Wednesday, 30 May 2012

ANTIPODIUM COLLABORATES WITH LIBERTY

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Anglo-Australian brand Antipodium have collaborated with Liberty to create their Spring Summer collection for 2012 named Kraftwork which launched in store and online on Wednesday. Designer Geoffrey J. Finch worked with the artists Ian Hundley to create a 50 piece collection that incorporated iconic prints from the Liberty archives. The pair have used two classic prints, the peacock-tailed Hera and the ditzy Pepper, which they have patch-worked together in a design inspired by maps of where the label is based in East London. The adjoining squares are said to be representative of hipster honey-pot London Fields and Victoria Park. Key pieces include sleeveless shirts and full pleated skirts, both of course in patchwork and make perfect spring-time staples for any wardrobe. The collection is available in-store and online now at Liberty with prices starting at £180.



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TRAMP IN DISGUISE

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Tramp In Disguise is an emerging womenswear label established by Sini Moilanen in 2010. The label is fast becoming best known for it’s colourful prints and contemporary knitwear, and the collections have proved to be fun, youthful, modern, and edgy.

Finnish designer Sini Moilanen who has been based in the UK for the past ten years studied Fashion Textiles Design at the university of Brighton before progressing to complete a Masters degree specialising in knitwear design at the Royal College of Art.

Alongside her MA qualifications, Sini is a self taught print designer and print is very dominant in all her collections. The up and coming label debuted at London Fashion Week in 2010 showing their SS11 collection at Vauxhall Fashion Scout.



For her most recent Autumn Winter collection the young designer looked to Mexico and the Day of the Dead, a flamboyant festival held in honor of the departed that originates from the Aztecs. A degree of theatricality has always surrounded this sacred holiday which brings families and friends together. Sini’s silhouettes for this season are cut tall and sleek, emphasised by goddess-like draping and thigh high slits in skirts and dresses. Colour is a prominent feature in her clothes with a palette of fuchsia pink, sky and sea blue, deep purl accompanied by grey and black outlines.  Garments are intricately decorated in lace-like and Aztec prints that give a strong nod to the elaborate designs of Mexican costumes. Fabric choices were light and sleek with an ethereal sheen suggesting connotations of the supernatural. Bright chunky knits added texture and warmth to the collection making outfits suitable for day and night.

The collection is very innovative and aesthetically alluring with it’s beautiful print designs, yet incredibly wearable, suitable for a variety of occasions. We see this designer  going incredibly far, so keep your eyes peeled for more from Tramp in Disguise.











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READYT. SET. GO!

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With the much anticipated Olympics looming and being held in our very own capital, there is certainly a sporting spirit in the air and the spring summer catwalk and trends are no exception! Luxe sportswear is a key trend this season and you can dress it up or down yet look uber cool and sports chic either way. The easiest way to work this look for the season, and perfect for the gloomy April showers we’re experiencing, is with a hi-tech anorak. DKNY, Victoria Beckham and Kenzo have all reinvented the trusty anorak by combining performance fabrics with very feminine and lady like lines.
However, if you want to go all out then look to the likes of Philip Lim who showed us a pastel collection of loose and insouciant sportswear separates that could be mixed and layered to your hearts content to give of a laid back sporty vibe.
Versus went all out on the sports theme with a basketball court catwalk down which milkshake coloured and zipper detailed jackets, dresses and skirts strutted in a variety of sportswear fabrics. Their unique combination resulted in what appeared to be a cheerleader crossed with a 1920′s flapper due to the heavily pleated skirts and dropped waists.
Though if you’re looking to carry this trend into evening-wear, then look no further than Team GB’s kit designer, Stella McCartney and her mesh panelled dresses. Combined with busy prints and seductive, body hugging silhouettes, the mesh sections of McCartney’s dresses make for very sexy sportswear. Here’s some key sporting pieces that TSC think you should be investing in for Spring Summer.


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G-STAR RAW A/W"12 LOOKBOOK

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G-Star Raw have just released their latest Lookbook for Autumn-Winter 2012. Since 1989, G-Star has been a denim pioneer, originating the concept of luxury denim for the streets and popularising raw, untreated denim as a wearable and highly desirable material and further intruding 3-dimensional architecture into denim construction. For their new Autumn-Winter collection the brand has stayed true to its roots.








The overall look for G-Star’s womenswear this season gives off a futuristic biker girl image, with double denim, jackets and boots being key to the styling of their collection. There’s also a hint of traditional work-wear in the agreements they have chosen to feature such as dungarees, sleeveless overalls and turned up hems on jeans.







The top of their lines, RAW Essentials focuses on hand finished tailoring and incorporates one of their key fabrics called Cyber Denim which comes in a range of innovative washes. This seasons key denim style is the the Radar, which has a low slung appearance, yet are not actually worn low, thanks to the lowered position of pockets. G-Star’s new and unique molecular treatment means that their denim barely fades when washed maiming it’s original colour and ensuring that dark denim stays dark.





RAW Correct combines formal tailoring with street wear details to cease dynamic, elegant and modern wardrobe options – a standout piece from this line being the orange-red hooded duffle coat Meanwhile their Laundry Army line offers clothing that is comfortable and functional with military inspired detailing, providing a look that is cool and confident. This particular line features camel coloured bottoms, a classic cavalry inspired coat and an edgy grey cape.

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AGYNESS DEYN FOR DR MARTENS

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Model Agyness Deyn has teamed up with everyone’s favorite heritage shoe brand, Dr Martens, to create a limited edition collection. Deyn has been inspired by her own nineties grungy style as well as many of her style heroes from the 90′s including Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Brad Pitt and Juliette Lewis.  She told Vogue.com that she “wanted the collection to look like someone had gone into a charity shop, like I did when I was a teenager, and come out dressed head-to-toe in what they’d bought. it’s a wear-it-all-together collection.”


The collection not only features shoes but also clothing and accessories including tartan jumpsuits, daisy printed maxi dresses, khaki parkas, heart shaped bags and checked skirts.
The collaboration seems incredibly appropriate considering the model turned actress is rarely seen wearing anything other than a pair of trusty Dr Martens on her feet and having previously starred in campaigns for the brand. “The brand is a great fit for me, as it stands for strong character and being able to shape your own personal identity,” Deyn told WWD.
The full collection will be available to purchase from August onwards so keep an eye out!

 
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DESIGNER TELEPHONE BOXES


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As part of a brand new art project called BT ArtBox, designers such as Giles Deacon, Zandra Rhodes, Julien Macdonald and photographer Willie Christie are going to be adding their own unique designs to the iconic red telephone box to mark the 25th anniversary of Childline. The works will displayed in the Knightsbridge Harvey Nichols on Thursday May 24th as a window display. Following this each creation will be placed in a variety of locations throughout London.




Giles Deacon’s techni-coloured design will feature women wearing a number of stylish ensembles and Willi Christie’s is said to include the pout of his ex-wife, Other big names lending their skills to the exhibition include Lily Cole, Philip Treacy, Zaha Hdid and Corrie Nielsen.




An auction will be held on July 18th where a selection of the works will be on offer at the National Portrait Gallery to raise money for Childline while others will be available to buy on eBay. Keep an eye out for these wonderful creations popping up over the summer.

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HENRY HOLLAND FOR SUPERGA

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The worlds current coolest plimsol brand Superga, worn by the likes of Alexa Chung, Sienna Miller and Fearne Cotton, has joined forces with Henry Holland. The young British designer has created his own collection in his own signature style.






Named ‘House of Holland per Superga’, the collection includes an array of eye catching designs in pastel colours and feature polka dots and leaopard prints dervied from Holland’s Spring Summer 2012 collection. Others have the designer’s name emblazoned across the sides. They come in the form of Superga’s classic pump as well as hightops and this years popular flatform style. Holland described the collection as ‘perfect embodiment of Superga distinct style with a House of Holland twist,’.






House of Holland per Superga will be available nationwide from Superga.co.uk, Office stores and ASOS.COM from the 31st of May. Prices range from £55 to £70, so are a bargain for a piece of Holland.


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Saturday, 19 May 2012

OBJECT FEMME

 

OBJECT FEMME

Accessory collage by Ina Jang for Jalouse











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