Style: Jeremy Scott owes Jimbo Phillips an explanation
Jeremy Scott showed his A/W 2013 collection in New York last week and it’s left a fair few people seething. He appears to have basically ripped off Jimbo Phillips’ design work for Santa Cruz Skateboards as you can see in the pictures below as published on Jimbos’s facebook page. How matters will progress remains to be seen.
Style: KENZO x New Era Spring-Summer 2013
The KENZO x New Era Spring-Summer 2013 range is now for sale. Basically that means hats in lot’s and lot’s of pretty colourful patterns. You can order them online here and and see the rest of the head covering options, they cost €40.
Style: Supreme Spring/Summer 2013 Lookbook
Yesterday I posted a picture of the Supreme X Rolex collaboration. Here are some more pieces from the Supreme Spring/Summer 2013 range. It hits the shops on February 21′st so not long to wait if you want to be able to spend the sunny part of the year in an expletive covered shirt and a new cap.
Style: Supreme Customized Rolex Submariner
Supreme, the favourite brand of mephedrone loving bass music fans with more money than sense has collaborated with Rolex, who usually service a slightly different clientele. It’s part of Supreme’s Spring/Summer 2013 and the full details have yet to be announced. The logical assumption is that it’s going to be expensive but can you really put a price on a Rolex with the words “FUCK EM” on the face. It also features a Triplock winding crown with triple waterproofness system which means you can swim down up to 1,000 feet as people who will buy these probably do regularly.
Style: Clothsurgeon lookbook – 2013 Spring/Summer
Clothsurgeon is a London based clothing line created by Rav Matharu. He’s just released his lookbook for Spring /Summer 2013, modeled by Suren AKA My Panda Shall Fly. More images can be found on the Clothsurgeon blog and more information and the online shop can be found on the official site. The collection takes inspiration from Gregory David Roberts book, Shantaram.
Style: 2013 Sucks So Far.
In anticipation of a grand surprise at February’s London Fashion Week, Dobrina Manolova gives us a few reasons why this year feels like a tired style-sigh so far.
1. Rihanna’s clothing line for River Island.
Likely to continue in the long-exhausted spirit of the much (inexplicably) loved 90s: mass-produced low quality mesh, studs and high-waisted shorts, you get the picture. Street-style has been so widely violated there isn’t a drop of cool left in its veins any more. The same tacky looks from 2012 will continue to be reproduced, bought and, worst of all, worn in 2013.
2. Balmain’s fashion film.
If there’s one French brand left out there that just oozes uber-cool, in-your-face, ridiculously awesome self-assurance, it’s Balmain. That’s why it’s twice the pity their latest fashion clip looks like it’s coming out about a year too late. Yes, we were all in love with Lana, admit it or not, but that was then. Yes, the French Riviera is pretty, and so is Anna Selezneva, there’s a couple of cool dogs – and absolutely nothing happens!
3. Chanel losing it.
I found it hard to believe Chanel could come up with anything more boring than that absurd Brad Pitt TV spot. But then their new collection came out. And the only thing causing a stir about it is Karl Lagerfeld’s choice of under-aged models posing seductively. My preferred item of dread – the hula hoop bag. There’s nothing that could happen in the world, ever, that would make this thing cool. Lagerfeld tried to give it a chance by telling the Daily Telegraph: ”It’s for the beach. You need space for the beach towel. And then you can put it into the sand and hang things on it.” Yeah, and in the words of Dylan Moran you could then chop it up, nail it onto a frisbee, and fling it over a rainbow.
5 New Year’s Style Resolutions Everyone Should Stick To.
Two weeks into 2013 and it’s probably safe to assume that new year resolutions are gone and forgotten. So why not adopt some new ones? I’m aware all of this is totally subjective, but here’s a few style resolutions I think everyone could seriously improve the general sartorial wellbeing of humanity in 2013.
1. Dress less like Rihanna.
I’m exhausted by Rihanna constantly being hailed as a ‘style icon’. Shitty logo t-shirts, tacky nails, ‘bling’ and clashing prints – how is everyone else not over this by now?
Photographs of bland European girls wearing leather skirts and Zara blazers whilst gushing over their new Mulberry handbag aren’t going to improve your life in any way.
3. When summer finally comes, avoid ‘festival fashion’ like the plague.
‘Boho chic’ makes me seriously want to quit fashion, and then quit life. If there’s one thing I don’t like, it’s people who dress like they respect Pixie Lott.
4. Kill Jeffrey Campbell.
I can only assume the world will be a better place if Jeffrey Campbell’s ‘edgy’ Lita shoe ceases to be produced in 2013.
5. Find the perfect white shirt.
Because I’m a little aware of this post becoming a mere vehicle for me to voice my ‘pet peeves’, here’s a more earnest piece of advice. Make it your mission to find a white shirt that fits you perfectly, and when you find it, buy it immediately and wear it every day. You won’t regret it.
Jil Sander, LN-CC (http://www.ln-cc.com/jil-sander-womens-shirt/invt/jil020014whi/)
Fashion East Menswear AW13
Lynsey Coke gives us a round-up of the recent Fashion East show at London Collections: Men.
After waiting in a hefty queue in the cold, my consolation prize was being greeted with a Dalmatian puppy, the centre of Joseph Turvey’s Installation. To be quite honest, the puppy was too much of a distraction for me and I didn’t manage to get any good photos of the puppy or the clothes… (But I suspect everyone will be talking about this jumper
Bobby Abley’s collection was set around a small intergalactic space shuttle – with models sporting side-partings pasted in cosmic glitter. The key piece for me was the dreamy mohair-knitted jumper with pink, mid-pockets.
Kit Neale gave us an interesting mash-up of traditional shape and psychedelic print referencing the film ‘Hail the New Puritans’ (if you haven’t seen it, here’s a taster). Neale’s characters were dressed loudly, but unsurprisingly all worked in harmony alongside the set design of Samara Sompsett, who visualized a greasy spoon familiar to those in the East end of London.
Happy 2013 from us (and Maison Martin Margiela).
We had a little rest over Christmas and New Year (and then some more of the new year) but now we’re back, and bringing in 2013 with this pared-down black and white short from Maison Martin Margiela.
Style Icon: Ikea Jacket Monkey
Audrey Hepburn? Brigitte Bardot? James Dean? Get fucked. There’s a new style icon on the horizon, and that’s Ikea Jacket Monkey.
Throughout history, there have been some figures that have inspired generations of sartorial imitation and re-appropriation – those that have a sense of style so innate it has transcended time to become a cultural point of reference. James Dean’s leather jacket, Audrey Hepburn’s cat eye sunglasses, Brigitte Bardot’s backcombed beehive – and now – Ikea Jacket Monkey’s sheepskin jacket.
Curious about how you can pull off Ikea Jacket Monkey’s seemingly inimitable, effortlessly suave look? Don’t worry. We’ve put together a selection of jackets to suit every budget.
The hysteria is just starting to set in. People are even starting to get tattoos of this unwitting Canadian fashion god. I suggest you invest in a jacket quickly before it becomes cliche.