17. May 2013 14:55
British designer Oliver Spencer has teamed up with Italian footwear makers Superga to produce the perfect summer shoe. Focussing on Superga's signature style, the 2750, the two brands have created a set of versatile, comfortable trainers that can be worn with a whole host of different outfits.
The classic silhouette sees three variations - striped, nubuck and canvas - and is available in limited numbers. You can view the entire collection by clicking here.
16. May 2013 13:00
The amount of times I’ve heard a girl say “I wish they made this for girls” when looking at boys’ clothes is a LOT more than you'd think. And, its arguable to say the least, that nothing looks better than seeing a girl dressed up in your beat up old tee or favourite shirt. Which brings us to Hypebeast who have taken the genius decision to team up with the strikingly beautiful, half-French, half-Chinese Toronto native Andrianne Ho to shoot an exclusive editorial and interview. Finding out what the Ford Models NYC and Next Management LA model thinks of her job, mixed ancestry and becoming the unofficial streetwear/menswear face of the moment, the interview reveals a woman who represents the intersection of power, independence and sexuality, all within connections to the city in a relevant way. Check out the full interview and images over at Hypebeast and you can follow Adrianne Ho on both Instagram and Twitter (we recommend you do).
15. May 2013 15:12
We're at that point of the year when we need to let go to our knitwear, sweats and overshirts (for wearing indoors at least) and time to show off our creative side with some impressive t-shirts. Step up Parisian label Brooklyn We Go Hard with their collection of fantastic printed tees. Continuing their love for all things Brooklyn the New York Borough inspires classic b-ball prints last seen around the mid 90's with the Paris, Tokyo and Brooklyn Joue Au Ballon tees. Other prints include the US flag inspired Stars tee and a reminder of their true heritage the From Paris tee.
You can view these tees and more from BWGH here.
15. May 2013 14:28
Ted Baker has turned 25 and in true Baker style he's ready to celebrate. Over the years his travels around the world have become the inspiration for his collections each season, he's travelled through the gardens of Suzhou, the rainforests of Amazon and walked the streets of London to gain inspiraton, colour and originality. Part of his anniversary celebrations are a series of work by Stanley Chow to illustrate his travels around the world. Chow was born in Manchester and he began his career back in 1997. He started as a fashion illustrator and storyboard artist, and has become one of the most highly respected and established artists in the UK.
You can view the whole story behind Ted's 25 Years here but in the mean time here's a few of our favourite Chow illustrations
15. May 2013 10:12
Epitomising the classification of chic, Victoria Beckham never fails to deliver. Dominating essential simple silhouettes, demure shapes and soft feminine lines VB is a concrete favourite when it comes to minimalist designs. With graceful outlines, panelling and block hues Victoria Beckham's collection embodies elegance, highlighting sophistication in its most sensual form. This season we have hand selected a few pieces that celebrate the collaboration of grid lace capped sleeves and cinched in waists, replicating the signature form fitting style of Mrs Beckham herself.
14. May 2013 15:21
Last night saw the Cruise Runway Show in the Glasgow Premium store showcasing the key looks for SS13. With a drinks and canapés reception followed by a fabulous fashion show of all of the hottest trends for the season ahead, it proved to be a very glamorous affair.
Take a look at some of the beautiful show stopping looks from the show as well as a peek at our glamorous guests...
With a special thanks to all who attended as well as to the Rainbow Room for the stunning hair, the make-up academy for the beautiful make-up, Linn for their magnificent music showcase, One Up for the delicious bubbles, Finlandia & Chambord for fabulous cocktails and Rekorderlig
The charity beneficiary of the night was The STV Appeal – a Scottish charity founded by STV and The Hunter Foundation to support Scotland’s children. Guests won fabulous raffle prizes from the gifts kindly donated by Turnberry Resort, Skin Guru, RockNess & Chambord
All show looks are available from Cruise, 180 Ingram Street, Glasgow.
14. May 2013 15:13
One of the highlights of Sunday night's BAFTA awards was the heavenly Sienna Miller in a Matthew Williamson Autumn Winter 2013 runway dress. She brought high fashion glamour to London after rocking her punk look at the Met Gala in New York last week, this girl surely knows how to dominate a red carpet. Miller paired her aqua sequin box pleat dress with studded Louboutins and on trend perspex box clutch.
This stand out piece showed Williamson's characteristic emphasis for divine prettiness and his signature embellishment. Sienna is one of Matthew's muse's and has been a devoted fan of the brand for his 15 years.
We had already earmarked this design as one of the favourites from our selection, it will be available to buy from Cruise later this year so keep your fashion loving eyes peeled for updates nearer the delivery time.
Shop Matthew Williamson online here
14. May 2013 14:43
Cruise were delighted to launch NE1's Newcastle Fashion Week at Mercedes Benz of Newcastle on Friday. The glamorous and fashionable event was attended by VIP guests and the fashion elite who watched as Cruise showcased the key looks and hottest trends from our Spring Summer 13 collections available at Cruise Premium and Mainline stores in Princess Square Newcastle.
14. May 2013 13:59
"Well Dunn", the cooking series hosted by British supermodel Jourdan Dunn returns for a second season, kicking things off with fellow model and baking enthusiast Karlie Kloss. This week sees the duo cook up both a vegetarian curry and bake gluten free cookies. Suffice to say if you can draw your attention away form these two lovely gals, you might pick up a few tips. Those interested in seeing more of Dunn’s culinary adventures can find more episodes over at the Jay-Z curated Life and Times website.
14. May 2013 10:41
Industry favourite, Virgin Atlantic, goes for a glamorous look as Vivienne Westwood is unveiled as the new uniform designer. The one time Queen of Punk has gave the airline's iconic red uniforms a new lease of life, with a feminine and flattering silhouette for female crew and a sharp Savile Row inspired three piece wool suit for the men.
"My clothes have always got a very strong dynamic rapport with the body, they are very body conscious, they help you to look glamorous, more hourglass, more woman. I design things to help people to hopefully express their personality".
Much of the new uniform will be produced using recycled materials, including polyester yarn that originated from plastic bottles and canvas created from roadside banners, "I am always trying to find fabrics that are more friendly to the environment. Working with Virgin Atlantic they managed to research into this and find more eco fabrics," said Westwood.
Richard Branson said that his airline had wanted to work alongside someone that shared 'their spirit of adventure, who believed in challenging the status quo and creating something truly memorable'.
The Virgin Atlantic crew will start trialling the new uniforms from July before they are rolled out across the company in 2014.