Monthly Archives: March 2013

Sunday Best

Sunday Best

Aztec Jacquard Shirt – Topshop – £45.00
Doraona silk and wool-blend peplum skirt – Malene Birger – £225
Spitfire Hiteque Sunglasses – Tortoise Shell – Lazy Oaf – £24.00
George Peep Toe Shoe Boots – Topshop – £75.00
Leather Pouch – Jil Sander – £210

George At Asda Launches G21 Talent

As part of its continuing support of Graduate Fashion Week, George at Asda has recruited a number of students to create styles for the label G21 Talent.

The G21 Talent label is the first of its kind in the UK and features a series of limited edition, catwalk-inspired collections designed by handpicked, fashion designers. The full collection being available exclusively in George stores nationwide and on George.com, and is modeled by Laura Witmore.

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Each graduate has been fully mentored through the design process, working from George’s London-based Carnaby Street design headquarters. They’ve immersed themselves in every area of the design process from attending catwalk shows to travelling the globe for inspiration. The graduates will now see their winning designs being sold internationally as George.com is expanding delivery into no less than 24 countries in Europe.

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Is this the worlds most expensive t-shirt?

New York blog The Awl has unearthed what is quite possibly the world’s most expensive T-shirt.

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A crocodile and chiffon T-shirt from Hermès menswear will currently  set you back a staggering $91,500 (£60,280). We’re pretty sure you can buy a house for that price.

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The t-shirt will only be accessible to people with more money than sense. We predict seeing this on the back of Kanye West.

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Victoria Beckham launches victoriabeckham.com

Victoria’s Beckham’s eCommerce site has launched today.

Victoriabeckham.com has evolved from an online Lookbook to an e-commerce site with items from the designers collections including handbags, denim, sunglasses and Victoria, Victoria Beckham line.

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The site will be the only place offering the ICON line, a capsule collection of five of Beckham’s most timeless dresses, ranging from £1,050 to £1,650, however it does not currently hold her mainline collection, which she shows biannually during New York Fashion Week.

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Victoria said: “My new website has been in the making for a very long time. It was so important that the concept, tone and look of it were true to me and my aesthetic and that the shopping experience was the very best that it could be for my customer.”

Users are invited to ‘Shop’ and ‘Look’, with the latter offering a platform to view short exclusive behind-the-scenes clips, photos of models during fittings and as Victoria says, “insights into my world”. The ‘Shop’ function will serve the UK, USA and Europe before rolling out across select additional countries in the future. Beckham has also hired a team of multilingual client service associates to assist customers from around the world and offer style advice over the phone, while a same-day delivery service is available in London and New York.

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Sunday Best

Still no sign of Spring then?

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Two-tone silk shirt – Victoria Beckham – £825
Wool-felt duffle coat – Burberry Brit – £595
Brown Bear iPhone 5 case – Moschino – £40
850 embellished leather-paneled mid-rise skinny jeans – J Brand – £660
Tiger-print nylon packaway shopper – Kenzo – £60
Black chunky buckle wedges – River Island – £60

Maybe next week Spring?

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H&M’s New Icons line

It sometimes feels like all we do over at Closetbox is read and report about is H&M launches and special collaborations.

Well another day another H&M story.

‘The New Icons at H&M’, a pre-summer collection of fashion essentials inspired by four famous models, is the latest news form the Swedish highstreet giant.

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Joan Smalls, Daphne Groeneveld, Lindsey Wixon and Liu Wen’s style has been much admired on street style blogs and social media, and now their off-duty model looks have been the inspiration for a capsule collection, modeled by said models, which goes on sale in April.

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Beyoncé Is The New Face Of H&M!

Beyoncé is  the new face of the Swedish fashion giant, H&M for thier summer  campaign, which will include TV commercials and print ads as well as billboards.

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The campaign has been shot by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin,
‘It was a beautiful shoot on a tropical island. It felt more like making a video than a commercial,’ Beyoncé tells WWD. There’s an accompanying video too, directed by Jonas Åkerlund, and just like Lana Del Rey before her, Beyoncé has provided the soundtrack with a new song called ‘Standing on the Sun.’ Beyonce has also had a hand in designing some of looks too.

‘They are full of her own personal style,’ Ann-Sofie Johansson, head of design at H&M, tells WWD. And true to H&M’s conscious initatives, a quarter of sales from the tie-dye bikini will be donated to the WaterAid charity.

The collection will be available in stores and online from May.

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