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December 2009

Ralph Lauren Labels

Ralph Lauren Labels

Since Ralph Lauren’s first brand, Polo, was launched in 1967, the company has expanded to include a variety of luxury brands. They include:

Clothing for men

* Purple Label: Launched in 1994, this is Ralph Lauren’s signature, and highest end men’s line with classic, traditionally British styling. It includes ready-to-wear, suits and sportcoats (made by St. Andrews and Cantarelli), dress shirts, sportswear, accessories, and footwear, as well as a collection of made-to-order suits, sportcoats, shoes (made by British company Edward Green), dress shirts, exotic skin luggage, small leather goods, and jewelry. Purple Label is only available in Ralph Lauren stores, the company’s online store and high-end department stores such as Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman and Saks Fifth Avenue.
* Black Label: Black Label for men is Ralph’s more modern, Italian, edgy lifestyle brand. The cut to its suits, sportcoats (made by Raffaele Caruso), dress shirts, and sportswear, is more slim in design and silhouette. Black Label was started in 2005 and is also only available in flagship Ralph Lauren stores, the company’s online store and selected high-end department stores such as Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Bloomingdale’s.
* Polo Ralph Lauren: Polo is Ralph’s original brand for men, and also the most widely available. This ‘blue label’ line spans from tailored clothing (ready-to-wear and made to measure), sportswear, accessories (including luggage) to small leather goods. Available at many department and specialty stores as well as Ralph Lauren stores and the company’s online store.
* Polo Denim: A 2007 relaunch of the Polo Jeans Co. line of 1996. Denim basics within the Polo line, available online and in department stores.
* Polo Golf: A sporty collection catering to golfers since 1987 and often featuring celebrity golfers as advertising models.
* Lauren by Ralph Lauren (‘Lauren for Men’): Basics and suiting. Divided into Green and Silver (slightly slimmer cuts) Label. Available primarily through department and outlet stores, and not at RL stores.
* Ralph by Ralph Lauren: Exclusively available at Dillard’s stores, this label offers suits, sport coats, dress trousers and suit vests.

Clothing for women

* Collection: The highest-end clothing line for women (which also carries a purple label), Ralph Lauren Collection is what walks the runway each fashion season. Collection is the ultimate expression of Ralph’s Lifestyle vision for the season. The collection includes classic eveningwear, tailored blazers, outerwear, sportswear, handbags, Jewelry, and other small leather goods and accessories. Collection is sold exclusively through Ralph Lauren Boutiques and high-end department stores such as Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Bloomingdale’s.
* Black Label: An extension of the Collection line, with modern, high-end casual and semi-formal women’s wear. Black Label clothing can be found at Ralph Lauren Boutiques and high-end department stores such as Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Bloomingdale’s.
* Blue Label: Introduced as Blue Label in 2002. Similar in price point and styling to the Polo men’s line; has classic American styling. Knit polo-style shirts with the Polo pony are part of the Blue Label line. Blue Label is available exclusively through and through Polo Ralph Lauren stores, including factory outlet stores.
* Lauren by Ralph Lauren: Less pricey versions of Blue Label styles. Available at and higher-end department stores. Available in Plus sizes.
* RALPH by Ralph Lauren: A now discontinued line for younger women, created in 1999. Described in the history section of the company’s web site as: “RALPH is the daughter of the Lauren woman—reasonably priced Ralph Lauren clothes for young women who want to be part of the lifestyle.”
* Ralph Lauren Golf: Golf attire collection for women. Launched in 1998.[6]
* Lauren Jeans Co.: The casual version of Lauren Ralph Lauren.

Clothing for men and women

* RLX (‘Ralph Lauren Extreme’): A technical sports apparel line, focusing on clothing and outerwear built for outdoor sports such as tennis, golf, skiing, sailing, and hiking, launched in 1998.
* Polo Sport: A discontinued line of casual sports clothing that was introduced for men in 1993 and women in 1996. It was retired in 2005 and ultimately replaced by RLX as well as the Golf and Tennis lines. The Polo Sport fragrance lines continue to exist as remants of this label.
* Double RL (Written “RRL”): Ralph’s vintage American sportswear line is inspired by his “RRL” ranch in Colorado. The line consist of the high-quality (and highly popular) denim, as well other casual sportswear with a vintage flair. Found mostly in RRL Stores and the occasional Ralph Lauren Boutique, this line of clothing is often immersed in a selection of hand-selected vintage clothing, accessories and art chosen specifically to emphasize the RRL lifestyle signature to Ralph Lauren.
* Rugby Ralph Lauren: A brand launched in 2004 focusing on collegiate apparel with a similar look to the pricier Polo and Blue Label brands. Sold at signature Rugby stores. Not available at RL stores.
* Tennis: Sports clothing for tennis players. Special collections for the US Open tournaments.
* Polo Jeans Co.: Denim inspired jeans and sportswear line. Discontinued in 2006, relaunched for European distribution in 2009.
* Pink Pony: A charity line of sportswear and accessories all carrying a pink Polo pony. A portion of the proceeds benefit cancer research. Predominantly for women, the line also includes polo shirts for men.
* Create your own: A special collection of shirts, polos and hats as part of the Polo or Blue Label lines that can be monogrammed and individually arranged in terms of color and embroidery.

Martin Margiela from Brand to Spirit

Martin Margiela from Brand to Spirit
Martin Margiela may have left his namesake label, but his work lives on. Aside from launching a collection of furniture and “white objects” for the home, Margiela also designed the Suite Ile aux Oiseaux at Les Sources de Caudalie near Bordeaux.

The hotel and spa, opened 10 years ago in the Smith Haut-Lafitte château, tapped Maison Martin Margiela to design its signature suite, which re-opened last week according to the New York Times. The freestanding cabana, perched on a pond, is now a world apart from the French country charm of the rooms in the château.

From 415 euros a night guests can retreat to the avant-garde chambre between spa treatments and bottles of premier cru at the hotel’s La Grand’Vigne restaurant.

The suite’s décor is classic Margiela, with naked lightbulbs, antique mirrors, and a red Bocca chair, the results make for a remarkable contrast from the conservative vineyards and rustic wooden balconies of the retreat.

New Balance Boston Marathon

New Balance Boston Marathon
New Balance clears the way. The old snowed-in excuse won’t fly this winter for Boston runners looking for an excuse not to work out, thanks to a new initiative cooked up by New Balance. The athletic company lined up a deal with the Department of Conservation and Recreation to ensure locals will have clear running paths along the Charles River through this spring’s Boston Marathon. New Balance chief executive officer Rob DeMartini said, “Outdoor recreation is vital this time of year with so many athletes training for the Boston Marathon. We want to help provide area fitness enthusiasts, both serious and casual, the best terrain along the Charles River.”

Vivienne Westwood Clothing to Wallpaper

Vivienne Westwood Clothing to Wallpaper

Vivienne Westwood is perhaps one of fashion’s most anti-establishment figures (how could the queen mother of the sex pistols not be), but that hasn’t stopped her from teaming with the posh British firm Cole & Son for a collection of wallpaper. The range, based on designs from past ready-to-wear collections, launched this month under the label Vivienne Westwood for Cole & Son. The wallpaper designs include Squiggle, which was taken from Westwood’s autumn 1981 Pirate collection, and Cut Out Lace, based on a fragment of antique lace taken from the spring 2007 I Am Expensiv collection. Prices range from 55 pounds, or $87, for a standard roll to 188 pounds, or $298, for a trompe l’oeil design that looks like a ruched tartan fabric. The collection will be available through Cole & Son’s U.S. stockists later this year. “This collection is a perfect opportunity to be able to work with a heritage company and to see my ideas from fashion translated into the world of interiors and wallpaper,” Westwood said.

Paul Smith Wallet

Paul Smith Wallet

Paul Smith has a deserved reputation for creating some of the most striking wallets on the market.

Paul Smith Wallet – Speedometer Printed Double Billfold Wallet

Paul Smith black leather double billfold wallet lined with various speedometer print. This print is inspired from the 1960’s and 1970’s classic cars.

* Made from smooth leather and topstitched in white with purple binding threads.

* Embossed Paul Smith signature logo on the front.

* Holds up to eight cards, and on either side there is a large slot pocket underneath.

* Large compartments for notes lined in classic purple.


Y-3 Trainers or Y3 Trainers

Y-3 Trainers or Y3 Trainers
So the question has been raised, should it be Y3 or Y-3. If there’s no hyphen there’s no bond!

The Y Stands for Yohji Yamamoto. The 3 represents Adidas’s three signature stripes and the – signifies the bond between the two.

While a utilitarian inspiration is evident throughout each collection, Y-3 possesses a technical feel on unexpected silhouettes to provide contemporary sportswear with a unique look. In 2009, Y-3 celebrated 60 years of iconic three stripes. This season, Yohji Yamamoto and adidas explore a more masculine approach to the themes of movement and expression. Inspired by uniform silhouettes, militarism and Japanese tailoring, this seasons aesthetic empathasizes precise proportions, fine details and the contrast of luxe winter fabrics with sport functional elements.

Lacoste Save the Croc, Save Your Logo

Lacoste Save the Croc, Save Your Logo
Lacoste will spend $500,000 over the next three years to help preserve endangered crocodiles.

Lacoste was talked into the scheme by the people at the Global Environment Facility, the World Bank, and the International Union for Conservation of Nature who run the “Save Your Logo Initiative.” Lacoste is the first fashion company to sign on:

“We hope to be able to give back to our iconic crocodile — to whom we owe so much — a small part of what he has brought us,” [Lacoste president Michael] Lacoste said. “Seventy-five years ago, we were the first company to embroider a logo on apparel, and now we are the first company to support ‘Save Your Logo.’”

Much of Lacoste’s efforts will concentrate on the Gange gharial crocodile, of which only 1,400 are estimated to remain in the wild.

Save Your Logo says more than 300 large global brands use animals or plants threatened by dwindling biodiversity in their logos. And so it falls on Vineyard Vines to save the whales. You know anyone wealthy and foolish enough to buy these can afford it.

Polo Ralph Lauren Apres Ski

Polo Ralph Lauren Apres Ski
RALPH’S APRES-SKI: Polo Ralph Lauren is taking to the slopes over the holidays. On Monday, the label will host a cocktail party at its Gstaad, Switzerland, store, followed by a dinner for 50 guests at The Palace hotel there. And in the new year, the label will fete its new St. Moritz store on the Via Serlas, with a party at the boutique on Jan. 2. Tyler Brûlé, editor in chief and chairman of Monocle magazine, will host the party at the store, the design of which is based on the aesthetic of classic cars mixed with contemporary elements. The store’s decor features tumbled French limestone floors, white lacquer fittings and a teak ceiling. And appropriately for its Swiss location, the store will house the first stand-alone Ralph Lauren watch boutique, along with a full selection of Ralph Lauren Collection and Black Label ready-to-wear for women and Purple Label and Black Label for men. WWD.


Replay Jeans – Love Arts

Replay Jeans - Love Arts
Italian jeans wear manufacturer Replay will host an open air exhibition of works by emerging artists, on the facade of the Museum of 18th Century Venice. The company behind Replay and We Are Replay brands, continues the support and fund Fashion Box as part of the Imprenditori Illuminati ‘… near Venezia’ project, the restoration of the facade of Ca’ Rezzonico, which houses the Museum of 18th Century Venice.

Replay has been actively involved in the promotion of art throughout the world, both through its own initiatives and combined with those of the Venice-based Claudio Buziol Fondazione. Launched in 2006, the foundation aims to provide crucial support for young people to enable them achieve their ambitions. By helping younger generations to develop their creative skills and artistic expression, the foundation goal is to offer young artists greater exposure.

The ‘Replay loves Arts’ venture along with the open-air exhibition is part of the Claudio Buziol foundations commitment to art based developmental projects. Not choosing for a huge billboard which covers the facade of Ca’ Rezzonico during restoration work, it will provide a blank canvas every month for young emerging artists to showcase their work. As well as being featured externally on the outside wall of the CA’ Rezzonico the artist’s work, will then be exhibited in its original form inside the Museum.

At the end of each monthly residence, the billboard will be reused to create original bags made by the Rio Terà de’ Pensieri Cooperative, made up of volunteers and prison inmates, giving the operation a social purpose as well. Bags will be sold in the Venice Replay Store and the proceeds will go to the Claudio Buziol Foundation.

Edwin Jeans – A Japanese Denim Legend!

Edwin Jeans - A Japanese Denim Legend!Edwin Jeans – A Japanese Denim Legend!

Every once in a while we like to highlight a fashion legend. Here’s a quick look at the legendary Edwin brand:

Japan 1947
K.K Tsunemi had a passion for Denim, inspiring him to import used Denim directly from the United States as no Denim was manufactured at the time in Japan.
1961 Mr Tsunemi created the first pair of Edwin Denim Jeans.
1963 Edwin had produced the the world’s heaviest Ringspun Denim Jean (16oz) reputed to stand by themselves in their rigid state, also featuring the famous Three Colour Rainbow listed Selvage, still used today.
1970’s Edwin were the first company in the world to develop ‘Old Wash’ designed to replicate denim having been worn for a long time, from its original rigid state traditionally designed for workwear purposes due to its durability.
1980’s Edwin invented the ‘Stone Washing’ process, which was a pivotal moment within the evolution of Denim manufacturing.
1990’s Edwin created the ‘New Vintage’ concept designed to hand replicate the subtle beauty of original vintage washes referenced from its own Denim archive collection pre-dating 1947.


Edwin is an authentic Japanese Denim Brand priding itself on innovation and craftsmanship, using exclusively developed fabrics and fabrication, unique technology old and new, hand wash processes and continued design progression.

Edwin’s primary mission is to produce the jeans which fit all people, who have dreams, make movements and build up new cultures.

3-27-6 Higashi-Nippori
Arakawa-Ku Tokyo 116-8537

Brittany Murphy Actress & ex Jordache Jeans model

Brittany Murphy Actress & ex Jordache Jeans model

Jordache Model Actress Brittany Murphy, known for her kooky roles passed away at 32, reported TMZ who broke the news and followed by the Los Angeles Times and Fox News.

Murphy caught the attention of the public when she was casted as Tai in the 1995 movie “Clueless.” She also starred with Angelina Jolie in “Girl Interrupted” and with Dakota Fanning in “Uptown Girls.”

Halle Berry in All Saints’ Dress

Halle Berry in All Saints' Dress

Halle Berry looks London chic in All Saints’ Orcus Dress that is made of 100% twisted cotton dress with long skinny sleeves and a twisted stripe slim body. It features an extreme cowl neck detail and external seams. Garment is designed to distort and each dress is unique.

And the best part about it, you can get Halle Berry’s exact look for only $150 at All Saint’s shop-in-shop at 59th street Bloomingdale’s in New York City and at its first stand-alone store on Robertson in Los Angeles.

Founded in 1994 at the vanguard of cool Britannia, All Saints quickly gained a reputation as the menswear destination for rock inspired design.

The Autumn 1998/Winter 1999 season saw the first womenswear collection and a move on from masculine and directional tailoring to a softer vintage-inspired aesthetic.

Stowers x Carreducker Oxford Boot

Stowers x Carreducker Oxford Boot
Stowers Bespoke have collaborated with bespoke shoe maker Carreducker and created a luxurious, hand-sewn, totally unique Oxford Boot, just in time for Christmas.

To compliment Stowers Bespoke’s new Winter 09 Prince of Wales tweed suit, the same material has been integrated into The Special to form the ultimate winter boot.

Skillfully combining the beautiful textures of tweed and leather, the black, cream and red Prince of Wales check tweed is framed by an impressively brogued heel counter, wing cap and toe.

The Special is fully handsewn using centuries-old English shoemaking techniques. The welts and soles are stitched by hand – even the stitching threads are hand-rolled and waxed – and the heels are built by hand. The boot has classic proportions with a quarter inch sole, 1? inch heel and strong, square waist.

Worn with the matching Prince of Wales suit or with plain black or grey tweeds, the boots are a handsome edition to any outfit.

The Special is exclusively available to order from Stowers Bespoke, 13 Savile Row and Carreducker for £1750. Limited Edition. Only 200 available.

Yves Saint Laurent New Vintage II

Yves Saint Laurent New Vintage II

This winter, Yves Saint Laurent introduces ‘New Vintage II’ in the footsteps of the original NOHARM brand, the second edition of an environmentally-conscious capsule collection designed to reclaim, recycle and sustain. Recycling unused fabrics from the YSL archive, and adapting them to his classic silhouettes, Creative Director Stefano Pilati marries feminine refinement with sustainability — a concept more relevant than ever in today’s universe.

Pilati traditionally employs fabric innovation as a method to create uniqueness in a garment. In this second ‘New Vintage’ collection he presents several iconic silhouettes using the aforementioned archive fabrics exclusively and evolves them through varied treatments and distinctive textile combinations.

‘New Vintage II’ will be available as of mid-December 2009 in limited, numbered editions at the YSL flagship boutiques in Paris, London and New York. Having debuted in June 2009, the first ‘New Vintage’ collection was sold exclusively at Barneys New York — an innovator in the movement towards socially and environmentally-responsible fashion — where it met great demand and immediate success.

Dizzee Rascal wear RMC on Top of the Pops

RMC x Dizzee Rascal x Tongue n Cheek
So here’s the much anticipated collaboration between RMC Martin Ksohoh and Dizzee Rascal. The RMC x Yoropiko x Dizzee Rascal “Tongue n Cheek” jeans are all waved up with the Red Monkey trademark and include the Dizzee “Tongue n Cheek” front and back signature. Here Dizzee is seen dashing the denim on Top of the Pops.
RMC Martin Ksohoh and Dizzee Rascal

RMC Jeans

Twenty-two valiant designers!

Twenty-two designers are joining Swarovski in the fight against breast cancer. Alberta Ferretti, 3.1 Philip Lim, Alexis Mabille, Azzaro, Boudicca, Catherine Malandrino, Diane von Furstenberg, Donna Karan, Fendi, Gaspard Yurkievich, Gianfranco Ferré, Giorgio Armani, Givenchy, Jean Paul Gaultier, Lanvin, Marios Schwab, Martin Grant, Missoni, Sonia Rykiel, Thakoon, Valentino and Vivienne Westwood have each designed a one-of-a-kind Little Black Dress using Crystallized–Swarovski Elements. Known collectively as Crystallized-Ways to Say Black, the group of dresses will be unveiled at a soiree at the Hotel Pozzo di Borgo in Paris on Jan. 27 during the Paris couture; the show will open to the public the next day before traveling on to Beijing. The project will culminate on the auction block at Phillips de Pury in New York in fall. Proceeds of the auction and catalogue sales will benefit breast cancer research initiatives at the League Against Cancer and the American Cancer Society.

RMC Martin Ksohoh Luggage Collection 2010

Elton John, Out of the Closet.

The Red Monkey Company Sneak peek – RMC Martin Ksohoh limited edition luggage collection will include this leather with Rayon style and is due to drop in early 2010. The collection will be limited and available in exclusive stores worldwide.

Elton John, Out of the Closet

Elton John, Out of the Closet.
OUT OF THE CLOSET: Elton John and David Furnish are known more for garish shirts, Baroque costumes and jumpsuits than their understated style, but that didn’t stop fans flocking to Out of the Closet, the duo’s charity pop-up boutique launched in London on Saturday. Crowds lined the block at dawn for the Covent Garden store to scoop up donated personal items including metallic moon boots, powder blue tailored suits and chain mail vests, among adventurous pieces by Versace, Dior, Prada, McQueen, D&G and Jean Paul Gaultier. Prices ranged from £10, for accessories, up to £400,000 for iconic designer pieces. The sale ends Dec. 19. All proceeds will be donated to the Elton John Aids Foundation.

Dolce & Gabbana make an appearance in Nine

Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana make an appearance in Nine.Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana make an appearance in Nine.

wanted so much to be part of this project!” said the excited designers. “Federico Fellini has always been one of our greatest sources of inspiration, one of the most important Italian directors. For us, being part of a movie inspired by the work of the maestro is like a dream come true.”

Dolce & Gabbana share a screen with Daniel Day Lewis, but there’s plenty of admiration for the rest of the esteemed cast. “Rob Marshall did an amazing work and the cast is amazing!” continued the duo. “He was able to put together the most beautiful and talented actresses of various generations and great actors. We couldn’t be more happy to be chosen, even if for a short appearance.”

John Galliano Menswear 2010

John Galliano Menswear 2010
Designer John Galliano may oversee all the design for Christian Dior, Dior Haute Couture, John Galliano, and Galliano, his diffusion line, but he’s not stopping there. Galliano licensing company Ittierre announced that a men’s Galliano line is in the works, set for a Fall 2010 launch. The contemporary-priced line, which, according to an Ittierre spokesperson, is geared toward “trendsetting, extravagant, adventurous” 18-to-35 year-olds, will include outerwear, leather, knitwear, shirts, jackets, jeans, jersey, and accessories. Galliano will present the first men’s collection at Milan men’s fashion week, on January 18, 2010.

Christian Lacroix dresses French Railway Employees

Christian Lacroix dresses French Railway Employees
Although a Paris court recently accepted a plan to reduce couture house Christian Lacroix to a licensing operation, the designer continues to dress thousands. Last week, French railway operator SNCF said some 20,000 employees would sport new Lacroix-designed threads starting next month. The new uniforms are gray and purple and include blouses, skirts and jackets for women, and pants, jackets and striped shirts for men. No stranger to transportation, Lacroix has also designed the uniforms and train interiors for Tézo and TGV lines, as well as the flight personnel uniforms for Air France.

Dizzee Rascal in RMC Jeans

Dizzee Rascal in RMC Jeans
Dizzee hits Oz in RMC Jeans. Lock up your daughters, Dizzee Rascal looks forward to getting back to Australia and “proper nice ladies”.

Dizzee’s wearing: Embroidered Sky Dog/Tengu gold tsunami wave back pockets. Vintage cut, house selvedge, raw denim. Embroidered ticket pocket, embroidered belt loops, embroidered monkey inner front pocket. Five pocket, button fly, copper rivets, printed pocket cloth, red tab. Leather patch on waistband, individual ID serial number for jeans warranty. Made in Hong Kong.
RMC Jeans

Paul Smith Case for Macbook

Paul Smith Case for Macbook

The Paul Smith for Apple capsule collection is now available in Paul Smith shops and online. Created with style and functionality in mind, each piece has been designed for a mobile lifestyle and fits Apple products perfectly.

Macbook and Ipod cases feature the signature multistripe and photographic prints, and are offered in a choice of sizes, fabrics and prints.

MKWS – Martin Ksohoh Work Shop S/S 2010

MKWS - Martin Ksohoh Work Shop
MKWS ( Martin Ksohoh Work Shop ) now launched their first 2010 Spring Collection. Different from RMC and Yoropiko, MKWS adopted a simple yet functional street style with an attractive price range. Included in this series are one M65 Jacket, two Crossbone design Tees, two Crossbone design Jackets and a Denim Jeans thus the quality and workmanship is guaranteed. Even though without the signature RMC style embroidery, the design is more simple making easier to match with all style of clothings.

MKWS Jeans

Another new MKWS Worker Style Denim dropped last week. They are all Made in Japan using premium 14oz Unwashed BLACK SUGAR Salvage Denim. BLACK SUGAR is a type of cotton thread which is had been not bleached or dyed, so the color is darker and more solid than INDIGO.

This denim design is more basic and simple but keep lots of the details. The buckle at the back is positioned in such a way that you won’t feel uncomfortable when sitting down. The inner layer at the waist & bottoms come with printed Tsunami Wave design which is visible and cool when you roll up your denim.

This MKWS Denim is EXCLUSIVELY for their authorized dealer LANE CRAWFORD HONG KONG.

Lane Crawford :

Lane Crawford House, 70 Queen’s Road Central, Central
Pacific Place I, 88 Queensway, Admiralty
G/F & 1/F, Times Square, 1 Matheson Street, Causeway Bay
Shop 100, Ocean Terminal, 3 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

MKWS Denim

Finally, Hardcore fans of RMC will know that RMC’s first design icons have been HUUZINN and RAIZINN. In this season, RMC put both these iconic designs on the Shokunin tees. Each style comes in 4 colors way of BLACK,NAVY,WHITE & RED with front, back and two sleeves prints.

They are available in SELEVEN GALLERY HK & Taipei now.
MKWS Apparel and Clothing

Burberry’s Christopher Bailey Wins British Fashion Awards Designer of the Year

Burberry's Christopher Bailey Wins British Fashion Awards Designer of the Year

London, 10 December 2009 – Burberry Chief Creative Officer won the Designer of the Year Award at the British Fashion Awards last night. The award was presented by Victoria Beckham.
Burberry also won the Brand of the Year award at the ceremony held at The Royal Courts of Justice in London.

Christopher Bailey announced that Burberry will continue to show its Burberry Prorsum womenswear show during London Fashion Week, when collecting the award.

“I am extremely pleased to announce that the Burberry Prorsum womenswear show will stay in London again this season and will be held during London Fashion Week in February. There was such an incredible energy during the 25th anniversary of London Fashion Week last September and we were very proud to be a part of this momentous celebration. London is our home and our global headquarters and we are thrilled to be showing again in this, our magnificent and creative city.”

Christopher Bailey, Burberry Chief Creative Officer

Christopher Bailey has previously been recognised at the British Fashion Awards with the Menswear Designer of the Year award in 2008 and 2007 and with the Designer of the Year award in 2005.

Last week Christopher Bailey collected his MBE from Buckingham Palace in London having been appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the Queen Elizabeth II Birthday 2009 Honours List in June 2009 for his services to the Fashion Industry.

In his role as Chief Creative Officer of Burberry, Christopher Bailey is responsible for the design of all Burberry collections and products, as well as all advertising, corporate art direction, architectural design, multi-media content and overall brand image for Burberry.

Burberry has a history of supporting British arts and creativity and continues to invest and develop British talent through a number of initiatives including the Burberry Foundation founded by Burberry Chief Executive Angela Ahrendts and Christopher Bailey in 2008.

Other winners include: Top Model, Georgia Jagger. Menswear Designer, Kim Jones. London 25, Kate Moss.
Georgia Jagger Model of the Year

Duck and Cover Jeans S/S 2010

Duck and Cover introduces a new range of denim outerwear for Spring/Summer 2010

Urban men’s lifestyle brand Duck and Cover introduces a new range of denim outerwear for Spring/Summer 2010 incorporating jeans, jackets and summer shorts.

Taking inspiration from catwalk trends and materials, the new styles will complement the current clothing range available offering the same style and attention to detail that Duck and Cover is renowned for. The Denim Supply collection from Duck and Cover, offers men 12 different fitting jeans silhouettes; Gold, Silver, Lead, Krypton, Carbon, Tornado, Propane, Butane, Oxygen, Sodium, Copper and Neon. These styles range from slim and low loose fits to regular, boot cut and straight leg, in a variety of washes and treatments including: double dye, raw, vintage, denim and distressed.

Also part of the exciting new denim collection is the Alpha jacket, a contemporary take on classic 70’s styling. The jacket comes in 2 colourways: distressed and raw denim. With shoulder lapels, a Nehru collar with front fastening detail, button down cuffs and 6 selectively placed front and side pockets, the Alpha jackets will certainly be the garment of choice for alpha males next season. In keeping with the Spring / Summer season, Duck and Cover has also introduced men’s denim shorts in a 70’s mid-wash with 5 pockets and twisted stitching to allow a more casual, looser fitting style for men. Prices start from £45 for the shorts up to £75 for their top end jeans and all items will be available in Duck and Cover stores nationwide including independents and concession.

PF Flyers Holiday Glide Hi-Top

PF Flyers Holiday Glide Hi-Top
PF Flyers has updated your favorite styles just in time for the holiday season! The Holiday Glide features a quilted textile material, making the shoe a unique addition to any winter wardrobe.

The Glide was originally released in 1979 and is a plush 70s-era basketball reissue with vintage logo and tread details. It features a padded tongue, heel ribs, terry lining and posture foundation insole. Available in black quilted textile/leather and brown quilted textile/leather (MSRP: $ 120.00)

Burberry Sport Spring 2010

Burberry Sport Spring 2010


Modified dolman sleeve yachting shell, fixed hood blouson with pivot sleeve, modified dolman sleeve oversized parka, oversized parka with removable quilted dropout, technical field jacket with pivot sleeve, raglan sleeve shell with convertible hood, full zip track top, hooded track top, slim fit modern polo, sport utility trouser with articulated leg


Technical cotton tri-layer, lightweight nylon laminate, highly compact technical nylon, sail construction inspired nylon ripstop, performance waffle, cotton/nylon double face jersey, performance silk with natural wicking properties, performance cotton trouser fabric, mercerised cotton jersey


Dry handle cotton, cotton waffle, knitted sport mesh, plaited technical cotton


Bonded seam technology on multiple fabric bases, technical seam sealing and weld points, laser perforated branding, underarm zips with inserted mesh gussets for increased ventilation, integrated laser cut ventilation holes for increased breathability., bonded waterproof zips on multiple fabric bases, roll top packaway dry bag, subtle tonal printed branding, moisture wicking waffle detailing, internal bonded pocket for personal technology, ‘Burberry Sport’ jacquard knitwear, woven mesh application on knitwear, technical nylon fabric inserts on knitwear, knitwear as outerwear with ripstop packaway hood


Jet black, optic white, metal grey, mid grey melange, uniform red, dark indigo, navy black

Burberry Sport

Feiyue x Steph.Cop Trainers

Feiyue x Steph.Cop Trainers
Feiyue creates an arty Christmas with the FEIYUE x STEPH.COP collaboration

Steph.Cop is a mysterious designer from the French street culture scene. Graffiti artist, graphic and fashion designer, he is famous for co-founding the street wear labels Homecore and Lady Soul as well as for his designer toys “ARO” (Analyse.Reflex.Obsessional).

His latest Feiyue offering, an exclusive limited edition Steph.Cops’ sneaker, is directly influenced by his new work, which is inspired by Mother Nature’s gifts. Cop recently released a series of oversized chain saw carved wooden Toyz (giant sculptures entitled “Wooden ARO”) exhibited in various venues in France. Cop’s take on the Feiyue lo and 10N 28E is simply yet effective, black with contrasting laces and a stylised chainsaw symbol on the tongue.

Feiyue launched in the UK in 2009 but was born in 2006, after being bought from its Chinese owners by a French team of globe trotters. However the brand dates back to the 1920s; it was the standard footwear in China, worn by every social class from the politician to the countryman. The brand is constantly evolving as the founding team is always on the look for new challenges, collaborations and inspirations, teaming up with like-minded artists and brands each season; previous collaborators include luxury house Celine and artist Bret Westfall to name a few.

If you are based in London – Feiyue is available at the Hentsch Man pop-up shop until December 23rd, Unit 15, Princes Arcade (which runs between 190-196 Piccadilly and 36-40 Jermyn Street London W1). It’s definitely worth a visit!

Red Monkey RMC Denim Bag Collection

Red Monkey RMC Denim Bag
Here are a few shots hot off the press showing the new Red Monkey RMC Martin Ksohoh denim bag collection. The cycling bag is perfectly contoured for cycling and walking and exhibits the Trademark RMC Martin Ksohoh waves.

Denim Cycling Bag