Adam Kimmel x Carhartt Barneys Event

July 23rd, 2011

Adam Kimmel x Carhartt Barneys Event

Adam Kimmel x Carhartt Barneys Event w George Herms & Paintallica.

Barneys New York celebrated Adam Kimmel x Carhartt with artists George Herms and Paintallica who constructed a site-specific installation that was commissioned for the Barneys New York 60th Street windows. The event was interactive and guests had the opportunity to play a role in the construction.

David Beckham Launching Homme Aftershave

July 23rd, 2011

David Beckham Launching Homme Scent

David Beckham is launching Homme by David Beckham , his third fragrance with Coty, which is apparently meant to have a more masculine image. Steve Mormoris, senior vice president of global marketing for Coty Beauty, told WWD,

David Beckham Homme is a strategic launch for us and represents a key new orientation for the David Beckham fragrance brand — getting back to the male roots of the brand, enhancing David as an athlete and an aspirational man and building a new pillar to the David Beckham franchise.

david beckham scent

Although Homme sounds like it’s all about the branding, here’s a breakdown of the scent: top notes of citrus, ginger, pine and fiery pepper; a heart of cashmere wood, leather and rosemary, and a drydown of mahogany wood, patchouli and skin musk.

The print campaign was shot by Alasdair Mclellen and a commercial is on its way…

david beckham aftershave

Audrina Patridge x Bongo Clothes

July 23rd, 2011

Audrina Patridge x Bongo Clothes

Iconix Brand Group, Inc. announced it will continue its partnership with television personality Audrina Patridge for the Bongo Fall 2011 multi-media marketing campaign. This marks the first time Patridge will appear in a television commercial for the brand. The actress is best known for her role on VH1’s Audrina and MTV’s The Hills.

Giorgio Armani Eyewear by Yvan Rodic

July 21st, 2011

Giorgio Armani Eyewear by Yvan Rodic

Yvan Rodic knocks out this new campaign video for Giorgio Armani and its “Frames of Life” eyewear collection.

P.A.M. A/W 2011 – “CARPETS AND RUGS IN SPORT”

July 21st, 2011

P.A.M. A/W 2011 -

Hunting and gathering, following seasonally available wild plants and game, is by far the oldest human subsistence method.

Nomadic groups make and sell textiles, deal in animals and pictures, and play music. These sedentary groups work in towns as scavengers and hangmen; elsewhere they are snake-charmers, tinkers, bag makers, and singers; they dance at feasts and tell fortunes. They play music and made sieves, brooms, and wooden spoons. They have taken to horticulture and poetry.

Mulberry Autumn/Winter 2011

July 17th, 2011

Mulberry Autumn/Winter 2011

For Mulberry’s Autumn/Winter 2011 video, Serge Teulon did the cinematography and the whole thing was lead by creative directors Ronnie Cooke Newhouse and Stephen Wolstenholme of House and Holme. With “Animal” by Miike Snow serving as the background music, Losey worked with visual effects firm Framestore to shoot 2D cut-out animations and a live 3D environment.

We make Superdenim – Supernoir S/S2012

July 14th, 2011

WE MAKE SUPER DENIM Summer 2012 collection “Supernoir” official video preview.

We MAKE SUPER DENIM is a young denim company born and raised in Torino, Italy, very few miles away from the city of Chieri where Blue jeans was first produced already in the 15th Century.

This is clearly what we are not: we are not a multi billionarie denim company run by executives and statistics and we are sure not part of any cheap soul-less chain raping every high-street in every European city out there.

We are a small independent company proud to design and manifacture our entire collection in northern Italy where we are based. We love what we do, every season we try to connect our collection to a SUPER-concept feeding our own true originality and true creativity.

Supernoir Denim

Tenue de Nimes Indigo-dyed Chuck Taylor All Star

July 13th, 2011

Tenue de Nimes Indigo-dyed Chuck Taylor All Star

Tenue de Nîmes is launching a collection of special, hand-dyed, natural indigo, customized Converse Chuck Taylor All Star shoes that will be released during Amsterdam Fashion Week this summer. On July 15th Tenue de Nîmes will host a ‘Down-Town’ event in their Amsterdam-based store to celebrate the release of this limited edition shoe.

The Chuck Taylor All Star serves as a perfect muse for Tenue de Nîmes. With deep roots in style and culture, both the Chuck Taylor All Star shoe and indigo denim have led somewhat parallel lives. The Chuck Taylor All Star shoe and a pair of jeans have long been a staple of youth culture and music and have served as a symbol of independence for decades. Fittingly, Tenue de Nîmes asked the legendary denim experts, the Manabe family from Okoyama in Japan, owners of the Momotaro brand and Rampuya dyeing factory, if they would be able to indigo-dye a limited amount of 50 pairs.

Mr. Manabe agreed, and kindly provided us with 50 pairs of stunning hand- numbered shoes, dyed in natural indigo. Because of the irregular composition of natural indigo, the shoes all have a different signature. Each shoe is unique thanks to the traditional craft of hand-dyeing and the use of natural ingredients throughout the process. Every shoe is decorated with a Tenue de Nîmes cross on the inner sole. The shoes are sold in a Ramupya natural cotton bag and are exclusively sold at Tenue de Nîmes in Amsterdam for €89,90. During the event on July 15th 2011 Tenue de Nîmes will officially present the limited collection of indigo Chuck Taylor All Star shoes along with an exhibit on the Japan-based dyeing process.

Ransom by adidas – Autumn/Winter 2011

July 13th, 2011

Ransom by adidas - Autumn/Winter 2011
For this Fall season we decided to take a journey to a place we know best; coastal British Columbia and the expansive Pemberton Icecaps. In our formative years, we all put in a lot of time at these areas, thus we de-cided to share a little piece of our history and it’s natural beauty.

Utilizing a helicopter to capture the best of the terrain as well as to gain access to some never before seen spaces, capturing the essence of both the land and the Fall/Winter 2011 season all in one. This introduction short gives a glimpse of the The Tantalus, The Crest and Chase silhouettes.

Location: N. 50.306884 , W. 122.783203

Natalia Vodianova’s White Fairy Tale for Naked Heart Foundation

July 13th, 2011

Natalia Vodianova’s White Fairy Tale for Naked Heart Foundation

Natalia Vodianova’s White Fairy Tale for Naked Heart Foundation

Naked Heart Foundation grounding principles – Providing support to families of children with special needs, thus helping children to stay in their families and not be taken into orphanages. Development of a network of centres providing psychological, therapeutic, legal and social support for children with special needs and their families, as well as for families intending to foster or adopt.

Before the White Fairy Tale Love Ball Natalia Vodianova hosted at Chateau de Wideville, she modelled shots to promote the event. Featuring dresses by the likes of Valentino and Christopher Kane, the images and event were held in support of Vodianova’s Naked Heart Foundation which helps children in Russia.

Natalia Vodianova

adidas Y-3 Autumn / Winter 2011-2012

July 10th, 2011

adidas Y-3 Autumn / Winter 2011-2012

For Autumn/Winter 2011-12, Y-3 hits the road with a collection inspired by the nature of escape—on horseback, on foot, and into the hills. The season’s campaign follows this theme which ultimately is about the journey and not the destination. Artist Collier Schorr created images as well as the campaign’s mood video titled: Beneath, Between, Beyond by contrasting hyper – colored landscapes by the photographer David Benjamin Sherry with two figures who likewise seem otherworldly.

ksubi 2011 eyewear collection

July 10th, 2011

ksubi 2011 eyewear collection

AD ASTRA (to the stars) the motto of the true believer. ksubi’s 2011 eyewear collection is based on paranoid alien obsessed fanatics and their anarchistic lab nerd style.

We make eyewear discoveries from the 1950’s to 1990’s. Rimless lenses, cat eye shapes and outlined frames in translucent, teal, burgundy, green and yellow. The Desert DMT print as seen in ksubi’s spring summer collection and the radiant blues and smoky greys of ksubi’s high summer are replicated in key sunglass and optical frames.

ksubi shades

SUN
CARINA- Oversize cat eye are so feline with precise metal studding detail.
HYDOR- Classic aviator shape with contemporary edge, acetate bar sits atop rimless lenses.
ALULLA- Metal on metal with contrasting matte inlay against high shine rimmed outline.
SHAM- A sized down version of one of ksubi’s most recognisable shape, the skeleton, in both sun and
SIGMA optical outlined in radiant blue, red and white on clear.

OPTICAL
HEZE- Rimless lens aviator with contrasting acetate bar frames the eye area.
CHI CYG- Not oversize, a 90’s style cat eye with metal inlay detailing.
ALKES- Science lab chic in mad scientist style frames.
CAPELLA- Two-tone metal design with matte metal interior and metallic shine frame outline.
BETA- Your everyday optical, thick rimmed acetate frame with a twist- go for the Desert DMT print.

ksubi glasses

Stone Island Paris – Jackets, Jeans and Jumpers

July 9th, 2011

Let’s continue with Stone Island’s Parisian operation. Here’s the video of the presentation of the store for friends, the press and buyers. In the background, the installation with our now ‘famous’ moon. Enjoy.

Meltin Pot Pop Up in Berlin

July 7th, 2011

Meltin Pot Pop Up in Berlin

BERLIN POP UP STORE 06.07.11- 06.09.11

Another first for the brand. This unique pop up boutique will open its doors during the period Bread & Butter (the most important European sports and denim wear fair) for a two-month period. This first example of a Pop Up boutique with many to follow in the near future…will feel like home from home.

The space spanning 110sqm is based on Weinmeisterstrasse no2, within the heart of the Mitte district, aka one of Berlin’s hubs of cultural and entertainment. The style of the store successfully integrates the never-ending “Journey to Nowhere”, from which it takes its design inspiration from modular flight (travel) cases and using them to create eclectic wow-installations.

An easy vibe and a place to get to know us better. A summer place not only to hang with your local mates and meet some out of town new ones or listen to some eclectic tunes but to also shop some jeans from our latest fall winter 2011 treasures including the “Must Have” men’s workwear selection and the all new women’s denim line.

One off band’s will jam, guest DJ’s will pop by and play a couple of vinyl tracks, this pop up store will give all that visit a welcome home feelin into the world of Meltin’Pot.

AT EVERY STOP we setup camp and create a temporary home… and there will be more Pop Up surprises so – Watch your space.

The Meltin’Pot Pop Up Store will be open Mon-Sat.

MELTIN POT BRAND, POP UP STORE IN BERLIN

Stone Island Firmament A/W 2011

July 7th, 2011

Stone Island Firmament

Stone Island Firmament
launch of the AW’011’012 Collection

Thursday July 7th
Cocktail: 6pm_10pm

Stone Island Italy

Kris Van Assche x Misericordia – Tee-shirt for Japan

July 5th, 2011

Kris Van Assche x Misericordia - Tee-shirt for Japan

Kris Van Assche in collaboration with Misericordia, has designed an exclusive t-shirt for Japan. All profits will be used to support the relief efforts of the Japanese Red Cross, for their ongoing help to those affected by the tragic events of March 2011.

The design of the t-shirt refers to a message from the designer himself ‘Hope & Love will Save us’. Available at thecorner.

Misericordia Shirts

Monkee Genes related to Red Monkey Jeans?

July 4th, 2011

Monkee Genes related to Red Monkey Jeans?

Not sure whether there is any relation between Red Monkey jeans and Monkee Genes but they both use strictly organic denim.

Monkee Genes was born in 2006 out of a frustration and boredom with the jeans market and offers a fresh, vibrant and youthful direction.

Innovative fits and style lines in top of the range fabrics, classic denims with a retro twist and luscious sateen in pop art inspired colours.

Quality of fit and make are high on our schedule, in a world of cheap and disposable fashion manufactured without soul or identity, Monkee Genes offers an antithesis.

Monkey Jeans

HIXSEPT Clothing – ETUDES – FW 2011

July 2nd, 2011

HIXSEPT Clothing - ETUDES - FW 2011

HIXSEPT Clothing – ETUDES – FW 2011

Directed by Jeremy Liebman
Art directed by Aurélien Arbet and Jérémie Egry
Improvisational dance by Matthew Oaks
Shooting location Brooklyn – NY

Directed by Jeremy Liebman the short video leads to tease and succeeds.

Hixsept L’oiseau gris was created in France in 1999 by Aurélien Arbet and Jérémie Egry.

Theses men’s collections created around unique themes are drawn from the sensitivity of their creators, from the places they have been to, and the people they have met. Oscillating between research, spontaneity and minimalism, each collection is a new beginning, starting all over again.

Gilded Age – FW 2011 Presentation

June 29th, 2011

Fashion photographer Graham Lott teamed up with the Creative Agency Boyce & Brown to create a short cinematic video showcasing the Gilded Age Fall/Winter 2011 Collection. Inspired by patriot Joseph Lloyd’s paranoid flight from Long Island after the British seized it, the project brings the area’s past into its present, fusing the land’s history with current-day suburbia.

Acne Men’s Clothing Spring 2012

June 29th, 2011

Acne Men's Clothing Spring 2012

The Swedish brand marched out in sportswear with a seventies twist. Including trim suits, crisp windbreakers, shorts doused in a camouflage-like floral print and a suede blouson with an oversized ribbed waistband. Colors were offbeat — putty pink, brown and rust — but Acne also sent out some of its famous denim.

Acne Denim Jacket

Acne Jeans unites innovative jeans styles with a versatile wardrobe for men and women, ranging from basic cotton T-shirts, to tailored jackets to luxurious accessories and shoes. While every collection forms a concept, each piece can be worn separately and effortlessly be mixed with other brands. By designing simple, functional clothes Acne Jeans aims to create a modern framework for individuality.

As a part of the creative collective ACNE, the label started in 1997 when the company designed 100 pairs of jeans distributed to friends, family and clients. Soon, several stores and boutiques wanted to carry the line, much to do with the characteristic bright-red stitching on raw denim. From these humble beginnings Acne Jeans has developed into a renowned jeans.

The first ‘real’ collection was launched in 1998. Since then Acne Jeans’ Creative Director Jonny Johansson has worked with a strong design team to create a strong identity for the brand.

Acne Coat

Ksubi Clothing and Accessories Discounts – VIP Shopping Day

June 29th, 2011

Ksubi Clothing and Accessories Discounts - VIP Shopping Day

ksubi Pitt street- “welcome to earth”
Shop 4033 level 4 Westfield Pitt Street

Friends of ksubi VIP Shopping Day

Visit one of our ksubi boutiques on Thursday 30th June and receive 40% off storewide (excludes new season eyewear)

Ksubi Shopping

ksubi Paddington- “the ghost shoppe’
140 Oxford Street, Paddington

Ksubi Eyewear Discount

ksubi Bondi Beach- ‘City of the Dead’
82 Gould Street, Bondi Beach

Kenzo Menswear Clothing Spring 2012

June 28th, 2011

Kenzo Menswear Clothing Spring 2012

Antonio Marras takes a leisurely stroll in to the 50s.

Antonio Marras (Alghero, 1961).It is stated in the international fashion world for his original creations and a personal style all related to the Sardinian culture made ??of simple materials and traditional and enriched by his elaborations. His reputation is now linked to the fact that by his merits he was appointed artistic director of French fashion brand from Kenzo.

Slouchy suits with short pants came in electric brights, or sun-faded pink and blue cottons. A tropical garden’s worth of prints also bloomed across the collection, from a big pink hibiscus on a white linen suit to an intricate vintage design depicting palm trees and tigers. Chunky brogues, knee socks and sensible fisherman’s hats gave this holiday garb an endearing, nerdish quality.

Kenzo Menswear Clothing Spring 2012

Rick Owens Menswear Clothing S/S12

June 25th, 2011

Rick Owens Menswear Clothing S/S12

Rick Owens Menswear continues to push boundaries in 2012. Long silhouettes with floor-skimming coats and gowns were presented, creating a semi-religious undertone evident throughout the collection.

Rick Owens (born 1962) is an American fashion designer hailing from California, celebrated for his avant garde and subversive eye.

Rick Owens Clothes

Yves Saint Laurent Menswear Clothing S/S12

June 25th, 2011

Yves Saint Laurent Menswear S/S12

Stefano Pilati, inspired as usual, focused on uniform tailoring but mixed in laced-up string details and red crocodile loafers.

Stefano Pilati (born 1965) is an Italian fashion designer. Since 2002, he has been the head designer of the fashion house Yves Saint Laurent.

The fashion house Georgio Armani hired him as an assistant in its men’s ready-to-wear department in 1993, and the fashion house Prada asked Pilati to run its fabric research and development in 1995.

In 1998, he was promoted to assistant designer at Miu Miu, a brand of Prada, working on men’s and women’s ready-to-wear clothing and reporting directly to Miuccia Prada.

In 2000, Pilati joined fashion house Yves Saint Laurent to run its ready-to-wear clothing design; he took over in 2002.

Yves Saint Laurent Shirt

SIMON SPURR Releases 5-Year Anniversary Denim Jeans

June 23rd, 2011

SIMON SPURR Releases 5-Year Anniversary Denim

After launching his eponymous denim line in the fall of 2006, menswear designer Simon Spurr has released a limited-edition jean to commemorate the company’s five-year anniversary. Crafted with the finest details, the SIMON SPURR 5 Year Anniversary Jean uses wash details and hand-finished repairs inspired by the original pair that Spurr has worn over the past five years. Adding to their individuality, each pair is signed, numbered and dated by Spurr.

“To celebrate the company’s 5-year anniversary, we created a limited edition jean to acknowledge and reinforce the brand’s initial starting point,” Spurr said. “These jeans reflect the personal and natural wear of the very first pair of SPURR jeans in existence.”

SIMON SPUR Jeans

Using custom yellow selvage denim, produced by Cone Mills in North Carolina, SIMON SPURR jeans are defined with branded buttons and rivets along the chain stitching at the waist band and hem. For extra softness and give, pima cotton is used in the weft of these medium-rise, straight-cut slim “Made in the USA” jeans.

About Simon Spurr

In the fall of 2006, Simon Spurr launched his menswear line SPURR with three distinct styles of American-made selvage jeans. Over the course of 2007, the line was expanded to include sportswear, suiting and accessories, quickly establishing SPURR as a full lifestyle brand. In 2009, the brand was broadened once again with the creation and development of SIMON SPURR, a designer collection which paralleled and complemented the newly-contemporized SPURR. Spurr’s clean and confident design aesthetic is clearly informed by both his English upbringing as well as by his years working with Hedi Slimane, Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren. In 2009, Spurr received the prestigious nomination for the CFDA/VOGUE Fashion Fund Award and has since been nominated for two CFDA Awards, most recently for Menswear Designer of the Year. SIMON SPURR and SPURR are sold at leading retailers worldwide including Bergdorf Goodman and Saks Fifth Avenue.

SIMON SPURR Jeans

Captain Fin Company in Australia

June 23rd, 2011

Captain Fin Company clothes

Disjointed and Future Fins are proud to announce the distribution of Captain Fin Company in Australia

Captain Fin Company was started in late 2007 by pro surfer Mitch Abshere. He created Captain to tell a new story in surfing, rooted deeply in anti-establishment, but also in having fun. The foundation of the brand lies in the graphic oriented fins that are designed by the best artists/riders possible, but the Captain product line is also growing to include T-shirts, accessories, and whatever else Mitch wants to make. The possibilities are endless, but at the end of the day, Captain Fin Company is just about making RAD stuff, without following any rules.

Captain Fin Company

Captain is proud to have the following surfers, shapers, artists and friends spreading its message:

Surfers: Mitch Abshere, Joel Tudor, Dane Reynolds, Alex Knost, Andrew Doheny, CJ Nelson, Dane Peterson, Kassia Meador, Herbie Fletcher, Brian Bent, Jared Mell, JJ Wessels, Alex Kopps, Troy Elmore, Turkey Stopnik, Tyler Warren, Scotty Stopnik, Nick Simich, Chase Stopnik, Mark Choiniere, Trace Marshall, Chad Marshall, Kyle Lightner

Shapers: Chris Christenson, Tyler Hatzikian, Dano, Mason Dyer, Jeff McCallum

Artists: Thomas Campbell, Andy Davis, Russ Pope, Dave Hanson

Captain Fin has also teamed up with some of the best brands in the industry on some amazing product collaborations, and some of the best ones include:
• Vans x Captain Fin Footwear and T-Shirts
• R A E N x Captain Fin Eyewear
• Brixton x Captain Fin Headwear and T-Shirts

Stussy – JJ Villard

June 22nd, 2011

The Stussy Summer 2011 collection includes a series of t-shirts by animator JJ Villard. A graduate of CalArts, JJ has worked on huge Hollywood films such as Shrek the Third, Shrek Forever After and Monsters vs. Aliens before landing his current gig at Cartoon Network Adult Swim. personal work is drastically different from the high profile projects he typically works on. Inspired by pop culture, horror films and things of a darker nature, JJ used the idea of a sketchbook to inspire his tees. Using pens, pencils and markers, he created a series of t-shirts that capture the rawness of what a sketchbook is all about.

Moncler Gamme Bleu S/S 2012

June 22nd, 2011

Moncler Gamme Bleu S/S 2012

Moncler is a famous name that is familiar to anyone who loves the mountains and easy wear. The name comes from the abbreviation of Monestier de Clermont, a place near Grenobie where, in 1952 Rene Ramillion and Andre Vincent founded what would become one of the most famous outerwear companies. Ramillion was the best known manufacturer of mountain articles in the city, but he was also a versatile mind whose talent was demonstrated by dozens of patents.

As early as 1933 he had started up a company by that name, specialising in metal mechanisms for sports: ski poles, bindings, and tent frames. He also provided ski bindings to the French Army, and the people he met and events he experienced through this connection proved to be life-altering. Due to “proven need” during World War II, his company was not seized, and through his contacts with the French Alpine troops, he met Lionel Terray, a decisive player in the history of Moncler.
The Origins

During its first few years, the company, headed by Andre Vincent, a Grenoble merchant and a friend of Ramillion, who dealt in sports articles, successfully sold solid, sturdy objects: tents, down sleeping bags, a unique model of lined cagoules, and good sewing machines, recovered from a former slipper factory.

The tents in particular met the favour of the market, becoming so famous that they were simply known as “les Ramy” , the symbol of a rapidly developing phenomenon – vacations. Vacations became popular throughout Europe in the 1930’s, but exploded in the post-war period with its new found freedom of movement. They transformed into a ritual that became increasingly popular due to motorcycles, Lambretta scooters (sometimes Vespa‘s), and small cylinder autos that were cheap and manageable. And also thanks to perfect tents, with telescopic poles and outer reinforcement to cover them.

Moncler’s history was shifting, and the definitive catalyst bore the name of a glorious weekly magazine, Elle. It’s attentive journalists sensed that this mountain garment could easily become a must for city life. And on that occasion, the down jacket also vaunted eccentric stitching, vertical in some places, horizontal in others and splendid colours, even through the laque nylon of the period came in only four shapes: yellow, blue, orange and green. “It’s a revolution”, enthusiastically exclaimed the editors who photographed it. They showed rare foresight, as the passion for sportswear was still at least ten years away. In 1988 the entire editorial staff of Madame Figaro posed in Moncler down jackets for their Christmas greetings. As it became metropolitan, Moncler’s ascent was unstoppable, and in 1980 it met the designer Chantal Thomas, with whom it began a collaboration that lasted until 1989 and radically changed its appearance: buttons instead of zippers, fur trim, satin, reversible fabrics. Continuing the transformation, in 1999 the first Spring/ Summer collection was presented, and in 2002, for the brands fiftieth anniversary, a couture collection was presented, enriched with embroidery by the famous Lesage.

Emporio Armani men’s Spring-Summer 2012 collection

June 19th, 2011

Emporio Armani men's Spring-Summer 2012 collection

The Emporio Armani menswear collection for next spring and summer was entitled “Lightness.” That’s lightness in fabric and certainly not quality and aesthetics. Suits were layered with loose-knit cardigans, highlighting the lightness of the collection, on top of light T-shirts. Loose jackets were virtually transparent, revealing the shape of the model. The color scheme was masculine and neutral in grays and blues.

Emporio Armani Jacket

Philip M. Goss Clothing – Ex St.Martins London, Class of ‘87

June 16th, 2011

Philip M. Goss Clothing

Ex St.Martins London, Class of ‘87, Philip has had numerous lives in the international design world, more recently in the jeans arena working on many creative consultancies with major Euro-denim companies from trend reporting to cool-hunting, product design to image styling.

However, in 2000, he was selected to become creative director of little-known, cult Japanese selvedge denim label, Evisu. In this role he was responsible for establishing the original denim product line & for a further 3 years, designed all Evisu product of this highly specialised denim brand, aswell as creating all of the commercial designer lines sold in Europe.

In 2003 Ijin Material was conceived as an independent denim research line based on a specialised cutting technique involving folding & instigating the cult of alternative jeans-making. Ijin was shown in January 2004 with a clearly authentic & original signature denim model: the Antifit Backstrap. Ijin immediately sold into Fred Segal LA, Barneys Tokyo, Beams Osaka, Dantone Milano & the legendary Jones London, to name a few. Ijin is still run on a shoestring budget by one person & continues to sell fearless & original product in the best specialist boutiques on the planet, whilst retaining the accolade of world’s best kept denim secret.

Philip was still creative consultant to Evisu International during this time, when he was then invited to Japan to collaborate personally with Evis founder & indigo friend ,Yamane-san. In 2005, a new specialist denim line was born for the Japanese market only.This private label is called Evis 9055 – Philip Goss Edition & is still on sale today.

In 2011 , in collaboration with Deb Srl, Rimini , alternative jeansmaker Philip M. Goss debuts under his own name with a specialist menswear line rooted in reworked Workwear items, operating researched textiles woven in both rare & authentic Japanese weaves & also totally exclusive Italian narrow-loomed selvedge denims actually woven by Goss himself , consultant textile createur to Europe’s only vintage denim company, DenimArea.Artisinal Italian manufacture combined with veteran British know-how & a Japanese mindset highlights this amalgamation of Heritage with innovation in this inaugural line offer of sturdy utility items including Tailor Labor Jackets , Cambric dress shirts , wide-leg Chinos & a new generic five pocket leg.

Philip M. Goss Jeans

Ralph Lauren official outfitter for Wimbledon

June 16th, 2011

Ralph Lauren official outfitter for Wimbledon

Ralph Lauren official outfitter for Wimbledon. Enter for a chance to win two centre court tickets to the 125th Wimbledon tournament. Enter

Ralph Lauren Tennis Clothing

Stone Island Jackets in Paris

June 14th, 2011

Sneak Preview:Stone Island Landing in Paris June 24th ‘011 316 Rue Saint Honoré 75001.

Stone Island the Italian designer label for men with a worldwide following. The brand is exclusive and very limited.

Stone Island was created by chance, as we like to say, in 1982. At the time, the firm was called C.P. Company, as was the brand it produced. C.P. Company was considered the forefather of all Italian casual wear brands. Its “subtitle” was ‘Ideas from Massimo Osti’ and Massimo, a graphic designer and intellectual from Bologna invented it. In the mid Seventies, he was the first to get interested in army surplus garments, to understand the importance of the enormous cultural wealth to be found in vintage markets in Italy, a territory that through the ages had seen so many ancient and modern armies pass by. Massimo was the first to study the functional characteristics of these garments, cataloguing shapes, pockets, fastenings, garment accessories and studying the worn looks and faded colours that are so full of historical flavour. In order to reproduce them, in Ravarino, in the province of Modena, he perfected a sophisticated garment dyeing laboratory and experimental print works. He began research into materials and weaves, mixing them, coating them and transforming them by dyeing the finished garments.

One day a special material arrived: a heavy lorry tarpaulin. It was red on one side and blue on the other. What could be done with that? In order to transform it into an item of clothing, it was put into a washing machine with water and pumice stone and washed, for hours, in order to soften its structure, subduing it.

The first prototype had an incredible feel, but it looked entirely outside of C.P. Company’s vocabulary. It did not belong to the label. As a result, a decision was made to create seven jackets in that unique fabric, known as “Tela Stella”, and to give the collection a name: Stone Island. Stone Island had a marine feel, reminiscent of oilskins that have been corroded by the sea, as well as a military feel, arising from the background of research undertaken up until that time. The name too, evoked the love for the sea and the treatment used to create the garments. The badge – the embroidered fabric label that has distinguished the brand since the first season – held the Compass Rose and was displayed like an insignia on a military garment.

Meltin’Pot Opens its First Flagship Store in Riccione, Italy

June 14th, 2011

Meltin'Pot Opens its First Flagship Store in Riccione, Italy

Meltin’Pot Opens its First Flagship Store in Riccione, Italy
to a Roaring Public…
celebrated its opening with DJ and Dutch producer -Tom Trago, who played an exclusive DJ set for Meltin’Pot

Meltin’Pot has opened its doors to its first Denim flagship store in Italy, Riccione.

Arranged on two levels, the store will be built within the Palariccione complex Riccione, which also houses some of the best shops in the area, located in the center: a 1 km radius from hundreds of fine hotels, the best restaurants, other fashion boutiques, cool bars and the infamous, coastline, all within walking distance.

Meltin'Pot Clothes

The decision to open the first flagship store in the town of Riccione represents a clear and defined desire to reach out to the brand’s target audience. CEO of the brand, Augusto Romano explained, “This store opening mirrors the International development of the label with plans to develop markets in the Middle East, China, Japan and South America”. “Presently we are developing the brand’s positioning in New York, Miami and LA and the brands 800 Italian based retail points and its other 300 in Europe, in particular France and Germany.” “We are are embarking on an important turning point for the brand, which aims to forge retail partnerships”. “The idea is not to give birth to a chain but rather to develop a partnership with some of our customers, who may open a second Meltin’Pot store that is more structured than a traditional franchising set up”.

Riccione in fact, has always been considered the “heart” of the summer Italian vacations Italy, and a prime location for spearheading new trends as well as being a noted international tourist destination, and not only in summer, with its modern facilities, notes boutiques and historical clubs and nightlife, which are famous throughout the world.

The pilot flagship Denim store is the first example of a Meltin’Pot jeans branded store, and houses the complete denim collection for men and women. All the fittings and furnishings embrace and emulate “denim world” style, “raw” and industrial, using materials such as wood and steel but with mixed with modern and innovative technology. A massive, “Meltin’Pot” Lifestyle video wall structure transmits real time video content related to collections, advertising campaigns, events.

The first Meltin’Pot denim store is also a key marker within the new brand’s new “retail” strategy – a pilot project that anticipates the forthcoming openings of additional Meltin’Pot stores both within Italy and worldwide.

Meltin'Pot Jackets

The opening was celebrated with a large in-store event and supported by partnerships with the biggest clubs in the area and along the coastline, and one of the most famous and historic Italian clubs, Cocoricò, who on the same date officially celebrated the opening of the official season with its renowned, “One Festival” with international guests and guests in attendance from all over Italy.

A major aperitif was also staged with the support of Aperol Spritz, and guest DJ and Dutch producer, and rising star of contemporary house and the disco scene, Trago played an exclusive DJ set for Meltin’Pot in-store, prior to playing his set at Cocoricò. Guests were also protagonists of a “Live Shoot”- featuring a selection of exclusive and collectable T-shirts. The photographic set was staged within the store with: and the best shots taken will shortly feature as part of a gallery, which will appear on the Meltin’Pot blog and via other related social network channels.

An exclusive presentation of the MP001 male jean collection “Meltin’Pot Riccione Nowhere” (Where Life Takes You) also took place and was inspired by the upcoming Fall Winter 2011-12 campaign:

A fine example of a 5 pocket Limited Edition jean, made in pure 12OZ indigo unwashed denim, with precious selvedge unwashed, and enriched with “hand-made” details and packaged in a special authentic “Raw” way.

The Meltin’Pot flagship store Riccione was designed by BAM Design, an architectural and design studio based in Milan and New York, whose signature already appears on some key international fashion brands stores worldwide.

Meltin'Pot Shirts

Edwin Jeans in motion

June 11th, 2011

Edwin Jeans in motion

Edwin Japan can trace its roots back to the 1950s. However, it’s generally accepted the brand started in 1961. The name “EDWIN” comes from playing with the 5 letters of “DENIM” Reversing the DE to ED and then reversing the NIM to MIN and then flipping the M to make a W: EDWIN!

EDWIN International quick history:

“1970
In 1970 more American WORK WEAR clothes are being made. A very important model, the OVERALL becomes a trend.

1972
The STRONG JEANS are being made which encourage the HIPPIES. A new folk fashion is born with the PATCHWORK by EDWIN.

1980
The CHICAGO JEANS are on the market. There’s a big fuss about the CHICAGO campain that year. Also, the STONEWASH series reaches the market.

1982
EDWIN is now on the market officialy via the ELITE FASHION CHANNEL. The sales of the INTERNATIONAL BASIC SERIES, which are the improvement of the WORK WEAR stabilizes. This year the LONDON SLIMS make their debute in Japan, after request of the people who already had heard of the great success the LONDON SLIMS had abroad.

1985
USA EDWIN International is founded. Musicians like Kenny Rogins, Hewy Louis and Billy Joel, appreciate the quality and fit of EDWIN clothes by wearing them. EDWIN starts to attract the peoples attention without advertising campains.

1986
The production in IOWA, USA begins. This way, the first made in USA EDWIN hit the market. EDWIN merges with the second greatest jeans company in the USA, LEE. This was the result of the fact that the creator of jeans in America had the KNOW-HOW of EDWIN.

1992
The BAGGY JEANS and the WORKMAN JEANS which were made with retro DENIM in 1991, make great sales. The ROSS which achieves great sales in Europe hits the Japanese market. There’s a merger with FIORUCCI (casual brand in Italy) and a cooperation with CARHART (an american WORKWEAR company). Assorted EDWIN models are being produced.”

STONE ISLAND CHOOSES RICCIONE

June 11th, 2011

Stone Island winter jacket

STONE ISLAND CHOOSES RICCIONE

A video on the opening of the lastest (the next) flagship store.

To open a flagship store is always a unique event that gives to a brand a lot of energy. Especially to us, who decided to conceive our stores more as a ‘design pieces’ showcase than a ‘clothes container’. The latest opening, on May 28th, has been in Riccione, a city known for its great daytime beaches, and spectacular nighttime’s discos. The address is Viale Ceccarini 34, the main shopping and bar avenue. The shop opened just a few days before the opening of the shop in shop” of Forte Village in Sardinia and precedes the opening of ur Parisian Flagship store, but this is another story and will be another post…. Here’s a video, shot the day before and the day of the opening.

Design For Humanity Casting Call – Billabong Runway

June 10th, 2011

The Billabong Design For Humanity event kicks of with the Runway Show. A one of a kind bikini fashion show showcased on the catwalk by top runway models.

This video goes behind the scenes to the casting call.

Design For Humanity fashion, music, art event benefiting VH1 Save The Music Foundation.
Happening June 15, 2011 at Paramount Studios.

Fernando Korpi – THE BEAR HUNTERS AW 2011-2012

June 9th, 2011

THE BEAR HUNTERS AW 2011-2012

THE BEAR HUNTERS AW 2011-2012

Fernando Korpi’s A/W 2011-2012 mens collection draws its inspiration from abandoned factory towns, Twin Peaks -series and The Deer Hunter -movie. Especially hunting trips and the traditional lifestyle of the rural areas are presented in the prints of the collection.

Fernando Korpi shirt

Traditional army fabrics and the patterns found in your grandpa’s sweaters have been newly interpreted to represent today’s aesthetics in mens fashion. This approach is recognizable in Fernando Korpi -brand’s collections because in mens fashion the appearance stays the same – just like in cars. Only the technique and the details change to serve modern needs and style.

Fernando Korpi Jeans

MENSWEAR DESIGNER FROM FINLAND

Fernando Korpi designs and manufactures high-quality clothing and other accessories. The starting point for design is that each individual Fernando Korpi product earns its own design value and expresses everyday lifestyle.

Burberry Prorsum Autumn Winter 2011-2012

June 9th, 2011

Burberry Prorsum Autumn Winter 2011-2012

Burberry Prorsum Autumn Winter 2011-2012 Campaign + Videos.

View footage from the Burberry Autumn/Winter 2011 Prorsum Campaign for June, featuring British models Molly Smith, Amber Anderson, Thomas Penfound and Felicity Jones.

Burberry Check Coat

Yasmin Bawa Fashion Film 2011

June 7th, 2011

Style Savage gives us a look at Yasmin Bawa 2011 Graduate Collection from the Middlesex BA show which was held last week.

Director/Editor – Liam Simpson

Director of Photography – Nicholas Peel

Designer – Yasmin Bawa

Make Up/Hair – Jutheanne Cruz & Tammy Nguyen

Still Photography – David Barr

Production Co-ordinators – Mark & Claire Simpson

Models – Evie Grange-Cook, Lomig Joliff, Linnea Landin & Simon Tuit

Music – Asobi Seksu – Thursday (Acoustic at Olympic Studios)

GOD SAVE MCQUEEN

June 7th, 2011

Alexander McQueen has released a new collection of scarves, showcased by the above video, provocatively entitled “God Save McQueen”.