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March 2010

Sienna Miller, Kylie Minogue, Claudia Schiffer Strip for Charity

Sienna Miller, Kylie Minogue, Claudia Schiffer Strip for Charity

Four years after she beat breast cancer, Kylie Minogue is raising awareness of the disease in a stunning new campaign.

The 41-year-old strips off and wears nothing but a smile and silk sheet with the Fashion Targets Breast Cancer logo across in a striking image taken by acclaimed photographer Mario Testino.

Joining Minogue in the revealing new campaign, which kicks off today, is pregnant supermodel Claudia Schiffer and actress Sienna Miller.

Claudia Schiffer naked

Minogue’s involvement in the campaign comes nearly five years after she was diagnosed with the disease in May 2005.

After a year of treatment, which involved a partial mastectomy to remove a malignant tumour, followed by eight months of radiotherapy and chemotherapy, the pop star was given the all clear in 2006 and was able to resume her Showgirl tour in November 2006.

She said: ‘It means so much to me to be part of this year’s campaign for Fashion Targets Breast Cancer.

‘I wholeheartedly support their efforts to raise funds for the vital work undertaken by Breakthrough Breast Cancer.’

Sienna Miller naked

TOMS Shoes Announces Its 3rd Annual One Day Without Shoes

TOMS Shoes Announces Its 3rd Annual One Day Without Shoes

With every pair purchased, TOMS gives a new pair of shoes to a child in need.

In an effort to bring attention to the impact a simple pair of shoes can have in a child’s life, TOMS Shoes announces its third annual One Day Without Shoes campaign and encourages everyone worldwide to go barefoot on April 8th. Barefoot events around the world from Venice to Little Rock, Dubai to London have already been planned, with more in the works.

On April 8th communities and individuals will be spreading awareness about the importance of shoes in parts of the world where children’s feet are exposed to debilitating diseases. So many of the world’s children in developing countries grow up without shoes, having to walk miles to get food and water, medical help, and attend school (which often require shoes as uniform). A leading cause of disease in these areas is soil-based parasites.

There is one simple solution…SHOES.

TOMS Shoes will be reaching out to communities around the world asking them to host barefoot walks and/or events on April 8th and give individuals the opportunity to learn more about the importance of shoes in parts of the world where children’s feet are exposed to debilitating diseases. By imagining a life barefoot, we can all contribute to the awareness of these conditions.

Blake Mycoskie, TOMS Shoes’ founder and Chief Shoe Giver, says, “A shoe company asking people to go barefoot? I know it’s odd, but we are so excited for people to once again join us in One Day Without Shoes. We ask people to go the day, part of the day, or even just a few minutes, barefoot, to experience what millions of children endure every day. Awareness and empathy are the catalysts of change.”

The problem is large but the solution is simple. Wearing shoes and basic hygiene can prevent both infection and disease due to unsafe roads and contaminated soil. By imagining a life barefoot, we can all contribute to the awareness of these conditions. Join TOMS Shoes on April 8th and walk barefoot to support One Day Without Shoes.

For more information visit: One Day Without Shoes

Ijin version of the legendary Hickory stripe

Ijin version of the legendary Hickory stripe

Our British denim master living and working in Italy, Philip Goss, sent us some amazing stuff the past couple of weeks. A climax came this Wednesday when Phil sent us his Ijin version of the legendary Hickory stripe. Have a look at this stunning Ijin labour pant in red selvedge Hickory stripe with cambric pockets. Let the pictures speak for itself. More Ijin news and arrivals soon. IJIN MATERIAL

Striped Jeans


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

Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art

After two years, the Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art returns from 16 April – 3 May 2010, the event will have Glasgow’s museums, galleries, streets, bridges and hidden spaces showcase the work of national and international artists.

Building on the success of the 2008 festival which attracted almost 90,000 visitors, the Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art offers many Glasgow-based artists across the spectrum of the city’s art scene a platform to show new work to both national and international audiences while also introducing the work of important international artists.

Nancy Ajram attends the Cartier International Dubai Polo Challenge

Nancy Ajram attends the Cartier International Dubai Polo Challenge

Lebanese Singer and Unicef ambassadeur Nancy Ajram attends the Cartier International Dubai Polo Challenge at the Palm Desert Resort and Spa on March 26, 2010 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The event takes place under the patronage of HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, wife of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE Ruler of Dubai. The Cartier International Dubai Polo Challenge is the most celebrated tournament in the desert and one of three Cartier hosts each year including the Royal Cartier International Windsor Polo and Saint-Moritz Snow Polo event.

Nominations for the 2010 CFDA Fashion Awards

Nominations for the 2010 CFDA Fashion Awards

Marc Jacobs, Donna Karan and Alexander Wang have been nominated for Womenswear Designer of the Year while Michael Bastian, Tom Ford together with Marcus Wainwright & David Neville of Rag & Bone are competing for the title of Menswear Designer of the Year.

The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) announced the nominations for the 2010 CFDA Fashion Awards on March 17th at an exclusive event hosted by Nadja Swarovski and Diane von Furstenberg at the designer’s studio in the Meatpacking District.

And, as it is every year, the CFDA honorees were also announced, with Michael Kors, who will received the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award on top of the list. The CFDA Board of Directors chose to honor Alexander McQueen with their Special Tribute Award.

The other special award honorees are: Eugenia Sheppard Award – Kim Hastreiter, Paper; International Award – Christopher Bailey for Burberry; Fashion Icon Award – Iman; Eleanor Lambert Award – Tonne Goodman, Vogue

Below is the list of Nominees and Awardees as released by the CFDA:

Womenswear Designer of the Year

* Marc Jacobs
* Donna Karan
* Alexander Wang

Menswear Designer of the Year

* Michael Bastian
* Tom Ford
* Marcus Wainwright & David Neville for Rag & Bone.

Accessory Designer of the Year

* Alexis Bittar,
* Lazaro Hernandez & Jack McCollough for Proenza Schouler
* Marc Jacobs

Swarovski Award for Womenswear:

* Joseph Altuzarra
* Prabal Gurung
* Jason Wu

Swarovski Award for Menswear:

* Richard Chai
* Patrik Ervell
* Simon Spurr

Swarovski Award for Accessory Design:

* Eddie Borgo
* Dana Lorenz
* Alexander Wang

The Swarovski Award recipients in each category will receive generous financial support from Swarovski as well as exposure to the company’s vast and innovative Swarovski crystal resources.


* Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award: Michael Kors
* Eugenia Sheppard Award: Kim Hastreiter, Paper
* International Award: Christopher Bailey for Burberry
* Board of Directors’ Special Tribute: Alexander McQueen
* Fashion Icon Award: Iman
* Eleanor Lambert Award: Tonne Goodman, Vogue

This year will again feature The Popular Vote Award sponsored by L’Oréal Paris, giving the public the opportunity to vote for its favorite designer. The online site, hosted by Women’s Wear Daily, will present looks from designers of womenswear, menswear, and accessory design and includes a write in option.

The 2010 CFDA Fashion Awards winners will be announced at the annual gala, generously underwritten by Swarovski, on June 7 at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center.

New Balance Trainers Made or Assembled in America

New Balance Made or Assembled in America

Twenty-five percent of New Balance shoes sold in North America are produced by their US workforce using US and imported materials. When possible, they obtain materials from domestic suppliers. At times, due to availability, economic or quality reasons, there is a need to import components from foreign sources. Where the domestic value is at least 70%, they have labeled the shoe “Made in the USA.” Where it falls below 70%, they have qualified the label referencing domestic and imported materials. This determination is based in part on the Federal trade Commission’s survey of consumers.

Phillip Lim, T-Shirt for a Good Cause

Phillip Lim, T-Shirt for a Good Cause

Celebrating the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month held during May of every year, CFDA Swarovski Award-winning designer Phillip Lim in partnership with luxury retailer Nordstrom is designing a limited edition t-shirt that will benefit OCA, a national organization dedicated to serving Asian Pacific Americans.

Founded in 1973 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., OCA for the past 37 years, has worked with its 80-plus chapters and affiliates around the country to embrace and fulfill the hopes and aspirations of Asian Pacific American youth and their communities.

Commenting on the project, Phillip Lim said, “I was interested in this project because I was impressed by Nordstrom’s past success in raising funds to help Asian Pacific American children in need.”

“The T-shirt design is my signature in repetition like a graphic print. It’s simple, but acknowledging my full name was a part of growing up as an Asian American and accepting the two cultures that I am a part of. This is a cause that’s personal to me, and I hope that in my small way I am able to contribute to this great program,” Lim added.

The t-shirts will sell for $85 each with all after-cost proceeds to benefit OCA.

Bikkemberg Clothing S/S 2010 Light x Bright

Bikkemberg Clothing S/S 2010 Light x Bright
With the Bikkembergs Formal collection, this summer promises to be light and bright, even for all formal occasions.

White is key, and it is complemented with light blues and soft greys. The result? A casual interpretation of smart.

For its Spring / Summer 2010 collection, Bikkembergs takes a bright and summery approach to its Formal range. The key color is white, with accents of light blues and soft grey.

The materials are light and airy, and allow for comfortable wearing, even on the hottest days.

The formal look allows for plenty of personal interpretation, from the traditional ‘suit and tie’ look to a jacket worn with a quality crew neck sweater or the shirt and tie without the jacket.

The look can even be complemented with smart sneakers to add an extra sporty touch.

Faconnable partners with Oceanographic Museum

Faconnable partners with Oceanographic Museum
Commemorating its 100th anniversary, the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco has named Nice-based fashion house Faconnable as a key partner for its centenary celebration that highlights biodiversity and the commitment of the safeguard of the environment.

Inaugurated in 1910, this museum has been designed as an extraordinary temple devoted to Science and Art. On its anniversary, March 29th 2010, the celebration will start with an exhibition of unique photographs that will take its guests through a unique journey to discover the origins of this place since its creation. A magic world based on the tradition, the history and the enduring passion for the “knowledge, love and protection of the Oceans”.

Pioneer of elegant sportswear for any occasion, Façonnable has designed an exclusive collection for the Oceanographic Museum, consisting of t-shirts, polos, sweaters and shirts.All products are made with premium cottons and are available in a large variety of chic colors in respect of the traditional Façonnable style. In commemoration of the centenary,

Façonnable has also created a limited edition T-shirt inspired by the museum’s unique passion for the Sea with a stylized ship printed on the back.

A dedicated blue and silver blazon is the distinctive element of the entire collection. The collection will be available in the Façonnable corner inside the museum shop.

All the staff member of Oceanographic Museum will be also wearing Façonnable during the celebration events.

New Balance for Nine West Spring 2010

New Balance for Nine West Spring 2010
Following the success of the initial New Balance for Nine West collection launch, spring 2010 introduces updated designs and colors while keeping the look bright, fun and light weight. Continuing to combine New Balance’s innovative performance and material technology with Nine West’s female fashion know-how, the fresh spring line introduces feminine patterns, materials and colors perfect for the modern woman.

The New Balance for Nine West collection is designed by a team led by Savania Davies-Keiller and Roberto Crivello, New Balance Creative Directors, and Fred Allard, Nine West Creative Director. Material, color and design direction comes from both parties in a true collaboration of talent, technology and design.

New Balance for Nine West Spring 2010

Oliver Spencer shoes Capsule Collection

Oliver Spencer shoes Capsule Collection
Topman has launched a new capsule collection of shoes designed by British designer Oliver Spencer. The collection will be available from the London and New York flagship boutiques, as well as online. Oliver founded his own label in 2002 and now has flagship stores in both New York and London as well as being stocked in some of the world’s most respected outlets. He wanted to create a collection that reflected his own wardrobe: a bridge between popular streetwear and traditional tailoring. The brand is an expression of modern man; his tastes, his touch, his style.

Oliver Spencer is a man and a fashion brand. Oli, the man, is a designer, a self-taught tailor, a switched-on, hands-on creative. The brand is an expression of modern man; his tastes, his touch, his style.

Oli’s main inspirations come from hunting and the military. He adapts bits of Americana and ideas from Japan into his cool, English aesthetic. He admires Sandy Powell, costume designer for the Martin Scorsese movies Gangs of New York and The Aviator, as much as any fashion designer.

Oli has gained a cult following due to his use of quality fabrics, characteristic detailing, modern fitting, old-school construction and exquisite craftsmanship-characteristics which has been perfectly demonstrated in the new range of shoes.

“Oliver has that innate skill of being able to reinterpret an iconic menswear item and with just the slightest tweak of proportion, colour and fabric, redefine it as a modern classic. This Topman collaboration epitomises this with a collection that is both referential yet distinctively new”, commented Gordon Richardson, Topman design director.

Paul Smith celebrate the SS10 issue of GQ Style

Paul Smith celebrate the SS10 issue of GQ Style

To celebrate the SS10 issue of GQ Style which goes on sale on newsstands from 22nd March, Paul Smith is delighted to support the launch with specially created windows in Paul Smith shops around the globe and limited edition merchandise promoting the GQ Style Ambition issue entitled, ‘MAN UP!’.

Unique ‘Man Up’ inspired windows will run from 2-4 weeks in March in Paul Smith shops in Milan, London, Paris, Tokyo and New York. Copies of the magazine, which come with free Paul Smith designed ‘Man Up’ totes and specially created printed T-shirts will be available to purchase from the shops listed above.

Inside the issue, Paul Smith has written an essay on ambition and has interviewed Olympic cyclist, Mark Cavendish on what inspires him as one of the world’s leading athletes.

The Pop-Up Space will run from 18th-24th March 11-5.30-pm (weekdays only) at Princes House, 37 Kingsway, London WC2.

John Varvatos Artisan Black

John Varvatos Artisan BlackJohn Varvatos will launch a limited-edition flanker to their 2009 twist on an 18th century eau de cologne complete with a rattan casing called Artisan, a bestseller of the brand. The new iteration is titled Artisan Black and is meant to be a more intense version of the original scent by accentuating the woody and musky tonalities and being more long lasting.

It will only be introduced in the USA and Canada and more widely distributed by April 1, 2010.

The fragrance was composed by perfumer Rodrigo Flores-Roux of Givaudan who also did the original as well as the two other Varvatos men’s colognes: John Varvatos and John Varvatos Vintage.

According to WWD, the scent has “top notes of tangerine, Meyer lemon, Italian blood orange and Givaudan’s captive calypsone. The heart of the scent features Murraya flower, Tunisian neroli, Moroccan orange flower templar, Indian sambac absolute, Nigerian ginger, purple ginger, cardamom absolute and coriander seeds. And, in the base of the scent are notes of Kephalis, Belambre, Boisiris, Serenolide, Vetyvert CO2 extract, patchouli Singapore Orpur, Mexican cueramo, soft leather and Florentine orris absolute.”

The bottle by Jon Cisler will look slightly less traditional this time as the rattan is lacquered black.

Hiroko Koshino A/W 2010 Presentation

Hiroko Koshino A/W 2010 Presentation

In a unique catwalk cum installation, Hiroko Koshino presented two sets of collections during Paris Prêt-a-porter.

One half of the venue has seats and arranged like a normal catwalk presentation. In the middle of the room is a black translucent curtain. It was the “thin line” between the runway and the installation.

Before the show started, guests can visit the exhibition area to look at Hiroko Koshino’s very colorful collection. Then, when the lights started to dim, a signal that the catwalk show was about to start, guests went to their respective seats and were regaled with the other half of the collection!

Elena Franchuk ANTIAIDS Foundation – Naked Street Fashion

Elena Franchuk ANTIAIDS Foundation - Naked Street Fashion

Elena Franchuk shows this look during Ukraine Fashion Week for the ANTIAIDS Foundation show

Elena Franchuk ANTIAIDS Foundation announced the launch of graphic design contest Naked Street Fashion targeting safe sex issue. The task of the contest is to develop copy and images to be placed on the underwear. Our goal is to present the idea that “good sex is safe sex” into day-to-day life of Ukrainian youth.

The winner will get the prize – 5 000 USD

This contest is the part of the Naked Truth about AIDS project that will take place in March, 16 2010 during Ukrainian Fashion Week. For this project best Ukrainian fashion designers will create joint social collection of underwear dedicated to promote safe sex.

Picked for short-list works of the Naked Street Fashion participants will be presented at Ukrainian Fashion Week in Show Room where each guest will have an opportunity to order T-shirt or pants he liked.

Deadline: works for the contest should be submitted before 12 am, March, 24 2010.

Contact information: Pavel Piminov, Communications Director, Elena Franchuk ANTIAIDS Foundation, +380 67 466 8736,

Kate Moss supports Sport Relief charity

Kate Moss supports Sport Relief charity

Kate Moss has shown her support for the Sport Relief 2010 campaign by modelling a one-off dress woven out of recycled mosquito nets. The supermodel created a buzz in the blue design, created by William Tempest for Sports Relief 2010’s commitment to tackling malaria and is to be auctioned to raise money for the charity.

‘I was shocked to hear that one child dies from malaria in Africa every 30 seconds, that’s why I was happy to be involved in this important project for Sport Relief,’ says Moss. ‘William Tempest’s dress, which incorporates recycled malaria nets is absolutely gorgeous, I loved wearing it and working with William. It’s a great way of raising awareness of the seriousness of malaria.’

William Tempest added: ‘I’m really proud and excited to have designed a dress for Sport Relief with the serious message of highlighting the power of the humble mosquito net as a lifesaving tool against malaria.

‘To help raise awareness about malaria I designed a structured dress which incorporates layers of a malaria net in panels. Kate looks amazing in the dress and I hope its auction will raise lots of money and bring awareness to such a great cause.’

Other stars which have supported this year’s Sport Relief include Eddie Izzard, Fearne Cotton, David Walliams, Jimmy Carr, Christine Bleakley and Helen Skelton.

Maison Martin Margiela ’20’ exhibition comes to London

Maison Martin Margiela '20' exhibition comes to London

Somerset House is to host Maison Martin Margiela ’20’ The Exhibition, a major show celebrating 20 years of one of contemporary fashion’s most influential and enigmatic designers.

Martin Margiela formerly worked as design assistant to Jean Paul Gaultier before showing his first collection under his own label in 1988. Employing a ‘deconstructivist’ approach, Margiela displayed a radically new visual language that diametrically opposed the power dressing of the 1980s.

Two decades on and Margiela is widely regarded as one of the reigning luminaries of the current fashion scene, despite no longer working for his own label, he has inspired some of the world’s most important talents such as Marc Jacobs and Prada.

Conceived in close collaboration with Maison Martin Margiela and curated by the Mode Museum, Antwerp, this show makes its London debut following critical acclaim at Antwerp and Haus der Kunst, Munich last year. This ambitious, multi-layered show captures Margiela’s unique aesthetic and vision spanning the past 20 years, by incorporating installations, photography, video and film.

The exhibition runs from 3 June to 20 September.

James Dean x Lee Jeans Japan

James Dean x Lee Jeans Japan
Lee Jeans Japan makes a major investment in licensing the image of James Dean for their current Legend campaign!

Dean wore Lee Jeans and the red nylon jacket in Rebel Without a Cause. Still cool, 55 years later!

James Byron Dean (February 8, 1931 – September 30, 1955) was an American film actor. Dean’s status as a cultural icon is best embodied in the title of his most celebrated film, Rebel Without a Cause, in which he starred as troubled Los Angeles teenager Jim Stark. The other two roles that defined his star were as loner Cal Trask in East of Eden, and as the surly farmer Jett Rink in Giant. His enduring fame and popularity rests on only these three films, his entire output in a starring role. His death at an early age cemented his legendary status.

He was the first actor to receive a posthumous Academy Award nomination for Best Actor and remains the only person to have two posthumous acting nominations. In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked Dean the 18th best male movie star on their AFI’s 100 Years…100 Stars list.

Calvin Klein clothing Tommy Hilfiger?

Calvin Klein clothing Tommy Hilfiger?
The Tommy Hilfiger fashion group is being bought by the owner of Calvin Klein, Philips-Van Heusen. The £2bn deal will create one of the world’s largest clothing companies with $4.6bn revenue. Tommy Hilfiger is being sold by private equity firm Apax partners who bought it for $1.6bn in 2006.

“I look forward to remaining actively involved in the business,” said the company’s founder and principal designer, Tommy Hilfiger. “This is the next phase in the global evolution and expansion of the Tommy Hilfiger brand.”

Philips-Van Heusen’s stock price reacted positively, rising around 9 per cent on Monday. The deal is made up of 1.9bn euros in cash and 276m euros of Philips-Van Heusen stock, so Apax partners will remain a shareholder in the business. Philips-Van Heusen’s clothing lines include Calvin Klein, Van Heusen, Arrow, IZOD and Bass.

Chief executive and chairman Emanuel Chirico hopes buying Tommy Hilfiger will help them launch some of their brands internationally, “leveraging a combined global platform”. He expects 60 per cent of their revenue to come for the US and 40 per cent from overseas. Philips-Van Heusen also expects to save $40m of cost synergies through the deal.

Tommy Hilfiger began in 1985 with a men’s clothing line, and expanded into shoes, perfumes and women’s and children’s clothing. Their performance stalled at the end of the 1990s but over the last four years Apax partners have restructured and repositioned the business, expanding from 574 stores to over 1,000 outlets.

They said today they expect revenue for the year ending March 2010 tobe $2.25bn.

David Beckham in Burberry trench coat

David Beckham in Burberry trench coat
David Beckham wearing Burberry trench coat and check scarf, Manchester Airport. Mr International decide to dress in some British style for his brief home-coming. Happily for the Red Devils, Becks arrived stylish and left in tears.

The trench coat was developed as an alternative to the heavy serge greatcoats worn by British and French soldiers in the First World War. Invention of the trench coat is claimed by both Burberry and Aquascutum, with Aquascutum’s claim dating back to the 1850s. Thomas Burberry, the inventor of gabardine fabric, submitted a design for an army officer’s raincoat to the United Kingdom War Office in 1901.

The trench coat became an optional item of dress in the British Army, and was obtained by private purchase by officers and Warrant Officers Class I who were under no obligation to own them. No other ranks were permitted to wear them. Another optional item was the British Warm, a wool coat similar to the greatcoat that was shorter in length, also worn by British officers and Warrant Officers Class I as an optional piece.

During the First World War, the design of the trenchcoat was modified to include shoulder straps and D-rings. The shoulder straps were for the attachment of epaulettes or other rank insignia; There is a popular myth that the D-ring was for the attachment of hand grenades. The ring was originally for map cases and swords or other equipment to the belt. This latter pattern was dubbed “trench coat” by the soldiers in the front line. Many veterans returning to civilian life kept the coats that became fashionable for both men and women.

During the Second World War, officers of the United Kingdom continued to use the trench coat on the battlefield in inclement weather. Other nations also developed trench coat style jackets, notably the United States and Soviet Union, and other armies of continental Europe such as France, Germany, Holland, Poland (and are often seen in war zone photographs in the 1939-40 era, even worn by troops on the attack), although as the war progressed, in the field shorter “field jackets” became more popular, including garments such as the Denison smock used by British commandos, paratroopers, and snipers and the M1941/M1943 field jackets used by the US Army. These garments were shorter and more practical than the trench coat, and as such they allowed the wearer to be more mobile.

A typical trench coat by this period was a ten-buttoned, double-breasted long coat made with tan, khaki, beige, or black fabric. Trench coats often have cuff straps on the raglan sleeves, shoulder straps and a belt. The trench coat was typically worn as a windbreaker or as a rain jacket, and not for protection from the cold in winter or snowy conditions.

Android Homme Sneakers Spring 2010 Campaign

Android Homme Sneakers Spring 2010 Campaign
Android Homme Sneakers Spring 2010 Campaign

“Shapes and symbols have been a method of communicating and comprehending the unknown since the beginning of time. Android Homme brings you a brand video that utilizes some basic symbols and shapes to outline the process of reprogramming. This piece, directed by Javier Laval, is intended to stimulate and trigger memories from our ancient past to our near and distant future.”

Swear Footwear Looking Fresh

Swear Footwear Looking Fresh
London based footwear label Swear appointed a new creative to reposition the brand. The brand named Dominic Webster as Creative Director to strengthen the men’s and women’s product offering and to oversee the brand’s creative direction. Webster has been working in the mens footwear industry for over four years. Dominic has been working in the mens footwear industry for over 4 years, and designed, developed and oversaw the growth of H by Hudson on an international level. His appointment at Swear will oversee the existing design team including menswear designer Matthew Taylor and womenswear designer Simona Citrella, previously of Dolce & Gabbana.

Swear is one of the leading contemporary fashion footwear companies of the UK. To broaden its horizon, the company plays with silhouettes and innovative designs. For AW10, Swear is diversifying its product offering to introduce a different calibre of shoe. The collection remains influenced by music and youth culture, reinterpreting classic styles but keeping up with modern luxury. The women’s line references the men’s design direction with an androgynous feel.

In addition to the newly appointed design team, Swear will reinstate the original Swear logo offering a contemporary edge to the brand and collection.

Fred Perry Polo by Amy Winehouse

Fred Perry Polo by Amy Winehouse
Amy Winehouse is to launch a clothing collection in collaboration with Fred Perry. Set to launch for Autumn 2010, Richard Martin, Fred Perry’s Marketing Director, told WWD: “Amy has been wearing Fred Perry for years, so we were aware she was a genuine fan of the brand. Amy has a unique sense of style that reflects the brand’s own historical reference points.”

Started 58 years ago as a sportswear collection by tennis icon Fred Perry, the company also has a history of aligning with music stars — such as Paul Weller and Damon Albarn — which has helped grow the label into a more mainstream, musician-favored streetwear brand. And the cheeky-retro look of Winehouse’s line is a style Winehouse herself worked to attention-grabbing effect when she was hitting the red carpet frequently two years ago.

In a palette of mostly black and pink, the 17-piece collection includes a girlish twinset; slim, thigh-skimming pencil skirts; capri pants, a mini bowling dress, and Fred Perry’s signature polo shirts. The collection will continue over four seasons and be sold in Fred Perry Authentic boutiques.


Kate Moss in Vogue

Kate Moss in Vogue
Willy Vanderperre captures Kate Moss for the cover shoot of April’s Vogue UK.

Katherine “Kate” Ann Moss (born 16 January 1974) is an English model. She has appeared on over 300 magazine covers. She is known for her waifish figure, uncommonly short height for a fashion model, and appearances in many advertising campaigns. She is also notorious for her high-profile relationships and party lifestyle. In 2007, she came 2nd on the Forbes top-earning models list, estimated to have earned $9 million in one year.

MKWS and RMC 2010 Collection sneek-peek

MKWS Jacket

Here’s a sneek peek at a small selection of the imminent Martin Ksohoh Work Shop and RMC Red Monkey 2010 Collections. The Martin Ksohoh Work Shop or MKWS offers a collection of clean classics both in clothe and denim. The quality is unsurpassed as expected from the work shop of Martin Ksohoh and exhibits all the finesse and incredible attention to detail associated with the legendary Red Monkey brand.

MKWS Check Jacket

MKWS Black Jeans

RMC Bags

The Martin Ksohoh Work Shop includes a ladieswear collection too. The style is elegant and classy and will have a cross-demographic appeal. In addition to the MKWS Collection, we also have here a sneek peek at the much anticipated RMC accessories collection. The collection includes wallets, unisex bags and much more. The collection will include a number of unique Limited Edition offers. Enquiries should be forwarded to:

RMC Wallet

RMC Denim Jacket

Fernando Korpi – A/W 2010

Fernando Korpi - A/W 2010

Fernando Korpi, Finland-based designer, shares a forward-thinking autumn/Winter 2010 collection. The collection includes a mix of sportswear and contemporary garments. From slim silhouette to casual streetwear, the style is relaxed and a touch comical. Checkout the Evisu-esque bottoms.

Finnish Fashion

Fernando Korpi designs and manufactures high-quality clothing and other accessories in Finland. The starting point for design is that each individual Fernando Korpi product earns its own design value and expresses everyday lifestyle.

Fernando Korpi Clothing

bicycle cap by peSeta for Marc Jacobs

bicycle cap by peSeta for Marc Jacobs

These bicycle caps are part of our forth collaboration with the Marc Jacobs since 2008.
A larger series of plain bike caps in seven sober-but-not-boring colors.
The label is a classic plastic “spoke card” designed with respect for all the bikers in the world.
As the rest of these collaborations, these 2010 caps were designed and produced in Madrid, Spain and can only be found at the Marc by Marc Jacobs stores in New York, London and Paris.

Alexander McQueen wins top design award

Alexander McQueen wins top design award
Alexander McQueen has posthumously won a top design award for his spring and summer 2010 fashion collection.

The collection, which suggested a ”futuristic underwater world”, was streamed from a fashion show in Paris live on the internet to 40 million viewers.

The shortlist for Brit Insurance Design of the Year was drawn up before McQueen’s death last month, at the age of 40.

Beth Ditto, the singer, was also in the running in the fashion category for her collection for Evans, the plus-size clothes store.

Paula Reed, judge and style director of Grazia magazine, described McQueen, who was found dead at his luxury London home, as a ”clear winner”.

She said: ”The entire jury wanted to be clear that the choice was not made for any sentimental reason.

”The video presentation of McQueen’s last show is one of the most compelling pieces in the exhibition.

”It works on so many levels. The designer had been working for years on developing fabrics that could blend the hard into soft and had pretty much come close to achieving that in this collection.”

She continued: ”The impressiveness simply compounds the enormity of his loss.”

Industry experts nominated international designs across seven categories -transport, fashion, product, graphics, furniture, interactive and architecture.

An overall winner from the categories will be announced on March 16.

The winning entries and shortlisted designs are displayed at the Design Museum in London until June 6.