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Yoko Ono’s John Lennon inspired menswear debut looks like a Nathan Barley joke

  We’re not sure what we should have expected from Yoko Ono’s debut menswear collection for Opening Ceremony, revealed today. But had we thought about it logically, it’d probably have been something as barmy as what she’s indeed delivered. Featuring neon pink shades, arse-exposing mesh trousers and the sort of abstract cock-and-balls motif that’d make Alan Partridge blush, it’s like …

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Gerald LynchYoko Ono’s John Lennon inspired menswear debut looks like a Nathan Barley joke
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London Collections: Backstage @ Jonathan Saunders

There’s little to compare to the buzz of backstage at a fashion show, and little else still when that show happens to be the Jonathan Saunders Spring/Summer 2013 showcase at the inaugural London Collections Men’s fashion weekender. Brandish popped down pre-show for a quick look at how one of the most eagerly-anticipated and talked about events of the weekend came …

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Gerald LynchLondon Collections: Backstage @ Jonathan Saunders

Ozwald Boateng movie “A Man’s Story” hits cinemas this Friday

Varon Bonicos’s documentary “A Man’s Story”, following the trials and tribulations of tailor-to-the-stars and leading light in men’s fashion Ozwald Boateng, hits UK cinemas this Friday March 9th. 14 years in the making, the film follows Boateng’s day-to-day life from around the time of his 1998 divorce from first wife Pascale, up to his triumphant London Fashion Week 2010 closing show. Littered …

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Gerald LynchOzwald Boateng movie “A Man’s Story” hits cinemas this Friday
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Introducing: Beautiful Fül

We were recently introduced to Los Angeles based Beautiful Fül, through their Spring ’12 lookbook, and one thing is for sure now… we can’t wait for spring! Beautiful Fül’s designer, Alejandro Rodriquez has garnered respect and acclaim from both national and international retailers and industry insiders in recent years with his emphasis on clean modern lines and attention to detail. …

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LauraIntroducing: Beautiful Fül
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A.P.C. Heavyweight Harris Tweed Jacket

French ready-to-wear brand A.P.C. is easily one of my favourites. Founded in 1988 by Tunisian born Designer Jean Touitou, they continue to impress season after season with their beautiful high quality garments. The fall collection is now available, but one piece that really stood for me, was this wonderful sartorial city jacket. Woven in the historical Harris Tweed, this jacket …

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LauraA.P.C. Heavyweight Harris Tweed Jacket
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Joe Jonas for MR PORTER

Our good friends over at MR PORTER’s have given us a sneak peak at their exclusive shoot with Joe Jonas which will appear in tomorrow’s edition of their online magazine. Styled by Dan May and shot by Angelo Pennetta, Joe is featured in new season Burberry, Maison Martin Margiela and Givenchy. I absolutely love the dressed down tuxedo look and …

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LauraJoe Jonas for MR PORTER
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Jimmy Choo for men launching on Mr. Porter

Last December Jimmy Choo announced they were set to launch the brand’s return to footwear. And now after months of waiting, they are finally ready to launch the collection in collaboration with Mr. Porter Given the months of hype around this new collection, I do wonder if they can possibly live up to the hype. That said if the short …

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LauraJimmy Choo for men launching on Mr. Porter
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Fred Perry 2011 Spring/Summer Woven Stripe Footwear

Fred Perry have used two of their classic footwear styles and updated them with a woven stripe for Spring/Summer 2011. Available in both the Foxx Woven Stripe and Byron Mid Canvas Woven Stripe, they come in three different colourways with tan waxed laces and the classic Fred Perry embroidered Laurel Wreath at the heel. The shoes can be purchased through …

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LauraFred Perry 2011 Spring/Summer Woven Stripe Footwear
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Lanvin Neckties and Bowties for Autumn/Winter 2011

Lanvin has giving the necktie an interesting spin in their Autumn/Winter 2011 collection combining silk and wool splits. As you can see above the long end of the necktie is finished in a wool. Similarly, the bowties have a wool application that personally I think sits well with the silk. What do you think? Would you wear these split neckties?

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LauraLanvin Neckties and Bowties for Autumn/Winter 2011
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Miansai Fish Hook Bracelet

The Miansai’s Spring/Summer 2011 collection has really caught my attention recently, inspired in part by vintage jewellery and commonly found items. I particularly love this Fish Hook Bracelet with its nautical styling and colorful cord. It is available in several colors… perfect to remind you of lazy summer days while stuck in the office. The collection is available now at …

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LauraMiansai Fish Hook Bracelet
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Adam Kimmel Bandana Roll-Up Sleeve Shirts inspired by Snoop Dogg

Personally I have never really thought of Snoop Dogg as much of a fashion icon, but that is exactly where Adam Kimmel got his inspiration for his latest series of roll-up shirts. Utilizing a custom bandana print reflective of Snoop’s personal style, the shirts feature several different cashmere/cotton designs incorporated into the roll-up part of both T-shirts and button-downs. Overall …

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LauraAdam Kimmel Bandana Roll-Up Sleeve Shirts inspired by Snoop Dogg
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Symmetry Scarves

I recently was introduced to this awesome LA based label Symmetry by a friend in California. I immediately fell in love with the way they have put a contemporary spin on the traditional wrap scarf. The husband-and-wife design duo first launched their accessory brand in 2010, and have made a name for themselves by combining quality and function. After a …

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Book Club 2011 Fall Lookbook

A friend in Melbourne recently sent me the Australian brand Book Club’s Fall 2011 look book. I love the aesthetic of the shoot… and the clothes weren’t half bad either. The collection is comprised of simple clean looks that focus on solid color blocks, chinos, jeans, and button-down long-sleeves. One other notable item in the collection was the two-tone parka …

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LauraBook Club 2011 Fall Lookbook
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Liberty teams up with Nike Sportswear for the 2011 Summer Collection

The new Liberty of London Nike collaboration has been receiving a lot of mixed opinions since the first images appeared online. The Summer 2011 line has drawn upon the iconic London stores, capsule collection to create twelve new variations of classic models such as the Dunk Hi, Air Force 1, Blazer Mid and Blazer Low. Most criticism of the shoes …

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LauraLiberty teams up with Nike Sportswear for the 2011 Summer Collection
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Hackett Spring/Summer 2011 collection

The quintessentially British label, Hackett have launched their spring/summer 2011 collection. Comprised of four ranges, Hackett have tried to bring a classy sophisticated look to almost every summer event, whether it be a day in the country, a business engagement or just relaxing by the seaside. Although it is quite a traditional collection, I can’t help but love it. There …

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LauraHackett Spring/Summer 2011 collection
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Bespoken launches nautical inspired line at New York Fashion Week

Bespoken’s menswear collection was presented at New York’s Fashion Week and is creating quite the stir. “The pieces in this collection were inspired by the details of these soldiers’ attire, how they carried themselves through hardship and the natural wear of their tailored goods while working at sea,” they explain. The collection includes nautical pieces like a reversible seaman’s jacket, …

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LauraBespoken launches nautical inspired line at New York Fashion Week
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London Fashion Week – Acne Fall 2011 collection

When Acne creative director Jonny Johansson was asked about the Men’s Fall 2011 collection he shrugged and stated “All the tailoring—I thought that was in the moment, something fresh. I’m tired of all this heritage, the older models or whatever. It’s time for something young.” Here at Brandish we completely agree! The collection includes a series of overcoats paired with …

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LauraLondon Fashion Week – Acne Fall 2011 collection
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London Fashion Week – Paul Costelloe

This morning for the 10th consecutive season Irish designer, Paul Costelloe, kicked off London Fashion week with his very sophisticated yet colorful collection for Fall/Winter 2011. Costelloe cites ‘home grown fashion’ as the inspiration for the collection. From Harris tweed from Scotland, luxury plaids and herringbones from Ireland, and beautiful bright cashmere wool from England, this collection is truly reflective …

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LauraLondon Fashion Week – Paul Costelloe
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Rag & Bone 2011 Fall Collection

British design duo Marcus Wainwright and David Neville have just showcased their Fall 2011 collection for the NYC-based label rag & bone. They may be better known for their denim heritage, but as this collection demonstrates they are now attempting to take menswear to a whole new level. Although I am not sure about some of the styling, there is …

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LauraRag & Bone 2011 Fall Collection