Category Archives: Sportswear

Converse X Commes Des Garçons

Building on its successof the two previous collaborations, Comme des Garçons will collaborate for the third time with four new styles of the iconic Converse Pro Leather sneakers.

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Comme des Garçons PLAY is a casual, streetwear-influenced line – a sub-division of Japanese label founded by Rei Kawakubo.

The Pro Leather style is a new take on the sneaker that debuted in 1976 as a performance basketball shoe and has since evolved into an iconic lifestyle sneaker..

All four styles will be available from 1st June for £95.00 for Ox low top and £100 for the Mid at doverstreetmarket.com and at Dover Street Market,17-18 Dover Street,  London W1S 4LT.

What do you think?
We can’t wait to get our hand on the black hi top version!

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Beyonce’s TV advert for H&M

Check out Beyonce’s TV advert for H&M, for which she’s created a full-on music video.

“I’ve always liked H&M’s focus on fun and affordable fashion. I really loved the concept we collaborated on to explore the different emotions of women represented by the four elements – fire, water, earth and wind,” says the singer. “It was a beautiful shoot on a tropical island. It felt more like making a video than a commercial.”

What do you think?

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DKNY + Opening Ceremony bring back the 90’s

DKNY have teamed up Opening Ceremony to bring you a capsule collection of such monochrome, tshirts blazoned with logo’s pieces that will transport you back to the 90’s.

DKNY-OCThe 15 piece capsule collection features several key DKNY looks from the brand’s early Nineties archive. 

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The range recaptures the moment DKNY made a fashion statement with branded pieces featuring its famed New York landscape print and body-conscious silhouettes.

‘DKNY was a pioneer of streetwear fashion in the Nineties,’ says Opening Ceremony co-founder Carol Lim. ‘We have been long-time fans of the brand and were very excited to bring back select, quintessential styles that feel fresh even today.’

What do you think?

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Designs of the Year 2013 announced

The London Design Museum have announced the contenders for its sixth annual Designs of the Year awards.

Autumn/winter 2012 catwalk collections by Giles, Craig Green, Commes des Garçons, Prada and Proenza Schouler will go head-to-head alongside the costumes designed by Jacqueline Durran for director Joe Wright’s remake of Anna Karenina.

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Louis Vuitton’s spot-filled capsule collection created by abstract artist Yayoi Kusama is also a contender along with Dior’s first mainline collection for spring/summer 2013 by new creative director Raf Simons.

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Last year, Issey Miyake topped the fashion category with his mathematical-inspired designs, which were created by computer program.

Examples from the fashion shortlist will be exhibited at the Design Museum from March 20 to July 7, and feature alongside finalists from six other categories including architecture, digital, furniture, graphics, product and transport.

One overall winner will be announced in April; last year it was claimed by design studio BarberOsgerby for the London 2012 Olympic Torch.

You can find out more at designmuseum.org

What do you think?

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British Fashion Award Nominees Announced

Yesterday saw the the nominations in for the British Fashion Awards, the annual event, a bit like the Oscars for the fashion industry, which celebrates the major design stars of the UK fashion industry, a with Stella McCartney receiving three nominations.

“2012 has been a momentous year and seen a nationwide celebration of British talent,” said Harold Tillman, chairman of British Fashion Council, who hosted the reception to announce the nominees at The Savoy last night.
“The British Fashion Awards recognise and celebrate the exceptional individuals and brands who’ve defined out fashion industry over the past year and we’re incredibly proud to announce these nominees who represent a cross section of British fashion talent.”

The British Fashion Awards ceremony will take place on November 27th .

THE FULL LIST OF NOMINEES FOR THE 2012 BRITISH FASHION AWARDS

EMERGING TALENT AWARD – READY-TO-WEAR
Nominees: J.W. Anderson, Michael van der Ham, Simone Rocha

EMERGING TALENT AWARD – ACCESSORIES
Nominees: Dominic Jones, Jordan Askill, Sophie Hulme

EMERGING TALENT AWARD – MENSWEAR
Nominees: Agi & Sam, Jonathan Saunders, Lou Dalton

MODEL
Nominees: Cara Delevingne, David Gandy, Jourdan Dunn

DESIGNER BRAND
Nominees: Alexander McQueen, Burberry, Mulberry, Stella McCartney

MENSWEAR DESIGNER
Nominees: Kim Jones for Louis Vuitton, Oliver Spencer, Richard James

ISABELLA BLOW AWARD FOR FASHION CREATOR
Nominees: Edward Enninful, Katie Grand, Professor Louise Wilson OBE

RED CARPET AWARD
Nominees: Alessandra Rich, Roksanda Ilincic, Stella McCartney, Victoria Beckham

ACCESSORY DESIGNER
Nominees: Katie Hillier, Nicholas Kirkwood, Philip Treacy

NEW ESTABLISHMENT AWARD
Nominees: Erdem, Jonathan Saunders, Meadham Kirchhoff

DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
Nominees: Christopher Kane, Mary Katrantzou, Stella McCartney

This year, the British Fashion Awards will also celebrate two additional awards: the BFC Outstanding Achievement Award and the British Style Award for style icon of the year, sponsored by Vodafone.

What do you think of this years nominations?
Would any other British designers been on your list?

 

 

 

What on earth is a Facekini??

There is a new craze in China – the Facekini.

Going to extraordinary lengths NOT to get a tan, the new item of beachwear – dubbed the Facekini – causing something of a stir in the coastal tourist city of Qingdao, Shandong Province, China.

The masks completely cover the swimmers’ heads, revealing only their eyes, noses, and mouths.

Pristine, wrinkle-free skin is highly prized in Asia, and any signs of sun exposure suggest you’re part of the working class, much as it was all over the world decades ago.

The clothing was invented around seven years ago and is now under mass production and on sale at swimwear stores along the coast.

Will you be wearing one at the beach?