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February 2007

Miss Sixty Jeans + Miss Sixty Clothes = Sexy Edge!

Miss Sixty Jeans + Miss Sixty Clothes = Sexy Edge!Miss Sixty’s sexy edge is never far removed from the catwalk. Their last foray was no different as creative director Wichy Hassan went slightly overboard on the lamés and metallics.

Of course the shine worked beautifully in the cropped gold leggings and the teal kimono-style sweater dress. As usual, denim jeans were the strength, especially the high-waisted wide-leg trousers. And a short-sleeved puffer coat bedazzled with kitschy prints of faces was a perfect example of the Italian brand’s fun personality.

Pepe Jeans + Sienna Miller in S/S 2007

Pepe Jeans + Sienna Miller in S/S 2007Pepe Jeans London is a well established pan-european denim brand with over thirty years of experience. Founded in West London in 1973. The product is distributed in more than 40 countries worldwide and growing confidently. Pepe Jeans London continues its relationship with brand face Sienna Miller and launches a new spring summer advertising campaign fully in March 2007.

Hudson Jeans = denim addict’s fix!

Hudson Jeans = denim addict's fix!Hudson Jeans are best known for their super flattering fit that accentuates the derriere and lengthens the line of the leg. Each pair of jeans are handcrafted in the tradition of fine European tailoring, making them truly one-of-a kind. Both devastatingly sexy and luxuriously comfortable, Hudson is the ultimate denim addict’s fix.

Comme des Garçons Clothing + Vision!

Comme des Garçons Clothing + Vision!Comme des Garçons is a Parisian fashion label headed by Rei Kawakubo, who is also its sole owner. Comme des Garçons has a dozen boutiques and approximately 200 vendors around the world. Each year, the company grosses in the neighborhood of $150 million. Comme des Garçons has been most recently brought to attention on Project Runway when designer, Michael Kors, suggests that a dress “looks like Comme des Garçons goes to the Amish Country.”

Rei Kawakubo an avant-garde Japanese fashion designer, founder of Comme des Garcons, specializes in anti-fashion, austere, sometimes deconstructed garments, sometimes lacking a sleeve or other component. Her garments are primarily in black, dark gray, and white, often worn with combat boots. Rei Kawakubo has inspired many new designers like Belgian Martin Margiela and Ann Demeulemeester, as well as Austrian designer Helmut Lang. The newest offspring of Kawakubo’s fashion think tank is former apprentice Junya Watanabe, who has recently attained much attention in the fashion business.

Diamond Supply Co. Jeans x Know1edge

Diamond Supply Co. Jeans x Know1edge Selvage DenimDiamond Supply Co. Jeans x Know1edge Selvage Denim Collaboration available S/S 2007. The denim collaboration reputedly comes in 3 different washes and the look is said to be well worth the wait.  Both Diamond Supply Co. Jeans x Know1edge brands have have a well respected reputation for designing unique and forwarding-thinking denim and apparel.

Marc Jacobs & Oscar de la Renta, For Fur?

Marc Jacobs & Oscar de la Renta, For Fur?As part of PETA’s “Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur” Campaign, a group of plucky volunteers stood on the corner of Melrose Place in Los Angeles on Thursday in only a PETA banner to protest the opening of the Oscar de la Renta store. The store had originally been planed to open Thursday, but is still under construction. “We’re targeting Oscar de la Renta because they sell fur,” said protestor Melissa Sehgal, who added the demonstration was also directed at Marc Jacobs which has three stores on the street for using fur. Sehgal said PETA hopes the two companies will sign a written agreement promising to stop selling fur.

etnies clothing + etnies trainers = giving back!

etnies clothing + etnies trainers = giving back!Dedicated to giving back to its community and the environment, etnies is highly involved in a variety of charitable causes, sustainable business practices and environmental awareness programs. The brand’s actions include donating shoes to the homeless, helping to build local skateparks, and investing in environmentally sustainable practices and product lines.

For fall 2007, etnies and etnies Girl introduces special project collaborations inspired by the individuality of skateboarding in an urban environment, with artwork from California native Aaron Kraten, the influential street skaters of Stereo Sound Agency, Jason Lee and Chris Pastras, and world-renowned tattoo industry leader Club Tattoo.

Lacoste Polo + Lacoste Trainers = 2 the dogs?

Lacoste Polo + Lacoste Trainers = 2 the dogs?Colette’s resident dogs visit their crocodile cousin this season, as the Paris concept shop celebrates its 10th anniversary by collaborating with Lacoste to produce a limited-edition series of polos and sneakers featuring the trendsetting boutique’s canine friends, Caperino and Peperone, created by Kuntzel+Deygas, alongside Lacoste’s signature mascot. The playful series features 14 Lacoste polos, each with a different Cap & Pep design, developed as part of an animated movie about the crocodile’s travels under the collar and down the chest before he finally returns to reclaim his territory.

“To see our dear Caperino and Peperone play with the big brands is one of our little personal pleasures,” said Colette art director Sarah Lerfel. “It is an old dream from 2004 to have their paths cross that of the famous crocodile. This encounter gave birth to a series of products typical of Colette: some ‘never-seen,’ ‘very limited,’ and therefore ‘collector!’”

Paul Smith Clothing & Shoes

Paul Smith Clothing & ShoesPaul Smith’s latest advertising campaign for SS07 sees the continuation of the theme of ‘real’ people from the AW06 campaign.

The campaign continues to focuses on individuality with around 20 ‘real’ people including number one selling recording artist Mika and a member of the band, All American Rejects being shot by photographer Julian Broad. The campaign will be featured in GQ, Vogue, and Elle amongst other publications.

The campaign was shot at the studio called Master Shipwrights House in Deptford south east London on the banks of the Thames. The studio has changed very little since it was occupied by its Maritime owners in the 1700s. The shoot adopted the style of old fashioned portraiture and the studio space afforded the models to ‘sit’ for the photographer in ways that their Victorian predecessors did for painters.