Posts Tagged ‘trend’

Clothing, Entertainment, Grooming

Latest Hairspiration: Crash Magazine’s ‘Pale Fountain’

By Will Reid on April 23rd, 2009

pf5.jpgIt looks as if, this summer, you will be mercilessly defined by your haircut. We’ve outlined a few of the trendiest, the possible need for back-up in a can, and now, I have a new look. This piece of major hairspiration comes in the form of the ‘Pale Fountain’ editorial in the latest issue of Crash magazine. I’m loving the almost bark-like quality of this model’s gorgeous copper locks and his overall effortless look means that he can play up his fashion with structural shapes, patterns and brash fabrics (check the velvet and plaid after the jump!) This follows on with the current trend for vampires, supernatural adolescents and dewy youths. So, next up should really be a post on how to find inner vampire. Oh, what a job!

See more from the editorial after the jump!

(Images: The Fashionisto)

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pick of the blogs

POTB: Backyard Bill, Style Details and Rain Capes

By admin on April 17th, 2009

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Steve is lusting after some capes to cosy up in the rain. [Style Salvage]
Oh goodness, a site which is like The Selby but for clothes? Excuse me for three hours. [A Continuous Lean]
A simple change of buttons dramatically alters a high street cardigan. [Le Vrai Winston]
Red laces take us into Urban Hiker territory. [The Sunday Best]
The Correspondent jacket: look like an old-school journalist. [Uncrate]



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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Clothing, Entertainment, Heroes and Celebrities

Presidential Major Moment = Red Tie, Obama follows suit

By Will Reid on January 21st, 2009

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I doubt I need to give any background to the ‘Presidential Major Moment’ currently hitting headlines around the world. Looking through pictures of President Obama’s (how unbelievably cool is that?!) inauguration, I couldn’t help but let my mind wonder onto more sartorial matters. It struck me that while the new First Lady was rocking a very diplomatic Isabel Toledo (Cuban-born, American-based designer) outfit, Barack looked rather bland in his suit and red tie. But it appears that this outfit is a rather well-worn fashion formula…

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Clothing, Designer Spotlight, Trends

Topman Latest Trend: ‘Berlin Wall’

By Will Reid on January 21st, 2009

berlinwall.jpgTopman has revealed their latest ‘trend’ (read: mini theme-based collection) and with a name like ‘Berlin Wall,’ I was expecting rough skinny jeans and a fusion of This Is England skin-head with a kind-of Soviet, military cool. As always, the high-street label has delivered and the bleached skinny jeans are accentuated with textured trench coats and monochrome hoodies. I don’t quite see where the comic-strip boxers and novelty socks come into German reunification but I’m not complaining!

I have my eyes on the ‘Vintage Blue Skinny Jeans’ and the ‘Grey Marl Stitch-Line Hoody.’ Check out this link for the Trend video and full collection.



Clothing, Outfit picks, Trends

Outfit Pick: NYE Sophisticated Style

By Will Reid on December 29th, 2008

nyeparty.jpgAs we endure the last week of 2008 and look back upon a year of fashion extremes, we still have the sartorial challenge of New Year’s Eve (NYE) ahead of us. While many opt for a loud, proud and (often) garish get-up, I am aiming to attempt a subtle luxury with the help of muted colours but opulent fabrics (velvet, silk, corduroy etc.)

The black cords above are a great base and, with a white shirt and the dove grey waistcoat pictured, they are easy to pull-off. The bow tie and vintage cuff-links are fun and appropriately over-the-top while the royal blue loafers are expensive but a great talking point.

Have fun, look great and, if you wake up the next morning to find your D&G loafers drowning in the contents of a red wine bottle, at least you know that you’re part of the ‘Walk of Shame Chic’ trend de jour!

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Trends

Charlie Porter does the polka

By admin on October 15th, 2008

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Who did Hotel Aime snap recently? None other than Fantastic Man‘s new Deputy Editor Charlie Porter, proving he is at the absolute vanguard of fashion by wearing polka dots. Dots, spots and specks are replacing stripes as the menswear print du jour and not a minute too soon!
For a Porter-esque look get Paul Smith’s shirt (£123), it looks like polka dots but closer inspection shows they’re actually diamond shapes, which are going to be the new polka dots in a couple of years. Probably.

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Clothing, Heroes and Celebrities, Outfit picks

Outfit Pick: Trapper Hat Hot

By Will Reid on October 3rd, 2008

outfitpick4.jpgI have to admit that despite being a lover of high-fashion millinery from the likes of Stephen Jones and Philip Treacy, I just can’t wear hats. They look truly horrific on me.

But the whole Brandish team is currently infatuated with an item that looks set to take off in the coming months (of snow and cold.) That item is the Trapper Hat.

In this week’s Outfit Pick, I’ve added a few eccentric pieces to a Topman Trapper hat and created a look that anyone could pull of by balancing the quirky tweed bag and dancing brogues with a classic beige trench also from Topman.

Are items you want to see included in a Brandish Outfit Pick? E-mail: isabelle@shinymedia.com!

Product details after the jump…

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Entertainment, Footwear, Heroes and Celebrities

Iggy- That’s Not What We Meant By The New ‘It’ Shoe!

By Will Reid on October 2nd, 2008

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Iggy Pop has, in previous seasons, been declared by designers as high-fashion inspiration. And for many valid reasons; he rocked skinny leather trousers long before Kate Moss, meddled with blood long before Angelina Jolie and played the effeminate rocker with crazy hair long before Russell Brand.

But when Brandish’s own Isabelle reported on the menswear trend of ‘Medges,’ (men’s footwear with a Wedge heel,) no-one was expecting the trend to filter down to Crocs.

As good old Oscar Wilde once mused, “fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.” Well, there’s no time like the present!

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Clothing, Designer Spotlight, Trends

Love The Look: Men at Kris Van Assche, Paris

By Will Reid on September 29th, 2008

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The Kris Van Assche show was bound to attract some of the fash-pack’s best-dressing men and with the help of The Sartorialist, we need not fly to Paris to savour the front-row fashion savoir-faire.

These guys are both rocking fairly androgynous looks and as Isabelle mentioned earlier, it’s no secret that Doc Martens are the industry’s hot (but slowly cooling) item. I like the other man’s over-sized bag but what interests me the most is his headscarf. D&G featured Queen-chic headscarves on their runway last season and being of Scottish origin, I fail to not feel a slight home-sickness when faced with high-fashion previously seen in my gran’s wardrobe.

Fashion inspiration comes when you least expect it!

(Image: The Sartorialist)



T-shirts, Polos & Shirts, Trends

Polka dot, the plaid alternative

By admin on September 26th, 2008

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Plaid, tartan, check if you’ve paid any attention to the high street recently you’ll know the indie grunger lumberjack look is big news this autumn.

While I love a bit of check it’s definitely starting to feel a bit overexposed (this obviously excludes Burberry Jon!) so try polka dots, CDG used them in their collection for H&M and Henry Holland recently ditched the tartan for oversized dots for his latest catwalk show so you’ll be in good company.

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Clothing, Designer Spotlight, News, Trends

Pyjamas Never Picked Up- So We Did Them In Prints!

By Will Reid on September 23rd, 2008

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Read on for the rest of this trend report- including The Sartorialist and the full explanation for this image!

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Accessories, Heroes and Celebrities, Trends

Trapper hats make a comeback

By admin on September 2nd, 2008

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It’s time for us all to start dressing like Lightspeed Champion. Seriously. Take a look at any highstreet store and you’re bound to see a mixture of chunky cardigans, clear lens glasses and trapper hats. Add these together and you have Lightspeed Champion’s look. Out of these three defining pieces, the trapper hat is the one that looks to make a big comeback.

As usual, Topman are quickest off the mark, covering all bases of the trapper hat from (fake) fur hats to Number Nine-like knitted ones. ASOS are also stocking up on trapper hats, with three currently in stock; even River Island’s online store – usually pretty threadbare – has a trapper hat available. [You can check these hats for yourself after the jump]

Given that it’s only the start of September, it’s fair to say that this will be a key headpiece for this season. The only question is whether Lightspeed Champion will carry on wearing them when he sees so many people copying his style.

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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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Entertainment, Polls, Trends

Brandish Poll: Executive Item Execution

By Will Reid on August 21st, 2008

EIE.jpgForgive that awful title but let me explain; Executive Item Execution (EIE) is the official ruin of an ever-so-stylish item as the result of a figure of authority telling you they have the same piece (and no, this has nothing to do with the fetish trend.)

To paraphrase and avoid any further confusion, I will put it into the context of my own life. Yesterday, a figure of authority commented on how “insane” my shoes were.This person went on to reveal that they actually had and often wore my shoes and broke into hysterical laughter as I stuttered and muttered a response that attempted to convey my anguish.

Call me vain, on a high-horse or simply unrealistic but how many names have been ruined for you by the child who used to pick their nose and eat it or mutter to themselves as they drew pictures of dead people? Sadly, the same applies to Margiela as it did to McDonalds (thanks, Morgan Spurlock.)

Feel the same? Vote in our poll below.

(Image: Dean Chalkley/ PYMCA/ Rex Features)

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