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May 2006

Yohji Yamamoto + Mandarina Duck = Y’s Mandarina

Yohji Yamamoto + Mandarina Duck = Y's MandarinaYohji Yamamoto, who does Y-3 sportswear in collaboration with Adidas, has bagged another partnership — with Italian luggage specialist Mandarina Duck. Yohji Yamamoto will design a line of bags, travel cases and accessories under the name Y’s Mandarina. The new collection will debut for Spring 2007 in showrooms in Milan, Paris, Antwerp, Tokyo and New York.

“It will be designed with Yohji’s DNA,” said Yamamoto chief executive, Keizo Tamoto, of the collaboration. He told WWD that the travel theme has featured strongly in Yamamoto’s collections and that the explosion in global travel had prompted him to want to design this collection. “This category, we think, will become more and more important,” said Tamoto.

The range will be approximately 30 to 50 percent more expensive than the standard Mandarina Duck products. It is expected to generate annual sales of €20 million by the third year of the collaboration. Distribution will include specialty and department stores as well as a number of freestanding Y’s and Mandarina Duck stores.

“This is the first collaboration we have in our 29 years of business,” said Mandarina Group vice president Sergio Rao. “It is a strategic milestone.

Yen jeans x Orange Label x Red Label & Black Label

Yen jeans x Orange Label x Red Label & Black LabelTo enhance the Japanese taste in jeans, “YEN JEANS Red Label” has created novel types of jeans like Super Hip Star to break the stereotype of 5 pocket trousers; may people enjoying those awesome differences from usual trousers.

Yet in their pursuit of the new, YEN had to admit truthfully that the Japanese taste is fading in “YEN JEANS Red Label”…

And so to focus again on the taste of Japanese in YEN JEANS, they launched “YEN JEANS Black Label”. Fundamentally, the pieces in Black Label are the fruits of Japanese culture. Japanese culture such as “Vintage Jeans” by stubborn craftsman from Bingo, “Ryukyu Natural Indigo Hand Woven Jeans” by Okinawa craftsman Kasuri. “Mud dyed Jeans” from Amami-Oshima, “Natural Indigo Hand Dyed Leather Jeans” and “Natural Indigo Jeans” from Tokushima are released as Black Label.

The direction of the new Label is traditional rather than new, Natural Indigo rather than Man made indigo, and orthodox rather than surprise. YEN are pretty sure that the items in Black Label are going to satisfy people like you who appreciate the value of Japanese culture.

Samurai Jeans x Samurai S510XX = indestructible denim!

Samurai Jeans x Samurai S510XX = indestructible denim!Samurai Jeans are currently causing a stir away from their native Japan. The Samurai S510XX is true Japanese denim in every sense of the word and is worthy of the attention and adulation it is presently attracting. The Samurai Jeans has adopted something of a low-profile approach to its marketing which has certainly helped validate its strong fashion credentials based on substance as opposed to the all too come froth which currently contaminates so much of the denim industry, particularly in the West. The fanatical attention to construction has helped Samurai Jeans produce almost indestructible denim which some argue even compare to the ultimate Sugar Cane Jeans.

Frankie B Jeans + Anastacia “Survivor Chick” T-Shirt

Frankie B Jeans + Anastacia Anastacia and Daniella Clarke of Frankie B. Design “Survivor Chick” T-Shirt. All Proceeds To Benefit The Anastacia Fund at The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Superstar Anastacia has team up with acclaimed fashion designer Daniella Clarke of Frankie B. fame to design the ultra-cool and stylish “Survivor Chick” t-shirt. All proceeds from sales of this perfect “t” will go directly to the Anastacia Fund at The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, founded by Evelyn Lauder. The “Survivor Chick” t-shirt will be available through select stores nationwide.

Since being diagnosed with breast cancer in January, 2003, singer/songwriter Anastacia has channeled her energies into raising awareness and funds that will specifically target younger women stricken with breast cancer.

Anastacia and Daniella got together to create a stylish, classic and youthful T-shirt with unique “Survivor Chick” lettering that embodies Anastacia’s strength, humor and survivor mentality with Frankie B.’s funky signature style. With breast cancer awareness month approaching in October, the “Survivor Chick” T-shirt celebrates women who have survived breast cancer and will raise awareness for research to find a cure.

The t-shirts come in either black or white and in two styles (tank top or long sleeve) and can be worn year-round as a proud statement and commitment to help educate and raise awareness for breast cancer research.

Spiewak Clothing + Spiewak Heritage = Streetwear!

Spiewak Clothing + Spiewak Heritage = Streetwear!In 1904, Isaac Spiewak started selling handmade sheepskin vests to dockworkers on the bustling piers in New York City. Four generations later, Spiewak has grown into one of the United States’ premier uniform workwear brands with the authentic industrial line worn by over 1000 police, fire, and construction agencies in the United States and the innovative heritage streetwear line carried in top boutiques the world over.

The Spring/Summer Collection brings in contrasting colors and fabrics that emphasize lightweight breathability. Military dress uniforms and motorcycle jacket elements are explored through tailored looks for men and women. Colors such as brown, tan, and muddy gray are contrasted with water blue, tangerine orange, and vibrant greens.

The Blackwell G8WEP, a variation of the traditional flight jacket in a cotton/nylon poplin. Khaki military drill inspired Tilghman jacket, a perfect blazer alternative. The racer inspired Randals jacket with inset rib collar, contrast box stitch and terry lining.

Rip Curl Apparel x Rip Curl Wetsuit = GromSearch Series!

Rip Curl Apparel x Rip Curl Wetsuit = GromSearch Series!Notoriously known for hosting the freshest mini-ripper showdowns in the nation, the 2006 Rip Curl GromSearch series is set to debut this weekend at Jobos Beach in beautiful Puerto Rico. Jobos marks the first throwdown in the 8-stop G. Search series with a generous waiting period of 3 days (May 27-29).

“We want to have the best waves as possible for these kids,” said GromSearch contest director Darren Brilhart, who also runs prestigious events such as the X Games, Cold Water Classic, and Lower Trestles Surf Bout. “We have 3 days to get one day of competition in, so we will be watching forecasts for Puerto Rico carefully in the next couple days.”

Once again, not only is the GromSearch promising to host a professional environment for these groms to compete in, but there’s also the standard truck full of loot at stake for each division. Add the chance to qualify for the National Final, being held at Salt Creek, CA this November, as well as the chance to qualify for the International GromSearch Final, being held at the Rip Curl Pro at Bells, these groms have plenty on the line at each venue.

Rock & Republic Jeans x R&R Apparel = The Fast Lane!

Rock & Republic Jeans x R&R Apparel = The Fast Lane!Despite claims that the Rock & Republic phenomenon is losing steam, the guys are hitting back hard with their ever imaginative marketing opportunism. Full marks for determination!

Rock & Republic is pleased to announce their partnership with Vision Racing as the primary sponsor of car # 90 in the 90th Anniversary of the Indianapolis 500- the greatest spectacle in auto racing. A Memorial Day weekend tradition since 1911, the Indy 500 is the largest, single-day spectator sporting event in the world.

As the founder, chief designer and brand visionary of world renowned lifestyle brand Rock & Republic, Michael Ball believes in success though distinction. He possesses a passionate appreciation for all things sexy, sophisticated and exciting- all of which are attributes of the dynamic world of auto racing. His innate business sense combined with his lifelong passion for fast cars was a natural extension of the Rock empire venturing into the world of auto racing.

Rock & Republic views its relationship with Vision Racing owners, Tony George and wife Laura George, as a natural and fitting partnership. Both entities have garnered serious respect and admiration in their respective areas of competition- R&R as dominant player in the luxe lifestyle market and Vision Racing as a leader in motor sports. The Rock & Republic sponsorship of Indy car # 90 is not just for fans who are passionate about racing, but for all individuals who command respect by being the best of the best.

As an icon in the fashion industry, it’s only fitting that Rock & Republic’s car # 90 boasts a unique paint scheme more than fit for the occasion. Rock & Republic’s car # 90 features a slick grey, day-glow orange and white color combo, adorned with Rock & Republic’s signature logo, transcending all things rock ‘n roll, sleek, sexy, and sophisticated. In a word, it’ “ROCKS!”

Veteran driver and California native, Townsend Bell, will race the fierce head-turning beast. “We’ve developed a good friendship with Rock & Republic and obviously an exciting program in a short time,” Bell reflected. “I introduced Vision to the company after the team signed me and Mr. George really took it from there. Rock & Republic is the ultimate brand in fashion and it’s cool to have some attitude on the car.”

At age 31, Bell’s IndyCar Series resume features 11 starts (10 in 2004 and one in 2005), five top 10 finishes and one top five finish. As a candidate for the JPMorgan Chase “Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year,” Bell will be competing in his first Indianapolis 500 mile race and is excited about his new opportunity with Rock & Republic and Vision Racing.

Defining the meaning of the rock ‘n roll style, Rock & Republic is known for it’s cutting-edge fashion and appeal amongst A-list celebrities. Along with Vision Racing, Rock & Republic plans on bringing that same Hollywood appeal to the Brickyard.

As stated by Rock & Republic CEO and Head Designer Michael Ball, “What’s cooler than an Indy car doing 200+ miles an hour around the Indianapolis motor speedway… nothing.”

Bape T-Shirt + Bape Tee = Online Barrow Boys!

Bape T-Shirt + Bape Tee = Online Barrow Boys!The amount of bent Bape online is perhaps epitmosed by the extraordinary number of hooky Bape T-Shirts available at a click of a button. Fape Tees have simply swamped the net with an increasing number of bent merchants “online barrow-boys” trying their arm at selling Fape. What’s even more incredible is these bent merchants really believe they are going to kid a genuine Bape punter with their hooky gear. Come on Fape marchants just be honest! Advertise your Fape clearly and then most punters won’t give a flying fape what you do!

Edwin Jeans Advertisers welcome a new star!

Edwin Jeans Advertisers welcome a new star!Edwin Jeans Advertisers and proud parents Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt welcome new baby girl, Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt, who was born the night of May 27, 2006 in Namibia, Africa. The new parents, along with kids Maddox, 4, and Zahara, 1, have been staying at a luxury resort in Namibia since April, where their personal security team and Namibian police have shielded them from paparazzi. This all seems a touch sensationalistic but it goes with the Jolie and Pitt territory. No doubt Billy-Bob and Jennifer are chuffed!

Serfontaine Jeans x Serfontaine Denim = The Perfect Jeans?

Serfontaine Jeans x Serfontaine Denim = The Perfect Jeans?Serfontaine is a hot LA denim brand with a difference. The curve flattering cuts and authentic vintage washes are the result of Mik Serfontaine’s quest to create “the perfect jean.” Dubbed “the most rock n roll jean” by Allure magazine and sported by Britney Spears on her most recent tour, Serfontaine jeans are the anti-thesis of the ‘zebra striped’, over-stylised bleached denim look. Instead, they distress the denim organically using a distinctive enzymatic process to create a natural, ‘worn-in’ aesthetic reminiscent of a favourite pair of jeans. This alongside the myriad combinations of cuts, pocket styles and patented rope stitch detail culminates in a jean with a truly one-off effect.

This season’s key styles include: the Rodeo jean with it’s seamless interlocking panels available in either gold or silver metallic stitching and designed to make a women’s leg seem like they go on forever; the cruiser cropped jean which depending on your penchant for stilettos, boots or ballet flats can be either dressed up or down; the curve flattering and double buttoned low pro jean; and the super skinny rock star inspired quadrant jean.

Celebrity fans include Sienna Miller, Halle Berry, Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez, Pink, Britney Spears, Jade Jagger, Daryl Hannah, Will Smith, Usher, Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler, Ashton Kutcher, Viggo Mortensen, Josh Hartnett, and Mickey Rourke. Serfontaine are currently working with some of the best European stockists including Selfridges, Browns, Harrods, Elite and Delitto e Castigo. Over the next six months the brand plans to develop their customised denim offering taking ‘by request’ orders and producing them as in-house specialty collections.

Pringle Apparel x Pringle of Scotland = Quintessential British attire

Pringle Apparel x Pringle of Scotland = Quintessential British attirePringle of Scotland’s Spring/Summer 2006 collection.

Henley Royal Regatta meets Hitchcock; Pringle’s summer look is seriously stylish. Dapper silhouettes are enriched with dramatic form using stripes and geometric patterning. Quintessential British attire is given a modern twist in pursuit of summer…

Crisp striped boating blazers and cashmere silk cricket jumpers in pointelle knit, slung around shoulders and tied around waists. Geometric prints are worked into lightweight jacquard knitted polo’s in bright tones of azure blue, menthe green, sun bleached yellow and truffle brown. Luxurious hand intarsia cashmere knits feature silhouettes of skylines in hues of mustard, dirty lemon and tiramisu, and a stark black outline of a flock of birds on white. The nappa leather baseball jacket, Mac and Harrington jacket each have quirky twists and subtle detail.

In collaboration with Locharron, the famous Scottish manufacturer of fine cloth, Pringle has created a lightweight cotton and wool blend summer Tartan, blended with hooded single breasted jackets as well as modern slim cut trousers.

Colours, patterns and textures are strong and luxurious. Ultra fine cashmere jersey T-shirts and hooded zip up jackets are available in a huge array of intense colour ways. The new season multicolour argyle is fresh and vital, ideal attire for balmy summer days.

HVANA Clothing + HVANA Shoes = Imagination!

HVANA Clothing + HVANNA Shoes = Imagination!HVANA, the luxury streetwear collection, born from a collaboration between Fornari and the DJ, producer and artist Howie B launched in London in January 2005 (FW05/06). Howie B’s philosophy of being individual forms the soul of the non-conformist SS 06 collection and his signature stamp, ‘the black sheep’, completes the HVANA DNA. HVANA is made with the highest quality textiles: soft cashmere and Japanese ‘Kurabo’ denim.

The SS 06 collection introduces 3 main stories: Logo, Waist and Vegetables. Logo: a simple, clean sheep logo features on V-neck tops with short and long sleeves. New colours are white, brown and military green which contrast with the HVANA bright red, blue and green. Waist: ironic, bizarre and sometimes provocative slogans appear on tops: ‘Don’t Waist my Love’, ‘Waist Watchers’, ‘Waist of Time’, ‘World Waist’, ‘Waist me’, ‘I did it my waist’ etc. Vegetables: a 2nd group of messages appears in the ‘Vegetables’ range: fine cashmere t-shirts with all-over prints of Sprouts, Tomatoes, Aubergines and Radishes. To extend the collection a new mixture of cotton and cashmere features with huge images, i.e. a Tomato stating ‘Eat Me’. Fabrics: the cashmere is light as a feather and breathable, suitable for summer and ready to be worn on naked body, like a second skin. Jeans are in the highest quality Japanese ‘Kurabo’ denim in colours of black, white and denim blue.

Footwear: The launch of the Hvana “X-Ray” sneaker collection. The X-Ray Footwear line makes a statement with its anthropomorphic design, a clear insinuation to sheep hooves and features the same messages as the T-shirts.Accessories: Hvana belts, rings and necklaces have the iconic sheep head in vintage old gold.

Indigo Eccentrics by Pepe Jeans Indigo jeans

Indigo Eccentrics by Pepe Jeans Indigo jeansTailored in London-Hand Crafted in the Orient. Using the finest premium Japanese denim ‘Indigo Eccentrics’ is the new premium denim brand from Pepe Jeans London. A clash of cultures, contrasting Western traditional bespoke tailoring with an organic hand-rendered Eastern approach, the tight collection aims to offer the denim aficionado an eccentric take on the ubiquitous 5 pkt jean. A combination of English eccentricity with the natural and simple Japanese approach to materials and design, the collection creates a new denim aesthetic which strikes a balance between Pepe’s heritage as a London brand and its reputation for embracing global diversity.

Inspiration comes from the gentleman’s outfitters, barber’s and hatteries which populate London’s Jermyn St and Saville Row (shops that reek of tradition and refinement). In this world of carved wooded shop-fronts, ornate metal work, gold-leaf signage and leather-clad bureau’s the eccentric English gentleman can indulge his passion for quality and refined ostentation. Indigo Eccentrics takes the spirit of this traditional gentleman’s world, his desire for quality and refinement and offers his 21st century grandson the ultimate denim collection.

The Indigo Eccentrics range is very compact. Limited styles and washes. The focus is on detailing and the highest qualities denim used. Loom state fabric is included, demonstrating authentic shrinkage. Multi-coloured Rainbow yarn is used on stitching, each jean is also delivered with a crisply ironed and folded gentlemans signatured handkerchief in the back-pocket.

Sass & Bide Jeans + Sass & Bide Clothing

Sass & Bide Jeans + Sass & Bide ClothingSass & Bide, the Australian brand conceived by Sarah-Jane Clarke and Heidi Middleton, is making an impact in the denim market. Sass & Bide is not traditionally known for their denimwear being generally considered a downunder-couture brand producing sophisticated clothing for the elegant-set. Perhaps this development says more about the advancement of denimwear than it does about Sass & Bide?

Sass & Bide is a dream shared by best friends Sarah-Jane Clarke and Heidi Middleton. It all began in London’s famed vintage stores, and on the streets of its eclectic markets, indulging their obsession with fashion during moments stolen from their ‘real’ jobs. Sass and bide, as they have always known each other, achieved an instant hit in the notoriously competitive market with their unique denim creations. In 1999 the girls decided to return to Australia, settling in Sydney to launch their namesake label, and focused on revolutionizing the designer denim market. Today sass & bide is sold in some of the best boutiques and department stores around the world.

Who Wears It:

Sarah Jessica Parker, Kylie Minogue, Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Elle Macpherson, model-cum-actress Sarah O’Hare, Victoria “Posh Spice” Beckham, model Angela Lindvall, pop star Mya, Rosario Dawson, Mischa Barton, Alexis Bledell, Taryn Manning.

Martin Margiela Clothing x Martin Margiela Couture

Martin Margiela Clothing x Martin Margiela CoutureMartin Margiela, the reclusive and secretive Belgian has been “invited” by the Chambre Syndicale to the official couture convocation in July. A spokesperson for Martin Margiela said the house would exhibit his much acclaimed artisanal collection of handmade pieces in a still-life presentation. Margiela showed his artisanal clothes off-calendar during January’s couture. The house is also currently preparing for a retrospective in Hong Kong opening June 7th at the building which will house its new boutique in the city..

W)TAPS Clothing Taps in! WTAPS Jacket + T-Shirt

W)TAPS Clothing Taps in! WTAPS Jacket + T-ShirtTetsu Nishiyama a.K.A. TET is a 1974 Tokyo graduate and WTAPS designer, chief editor for “PHILOSOPHY ZINE”, and creative director of BLACKFLAG and which opened in the Aoyama district of Tokyo in 2005. W)TAPS has been attracting increasing attention in the West over the past year for their innovative and visionary designs. W)TAPS skillful ability to TAP into youth-culture also plays a significant part in their growing success. The W)TAPS camo collection is a “must-see” and the rest of the collection ain’t bad either! W)TAPS is a brand to watch.

Nike + iPod Sneakers = Musical Shoes

Nike + iPod Sneakers = Musical ShoesNike and Apple® today announced a partnership bringing the worlds of sports and music together like never before with the launch of innovative Nike+iPod products. The first product developed through this partnership is the Nike+iPod Sport Kit, a wireless system that allows Nike+ footwear to talk with your iPod® nano to connect you to the ultimate personal running and workout experience.

Nike CEO Mark Parker and Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled Nike+iPod at an event in New York attended by seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong and marathon world record-holder Paula Radcliffe.

“Nike+iPod is a partnership between two iconic, global brands with a shared passion for creating meaningful consumer product experiences through design and innovation,” Parker said. “This is the first result, and Nike+iPod will change the way people run. Nike+iPod creates a better running experience. We see many more such Nike+ innovations in the future.”

Girbaud Jeans USA + Girbaud Clothing Europe = Jeanology

Girbaud Jeans USA + Girbaud Clothing Europe = JeanologyThere’s recently been discussion as to whether Marithe and Francois Girbaud USA is the same quality as Marithe and Francois Girbaud Europe. It has been suggested that Girbaud Clothing in Europe is made in Italy to a higher standard than Girbaud Clothing in the USA which is made in the Far East. Although Marithe and Francois Girbaud is designed in France and has a recognised French History this factor could indicate why there is a disparity in the transatlantic price point.

As they say “Scientists, archeologists, anthropologists, ethnologists, no! Marithe and Francois Girbaud are none of these, they are “jeanologists”. 30 years of “Jeanetic engineering” offers a vision of the “jeanology” of Marithe and Francois Girbaud.”

Nobody Jeans x Nobody Clothing = Australian Vision

Nobody Jeans x Nobody Clothing = Australian VisionThe Nobody Jeans, Denim and Clothing brand from down-under is attracting increased attention in the Northern Hemisphere. This is no surprise to most fashion commentators as Australian Fashion in general and Nobody Jeans in particular have a unique and refreshing style:

“Nobody was established as a women’s denim label in 1999. Menswear was launched in 2002. All garments are designed and manufactured in Melbourne Australia. The team behind Nobody is a 3 person creative with backgrounds in fashion design, denim manufacture and washing and psychology. All share the common goal: ‘We want to design and produce the best denim and coordinates in the world’

Every day the team are in the denim laundry playing, experimenting, talking. They call every aspect into question. Fits, fabrics, effects, colours, finishes, techniques, tools – until we feel we have the best jeans we are capable of producing. Every garment is hand finished.

Their seasonal fashion collections are based on their design philosophies. Within this they have an aesthetic as well as an ethos that informs the collection. Every piece from a signature garment to a tee shirt has the ethos instilled in some way.”

Aquascutum Clothing + Aquascutum London Classic

Aquascutum Clothing + Aquascutum London ClassicAquascutum London — For Spring/Summer 2006, Aquascutum London is inspired by the luxurious lifestyle and travels aboard the British cruise liner, The Mauritana. The tranquillity of the Greek Islands, the vibrant coast of North Africa and the modern architecture of the New World inspired the colours and fabrics. A neutral base of navy, calico, coffee, gunmetal and white are accented with shades of scarlet, paprika and green.

For formalwear, Aquascutum London offers a silhouette of strong sholders and suppressed waists. jackets have narrower collars and reveres and are teamed with trousers which are either flat fronted or narrow. The heritage of the brand is reflected with pin and chalk stripes in fine wools, accentuated by shirting in vibrant colours. Compact poplins are more fitted this season with higher armholes and smaller collars to give a clean, polished appearance.

Puma Mihara Shoes x Puma Mihara Clothing = New Vision!

Puma Mihara Shoes x Puma Mihara Clothing = New Vision!Mihara challenges the boundaries of sports and fashion. Mihara’s footwear collection is sporty in its appearance and detailing, but there’s no intention of releasing the collection as shoes for sport.

PUMA has challenged the technical boundaries for decades developing sneakers for athletes to meet their demands from around the world. The search for new footwear ideas without the limit of a general concept is what Mihara uses as a foundation for his designs. In respect to PUMA’s technical knowledge and credit to their spirit, it is Mihara’s goal to create new sneakers. In fact it is his goal to create footwear that is neither a sneaker nor a leather shoe, footwear that looks beyond the concept of sport while staying real.

The PUMA Mihara apparel collection is a new and innovative approach to sportswear. The garments aim to look beyond sports to fashion as separate entities. Mihara challenges our perception of things and nudge us to look at his creations and to look again at his creations and to think about our preceptions of what we take for granted.

Ethical Clothing + Ethical Shoes = Ethical Fashion Show!

Ethical Clothing + Ethical Shoes = Ethical Fashion Show!Ethical Fashion Show® 2006 will take in October at l’Espace Pierre Cardin by the renowned Place de la Concorde.

Before hand we are organising,Ethical Fashion Market®, at the Cabaret Sauvage. Ethical Fashion Market® will be open to the general public during Fair Trade Fortnight on 14th.

2005 summary :

The second edition of Ethical Fashion Show® took place on October 7th, 8th and 9th 2005, during Paris fashion week at l’Espace des Blancs Manteaux in the heart of the Marais area.

In 2005 Ethical Fashion Show® presented clothing and accessories including shoes, bags and hats. 50 designers (twice as many as 2004) representing Senegal, Guinea, India, Brazil, Great Britain, Australia, France, Bolivia, Nigeria and Burkina Faso came to present their collections and defend their convictions.

RMC Jeans + Selvage Denim + Thug or Angel T-Shirt

RMC Jeans + Selvage Denim + Thug or Angel T-ShirtDarren Bent is seen here modelling a pair of rare authentic RMC Jeans 2005 Edition. Clock the selvage Denim and amazing back pocket detail. Darren is also wearing a Thug or Angel, to be more accurate thugorangel, T-Shirt. thugorangel is attracting a lot of attention on the fashion scene for their original designs and exceptional quality.

Undercoverism Clothing T-Shirt Jeans or UnderCover?

Undercoverism Clothing T-Shirt Jeans or UnderCover?Undercoverism the maniac Japanese clothing brand which knocks out T-Shirts for over 100 quid is bashing the Western brains with their Eastern ambiguity. So the brand’s called both Undercoverism and Under Cover — why? There are a few schools of thought: 1) Undercoverism is Mainline and Under Cover is the Basic Collection. Considering the brand doesn’t offer anything which could fairly be called cheap that idea is doubtful. 2) Undercoverism is the men’s line and Under Cover is the women’s line. This suggestion appears more feasible. Whatever the reality the brand is attracting well-earned attention and is sold in prestigious stores like Browns, London.

Adicolor Clothing Online, Adidas Apparel

Adicolor Clothing Online, Adidas Apparel!To compliment the Adicolor Shoes, Adidas have introduced an exciting range of Adicolor Clothing. The Adicolor Collection includes adiColor Panini Nizza Track Top for $175 and the adiColor Mr. Happy Track Top for a very reasonable $90.

An additional adicolor attraction is the adicolor Podcasts, an inspired collection of short films conceived specifically for iPod, PSP or online viewing from seven of the most exciting and culturally relevant directors working today.

Roman Coppola & Andy Bruntel, Neill Blomkamp, PSYOP, TRONIC, Saiman Chow, Charlie White, and HAPPY were each assigned one of seven colors – Red, Blue, Yellow, Green, Pink, Black or White. A simple, open-ended brief asked each director to create a viral film based on their emotional and creative response to that color. The resulting shorts are a color-coded collection of innovative film aesthetics and contemporary creative sensibilities, a truly post-modern mix of genre, style and technique.

adicolor Podcasts will be released individually over a two month period, available for free download from sites such as iTunes and Google Video. In addition, Paris-based adicolor Consortium partner, Colette, will offer on-sight free downloads of the Podcasts.

Adicolor Sneakers by Adidas + Adicolor Customised Sneakers

Adicolor Trainers by Adidas - Adicolor Customised SneakersAdidas reintroduce their original White Series adicolor footwear with a deafening advertising cry. The retro concept is clearly marketed to attract nostalgia and simultaneously appeal to a fresh young audience. Adidas use the words of Leonardo da Vinci to reintroduce the customisable White Series: “For those colours which you wish to be beautiful always first prepare a pure white background”.

In 1983, adidas introduced a totally original concept to the world of sportswear – adicolor. Specially created all-white footwear models were presented alongside weatherproof and quickdrying markers. They allowed every customer to produce their own unique pair of training shoes and provided a means of expression for individuality and personal style.

Today, adicolor returns in a sophisticated interpretation of the original concept. As well as the reintroduction of the original models, some of the most iconic and beloved pieces from the adidas archives are back, in all-white, with refined customisation tools.

From the White Series, a collection of classic adidas pieces has been carefully reworked for adicolor along with meticulous recreations of original adicolor shoes. To go with these much-loved models adidas proudly provides a set of premium customisation tools. With these accompaniments the customer can create their own one-off product and shoe their individual style.

The shoes were originally presented alongside a set of pens in six colors: red, blue, yellow, green, pink and black. In 2006 the same colors return to complete six distinctive palettes of products.

Patrick Cox Shoes Up for Grabs Unlike Liz Hurley!

Patrick Cox Shoes Up for Grabs Unlike Liz Hurley!Patrick Cox, the Canadian born London-based and Cordwainers College trained footwear designer has put his company on the market for a whopping £10 million!. Patrick Cox is a globally recognised brand, which has enjoyed 20 years of success in the business, predominantly in the UK, France, Hong Kong and Japan. Since the launch of the exceptionally significant and successful ‘Patrick Cox Wannabe’ collection in 1993 the brand has gone from strength to strength, with an ever-increasing celebrity following.

The intellectual property rights to the loafer design, however, are ownbed by Italian footwear manufacturer Ruggeri and a second diffusion line called PC’s is licensed out. One observer said: “The problem is that a lot of the success and volume sales are not owned by the company.”

Patric Cox is listed at Companies House as Cobblers. It has signed actress Elizabeth Hurley to front its spring advertising campaign and is owned by Patric Cox, along with managing director Peter Sells and entrepreneur Richard Thomson, who took a state in the business early last year.

Through the years Cox’s humour and flamboyance has ensured notoriety on both fashion and social scenes; thus making him the ‘sole’ ambassador of the brand, which begs the question: What is Patrick Cox the company worth without Patrick Cox the man?

RMC Jacket! Rare Red Monkey Jacket preview…

RMC Jacket! Rare Red Monkey Jacket preview...This is a preview of the ultra rare RMC Jacket. The Red Monkey Company produced such a limited number of these Denim Jackets that even a photo of the real thing is hard to find. This is a photo of an authentic Red Monkey Company “Bondage” Jacket which will shortly be available online in very limited numbers. Stay posted for availability details!

Jean-Paul Gaultier Clothing for Madonna’s Tour!

Jean-Paul Gaultier Clothing for Madonna's Tour!Madonna will be wearing the inimitable Jean-Paul Gaultier designs during her “Confessions” tour. In a re-run of Madonna’s “Blonde Ambition” Tour sixteen years’ ago, Mad Madge will be dancing and perhaps even singing (although that’s a matter of interpretation) clad in the equally mad Jean-Paul’s garb. This collection is destined to cause an even bigger outcry than the “pointy breasts” of the “Blonde Ambition” Tour. The theme is reputed a tad kinky and includes a rural chic element and, perhaps most controversial, an outfit accessorised with a crown of thorns; no doubt an attempt to jump on the Da Vinci Code bandwagon and partake of some Catholic-bashing, which is reputedly one of Madge’s favourite sports.