28 September 2012

The Launch of Jaguar's F-TYPE sportscar

In front of the dramatic setting of the 18th century Musée Rodin in Paris, Jaguar revealed the F-TYPE, an all-new, sports car as Lana Del Ray performed ‘Burning Desire’, an exclusive track inspired by the vehicle. The track is confirmed to be the sound track to a short film that is being produced in association with Ridley Scott Associates and will feature on her new album.

The new Jaguar F-TYPE represents a return to the company’s heartland: a two-seater,convertible sports car focused on delivering performance, agility and maximum driver reward.
The focus on driver involvement and sporting performance in the F-TYPE is emphasised by the‘one plus one’ layout of the asymmetric cabin. This is evidenced by the grab handle,which sweeps down the centre console on the passenger side, delineating it from the driver’s position.

Taking inspiration from cockpits of fighter airplanes, the controls are ergonomically grouped by function. Further aeronautical inspiration can be found in the joystick-shaped SportShift selector controlling the eight-speed transmission.The air vents on top of the dashboard will only deploy when instructed to by either the driver or complex control algorithms, staying tucked discreetly outof sight in other circumstances.

Aluminium forms a great part of Jaguar’s commitment to sustainability with more than half the content of the car coming from recycled metal. In addition, the F-TYPE’s structure is exclusively riveted and bonded – this manufacturing process emits up to 80 per cent less CO2 compared to that from welding a comparable steel structure. Jaguar is also rolling out its closed-loop recycling system to its suppliers, ensuring all offcuts of metal from the manufacturing process are reused.
Three models will be available – F-TYPE, F-TYPE S and the F-TYPE V8 S. They are powered respectively by Jaguar’s new 3.0-litre V6 supercharged petrol engine in 340PS and 380PS outputs and its 5.0-litre V8 supercharged petrol producing 495PS.
The range-topping F-TYPE V8S will reach 60mph in 4.2 seconds and has a top speed of 186mph. The 380PS V6 F-TYPE S will reach 60mph in 4.8 seconds and 171mph, the equivalent figures for the F-TYPE are 5.1 seconds and 161mph

Visually, the F-TYPE’s exterior demonstrates a new sports car design language for Jaguar, with cleaner lines delivered through the discreet use of technology such as deployable spoiler and door handles

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26 September 2012

Energie AW12 Key Accessories

Available soon from Energie stores in Carnaby St and Covent Garden and online www.energie.it
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25 September 2012

Professor Green x PUMA AW12 Collaboration

“Honey is the new Black”
London born rapper Professor Green chose the Honey Badger as his logo for the new PUMA AW12 collection. 

Why? Because it represents fearlessness, it sees what it wants and goes and gets it!  It is not endangered as it easily adapts to its changing environment and has few natural predators due to its no holding back attitude, strong claws, thick skin which is also loose enough for them to wriggle and twist out of tight situations. This is an animal that can defend itself – definitely has street cred.

Sometimes the Honey Badger is as bold as brass and takes centre stage on the front of sweatshirts and tees, but  many hide in a green and purple camouflage pattern taking the concrete jungle wearer by surprise  to find that they are sporting such a cute logo. 

Others just make a cameo appearance on neat tiny labels attached to the sleeves of tees.

The collection itself includes sweats, tees, baseball caps and jackets.

The tees vary from the soft coloured speckled design to the brighter red and purple colour block.   

Camouflage designs choose their battle patterns from the more strategically placed pockets and sleeve trims to the bolder Honey badger logos and the full blown block sections.

More classic pieces are the colour block denim shirt, the polo shirt and padded gilets and jackets. 

 Love the varsity style jackets with their leather sleeves. These sport the PUMA logo on the front and also a more subtly placed branding label of the PUMA with the words Professor Green above. 

In reality, the Honey Badger is not a cute looking animal but the logos are cute enough to attract a female following. So guys beware your girlfriend may take a tip from the Honey Badger and just fearlessly swipe your  new Pro Green x PUMA items  from right under your nose!

The collection will be available from mid October at ASOS and Footasylum  

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24 September 2012

Nico Didonna SS13 Collection

For his SS13 collection, Nico took inspiration from the dedication, passion and inner beliefs of monks.

This was more noticeable in the brown floor skimming wide palazzo pants with a beaded belt hanging like a string of rosaries and coral hooded sweat – more of your urban street wise monk.

Others were less noticeable with tailored knee length shorts in blue and coral and coloured chinos.
Love how the placket on the white shirt worn with the blue shorts mimics the shape of a tie.

More unusual trouser designs were the swirl camouflage patterned pants ruched at the sides in mouth watering toffee shades and the baroque print trousers worn with a pearlised cream leather jacket.

Taking us to the Renaissance era was an elegant black suit with pantaloon style trousers fitting tightly on the lower leg

A more subtle look came from another  black suit with added splashes of orange from the button hole stitching and under the pocket flaps. Plus check out the bottom of the trousers and you’ll see an inside zip. This suit exudes the quiet confidence of style. The crisp white shirt is given flair with a dark pin stripe placket and cuffs with Nico staying away from the usual contrasting collar style.

There was a touch of the disco 80s with a metallic grey fitted boiler suit accessorised with an orange scarf.

We were pleasantly surprised to see GB canoeist Tom Brady modelling and for his first appearance dressed in a one off Union Jack biker style jacket, white tee and blue chinos. And yes that was also  him in the orange chinos and brown leather jacket.

London store:
16A D’Arblay Street
London W1F 8EA


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21 September 2012

Topman AW12 Premium Suiting in 3 Collections

Topman launch a series of collection of premium suiting for AW12:

Made in England – All cloth is woven and manufactured in the UK
Combines traditional heritage fabrics and details with contemporary shapes and bold colours.

Above is left to right:
Mustard Warwick Heritage fit blazer, Blue Stamford Heritage fir blazer and Berry Hainault fit blazer

Fabrics:  Shetland based wools in plain weaves and herringbone patterns
Colours: Mustard, raspberry, aqua as well as the more subdued peat brown, navy and industrial grey
Left to right: Navy marl coat and Berry Miller suit
Detailing: Bellow pocket styling, contrast donkey patching, fabric contrast, collar tabs, tonal fabric mixing.
Blazers £150, trousers £70, waistcoats £50

Harris Tweed –Focusing more on the use of the fabric with berry coloured herringbones, multiflecked  birdseye, coloured houndstooth and brushed plaids.

Above :Mutli Dogtooth Heritage fit blazer
Style: Slim silhouette with slim peaked lapels and double back vent details, double and single breasted.
Detailing: Football buttons, collar tabs and button through patch pockets.

Blazers £150 waistcoats £50

Super Premium – sophisticated and elegant using premium Italian fabrics.

Fabrics: Super 120 mohair, pique weave textured wools, two tone and Prince of Wales check.

Detailing: Two tone dobby linings, functional working cuffs, side adjusters and half lined trousers.

Blazers £170, trousers £80, waistcoats £50

Available online from www.topman.com or
Harris Tweed: Topman Oxford Circus, Topman New York, Selfridges, General Store (Shoreditch), Manchester Arndale, White City, Stratford, Edinburgh.

Made in England: Topman Oxford Circus, Topman New York, Harrods, Selfridges, General Store (Shoreditch), Trafford Centre, Manchester Arndale, White City, Stratford, Birmingham, Lakeside, Norwich, Meadowhall, Reading.

Super Premium: Topman Oxford Circus, Topman New York, Topman Las Vegas, Harrods, General Store (Shoreditch), Stratford.

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12 September 2012

Lifestyle Brand New Era Launches New Era Cube App

New Era – an international lifestyle brand, best  known for being the official on-field cap for major League Baseball , has launched  the New Era Cube app – downloadable via iTunes store.
The app features a Street Style Tumblr, a branded GIF builder, retro arcade Gaming, Heritage with an interactive time line dating back to 1920 and New Era Collection browsing – allowing users to share the latest seasonal styles via social networks.

In collaboration with three emerging photographers, New Era captured unique looks and individual styles of New Era fans in Paris, Berlin and London.

Claire Pepper snapped East Londoners around Brick Lane, Alex Brunet took to the cobbled streets of Paris’ Sentier and Jens Kaesemann to Kreuzberg the hub of Berlin’s arts and culture. The collection of street style snaps will be updated regularly on www.newerstreetstyle.tumblr to inspire users to capture their own looks via the New Era GIF builder.
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Mens AW12 Boots from Sorel

Don’t you just love the name Chugalug Chukka?
Inspired by the orginal style from the 70s but now with crepe like clear rubber outsole and lightly insulated leather shell providing warmth and protection in the cold seasons.
Price £160 Available in British tan or black
Kitchener Caribou soon to be available.

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