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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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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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Lanvin 2011 Fall/Winter Collection

Lanvin 2011 Fall/Winter Collection

Lucas Ossendrijver, Lanvin’s head of menswear design, recently unveiled a truly unique collection that brings together modern aesthetics and technology, with traditional established staples. From contemporary materials, to unusual fastening systems such as magnets, this collection certainly stands out.

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Junya Watanabe 2011 Fall Collection

I am absolutely obsessed with the new fall 2011 Juyan Watanabe collection! From the fabrics to the detailed stitching the Japanese designer has certainly out done himself this time. Watanabe was originally the protege of Comme des Garçons designer Rei Kawakubo. Born in Fukushima, Japan in 1961, he attend Bunka Fashion College in Tokyo, graduating in 1984. It was around …

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Looking For Winter Coat Ideas? Winter Coats Part Two.

Here we have seven of the finest coats and jackets for this winter. Inspired by the wax jacket and cropped jacket trend these jackets and coats vary in price from £110 to £340 but they are all of the top quality and the majority of these coats are being sold at independent retailers who do a fantastic job keeping us …

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Winter Coats Part One.

When it comes to winter jackets there is a fantastic collection this season for you to choose from. Starting with the casual ones focused on in this post, it’s hard to overlook Penfield’s efforts and with a seemingly expanded line of outerwear and a lot of stockists it is set to be the choice of many in the coming months. …

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ASOS Nomad Trend Gallery.

ASOS have just unveiled a new trend for the Autumn and it actually does their own brand collection justice. It’s a well thought out, solid collection that’s accessible and well styled, continuing the outdoor trend that has lasted a few seasons it seems to have taken the best elements of some them such as Fairisle knits, but left out the …

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J.W. Anderson Autumn Winter Rings At Oki-Ni.

After the Love and Hate four finger rings which sold out pretty quick on Oki-Ni, the J.W. Anderson accessories once more appear to be a sought after and build on the contradiction theme that is present throughout the collection. Assassin or saint? Made from horn, these are actually reasonably priced at £56 and I think I might have to purchase …

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We like: Stripes

Spots, dots, patterns and checks are all very well, but let’s face it, you can’t beat stripes. Thick stripes, thin stripes, up stripes, down stripes, black stripes, white stripes…Here are some of the best stripes around. CLICK THE IMAGE TO START THE GALLERY

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Parrot Zimku by Philippe Starck

Bonkers French designer Philippe Starck is known for his innovative and interesting designs and these stereo speakers from Parrot are no exception. Available in various colours including Arctic White, Pearl Grey and Sorbet Lime, they are a wireless speaker design intended for hook-up to today’s digital devices, such as iPods, PCs and Macs as well as TV/Home Cinema equipment (via a phono input). They will be available in the second half of 2010 for £1000.

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Party dressing with French Eye

Christmas is here. Time to get yourself a decent suit to impress the ladies (or gentlemen) at the Chrimbo parties. French Eye isn’t perhaps a very well known name but it offers a range of suits at affordable prices (typically you are looking at around £150 though suits start at £99).

Their first store opened in Cannon Street in 2004 to fill the gap between high street and designer stores and they’ve now got five shops in London (Bank, Cheapside, Liverpool Street, Ludgate Circus, King’s Road) plus one in Cardiff and one in Birmingham.

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Silk gift vouchers from ASuitThatFits.com

ASuitThatFits.com has come up with a novel but stylish Christmas gift idea. It’s selling embroidered silk gift vouchers to spend on individually hand tailored garments.

Present buyers can choose the amount they would like to put on the voucher and the vouchers are personalised with both the name of the giver and receiver in a calligraphy embroidery. The gift vouchers are gift wrapped by the team at A Suit That Fits.com in a pearlescent black box, silver tissue and red ribbon and delivered straight to your door via a courier free of charge.

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Tees: The Art of the T-Shirt

Tees: The Art of the T-Shirt by Maki, a small design house in the Netherlands, celebrates some of the best T-Shirt designs out there from over 80 of the most creative designers in the world. It’s crammed full with some great designs to suit all different tastes and makes a great coffee table book. You can see some of the most interesting designs in our gallery below.

Tees, the Art of the T-Shirt is published by Laurence King Publishing for £19.95. A special limited edition including a T-Shirt featuring a unique collage of designs from artists in the book is available for £30.

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The Serpentine Summer Party: Pharrell, Gareth Pugh & Will Young

Over at Catwalk Queen we’re swooning over the women at the Serpentine Gallery Summer Party, but for once the guys were holding their own even if you discount Grayson Perry and his dress!

Ron Arad sported a colourful jacket, Gareth Pugh was obviously all in black and the wonderful Bill Nighy showed that blue and grey is great. Surprise of the evening came from Pharell, who sported a pair of knee high boots, still top marks for effort.

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Filippa K Pre Fall 09

The delicate interplay between the different colours in the Filippa K pre-Fall collection really make it. A brick shirt, cornflower trousers and a pale dove bow tie, the colours are bright but slightly faded suggesting that high summer haze and intense heat. We particularly love the pleated trousers, rolled up they make looking smart a doddle.

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Alexander McQueen Menswear SS 10

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.

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