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December 2010

IJIN Material 50% Sitewide Sale!

IJIN Material 50% Sitewide Sale!


If you’re looking for a top notch denim bargain to ring in the New Year then look no further than the IJIN Material 50% Sitewide Sale! Everything from denim jeans to t-shirts are included in the sale, including some of the finest Italian denim jeans on the market, like the Ijin Material J5208-23L13 Verrt wash denim jeans.

IJIN Material Clothes Sale

The Sale also includes the Ijin Material Ijin vs Ninja jeans Limited Edition Collection for only £60! Ijin Material Ijin vs Ninja jeans Ijin Material limited edition 200 pairs, dark indigo dry denim jeans Regular fit, 12 ounce ring/ring denim leg Embroidered Ninja Mask on back pocket, Coin pocket with reinforced sewn mini Ninja Mask rivets Five pocket, button fly, hidden waistband button Double leather waist labels, taped inside seams Made in Italy.
Ninja Jeans


Diesel Underwear New Superheroes Campaign

Diesel Underwear New Superheroes Campaign


Diesel Lingerie

Diesel does what Diesel does best and divvies out another dozy and delicious marketing campaign: Superheroes! From Miss Dismiss to Iron Boy, there’s a character for every Diesel customer 😉 and let’s not forget Supperman. Clearly they had their brightest brains on this campaign.

Diesel Ladies Underwear

Yohji Yamamoto at the Victoria and Albert

Yohji Yamamoto at the Victoria and Albert

Next spring the V&A will open the first UK solo exhibition celebrating the life and work of Yohji Yamamoto, one of the world’s most influential and enigmatic fashion designers. This installation-based retrospective, taking place 30 years after his Paris debut, will feature over 80 garments spanning Yamamoto’s career. The exhibition will explore the work of a designer who has challenged, provoked and inspired the fashion world.

Yamamoto’s visionary designs will be exhibited on mannequins amongst the treasures of the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A). Placed in hidden corners of the Museum, the silhouettes will create a direct dialogue between Yamamoto’s work and the different spaces in which they are displayed. Items will be found on the Leighton corridor, in the Norfolk House Music Room and looking out onto the John Madejski Garden from an alcove in the Hintze Sculpture Galleries. Other pieces will be sited on marble staircases, adjacent to Renaissance sculptures in the Renaissance City Gallery and within the Tapestry Gallery.

The exhibition will run from 12 March until 10 July 2011.

The exhibition will be designed by Yamamoto’s long-time collaborator, scenographer and lighting designer Masao Nihei. The main exhibition space will see over 60 garments from Yamamoto’s womenswear and menswear collections accompanied by a mixed-media timeline showing excerpts from his fashion shows, films and performances, graphic material and select photographs which will contextualise his career. Following Yamamoto’s previous solo exhibitions in Florence Correspondences (2005), Paris Juste des Vêtements (2005) and Antwerp Dream Shop (2006), this UK retrospective will exhibit items from his menswear collections for the first time.

Yohji Yamamoto was born in Tokyo in 1943 and studied at Keio University then Bunka Fashion College, by 1972 he set up his own company Y’s Incorporated. From the start of his career Yamamoto’s work was recognised for challenging the conventions of fashion.

The asymmetric cuts and seemingly unflattering curves of his early work contradicted the Photograph by Ronald Stoops close-fitted styles of the catwalks and he has refused traditional norms of fashion ever since.

Yamamoto’s designs have rewritten notions of beauty in fashion, and the playful androgyny of his work creates new modalities of gender identity. His collections are recognised for subverting gender stereotypes and have featured women wearing garments traditionally associated with menswear. Included in the exhibition will be menswear items from the Autumn/Winter 1998 season which was famously modelled on women.

Yamamoto’s fabrics are central to his design practise and are a trademark of his work. Supporting craftspeople in and around Kyoto, his textiles are created to specification often employing traditional Japanese dyeing and embroidery techniques such as Shibori and Yu-zen. The selection of works on show will give visitors the opportunity to study examples of Yamamoto’s application of traditional Japanese techniques.

Lacoste Legends Collection Launches in New York

A record company, two musicians, three magazines, three retail stores and three designers are the creators of the new Lacoste’s footwear series – Legends.

Stones Throw Records, Sneaker Freaker, Shoes Master, Se?bastien Tellier, i-D magazine, Jazzie B, Colette, D-mop, Christophe Lemaire, Bodega, Ato Matsumoto and Tim Hamilton are urban legends themselves and they created sneakers that pay homage to the original Lacoste legend, René.

The LACOSTE Legends project is a mash-up of art, fashion, culture and design, all channeled into 12 limited edition LACOSTE sneakers.

Barneys New York deceive customers claims Humane Society

Barneys New York deceive customers claims Humane Society

Are designers and stores still breaking the law and deceiving customers by labeling real fur as “faux” fur in order to keep money rolling? So claims the Humane Society.

A Humane Society of the United States Investigation Reveals “Faux Fur” Deception

WASHINGTON (Dec. 21, 2010)–The Humane Society of the United States revealed through laboratory testing that a Phillip Lim brand parka sold online by Barneys New York as “faux fur” is real animal fur, and that the same Phillip Lim parka was sold in the Manhattan flagship store without the “real fur” label required by New York state law.

“Consumers have a right to know what they are buying,” said Pierre Grzybowski, manager of the Fur-Free Campaign at The HSUS. “The Humane Society of the United States calls on Barneys to take immediate action to ensure that unsuspecting consumers are not duped into purchasing animal fur when they intend to purchase a cruelty-free alternative.”

August 2007: New York state fur labeling bill signed into law requiring all animal fur to be indicated as “real fur” on label.

Selling unlabeled real animal fur-trim jackets has been allowed for decades through a loophole in the nearly 60-year-old federal fur labeling law, but a new bill signed on Saturday by President Obama will close this loophole. H.R.2480, The Truth in Fur Labeling Act, will take effect in March and will require all garments made with animal fur to be labeled and advertised with the correct species of animal on the label. It is unlawful to describe garments containing animal fur as “faux fur.” Violations of the federal fur labeling law carry up to a $5,000 fine and a year in prison.

New York state passed its own law several years ago to address this deception in the marketplace and protect consumers. Under New York state law, fur garments must be identified as “real fur” or “faux fur” on a fixed label. Violations carry penalties of up to $500 for the first violation and up to $1,000 for each subsequent violation.

Timeline and Facts:

* • Dec. 18, 2010: President Obama signs H.R. 2480, the Truth in Fur Labeling Act, into law. It goes into effect 90 days from the time of signing.
* • August 2010: HSUS investigators purchased a 3.1 Phillip Lim brand “amber…oversized silk blend button front parka with removable faux fur collar trim” from Hangtag indicates: “Style: F110-8156HST.” Lab results: animal in the Canidae Family, possibly coyote.
* • September 2010: HSUS investigators purchased a 3.1 Phillip Lim brand “amber…oversized parka w/dlbe function removable fur clr” from the Barneys New York flagship store in Manhattan. Hangtag indicates: “Style: F110-8156HST.” There is no label indicating whether the fur is real or fake. HSUS has confirmed the fur is real animal fur.

Giorgio Armani Goes Green & NOHARM

Giorgio Armani Goes Green

ARMANI’S GREEN FINGER: In a burst of civic pride, Giorgio Armani has donated 50,000 euros to the city of Milan to revamp an existing green area in one of Milan’s most historic piazzas — Risorgimento Square — located in the heart of the city. The donation won’t involve billboards or marketing strategies and stems from the designer’s desire to improve the city. Over the years, he has often voiced opinions about Milan lacking in urban aesthetics.

There has been talk of Giorgio Armani collaborating with super green brand, NOHARM. Now that is a colab we’d like to see!

NOHARM Vegan Men's Shoes

Diesel 5th Ave Holiday Window Display

Diesel 5th Ave Holiday Window Display

Diesel continues its provocative yet endearing ways this Christmas as the label invites everyone to visit the Naked Santa (For Adults–Ha, Ha, Ho!) on it 5th Avenue location on Dec 18 & 19th from 12:00 NN to 6:00 PM.

Now, if you can’t visit with Naked Santa, you can also enjoy Diesel’s creative store window, the “Diesel Gift Machine”

5th Avenue at 54th St.
New York, NY

Stussy – Stussy Canada Winter 2010 Collection

Stussy – Stussy Canada Winter 2010 Collection

Stussy Chapter Stores in Toronto and Vancouver will be releasing the first Canada-specific collection Stussy has ever produced. Simply put, the Stussy Canada collection is designed by Canadians for Canadians. With an emphasis on classic layering pieces and timeless design, these pieces are perfect for the impending winter. The collection consists of: shirting made of Japanese fabric, basic fleece sweats, a knit cuff watchman and a Canadian hand-knit cowichan vest.

The Cowichan vest was produced in Canada by the legendary hand knit manufacturer The Canadian Sweater Company. Founded in 1977 and located in British Colombia, where the cowichan knitting method was invented, The Canadian Sweater Company specializes in hand-knit pieces designed to withstand and overpower the Canadian winters. Arguably the first logo sweater, the cowichan is undeniably Canadian. We took it one step further by branding it with our iconic Stussy Canada Beaver link logo. Nothing says Canada quite like the North American Beaver, our official emblem. We are extremely proud of this collaboration that will be made available only at Stussy Canada stores.

Accompanying the release will be an exclusive color way of the “Fitzsimmons” boot by our friends at Native Shoes.




Leather bound trench coat, leather bound down car coat, oversized neck coat, cropped shearling jacket, sculptural raincoat, skinny leg trouser, narrow boot cut trouser, cropped crew neck knit, deep v-neck sweater, hand-knit boxy mouline crew neck, fairisle yoke crew necks

Hand wool twill tailoring, bonded wool, bonded wool jersey pinstripe, velvet, pressed tweed, fine corduroy, hand textured silk, herringbone, bonded cotton, leather bonded suede, super fine cashmere, brushed luxury wool mohair, off gauge Alpaca, merino silk blend hand knit


Leather bound trims, hand knitted trims, down nylon double collars and lapels, satin tape seam sealing, quilted internals, hand woven leather buttons, rubberised trims, heritage hook and eye closures, multi gauge cable knits, velvet patches, leather binding on knitwear, Fairisle knit

Trench, honey, camel, loam, mid brown, dark clove brown, tangerine, dark slate grey melange, mid grey, dark charcoal, black, ink, sky blue, bright caper, white, natural white


STONE ISLAND’s association with the POLAR BAR

Stone Island in Germany

STONE ISLAND’s association with the POLAR BAR – the new outdoor bar at the Bayerischer Hof hotel in Munich

As a partner of the hotel Bayerischer Hof, the most prestigious hotel in Bavaria, Stone Island is playing an important role in the project POLAR BAR – the newly inaugurated temporary outdoor bar located on the hotel terrace on Promenadeplatz.

The project is by Horst Wittmann and Konstantin Landuris, the young, emerging German designers and owners of the studio Hansundfranz, who designed the “POLAR BAR” as a polar station, with a nomadic and very flexible character. Guests get the impression that polar scientists stopped for a little while in the eternal winter to have a party on the ice.

Stone Island Jackets

The bar elements are reminiscent of expedition containers and are equally handy: they serve both as the bar counter itself and as storage space. The metal surface with its honeycomb pattern has an industrial look and was originally used in the automotive and aeronautic industry.

Stone Island’s contribution to the project is based on the use of some of its most innovative materials: the Ice Jacket Fabric, the heat sensitive fabric that changes color according to changes in temperature and Reflective Fabric, which is highly reflective owing to its coating of glass micro spheres. These fabrics have been used for the fleece-lined blankets offering protection from the cold and the covers of some of the furnishings.

Stone Island Jeans

“The POLAR BAR project appealed to me straight away. I found many aspects in common with the Stone Island philosophy. The history and prestige of the Bayerischer Hof Hotel has been combined with a propensity towards modern design exploration in the project by Konstantin Landuris and Horst Wittmann. I am sure that it will be an interesting initiative and hope it will be the beginning of a long association.”

Carlo Rivetti, President of Stone Island

“As a luxury operator, the hotel Bayerischer Hof sets standards for the well being of its guests and at the same time, feels the need to offer them new experiences.”

Innegrit Volkhardt, owner of the Bayerischer Hof hotel.

The POLAR BAR will be straightforward, authentic and always driven by innovative ideas. That was our aim with this project: An aim that reflects the philosophy of STONE ISLAND.”

Stone Island Bag

January Jones for Versace S/S 2011

January Jones for Versace S/S 2011

January Jones for Versace S/S 2011 campaign by Mario Testino.

January Jones Naked

January Jones who plays ‘Betty Draper’ on Mad Men , strips down for Versace spring-summer 2011 campaign photographed by Mario Testino. “Deeply sensual.” That’s how Donatella Versace describes January Jones.

January Jones Versace

Givenchy Spring/Summer 2011

Givenchy Spring/Summer 2011

The Givenchy Spring/Summer 2011 campaign has an air of the 2010 NOHARM campaign.

Designer Riccardo Tisci has chosen his muse Daphne Groeneveld and albino model Stephen Thompson to star in Givenchy Spring/Summer 2011 campaign. Brilliant concept photographed by Mert & Marcus.

Givenchy Fashion Ethical

Fashion Designer Hubert de Givenchy was born to a wealthy family 1927 in Beauvais, France. He studied at the ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. His first job in the fashion industry was when he worked for Jacques Fath in Paris in 1945. He then worked briefly for Robert Piguet and for Lucien Lelong (1946) where he worked with Lelong’s assistants, Pierre Balmain and Christian Dior, and finally for Elsa Schiaparelli (1947- 1951). He opened the House of Givenchy in 1952. He named his first collection for Bettina Graziani, Paris’s top model. Balenciaga was his mentor, although he never worked for him, whose atelier was just across the avenue George V.

Givenchy Dress

Stone Island Clothes – The journey inside Stone Island begins.

The journey inside Stone Island begins.

Carlo Rivetti opens the doors of the headquarters of Sportswear Company in Ravarino, where his brand Stone Island is thought and takes life.

A first general recognition where Carlo Rivetti reveals the philosophy of a company that has always been founded on research and experimentation. Where what is revealed is the passion and the deep know how that turn ideas and visions into garments and collections that are always innovative and in the vanguard.

What follows is a serialised story, where an indiscreet camera records, without any secret, the testimonies of the people involved and all the places in which the product is created.




“This was my first visit to India, it’s a country that we are so excited by, they have a huge appreciation for luxury and Britishness, so being there, meeting everyone and feeling the energy behind the country was incredible and we had a great night in Mumbai.”
Christopher Bailey, Burberry Chief Creative Officer

Burberry Chief Creative Officer Christopher Bailey hosted an evening event in Mumbai to celebrate the brand’s presence in India last night.

Sushmita Sen

The event on the roof terrace of the Four Seasons Hotel was attended by over 400 guests including Burberry Chief Executive Angela Ahrendts, Dev Patel, Sanjay Kapoor, Ajay Devgan, Asin, Preity Zinta, Kangana Ranaut, Dino Morea, Lisa Haydon, Rahul Khanna (all of whom wore Burberry).
Music at the event included DJ sets by British musician Rory Cottam from band The Cheek and Indian DJ Aqeel as well as a live acoustic performance by Indian musicians Aman and Aayan Ali Khan.

The event also marks Christopher Bailey’s first trip to India, a key market for the brand’s global retail expansion strategy in underpenetrated markets.

Burberry currently has four stores in India – Emporio Mall in New Delhi, UB City Mall in Bangalore, Taj Krishna hotel in Hyderabad and a 400 square metre flagship store within Palladium Mall in Mumbai which opened in May 2010.

A fifth Burberry store in India is scheduled to open in December 2010 within the Oberoi Hotel in New Delhi.
Sonia Mehra




“It’s a great privilege to be receiving this award. Digital innovation is an integral part of the culture at Burberry and this award recognizes the incredible and inspirational team I work with.”

Christopher Bailey, Burberry Chief Creative Officer

Burberry won the Digital Innovation Award at the British Fashion Awards in London.

Burberry Chief Creative Officer Christopher Bailey accepted the award, presented by British actor Douglas Booth at the awards ceremony held at the Savoy Hotel, London.

Voted for by the British Fashion Council’s Digital Committee, the Digital Innovation Award is a newly created award for 2010 to celebrate the brand that is a pioneer in digital initiatives, innovating digital media to communicate to a global audience.

Digital activity is at the core of the Burberry strategic plan, including digitally interactive advertising campaigns, livestreams of its runway shows, global digitally charged in-store Retail Theatre environments as well as innovative social media activity, having recently reached over 3.3 million Facebook fans – the first for any luxury fashion brand.

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

Alexa Chung wears Burberry

Versace death may be linked to mafia

Versace death may be linked to mafia

The fashion designer Gianni Versace may have been murdered because of debts to the Mafia – according to an informer.

The 50-year-old Versace was gunned down on the steps of his Miami apartment in 1997 by serial killer Andrew Cunanan.

According to a new book by Giuseppe Di Bella, a former member of the Calabrian Mafia known as the N’drangheta, Versace was allegedly killed “over debts” he had with the Godfathers.

In the book Metastasi, Di Bella alleges that Versace was being used by Godfather Paolo De Stefano to launder money. Di Bella told investigative journalist Gianluigi Nuzzi:”There were rivers of money from drugs, extortion, protection rackets, loan sharking, mountains of money and it had to be made clean. “Bars, restaurants, property and luxury goods were used but also clean businesses like that of Versace.”

In a statement the Versace family denounced the claims as “false and shameful”.

“We reserve the right to protect the memory and reputation of Gianni Versace in civil and criminal courts,” the statement added.

Sugar Cane Clothing 2011

Sugar Cane Clothing 2011

‘Sugar Cane’ denim by traditional Japanese dyeing techniques by hand and not by machine. The first model ‘ Sugar Cane Awa ’ is made of sugar cane denim dyed by Awa indigo. Awa used to be one of the popular places producing indigo, located in the western part of Japan. The second model ‘ Sugar Cane Okinawa ’ is made of sugar cane fibre and indigo produced in the region of Okinawa, Japan. The third model ‘Sugar Cane Hawaii’ is made from sugar cane and indigo imported from Hawaii.

Sugar Cane Jackets

Uniquely Japanese denim made from — you guessed it- sugar cane. For many years, Sugar Cane Jeans were a ferociously guarded Japanese secret but today the brand is attracting global attention. Interestingly, Sugar Cane prefer to use the vintage term ‘dungarees’ in preference to the term ‘jeans’ to describe their product: “The word ‘jeans’ has become the vernacular for faux denim fashion wear that masquerades as the tough, classic waist overalls history made famous.

Sugar Cane Pants

Official Site Here



Reasons to get wrapped up this Christmas in the Fall Winter 2010/11 Royal Hem range Royal Hem’s expertise: 55 Luxurious and sharp, contemporary Italian styled Jackets matching waistcoats and 10 overcoats complimented by soft cashmere knits, and slim line pants.

Royal Hem Jacket

Royal Hem is a relatively young Italian menswear brand born in 1998 but has inherited the know how and expertise in men’s tailoring from its family owned company The CopenGroup.

Copen has produced and distributed for names such as Alexander McQueen (1996), Alessandro dell Acqua (menswear), Pennesi and Alviero Martini PrimaClasse amongst others. Founded in 1963 by Ado Pennesi, Copen has become one of the principal protagonists within the Italian “made in Italy” menswear business. Copen has built its reputation on producing collections that successfully combine classics with a hand-made twist, whilst being in line with the trends of the moment.

Royal Hem Clothes

Brooklyn Bandit Jeans Company AW 2010

Brooklyn Bandit Jeans Company AW 2010

Brooklyn Bandit Jeans Company is a young, determined and energetic brand, who entered the market of jeans for one reason: Be the first company to bring PREMIUM quality, and couture designs to the street-wear industry!

BKB brings to the table high quality designed denim, with fabrics imported from Turkey, Japan, and India. We never comprise style or quality, which has made a favorite amongst many celebrities, and people with great scene of style. Our jeans are always tailored and tapered for the perfect fit, which has never been done in the street wear industry! Some people label us street wear, some a premium denim brand.. Whatever it is; we just enjoy bringing the best that the world of denim has to offer.

BB Jeans Company AW 2010

For our current Autumn/Winter 2010 Collection, we wanted to keep delivering the quality and style our fans expect from us. Our designers used eye catching, yet subtle details such as full grain leather, and metal/gold loops, rivets and studs. We used a variety of denim fabric ranging from raw denim, to pure cotton/elastane produced denim. Every last detail was perfected from quality, to design, to fitting to ensure 100% satisfaction. BKB is proud to release their A/W 2010 collection to the world, and hopes you all can get a chance to experience our denims yourselves!

Brooklyn Bandit Clothes Company AW 2010