris Van Assche for Eastpak

Laura Collaborations, Designer Spotlight, features Leave a Comment

Over the past year Eastpak has collaborated with the likes of Raf Simons, Rick Owens, Christopher Shannon and Gaspard Yurkievich. The latest of these high end collaborations, sees the backpack maker working with Kris Van Assche. The Belgian designer first established himself in the fashion world as Hedi Slimane’s assistant on the Rive Gauche Homme line for Yves Saint Laurent. …

Read more | Comments (0)

Louis Vuitton Men’s SS 2011 bag collection

Louis Vuitton Men’s SS 2011 Bag Collection

Laura Accessories, bags, Designer Spotlight Leave a Comment

Nowadays, many men are just as interested as women in carrying their things around in style, whether it be for day-to-day use or for traveling. And what other brand is more famous for its bags than Louis Vuitton? The Louis Vuitton Men’s SS 2011 bag collection has been reveled and according to Louis Vuitton’s Men’s Studio Director Paul Herbers, who …

Read more | Comments (0)

Why Would You Want To Shop At American Apparel?

ThomasHewetson Brand Spotlight, Clothing, Designer Spotlight, features 2 Comments

Fast becoming a fixture in every major city in the U.K. the company’s popularity within these shores does seem to be increasing. Once a staple store for the hipster, you can’t go far without seeing a bit of lace or salt n’ pepper nowadays. Despite the apparent increase in popularity on these shores, a recent article in the Guardian suggested …

Read more | Comments (0)

Order Burberry Prorsum SS/11 Online.

ThomasHewetson Accessories, bags, Clothing, Coats & Jackets, Designer Spotlight Leave a Comment

You can order the Burberry Prorsum outerwear and accessories from the Burberry website. The show was brilliant and you can watch it on the site too. What stood out for the fashion blogs of the world was the use of studs and Brandish is no exception. Bringing a bit of rock n’ roll to country heritage, a lot of leather …

Read more | Comments (0)

RIP Alexander McQueen

shinychris Designer Spotlight 17 Comments

It’s been an afternoon of shock and sorrow as the news that Alexander McQueen has been found dead at at an address in Green Street, Central London filters through the grapevine. His death is not being treated as suspicious. The British fashion designer, known for his outrageous and extraordinary designs, and who won the British Designer of the Year four …

Read more | Comments (0)

Lusting after McQueen S/S10: time machine, please?

cchapman Designer Spotlight, Footwear Leave a Comment

alexander-mcqueen-spring-2010-sneaker-02-405x540.jpg

It seems in fashion we always want to be at the next destination, now. So it is that we haven’t even hit August yet and some of us are already thinking ahead to what to wear in the fall. Of course, the fact that collections are shown out of sync with actual seasons doesn’t help. An extreme example I’m faced with is wanting ALL of the McQueen shoe collection from S/S10 right now.

Selectism.com have been giving sneak previews of the McQueen S/S10 shoe collection, those paint splattered lovelies, which will apparently also be available as trainers. Picking up on the folk-art patchwork and paint splattering seen in his recent film-presentation-as-show in Milan, the trainers seen here feature both of these themes as gorgeous detailing. Patience is, I guess, a virtue but in the wicked world of fashion it is sorely tested.

Source: Selectism.com

Read more | Comments (0)

Alexander McQueen Menswear SS 10

admin Brand Spotlight, Clothing, Designer Spotlight, Gallery 2 Comments

Alexander McQueen‘s menswear collections get more and more interesting by the season. This latest show was a clear departure in mood from his last show, ‘The Queensberry Rules’.

There was still a menacing undercurrent, with vibes of tortured artist coming through, but the overall atmosphere was that of a more feminine creativity. McQueen’s traditional rustic tailoring the look reminded me of some of the Italian workmen that the Sartorialist sometimes snaps.

Read more | Comments (0)

Paris Menswear SS 2010: Paul Smith and models dance to “Thriller” during finale

Kimberley Foster Designer Spotlight, News, Video Leave a Comment

From our womenswear blog, Catwalk Queen

As tributes for Michael Jackson continue to pour in, Sir Paul Smith made the ultimate gesture to the late King of Pop during his closing menswear show in Paris yesterday…

Read more | Comments (0)

Lets get some shoes: Pantofola d’Oro

cchapman Designer Spotlight, Footwear Leave a Comment

Pantofola.jpg

Proving that shoe obsession isn’t just a girl thing, a recent Twitter debate with fellow shoe lovers on designated #shoesday (every Tuesday for the uninitiated) led me to that rare thing, a new shoe brand.

With a history steeped in the dual Italian loves of football and shoes, the Pantofola d’Oro brand includes a range of luxury sports shoes, the most interesting to me being the Cereço line.

Read more | Comments (0)

Milan Prada Men’s SS10 Catwalk Show

admin Designer Spotlight, Gallery Leave a Comment

Working within the confines of the grey suit Miuccia Prada played around with masculine conventions. Slashed shorts and sleeves nodded to a violent outburst against formalwear. Shoulders are very much the focus, even without jackets they were shown off in tank tops and sleeveless cardigans. Textured tops and greyscale prints conveyed the feel of newsprint.

Read more | Comments (0)

Missoni Men’s SS10 Catwalk Show

admin Clothing, Designer Spotlight, Gallery Leave a Comment

A retro silhouette dominated the Missoni collection, it was all cuffed trousers and shirts teamed with trenches and faded denims.

Patchwork knits and David Byrne-esque tailoring carried on the throwback theme. Hints of safariwear came through in the muted palette of washed-out neutrals hinted and sherbet accents provided a delicate burst of colour.

Best worn: while being a foreign correspondent in the Sahara.

Read more | Comments (0)

More A/W09 Looks: Steven Alan

Colin Chapman Designer Spotlight Leave a Comment

Steven_Alan_AW09.jpg

Following Isabelle’s lead in previewing some A/W looks, here is another collection of relaxed and very wearable clothes, this time from US designer Steven Alan. Whilst not a household name here in the UK (though he has been stocked at places like Liberty) it would be unusual for a well-dressed New Yorker to not have at least one SA piece in their wardrobe.

Read more | Comments (0)

Brandish Watch + WISHLIST: ‘Priceless’ S/S 09- Topman Tailoring by Antony Price

Will Reid Clothing, Designer Spotlight, Suits & Tailoring Leave a Comment

Thumbnail image for Picture 2.png

Topman is great for its designer collaborations and its ‘Priceless’ range, designed by celebrated fashion designer and tailor Antony Price, delivers every season. The range has just gone up on Topman.com and with its wonderful waistcoats, brilliant blazers and perfectly pleated pants (in the American sense of the word,) I can’t wait to get a piece of the action!

Read more | Comments (0)

Brandish Watch: ‘California Teens’ by Hedi Slimane and Nicola Formichetti

Will Reid Designer Spotlight, Gallery, Heroes and Celebrities Leave a Comment

Nicola Formichetti’s blog is a haven for fashion-friendlies worldwide. From Japanese karaoke to Lady Gaga in the dressing room via iD and plenty of Hedi Slimane, this blog is always full of intimate shots and fashion-star exclusives. Nicola recently featured images from his latest shoot with Slimane for Hedi Slimane.com. The shoot, entitled ‘California Teens,’ includes only two models but shows a huge variety of sets and looks including dog heads with Swarovski eyes and Rodarte worn as a balaclava.

See the shoot in this gallery below!

Read more | Comments (0)