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July 2010

Joop! A/W 2010/2011 + Iselin Steiro

Joop! A/W 2010/2011 + Iselin Steiro

Iselin Steiro and Patrick Petitjean by Glen Luchford for Joop!, Autumn/Winter 2010/2011.

Iselin Vollen Steiro (born 15 September 1985) is a Norwegian model. She grew up in Harstad in the northern part of Norway. Steiro was discovered in 1999 while Christmas shopping with her parents in London. She began her fashion career in 2003 by walking for Prada and Calvin Klein in her first season.

She lived in New York City for two years, where she modeled full-time, but has now moved back to Norway, where she is studying architecture, although she still works sporadically. She is represented by Women Model Management in New York, Paris, and Milan, and FM in London. Her mother agency is Team Models in Oslo, Norway.

Joop! Clothing

During the Spring 2010 Fashion Week, Iselin made a runway comeback, walking in 20 fashion shows. In New York, Iselin walked for Marc Jacobs, Anna Sui, Rodarte, Proenza Schouler, Phi, Carolina Herrera, Michael Kors, Alexander Wang, Tommy Hilfiger, which she closed, and Rag & Bone, which she opened. After skipping the London Fashion Week, and walking exclusively for Prada in Milan, Iselin went on to walk for designers such as Balenciaga, a show she scored the campaign for, Balmain, Valentino, Chanel, Givenchy, Stella McCartney, Isabel Marant, Celine, Chloé, and Nina Ricci, where she closed the show.

She has appeared in editorials for magazines including Numèro, French Vogue, Vogue Italia and Harper’s Bazaar. Her covers include French, Flair, Korean Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue Italia, and several Norwegian magazines.

She has been featured in campaigns for brands including Adidas, Jill Stuart, Hugo Boss, Just Cavalli, Balenciaga, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Versace, Valentino, Chanel, Missoni, Mulberry, Lanvin, and Jil Sander Uniqlo.

Iselin Steiro

Iggy Pop Likes Board Shorts and Italian Designers

Iggy Pop Likes Board Shorts and Italian Designers

Iggy Pop Likes Board Shorts and Italian Designers — But Would Rather Go Naked

Even at the Barneys launch party for his own T-shirt collection with Archive 1887, Iggy Pop was as close to shirtless as possible. “I don’t have great taste in clothes, so I don’t wear much of them,” he said, cocking his head toward his top, which was slashed all the way down to his chiseled abdomen.

“When I get up in the morning, I stay nude for three or four hours. And if I really feel like getting formal, I’ll put on board shorts. I own about a dozen pairs of Quiksilver board shorts. That’s my mainstay.” What does he do if he has to leave his house to buy, say, toilet paper, or put gas in his Ferrari? “If I have to actually go out somewhere, then I make a big decision: Am I going to wear something besides the board shorts? I almost never do. But if I’m going to go out to dinner, I favor Brioni.” Really? “Yes, I dress like Donald Trump. I wear very nice Italian things. Brioni, Cerruti, and some Versace and some Dolce & Gabbana, but classic, old-school shit. And I like some nice Brioni polo shirts, things like that. They make me look like a perfect gentleman.” The irony of the chronically bare-chested Pop doing a T-shirt line was apparently an ongoing joke among the design team. “We were like, ‘Wow, Iggy will never wear one of these shirts,'” said Grieg Bennett, the collaborating creative director of Thread Shop. “I don’t recall ever really seeing him in a shirt.”

Barneys creative director Simon Doonan, who has known Pop since the early eighties, agreed: “There’s a fabulous irony about Iggy being associated with a T-shirt line, because one associates him with no clothes. Or maybe with gold lamé tights.” The T-shirts are printed with vintage photographs of Pop, including one from the early eighties where he’s missing a front tooth and staring slack-jawed into the camera lens. Pop has some trouble remembering when and how the image came to be, but he assured us that the gap tooth was actually just black paint. “That’s from ’81 or ’82, and that’s as far out as I ever went in my uh, explorations,” he said. “Musically, at that time — well, for instance, I had to open for Flock of Seagulls, and it was the hair gel, and the long hairdo, and the rigidity of the skinny early eighties ties, fake drum machine, faux-irony vocals, and I hated it. So with the tooth out, I was trying to show my kinship to thieving gypsies, drunk itinerant bluesmen, pirates — stuff that had fluidity and humanity. That was the idea.” Pop also supplied the design team with a full-frontal nude photograph of himself, which Bennett really liked and may decide to feature on a shirt in one of their future collections. “We were thinking about using it. We might still. [But] it was a little much for the first go-round,” he said. So what does Pop actually think of the Archive 1887 shirts? “I asked that the cuts and the fabric be a step up from schmatta at a merch stand at a concert, and they definitely are.”




The Italian designer label Dolce & Gabbana has penned a three-year partnership with Chelsea Football Club in a deal which will see the likes of Ashley Cole, Michael Essien, Didier Drogba and Frank Lampard suited and booted both on and off the pitch. The design duo, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, best-known for dressing the elite and famous, will custom make formal and casual wear for all players, coaches and management.

Inevitably the colour blue leads the design theme. Players will don dark blue three-piece suits with matching shirts and ties whilst team manager Carlo Ancelotti will wear the same suit distinguished with a light blue shirt. But news that high heels and trench coats were being thrown into the mix for female staff members was enough to leave us green with envy.

In addition to providing the formal club suits, the iconic fashion house will create the “Dolce & Gabbana Lounge” in the West Stand at Stamford Bridge as well as redesigning the club’s main office reception.

Ron Gourlay, CEO of Chelsea Football Club, said in a statement: “We are delighted that Dolce & Gabbana will be our official supplier of formal wear for the next three years. Their designs for this season’s team wear are exceptional, and we’re excited to be partnering with such a world renowned and innovative design house.”

He added: “In addition to dressing the team, Dolce & Gabbana’s comprehensive redesign of the club’s directors’ lounge and other key areas of the stadium will also serve to showcase our relationship over the next few seasons.”

This is not the first time the iconic fashion house has rubbed shoulders with an internationally renowned football team. The creative duo designed the suits for the Italian national team at the last two World Cups and just last year created the casual outfits for AC Milan’s summer tour.

Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana commented: “We are really happy about this partnership and to be able to link our name to such a prestigious club like Chelsea. We are big football fans, for us it means healthy competition, intense passion and great discipline. Football players are style icons both on and off the pitch and, on top of this, there is our love of England and of London, which have always been a source of inspiration for our work.”

New Balance Reintroduces the Pro Court and the Pro Court High

New Balance Reintroduces the Pro Court and the Pro Court High

New Balance Reintroduces the Pro Court and the Pro Court High

For the fall 2010 season, New Balance Lifestyle is reintroducing the popular heritage Pro Court in both high top and low top styles.

Both the men’s Pro Court and Pro Court High add significant comfort and “feel” for on and off court play. They provide relief to the wear and tear of court play and for the price it’s in another league.

The Pro Court and the Pro Court High both feature a 12 ounce white duck upper, 12 ounce white duck extended saddle, and for added support and durability, they also come with polyethylene footbed inserts with absorbent terry cloth lining for ultimate canvas comfort. The inserts set to the foot for a custom fit as well as providing extra cushioning. The white rubber outsole comes in a herringbone design for traction and durability which is excellent for indoor and outdoor play.

White New Balance Sneakers



Seen on the catwalk last February in New York, the Y DASH 3 capsule collection literally “dashed” to the fashionistas’ consciousness when models wearing these tees sprinted down the runway during Y-3’s Fall 2010 /Winter 2011 show.

Now available in Y-3 stores worldwide, the Y DASH 3 shirts come in a package compose of one T-shirt, a peaked hat and shopping bag. A witty play on words, this amusing approach is simple, candid and contemporary.

The tees come in black or white whilst the accessories come in black only. All the pieces are produced from 100% cotton.

Y-3 Clothes

Miharayasuhiro Spring 2011

Miharayasuhiro Spring 2011

Miharayasuhiro Spring 2011

Photographer Temina Kiasinian delivers a striking set of backstage photos from Miharayasuhiro’s recent spring 2011 showing. Featuring Willy Cartier, Alexander Johansson, Allen Tsai, Wenceslas van Criekinge and Jakob Hybholt, we are treated to another look at Miharayasuhiro’s unique qualities.

Mihara Yasuhiro perfectly balances tailored shapes with a unique ability to mix and mis-match fabrics and textures in order to give his clothes a rare quality. His men’s collection, although more muted and monochromatic, is no less surreal than the brightly coloured kicks he designs for Puma. Yasuhiro’s style describes a kind of urban nomad who is becoming an increasingly relevant contemporary persona. Proportions are draped and exagerated, with the majority of pieces intentionally oversized to create a casual, folk inspired style of eveningwear.

Miharayasuhiro sneakers

Barbara Palvin by Liz Collins in Voodoo Child

Barbara Palvin by Liz Collins in Voodoo Child

Barbara Palvin by Liz Collins in Voodoo Child.

Budapest-native Barbara Palvin was discovered at just 13 years old. While most girls her age were busy trying on mom’s lipstick, this youngin’ was quietly modeling overseas in Asia. Now 17, Barbara finds herself in the midst of a major breakout. Although she’s short (well, for modeling) at just below five foot nine, she snagged a coveted Prada-exclusive at the fall 2010 show. Following this, Barbara, whom we like to think of as a baby Natalia Vodianova, booked the Giles, Miu Miu, and Louis Vuitton shows in Paris. And she’s been working nonstop since. The newcomer has already shot countless editorials for several international versions of Vogue and even modeled for Victoria’s Secret’s PINK line.


Liv Tyler in Mulberry Dress

Liv Tyler in Mulberry Dress

Molly Sims and Liv Tyler Wore the Same Mulberry Dress. Where’s your vote?

Molly and Sims and Liv Tyler wore the same Mulberry dress this week. Sims debuted hers at the brand’s pool party Wednesday night, and piled on the shine by pairing the already sparkly number with metallic heels (and a glittery leopard!). Today, Liv Tyler wore the frock to Comic Con, though she took the more subtle route with low-key tousled hair and black shoes.

Jhung Yuro Giveaway

Jhung Yuro Giveaway

Up to 80% discount on the Jhung Yuro Luxury Trainers is offered on Togged.

Launched in 2005, Jhung Yuro was created when designers Jhung Yuro and Ceasar Lunix recognized a void in the men’s luxury lifestyle footwear marketplace. Jhung Yuro is a luxury lifestyle brand that yields detail, quality hand craftsmanship and limited availability in the marketplace with it’s products.

The name Jhung Yuro is the nickname for the creative mind behind the brand and is essentially a play on words derived from a young mindset that has influences from the seven continents of the world. Product and brand concepts are driven by global culture which includes architecture, food, fashion and social interaction with different cultures that span across the globe.

The Jhung Yuro consumer is a world traveler and jetsetter that loves the finer things in life and has disposable income. He is a materialist of the first order and espouses simple luxuries, viewing them as necessities rather than desires. Jhung Yuro connects the consumers to the ultimate in luxury.

Discount Sneakers

Stella McCartney 2010 – Natalia Vodianova

Stella McCartney Autumn 2010 Campaign

Stella McCartney Autumn 2010 Campaign Preview | Natalia Vodianova

Natalia Vodianova adds yet another campaign to her portfolio this season with the fall advertisements of Stella McCartney, lensed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. Nice idea with the letters and Natalia looks really good too!

Natalia Mikhailovna Vodianova (Russian: ??????? ?????????? ????????, pronunciation Natal’ya Miha?lovna Vodyanova, born 28 February 1982) is a Russian model and philanthropist who now permanently resides in the United Kingdom.[

Born in Gorky, USSR (now Nizhny Novgorod, Russia), Natalia Vodianova grew up in a poor district of the city with her mother and two half sisters, one of whom has cerebral palsy. As a teenager, Vodianova helped her mother sell fruit on the street and later set up her own fruit stand with a friend to help her family out of poverty.

Stella McCartney x Queen’s Guards’ Hats

Stella McCartney x Queen's Guards' Hats

Will the Queen’s Guards Wear Stella McCartney?

One of the most iconic images in the UK is on the verge of possibly getting an overhaul—at the hands of Stella McCartney, no less.

According to reports, PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, is meeting with Peter Luff, the UK’s minister for defense equipment, to propose that the Queen’s Guards (above) trade in their big furry bear hats for vegan plastic-fiber hats designed by Stella McCartney.

“Historically, England has a very high regard for animals, so it makes perfect sense that the MoD should continue shedding ceremonial furs from uniforms,” McCartney told the Telegraph. “Initially the big bear fur hats were intended to make soldiers look taller as they marched over hills in battle, but they haven’t been worn in action for over a hundred years. I’ve been working on this with Peta for a few years now and am really happy with the final product, as I hope the MoD will be when they see it.”

The plastic hats are cheaper, lighter, and “the bears will certainly be happier,” said PETA SVP Dan Matthews.

Scarlett Johansson By Sheryl Nields”

Scarlett Johansson By Sheryl Nields

Photographer Sheryl Nields shoots Scarlett Johansson for Esquire Magazine. Scarlett looks stunning and very 50’s housewife glam.

Scarlett Johansson (born November 22, 1984) is an American actress and singer. Johansson made her film debut in the 1994 film North and was later nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead for her performance in 1996’s Manny & Lo. Johansson rose to fame with her roles in 1998’s The Horse Whisperer and 2001’s Ghost World.

She made the transition to adult roles with her performances in Sofia Coppola’s Lost in Translation, for which she won a BAFTA Award, and Girl with a Pearl Earring, both of which earned her Golden Globe Award nominations in 2003. A role in A Love Song for Bobby Long earned her a third Golden Globe for Best Actress nomination. Following an appearance in The Island, Johansson garnered a fourth Golden Globe nomination, for Best Supporting Actress, for her role in Woody Allen’s Match Point. She followed that with another Allen film, Scoop, with Hugh Jackman. A role in Brian de Palma’s film noir The Black Dahlia was followed by a second role opposite Hugh Jackman in The Prestige, also starring Christian Bale.

Following a 2007 appearance in The Nanny Diaries, Johansson starred in the 2008 films The Other Boleyn Girl, opposite Natalie Portman and Eric Bana, and the Woody Allen-directed film, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, with Javier Bardem and Penélope Cruz. She appeared in He’s Just Not That into You (2009) and as the anti-heroine Natasha Romanoff in Iron Man 2 (2010), with Robert Downey, Jr. and Samuel L. Jackson. Johansson won the 2010 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for her part in A View From the Bridge.

On May 20, 2008, Johansson debuted as a vocalist on her first album, Anywhere I Lay My Head, which included cover versions of Tom Waits songs. Her second album, Break Up, with Pete Yorn was released in September 2009.

Sheryl Nields

Kitsuné S/S 2011

Kitsuné S/S 2011

French brand Kitsuné just has revealed a part of its spring summer 2011 collection.

French/Japanese brand Kitsuné have released the lookbook for their latest collection. Like past collections “Golf Club”, “The Graduate”, and “Pasolini”, this collection also has a theme: “The Reporter”.

This new Kitsuné collection is inspired by Michelangelo Antonioni’s movie : The Passenger. As usual, Kitsuné offers us a very typical parisian style silhouette using best material like seersucker.

Kitsune Jacket + Kitsune Shirt

Gisele Bundchen for Roberto Cavalli

Gisele Bundchen for Roberto Cavalli

To celebrate the brand’s 40th birthday Roberto Cavalli enlisted Gisele Bundchen to star in the brand’s autumn / winter 2010 advertising campaign. Dressed in the Italian label’s signature leopard prints and bold patterns, Gisele was photographed by Mert & Marcus.

Gisele Caroline Bündchen (born July 20, 1980) is a Brazilian model and occasional film actress. According to Forbes, she is the highest-paid model in the world and also the sixteenth richest woman in the entertainment world, with an estimated $150 million fortune. Bündchen also acts as a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Environment Programme.

Gisele Bundchen

Mike Tyson in Red Monkey gear

Mike Tyson in Red Monkey gear

Former World Heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson was in Peterborough recently to view the West Ham United vs Peterborough Town Soccer friendly. Mike known as a man who likes to make fashion statements visited the local Red Monkey outlet to try on some gear.

Here he is sporting an RMC Martin Ksohoh Tee with a local fan. He apparently stacked up on jeans and jackets and a couple of pairs of shoes.

Burberry Prorsum A/W 2010 Indigo Wash Denim Military Shirt

Burberry Prorsum A/W 2010 Indigo Wash Denim Military Shirt

Burberry Prorsum Autumn Winter 2010 Indigo Wash Denim Military Shirt


Long sleeve indigo wash denim shirt. Two chest flap patch pockets, slit cuffs with snap button closure and pleat running the length of the back. Six snap button closure, fabric lined side splits and rounded tail ending.

* Cotton
* Specialist dry clean
* Made in Italy

Burberry Denim Military Shirt

PF Flyers Double Tongue Sneaker – Autumn 2010

PF Flyers Double Tongue Sneaker - Autumn 2010

A 1953 icon with a 2010 styling

07.19.2010 – The classic PF Flyers Center Hi has evolved into the The PF Flyers Double Tongue which is a 1953 icon but with a 2010 styling. The high top sneaker has twin leather tongues that are pierced for laces and flip to reveal color. It also has full grain leather detailing from eyerow to toecap and a stitch detail of the PF Flyers heritage chevron on the side of the shoe.

The Double Tongue Hi is a part of PF Flyers Fall 2010 Flow Collection of accelerated classics. The sneakers in this collection are rich with the latest saturated tones and racing provocative counter-color. This collections is a glimpse of tomorrow’s sneaker hall-of-fame.


One of the original American sneaker brands, PF Flyers, based in Boston, MA, continues a long tradition of premium, timeless casual footwear. Designed for discerning modern lifestyles, PF features best-in-class materials from around the world and sophisticated use of color in authentic reissue and evolved silhouettes. For more than 70 years, P and F have stood for Posture Foundation, namesake dedication to comfort, tailored quality and innovative, classic style.

PF Flyers Sneakers

Alexander McQueen x PUMA Trainers A/W 2010

Alexander McQueen x PUMA Trainers A/W 2010

Alexander McQueen x PUMA – Autumn/Winter 2010 – Sneakers Collection

A genuine opportunity to purchase some history here. This is the last Alexander McQueen x PUMA collaboration that McQueen actually worked on before his premature passing. The collection is predictably uncompromising and a strong AMc influence. Don’t miss your chance to grab some true fashion gems.

Alexander McQueen x PUMA Trainers

Emma Hope Gets Honorary Fellowship

Emma Hope Gets Honorary Fellowship

The University of the Arts in London will bestow an honorary fellowship to British footwear designer Emma Hope on July 16.

The award, given at the university’s annual graduation ceremony, is for Hope’s contribution to the fashion industry. She graduated from Cordwainers College in 1984, before it became part of the London College of Fashion, one of the six constituent colleges of the University of the Arts.

“It’s a very nice opportunity to say thank you to all the teachers and the unseen heroes at Cordwainers — men in white coats who taught the technical basics such as lasting, cutting leather and heels, all practical skills that have helped make British shoe designers so successful internationally,” said the designer.

Hope joins a list of fashion leaders to receive honorary titles from the university that includes Suzy Menkes, Giorgio Armani, Alexander McQueen, as well as British shoe luminaries Jimmy Choo and Linda Bennett, founder of L.K Bennett.

Emma Hope Shoes

Opening of the Acne London Shop

Opening of the Acne London Shop

Acne Studio London. The trendy Swedish label’s first UK shop is based in a five-story townhouse in the heart of London’s Mayfair. Of the new space the label’s founder and creative director Jonny Johansson said “Ever since we formed ACNE we always talked about a house with different levels of creativity to house all of our artistic endeavours. The Studio will be more than just clothing it will be a house of differing creativity”. Guests at the opening included Daisy Lowe, Julia Restion-Roitfeld, Jamie Winstone, Ben Grimes and more.

Acne Ladieswear

Zegna Throws a Party in Shanghai

Zegna Throws a Party in Shanghai

Ermenegildo Zegna’s centennial celebrations, which began this spring in Italy, made their way here this month.

“China deserved such an event and such an investment from our side,” Paolo Zegna, the company’s chairman, said during a cocktail party to fete the brand’s recently opened flagship here. “We have given a lot to China in terms of training staff, establishing a different standard in retailing, in the image of men’s wear and with fashion in general.”

Executives said the festivities, which also featured a fashion show of the fall collection, underscores Zegna’s commitment to the growing class of wealthy Chinese shoppers. Since the family-run company opened its first store in Beijing in 1991, its distribution has grown to around 70 retail spaces in Greater China.

Greater China, which includes Hong Kong and Macau, represents 20 percent of the label’s global sales. Zegna’s revenue totaled 797 million euros, or $1.11 billion, last year.

Chief executive officer Gildo Zegna said he expects the region’s sales to grow about 30 percent this year.

The ceo said the company wants to target “young money” in China’s second-, third- and fourth-tier cities through the Zegna Sport and Z Zegna brands and cater to established wealthy clients with luxury and made-to-measure products.

“You have both worlds. It is not that you can only go one way and can’t go the other way,” he said. “It has to be carefully analyzed and executed,” Gildo said.

Paolo Zegna said company executives, who had been making frequent trips to Inner Mongolia to source cashmere, eyed China as a potential market for years before entering the country nearly two decades ago.

“We have always taken China very seriously,” he said. “In the beginning, there were people and competing companies laughing at us, but we saw there was something coming up.” He went on to state that eight of the 11 children of the current generation controlling the company are working in China.

Zegna Throws a Party in Shanghai

Three more Zegna concept stores will open later this year in Chengdu, Shenzhen and Hangzhou, in addition to 10 stores featuring the Zegna Sport brand, which comprises 50 percent of the company’s sales within China. Meanwhile, the company is gearing up to throw another party next year to celebrate its 20th anniversary in China.

Anna Zegna, image director for the group, said Chinese consumers appreciate the brand’s craftsmanship and history.

“What I love about this country is they don’t like appearance only,” she said. “They go deep in what they buy, and they have a very strong respect for families. It is embedded in their culture. What they love about Zegna is we are a brand with authenticity.”

The new 7,815-square-foot store is located on the chic and fashionable Huaihai Road, near a host of other luxury brands including Tiffany and Co., Louis Vuitton and Cartier. It opened in May.

Designed by architect Peter Marino, the unit is the Italian label’s first concept store in China and its largest in Asia. Design elements include wood walls and marble flooring. A central staircase featuring a structure of crisscrossed stainless steel rods leads up to the VIP personal shopping room — the largest so far in all of Zegna’s global concept stores — with golden stucco and silk carpets.

A mixture of wealthy businesspeople flown in from Hong Kong, South Korea and Japan, as well as rich Chinese, flocked to the store’s opening cocktail. VIPs including Hong Kong-based actor and singer Leon Lai, Chinese actor Deng Chao and Chinese designer Han Feng watched as the models made their way down a gray stone runway.

Guests then were moved next door to an indoor pavilion for an after party featuring a performance by Chinese folk singer Sa Dingding. Accompanied by dancers performing a traditional Chinese fan dance, the musician sang compositions in varying dialects, including Mandarin, Tibetan and Sanskrit. Via WWD

Copperwheat Spring/Summer 2011

Copperwheat Spring/Summer 2011

Gene Fedorenko & Micky Ayoub by Jason Mickle for Copperwheat Spring 2011

Ben Copperwheat was born in Luton, England on September 30th 1975 and raised in Caddington, rural Bedfordshire. He studied at Bath School of Art & Design graduating with a BA in Fine Art/Printed Textiles in 1999, and the Royal College of Art graduating with a Masters Degree in Printed Textiles in 2001.

Ben Copperwheat primarily has a love of repeat pattern, whether abstract or graphic, and this is inherent in his work. The range and combinations of imagery are inexhaustible, as his inspiration comes from a diversity reflecting the complexity of the modern world. An interest in nature and the built environment is as evident in his work as advertising and the media. This juxtaposition of such visual contrasts produces an eclectic mix that is exciting, fresh and new.
Coming from a Fine Art and Printed Textile background, Copperwheat works in a multi media fashion, utilizing drawing, photography, collage and silkscreen printing to create his work. This hand’s on process is then taken into the digital realms of Photoshop and Illustrator to create prints, illustrations and graphic art.

During his time at the Royal College of Art, Ben Copperwheat really found his voice as a designer. He was fortunate to have his cousin Lee Copperwheat teaching at the RCA simultaneously, this enabled a great collaboration on his final year show. Due to the success of his Masters showing, Copperwheat worked on projects such as interior design with David Collins, fabric design with Gucci, editorial with Isabella Blow @ Tatler and produced his own screen printed eponymous T-Shirt line for Concrete. During these projects, he also lectured part-time in the Fashion & Textile School at Northumbria University, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne and at the Royal College of Art Fashion & Textiles Department.

In 2003 Ben Copperwheat moved to New York City. Within the first week he visited Solomon Page agency and on the merit of his portfolio was successfully hired as Print Designer at Calvin Klein Jeans. During this time he worked with Daryl K on prints for her Spring 2004 collection and subsequently collaborated with Sue Stemp, Stephen Burrows and Peter Som on print collections for various seasons. In 2008 he left Calvin Klein Jeans to set up BCLC Designs working as a print and graphic consultant to; Victorinox Swiss Army, cK Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger.

In 2009 Ben and Lee Copperwheat established the label ‘Copperwheat’, and showed their debut Spring 2010 collection, ‘London To New York’, on New York Fashion week September 11th 2009.

Copperwheat clothing menswear

Crystal Renn Says She Was Photoshopped?

Crystal Renn Says She Was Photoshopped?

Crystal Renn Says She Was Photoshopped Thinner in Her Fashion for Passion T-Shirt Shoot

Crystal Renn was very disturbed when her weight yet again became a topic of discussion as online commenters wondered if she was again falling victim to an eating disorder after images of her looking thinner in the Fashion for Passion charity tee surfaced. Renn, who has been anorexic, told Glamour she gasped when she saw the pictures:

Well, I was shocked. When I saw the pictures, I think I was silent for a good five minutes, staring with my mouth open. I don’t know what was done to those photos or who did it, but they look retouched to me. And listen, everybody retouches, but don’t make me into something I’m not. [Reached for comment, photographer Nicholas Routzen explained that Crystal looks the way she does because the photos were “…taken from a higher angle with a wider lens.” But he also added, “I shaped her…I did nothing that I wouldn’t do to anyone. I’m paid to make women look beautiful.”]

In a video of the shoot sent to Glamour by Renn’s agent (we used that video to put together a before and after Photoshop image here), Renn looks more voluptuous than she does in the pictures that ran on Ford’s blog. Renn continues:

…well, that body doesn’t look like my body. It doesn’t. Having had an eating disorder, I know what that very thin body looks like on me, and it’s not something I find attractive. It’s not something I aspire to.

I feel completely confident in my own health because I know I don’t look like that, but even to see it in an image was really disturbing to me.

Hopefully this will finally silent the chatter about whether or not she’s losing weight.

London Fashion Week Spring 2011

London Fashion Week Spring 2011

The British Fashion Council, organizers of London Fashion Week announced today the tentative London Fashion Week schedule for the Spring 2011 season slated on September 2010.

The schedule reveals newcomers, Swedish fashion design house Acne and SS11 NEWGEN designers Michael Van Der Ham, David Koma and Holly Fulton, all making their on schedule debuts.

Giles has confirmed he too will show in London marking a return following two seasons in Paris. Designers also confirmed to show on schedule for a third consecutive season include Burberry Prorsum, Matthew Williamson, Pringle of Scotland, Antonio Berardi and Jonathan Saunders.

London’s schedule is known for its breadth of talent from iconic British designer brands such as Paul Smith, Jasper Conran and Betty Jackson to world-class emerging designer businesses such as Christopher Kane, Erdem, Marios Schwab and Richard Nicoll.

9.00 Paul Costelloe BFC Show Space
10.15 Maria Grachvogel BFC Show Space
1000-1900 Orla Kiely Portico Rooms
11.30 Jean-Pierre Braganza On/Off
12.30 Caroline Charles BFC Show Space
13.30 Bora Aksu On/Off
14.30 Jena Theo BFC Show Space
15.45 Aminaka Wilmont tbc
16.45 Felder.Felder BFC Show Space
16.45 Hannah Marshall BFC Show Space
17.45 Sass & Bide tbc
1830-2030 Eley Kishimoto tbc
19.00 tbc tbc
20.30 PPQ BFC Show Space

9.00 DAKS BFC Show Space
09.00-1200 Craig Lawrence ** Portico Rooms
10.00 Louise Gray On/Off
11.00 Basso & Brooke BFC Show Space
12.15 Emilio de la Morena WC2
13.15 Osman BFC Show Space

Duckie Brown Autumn 2010

Duckie Brown Autumn 2010

Duckie Brown Autumn 2010 – Micky Ayoub by Platon.

Duckie Brown highlights their signature knack for strong silhouettes in their latest outing photographed by Platon. Featuring Request Models’ latest star Micky Ayoub, the collection’s punk attitude is played down for a cheeky, but streamlined look at the Duckie Brown man of great finesse and style.

Duckie Brown is a New York-based men’s fashion line. It was founded in 2001 by Steven Cox and Daniel Silver. Duckie Brown’s mission, “dressing men beautifully,” is accomplished through hand tailoring, unique fabrics and bold colors. Duckie Brown regularly shows at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in NYC’s Bryant Park. Duckie Brown can be found at retailers across the world. In 2007, Duckie Brown was nominated by the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) for its Menswear Designer of the Year award, alongside Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein.

Duckie Brown Apparel

Akademiks celebrates 10 years!

Akademiks celebrates 10 years of success

Akademiks is celebrating 10 years of the brand’s success and intelligence with an Ultimate 10 Tour which begins for fall 2010 in New York City. This first installation of the tour will be seen in the Akademiks ad campaign placed in national magazines this fall. Akademiks started over 10 years ago by showcasing the next key individuals in the industry and as evidenced in the Ultimate 10 continues to stay ahead moving forward.

The first tour includes NYC talent such as Nic Harris, linebacker of the Buffalo Bills. Kiante Sneaker Mann regional TV segment host. Akon’s new artist Qwes Kross on 50/50 Konvict Music. Corte Ellis, new artist on Universal Records who’s debut album includes appearances by Busta Rhymes and Jadakiss. World renowned club and radio DJ’s including DJ Self, DJ Skribble, DJ Suss One and DJ Mike Ness. Carlos Rodriguez of Producers Bless and K-Mack of the Soul Diggaz who have produced tracks for Missy Elliot, Beyonce and O.D.B. Celebrity barber Anthony Cruz. Bulldog Bikes founder Jimmy Mac, along with rider Desmond Rhodes. Celebrity and industry photographers Jared Ryder and Shareif Ziyadat. And debut artist on Duckdown records Illmind.

Akademiks clothing

Garance Doré for Love Moschino

Garance Doré for Love Moschino

Acclaimed fashion blogger Garance Doré has photographed the Autumn/Winter 2010/2011 advertising campaign for Love Moschino. Earlier this year Garance met with Moschino’s Creative Director Rossella Jardini to photograph her in her Milanese flat. She posted the shoot to her blog and included detailed images Rosella’s apartment and her jewellery. The collaboration between Rossella and Garance continued with this stylish and individual campaign which combines Garance’s signature photos with the classic Moschino look.

Rossella Jardini

Dolce & Gabbana’s Light Blue

Dolce & Gabbana’s Light Blue

Dolce & Gabbana is back at it again with their latest and very sexy campaign for their Light Blue fragrance. The campaign features models David Gandy and Anna Jagodzinska at the Island of Capri in Italy and was shot by Mario Testino. Take a look at the images, the video campaign and also some behind the scenes footage from the photo-shoot.

Dolce & Gabbana Fragrance

MUSTANG Denim Nite – 2011 S/S collection

Mustang Jeans

MUSTANG Denim Nite

– fashion show and live music in Berlin’s Rodeo Ressort

+++ What a night! During Bread & Butter in Berlin, MUSTANG invited guests to an exciting Denim Nite in Berlin’s brand new club Rodeo Ressort. +++ The authentic denim lifestyle brand partied with invited guests from the fashion world plus celebrities into the early hours of the morning.

+++ Then the laid-back beach atmosphere was suddenly transformed into a stylish runway. In a contemporary urban setting and accompanied by jumping beats, 15 models presented the key sexy yet tough looks of MUSTANG’s 2011 spring/summer collection. +++ Denim in a variety of styles and forms was definitely a clear favorite with spectators. +++ Marco Arena, ranked among the world’s top 15 stylists, was responsible for hair and make-up.

+++ Party, music, groove! Live entertainment was provided by Kakkmaddafakka. The Norwegian indie ska sensation put on a lively, high-energy performance before handing over to resident DJs for the after-show party.

+++ Rubbing shoulders with representatives from large fashion retailers were Karolin Peiter, Milka Fernandes, Manuel Cortez, Berlin’s celebratory tenor Tobey Wilson, Sat.1 presenters Annika Kipp and Karen Heinrichs and No Angels member Lucy.

MUSTANG Denim Nite

G-Star Raw new model Magnus Carlsen

G-Star Raw new model Magnus Carlsen

Chess grandmaster Magnus Carlsen turns to modelling

Norway’s public broadcaster NRK has posted snapshots and a video on its website of the teenager at a fashion shoot for Dutch fashion brand G-Star Raw alongside US actress Liv Tyler.

Black-and-white ads featuring the 19-year-old prodigy and stamped with the brand’s name and logo were also posted on the broadcaster’s website.

Mr Carlsen burst onto the chess scene in 2004 when, at the age of 13, he beat former world champion Anatoli Karpov, pushed legendary chess champion Garry Kasparov to a draw and became a chess grandmaster.

He told NRK he was not a fashion connoisseur but was enjoying the experience.

“I think people will be surprised to see me like this. Surely just as surprise as I was when I was picked for this,” he said.

Mr Carlsen stunned the chess universe by becoming the youngest player to ever top the world rankings earlier this year, only a month after his 19th birthday.

Mr Kasparov, who has coached Carlsen since 2009, was 20 years and nine months old when he made it to that milestone.

“Before he is done, Carlsen will have changed our ancient game considerably,” Mr Kasparov told Time magazine in January.