30 January 2016

Teva Spring Summer 2016 Campaign Shots

 A sneak peek of Teva SS16 collection through their lifestyle images. New this season are innovative prints and materials.

About Teva®
Pioneered in 1984, Teva stands for freedom in footwear. Teva believes that how you choose to live is the ultimate form of personal expression and our products are crafted to be accessible, versatile and a celebration of the independent spirit. Creator of the original sport sandal over three decades ago, Teva products are now sold in over 40 countries worldwide.

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The campaign showcases the legendary Belstaff Trialmaster boot - one of Belstaff’s most iconic designs over the past 60 years since its creation in 1955 - and other associated products.

The Trialmaster boot has travelled far and wide, been worn by racers, aviators and fearless pioneers. These boots are the embodiment of lasting craftsmanship and the ultimate accessory for a lifestyle of epic adventure. Belstaff has secured the talent of Sir Ranulph Fiennes, legendary polar pioneer and arguably “the world’s greatest living explorer” (Guinness Book of Records), together with Riley Harper, the US stuntman with whom the brand has worked in the past, to star in the campaign shot by famed photographer Rankin.

The “Worship the Ground” campaign captured a series of authentic portraits and film of Sir Ranulph Fiennes and Riley Harper,exploring what the phrase means to each of them.
Sir Ranulph Fiennes was the first man to reach both Poles, the first to cross Antarctic and Arctic Oceans, the first to circumnavigate the world along its polar axis and was the youngest Captain in the British Army having joined the SAS in 1965. He fought Marxist terrorists between 1968 and 1970 and received the Sultan’s Bravery Medal from Her Majesty the Queen.

 Riley Harper is a renowned Hollywood stuntman who travels the world driving, riding motorcycles and taking hits as a stunt double for some of Hollywood's biggest stars.An avid motorcycle and car enthusiast, Harper shares a love with Belstaff for all things with engines and wheels. His Instagram profile @LIFEOF_RILEY counts 40K followers.

 Rankin, the famed British portrait and fashion photographer will shoot the campaign, bringing together two powerful names in British culture, intersecting across adventure and fashion. Seven images have been produced – three of Fiennes and four of Harper.

Direct link to the Trailmaster boots;

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28 January 2016

Introducing the Cashmere Polo from Mr Quintessential

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LIVE Ice Carving Session with Parajumpers at Liberty Fairs in New York

Outerwear brand Parajumpers hosted a Live Ice Carving Session as part of Liberty Fairs in New York, hosted by famous ice sculptor Shintaro Okamoto from Okamoto Studios.

Attendees were able to experience Shintaro’s expertise first hand as he carved a beautifully detailed Parajumpers inspired ice sculpture in front of a live audience.
 To brave New York’s current extreme weather conditions, the brand also supplied all members of staff at Liberty Fairs with coats, allowing them to stay warm all day.

Parajumpers is dedicated to the creation of luxe outerwear that will stand the test of time, while epitomising both Italian excellence and urban sophistication. To develop this collection, Massimo Rossetti focused on simple, yet meticulously designed outdoor clothing of character in traditional and technical fabrics. 

Whether you are a nature-loving hiker who embarks a larger-than-life, jaw-dropping mountain ascent, or a big city stroller who enjoys the thrills of everyday life, Parajumpers offers the right luxe outdoor wardrobe for everyone who seeks to brave winter in style.
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23 January 2016

Duchamp AW16 Menswear Collection

Titled 'Code London', this season Duchamp focuses on their key dress codes for the London man across casual, contemporary and formal tailoring.

The set of 5 Duchamp codes for London include Winter Florals, Creative Business, tonal layers, Innovative Textures and Artistic Features.

Winter Florals are worn tonally under contemporary wool suits or taken in to the evening with printed silk shirting under a black woven cocktail jacket.

Creative Business highlights a code of dressing incorporating contemporary tailoring for London's cosmopolitan set who have thrown out traditional city wear in favour of arty details such as a painted two tone single breasted jacket.

Tonal Layers draw attention to the textures of fabric whilst simultaneously introducing the code of Innovative Textures. Clean cottons are worn under wool jackets boasting irregular yarns with brushed jacquard scarves all in complementing tonal colours yet distinguished by the contrasting textures and prints from floral to bold graphic stripes. Elsewhere sleek Moire silk jackets are worn with fine printed silk shirting for effortless tonal layering.

Artistic Features describes the way men will use accessories to express a sense of artistic spirit. Details include paint effects and pencil sketch prints as well as chess inspired motifs.

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YMC (You Must Create) AW16 Menswear Collection

For AW16 inspiration, YMC turned towards the transatlantic underground scene of the 1960s. Titled 'Parallelogram' after Linda Perhac's cult album realeased in 1970.
Video of the show's finale

Mixed in with the cropped and wide skate trousers, bucket hats and fringed donkey jackets are key pieces such as the wedged clogs with Vibram soles,

biker inspired Cheslsea boots and wool ponchos inspired by 60s psych band Spirit and Damo Suzuki style wide beamed hats.

Fabrics include black wool seersucker, indigo floral jacquard shirting, charcoal tasselled wool, indigo sashiko stitch cotton and wood grain jacquard nylons.

Colour palette is predominately dark in black, navy and charcoal.

Prints include Japanese wood grain and flame pattern

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Katie Eary AW16 Menswear Collection

This season was inspired by popular music culture/subculture sparked by ' The Sacred Triangle' documentary and Iggy & Lou 1971-1973 - a film analyzing the influences artists Lou Reed and Iggy Pop had on David Bowie.
Video of the show's finale

"I've been developing my idea of gender fluidity but with a working story of rock stars, artists, playwrights, and musos and groupies. I'm imaging swapping ideals, creative genres, clothes and mannerisms." says Katie Eary

"Following the journey of the clothing from lover to stage outfits. I was taken by Iggy Pop and Nico's brief fling leading to the idea of them swapping clothes in the process of creating music and being lovers. This rule applied to all rockstars (of that time) with their lovers - it's my version of magpie androgony."

A key colour backdrop for this season is black, a first time for the colour and print orientated designer. It has been used throughout the collection to highlight a more mature luxe feel to an already exotic and eclectic fusion of motifs.

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James Long AW16 Menswear Collection

For AW16, James Long sends a call out to his local heroes, the people who inspire him and his work.
Waterproof zip up padded jackets are made from panels of metallic tech fabric, rubberised leopard and rubberised lace with acid trims, some with concealed hoods in the collar.

Denim has been treated with different paints, either pray painted as if tie-dyed or overpainted to create an effect like camouflage.

Video of the show's finale

Stretched velvet tops have gathered necks with matching trackpants.

Specially woven coloured stripes of various widths are used for a variety of pieces, from a tailored jacket to sweat tops, while stripes of lurex are on tracksuit tops.

Stripes also appear on special hand knits.

An opulent brown print of brown poppies appears on lounging gowns and scarves .

Lightweight black intarsia knits have images of acid poppies or a caterpillar.

Brushed sequins on a sweater or tracksuit are turquoise on one side and silver on the other.

Fun fur jackets can be thrown over everything

Sweatshirts have a self drawn logo calling out to the local heroes, while symbols and images of the collection are appliqued onto a sweat shirt as if the local heros crown.

Harness boots and knee high riding boots have been specially made by Christian Louboutin

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