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Attack of the Clothes: Star Wars fashion prints by John Woo

By Gerald Lynch on March 19th, 2012

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We all know that Lando “Billy Dee Williams” Calrissian is a sharp dresser. Heck, even his Cloud City pad would be a dead cert for the title of “Best Intergalactic Crib” should the MTV show ever spread among the stars. But what of the rest of the Star Wars cast? With a whole empire at his disposal Darth Vader would surely be able to charm (READ: Force Choke) a decent tailor into suiting him up into some crisp threads. And what of an outdoorsman like Chewbacca? He’s going to need some serious Birkenstocks to keep those furry paws in shape.

John Woo (the illustrator/designer, not he of “Face/Off” fame) has the answers, dressing up the galaxy’s finest aliens and Empire henchmen on trend for his new “He Wears It” project.

It’s not only great fun, but they look neat too; the Clone Tropper in Junya Watanabe and Darth Vader in Band of Outsiders look particularly sharp! Still, there’s no saving Jar Jar Binks; in Maison Martin Margiela he’s even more of an annoying dick.

All of Woo’s Star Wars illustrations (alongside some Forrest Gump and Edward Scissorhands ones too) are available to purchase as prints from his Etsy.com shop, priced $60.00 USD.



Designer Spotlight, Gallery

Introducing: Beautiful Fül

By Laura on January 1st, 2012

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. This collection shows a much lighter side than Rodriquez’s previous collections, although definitely maintains his west coast aesthetic. What do you think of the collection?

Pieces from the collection range from $187- $1,125 USD

Beautiful Fül

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Coats & Jackets, Gallery, Jeans & Trousers, music

A|X Armani Exchange Autumn 2011 collection & DJ residency

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on October 20th, 2011

Credit: Vicky Chan

There is definitely something debonair about the A|X Armani Exchange Autumn 2011 collection. A mix of blazers, plaid shirts, vests and jackets with elbow patches it looks like they’ve taken inspiration from the British gentry. Then again, the leather jacket and red outfit (see gallery below) brings the mind to more indie/rock so perhaps we’re mistaken.

As part of the A|XX 20th anniversary celebrations this year, A|X Armani Exchange teamed up with one of the UK’s top dance labels, Toolroom Knights, and has since July hosted a series of Saturday afternoon DJ sessions in their stores nationwide. The collaboration is coming to an end on 17th December, so if you want to indulge in some tunes spun by the latest and newest music talent check out the A|X Facebook page or visit the DJ Residency Series website for more info before it’s too late.

A|X Armani Exchange Autumn 2011 collection

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Alexander McQueen 2011 Fall/Winter Collection

By Laura on October 16th, 2011

I absolutely love the latest collection from the British fashion house Alexander McQueen.
Overall they have created a minimal but elegant collection. A few of my favourite pieces include the beautiful Prince of Wales check suit, the Fair Isle Jacquard knit button-up, and a cashmere turtle neck featuring the McQueen skull on the front.

They also have a few more casual pieces such as the bomber jacket, the cashmere pony-print v-neck sweater and classic skull motif scarf.

Alexander McQueen

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Adidas Originals by Originals James Bond for David Beckham 2011 Fall/Winter

By Laura on October 16th, 2011

Adidas have rolled out the much anticipated third installment of the popular David Beckham / Design by J. Bond collection for Fall/Winter 2011.

The collaboration between sport and style icon David Beckham and Undefeated founder James Bond has been widely celebrated in the past, and will yet again see a contemporary range of footwear, outerwear, and accessories.

Much of the inspiration has clearly been pulled from collegiate imagery and has a very traditional American sportswear feel to it. This is something we have seen a lot of in the last two seasons. The varsity jacket in particular seems to be making a comeback. What do you make of this trend – will you be rocking the look this Fall/Winter?

adidas Originals by Originals James Bond for David Beckham 2011 Fall/Winter

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Gallery, London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week SS12: Lou Dalton

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on September 22nd, 2011

Lou Dalton Spring/Summer 2012

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Credit: Catwalking.com

Lou Dalton’s spring/summer 2012 collection is all about shorts: medium shorts, short shorts and long shorts… ok the latter is probably just called trousers but you get the idea. Teamed with bomber jackets and some more tailored top pieces, the collection was a rather monochrome experience.

You might think black for summer is a bit dark and twisted, but not for Lou Dalton’s Charming Men. And with her influence for the collection coming from Swan Lake and the UK miners’ strike in 1984 it all kind of makes sense.

What do you think of Lou Dalton’s collection?



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London Fashion Week SS12: Paul Costelloe

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on September 22nd, 2011

Paul Costelloe Spring/Summer 2012

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Credit: catwalking.com

This is definitely exquisite ’tailoring with oomph’. Paul Costelloe says the inspiration for his spring/summer 2012 collection is comes from the 1962 Hollywood classic Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? That may very well be, but we can’t help to think of the dapper Mad Men and Michael Caine in 70′s film Get Carter.



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Final Uniqlo +J collection Lookbook

By Laura on August 19th, 2011

A few weeks we announced that the upcoming fall/winter +J collection for Uniqlo would be the last. The lookbook is now out, and I have to say this is possibly the strongest collection yet.

There has undeniably been plenty of hype surrounding this final collection, but I can’t get enough of the contrasting colors, linear cuts and the mix of tech-infused materials with traditional fabrics.

Jil Sander’s was one of the first high-fashion designers to collaborate with a mass-market brand like this, and in many ways really set the benchmark for these types of collections. She has continually brought her own unique, dark and structural aesthetic to the Japanese retailer, and this collection is no exception.

One of the most interesting features of this collection is the mix of sportswear with highly tailored pieces. Although it might seem an unusual combination, it is a look that we are seeing quite a bit of at the moment, and something we expect to take off this winter.

The fianl J+ collection will be Available soon in Uniqlo stores the world over.

Final Uniqlo +J collection

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Brand Spotlight, Clothing, Coats & Jackets, Denim, Gallery, knitwear

Edun Autumn/Winter 2011 Menswear Collection

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on August 17th, 2011

Summer seems to have escaped this year with a chilling 14 degrees this morning when I left the house. But as much as I love sun and park life, I can’t help but to love the colder months when you get to wrap up warm in wonderful clothes – my growing up in the Arctic could also be a reason for this… and my love for ‘look-at-me’ knitwear.

If you’re looking to invest in your winter wardrobe but want to do it in a green way, Edun is the place to look. The brand of Ali Hewson and Bono – yes that Bono – has an amazing collection out for this autumn/winter that will make you look dashing.

Using layers and dimension to create a well-travelled feel that is juxtaposed with modern silhouettes, Edun offers unique styles with added pockets, stitching and darting details, and the sweaters and knits span the spectrum, from lightweight layering to a fresh twist on vintage Fair Isles patterns.

Trousers range from clean, slim and straight tailored to tapered leg and drop crotch. Something for everyone! The denim is work wear influenced and most of it is made from recycled fabrics in Africa, with an organic wash to finish.

The seasons’ colour choices are inspired by natural elements such as stone and ash accented with petrol and ice, whereas red brick and cranberry wine play off sediment black and dark neutrals, like storm and tar, are accented with raisin, mulberry and peacock.

This is definitely style with substance!

Edun Autumn Winter 2011 Collection

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Photo courtesy of Edun



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Topman LENS 2011 Fall/Winter Collection

By Laura on July 25th, 2011

The weather over the last few weeks has hardly been summer like, so it is some what appropriate that Topman LENS has just unveiled their Fall/Winter 2011 lookbook.
Staring Yannick Abrath and shot by photographer Ben Weller, the collection features a wide range of styles from designers including J.W. Anderson, Dusty, Daniel Jackson, Uniforms for the Dedicated, New Power Studio and Dexter Wong.

We personally like the tailored black suit with plaid shirt the best. Which looks do you like?

Topman LENS 2011 Fall/Winter Collection

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PRESENT London Summer 2011 Collection

By Laura on June 19th, 2011

A few months ago I stumbled into the amazing Present store in Shoreditch, and quickly fell in love with their collection.

That love was totally reignited when I saw their lookbook which highlights their current summer 2011 collection. As the release says “The Knitwear is produced in Scotland using local wools complemented by handmade Shirting produced using the finest British Textiles. This edition of garments are produced in limited numbers, exclusively for the PRESENT store.”

If your in Shoreditch pop in and check it out (their coffee is pretty amazing too) otherwise you can check out their collection here

PRESENT London Summer 2011 Collection

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Burberry Autumn 2011 Campaign Looks

By Laura on June 19th, 2011

It hardly feels as though we have had a summer, but Burberry have already unveiled their Autumn 2011 campaign looks.

Featuring a number of British actors, models and musicians, Chief Creative Officer Christopher Bailey, stated he was “inspired by iconic British portraits and our own archive campaigns from the late 1960s of Jean Shrimpton using her trench coat to shelter herself from the poetic and romantic British weather.”

What do you think?

Burberry Autumn 2011 Campaign Looks

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GANT Rugger’s Pre-Autumn 2011 collection

By Laura on May 17th, 2011

GANT is one of those brands I often forget about, but really should keep on my radar. The GANT Rugger’s Pre-Autumn 2011 collection is a perfect example of why. Their 3rd quarter offering, includes the classic ivy-life inspired wears we have come to expect. However, this latest incarnation are slightly more tailored for a stronger fit.

The collection delivers online now and there are definitely a few pieces you could start wearing now.

GANT Rugger’s Pre-Autumn 2011 collection

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London Fashion Week – Acne Fall 2011 collection

By Laura on February 23rd, 2011

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 suit pants, as well as very sartorial two-piecers. With TV influences like Mad Men the suit is becoming increasingly popular amongst younger generations and it’s labels like Acne that they’ll turn to.

The collection over all is very youthful with slightly cropped pants and low-buttoning jackets in different styles all in Italian bonded wool. The pallet sees accents of raspberry, royal blue, or teal. Johansson stated that the clothing was made for “that moment when you’re not grown up and at the same time, not a kid. The kind of sexual energy that brings.”

See pictures from the star studded Acne Autumn 2011 show in the gallery below.

Hanelli Mustaparta

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Rag & Bone 2011 Fall Collection

By Laura on February 13th, 2011

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 no denying they have brought both expert tailoring and layering together to create a truly original look. The collection was inspired by photos of the Duke of Windsor, and the designers incorporated an array of tartan plaids onto everything from jackets and suits to quilted shirts and kilts.

Personally I love the eclectic colour palette that is used across everything from wool suits to quilted leggings. This is a risky collection, but that said I think there are a number of really strong pieces – possibly even some of rag & bone’s best yet.

Check out the full collection in the gallery below.

Rag & Bone 2011 Fall Collection

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