Beatles

The Lost Beatles Photographs by Larry Marion

We can’t wait for the new comprehensive pictorial book of lost photographs of Britain’s greatest music export, The Beatles, to come out. Written by Larry Marion with the help of The Beatles’ US Tour manager Bob Bonis, the book features everything from on stage performances to rehearsals and light-hearted behind the scene moments. The book is being published by Harper …

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LauraThe Lost Beatles Photographs by Larry Marion
jockey

135 Years of Jockey

Last week Brandish was invited to celebrate 135 years of Jockey Underwear, at an impressive international catwalk show. The show saw the brand go back to its roots, showcasing a number of heritage pieces from its original collection in 1879, before introducing some of Jockey’s more updated collections for A/W 2011. GQ Editor Dylan Jones, hosted the night and provided …

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Laura135 Years of Jockey
Boss

Meet Orlando Bloom at Selfridges this Thursday

On Thursday March 17th, globally renowned actor and the face of the BOSS Orange Man campaign, Orlando Bloom will be making a personal appearance in the Beauty Hall in Selfridges London. If you, or more likely your girlfriend, would actually like a chance to meet him you probably need to join the queue now.

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LauraMeet Orlando Bloom at Selfridges this Thursday
Acne

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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LauraLondon Fashion Week – Acne Fall 2011 collection
Lotus

Lotus Originals launches at Menswear day

Today to coincide with London Fashion Weeks’s Menswear day, Lotus cars launches its brand new luxury apparel line, Lotus Originals. The collection includes a cohesive range of luxury apparel, leather goods and performance outerwear which aim to reflect the craftsmanship, heritage of Lotus. We love the Hand-crafted luggage which is available in four styles; a tan weekend bag, a smaller …

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LauraLotus Originals launches at Menswear day
Paul Weller

Paul Weller attends Vauxhall Fashion Scout to watch his son model

Today at the Vauxhall Fashion Scout showcase, Paul Weller showed up with his wife and children to watch his son, Nat, model in the D-Gnak show. The famous rocker watched as his son modeled a variety of outfits from Korean born designer Dong Jun Kang. The rock star looked on proudly and applauded at the end of the show when …

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LauraPaul Weller attends Vauxhall Fashion Scout to watch his son model
Vans

Vans California Washed Pack

The Vans California Washed Pack, were released this month as a part of their spring collection. Produced with a unique washed effect, they have that worn-in vintage look that usually only get after wearing your shoes into the ground. They are available in various styles including the Authentic Deacon CA and Slip-on Deacon CA in four colorways of stone washed …

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LauraVans California Washed Pack
Paul Costelloe

London Fashion Week – Paul Costelloe

This morning for the 10th consecutive season Irish designer, Paul Costelloe, kicked off London Fashion week with his very sophisticated yet colorful collection for Fall/Winter 2011. Costelloe cites ‘home grown fashion’ as the inspiration for the collection. From Harris tweed from Scotland, luxury plaids and herringbones from Ireland, and beautiful bright cashmere wool from England, this collection is truly reflective …

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LauraLondon Fashion Week – Paul Costelloe

30 Years Of i-D Magazine.

On August 12th we see the release of i-D magazine’s 30th birthday issue. Featuring covers with Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell and Lady Gaga famously only showing only one eye it’s set to be a great issue with a them of ‘now, then and next’. “30 years – whoosh, more than an instant in i-D’s lifeline – it’s a generation. Three …

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ThomasHewetson30 Years Of i-D Magazine.

Rick Owens A/W At Oki-Ni.

The first drop of the Autumn Winter installment of Rick Owens’ fantastic collections has become available to purchase from Oki-Ni. Featuring now classic Rick Owens silhouettes such as long-line tops biker leathers and drop crotch trousers the first drop is his casual offerings. There is so much left to come as you can see from the ‘Gleam’ show.

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ThomasHewetsonRick Owens A/W At Oki-Ni.

iPad Release Date Announced.

Apple have announced that the iPad will become available in Britain on the 28th of May and the 16GB WiFi model shall retail at £429. I was in New York a few weeks ago and played around with one in the Apple shop and it is actually amazing. It fills a space in your tech life which you didn’t know …

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ThomasHewetsoniPad Release Date Announced.

Trend Transition… Eyebrow-Free Faces?!

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Back when she started out, Karen Elson had her eyebrows infamously off-ed at the suggestion of Steven Meisel. She catapulted to international fame fronting high-fashion campaigns and covers from W magazine to Italian Vogue. All this would suggest that the loss of one’s eyebrows is actually rather beneficial- a debate being started over on the Daily Mail website. In the latest Givenchy advert, model Adriana Lima shows off a pair of bleached brows and the Daily Mail is as always on the attack.

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wreidTrend Transition… Eyebrow-Free Faces?!

Esquire Singular Suit Project featuring Kim Jones, Jeremy Deller, Patrick Grant & Antony Gormley

Esquire has brought together some of our favourite designers and our most art-throb artists for the Singular Suit Project which opens at Somerset House on July 31st.

Patrick Grant from Savile Row tailors Norton & Sons teamed up with one of our favourite artists, Turner Prize winner Jeremy Deller to produce a US-style boilersuit which accumulates patches as mementoes of the wearer’s life.

Patrick Grant from Savile Row tailors Norton & Sons teamed up with one of our favourite artists, Turner Prize winner Jeremy Deller to produce a US-style boilersuit which accumulates patches as mementoes of the wearer’s life.

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Isabelle OCarrollEsquire Singular Suit Project featuring Kim Jones, Jeremy Deller, Patrick Grant & Antony Gormley

Wireless: Daniel Merriweather vs Tinchy Stryder

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Displaying two very different menswear styles Daniel Merriweather and Tinchy Stryder put on their best togs for their appearances onstage at Wireless.

Daniel Merriweather, best known for his vocals on the Mark Ronson version of The Smiths’ ‘Stop Me’ opted for a tweedy jacket, shirt and tambourine, accessorised with a pair of aviator shades.

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Isabelle OCarrollWireless: Daniel Merriweather vs Tinchy Stryder

Giles Deacon’s second range for New Look hits stores on the 15th

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Giles Deacon for New Look, one of the few designer X high street collaborations for men returns next week with another collection, featuring a selection of shirts, t-shirts, jeans and knits.

We like that the New Look collections are a chance to see Deacon’s lighter take on fashion with witty t-shirt prints and bright colours. Hopefully we’ll see see pieces which push boundaries a little more in future collections but as always it’s baby steps for menswear.

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Isabelle OCarrollGiles Deacon’s second range for New Look hits stores on the 15th

Yves Saint Laurent Menswear SS10

We’re still playing post-Glastonbury catchup with all the menswear shows, but the collections have set the cogs in the cranium a-whirring. First up is YSL‘s collection, which features the director, Samuel Benchetrit’s son lazing around a hotel room Nouvelle Vague style. The clothes themselves seem to be a mix of high-low tailoring and rock chic. Looking forward to seeing this in more detail.

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Isabelle OCarrollYves Saint Laurent Menswear SS10

Paris Menswear SS 2010: Paul Smith and models dance to “Thriller” during finale

From our womenswear blog, Catwalk Queen

As tributes for Michael Jackson continue to pour in, Sir Paul Smith made the ultimate gesture to the late King of Pop during his closing menswear show in Paris yesterday…

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Kimberley FosterParis Menswear SS 2010: Paul Smith and models dance to “Thriller” during finale

Brandish Exclusive! Interview with Nickque Patterson, Fashionisto Supreme pt2

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- Pick one summer essential you won’t be travelling/ beach trekking/ sunbathing without!…

Read on for Ska, life in music videos and plenty of references to the likes of Mark Ronson, Noel Fielding and BGT’s Diversity!

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wreidBrandish Exclusive! Interview with Nickque Patterson, Fashionisto Supreme pt2

Brandish Exclusive! Interview with Nickque Patterson, Fashionisto Supreme pt1

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Nickque Patterson is setting the London fashion world alight- slowly but surely. As a stylist, DJ, designer and all-round fashionisto persona, Nickque is one of those people for whom every street is a real-life catwalk. Whether in front of the camera as a model or working behind the scenes orchestrating an edgy editorial, Patterson knows the trends and makes fashion happen.

Ever so fortunately, he was excited to be interviewed for Brandish and after the jump we have his full interview. Prepare for shoes described as ‘elite,’ Nickque’s self-decided role as the “Jesus of Fashion” and grooming-secrets (just check out the hair!)

We love him!

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wreidBrandish Exclusive! Interview with Nickque Patterson, Fashionisto Supreme pt1