How pro-active should a big name brand be to ensure that their products are not made using unfair labour and abuse? A big question most brands would like swept under the proverbial carpet. A Nike factory has agreed to pay $1m in unpaid overtime to Indonesian workers in a move that could force other suppliers […]
Moschino diffusion line Cheap & Chic is to move its catwalk show to London for the autumn/winter 2012 shows. The Moschino, Moschino Cheap and Chic and Love Moschino, creations make their mark by expressing its creativity that makes irony and elegance its strength through the reinterpretation of the classics. The brand was originally created in […]
Here’s the latest offering from Martin Ksohoh over at RMC. It’s a selection of specially designed cases for the iPhone 4S. Take a butchers: The iPhone 4S is a touchscreen slate smartphone developed by Apple Inc. It is the fifth generation of the iPhone, a device that combines a 3.5 inch (89 mm) touchscreen iPod, […]
Paul Smith has collaborated with the Isle of Man Post Office to design a prestigious collection of seven stamps to celebrate the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. As a lifelong follower of the World Cycling, Paul Smith was honoured to be asked to participate in this project by the Isle of Man Post Office. […]
Amsterdam based design firm Como Park was commissioned by Levi’s to create a new store interior concept. Frame Magazine recently reported on the behind the scenes failures and successes which led the design team to consider reusing materials in the store. ‘While the first concept looked good on paper, we made some prototypes and it […]
Should a brand be able to patent the colour of a shoe sole? Yves Saint Laurent’s legal team filed its response in Christian Louboutin’s red-sole trademark appeal, maintaining its stance. The now-cumbersome case is set to continue through 2012. In April 2011, Louboutin filed a $1 million trademark infringement suit against Yves Saint Laurent, over […]
Might as well leave the congrats to a fashion designer and his “family”. Happy New Year! Take a butchers – if you’re bored. Happy holidays from the Marc Jacobs family!
Keep a close eye on NOHARM in 2012. We believe it could be the new up and coming brand for next year. Not many brands have the heart or the vision to bring ethics and fashion to the same table but NOHARM has been quietly setting things out in recent years and 2012 is possibly […]
While the rest of India’s apparel industry has been dealing with issues like excise duty, high raw material costs, decline in exports and low consumer buying sentiment throughout the year, denim players have been a cheerful lot. Unlike their peers, after witnessing a rise in their bottom lines during the second quarter of current fiscal, […]
Replay Jeans create the broken-in look of vintage denim without the need for sandblasting. Replay’s “Laser Wash” uses no water at all, but rather lasers to achieve its pre-distressed look. Moreover, Replay uses ozone washing machines that require less water than conventional denim tumblers.
The Dignan is part the stry above and part waterproof x-trainer. Rip-stop nylon jacket with fully breathable 3-D mesh upper underneath. Waterproof YKK zipper and bungee cord closure system placed on a x-trainer platform.
Toray Industries, Inc. (Head Office: Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan; President, CEO & COO: Akihiro Nikkaku, hereafter referred to as “Toray”) has succeeded in producing laboratory-scale samples of the world’s first fully renewable biobased PET fiber by using fully renewable biobased PET derived from biobased para-xylene from Gevo, Inc. (Head Office: Englewood, Colorado, U.S.A, CEO: Patrick R. […]
Take a butchers at Stone Island’s latest styles. Here the first images of the Stone Island Spring Summer ‘012 collection.
Dustin Klein of Cadence and Mike West of 686 go over some of the key features of the new Rain Jacket & Pant kit built specifically for cycling.
COLOR is the comprehensive color code for Tom Sachs Studio. Worth a butchers…
Brunello Cucinelli – Convictions & Principles Brunello Cucinelli is an Italian fashion designer. But he is not just that. He combines fashion and style with a philosophy of life. The motto on his website is “beauty is our salvation.” Cucinelli, the son of a farmer, started selling brightly colored cashmere sweaters from his garage in […]
Vivienne Westwood predicts humanity is heading for the gas chamber. Her extreme viewpoints on human rights, the financial crisis and the environment ended up being the focus of a Guardian profile from this weekend. She’s even reluctant to encourage people to buy her clothes. On the inevitability of human extinction: I will say something that […]
Hand crafted RMC Bandana Bears by RMC Martin Ksohoh. “something special for your special someone”. All handmade and fully functional with movable arms and legs. Special Anniversary Edition in 10 colours.
How to try to buy credibility using Facebook OR does having millions of Facebook fans actually degrade your credibility, originality, desirability and unique quality? So here’s the latest story on the designer brands with most Facebook fans. Rounding out the top 10 in November were Burberry (9,808,722); Levi’s (9,371,541); Nike Football (9,112,968); Lacoste (6,742,187); DC […]
Levi’s Tailor Shop on West 14th street. The video features Dyuna Morgan and Rolend Gumanas, two very talented tailors.
After global apparel brands stopped sourcing from Indian apparel exporters for engaging child labour, the industry has decided to adopt zero tolerance to child labour and cleanse the supply chain. Though the extensive auditing of the supply chain will add an additional cost of 5 per cent, but it will at least keep India off […]
As the Chinese government struggles to meet several of its own environmental targets to 2015, China’s textile industry could face a new ‘green tax’, which together with higher wages and a slump in exports, puts additional pressure on an industry that is already facing big challenges.
Luxury fashion house Louise Vuitton has announced that it is to support Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama’s exhibition next year in London. Kusama who is celebrating over 60 years as an artist is holding a retrospective at the Tate Modern London, from February 9-June 5. Kusama’s art is often as experiential and features huge landscapes created […]
Need to demonstrate stylish pedal-power? Fear not, Gucci to the rescue! Take a butchers at the Gucci bike collection: images courtesy of Gucci Luxury label Gucci is collaborating with bicycle manufacturer, Bianchi on a range of bikes and accessories. The line, designed Gucci’s Creative Director Frida Giannini, features two bicycles in black or white with […]
KTV caught up with Thom Browne at Fashion For Action to discuss his involvement with the charity Housing Works, his unique trousers, fashion 101 for men, and what he has coming up with his mens & womens collection, Moncler and Brooks Brothers. Take a look! Music by the Doppelgangaz.
Jawbone has joined forces with charity: water to help support their staff and operations — allowing them to continue the important work of bringing clean, safe drinking water to the billion people currently living without it. $50 from each Limited Edition JAMBOX will go to support charity: water.
So Forever 21 pulls Kurt Cobain Flipper T-Shirt copy from the market following the outrage of Nirvana fans. Cobain’s own version was a simple T-shirt with the band’s name and Kurt’s depiction of Flipper using a Sharpie pen. Forever 21′s shirt was priced at $16.90 and is now removed from their site.
One here for the iPhone lovers. Take a butchers at this RMC Martin Ksohoh OP4 iPhone 4 Battery Case. Special Edition. For further information email email@example.com
Directed by Nick Griffiths, “TITLE.” is a portrait of Dudley O’Shaughnessy: raised in east London, Dudley has boxed since the age of nine at the West Ham Boys Club, with his father acting as trainer. Now 20, his passion for boxing takes him to within arms reach of his Olympic 2012 dream. Away from boxing […]
Here’s the perfect gift for the winter months! Massimo Osti is a true innovator and owning a piece of his original clothing is like owning a piece of fashion history. Take a butchers at our pick: An inventor Massimo osti has always emphasised the functional technological and innovative aspect of his garments. Massimo Osti mens […]