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Designer Spotlight, Gallery, News, Trends

New York Fashion Week: Tim Hamilton A/W 2008-9

By Catwalk Queen on February 19th, 2009

Effortlessly cool is not really a phrase you want to bandy about recklessly but Tim Hamilton’s show had cool in spades.

Featuring everything a man could want from a wardrobe, neat tailoring teamed up with quirks like harem jogging bottoms (better than they sound!), jackets with layered panels and zip up ankle boots resulting in a collection that was by no means unadventurous but eminently wearable.

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Gallery, News, Trends

New York Fashion Week: Marc by Marc Jacobs menswear

By admin on February 18th, 2009

Piece by piece Marc by Marc Jacobs‘ menswear was nothing spectacularly new but the way he put it together gave it a fresh feel.

The cobbled together chic was reminiscent of his standout womenswear show last season, proving Will’s point that women’s trends often trickle down into menswear a season or two later. Offering up a vision of the male as strong, wholesome with a slight geeky side is always going to go down a treat, and his mastery with fabrics and colours stops this medley from becoming a jumble sale.

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Clothing, Designer Spotlight, Trends

News from New York: The Return of Ombré

By Will Reid on February 18th, 2009

00130m.jpgSince I started on Brandish just over a year ago, I have repeatedly examined how trends begin in womenswear and eventually make the leap to menswear some few seasons later. Well now the Ombré trend worked by womenswear designers such as Jonathan Saunders and Prada almost three seasons ago has been dished out in rather glorious spades by designer Robert Geller.

Geller has managed to take the trend and work it in a way that is masculine and edgy (a rare occurrence in the world of menswear) and this shirt looks set to make my WISHLIST as soon as it hits the shops in a couple of months.

What do you think of Ombré? Tell us on our Facebook wall!

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T-shirts, Polos & Shirts, Trends

Super-size Tee

By Colin Chapman on February 16th, 2009

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As we move towards T-shirt weather you may be stocking up on the inevitable summer tops. Try updating your silhouette by buying your T-shirts one size larger and pairing with slim jeans. Playing with proportion in this way instantly makes a simple T and jeans combo look more interesting and de jour.

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News, Trends

London’s Street Style, is it the best?

By admin on February 11th, 2009

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The Sartorialist may have crowned New York as the centre of street style but Paul Flynn has written an eloquent piece on why London style is among the most interesting in the world, as part of the G2 London fashion special in the Guardian today. It explains why, although we don’t get the commercial glory of New York or the couture kudos of Paris London is still a force to be reckoned with:

“If in Paris you could take an educated guess at someone’s salary from their wardrobe, in London, Manchester or Glasgow you could probably pin down the last record they bought, their political inclinations, and the places they most like to get drunk in. British street style is delivered with a spirit of invention, not regimentation. It doesn’t replicate, it innovates. Much to our credit, there is no shame in busting a look, which is why we gave to the world punk in the 70s, acid house in the 80s and the micro-niches of both (electro, nu-rave, elegantly wasted indie kids).”

Let us know what you think on our Facebook Wall

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Gallery, Trends

Gallery: Topman’s Spring Break Collection

By admin on February 10th, 2009

Topman’s Spring Break collection is about to hit the stores and it’s a poetically downbeat affair. Set against a backdrop of blustery coastline and caravans there’s more than a touch of ’80s era Morrissey going on here.

The clothes are retro, but not excessively so, modern cuts and and neat tailoring give an up to the minute feel.

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Footwear, News, Trends

Liberty & Nike collaboration out on Valentine’s day

By admin on February 10th, 2009

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Another item which is made for women but who gives fig when they look as good as this? The Liberty X Nike collab hits the Liberty store when else but this February 14th for a limited time, and when they’re gone, they’re gone.

They have a plain blue pair named Nina, and an orange pair named Phoebe, but the nicest by far are the Patchwork Dunk, a mix showcasing the best of Liberty print. If you should be lucky enough to be slight of foot head down to Liberty and snap up a pair, at £70 for the plain and £85 for the patchwork they’re fairly reasonable and will go wonderfully with the new season pastel pieces making the rounds for Spring/Summer.

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Accessories, Trends

Mlutch obliged: would you carry a clutch bag?

By admin on February 10th, 2009

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How could we have missed the boat on this one? We heralded the age of the ‘medge’ aka the male wedge and we all witnessed the explosion of guyliner, manscara and what have you but somehow the ‘mlutch’ evaded us.

Charlie Porter
‘s been gadding about town sporting the BOT (Bang On Trend) accessory but everybody knows that the trend started with Kel Knight of Kath and Kim fame and his manpurse, a vision in grey leather. I’ve picked out a few women’s clutches that you could happily pass off as a mlutch, jump through to find out more.

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News, Trends

NY Times loves Yu Masui, we love Yu Masui

By admin on February 9th, 2009

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Spotting the familiar face of Yu Masui on NYT’s site brought back some good memories. We snapped Masui last year out and about at Graduate Fashion Week (right) in a great Balenciaga neckpiece and cropped trousers. Elizabeth Spiridakis (aka White Lightning), talking up her holy trinity of boy-fash crushes interviewed the Japanese fashion writer who said this about borrowing from womenswear:

“Clothes are getting more and more borderless, like the new YSL unisex collection. Women’s wear always takes ideas from men’s wear, so why can’t men’s get influence from women’s? Anyway, the biggest reason is men’s wear is more boring than women’s wear!!”

Would you borrow from women’s clothing? Let us know on our Facebook Blog Networks Wall!

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Accessories, Luggage, Trends

Seen on the street: old-school canvas rucksacks

By Colin Chapman on February 5th, 2009

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Sometimes online shopping can be as exhausting as a trudge round the real shops (remember them?) So whilst all the coolest backs in town seem to have an old-school canvas rucksack slung across them, tracking said item down online is more tricky. ASOS had the most perfect option by Cuckoo but are now out of stock. If like me you lack the patience to request a restock, what else is out there? Foregoing the sometimes-scary world of army surplus sites (gas mask anyone?) there are still some options online.

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Gallery, Trends

Fast forward into next season: COS’ summer collection

By admin on February 2nd, 2009

Although it might not seem like it right now, spring is on its way. Take a leap into next season’s trends by clicking through the summer collection by stellar H&M offshoot COS.

The collection is made up of up-to-the-minute pieces in a palette of soft shades with COS’ characteristic timeless touch. Standout items include a grey jersey blazer which will be as comfy as it is smart, and carrot leg, the new shape for men’s trousers, following on from the womenswear trend.

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Clothing, Trends

Bistroteque: internet shopping at ASOS whilst you’re snowed in

By Colin Chapman on February 2nd, 2009

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Given the snowy conditions out there you might not be thinking about your spring wardrobe just yet, but fashion waits for no man and what better distraction from the ensuing chaos than some internet shopping? ASOS are fully stocked for summer, with some great options in chambray and seersucker. This dark chambray, unstructured blazer (similar to the Acne/Lanvin collaboration) is a great staple. Seersucker has been building popularity over the last few summers and a pair of slim-fitting pants with that charming fine stripe is a great use of the fabric. The denim barrel bag is a snip at less than £10. Finally this short-sleeved chambray shirt with polo-type collar and the desert boots in lovely soft tones are both steals.

ASOS are promoting this look through a themed video called Bistroteque – a name many Londoners would associate with Hackney’s trendy bistro/drag cabaret venue rather than ‘Riviera chic’ but it certainly sets the tone.



Designer Spotlight, Heroes and Celebrities, Trends

Male Models like Luke Worrall and Cole Mohr -Can We Ever Relate To Them?

By Will Reid on January 28th, 2009


“Rake-thin, 12 year-old-looking, alien-eyed lady-boys”
- this is how one of my friends describes the male models of today. While I don’t quite agree with his overly-harsh and rather sweeping statement, I have to admit that there are times where the men plastered over magazines and high-fashion ad campaigns just seem completely out-of-touch.

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Designer Spotlight, Trends

Gareth Pugh’s first menswear show in Paris

By admin on January 27th, 2009

Gareth Pugh‘s first menswear show was greatly anticipated but having seen it I rather feel a bit of an anticlimax. It was exactly as I could have predicted with wetlook finishes, goathair epaulettes, and Margiela-style .He carried on the aesthetic from his last womenswear show, taking his origami facets onto puffa jackets and trousers, and accessorising with studded boots and feather headpieces.

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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.




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