Archive for the ‘Designer Spotlight’ Category

Designer Spotlight

Dude! Grab your board and celebrate Stephen Sprouse

By Jonathan Smith on January 6th, 2009

rtw2.jpg

What’s the betting that Kanye West wants one of these? He’ll probably get one too, but for us laypeeps these are a little out of our price range- pretty sweet though. The uber exclusive Steven Sprouse x Louis Vuitton skateboards cost a whopping $8,250 and come with a wicked bad trunk. Released this week at Vuitton’s SoHo flagship store, the skateboards and associated merchandise are all covered in the trademark Stephen Sprouse graffiti seen on the Marc Jacobs collaborated bag back in 2001.

Jump through for the lowdown courtesy of WWD.

Read the rest of this entry »



Designer Spotlight, Footwear, Heroes and Celebrities

Newsflash: Kanye West Designs Trainers for Louis Vuitton

By Will Reid on January 6th, 2009

After months of rumours and hipster-praying, Hypebeast has confirmed the rumour that Kanye West is to design a pair of trainers for Louis Vuitton. The trainers appear rather bland (they’re just white high-tops,) but they might prove to be a valuable base for many a winter outift. Kanye tells the online fashion magazine that the trainers are to be released in June of this year.

I wait with bated breath!



Designer Spotlight, Heroes and Celebrities

Sir John Galliano?

By Jonathan Smith on January 6th, 2009

WWD reports that John Galliano, captain of the good ship Christian Dior is set to be made a chevalier of the French Legion of Honor- which I’m assuming is the same as being knighted- knighted for services to fashion no less. How very French of them.

galliano123.jpg

[Image: Rex Features]



Designer Spotlight, Jeans & Trousers, Trends

Acne Jeans-Lanvin Collection Launches: a glimpse of Spring 2009

By Colin Chapman on December 19th, 2008

lanvin_acne_jeans.jpg

Acne Jeans have just launched a collaborative denim collection with Lanvin. Check out their lovely Flash pop-up lookbook to see an (oh so welcome!) glimpse of Spring 2009. Soft denim blazers, pleated shorts, these shapes will inevitably be replicated by the high street come summer. Lanvin, under the eye of designer Alber Elbaz, has become one of the most directional brands in menswear in recent years. Not to mention Elbaz’s kitting out Tilda Swinton for red-carpet affairs.

Always cutting edge in terms of shape and finish, the Lanvin label has a genuine polish that (almost) justifies the eye watering prices. Acne Jeans meanwhile are a personal fave: their jeans are impeccably made, and you can guarantee that the very latest cut will be on offer, if at a cost. Their pleated Gentleman’s Jeans earlier this year (also a collaboration: with Fantastic Man magazine) had Charlie Porter in a dither and calling for the end of the skinny jean.

Escape the holiday hell and take a peak at what we’ll be wearing next Spring.

Source: Acne Jeans/Lanvin



Clothing, Designer Spotlight, Outfit picks

Will’s Christmas Outfit Picks: Argyle Jumper from Gap

By Will Reid on December 18th, 2008

This outfit is based around an Argyle jumper from Gap and with argyle being one of the key trends of this season (it was featured on the catwalks of Dolce & Gabbana as well as Thom Browne,) the jumper is a perfect foundation for a great Christmas look. Take Levis Skinny 511™ jeans and add in a pair of gold shoes by Common Projects for some Christmas cheer!

See after the jump for full product details!

Read the rest of this entry »



Accessories, Designer Spotlight

Brandish Christmas Picks: Franklin Prince silver bracelets

By admin on December 17th, 2008

thai karen silver bracelet lapo elkann suit formal franklin prince.jpg
Click image to enlarge

Christmas is fast approaching and if you’re still stuck for ideas then Franklin Prince’s bracelets (£10) make the perfect stocking filler or thoughtful Secret Santa. Hippy chic is not something you often see on Brandish and to be quite honest I’m glad, but these bracelets are like a smarter, more grown-up version of the tat you wear around your wrist as a teen; men’s jewellery doesn’t get much better than this.

Lapo Elkann, Fiat heir and Gianni Agnelli’s grandson wears similar style bracelets with a suit to personalise a formal look and it’s a damn sight more stylish than donning a pair of novelty socks which lets face it, no one wants for Christmas!



Clothing, Designer Spotlight, Outfit picks

Will’s Christmas Outfit Picks: Topman ‘Exclamation Mark Print’ Polo

By Will Reid on December 17th, 2008

outfit.jpg

Note to Editor: Can we feature pieces we bought just yesterday?

Now that I’ve cleared that up, I can proceed with this Christmas Outfit Pick. This polo is a great find and the loud print is definitely eye-catching. I found it in Topman yesterday afternoon and it was reduced to £10 from £16. In the image, the polo looks black but it is actually blue and the print looks slightly bigger (as opposed to the foot-print looking print pictured!)

I styled it with blue skinny jeans from Topman, two-tone trainers from Gargyle.com and a cable-knit beanie from Old Navy. If you want us to feature an outfit you have designed around a high-street item (from any country,) send it to isabelle@shinymedia.com.

To buy the polo click here and to see the outfit details see after the jump!

Read the rest of this entry »



Designer Spotlight, Entertainment, News

Will the Real Henry Holland Please SuperPoke Us?

By Will Reid on December 16th, 2008

henry holland facebook photo.jpg

Grazia recently reported that Henry Holland has 662 friends on Facebook. However, upon closer inspection (and my quest to see if old Henners has uploaded his pic with our Catwalk Queen editor Gemma,) I found that there are two Henry Hollands on Facebook. And neither has 662 friends.

One of the Henries has 403 friends and the other has 582- how intriguing! Worst of all?- neither has Agyness Deyn as a Facebook mate. The Brandish team does love a fashion mystery!



Designer Spotlight

Cassette Playa’s Carri Munden on the Nike collab

By Jonathan Smith on December 11th, 2008


Cassette Playa X Nike Blazer from Amazing Grace on Vimeo.

Day glo maniacs Cassette Playa have got together with sports brand and street fashion monoliths Nike to bring you a special edition Nike Blazer. In Cassette Playa’s typically painful colours these sneakers were first seen as part of Carri Munden’s Spring/Summer 2008 “Future Primitive” runway show earlier this year but will now be made available from Nike Sportswear 1948 store at Bateman’s Row, Shoreditch as well as other select Nike retailers. For those uninterested in the shoe itself perhaps the video above may pique your interest; Carri Munden talks about her brand (Cassette Playa- doye!) and her upcoming collaboration- if you can spare 1 minute 54 seconds it’s worth a peek.

Click through to check out Blazer itself.

[Via: highsnoiety.com]

Read the rest of this entry »



Designer Spotlight, Entertainment, Heroes and Celebrities, News

LOVE Magazine- The Masthead and the Madness!

By Will Reid on December 10th, 2008

giles+and+the+luxury+eggs.jpg

Giles Deacon

Fashionista is stating that Katie Grand’s new LOVE magazine (published by Condé Nast,) is a “beacon of hope for the dying magazine industry and its dwindling fashion counterpart.” Well, it may be a beacon of hope for the magazine industry but Grand and her brilliant team have decided to get a head start with a very low-key blog.

The masthead of the magazine was revealed today and a look through the blog revealed such gems as Giles Deacon posing with a pair of Scotch-Egg-Glasses (the ‘it’ accessory of next season?) and fashion editors Francesca Burns and Victoria Young with the likes of Simon Cowelland David Walliams! Who would have guessed that Mark Frith (of Heat and celeb scandal fame,) would be editorial consultant?

Enjoy all the behind-the-scenes pictures as well as the full masthead after the jump!

Read the rest of this entry »



Coats & Jackets, Designer Spotlight

Peter Jensen x Fred Perry

By Jonathan Smith on December 3rd, 2008

Peter Jensen Gingham Hi.jpg

For a third season Danish designer Peter Jensen and British label Fred Perry are working together on an old staple; the Harrington jacket. Coming in red, black and a very current gingham Jensen is up to standard in his attention to detail with the classic jacket receiving a super-sizing to the pockets and laurel.

The jackets will be available from next year as part of Fred Perry’s SS09 range with a rough launch date of February 09 being pencilled in.

[Via: Buck]

Read the rest of this entry »



Designer Spotlight

Lanvin create new heights of longing with their accessories collection

By admin on November 28th, 2008

lanvin accessories aw09 feather tie gold shoes sunglasses tinted smoked lens.jpg
Click image to enlarge

The folks at Selectism have been going crazy over Lanvin‘s AW accessories and it’s easy to see why.
The feathered ties above are just a taster of the exciting eye candy on offer from the French label. I’m a bit of an Alber Elbaz fangirl at the best of times but even the haters (is there such a thing as Elbaz haters?!) can agree this isn’t a collection to be sniffed at. The copper embroidered lace ups are the height of dandy chic and I love the retro stylings of the tinted sunnies. Other highlights in this collection include reassuringly thick soled suede lace-ups, chain mail scarves and covetable bags.



Clothing, Designer Spotlight, News

Christophe Decarnin Jumps On The Menswear Bandwagon!

By Will Reid on November 27th, 2008

00390m.jpgWWD has confirmed the widespread rumour that Christophe Decarnin is to design a menswear range as part of the Balmain label. Apparently, it will be launched at Men’s Fashion Week in Paris next January.

Decarnin has transformed the Balmain label into a fashion so on the edge it’s almost falling off and his collections have become a staple at each season’s Paris shows. The Balmain show of this season featured a Madonna soundtrack and rah-rah skirt haute couture that, in these times of economic crisis, looked set to be a bit of a failure. However, as is the fashion way, magazines have been calling in the collection left, right and centre and Fashionista has stated that it will no doubt be the same with Balmain Menswear.

Either way, I just want Christophe to know that he can send any samples in the direction of Shiny Towers for a full review (and road-test!)

(Image Source: Marcio Madeira)



Clothing, Designer Spotlight, Heroes and Celebrities

Brandish Inspiration: The Sartorialist Shoots Chanel Menswear in Fantastic Man 8

By Will Reid on November 26th, 2008

Chanel1Web.jpg

It’s that time of year when men and women of every age are all forgetting about work and turning their thoughts to something much more important- Christmas presents. I’m not talking about gifts for the slightly odd uncle or some flowers for that 80-year old neighbour who suddenly said ‘hello’ yesterday even though you heard she had died two months ago (just me?) I mean a Chanel Menswear tweed coat.

The great Karl Lagerfeld is no idiot when it comes to the gift-giving season and for the eighth issue of Fantastic Man, he has asked Scott Schuman (The Sartorialist) to shoot the latest collection of elusive Chanel menswear for an article written by Charlie Porter. Wow.

Click To Enlarge


See after the jump for all the pictures from the editorial!

Read the rest of this entry »



Designer Spotlight

H&M’s next guest designer will be Christian Slater… no wait, Matthew Williamson

By Jonathan Smith on November 26th, 2008

matthew-williams-hm-designer.jpg

Up yo your eyeballs in Comme Des Garcons x H&M wear? Bought two of each piece, one to wear and one for keepsies? Sad because the line has been out for weeks now and you don’t know where your next H&M + guest designer cross over hit is coming from? Never fear! Matthew Williamson designer and part time Christian Slater lookalike (seriously check the picture) is here to rescue you! WWD has it that Williamson and H&M will be releasing a line of womenswear at select H&M stores on April 23rd- “But I’m a man!” I hear you cry, well dry your eyes because following this limited release will be a general release of H&M x Williamson summer clothes which will include a menswear line, hurrah!




©2012 Shiny Digital Privacy Policy
-->