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The Cambridge Satchel Company’s creative practicality

The Cambridge Satchel Company’s creative practicality

The Cambridge Satchel has become a ubiquitous sight on university campuses throughout the United Kingdom, merging the utilitarianism of a sturdy book bag with the studiousness of its aesthetic. Founded just four years ago, the heritage [read more]

Christopher Shannon’s understanding

Christopher Shannon’s understanding

Christopher Shannon’s eponymous menswear label is an accomplished reflection of the burgeoning interest in fashion that London’s men have finally grasped. Refuting the limitations of a monotonous wardrobe, his Spring/Summer 2012 [read more]

Edwin: same genes, different denim

Edwin: same genes, different denim

Established over 60 years ago, Edwin’s denim is spun with the same rigid identity as Mr Tsunemi devised it in 1940s’ Japan. Having been conceived to ensure the tedium of durability, usually a priority absent from fashion, Edwin is [read more]

Husam El Odeh: the jewel of Britain’s accessories

Husam El Odeh: the jewel of Britain’s accessories

The creative genius of jewellery designer Husam El Odeh far outshines his renown amongst those whose sartorial interests fail to stretch beyond high street fashion. Yet the luxurious output of Husam, whose work has adorned celebrities, has [read more]

Victoria Sin: Victory Brand Spring/Summer 2012

Victoria Sin: Victory Brand Spring/Summer 2012

Branching out so that the brand can clothe beyond the torso, Victory Brand’s Spring/Summer 2012 collection has cemented the label’s entry into London’s fashion scene.  The sequence of its progression, starting just a year ago and [read more]

Timo Weiland: for the urban and the urbane

Timo Weiland: for the urban and the urbane

Parading down the streets of New York, Timo Weiland’s eponymous label is suited to the urban and the urbane. Using sharp tailoring, the collections reflect the angular skyline of the metropolitan, synchronising the wearer with the [read more]

Shaded by a tree – The Tumbleweeds

Shaded by a tree – The Tumbleweeds

The Tumbleweeds brand of sunglasses denotes nothing of the symbolism that its namesake insinuates. Far from encapsulating the desolate, dryness of Hollywood’s Western shrubbery, the sunglasses are welcoming, rejecting the [read more]

Buy My Wardrobe presents Buy My Frock

Buy My Wardrobe presents Buy My Frock

Queueing up for the Buy My Wardrobe’s Buy My Frock event, the excitement among the group of anxious women was palpable. Strangers turned to one another, eager to know how much their spending-competition were willing to hand over for [read more]

James Hock Harbinger Autumn/Winter 2012

James Hock Harbinger Autumn/Winter 2012

Reflecting the sentiment of our nation, James Hock’s Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 Collection is a Harbinger for the ominous fiscal fate of 2012. Where his Spring/Summer 2012 collection, The Incomplete Story of Hemimetaboly and the Joy of [read more]

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