Dolce & Gabbana is focusing on the newly emergingÂ Indian market, with the opening of two boutiques in New Delhi by the end of the year 07Â as part of an ongoing expansion strategy to facilitate the ever-increasing wealthy residences of urban India.
This Red Monkey Cap is the latest offering from RMC by Martin Ksohoh. A colourful 5 colour combo cap gets all the attention! The official spec states: RMC by Martin Ksohoh logo cap 5 colour-combo embroidered monkeys design Black mesh back, print lined inner brim Adjustable back, and is available from Amazon.com
Paul Smith Wallet. Kitmeout has been given this sneak preview of the new Paul Smith “Naked Lady” Wallet. The wallet will shortly be available online at Togged and arguably has a more subtle look than previous offerings. The specs are: Paul Smith mens, naked lady series, black leather bill fold & credit card wallet. Holds 8 credit cards. Naked lady in cowboy hat. Width 11cm, Height 9cm. Embossed signature logo on front. White stitch trim. Reinforced corners in purple thread, purple lined. Made in Italy. Another winner from Sir Paul Smith and rumour has it Tony Blair already has one tucked away in his back pocket.
Here’s another organic denim offering. Looks a tasty brand. Certified Jeans have an interesting angle on retailing and do not supply suburban outlets.
“Certified jeans are made from 100% organic / transitional cotton grown without chemicals in the USA. Wear what you care – organic cotton jeans. Numerous studies document that toxic chemicals used in conventional cotton production cause ecological damage and are responsible for the decline and mortality of birds and other wildlife in treated areas. Agricultural workers are also exposed and subjected to these chemicals while working in these fields, and groundwater is contaminated in these areas.
Certified jeans are not sold in suburban malls. Suburban shopping malls are a primary generator residential and commercial sprawl and often are responsible for losses of wetlands, natural habitat and agricultural land. And, these malls are unattractive commercial development. Certified jeans are made in the USA under US labor laws.”
Atlanta denim company AOKI, Japanese for “Green Tree”, is set to take the fashion world by storm. The AOKI collection of prestige denim is designed for the true denim aficionado. The Aoki Denim collection includes a style that is created horn raw organic cotton with premium finishes and uses exceptional construction to achieve superior fit. “AOKI Jeans aren’t just about looking sexy, there’s a social and environmental purpose too,” says AOKI creator, Starr Daily-Webb. “What’s been exciting now and for the last year or two is that there are a lot of designers who get design and also have this drive to use materials that are better for the planet.”
The denim collection is slick and clean and in keeping with the AOKI aesthetic. AOKI prestige denim boasts countless innovative logo details and custom hardware as a signature statement throughout. The women’s line is created with ultra-feminine shapes designed to elongate, lift and slim, in all the right places, the only dilemma you’ll be faced with is which pair you’ll love the most. The women’s and men’s line of AOKI jeans are light weight with vintage washes and each pair of jeans feature exclusive AOKI branding elements to define a pear and unique identity. These include a discreet engraved metal clip on the back of belt loop , back pocket logo rivets, we have 3 different cutsÂ the Billy 7 7/8 rise for that girl who want a sexy low cutÂ jean . The Billy has 8 inch rise contoured waist band for a very shapely girl. The Mark 8 25 rise if you just need a little higher rise , no matter what fit you choose we have somethingÂ that will fit your body prefect.
Every geezer south of the M62 loves Stone Island, especially Stone Island Jackets; it’s tribal armour for the warriors of the south. As usual the current collection is well worth a butchers. This is the Stone Island Spring/Summer 2007 blurb:
“Spring/Summer 2007. Stone Island’s spring/Summer 2007 collection contaminates sportswear with military uniforms. These two influences are linked by the same need for functionality. They come together to create architectural and contemporary sportswear. Each garment has a unique DNA. Even the most hidden details have a special use and function. Fabric research and technology is always paramount. Elements from diverse industries are developed into urban functional fabrics.
Reflective: First used by Stone Island in 1992 this fabric is reintroduced as a commemorative jacket to mark 25 years of Stone Island as a high visibility blouson. The fabric is composed of thousands of glass microspheres that reflect light, even when only the tiniest amount is available. This is also adapted into a hooded blouson with a high shine nylon double layer.
Ventile: An extraordinary completely water-proof fabric in 100% cotton is able to perfectly combine breathability and protection from all weather conditions in blousons that guarantee to be the highest performing natural fibre.
Knitwear incorporates many different weights and gauges. Heavier knits in cotton, linen and nylon are mixed to become outerwear. Shirting in cotton/linen include military detailing and epaulettes. T-shirts with their superlight optical prints are multi dimensional. Trousers come in two fits. Clean and slim fitting or loose (snowboard derivation). The collection is complemented in neutral colours with grey nuances fading down to black and blue.”