Thursday, July 30, 2009

MAN S/S 10 Line Up Announced

The MAN showcase unveils the line up for London Fashion Week S/S 10.

Continuing to support creative talent in menswear, MAN, a collaborative effort between Topman and Fashion East, is out to showcas the best of emerging menswear talent in London. In the past, Man has supported innovators such as Kim Jones, Derek Walker, Siv Stoldal, Cassette Playa and James Long to name but a few.

For the coming season, MAN has set the sartorial bar high, welcoming back Christopher Shannon and JW Anderson to the runway. Showing for the first time at MAN will be exciting newcomer Katie Eary, discovered a mere season ago by Fashion East, and whose installations at the Old Embassy Town House were received with gushing accolades.

S/S 10's MAN participants will showcase their collections alongside the new Topman Design range, and in celebration of the event, Topman will be including the A/W 09 mainline collections by Christopher Shannon and James Long (shown at last season’s MAN show) as part of their retail collection at Topman Oxford Circus. The new retail space on level 2 of the flagship store will be unveiled, along with the new names fostering there, during fashion week in September as part of a huge overhaul of the forwarding thinking high street brand. A special project between JW Anderson and Topman will also come to light later on in the year.

Christopher Shannon

Christopher Shannon

JW Anderson

JW Anderson

Katie Eary

Katie Eary

Source: Dazed Digital

Monday, July 27, 2009

Purposely Tacky

Umit Benan’s Spring/Summer 2010 collection is inspired by an imaginary Cuba, filtered through cinematographic references.

S/S 10 'Cuba' Collection

Umit Benan is not thirty yet, but he has already travelled extensively in his life, moving around the world from one country to the other. Born in Germany in 1980, Benan worked and studied in Istanbul, London and New York, before finally settling down in Milan. After contributing to collections for Marc Jacobs and Motu Tane by François Nars and Sophie Théallet, Benan became head designer at Cacharel Homme in 2008 and launched in the same year his own line. Benan’s first menswear collection, entitled “Day 77” (A/W 2009-10) was inspired by his own life experiences. For the next Spring/Summer season the young designer has instead focused on cinematographic references, mixing them with his passion for Slim Aarons’ work. Benan has showed through his collections he has a genuine talent for tailoring and a passion for researching fabrics and materials.

A/W 09-10 'Day 77' Collection

Source: Dazed Digital

Monday, July 20, 2009

My Apartment...Eventually

I just need my apartment, or any living space, to look like all of these things. Preferably with white concrete polyurethane floors. Homespun minimalist design is so beautiful. I want it now.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

La Rabida Summer Fest!

Just got my ticket today!

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The Child Advocacy Center of La Rabida's Children Hospital is a safe, child-friendly environment for children who have experienced psychological trauma and for alleged victims of sexual abuse and other violent crimes. The CAC provides investigative, therapeutic and support services free of charge to children and their families throughout the Chicagoland area. This celebration will highlight CAC's efforts and accomplishments while providing an opportunity to learn more about the free services that CAC provides. Also, if you are unable to attend, please make a charitable (and tax deductible) donation at Thanks for your support!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Let's Start a Movement

Why don't we all do this? Give the middle finger to the money makers and stick-up kids.

Source: The Diary of a BROKE College Student

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Monochromatic Love

Source: Facehunter, Street Peeper, Style Bubble, Hel Looks, Garance Dore

Monday, July 6, 2009

First Clue: Dominic Jones

Much has been written about hot new jeweller Dominic Jones- like how model Alice Dellal put her own money towards the label after pulling on a ring off the designer's finger at a party and never taking it off...and how his superhot lookbook was shot by the team of the fashion crop, photography by Matt Irwin, styled by Katie Shillingford, with Sophy Robson on nails and Tomo Jidai on hair. Jones jewellery, influenced by rose thorns, studs and fangs is a smash hit, with an outlook on being investment pieces for a younger generation. But what I love are these hot metallic nail gloves? No need to worry about your manicure getting lost this winter, now you can show off your ore dipped tips with these babies...

Pink leather with rose gold tips

Black leather with white gold tips

More Dominic Jones, please.