Posts Tagged ‘street style’

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Bill Cunningham New York: the original street style photographer

By Laura on February 17th, 2011

Bill Cunningham, the 81 year old New York Times photographer is arguably the greatest contemporary street photographer. For decades, this Schwinn-riding cultural anthropologist has been obsessively and inventively chronicling fashion trends and high society charity soirées for the Times Style section in his columns “On the Street” and “Evening Hours.” Documenting uptown fixtures (Wintour, Tom Wolfe, Brooke Astor, David Rockefeller—who all appear in the film out of their love for Bill), downtown eccentrics and everyone in between.
The film Bill Cunningham New York is set to come out next month and honors the streetstyle visionary offering a poignant portrait of a dedicated artist whose only wealth is his own humanity and unassuming grace.
Bill Cunningham New York opens in New York on March 16th. A UK theatrical release is imminent.



Outfit picks

GFW Street Style revisited: Mo Ali

By admin on June 8th, 2009

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Two years ago we snapped Kingston Course Director Mo Ali at Graduate Fashion Week, and we spotted him again outside EC2 with some rather fetching trainers.

Now working as a brand consultant Ali is still rocking navy (can you ‘rock’ navy?) in a neutral outfit. The rich-coloured scarf peps up all the blue tones, and his Mihara Yasuhiro trainers are the same as his colleague Andrew Abi sported all those years ago. Small world!



Gallery, Outfit picks, Trends

Burkina Fashion: Street Style in Mali and Burkina Faso

By admin on March 31st, 2009

You might have noticed my absence from Brandish for a couple of weeks, I made a trip round the West African countries of Burkina Faso and Mali.

Having never been to Africa before it was a memorable trip, and I felt it was my duty to snap some of the well-dressed men that I saw out and about for you Brandish readers. Burkina Faso is one of the poorest countries in the world, but people are turned out in brilliant clothes, and the Touareg men in Mali are a vision! This is only a tiny percentage of the amazing outfits I spotted, because snapping away at people felt a lot ruder than it might in Japan or the UK for example, but hopefully it gives you a taste for African fashion.

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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).”

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Clothing, Entertainment, Heroes and Celebrities

Love The Look: Nicola Formichetti’s Friends Out In London

By Will Reid on December 9th, 2008

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Nicola Formichetti, the fashion extraordinaire and creative director of Dazed & Confused, writes an awesome blog which he manages to update almost three times a week. With pictures from his various trips, nights out, karaoke parties and Tokyo fashion-fests, the blog is a treasure trove of great images and this is no different. The pic was only put up yesterday morning and it shows some of Nicola’s friends posing on a night out in London. I love the leopard-print beanie of the fashionisto on the left and the fur collar of the guy on the right looks like a necessary luxury for the altogether depressing Baltic temperatures we have been feeling in recent times.

Go to Nicola’s blog for more pictures of his glamourous life!



Clothing, Designer Spotlight, Gallery, Outfit picks

Brandish Does Boulevard: The Second Bout of Street Style!

By Will Reid on October 27th, 2008

This gallery showcases some of the hottest street style looks I’ve seen in quite a while. Granted, some of the photography is a bit shifty (and the background of sun-washed Camden during the summer is enough to provoke resentment from most Brits,) but these looks are on-trend and rival a lot of professionally styled magazine editorials.

Brandish loves street style and there will definitely be more to come in the next few months. Just prepare for rain drops on the camera lens.

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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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Outfit picks

Love The Look: patterned jumper

By admin on October 16th, 2008

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I recently stumbled over Glam Canyon and saw this charming picture of a eccentricly dressed young man in London.
It’s so chirpy I want to frame it and have it on my desk, and the pose is just fantastic. The jumper obviously makes the outfit but the glasses and textured cords give balance to the look and stop it from becoming a showpiece. A true fashion inspiration!



Heroes and Celebrities, Trends

What I Saw Today’s pared down fashion sketches

By Jonathan Smith on September 30th, 2008

sc000876e1.jpgThis is a guy going by the name of Designerman, similar to the Sartorialist but at the same time oh so different. The difference comes in that where the Sartorialist is armed with a camera, Designerman is armed simply with some pencils and a sheet of sketch paper. His blog is filled with some really cool sketches of people wearing some really cool clothes, or perhaps just some pants.

Though obviously less detailed than photographs these sketches give you the essence of a look, which is a lot more adaptable and easier to tailor to your own image, also they give you a crazy backwards view into the process of fashion design: from sketch to garment and back to sketch again… Ooh postmodern and stuff!

Check out the site here and my faves after the jump.

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Trends

Love the Look: Jaakko on Hel Looks

By admin on September 22nd, 2008

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It’s a simple look but Jaakko’s tonal outfit posted on Hel Looks a few days ago hits the fashion spot. Breaking up the monotony with a patterned scarf is a wise move and he shows that black and brown can be worn together (more about this soon) without incurring the wrath of the fashion gods. He namechecks Raf Simons, A.P.C and Surface to Air in his outfit rundown and on top of that he is rocking a pretty amazing moustache, bravo!



Clothing, Gallery

Street Style – 29.08.08

By Jonathan Smith on September 1st, 2008

Last Friday I went out to stalk the streets of Covent Garden with a camera and a hidden agenda. I have chosen some more accessible and practical looks, less suits and boots and more work shirts and trainers. Check out the men here and the women over at catwalkqueen.

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Jeans & Trousers, Polls, Trends

Brandish Feature: Drop-Crotch Demo

By Will Reid on August 22nd, 2008

Drop-crotch jeans have been dubbed the ‘future of denim’ and ‘the next skinny jean.’ I am an unbelievable skinny devotee (yes, I am scarred after wearing them in Summer-heat London and not even joking) and for this reason, I decided to road-test an exclusive pre-production sample pair from Trousers London. I ventured into Covent Garden to get the public opinion on whether the jeans were ‘(Drop-)HOT!’ or ‘PANTS!’ Pitying glances, envious looks, angry words and self-styling monologues; the Drop-Crotch jeans certainly attracted attention-but was it praise or pity? Read on for the full report with street-style pics, interviews, comments and product details.

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Designer Spotlight, Entertainment, Gallery

Brandish does Boulevard: Neal’s Yard

By Will Reid on August 8th, 2008

Here on Brandish we love a bit of sartorial realism. While Jason deals with cool buys and indie-labels, I tend to veer towards the bright lights of magazines and the high-octane glamour of ridiculously expensive items (WISHLIST anyone?) and the glossy adverts they inhabit.

I do love the high-street and so, with editor’s camera in hand and a trusty phone in the other (who knows what pickle one could get into asking for photos on the streets of Camden?) I set off to find London’s fashionistos.

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pick of the blogs, Trends

Street style picks: smart silhouettes and the alternative to the tie

By admin on July 22nd, 2008

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One of the few pictures from the Sartorialist’s London visit has surfaced and it’s a wonderful piece of British nostalgia. The tasselled loafers look great with the mustard top and oxblood bag, like the commenters I’m not so sure about the fit of the jeans but I think we can let him off!

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Jeans & Trousers, Trends

Spotted: Drop crotch trousers in Italy

By admin on July 16th, 2008

riccione drop crotch trouser baggy street style.jpgItaly might be one of the only places where the men dress better than the women. This is of course a massive generalisation but diamanté, stripper shoes and white capri pants will never be a match for the classic, timeless style that many Italian men adopt.

Dropped-crotch trousers was not something I expected to spot on holiday but I duly dug out my camera and snapped this young man before he rode off on his super cool spray-painted bike. I just wish I knew the Italian for ‘I’m not a creepy weirdo, honest’.


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