28 April 2012

Conran Bath and Body Products


It's hard to get a range of bath and body pampering products that don't look girlie, but Sir Terence Conran's new unisex range would not look out of place in your macho bathroom.

The Design
The design is kept simple taking inspiration from antique apothecary bottles and the classic Kilner jar. The two different fragrance ranges are identified by colour and a number. Conran 1 is a caramel brown and Conran 2 a mint green. But both have an orange silicone ring at the top which emulates the rubber seal of the original Kilner jars.
The design team also wanted to emulate glass and the main body of the bottles and jars does look like opaque glass but is made of a hardier material which won’t smash as easily as glass if dropped on the bathroom tiled floor. And to make sure the bottles could withstand the rigors of daily use; glossy white bases have been sonically welded on and act as a shock absorber. The lids are of a brushed silver colour.

The Fragrance
The fragrance house of Drom worked alongside the Conran team to create the unisex fragrances of Conran 1 and 2 based on Sir Terence’s favourite scents.  The team wanted a modern scent that would be used and liked by both men and women.
They decided not to put the name of the fragrance on the bottles as research showed people didn’t always remember the names but recognised the product more on the colours.
Scent 1 – Oudh Wood – essential oils of pepper, nutmeg and cardamom. This is a warm woody and spicy fragrance. The colour of the bottle reflects the mood of the scent with a warm caramel colour
Scent 2 – Green Stems – floral scent with lemon, orange oil and mandarin.  This is a fresh and zingy fragrance with citrus, great to help you wake up in the mornings. The colour is light fresh green.  

The Products
The range includes bath washes, body scrubs, body lotions, shower gels, hand washes and hand lotions.

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27 April 2012

18 April 2012

Kirk Originals wins Fashion Frames Practice of the Year 2012

The flagship store of Funky eyewear designer brand Kirk Originals has won;

'The Optician Awards Fashion Frames Practice of the Year 2012'


Kirk Originals are celebrating twenty years of innovation in optics this year so this prestigious industry award is the icing on the cake of an eventful year. Also this year they’ve won two retail design awards for the store space.

The Conduit Street store stocks the entire Kirk Originals collections as well as selected designers who are not found elsewhere in the UK. 
Check it out - it's a fun store

The store is open seven days a week
6 Conduit Street
London
W1S 2XE
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14 April 2012

G-Star Raw by Marc Newson AW12

For his AW12 collection, Newson has reworked some of the classic styles adding a touch of fun

The traditional navy wool pea coat has added technical zips to the pockets with a splash of neon yellow. Shown here with premium 5 pocket jeans.

The tailored blazer goes premium denim along with the premium 5 pocket trousers. Here worn with ghost chambray shirt.

The more casual classic bomber style appears in various fabrics. The wool fabric of the above flight jacket gives the jacket a more tailored look. Again witth the zipped front pockets. The natural coloured ghost trousers worn here have detailed stitching.

Another fabric used is suede . Worn with premium 5 pocket denims

The nylon fabric of the above bomber style has a sporty feel. Especially when teamed with sweat pants. In khaki with a slash of orange on the sleeve's zip pocket.  Newson's signature patches appear in chambray on the sweat pants knees.

These chambray patches also appear on elbows and shoulders, a great contrast with the orange. Here you can see the stitching detail on the back of the ghost trousers,

And not forgetting Newson's walking star logo: the double walking star and the multi walking star..
Available soon from
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10 April 2012

Age of Aquarius SS12 T-shirts at Topman

Brand new London label Age of Aquarius have designed a range of t-shirts which is available at Topman.


Above the Clouds t-shirt

One of the inspirations for their SS12 collection is the Blacklight posters of new age psychedelic America.

Marbled t-shirt

Designs are of surreal hallucinogenic prints in faded neons, multi-coloured marbling and stark monochrome.

Infinite Zebras t-shirt
Available in store and online at: www.topman.com

 



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8 April 2012

Storm Jewellery - the new Hex collection

The latest additon to Storm's mens jewellery range is the spellbounding Hex collection:

Stacked bangle in polished and brushed stainless steel. Price £44.99

Stacked heptagon ring price £24.99

And pendant £34.99

Available online: www.stormwatches.com
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7 April 2012

Bally Ready to Wear Menswear AW12 Collection

Bally menswear AW12 was a blend of military and country gent.

One key piece was the shirt jacket in soft quilted leather with tweed. Teamed here with matching tweed trousers. The weekend bag is panels of padded brown leather, grey leather and Prince of Wales check cloth. And not forgetting the Bally iconic Scribe shoe, here in the Atos design - an Oxford cap toe style with fine stitiching .

Here is the same outfit matched with a leather style peacock coat which can be transformed in to a shorter jacket by zipping off the bottom section.

And a long coat with shearling collar, which also can zip off its bottom section to create a short jacket


The flying jacket style in leather with shearling collar.

The colour palette comprises of rich warm tones of brown and tan....

... plus icy shades of grey and black .

The shirt jacket becomes more casual in black quilted leather with black denim . Worn here with matching black denim jeans and a biker style leather jacket with nylon quilted sleeves. And the Cedrik boot



Creative Directors Michael Herz and Graeme Fidler's inspiration was a snowy evening whilst walking through the forest. So they created metallic patches on the shoulders for the snow frosted look.. 


Keeping warm in a snug Sheepskin padded suede jacket. Shoes the Oshean sneaker style with leather cap toe and cloth sides..

.... or the Arctic style fur trimmed leather parka. Boots- the buckle adorned Celsius


Model: Nicolas Ripoll
Images provided by Modus Publicity




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5 April 2012

Desigual AW12 Rainbow Menswear Collection

Desigual AW12 menswear collection uses a strong colour palette, printed letters and messages, and a mix of fabrics and patterns.

The brand's signature marble and ball print can be seen in a palette of dark , strong and vivid colours.




Shirts in a mix of check and stripe panels.


Jackets made of a patchwork of fabrics



Chunky warm sweaters to combat the cold winter months
And a few fine gauge sweaters for when the weather is not so cold




Messages/phrases scribbled on tops




This thumb print top gives a whole new meaning to 'under the thumb'.

Bringing out your inner child .

Within the collection there is The Racing Line.





The Racing Line offers a vintage look on garments inspired by the races environment









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