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Uniqlo announce Opening Ceremony and Gilded Age for their Designers Invitation Project

By admin on January 30th, 2009

uniqlo opening ceremony humberto leon carol lim.jpgUniqlo are announcing their collaborations for spring and Opening Ceremony have been confirmed for a menswear collection. Also taking part in the Designers Invitation Project this season are Gilded Age who’s classic take on Americana will sit well with the Uniqlo aesthetic.

One half of Opening Ceremony, Humberto Leon said: “when you order this much, the cost significantly decreases. We had to ask ourselves, ‘How many zippers can we really have in a garment?’ The craftsmanship is there. They executed all our details on an amazing level.” Their collaboration with Chloe Sevigny was really well received so it’s with great anticipation that we await for their line, which debuts in March.

Designer Spotlight, News

Paris Menswear shows: Hermés, Dries Van Noten and Raf Simons

By admin on January 30th, 2009

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Part one of our Paris Menswear show round up, and both Hermés and Raf Simons wowed but for different reasons, check after the jump to see a short clip of the Raf Simons vid complete with rotating mirrors and you’ll see why the fash pack went mad for this one. Also after the jump is the Dries Van Noten show, a timelessy retro affair with ’40s influenced tailoring which managed to look fresh rather than museum-y. the green baize-y background added to the Hitchcock glacial feel.

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Entertainment, News

Morph to appear in fashion shoot Esquire magazine

By admin on January 30th, 2009

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Cute plasticine TV character Morph is to appear in a shoot for Esquire magazine. The shoot is to commemorate Morph’s 30th anniversary and the news comes the day after Tony Hart’s funeral. Narrated by Hart the pair appeared together for over twenty years on Tony Hart’s various art programmes.

The Esquire fashion team and Aardman Animations have joined forces to clothe Morph in this season’s key looks who appears along with his sidekick Chas. Hart never got to see the pictures which had been scheduled for the March issue long before the TV star’s illness.


Entertainment, News

Daniel Craig and Jamie Bell confirmed for Tintin

By admin on January 28th, 2009

daniel craig tintin film.jpgDaniel Craig, pictured left at LAX recently, has been confirmed as the pirate Red Rackham in a new screen production of Tintin.

The Adventures Of Tintin: Secret Of The Unicorn,” is set for release next year, and I look forward to seeing how the costumes translate to the big screen, especially with Daniel Craig, someone who regularly tops the best dressed lists.

He joins Jamie Bell, cast in the starring role as Tintin, and a cracking supporting cast which includes Simon Pegg and Nick Frost as the Thompson Twins, Andy Serkis as Captain Haddock> The film also features Toby Jones and Mackenzie Crook and with Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead) and Joe Cornish (Adam &Joe) assisting Stephen Moffat on scriptwriting duties it promises to be mightily fun.

[Image: MCP/Rex Features ]


Barack Obama on the cover of February’s GQ

By admin on January 27th, 2009

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By my calculations Barack Obama has now racked up his third GQ cover which isn’t bad going for someone who’s only just been inaugurated. This cements his official position as probably the most stylish president America has ever had. I wonder if we’ll get bored of the suit by summer though? Fingers crossed for some relaxed holiday pap snaps and the obligatory grey marl jogging in DC shots.


Buck Magazine speak to Style Salvage

By Jonathan Smith on January 27th, 2009


Buck magazine, new, hot and rarely far from the bloglines has given up some of their precious time to talk to Style Salvage about their onslaught on the world of fashion journalism. Steve Doyle (editor) and Elliott (James Sainsbury) fashion editor, talk about how they came to found the fledgling magazine, how the publication fits into the market and a day in the life of their commander and chief plus much much more. The interview shows what a brave step it is to set up a magazine, we’re rooting for them!

Check out part one of the interview here and the second part here.

Designer Spotlight, News

LCF MA show is a treat for menswear enthusiasts

By admin on January 26th, 2009

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The recent LCF MA show was definitely one for the guys, the womenswear was good but with over twice as many menswear designers I definitely had my ‘Brandish’ hat on that evening.

Combining sportswear with tailoring is now quite a conventional route but James Hawkes‘ collection managed to bring something new to the table. Leggings and wet look trousers were teamed with techy blousons and angular shoulder pieces.

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Ken Russell’s Soho Nights at the Photographers’ Gallery

By admin on January 26th, 2009

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A day out in London and I found myself wandering over to the Photographers’ Gallery in Soho, where they’re showing ‘Soho Nights‘, an exhibition of images taken by Ken Russell.

Seeing the underground bars and jazz halls of Soho was interesting enough, but obviously my eyes couldn’t help being drawn to the clothes. Street style was pretty much unheard of in the ’50s, so the chance to see hip young things in the ‘wild’, so to speak, is an opportunity not to be missed! I love the chunky woollen jumper in the photograph above, teamed with the beret it’s the height of insouciant chic. Jump through for a great image of a barefoot man lindy hopping with a young woman in great wide leg trousers.

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Why aren’t more people following Charlie Porter on Twitter?

By admin on January 23rd, 2009

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It’s a mystery why only 32 people are following Charlie Porter on Twitter when his updates are full of exciting and amusing little snippets from the menswear shows. The Fantastic Man deputy editor has been LOL-ing it up at the catwalks and is relaying all the best bits to us. Witness:

Comme des garcons show hats all archive stephen jones, a preview of his v&a show yay! He’s packing them up safe now

Ohgod last night’s planned 9pm exit from YSL ended up being 3am ohLORD

and could this be a Gavin & Stacey reference…???

Milan needs to know who’s nominated, who’s favourite to go, what’s happening, what’s occuring?

Whether these will stay as exciting when he returns or go a little something like this:

Heating broken again British Gas FAIL

remains to be seen, but for now get onto Twitter and check out his updates!

Clothing, Designer Spotlight, News

The Times Tells Us What’s Next For Menswear…

By Will Reid on January 23rd, 2009

times milan fashion week.jpgAlice Olins of The Times newspaper has just released a quick summary of the major menswear shows so far at Milan’s Menswear Fashion Week and with insider details and little snippets of useful information, her reports are a great read.

Olins reviews Burberry, D&G, Gucci, McQueen, Cavalli, Armani and Prada as well as including some hints as to where fashion is going and just enough backstage bitching! Follow this link now!

Designer Spotlight, News, Trends

Milan Fashion Week: Versace, Prada, Marni

By admin on January 22nd, 2009

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Part two in our Milan menswear rundown, this time Versace, Prada and Marni get the Isabelle patented Photoshop Mad Skillz® treatment, click to enlarge.

Let us know who your favourite was, or if you’re waiting for Paris before you make any decisions. Speaking of which, the Paris shows kicked off yesterday so stay tuned for more catwalk news from Brandish.

News, Trends

Milan Fashion Week: Gucci, Jil Sander, Burberry

By admin on January 22nd, 2009

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This the first in our Milan Menswear rundown, it’s not exactly cut out and keep, but you can keep up to date with the trends at a glance. Click on the image to see in its full-size glory. Alexander McQueen was definitely my favourite but here is the lowdown from some of the other designers, which one is your fave? Stay tuned for part two, and check out the Jil Sander catwalk vid after the jump.

[Images: Olycom SPA/Rex Features MCP]

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News, Trends

London College of Fashion MA menswear

By admin on January 21st, 2009

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2009 looks like it will be a defining year for menswear, it’s already a given that designer high street collaborations will include a men’s line and Gareth Pugh will be bringing us his men’s collection in Paris in a few days.

Tonight all eyes are on LCF MA graduates as they show us their graduate collections and for the first time the menswear students outnumber the womenswear. Take a look at the ones who were tipped for success, and stay tuned for a full review tomorrow! If you’re interested in seeing some of the womenswear graduates click over to CQ where we posted a preview.

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Armani clashes with Dolce & Gabbana over trousers

By admin on January 20th, 2009

Dolce & Gabbana’s recent catwalk show

An epic fashion row has erupted over a pair of quilted silk trousers seen on both the D&G and Armani catwalks at the Milan menswear shows.

Armani started it all by saying: “Now they copy, later they will learn.”

Then Dolce & Gabbana took it up a notch stating: “For sure we have much to learn – but certainly not from him.” They said Armani “has never been a source of inspiration for us and we stopped seeing his shows years ago”. The design duo ended it with a whopper of a statement: “As Picasso used to say – copying from others is inevitable but copying from oneself leads to sterility.”


Heroes and Celebrities, News

TV artist Tony Hart dies aged 83

By admin on January 19th, 2009

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Tony Hart, the much-loved presenter of Hartbeat and Take Hart passed away aged 83, after a spell in hospital for a chest infection. He joins Oliver Postgate, creator of Clangers and Bagpuss, as one of a kind children’s TV figures who are irreplaceable and will be sorely missed. Tony Hart was also the man responsible for the Blue Peter badge and thus monopolising all that is great about children’s TV in the ’80s.

There is much lamenting on the internet from all the people who never made it onto his infamous gallery. As a tribute to the great man wear your best paisley silk scarf, shirt, v-neck jumper and try your most impressive rendition of a riverside nightscape using black sugar paper and chalk.

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