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Keeping Up with the Joneses

I was excited when Kim Jones told me he was considering a job as creative director at uber-luxe company Dunhill back in 2008. I adore his own collection, as well as collaborations with McQueen and Puma amongst others. He has just posted these to me on facebook, which I think defiantly need to be shared…The… Read more »

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Burberry’s Sales Growth Slows, Along with H&M

News released today from Burberry, via various portals, announces that the labels revenue fell by 4% for the three months to June 30th. Reports say that whilst the cause is attributed to a 28% revenue drop in wholesale business, due to stockists buying less, retail sales as a whole are up 12%. With the label… Read more »

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Hedi Slimane for Prada

Prada have commissioned Hedi Slimane to shoot their entire Autumn/Winter 2009 campaign, featuring his traditional use of unknown models. Slimane may have been critisised for his online photographic diary’s apparent sexualisation of under-age teenagers, but these images perfectly combine the sleek image of Prada and his unique edgy style. images courtesy of prada

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Oh Marc, Oh Marc

I have a new lust that has 470 reasons to be desired. New to My-Wardrobe this week, this stunning Marc by Marc Jacobs royal blue, cotton trench coat is just divine! Akin to the Burberry trenches from the S/S08 collection, this MbMJ piece is considerably cheaper at £470.

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Humour

With the Great British Summer being elusive and generally disappointing, I have been looking for something ‘a little bit warmer’ but not forgetting the time of year, Danish brand HUMÖR is the ultimate solution. The brand has a American sportswear feel (with out being Ivy League) nodding towards European underground street culture. Combining quirky knitted… Read more »

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Tantalising Tapestry

Tapestry may be seen as a pastime for lonely spinsters but designer Zoe Graham is making the craft fashions hottest customisation . A graduate from the University of Derby, Graham’s influence comes from her Sixties-child mother, according to a recent interview on Vogue.co.uk. I have a strong feeling this will fast become a hot trend… Read more »

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Chanel Magic

I absolutely adore these retro oval sunglasses from Chanel. I don’t know their release was timed with that of the new Harry Potter movie but the tortoise shell and black, both with pearl arm detail certainly has a touch of magic that Chanel never fails to deliver.

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Romeo und Julian

Hamburg-based label for boys Romeo und Julian is the epitome of young, fresh and simple design. With the clear principle of ‘Fashion; No Victims’ the Deutschland duo will soon be collaborating with contemporary German artist Wolle. Named ‘R&R bywolle’ the collection’s details has not been disclosed but one thing guaranteed, its going to be as… Read more »

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Design Shock

Ironically, the most fashion-forward trend of S/S10 doesn’t embrace the future but reflects these present uneasy times. Monochrome, with its sharp lines, rigor and serious face, is not an obvious choice for summer yet menswear label Jaiden rVa James has collaborated with timepiece brand G-Shock to create a watch that stylishly blends the latters creative… Read more »

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Reckless Erica

Reckless Erica, the Singapore based label, are far from irresponsible as they present their Autumn 2009 debut collection entitled ‘Brit Kid Goes to India’. Behind the relaxed yet fashion-forward collection is the foursome creaters de l’est Afton Chen, Diorelle Sy, Ruth Marbun and Louis Koh who first presented their ‘euro-eccentric’ visions at the 2009 Audi… Read more »