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Celeb style, News

Tinie Tempah’s new “Disturbing London” fashion range and other notable celebrity lines

By Gerald Lynch on April 19th, 2012

The ever-dapper Tine Tempah has been on the press offensive this week after launching his own clothing line, the Disturbing London range, exclusively for Selfridges.

A collaboration with streetwear label MH1, the GQ Best Dressed Man of 2012 will also be the face of the upcoming London Menswear Week in June.

“At the end of the day, I’m a 23-year-old male from inner city London. Of course I’m into tailoring – but in the right circumstances: swanky events, awards or fashion shows,” Tempah told The Telegraph.

“I want [the collection] to show the different layers of what makes me who I am. I thought it would be good to do something that was high-end streetwear, based around the whole Americana storm that is happening now.”

But Tine Tempah is not the first celebrity to launch a fashion line. Far from it in fact; from sports stars to popstars, many have dabbled with a needle and thread over the years (or at least gave the blessing to have their name attached to a project by those that do all the hard work).

Just this week Mancherster City’s Joleon Lescott launched his own fashion line, with a star-studded event that saw team-mates Yaya Toure, Nigel De Jong, James Milner Micah Richards and Adam Johnson checking out his threads.

In the pop world, having your own fashion line is just as common an occurrence as putting out your next album.

Rapper Sean John Combs (AKA Puff Daddy AKA P. Diddy AKA Diddy AKA Swag AKA…) also launched a line back in 1998. Sean John Inc. sold men’s shirts, jackets and trousers. The star has also invested heavily in other fashion brands, including couture label Zac Posen. He also bought Enyce from Liz Claiborne.

Mr Beyonce himself, Jay-Z, has had great success in the fashion industry. Based on his own “street-style”, the star’s Rocawear brand has brought in annual sales of over $700 million.

Justin Timberlake brought sexy back with his Willam Rast clothing line in 2006, working alongside childhood friend Trace Ayala. It was a denim-heavy line. Timberlake also designed a small collection for Target in 2010.

Outspoken Kanye West took a slightly different tact by launching a line aimed at ladies. A big fashion fan, Kanye has worked with Fendi and Louis Vuitton, and has often spoken of his admiration for designers Riccardo Tisci and Raf Simons. For his début line he enlisted the help of Brit designer Katie Eary.

Scroll down for a few pics of the dapper celebrities who have put their names to their own fashion lines:


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10 pairs of Brogues to put the Spring in your step

By Gerald Lynch on March 27th, 2012

Adamis (Mr B) from Aldo -£100

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Ah, a good old pair of Brogues; the work horse of mens’ wardrobes across the globe, they’re the one pair of shoes as comfortable in the boardroom as they are down the pub.

The little pock-marked shoe has come a long way from its humble beginnings as cross-country footwear in Scotland and Ireland (the little holes were intended as drainage run-offs when passing through wet terrain) and now everyone from Kurt Geiger to Dr Martens have a fair few pairs in their catalogues.

Whether you’re going for wingtips or semis, black, tan or multi-coloured offerings, we’ve pulled together our ten favourite pairs to put the Spring in your step this season.

Click through the gallery above to browse our picks!



Accessories, bags, Designer Spotlight

Louis Vuitton Men’s SS 2011 Bag Collection

By Laura on January 17th, 2011

Nowadays, many men are just as interested as women in carrying their things around in style, whether it be for day-to-day use or for traveling. And what other brand is more famous for its bags than Louis Vuitton?

The Louis Vuitton Men’s SS 2011 bag collection has been reveled and according to Louis Vuitton’s Men’s Studio Director Paul Herbers, who is under the artistic direction of Marc Jacobs, “It’s a rhapsody of three virtual scenarios for a digital bohemian, a man who travels the world from behind his computer screen”



Clothing, Heroes and Celebrities, Outfit picks

Love The Look: Kanye and Friends at Paris Menswear A/W 09

By Will Reid on January 27th, 2009

street-shots-paris-fashion-week-09-1.jpgParis Menswear Fashion Week began last Thursday and now that is has finished we are able to fully consider all the fashion inspiration from both on and off the runways. From Jefferson Hack and Alber Elbaz to male models and rake-thin boys wearing baggy cardies and vintage Chanel, the shows are an excuse for men to be outrageous and the results are often brilliant.

Look at Kanye West and friends in the image above. The mixture of neon colours and high-fashion logos with laid-black prints and over-the top fabrics gives me more than enough to drool over while I should be working/pretending to work/possibly paying attention to everyday goings on.

Keep reading Brandish everyday for more news from the fashion capitals.

(Image Source: HypeBeast)



Designer Spotlight, Footwear, Heroes and Celebrities

Which do you prefer? Lanvin’s trainers or Kanye’s kicks for Louis Vuitton

By admin on January 26th, 2009

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44% of you thought Kanye West‘s mullet was bad, but what do you think of his trainers? West recently designed a pair of trainers for Louis Vuitton, The 808s and Heartbreaks star spoke to Dazed Digital about his inspiration for the design: “They’ve got a sci-fi influence with this flap up at the back. It came from a scene in ‘Dune’ where there was this jacket with a huge collar. Also Japanese pop art.” He also said: “I’m a walking billboard but to be able to now create something from scratch is amazing.”

But how do they compare to Lanvin‘s trainers? Do you prefer the 80′s nostalgia and sportswear chic of the LV/Yeezy pair or the mix of materials and subtle colour matching of the Lanvins? Jump and tell us what you think in our poll…

[Source: Dazed Digital, Materialiste]

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Footwear, News

Poll: Kanye West’s Louis Vuitton shoes revealed

By admin on January 14th, 2009

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These have been on Kanye’s site for a while but if you haven’t seen them here are the deck shoe/trainer/spaceship hybrid here they are in all there hyperbolic glory. Now personally they’re not my cup of tea but I think they capture the personality of ol’ Westwing perfectly. Let me know what you think after the jump.

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Designer Spotlight

Louis Vuitton SoHo gets Sproused up

By Jonathan Smith on January 8th, 2009

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Following up from Tuesday’s news of the Louis Vuitton x Stephen Sprouse skateboards are images of the Vuitton SoHo flagship store being made over for the launch. It looks awesome I must say- no point doing these things by half, eh?

Jump through for more images from Allen AKA.

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Designer Spotlight

Dude! Grab your board and celebrate Stephen Sprouse

By Jonathan Smith on January 6th, 2009

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What’s the betting that Kanye West wants one of these? He’ll probably get one too, but for us laypeeps these are a little out of our price range- pretty sweet though. The uber exclusive Steven Sprouse x Louis Vuitton skateboards cost a whopping $8,250 and come with a wicked bad trunk. Released this week at Vuitton’s SoHo flagship store, the skateboards and associated merchandise are all covered in the trademark Stephen Sprouse graffiti seen on the Marc Jacobs collaborated bag back in 2001.

Jump through for the lowdown courtesy of WWD.

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Designer Spotlight, Footwear, Heroes and Celebrities

Newsflash: Kanye West Designs Trainers for Louis Vuitton

By Will Reid on January 6th, 2009

After months of rumours and hipster-praying, Hypebeast has confirmed the rumour that Kanye West is to design a pair of trainers for Louis Vuitton. The trainers appear rather bland (they’re just white high-tops,) but they might prove to be a valuable base for many a winter outift. Kanye tells the online fashion magazine that the trainers are to be released in June of this year.

I wait with bated breath!



Clothing, Entertainment, Heroes and Celebrities

Celeb Style: Ashton Kutcher at ‘Flawless’ Premiere

By Will Reid on December 2nd, 2008

ashton kutcher demi moore flawless film premiere.jpgAshton Kutcher is one of my low-key style icons. Firstly, he started out as a model and it was he who introduced the now infamous ‘trucker cap’ to the fashion scene. Rumours were rife of a fashion collaboration when he was spotted note-taking in the front rows of fashion weeks and now he has provided us with even more style inspiration.

At the premiere of Demi Moore’s new film, ‘Flawless,’ Ashton was a picture of muted luxury with his regal red tie, opulent tweed coat and not-too-flashy Louis Vuitton scarf. This is a look that anyone can copy this Winter!



Clothing, Designer Spotlight, Heroes and Celebrities, News

UPDATE! Sean Connery for Louis Vuitton

By Will Reid on October 9th, 2008

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Annie Leibovitz, Sean Connery, the Bahamas, Marc Jacobs and plenty of Louis Vuitton- sounds like a pretty enticing mix, doesn’t it? Well no longer must it remain a fantasy as days after Brandish giving you the gossip,WWD has released the ex-007′s advert for the French luxury-fashion house. After Keith Richards and Francis Ford Coppola, Leibovitz has again captured a mature cool that is slowly abolishing the bling/label-whore mood often synonymous with Vuitton’s accessories. The image above tells that “some journeys turn into legends” and the campaign is called ‘Core Values,’ emphasising heritage and a more sophisticated, timeless approach to fashion.

In these times of economic crunch, I know that I’ll be looking for pieces to invest in and that might just extend to a collection of these campaign images.

(Source: WWD)



Heroes and Celebrities

License to wear Louis Vuitton

By Jonathan Smith on September 26th, 2008

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According to WWD Sean Connery, ex Bond and cantankerous old man could be the next face of Louis Vuitton.

Louis Vuitton, which has featured Mikhail Gorbachev, Keith Richards and Francis Ford Coppola in its “core values” advertising campaign, has landed another surprising agent for its message. Rumor has it Sean Connery, the original James Bond, has posed for Annie Leibovitz’s camera, just in time for the “Quantum of Solace” frenzy.

I would LOVE it if this were true, more old men in adverts I say! And pipes, definitely more pipes!

[Image: Rex Features]



Clothing, Designer Spotlight, Entertainment, Heroes and Celebrities

WISHLIST: MR P T-Shirt by Tim Lahan

By Will Reid on September 17th, 2008

mrptshirt.jpgAs much as I hate label-whores and Louis Vuitton/Gucci-style designs that are made only for the monogram printed across them, I have to admit that my Sartorial ‘id,’ survives vicariously through Kanye West’s ‘Universecity’ blog.

Often, we catch (not very) subtle glimpses of candy-coloured designer goods but sometimes we’re treated to the odd indie-flash buy. Like this ‘Mr P’ t-shirt designed by Tim Lahan. It’s quirky, fun, lighthearted and a piece that you could wear with anything.

Not recommended for those with a fear of pigeons; if that includes you, then I apologise for exposing you to what must surely be like The Ring + The Grudge + The Shining (in pigeon-fearing terms.)

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Designer Spotlight, Heroes and Celebrities

What will happen to Kanye’s collaborations?

By admin on August 8th, 2008

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I can’t seem to go a day without mentioning Kanye West lately, but this complex post is an interesting one on his various collaborations and the likeliness of them ever appearing in stores. Let us know which one you think will be out first in the poll after the jump.

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Terry Richardson shoots N.E.R.D’s Pharrell with Natasha Poly for Vogue Russia

By admin on August 6th, 2008

Pharrell Williams recently let his stylish side loose in the pages of Vogue Russia for a Terry Richardson. The N.E.R.D frontman and producer to the stars teamed up with Natasha Poly in a series of images showcasing items from Pharrell’s own Billionaire Boy’s Club range.
Pharrell has also designed jewellery and accessories for Louis Vuitton, and fronted campaigns for the luxe brand.

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