Could Shades of Grey really be the New Black? Designers are stepping out this Winter 2013 to show the unique and chic way to wear your Greys. In Europe this season designers such as Dolce & Gabanna, Marni’s Mohair, Gianfranco Ferre and Calvin Klein have showcased their collection at Milan’s Mens fashion week this winter. Read more
With the 2012 Summer Olympics in London coming to a close many sneaker companies are looking to cash in on the success of the games and its athletes. On August 18th, Jordan Brand will be releasing releasing a two pair package named the Gold Medal Pack (GMP). The GMP features the Air Jordan Vi in a gold and white colorway and the Air Jordan Vii in black and Read more
Nike has released many Olympic inspired sneakers recently re-releasing many retro sneakers from the Dream Team’s Gold medal run in 1992. The Flight 89 is the first to feature a drastically non red-white-blue American flag colorway. Read more
Hot on the heels of his RISE Menswear SS13 film for Dazed and London Collections: Men debut as part of the Fashion East Menswear Installations, Central Saint Martins alumnus Craig Green has designed a David Beckham-inspired Adidas sneaker in honour of the Olympics, as part of a customization project that includes creatives Nasir Mazhar, Michael Mayren, Fred Butler and NOKI. Read more
From the actual games to the host city’s ability to create the perfect context for them, the Olympics are without a doubt a world stage for showcasing the best of the best. Although there no medals for best apparel, many fashion labels muse over Olympic prestige in celebration of their own craft.
New York based retailer, Opening Ceremony , welcomes the opening of their first London store with lyrical staircases, bright geometric patterns, and collaborations with a handful of labels such as Band of Outsiders, Proenza Schouler, Topman, and Adidas; to name a few. Read more
German Interview caught up with Marc for an on-camera interview in which the designer is delightfully unedited about such things as how awesome smoking is, his former drug use, how he portrayed Victoria Beckham as a “product,” and not being proud of some of his more commercial designs. Read more
A selection of reknowned fashion photographer Paolo Roversi's work is being showcased this days at London's bankside gallery The Wapping Project.
Roversi, one of the most prolific image makers of his generation, has combined during the last four decades a perfect balance between commercial projects – being a longtime contributor to Vogue Italia and i-D among other publications and creating campaigns for avant garde brands as Comme des Garcons or Yohji Yamamoto – and personal work, always imposing simplicity over eccentricity and printing a romantic vision on his subjects, from John Galliano at the peak of his success in Dior to favourite model Natalia Vodianova.
Visiting the exhibition – focused on selected work from Roversi's Nudi and Studio series – it's easy to appreciate his love for classic painting, specially in the black and white nudes starred by strange beauty, model and muse Guinevere Van Seenus, an example of his brilliant eye and strong sensibility.
For those living in London or passing by this is a unique opportunity to imbue on Roversi's celebrated and unique world. Check some of the photographs from the exhibition in the below gallery.
Paolo Roversi is on until the 31st March 2012 at The Wapping Project Bankside, 65a Hopton Street London SE1, United Kingdom.
Supreme, the brand that needs no introduction, has unveiled their latest Spring/Summer 2012 Collection Lookbook this morning. For those longing for this collection since the close of Fall/Winter 11, Supreme continues with tradition producing a nice range of eclectic pieces fit for almost any occasion, while introducing a few new collaborations to complete the collection. On their list of collaborations, we get more detailed looks at their highly anticipated Kate Moss poster tee, a beautiful Schott Leather Flight Jacket lined with cotton Hawaiian print, and a custom full grain red leather Rawlings baseball glove to name a few. As expected, Supreme produces a stellar lookbook, showcasing great styling that is more so natural than polished, making for a solid collection of easy to wear garments.
Supreme’s Spring/Summer 2012 collection will be available on February 23rd at their NY, LA and London stores and February 25th in Japan while their online shop will open on March 1st. For more updates, check back at Supreme online.
With the London 2012 Olympics coming sooner than you think, London is starting to take shape for the world’s biggest sporting event. Bus-Tops is a digital art project already launched in London on the top of 30 shelters in 20 boroughs.
It is part of a wider programme of 12 public art commissions being rolled out around the country and in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.Turner Prize nominated artist Mark Titchner is one of the first to have his work displayed – a series of inspirational commands and motivational challenges such as ‘Act or be Acted Upon’ and ‘If you don’t like your life, you can change it’.Members of the public will also get the chance to have their work displayed, by creating it on the Bus-Tops website and submitting it to curators.Mr Titchner’s contribution is based on a month-long self-improvement programme. There are 31 slogans which will be changed daily and he said the idea is to have very quick messages which people can carry with them on their journeys.“They are really direct,” he told the BBC. “I’m quite interested in the way language can communicate meaning. In a way the slogans are entirely empty so they need people to actually apply them to their lives to really mean anything.”-BBC
Opening on March 16, Dover Street Market will make a huge impression in Ginza, Tokyo with its unique concept core to the retail outlet. Combining the Comme des Garcons brands with a host of other labels from all over the world this promises to make for a great retail experience for those who stop with the space complementing the London space with great distinction.
Here is a short insight into the Folk Spring/Summer 2012 Collection with a look at some shirting that compromises the collection. Cathal McAteer’s London based label has impressed with a very organic approach to clothing with has extra appeal with certain detailing, highlighted here with an array of washed and treated cottons on very traditional silhouettes.
Constructed from Japanese Chambray Cotton, the Printed Elbow Patch Shirt is something of a Folk staple with its definitive ‘elbow patch’ printed directly onto the garment in semi-translucent tan. Meanwhile, another staple design, the Szabo Shirt is makes an appearance in traditional Gingham check cotton with a purple-blue hue, using panelling in its construction to give a contemporary layered effect to an otherwise traditional shirt.
These items are available now from end clothing.
A great article has surfaced on i-D online about London-based former art director, Slinkachu, a street artist making an impression on a micro scale. With topics of subject that range from fast food to grocery shopping and everything in between the reason behind his work lies in “the loneliness and melancholy of living in a big city”. Most definitely an interview that is more than a worth while read.
Dudley O’Shaughnessy is a Boxer turned Model based in London. Photographer Sharif Hamza captures boxer-turned-model Dudley O'Shaughnessy demonstrating the finesse and intense concentration that training for the sport demands. The 22-year-old rogue beauty stepped into the ring at the respected West Ham Boxing Club at the age of nine, following in the footsteps of his father and brother, both boxers. "Their trophies were my Action Men," says the Canning Town-bred youngster. Armed with his trademark sleek style, O'Shaughnessy went on to become the senior Amateur Boxing Association welterweight champion last year and narrowly missed a place on Team GB for the 2012 Olympics. Scouted as a model aged 19, and currently represented by Next Model Management, the blue-eyed, six-foot-one stunner has recently added acting to his CV, starring in Rihanna's steamy music video for “We Found Love,” as well as in two short films. Here, the fighter answers a round of quick-fire questions.
Muhammad Ali or Joe Frazier?
Professional or amateur?
Swarmer or brawler?
Jab or hook?
Sway or duck?
Boxers or briefs?
Natural or bleached?
Sportswear or suit?
Football or rugby?
Modeling or boxing?
Crowd or alone?