Friday, 17 April 2015
I am still speechless, so to speak. I know, this is a blog but there are no words in my head that can translate to my fingers to type how beautiful this example of horological design is. Manniche is a new company based in Copenhagen, that have just launched this - the CPH ST-1. Already a winner of the A Design Competition, it retails at Euro 1,399 - but what is the price of beauty? However, if you want to try to win a piece, you can enter their stunning photography competition on their website.
Natural Selection is one of my favourite brands; it's fresh, contemporary and understated yet with the quality and function in its design and details. Natural Selection is opening its first flagship store on , to be located at 46 Monmouth Street, London - which is really exciting.
Featuring light oak flooring, glass furniture, chrome and brass fittings the store will translate the brand’s clean, contemporary aesthetic and elevated functionality into a smart and sophisticated shop fit.
Offering the discerning consumer the opportunity to shop both ready to wear and the extensive denim range, the Natural Selection store will also have curated collections from specially sourced designers; namely No.288 footwear from New York and Parisian eyewear brand Thierry Lasry. Cosmetics from Dr Jackson’s all-natural skincare range and fragrance from Histoires de Parfums will also complement the store’s all round offering.
Here is my selection of their SS15 collection; with the right amount of well tailored, casual pieces and statement prints, it is simple yet like all good things; effective.
Tuesday, 14 April 2015
Let's just have a moment for the newly released ACNE eyewear which launched today worldwide. Sleek, a little bit Texan-sheriff with a Nu-cowboy edge, The Acne Studios Eyewear collection offers a specific edit for sunglasses. The futuristic new style Mask was worn at the Acne Studios Fall/Winter 2015 show, while the thick-rimmed new style Library completed the look at the Men’s Fall/Winter 2015 presentation.
Shapes range from the rounded Sigmund style, to the oval shaped new style Mustang, through to the curved lines of Acne Studios’ take on the aviator. Lens treatments and frame shades are crucial to the collection, such as the yellow lens option with gold frame in Spitfire, or pink frame combined with transparent pink lens version of Mustang. About time really...
Monday, 13 April 2015
It's all about the Calvin's as David Martin styles Daan van der Deen for ODDA magazine in Calvin Klein in a very 90s feeling shoot. Denim cut-offs, logo sweats, denim and cut-off vests channel the 90s American boy-next-door for the Spring/Summer 2015 issue.
Thursday, 9 April 2015
Style is about self expression, so when one of the most stylish men in the world - Pharrell Williams - collaborated with adidas Originals Superstar's, he look to colour. Lots of it. I have been very luckily enough to get my hands and feet on and in a pair courtesy of Footasylum. With 50 unique colourways, the spectrum of shades is incredible however I chose the very prominent red. As Pharrell said himself, the project is designed to celebrate equality through diversity, whilst every shoe treated the same, all colours equal, it is about empowering fans with the freedom of expression to wear them their way.
Wednesday, 8 April 2015
THE POSTMAN DREAMS BY PRADA
Whimsical, fun and witty, The Postman Dreams is the first in a series of five short films by Prada. Directed by American director Autumn de Wilde, there are currently three up already which you can watch at thepostmandreams.prada.com - worth a watch before you head home on this wonderfully sunny afternoon.
Friday, 3 April 2015
If you are around Covent Garden, London this weekend, it is worth seeking out the new Oliver Sweeney flagship store on Henrietta Street. Designed specifically to feel like a club fit for the modern man, shoes take centre stage and are surrounded by the growing menswear apparel lines from guest brands. These supporting apparel pieces are carefully selected, like minded brands, to offer a complete wardrobe for the modern man. This includes their exclusive selvedge denim jeans collaboration with American brand, Billiam Jeans; luxury eyewear from Finlay & Co; Scottish knitwear from Gloverall; quality basic t-shirts and chinos from LeftField NY; machined metal pens from Karas Kustoms and a selection of luxury watches from German watchmakers, Junghans. They also offer the footwear tattooing in store, which is a must see so pop in when you are passing.
Thursday, 2 April 2015
OKI-NI & CHRISTOPHER RAEBURN
Something very exciting has dropped at oki-ni as they team up with Christopher Raeburn to create an exclusive short film which provides insight into the innovative designer's REMADE series. For those who don't know, these are very limited-edition items that are meticulously re-constructed by hand from vintage military fabrics, a key basis for not only the founding of the Raeburn brand but the collections produced since its inception. So much so they have become the focal point for each of the designer's collection, distinguishing Raeburn as a master of technical design.
Taking SS15's MIG Fighter Suit pieces as an example, the film highlights the remarkable transformation process that occurs in order for a garment to transition from military surplus stock to runway piece. Shot behind the scenes at Raeburn's London studio, watch as the design team work their magic on the incredible MIG Fighter Jacket. If you want to explore the oki-ni offering of these limited pieces as well as a wider SS15 offering, check it out here.
Well, whilst he would make a special delivery indeed - just in time for Easter - the model is not the subject of today's style lesson, but the SS15 collection from Special Delivery NYC. One of the biggest trends not only in menswear but in fashion today is Made in America, which is one asset the brand proudly shouts about. Made with the highest quality materials, with a superior fit and a clean aesthetic - these three clear objectives have driven the New York based brand to gain almost a cult following. I am keen to get myself in a few pairs of the briefs, jockey shorts and the branded sweat above. Why? Because with those three clear objectives, it's a brand I can really believe in.