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Quantum of Solace première

By admin on October 30th, 2008

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The Quantum of Solace première last night was such a big affair even the Royal Family turned up, Princes Harry and William chatted to Chelsea pensioners as profits from the evening went to Help For Heroes and the Royal British Legion.


Daniel Craig
sported a sling as he was still recovering from a shoulder operation. Both he and girlfriend Satsuki Mitchell scrubbed up well, him in a neat suit and her in a intricately beaded evening gown. Is it me or is his suit a dark navy? Either way the slim lapels and gently fitted cut looks great.
Bond baddie Mathieu Amalric went for an unusual choice of a double breasted suit without tie but he has more than enough Gallic chic to carry off the insouciant look.

Jump through to see who else got the fashion thumbs up.

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Designer Spotlight, News

H&M x Comme des Garçons website goes live

By Jonathan Smith on October 28th, 2008

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The H&M Comme des Garçons collab website has gone live and it has prices and everything! Speaking of the prices it all seems to be reasonable and has certainly piqued my curiosity enough to put a mark in my diary for the worldwide release which is of course 13th of November.

The collection does genuinely look really nice and far better than the usual H&M attempts. I usually don’t buy into the business of convenient collaborations between high fashion and high street but this one has really grabbed me by the balls so I can only recommend that you get yourself down to one of the select H&M stores on the release date.

Check the website here.



Heroes and Celebrities, News

The Sartorialist pipped to release book

By admin on October 24th, 2008

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Here comes the inevitable news that Scott Schuman aka The Sartorialist is to release a book. It was only a matter of time before everyone’s favourite street style photographer got a book deal and word is that Harper Collins have agreed to publish the coffee table volume.

Over the last three years Schuman has amassed an awe-inspiring collection of photographs of the world’s most stylish people including Carine Roitfeld, André Benjamin and Anna Wintour. Hopefully it’ll be out by Christmas so I can start dropping hints, it’s already top of my wishlist!

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What makes Stefano Pilati tick? Find out in London next week…

By admin on October 24th, 2008

Ever been curious to step into the mind of one of fashion’s designer geniuses? Be curious no more, as you can find out what makes Yves Saint Laurent creative director Stefano Pilati tick when he pops over to London next week to speak at the London College of Fashion.

Part of the Sunday Times Style lecture series, Pilati will participate in a question-and-answer session on October 29 about his climb to the top of the fashion world – and, not being one to mince words (see: “Tom [Ford] is talented but not gifted”) you can bet it’ll be interesting to say the least!

* Tickets are £20 (plus a £2.50 booking fee) and are available by either phoning +44 (0)844 209 0371 or you can book online at www.timesonline.co.uk/fashion.

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Heroes and Celebrities, News

TV on the Radio’s ‘Dancing Choose’ video

By admin on October 23rd, 2008

We’ve already featured the stylish Kyp Malone of TV on the Radio on Brandish, but the band deserve a full mention with their latest video for ‘Dancing Choose’. It features a dizzying collage of Constructivism-inspired shapes and has an ’80s Art of Noise feel, check it out!



Designer Spotlight, News

Carola Euler speaks to Style Salvage

By admin on October 22nd, 2008

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Carola Euler is fast becoming one of the most talked-about names in menswear, having quickly made her mark on such fashion hotspots as b Store and Asos. We’ve featured some of the streetwear pieces she designed for the latter’s ‘Untitled’ collection, but what makes this still-shadowy designer tick?

Style Salvage ran an interview with the German-born designer, revealing such insights as her somewhat un-PC passion for mass-produced, disposable fashion, her aversion to ribbed tops and her love of jerseys. See after the jump for a few snippets from the interview.

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Designer Spotlight, News

Heartless launch online store

By admin on October 20th, 2008

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The gothic script and dark colours suggest something of a cross between the worst of River Island and All Saints but scrape under the surface of Heartless and you’ll find a great selection of menswear. With online boutiques being few and far between for men any new etailer is a bonus for mankind, and what’s more they’re soon opening a store in Mayfair in addition to their Essex boutique.

Obviously Heartless are never going to veer completely off from their Essex roots, -and why would they?- but don’t let that stop you as the site is well worth a visit.

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EMI team up with Sainsbury’s to bring you song lyrics on clothes

By admin on October 20th, 2008

jackson five emi sainsburys.jpgEMI have signed a deal with Sainsbury‘s which will allow the retailer to manufacture clothes with lyrics owned by the record label.

This is the latest initiative under EMI’s Lyric brand which licenses posters, greetings cards and board games. Lyrics to ‘My Girl’, ‘Wild Thing’ and ‘ABC’ have all been earmarked for Sainsbury’s TU range which will appear on clothing collections for men, women and children.

Song lyrics have long been used and abused to awful passive-aggressive/attention seeking effect by people getting a little too into their Facebook statuses. I don’t know what specific lyrics EMI/Sainsbury’s plan to use but I can only breathe a sigh of relief that the Smiths lyrics (much as I love them) aren’t owned by EMI!



Footwear, News

Prototype power shoes from NTT – generate electricity everywhere you go

By admin on October 20th, 2008

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From the highly developed mind of Tech Digest‘s Dan Sung:
I think I made jokes about power dressing the last time I looked at clothing which harnessed energy for your gadgets, so I’ll just stick to how ridiculous these electricity-generating shoes look instead.

It may be in the future that you won’t have to rock this prototype kit from Japanese telecommunications giant NTT with the orthopaedic sandal look but right now I’m seeing a world of inconvenience and broken toes.

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Mad Men come out for Bloomingdale’s men’s floor reopening

By admin on October 17th, 2008

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It was bound to be a smart affair when Bloomingdale’s reopened their men’s floor in New York yesterday, and who better to have as party guests than the Mad Men themselves? I like the suits although I must say I’m a little disappointed with Rich Sommer’s choice of footwear… Is that a generic ‘long shoe’ I see?!

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Designer Spotlight, News

Asos’ Untitled collection shows its designer credentials

By admin on October 16th, 2008

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Asos’ Unititled collection debuted today, and although we’ve already written about it it’s a great opportunity to focus on the designers. The Carola Euler sweatshirt (£140) is the pinnacle of streetwear while Jean-Pierre Braganza’s leather-panelled jeans (£140) put an edgy twist on a old classic.
Is it wrong that I really want Patrick Soderstam’s graphic depiction of male and female genitals on a t-shirt (£50)?!



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Political Fashion Cont. – Josh Brolin in Interview November 2008

By Will Reid on October 15th, 2008

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A political campaign seems to be the ‘It’ accessory of this season. After Tyra Banks posing as Michelle Obama in September’s Harper’s Bazaar, Interview has pulled in Josh Brolin to rock the presidential trend for their latest cover. Josh is actually playing President George Bush in an up-coming film, titled ‘Bush,’ directed by Oliver Stone. However, on the cover he is photographed by Mikael Jansson.

Do you think that the fashion industry is taking the politics trend too far or do you think it’s a necessary evil at a time like this. Tell us on our Facebook page!

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Designer Spotlight, News

Farfetch, a virtual smorgasbord of menswear

By admin on October 14th, 2008

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I wrote about Farfetch last week on Catwalk Queen but proportionally speaking it’s far bigger news for menswear. There aren’t many online stores that can boast designers like Jil Sander, YSL as well as newer names like Surface 2 Air all under one roof and when you consider the dearth of options on the high street a site like this is even more vital.
Here are a few of my picks from the site, a really satisfying pair of trainers, a witty patterned scarf and the Helmut Lang shirt is the most perfect shade of grey I’ve ever seen. Full product details after the cut.

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Come and stalk Brandish on Facebook!

By admin on October 13th, 2008

brandish blog network facebook.jpgSo you may have noticed we currently have a ‘situation’ with our comments on Brandish. While I love getting your emails and writing up Reader Requests (keep ‘em coming!) I’m very excited about our new blog network on Facebook because it has a nifty wall feature which means we can talk, to each other!

Click here to join up to it and we can all while away our useful free time chatting inanely about fashion and you can tell me what you want to see more of on Brandish.



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Asos Untitled: Adidas Superstar, Jean Pierre Braganza and more

By admin on October 13th, 2008

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Asos are launching their “Untitled” collection this week, a selection of limited edition products consisting of sunglasses, vinyl and trainers all traditional collectables for men along with a New Designers selection.

The jewel in the Untitled crown is an exclusive pair of Adidas’ 35th Anniversary Superstar trainers which will be on sale for a whopping £4000! If spending a year’s rent on a pair of shoes isn’t your bag jump through to see which designers Modern Menswear author Hywel Davies has picked for the collection.

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