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Designer Spotlight, Entertainment, News

Ozwald Boateng movie “A Man’s Story” hits cinemas this Friday

By Gerald Lynch on March 5th, 2012


Varon Bonicos’s documentary “A Man’s Story”, following the trials and tribulations of tailor-to-the-stars and leading light in men’s fashion Ozwald Boateng, hits UK cinemas this Friday March 9th.

14 years in the making, the film follows Boateng’s day-to-day life from around the time of his 1998 divorce from first wife Pascale, up to his triumphant London Fashion Week 2010 closing show.

Littered with star studded talking heads like Jamie Foxx, Spike Lee, Richard Branson, and old big ears himself, Prince Charles, it offers a rare insight into one of fashion’s most dynamic and exciting personalities.

Click here for more info.



Accessories, Brand Spotlight, Lifestyle & Gadgets, top ten

Top 10 Pantone Inspired Gifts For This Holiday Season

By Laura on November 16th, 2010

Pantone has been defining pigments for almost 50 years, and sets industry standards in colour. Its matching systems and guides are essential for designers and artists for referencing and producing the precise hue, tint or shade.

In addition to their colour guides they also have a whole range of products inspired by the now infamous coloured chips. So if you are looking for the perfect present for the design or art lover in your life this holiday season check out our top 10 Pantone inspired gifts



News

Has Gareth Pugh got the job at Dior Homme?

By Kimberley Foster on February 24th, 2009

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London Fashion Week is all abuzz with the gossip that Gareth Pugh is, in fact, headed for Dior Homme.

Rumours began last month, when Delphine Arnault, daughter of LVMH boss Bernard Arnault, sat front row at Pugh’s debut menswear show in Paris.

Now, Grazia is claiming that the deal to nab Gareth for creative director at Dior, is all but done.

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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!

(Image: Marcio Madeira)



Designer Spotlight, Heroes and Celebrities, Polls, Video

Yay or Nay: Designer Devotees

By Will Reid on February 12th, 2009

Men.Style have just posted this hilarious video of self-confessed ‘Lo-Head’ rapper, 88-Keys. Don’t panic- I too had absolutely no idea what a ‘Lo-Head’ was but all is revealed and it turns out that this term is colloquial for someone who is obsessed with the Ralph Lauren Polo clothing.

What do you think of these label loons. Do you go ga-ga for Gucci? Are you bonkers for Bottega? Vote Yay or Nay after the jump.

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Clothing, Designer Spotlight, Heroes and Celebrities

Brandish Question: Are Your Favourite Labels Ruined By Celebs?

By Will Reid on February 12th, 2009

wenn2282109.jpgI hate to admit it but fashion weeks kill me. They really do. Don’t get me wrong- I love the glamour, the fabrics, the details, the models and every other part of the fashion seasons. But it gives me a pain in the very bottom of my heart when I realise that the glorious clothes I drool over and dream about will only end up on the Jonas Brothers 2 months later.

Case in point: Joe Jonas (above center) in Burberry at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards last Sunday. That brilliant and rather glorious, embossed silk jacket should be mine! What do you think-can clothes be ruined by the celebs who choose to wear them?

Tell us on our Facebook wall.

(Image Source: Apega/WENN)



Clothing, Designer Spotlight, Heroes and Celebrities

Love The Look: Artist Terrence Koh for United Bamboo

By Will Reid on January 22nd, 2009

terence koh for united bamboo 2.jpgThis week’s Love The Look features the wonderfully odd Terrence Koh (artist, fashionisto, sperm-collector, sculptor of crap and other bodily fluids.) Koh has just been made the face of hip label United Bamboo and the ad campaign for this season is an extravaganza of tinsel, blurry shots and classic tailoring with quirky details.

The image above and the rest of the campaign images after the jump will all debut in the Spring/ Summer issue of Fantastic Man.

(Source: Fashionista)

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Designer Spotlight, Entertainment, News

Will the Real Henry Holland Please SuperPoke Us?

By Will Reid on December 16th, 2008

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Grazia recently reported that Henry Holland has 662 friends on Facebook. However, upon closer inspection (and my quest to see if old Henners has uploaded his pic with our Catwalk Queen editor Gemma,) I found that there are two Henry Hollands on Facebook. And neither has 662 friends.

One of the Henries has 403 friends and the other has 582- how intriguing! Worst of all?- neither has Agyness Deyn as a Facebook mate. The Brandish team does love a fashion mystery!



Clothing, Designer Spotlight, News

Christophe Decarnin Jumps On The Menswear Bandwagon!

By Will Reid on November 27th, 2008

00390m.jpgWWD has confirmed the widespread rumour that Christophe Decarnin is to design a menswear range as part of the Balmain label. Apparently, it will be launched at Men’s Fashion Week in Paris next January.

Decarnin has transformed the Balmain label into a fashion so on the edge it’s almost falling off and his collections have become a staple at each season’s Paris shows. The Balmain show of this season featured a Madonna soundtrack and rah-rah skirt haute couture that, in these times of economic crisis, looked set to be a bit of a failure. However, as is the fashion way, magazines have been calling in the collection left, right and centre and Fashionista has stated that it will no doubt be the same with Balmain Menswear.

Either way, I just want Christophe to know that he can send any samples in the direction of Shiny Towers for a full review (and road-test!)

(Image Source: Marcio Madeira)



Accessories, Clothing, Designer Spotlight, Trends

Brandish Inspiration: Topman Latest Trend- Block Heads

By Will Reid on November 20th, 2008

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For AW08-09, Topman has created a video showcase of their latest collection- Block Heads. Model James Mclean poses in what Topman tells is a trend “inspired by the look of a Dickensian gypsy mixed with influences from the deep south.” We get a glimpse of what we will no doubt be wearing by Christmas and the video really projects what the look is all about- a poetic Grunge with not a slight hint of Luke Worrall.

“Bib front t-shirts are worn under a waistcoat and double breasted cardigans, topped off with a black padded donkey jacket for a military feel. Big accessories for this trend include a selection of trilby hats and scarves worn with tweed trainers or brogues.” Winter’s never looked so good!

Check the video here.



Accessories, Clothing, Designer Spotlight, Polls

Yay or Nay?- American Apparel Unisex Winter Ski Hood

By Will Reid on November 13th, 2008

aa.jpgAmerican Apparel is a brand that I can’t help but be suspicious of. Yes, the adverts are provocative. Yes, Dov Charney supposedly walks around his office naked. Yes, their shop assistants look like they’ve just walked out of a NYLON spread. My problem is that whenever I see someone wearing American Apparel, it tends to be the case that it is the not the clothes that are great but how they are styled.

I can’t imagine this ‘Winter Ski Hood’ (£10) looking good on anyone who isn’t a model but I am wary of giving it a firm ‘Nay’ as I just know that as soon as this post is published, some edgy fashion editor will decree it the It-item of the season.

What do you think? Vote in our poll!




Heroes and Celebrities, News

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.

[Image: Kai Junemann/Monopol]



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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Clothing, Coats & Jackets, Designer Spotlight

WISHLIST: Bape ‘Panda’ Hoodie

By Will Reid on October 13th, 2008

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This season is one of continued focus on shape; the tulip skirt, the peplum, the over-sized collar. I have always leaned towards a slimmer-fit for hoodies and trousers but this season I plan to try something new. This ‘Panda‘ hoodie from Bape fits the bill perfectly, it is quite baggy and voluminous but it has a fitted waist resulting in a highly fashionable silhouette.

There are two types of the hoodie (one in fleece and one in cotton) and four possible colours (although the black is exclusive to the Bape store in Aoyama, Japan! Buy now for pre-Pharrell originality!

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Clothing, Designer Spotlight, Entertainment, Heroes and Celebrities

David Walliams- Ladies Man, Transvestite, Children’s Book Author?

By Will Reid on October 8th, 2008

walliams.jpgDavid Walliams, the man who shot to stardom with the launch of Little Britain, has accomplished many things. He’s won a ton of awards, just launched state-side, swam across the English Channel and even been spotted with the likes of Natalie Imbruglia and Kate Moss on his arm. Now, the comedian had decided to write a book for children, ‘The Boy In The Dress,’ about a boy who likes to dress in female clothing and his journey to see the approval of his peers. Illustrated by Quentin Blake, I’m sure it will sell simply on shock factor but it would struggle to be as shocking as this editorial from Parade magazine.

In the editorial, Walliams struts his (hairy) stuff in designer couture in an effort to publicise his latest career move. Oh, dear.

See after the jump for all the photos- and it only gets worse!

(Source: Daily Mail)

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