17. June 2013 16:48
We’ve just received a mini restock of some key pieces from this seasons Norse Projects collection. The latest drop includes some summer staples such as the Anton Button Down Shirt and the Niels Tee. With that in mind we put together some looks to showcase the collection in its fullest.
Launched in 2004 Norse Projects was "created to improve life" and be "good for all seasons", something the Scandinavian label has definitely achieved. Producing high quality, understated garments the brand also flirts with bold prints and contemporary fits.
To check out the latest from our friends in Denmark, head to the fully stocked Norse Projects section now.
16. June 2013 09:00
The highly talented Photographer Ruben Brulat traveles all around the world to create these fantastic, ghosty compositions of landscapes and people. There’s something vulnerable and romantic about the way he captured the immensity of nature, while at the same time emphasizing the triviality of human existence.
15. June 2013 12:00
An on-going project between artist Matt Stevens and sportswear favourites Nike the latest instalment in the AIRMAX video series has just been released on YouTube. Showcasing what could arguably be 4 of the most important sneakers to grace the planet the video is also a 60 second homage to Matt's passion. Keep an eye out as we're sure this won't be the final episode in the genius series.
To shop our latest Nike collection click the link here.
13. June 2013 16:37
The first release in a series of highly limited collaborations with master-shoemaker Tricker’s. Our design debut entitled 'The Unusual Suspects" is a subtle, slimmed down reworking of the classic long wing Richard brogue and the ever-popular Bourton brogue. Each style has been given a unique character and name pertaining to each material used, for instance the “Habana” Longwing pays homage to all things Cuban (minus the ridiculous heel) constructed from rich Cuba waxed suede uppers and subtle brogue detailing. The shoe is finished off with a Barbour Welted Danite sole for added durability.
The “Aristocrat” Longwing pays homage to sartorial function and English eccentricity. Reworking the classic Richard Long Wing with a slimmed down contemporary fit they are hand made using the finest Naster Burnished calfskin and feature a bold contemporary twist in the form of a vibrant orange Itshide sole.
The “Artiste” Bourton Derby Brogue takes an obscure reference from the Sienna clay used in the production of oil paint pigments and is crafted from textured Sienna scotch grain leather and contrasting Dainite sole.
The “Highland Fox” Bourton Derby Brogue pays homage to the elusive fox of the Outer Hebrides seen here in rich coppery brown Reppelo suede. Courtesy of the CNCPT design team the highly limited styles are presented in a typically premium fashion with a printed leather insole.
12. June 2013 22:17
It was the US TV event of the year and our home grown girl, Cat Deeley, stole the show on the red carpet at the 2013 Critic's Choice Television Awards, held at the Beverley Hilton Hotel on Monday evening. Anyone who was anyone was in attendance but gold goddess Deeley radiated beauty in a spectacular glimmering Monique Lhuillier gown. The embellished peplum gold gown is truly amazing, the round neck and slight cap sleeves give this sensual fitted gown a classic touch whilst the sequin embroidered detailing add a dramatic twist. Showing just how far she has come since her SMTV days with Ant and Dec, the British TV presenter showcased an enviable figure in the intricately beaded floor sweeping design. Her Pantene caressed wavy locks were worn down and a simple clutch and orange lips finished the dazzling look. This gown nods to old fashioned Hollywood glamour and oozes sophisticated sex appeal, a timeless wardrobe investment for your evening occasion.
12. June 2013 13:53
One of the most iconic shoe in Nike‘s history of running footwear, the Air Pegasus ’83 might fall short in iterations compared to other classic runners of its decade, yet its retro and lightweight profiling has nonetheless marked itself as a timeless classic. This latest rendition sees the blend of slate and silver hues on its predominantly suede upper, with durable ripstop cotton paneling on its vamp and tongue, and leather Swoosh and heel branding further punctuating the silhouette. Sitting atop a two-tone midsole and a blackout outsole, the casual no-frills runner is sure to be a stunner on the city streets this Summer. For more information on this model and upcoming releases contact firstname.lastname@example.org or head over to our Nike section to view our newest releases.
12. June 2013 11:10
To Celebrate the re-launch of the newly renovated Cruise Belfast a Summer Style catwalk was held.
Alexander McQueen, Lanvin, Givenchy and Victoria Beckham we're just a few of the designers to be featured at the lavish occasion.
Take a glance at this seasons latest collections above.
11. June 2013 14:30
‘Pixels and Polaroids’ is the title of a new photographic project by Oakland, California-based photographer and graphic designer Jherin Miller. The concept behind his project was to merge the worlds of pseudo-Polaroid photography and retro ’80s-era video game graphics. By blending the two, Miller has created a world where pixelated characters interact in footage of the real world through a hazy, vintage filter.
11. June 2013 14:03
A new chapter begins for French fashion house Azzaro, the eveningwear is set for change as two new creative directors have been appointed. Arnaud Maillard and Alvaro Castejon are well known within the fashion industry, having worked with Alexander McQueen, Karl Lagerfeld and Fendi, the duo will debut their Pre Spring Summer 14 collection over the next few weeks.
So ladies can we expect big differences?
"You have to be respectful of the brand, of course, but what we're trying to do is interpret the Azzaro style with a new energy that adapts to our times" said Castejon, "There are no shiny materials in the collection, the shine is in the embrodiery".
Shop the Spring Summer 13 collection here
11. June 2013 12:10
Yves Henri Donat Mathieu-Saint-Laurent, known as Yves Saint Laurent, is regarded as one of the greatest names in fashion history. He founded the luxury fashion house Saint Larent Paris in conjunction with his partner Pierre Berge. In 1985, Caroline Rennolds Milbank wrote, "The most consistently celebrated and influencial designer of the past twenty-five years, Yves Saint laurent can be credited with both spurring the couture's rise from its sixties ashes and with finally rendering ready-to-wear reputable". He is also credited with having introduced the tuxedo suit for women and known for his use of non-European cultural references, and non-white models.
In 1957, Saint Laurent found himself at the age of 21, the head designer of the House of Christian Dior. His Spring 1958 collection almost certainly saved the enterprise from financial ruin, the straight line of his creations, a softer version of Dior's new look, catapulted him to international stardom with what would later be known as the 'trapeze dress'. Others included in the collection were dresses with narrower shoulders and flared gently at the bottom. At this time he shortened his surname to Saint Laurent because the international press found his hyphenated triple name difficult to spell.
He was the first French couturier to come out with a full pret-a-porter line. The first of the company's Rive Gauche stores, which sold the ready-to-wear line, opened on the Rue De Tournon in Paris on 26th September 1966. The premier was attended by Yves Saint Laurent and the first customer was Catherine Deneuve.
In 2012, PPR announced that Hedi Slimane would replace Stefano Pilati at the helm of the brand, Pilati succeeded Saint Laurent when he retired from the fashion world. With cult designer Slimane now taking the creative lead, French superbrand Saint Laurent has set out to return to its original essence as he reinterprets the house's luxuriously elegant DNA with a pure new attitude.
Shop Yves Saint Laurent here