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April 2008

Acne Chinos

Acne ChinosThis spring Acne is proud to introduce the first line of POP Chinos. The chinos are created under our new design program POP Classics, where garments that are considered timeless are given new relevance through contemporary design interpretations. All chinos comes with signature bright colored lining on the inside.

Like jeans the original chino derive from masculine utility-wear made for longevity. Originally used in British military uniforms in the 19th century, the chino gained popularity in the United States when young soldiers brought them home from war. Today, the chino represents ease, leisure and an ever classic silhouette.

Louis Vuitton Fakes!

Louis Vuitton Fakes! Following Louis Vuitton’s valiant efforts to combat counterfeiting of their prestigeous brand, Louis Vuitton continues to be the most counterfeited designer brand in the world. As the preeminent fashion status symbol it is perhaps of no great surprise that Louis Vuitton has the unenviable position.

Nevertheless, Louis Vuitton has a tenacious legal team who vigorously pursue all counterfeit criminals wherever they maybe and have a no-nonsense approach to dealing with these individuals, who are invariably engaged in all kinds of base criminality from illegal weapons trading to human trafficking.

“The momentum we are gaining in our relentless fight against counterfeiting is tremendous, not only in the US but also in other marketplaces worldwide,” said Nathalie Moulle Berteaux, Director of the Intellectual Property Department for the Fashion & Leather Goods division of LVMH. “By working closely with law enforcement authorities and other trademark holders and compelling those aiding and abetting counterfeiters to accept responsibility for the counterfeiters’ criminal actions, we are putting a stranglehold on the distribution of fake goods.”

PUMA x STREB dance company

PUMA x STREB dance company PUMA x STREB dance company. Prepare to be amazed by the physical phenomenon that is STREB, the dance company featured in PUMA’s Spring/Summer Sportslifestyle campaign. The founder and legendary choreographer, Elizabeth Streb, coins the studio’s unusual technique “PopAction.” This untraditional art form draws upon things like dance, extreme sports, boxing, the circus, and Hollywood stunt work. As if this wasn’t enough, STREB also uses daring and strict precision to display the effects of ‘pure movement.’

Tucked away behind the main screen on PUMA’s homepage, you will find your backstage pass to a STREB performance where PUMA gear gets put to the ultimate test. STREB dancers found PUMA footwear and apparel to be the perfect fit in complimenting their “PopAction” style of dance. Together with PUMA, STREB combines unique movements and bold colors to create a futuristic feel.

Ethical Fashion

Ethical Fashion The International ethical fashion trade fair will take place October 9th – 12th 2008 in Paris at the Carrousel du Louvre.

Ethical Fashion Show® is organised by Universal Love a not-for-profit organisation founded in 1995.

Ethical Fashion Show’s objective is to bring together International buyers and fashion professionals together with cutting edge ethical fashion designers from around the world. This is a 4-day trade event, with one day open to the general public.

2008 NEWS:
This year it’s our 5th birthday! To mark this occasion, we have decided to publish a fashion magazine « ETHICAL FASHION » which will present ethical fashion from around the world with high end photo reports as well as articles about sustainable development and lifestyles.

RMC Red Monkey T-Shirts

RMC Red Monkey T-ShirtsA collection of RMC Martin Ksohoh Red Monkey Company t-shirts have been released on the Togged website. The collection includes are variety of styles including the RMC Signature Logo and takes on other popular logos.

Earthchild Clothing with a Conscience!

Earthchild Clothing with a Conscience! Following the lead of NOHARM Footwear and Clothing, Earthchild Clothing is making an impact with Contemporary, Comfortable Clothing with a Conscience.

Bright Beginning

Aware of the fine quality of South African cotton, the partners of the Earthchild U.S. Flagship store in Westfield, N.J. sought a clothing store with South African roots. “One look at Earthchild and we were hooked,” recalls Susan Markowitz, Westfield store manager, who credited the natural fabrics and relaxed designs for initially capturing their attention. That same natural, relaxed feel in the stores sealed the deal. To retain the brand’s unique appeal in the U.S., it was hand built in Cape Town and shipped – in 500 pieces – via boat to be reconstructed.

Noted Markowitz, “Stepping inside a store will immediately lift your spirit, calm your senses and transport you on a shopping experience unequalled in the hustle and bustle of today’s modern world.”

Katz remains intimately involved with his satellite stores – there are currently six stores in South Africa, one in Toronto and the Westfield store – via weekly conference calls, and regularly reviewing merchandising pictures. “Earthchild’s distinctive, fresh look sets it apart from today’s mass market of children’s clothing,” he said. “Our clothing truly reflects a love and passion for the Earth.” To that end, all cotton is grown in an environmentally responsible manner, and garments are designed and manufactured in South Africa by employing more than 100 local seamstresses. The result is 100 percent breathable cotton and hand-knitted items, some with hand-stitched details, for a one of a kind feeling that feels good to wear. The garments are age-appropriate, yet fashionable, for children age newborn to seven years old.

A Time to Give Back

“Give Back” is not just an Earthchild company value; it is a way of life. A portion of each purchase benefits Earthchild Project, a dynamic and innovative non-profit organization that funds two underprivileged schools in South Africa.

“We are working within the existing structure of schools to help create a new generation of confident, conscious and responsible young leaders,” said Markowitz, noting that inspirational facilitators are placed in the schools to instill a holistic and experiential education program. “There are tangible results within just one year.” Among them: the schools have beautiful organic vegetable gardens; they are recycling; the school menu includes healthy food; and yoga, meditation and life skills lessons are part of the daily routine.

Everyone is Wearing It

Earthchild made an appearance at the Toronto Film Festival this year, and garnered some headlines all its own. Among the socially responsible, yet fashionable, stars it appealed to were Angelina Jolie, Reese Witherspoon and Tim Robbins. For attracting the stars, Markowitz credits the Earthchild garments’ “Organic cotton appeal” that is very cool to look at and touch.

Tretorn Wellies + Sneakers on the go!

Tretorn Wellies + Sneakers on the go! Tretorn have a custom built Tretorn Wellie Wagon that will be in New York for the next 3 weekends selling Tretorn wellies, sneakers, accessories, and apparel outside.  It’s built out of wooden boxes and is very visual.  The locations and dates are below and a picture of the Wellie Wagon is attached.  This is being done in collaboration with the store Hus, which is located at 11 Christopher Street.  Let me know what you think.  

Saturday, April 19th
Jackson Square Park:
Intersection of 8th Ave, Greenwich Ave, Horatio Street
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday, April 26th
Christopher Park:
Intersection of : Grove Street & Christopher Street
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday May 3rd
Bleeker Street Playground:
Intersection of Bleecker Street, W 11th Street & Hudson Street
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Buddhist Punk 2008

Buddhist Punk Buddhist Punk has grown into a well respected and unpretentious brand and is worthy of a shout on Kitmeout:

Since Buddhist Punk’s birth in 1999 out of a union of a western metropolitan edge with eastern tropical artisanship, Buddhist Punk remains essentially the same small team that runs the Bali and London studios today on the front line of the culture of global uncertaincy. Buddhist Punk quickly became well known for its handworked printed jersey collections and it’s relationship with the rock ‘n’ roll industry.

Buddhist Punk shares a natural aesthetic with rock ‘n’ roll, the spirit of being in the moment, of mixing pop culture iconography with the now, and is probably the most integrated fashion label with the rock ‘n’ roll industry. Buddhist Punk has collaborated both professionaly and privately with a diverse variety of the world’s best known artists, most recently The Rolling Stones on their just completed Bigger Bang tour. In 2006 Buddhist Punk launched a second line – House of The Gods to specialise in design driven band fashion allowing Buddhistpunk to follow its true maverick fashion path.

For Fall Winter 2008 Buddhist Punk is showing Classic Buddhist Punk revisiting the essence of what makes Buddhist Punk altogether unique.
The menswear and womenswear includes a contemporary return to their much loved jersey collections with complimentary custom tailoring, leather and knitwear.

IJIN Jeans + Selvedge Jeans

IJIN Jeans + Selvedge Jeans Here is an IJIN selvedge style that has been around for some time now : style J5207. This is from the IRRGLR (irregular) line Kurabo 13 oz denim with lots of  “pops “, egg yolk stitch in 4 stitch sizes,white vitello label on left ( no logo )

This has a victorian backstrap ( sewn up into the waist ) & the infamous 6th pocket overlaid on the back ( with an halfman embroidery sewn in real indigo thread )
Real indigo thread is used on all seams/bar tacks that would be normally sewn in black……this is a key IJIN detail. The indigo obviously wears back in colour with the denim.

This model has inside military hanging loops & a ticking lined back yoke. The back crotch seam is the only seam sewn as a triple needle ( indestructible!). All IJIN actual selvedges are cut extra wide as you can see by the cuff.
IJIN Jeans + Selvedge Jeans

Dior Aftershave + Jude Law

Dior Aftershave + Jude Law “Jude Law is to be the face of a new men’s fragrance for Parfums Christian Dior worldwide save for the U.S. and U.K., according to industry sources. (In the U.S. and U.K., it is believed a male model will replace him in the scent’s advertising.) Dior executives could not be reached for comment. Law would be the latest in a spate of male celebrities fronting fragrance and other luxury products for LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, Parfum Dior’s parent. Most recently, Justin Timberlake inked a deal with Parfums Givenchy.”

Barneys + Loomstate to Go Green…

Barneys, Loomstate to Go GreenBarneys, Loomstate to Go Green by Recycling T-Shirts. The axiom “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure” is getting an eco-sensitive spin, thanks to Barneys New York, Loomstate and the Sundance Channel. Anyone up for recycling their Tees let us know.

Launched in New York City in 2004 by designer Rogan Gregory and Scott Hahn, Loomstate was founded as a casual brand dedicated to creating demand for certified organic cotton using socially and environmentally responsible methods of production.