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September 2010

Rick Owens Clothing Spring 2011

Rick Owens RTW Spring 2011

After a long reign as the only Gothic game in town, Rick Owens suddenly has company in his ultraspecific, extreme genre. Lest any newcomers challenge his rule, Owens showed one of his most daring collections in recent memory Thursday at the Palais de Tokyo, not by delving further into the darkness but by stepping away from it.

Rick Owens Coat

For spring, his shadowy world was populated with majestic beauties, each crowned with a sculpted horn hair comb, in silhouettes that approached the classically feminine. At the outset, there were Empire shapes with leather jackets and vests cut away over extralong skirts, either gathered in pleats or cut in a slim column with a pointed train. Molded tunics flared over the hips for an hourglass effect, and a few finale gowns fell into loose Grecian pleats. Done in Owens’ standard monochromatic palette — white, gray, brown and moss green — the total effect was supreme elegance that didn’t lose a bit of that all-important edge.

Rick Owens Shoes

The collection’s signature aerodynamic outerwear and experimental volumes were approached from a minimalist position with clean lines and simple cuts, all with major potential for mainstream crossover. So much so that the series of short, strapless dresses done with plain bodices over folded gazar skirts could be — make that should be — on a red carpet sometime soon. via WWD.

Rick Owens Jacket

Gareth Pugh – Spring Summer 2011 Full Fashion Show

Gareth Pugh – Spring Summer 2011 Full Fashion Show

At 14, Pugh began working as a costume designer for the English National Youth Theatre. He started his fashion education at City of Sunderland College and finished his degree in Fashion Design at Central Saint Martins in 2003. He interned with Rick Owens in Paris. His final collection at St. Martins, which used balloons to accentuate models’ joints and limbs (a technique that would become one of his trademarks), attracted that attention of the senior fashion editor of Dazed & Confused magazine, who placed one of his designs on the magazine’s cover shortly thereafter. Pugh was selected to participate in British reality show The Fashion House two months after his graduation, which he would later call “horrible” and his “only other option [to being on] the dole. “The rise of !WOWOW!, a feature in Dazed & Confused, and a debut show at London club Kashpoint’s Alternative Fashion Week brought Pugh to the attention of Fashion East “London’s breeding ground for cutting-edge new talent,” leading them to invite Pugh to participate in its Autumn 2005 group show. Pugh had only four weeks, with no studio, no assistants, and little money, to create the collection. His collection ended up a critical success and attracted significant attention to his designs.

Pugh’s solo premiere was in London’s Fall 2006 fashion week; he has since showed his Spring 2007 and Autumn 2007 collections there. Pugh’s shows have continued to draw critical praise. British Vogue, for instance, called his Spring 2007 collection “an incredible, unmissable show” and said that “his genius is undeniable.” Anna Wintour is a notable supporter of Pugh’s designs.

Kylie Minogue has used many of Pugh’s designs over the recent years, most famously in her Showgirl – The Greatest Hits Tour and Showgirl – The Homecoming Tour. Róisín Murphy recently appeared flamboyantly sporting one of Pugh’s distinctive outfits in the videoclip promoting her 2007 album Overpowered, and on the cover of her single Let Me Know, and on other occasions. Minogue has been seen wearing the same dress in her 2008 video for her single In My Arms. Beyoncé wore Pugh at the MTV Europe Awards in 2008, and for her Diva video. Singer Lady Gaga recently wore a jacket designed by Pugh at the Wango Tango concert 2009 and another piece on X Factor. Ashlee Simpson wore a leather and clear plastic striped Gareth Pugh dress in her video “Outta My Head.”

In 2010, Jaden Smith wore a jacket by Pugh in his music video for the song “Never Say Never” with Justin Bieber.

Bogner Jeans x Oktoberfest

Bogner Jeans x Oktoberfest

Hot German Birds and Beer! You can’t whack it!

Here’s some Teutonic Talk so forgive the translation:

Let’s go to Wiesn – Dirndl by Bogner Jeans

Touched by an Oktoberfest atmosphere is Bogner Jeans in the air. Actually known for exclusive denim collections created the Design team on the occasion of the 200th Anniversary of the Oktoberfest in a dirndl and proves that Bavarian dress and denim perfectly well matched.

The extraordinary dirndl made from soft fabric Light Stretch Denim in used-look is brushed on each lot by hand. The charming corset detail combined with the white, Bustier-buttoned blouse with short puff sleeves and lacy cuffs is feminine charms skillfully Scene. For sophisticated overall look also features a checkered Apron in Light Barberry check with an appliquéd denim Jewellery band and a checkered bandana in Vichy-berry rosé.

Blauer Clothing at Harvey Nichols

Blauer Clothing at Harvey Nichols


The 100% made in Italy licensed fashion brand Blauer is making its Harvey Nichols debut with their AW10 men’s Capsule Heritage collection, exclusive to the store, on September 27. Referencing the brand’s history, as the official supplier of US law enforcement outerwear – since the 1940s and the Mods of the Brighton Beach scene that brought its casual pieces to prominence in the 1960s. The new collection combines elements of luxe urban outwear whilst focusing on strong individual pieces featuring shearling lined aviator jackets, fishtail parkas, chunky knitwear and quilted duck injected jackets producing a sophisticated collection of exquisite yet durable pieces for any man’s wardrobe.

A recent celebrity must-have it is loved by celebrities from Sean Penn to Sienna Miller and Sarah Jessica Parker to Leonardo di Caprio and for those unfamiliar with the name Blauer the brand is the US government’s agencies outwear supplier providing uniforms for SWAT teams to airforce flying jackets. In 2006 the worldwide, excluding north America, fashion license was acquired by designer-entrepeneur Enzo Fusco, the founder and creative force behind Design By Enzo Fusco, FGF-Industry and owner of CP Company. The debut capsule collection is comprised of: an aged leather aviator jacket which is fully lined in shearling, a warm and luxurious jacket, it comes with 2 external pockets, double buckle neck fastening detail, shearling cuffs and zip pull; the finely crafted parka embodies the spirit of the 60s mod made from a wax tec nylon to keep heat in together with 3 external pocket, front zip covered closing complete with shearling lined hood, which when opened creates an oversized collar; the on trend biker inspired quilted jacket featuring 550 grams of injected goose down, concealed hood, 5 pockets, stand up collar with concealed zip closure in either a matte or wet finish; the butter soft knitted 4 pocket cardigan with ribbed detail hem and cuffs, shawl collar and button fastening this is clothing which will see you through whatever the winter weather has to throw at you.

Blauer designer, Enzo Fusco, had this to say about the debut.”When you think Italian fashion design, Armani, Valentino and Prada spring to mind, having paved the way for strong, bold aesthetics. Quality and tailoring are also intrinsic to the Italian sensibility and although Blauer is a relatively new fashion line it epitomises all of these elements. I come from over 40 years of design, blending comfort and function with a distinctive edge and being in Harvey Nichols is a significant milestone for the expansion and growth of the Blauer brand in the UK and we’re very much looking forward to introducing the label to a new audience. Blauer tries to create a unique sense of style; one part old world glamour two parts chic but the label is not just about cutting a stylish figure on the streets, integral to its DNA is the uncompromising performance and the quality of the pieces to offer superior comfort and wearability.”

The newest edition to Harvey Nichols can be found in the basement menswear department nestled with all the high end brands so for a sophisticated urban ensemble Blauer is the ultimate cool guy’s choice for AW10. Priced between £185-995

Blauer Jacket

Loden Dager Video Fall 2010

Loden Dager Video Fall 2010

Loden Dager Video Fall 2010 from Société Vellocet on Vimeo.

The American menswear line Loden Dager made its first retail appearance with the Fall 2006 collection. The brand’s heritage is rooted in the sartorial idea of the student worker as an inspiring new archetype born of massive social change. Key references have ranged from the futurist movement of the 1920s, the masculine rigidity of the 1940s, the mod Sixties, the utopian hippie dream of the 1970s and the techno fabrications of the new millennium. Loden Dager is dedicated to making inspired, relevant menswear for the contemporary artist, leader, student, and everyman.

The core of each collection is wardrobe of modern essentials such as the perfect 2 and 3 button tailored jackets, matching trousers that can be mixed and matched, button down dress shirts in the season’s perfect colors and weights, cashmere sweaters of the finest quality with a few special details to make it special, and the brand’s T-shirts and wovens which have developed a cult following and have been the subject of a cover story in New York Magazine. The bulk of the collection is produced in New York City’s famed Garment District from fine imported fabrics.

In 2008 Loden Dager was invited by UNIQLO to create a capsule collection sold worldwide and was awarded the Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation prize for menswear. Loden Dager was a finalist for the Fashion Group International’s Rising Star Award in 2010. Loden Dager’s menswear has been featured as costume wardrobe in Twilight New Moon, Gossip Girl and Glee.



Three Italian master tailors share their pride and devotion to their Old World craft while confronting their challenging roles in the twilight of their career.

Gianfranco Ferré Clothing relief

Gianfranco Ferré Clothing relief

Gianfranco Ferré Said to Be Near a Sale to U.S. Private Equity Group.

Gianfranco Ferré, the Italian fashion house in bankruptcy protection, is near a deal to be sold to a group led by a U.S. private equity firm for about €18 million, including debt, two people with direct knowledge of the matter said Monday.

Gianfranco Ferré (15 August 1944 – 17 June 2007) was a fashion designer also known as “the architect of fashion” for his background and his original attitude toward creating fashion design.

Born in Legnano, Italy, he received a degree in architecture in 1969 at the Politecnico di Milano university. Ferré began his fashion career in 1970 by designing accessories, then worked as a raincoat designer in 1972-74. He started his own company Baila in 1974 and launched his signature collection for women in 1978. His first men’s collection appeared in 1982, followed in 1986 by his first couture collection in Rome.

Ferré became Stylistic Director of Christian Dior in Paris in 1989, when he was chosen by owner Bernard Arnault to replace Marc Bohan. In 1996, it was announced that Ferré would end his engagement with Dior with the Spring 1997 collection for the label.

His own label is more relaxed and pared-down than Dior. Sophisticated white shirts have become the symbol of his personal signature in fashion design.

Ferré appeared to be extremely critical of trends and fashion gimmicks. He dealt with his demanding schedule, being responsible for a French top fashion brand and his own Italian label, by commuting between Milan and Paris in his private plane. Ferré had a lakeside home in Lake Maggiore, near Milan.

Red Monkey New York

Red Monkey New York

Red Monkey New York

Martin Ksohoh’s RMC Red Monkey Company New York store is due to open sometime this autumn. The address is 145 Orchard Street, New York, NY 10002. The store is shrouded in mystery but there are rumours of a celebrity grand opening next month.

D&G Clothing Spring 2011

D&G Clothing Spring 2011

“It’s a garden party,” exclaimed Stefano Gabbana, preshow, of the spring D&G collection. As if there could ever be any doubt. For starters, the invitations featured oversize hydrangea prints and tiny packets of convolvulus tricolor, aka dwarf morning glory, seeds. Meanwhile, the runway was a slice of heavenly Eden — grass and various flora trimmed the wooden catwalk, the backdrop consisted of giant trellises dripping with the herbaceous stuff and, blasting through the speakers as one waited for the show, was the sound of chirping birds and dreamy instrumentals.

D&G Dress

Then out sashayed the first model, working that girlish gardener routine to the hilt. She wore a floral-print top, baggy bubble shorts cut from raw linen and shoes topped off with a corsage; her floppy, oversize tote — complete with gardening gloves and tools — provided the perfect thematic punctuation mark. And so went the rest of the show, with Gabbana and Domenico Dolce skillfully and festively whipping up both romantic and coquettish variations on that theme. There were Seventies-style gowns, peasant blouses, overalls, ruffled bloomers and onesies, in pretty florals, ginghams and picnic-cloth checks. Apronlike skirts opened up in the back to reveal frilly bloomers for a cheeky touch, while wide culottes and jackets, in denim and oatmeal linen, tempered the season’s bloom indulgence nicely. It all made for a vibrant, cheerful take on the spring’s emerging bohemian trend. Adding to that sense of whimsical fun — graphic tanks and Ts featuring Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. A spirited heigh-ho, indeed. Via WWD.

D&G Shorts

Vegan Shoes by NOHARM A/W 2011

Vegan Footwear by NOHARM A/W 2011

The original vegan footwear brand, NOHARM, has released the first phase of their Autumn Winter 2010/2011 Collection. The brand has not disappointed with a collection of brogues and wingtip shoes and boots hand-crafted in Italy.


The look is sharp and elegant and will compliment a suit, trousers or jeans in either a social or business environment. These stylish and ethically responsible shoes are hand-crafted in Italy (NOHARM is strongly opposed to child-labour and worker exploitation).


The unique lining is designed to dissipate perspiration and drastically reduce odor. All ingredients and components used to manufacture NOHARM footwear are meticulously researched to ensure the finished product conforms to Vegan Society standards. NOHARM is a proud recipient of the Vegan Society Trademark. All shoes are carefully packaged in biodegradable boxes which are printed with environmentally-friendly ink.

Ehtical Footwear by NOHARM

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Stella McCartney Sportswear Queen

Stella McCartney Sportswear Queen

Stella McCartney is rapidly building a reputation as the go-to designer for athletic clothing inside — and outside — the sports arena. Earlier this week, she unveiled some fresh looks for Adidas, and introduced her first of three Team GB lifestyle collections, which will be launched in the run-up to the 2012 London Olympics. At Adidas by Stella McCartney, she added a “weekender” element to the collection, complete with sleeping bags, a cape that doubles as a picnic blanket, and rubber ankle boots. Her first Team GB lifestyle collection is for the British public rather than the athletes — whom she’ll be dressing in 2012 — and it features hooded sweatshirts and T-shirts with the Union Jack logo for men, and cropped Windbreakers and a metallic gold cape for women. “It’s a different demographic for me — a lifestyle collection for the nation,” she told WWD. “And it’s the first time I’ve designed sporty clothes for men.” She said a stand-alone men’s wear collection isn’t in the pipeline now, “but I would be interested in doing one in the future.”

Paul Smith Clothing Spring 2011

Paul Smith RTW Spring 2011

“I wanted timeless clothes, ones that you could add to your wardrobe, pieces you’ve maybe borrowed from your brother, boyfriend or husband,” said Smith after his show of sensible boy-meets-girl looks. Smith has built a lucrative business on tailoring with a twist, and he strutted his stuff for spring with a series of trouser suits in iridescent green or red lightweight wool — some with a flash of polka-dot fabric around the ankles.

Paul Smith Jacket

He jazzed up formfitting wool shifts with panels of rose-printed silk at the back, and sewed more of that same flowered fabric into the lining of gray suit jackets.

Paul Smith Tie

Burberry Prorsum Clothing Spring 2011

Burberry Prorsum RTW Spring 2011

Who knew Burberry’s gal loved a hot pair of wheels and a cloud of two-stroke exhaust fumes? Christopher Bailey roared into new territory with an homage to motorcycle gear in its most luxe iteration. Burberry’s chief creative officer swapped fall’s shearling aviator jackets and sharp, buttoned-up military coats for a tougher, tighter-fitting silhouette in the stylish spirit of James Dean.

Burberry Ladies Pants

“I want everything — it was the best show I’ve ever seen,” said Serena Williams, part of a front-row lineup that included Sarah Jessica Parker, Alexa Chung, Andy Murray, Douglas Booth and Cat Deeley.

Burberry, which has aggressively been pushing the boundaries of Internet marketing, endeavored to transfer that buzz worldwide, beaming the show in real time to 25 of its stores. The show was screened on Tuesday afternoon with surround-sound and customers were urged to browse the spring collection on iPads in the store. They were able to buy selected outerwear, handbags and Burberry Beauty items off the runway via a custom-built app, and orders will be delivered in seven weeks. The firm’s chief executive officer, Angela Ahrendts, said this “retail theater” is at the heart of the brand’s growth strategy, and allows Burberry to connect with its consumers worldwide.

Burberry Mens Coat

Bailey stacked his collection with classic padded, quilted, and zippered biker jackets, working them in sparkling silver leather, embellishing them with panels of khaki mesh or fashioning them from slick patent leather. And he had a rip-roaring time taking elements from the brand’s signature trench and grafting them onto the biker jackets: Bailey popped trench buckles onto sleeves and around waists, worked with khaki-colored leathers, and sewed double-breasted rows of buttons onto others still.

Burberry Dress

And for those ladies who prefer four wheels to two, Bailey transformed some of his biker jackets into short trenches. He also cross-bred the biker with the trench, sewing black leather, padded sleeves and shoulders onto a short, double-breasted coat and slipped black leather strips and epaulets onto others. There were punches of color, too, including a bright green patent leather biker jacket and a host of ruched silk dresses in shades of mint, eau de nil and midnight blue. Accessories, including patent leather bags and large buckle belts, popped in shades of electric green and aqua, deep purple and hot pink.

And while this was one turbo-powered collection, Bailey skidded, at times, into dangerous territory. The biker jackets paved with spikes and studs were overwrought, and there was nothing elegant or fresh about those flashes of python on trousers, dresses, and jackets.

Burberry Men's Jacket

Ben Sherman Gets Nicked in New York

During the course of New York Fashion Week, Ben Sherman’s Soho store set up an elaborate Shop Load of Shirts display outside their store that left shirts out in the open and ready for the taking. For the questionable people who decided to steal a shirt, Ben Sherman set up a camera to catch the action and stamped the insides of the stolen merchandise with Nicked! From Ben Sherman Soho New York NY Fashion Week September 2010, But You Are Forgiven, Just This Once.

Alexander McQueen Remembered in London

Alexander McQueen Remembered in London

St. Paul’s Cathedral was a fitting venue for the grand memorial service for the late Lee Alexander McQueen, who took his own life last February at age 40.

“It was a life lived in the public gaze, but it was as vulnerable and retiring as it was glamorous,” the Reverend Canon Giles Fraser told the 1,200 guests, who included Sarah Jessica Parker, Daphne Guinness, Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Karen Elson, Stella Tennant, Stella McCartney, Hussein Chalayan, Antonio Berardi, Roland Mouret, Philip Treacy and Shaun Leane. “Despite the dazzle of his world, he never forgot his East End roots and how much he owed to his loved ones,” said Fraser.

“All of it was absolutely fitting, just beautiful, and typically Lee didn’t show up,” said Guinness with a smile from beneath her black veil, referring to the late designer’s tendency to cancel at the last minute, or pull a no-show. “I was like ‘Lee, where are you? You should be here.’”

“It was perfect,” Parker said of the service. “I wouldn’t have missed this for anything in the world. It was just a wonderful way to remember him. It was just beautiful.”

Stella McCartney

Perry Ellis Clothing Spring 2011

Perry Ellis RTW Spring 2011

The runway comeback of Perry Ellis channeled the resort mentality and sherbet colors of Miami, the brand’s corporate base.

Perry Ellis Shorts

Tailored separates done in whites or grays mixed with sportswear in quirky hues and placid stripes and checks. The tidy retro styling evoked a suburban Fifties dad at his leisure.

Perry Ellis Jacket

Slim fits made the brand look its youngest in recent years without pretending to break any molds. The whole affair was pleasant and mild, right through the decorous finale in swim trunks. via WWD

Perry Ellis Sweater

3.1 Phillip Lim Menswear Spring 2011

3.1 Phillip Lim Men's RTW Spring 2011

“Bougie rockers, rollers and strollers, come as you are!” So went Lim’s guiding principle and yes, the collection was as eclectic as it sounds. “What they have in common is they’re modern dandies,” he added.

3.1 Phillip Lim Suit

Lim courageously pushed the limits of masculinity with embellishment and by revealing the body. The painstaking work that went into beaded paisley embroidery and appliquéd ribbon striping was plain to see.

3.1 Phillip Lim Shorts

So was the thought that Lim put into his modern tailoring, often constructed with zippers and complicated piecing, sans collars or lapels. Tricky clothes in service of a high concept are one thing, but this challenging collection simply lacked focus. In recent years, the Phillip Lim man has grown manlier, stronger and more assured. This show felt like a step backward. via WWD

3.1 Phillip Lim Pants

Gucci Menswear Spring 2011

Gucci Men's RTW Spring 2011

Reveling for a second season in Gucci’s Seventies heyday, Frida Giannini conjured young jetsetters hopping between Rome and Marrakesh, an appealing concept that united urbane sophisticates with luxe bohemians. Suede shorts, embroidered cotton shirts and oversized, loose-weave sweaters evoked an extended Saharan holiday.

Gucci Suit

Sharp faux-denim suits of silk-mohair blends were accessorized with crushed silk scarves, Berber-inspired jewelry and streamlined horsebit loafers. Shoes also included a more casual loafer with an extended sole, a moccasin and a rope-sole sandal.

Gucci Pants

Leather and suede jackets came in safari and motorcycle styles, heightening the sense of wanderlust. For evening, Gucci’s equestrian icons formed patterns in silk jacquard jackets, worn with white trousers and velvet loafers. Giannini’s escapade delivered a clear message of craftsmanship, heritage and savoir-vivre. via WWD

Gucci Coat

Giorgio Armani Menswear S/S 2011

Giorgio Armani Men's RTW Spring 2011

Escapism has been a running theme this season, but Giorgio Armani knows that guys still have to work. For spring, he served up a lightweight wardrobe that was varied, of-the-moment and – above all – effortless. With a summertime city slicker in mind, the designer combined classic with casual in just the right doses.

Armani Shoes

The first look out – a crisp double-breasted jacket in linen worn with roomy trousers – set the tone for a breezy take on tailoring.

Sport coats – mostly two-button and cut short and tight in classic cotton blends, weightless jerseys or slightly iridescent fabrics – flaunted Armani’s sophisticated, yet light touch.

Armani Trousers

He brightened up his signature palette of beiges and grays with cool blues and touches of citrus yellow, which he applied to suede desert boots, belts, ties and sporty blousons in tech-y fabrics. While some trousers – set high on the waist – boasted his signature pleats, the silhouette seemed slimmer.

The finale to this succinct show was a squad of crisp, cool jackets, buttoned-up shirts and easy trousers, giving men a host of reasons to look forward to the weekdays.

Armani Shirt

Megan Fox for Emporio Armani Campaign Ad Video

Megan Fox for Emporio Armani Campaign Ad Video

Megan Denise Fox (born May 16, 1986) is an American actress and model. She began her acting career in 2001 with several minor television and film roles, and played a recurring role on Hope and Faith. In 2004, she launched her film career with a role in Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen. In 2007, she was cast as Mikaela Banes, the love interest of Shia LaBeouf’s character in the blockbuster film Transformers which became her breakout role and earned her various Teen Choice Awards nominations. Fox reprised her role in the 2009 sequel, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. Later in 2009, she starred as the titular lead character in the film Jennifer’s Body.

Fox is considered a sex symbol and frequently appears in men’s magazine “Hot” lists. She was listed #18, #16, #2, and #5 on Maxim magazine’s yearly Hot 100 list in 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010 respectively, while FHM readers voted her the “Sexiest Woman in the World” in 2008. She ranked number one on Moviefone’s “The 25 Hottest Actors Under 25” in 2008.

In 2004, Fox began dating Brian Austin Green, of Beverly Hills, 90210 fame, after reportedly having met on the set of Hope & Faith. They were involved in an on-again, off-again relationship, before finally marrying in June 2010.

Tommy Hilfiger Clothing Spring 2011 Collection

Tommy Hilfiger Clothing Spring 2011 Collection

Tommy Hilfiger Clothing Spring 2011 Collection

A classic American designer with strong ties to rock and rap music, Tommy Hilfiger started his retail career with a store called the People’s Place in his native Elmira, New York. It expanded to a chain of ten locations before going bankrupt. He then moved to New York City and launched his eponymous label to almost immediate media interest. He also gained the interest of the rap community, who took to wearing his clothes many sizes too large. Tommy reacted by designing them bigger and bolder and by sending trunks of clothes to his favorite rappers with record deals. Eventually he reined in the ghetto-fab duds in an effort to return to his preppy roots.

Tommy Hilfiger Ladieswear

Lacoste Clothing Spring 2011 Collection

Lacoste | Spring 2011 Collection

Lacoste Clothing Spring 2011 Collection

Lacoste Skirt

French tennis champion René Lacoste’s nickname, “the Crocodile,” inspired the logo choice when it came to branding his newly designed pique polo shirts in 1933. After merging with IZOD in the seventies, the little croc hit its popularity peak in the eighties when it became de rigueur for the rich-kid look. Today the label is still a preppy-chic sportswear staple, with plenty of tennis whites and collared casualwear for the country-club crowd. Over the past few seasons, the line has secured a more streetwise vibe, incorporating bolder colors and new silhouettes under the direction of Christophe Lemaire.

Lacoste Shirt

George Craig from One Night Only performing exclusively for Burberry Acoustic

Please see below video of George Craig from One Night Only performing exclusively for Burberry Acoustic on his way to London’s Fashion Night Out


George Craig (born 11 July 1990) is a model and the frontman of the indie North Yorkshire band One Night Only.

Craig hanffrs modeled Burberry since spring of ’09. He is currently featured in the advertising campaign for the ‘Burberry the Beat for Men’ fragrance. Other participants who joined Craig in the famous 2008 campaign are British actor Alex Pettyfer, British musician Will Cameron, British artist Jonny Epstein and British lead vocalist/guitarist in ‘Last Gang’ Kristian Walker. Recently modelled in Burberry’s 2010 Spring/Summer campaign alongside Emma Watson – whom he is now close friends with, and musicians Matt Gilmour, and Max Hurd. He was rated number 47 in GQ’s The 50 Best Dressed Men in Britain 2009 after Boris Johnson and in front of Paul Bettany. His brother, James Craig, is the drummer for One Night Only, whose nickname is Jimmy C.

Yves Saint Laurent A/W 2010-2011 Manifesto

Yves Saint Laurent A/W 2010-2011 Manifesto

The Yves Saint Laurent Fall/Winter 2010-2011 Manifesto will make an exclusive debut in the streets of New York on Tuesday, September 14, 2010, followed by a worldwide release on Saturday, September 18 in the streets of Paris, London, Milan, Tokyo, Hong Kong and, for the first time, Beirut. In keeping with the introduction each season of a new city for the Manifesto distribution, Beirut serves as a unique showcase for this season’s project.

The Manifesto, now in its seven edition, was conceived to magnify the field and extend the reach of fashion. Photographed by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, the new manifesto features Daria Werbowy in the new AW10 Fall campaign. In a spirited gesture of
generosity and democracy, over half a million copies of the Manifesto will be distributed globally and to the first 2,000 passerby in each city with a custom cotton bag designed by Pilati.

After seven consecutive seasons of collaboration, Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin with Stefano Pilati have established a visual iconography for Yves Saint Laurent with great momentum, breadth and depth, given added dimension this season through a short film shot
during the campaign that will be released online the week before the unveiling of the Manifesto.

The total evolution of this season’s Manifesto, featuring exclusive news and images will be relayed on, YSL’s official Facebook page and the YSL Twitter account. Downloads of the complete Fall/Winter 2010-2011 Manifesto will be available on as of Saturday, September 18. Finally, participants in and witnesses to the distribution in each city will be invited to submit images documenting the activity for consideration for an online gallery on Facebook and the Manifesto website.

This broad, inclusive revelation of Stefano Pilati’s Yves Saint Laurent at once engages in a dynamic, contemporary discourse by taking it to the street.

Jade Jagger charity bag for EJF

Jade Jagger

Jade Jagger celebrates 50 years of fashion and music culture in Carnaby Street with a new bag design in aid of Environmental Justice Foundation international campaign’s to protect the environment and defend human rights. 2010 is the 50th Anniversary of Carnaby Street, the iconic London hot-spot for fashion and music fusion. In celebration Jade Jagger has designed an exclusive bag with all net proceeds going to support EJF’s work.

The colourful print was inspired by the theme of “Summer of Love”, a signature theme of the Rock ‘n’ Roll offspring. Jagger’s own label, Jezebel, has always been inspired by the never ending summer in Ibiza. She’s represented the summer of love with her classic kiss icon lit up by a colourful rainbow.

The large tote shopper features wide shoulder straps and a double internal pocket to keep your treasures safe.

Jade Jagger says: “I think the environment is so important to us , we must protect it with everything we have as it protects us and all we do. Everyone must make a difference and take a stand and by creating projects like this one it’s possible to raise the awareness and funds greatly needed to protect the environment and people that are being affected by it.”

The shopper can be purchased online at

Jade Jagger charity bag for EJF

Solar Power Fashion

Solar Power Fashion

Designer uses fashion to express appeal of ‘our future solar power’

The concept was first introduced by NOHARM who used material produced by a factory using wind and solar power.

In a solar spin on a fashion staple, television’s ‘Project Runway’ Season 7 winner Seth Aaron Henderson today unveiled an angular, highly structured evocation of the little black dress. Seth Aaron’s design provides a glimpse of a ground-breaking, high-fashion runway collection that will embody his interpretation of solar energy, technology and industry. The collection, featuring designs inspired by U.S. solar manufacturing pioneer SolarWorld, will debut at the world’s leading sustainable fashion event, Portland Fashion Week, running from Oct. 6 through 10.

In recent photography sessions in Portland, Seth Aaron directed modeling and photography of the all-black dress, paying tribute to SolarWorld’s new, sleek, black high-performance solar panel. The outfit highlights the ‘Solar Is the New Black’ theme of this year’s Portland Fashion Week, which will feature a runway composed of SolarWorld’s black solar panels and the ‘Seth Aaron SolarWorld Collection Presented by Portland Fashion Week.’ Seth Aaron took inspiration from the Hillsboro, Ore., operations of SolarWorld, the largest and most experienced U.S. solar manufacturer.

Seth Aaron believes his designs are the first to go far beyond literal interpretations of solar power that have incorporated actual technology elements for show or use and artistically embrace what he called “our future solar power.” By combining fashion with solar-technology design influences, Seth Aaron joins SolarWorld and Portland Fashion Week in making a statement that sustainability is fashionable.

“The first look really captures my first impression when we walked onto the floor of the SolarWorld factory,” Seth Aaron said. “It’s been interesting to see how one piece branches from the last. This will be a fun mix of fantasy and ‘wearability’, hardness and softness – pieces that take concept and costume and connect them with reality. It’s an artistic story about solar power and renewable energy. But, as it should be, it’s a fashion story, a fashion collection.”
The collection hits the runway on Oct. 9 at Portland Fashion Week, the nation’s first to offset its energy and water use with contributions of certificates for green, carbon-neutral energy as well as water savings. The eco-friendly production showcases the highest number of sustainable labels of any fashion week in the country, along with independent and fair-trade high-fashion designers.

Burberry unveils Retail Theatre concept

Burberry unveils Retail Theatre concept

Burberry unveils Retail Theatre concept in flagship stores worldwide enabling simultaneous online and exclusive in-store purchase events during SS11 womenswear show live steam

“We are really excited to be launching ‘Burberry Retail Theatre’ enabling the first ever live simultaneous virtual trunk shows in our stores globally. This concept allows us to broadcast our multi faceted content all over the world, directly to our stores, creating a modern and pure brand environment. Customers at the exclusive in-store digital events will experience the clothes, the music, the energy and the atmosphere in real time and have the unique opportunity to receive their orders in just 7 weeks.“
Christopher Bailey, Burberry Chief Creative Officer

Burberry has been developing and testing over several months custom-designed, digitally charged in-store ‘Retail Theatre’ environments with enhanced acoustics and state of the art visual technology, creating the ultimate experience for modern luxury consumers

The technology enables Burberry to broadcast content directly from its global headquarters across all platforms, into stores, onto multiple devices, re-shaping the way consumers engage with the brand and providing unlimited future opportunity both in-store and online

‘Burberry Retail Theatre’ will broadcast the brand’s Spring Summer 2011 womenswear show livestream directly into 25 flagship stores worldwide, creating live simultaneous virtual trunk show events on 21 September 2010

Customers in store will explore the collection through iPads where they will be able to buy immediately through a custom-built Burberry app following a private viewing of the show on high definition screens spanning 3×3 meters with pioneering surround-sound creating a heightened show experience

Customers invited to in-store events receive digital invitations with a personal video message from Christopher Bailey today

‘Burberry Retail Theatre’ is at the heart of our retail growth strategy. This investment in cutting edge technology in partnership with Verizon enables us to more closely connect the Burberry brand with our consumers worldwide. This interactive retail investment will enable long term sustainable growth well beyond these exciting global digital events.’
Angela Ahrendts, Burberry Chief Executive Officer

Verizon, a long term digital solutions partner of Burberry, has developed specifically tailored in-store communications technology, providing the most dynamic interactive networking in a luxury retail environment

Customers at the ‘Runway to Reality’ in-store events and online at will be able to purchase pieces immediately from the Spring Summer 2011 show with delivery in just 7 weeks, further ahead of luxury industry delivery times.

This is the fourth time that Burberry will be offering its runway collection for immediate purchase and early delivery since Burberry developed the exclusive ‘Runway to Reality’ concept in September 2009

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The Burberry Foundation supports:

City Year London, London
Community Links, London
Envision, London
Futureversity, London
Into University, London
Prince’s Foundation for Children & the Arts, London
ReachOutRCA/Royal College of Art, London
Tomorrow’s People, London
Boston Preparatory Charter Public School, Boston
Marwen, Chicago
Heart of Los Angeles Youth, Los Angeles
Robin Hood Foundation, New York
Tipping Point Community, San Francisco
Changing Young Lives Foundation, Hong Kong
Junior Achievement, Hong Kong
KELY (Kids Everywhere Like You) Support Group, Hong Kong
Kids & Future Foundation, Seoul

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Stussy fanatics put together a nice event to celebrate Stussy’ 30th Anniversary.

In the beginning of their career Stussy produced surfboards. Three years after the start in 1982, their production line was widened to also include clothes which became sort of an unofficial uniform for the surfers of Southern California. During the following years, Stussy set the tone within street-wear, skate-fashion, military chic and work-wear.