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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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 this time that he began his apprenticeship at Comme des Garçons as a patternmaker. Eventually he was promoted to chief designer of Tricot knitwear line and then quickly moved on to design for the Comme Des Garçons Homme line. In 1992 he began to work under his own name as part of Comme des Garçons.
This season sees Watanabe steering towards a more contemporary aesthetic seasons, Japanese fashion designer Junya Wathetic than we have seen from him in the past. He builds off basic Americana styles, giving them a more romantic spin. The collection features items such as duffel coats, sport coats, knit sweaters, all with modern tailoring.
Take a look at collection below. What do you think of it?
It’s time to dig out your old penny loafers as this classic shoe is beginning to make a bit of a comeback.
In 1934 George Henry Bass (a boot maker in Wilton, Maine) started making loafers and called them Weejuns (meant to sound like Norwegian). These had a strap across the upper part of the vamp that was shaped like a pair of lips. The mouth opening soon was used to hold an ornament (such as a penny), and thus penny loafers became a style. Penny loafers often held a dime instead of a penny.
These days the penny loafer, just like the oxford, has gone through a high-fashion transformation and can be worn with nearly anything in your existing wardrobe.
Check out the gallery below with a few of our favourite loafers.
Stockholm Loafers by Kurt Geiger
These blue Stockholm Loafers by Kurt Geiger are currently on sale for £88.99 fromLiberty of London
The past few weeks have seen snow shut down half the country, and unfortunately it is only the beginning of the cold weather. As you know, if you are going to keep warm at this time of year, its all about the layers. From thermals to snoods, they keep you staying warm and staying fashionable. A big trend so far this winter has undeniably been chunky knitwear. Whether it is a jumper or cardigan, some thick knitwear is a great addition to any winter wardrobe. However, there is one style in particular that has lead the trend with both high street stores and premium designers – The Fair Isle knit.
The Fair Isle knitting is technique named after the tiny island of Fair Isle, north of Scotland, between the Shetland and Orkney islands. Traditional Fair Isle refers to any colour work knitting using 2 alternating colours and utilises the traditional patterns of the Shetlands. The technique in recent years has been adapted by designers mixing traditional items and techniques with current trends and themes. However, they still remain true to the vintage and country inspired styles.
Fair Isle knits are a simple and classic way to bring colour and warmth to your winter wardrobe. Whats more, it is a trend that is sure to be around for at least another season, fitting well with the Urban Bohemian trend.
Rock the Fair Isle knits with dark washed jeans, military boots, a chunky scarf and camel trench coat to be right on trend. As things warm up in the spring, pair your sweater with rolled up chinos and boat shoes.
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Topman Burgandy Shawl Collar Jumper
Searching for the perfect gift for the gadget or tech lover in your life this Christmas? Well look no further, here at Brandish we have complied a list of some of our favourite gadgets to help inspire you this holiday season. From Headphones to Cameras here are our top 5 gadgets.
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 from dieing from high street boredom. Please support them. All the links through the products and the prices of the products are available below.
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. In the gallery below is their Summit Woodland Parka which is available at Urban Outfitters, but do not overlook other jackets in their collection most of which is available at Urban Industry.
They may now be a cliche, but quilted jackets are certainly still relevant this winter. Instead of choosing a Barbour like we all have, try Lavenham. They are cut shorted and slimmer and whilst they may cost a bit more than your standard Liddesdale they are certainly worth it in terms and quality and aesthetics. The Lavenham Raydon Quilted Jacket is available at ASOS.
Cheap Monday continue to impress with more than their denim this season and the Grey Canvas Parka in the gallery certainly proves this. Over-sized and simple, it’s nice to see a jacket so often associated with green and Mod revivalists being given a refreshing makeover.
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 worst, like mens fringed moccasins. Here is how ASOS described the collection and below is a gallery of some of the picks of the collection. View the full collection HERE.
‘Scanning the wilderness of North America, Scotland and Scandinavia, Nomad is a look grounded in the history of cross-continental adventure. Playing with ethnic patterns and texture is vital, with Navajo and Fairisle mixing like never before. It’s a look obviously influenced by the wandering tribes and their distinctive take on the functional, yet is equally at home in town. It’s time to take a journey to the great outdoors…’
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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 the Assassin one.
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.
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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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If the weather in the UK continues to get worse we’ll all be skiing into work. So you might be pleased to here about this pair of Gucci skiing goggles – perfect for showing off on the piste this winter or, er, even on the high street.
The unisex ski masks come in white and black with a distinct green-red-green Gucci web stretch headband. Other features include anti-fog lenses with Seal Ring technology, which ensures a thermal barrier and a clear visual field. Packaging includes a soft pouch and a sleek black box featuring the Gucci web. The new ski goggles retail for approx £120 and are available now at Gucci stores world wide, selected optical retailers, and at Gucci.com.
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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.
Aimed at the younger end of the market, the suits are also available with a wide range of accessories including shirts, silk ties, belts and cufflinks.
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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 SuitThat Fits.com in a pearlescent black box, silver tissue and red ribbon and delivered straight to your door via a courier free of charge.
The recipient of the embroidered gift voucher can redeem it in branch or online at ASuitThat Fits.com with individually hand tailored suits starting at just £150. All of the individually hand tailored garments are made-to-measure, so they are perfectly fitted to each individual customer. Up to18 measurements are taken, everything from the neck to the ankle and all that’s in between!
ASuitThatFits.com started in 2006 and now has three London branches and 13 tailor stop branches in the following cities: Aberdeen, Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, St Albans, Reading and Guildford.
To find out more about embroidered Gift Vouchers go to www.ASuitThatFits.com
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What is it about T-Shirts that is so interesting? Just about every graphic designer or illustrator makes a T-Shirt at some point in their career and there are new designs appearing daily online and in shops.
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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