November 28, 2012

And the Winner of the British Fashion Awards is...

Scottish born designer Jonathan Saunders has been announced the winner of the British Fashion Council’s EMERGING TALENT AWARD – MENSWEAR at the 2012 British Fashion Awards. 

Photos & text Copyright Jonathan Saunders.

Freddy Releases Freddy Sports Active

As part of their Autumn / Winter 2012 collections, Freddy releases the new Freddy Sports Active range.

Read more, watch the fun video, and see the collection at Freddy Sports Active.

November 27, 2012

n.d.c. Made by Hand for 2013

Take a stroll along the French Riviera in the 1960s with these flexible, relaxed and easy espadrilles. 

Made with the flexible and light ‘Strobel’ construction (where the upper and insole are stitched together), the shoes are slip-lasted and stitched to the leather outsole with natural yute trimming the edge. 
Available in soft Tuscan suede, striped canvas or denim.

Explore more of the collection and read the press releas at n.d.c. Spring/Summer 2013 Collection.

Photos & text Copyright n.d.c.

November 24, 2012

Michael Hockey's Industrial Evolution

Michael Hockey is a men’s footwear brand targeted at men who appreciate quality and design.

All of  footwear is 100 percent handmade by skilled artisans using the finest leathers available.

Read the press release and see the collection at Industrial Evolution by Michael Hockey.

Photos & text Copyright Industrial Evolution.

November 20, 2012

Kris Van Assche: Sportswear Infused Formal Wear

Launching for Spring-Summer 2013, and bowing in a selected number of stores from December 2012, KRISVANASSCHE+ is a tailoring-focused complimentary collection to the main KRISVANASSCHE line.

Read the press release and see the collection at Kris Van Assche Spring/Summer 2013.

Photos & text Copyright Kris Van Assche.

November 15, 2012

Harry Stedman Autumn/Winter 2012

Founded in 2011, Harry Stedman is a contemporary menswear brand based in London, England. 

The brand champions key facets of classic American and European attire, actively blending old with new to achieve a modern style that resonates with today’s discerning gent.

Read the press release and see the collection at Meet Harry Stedman.

Photos & text Copyright Harry Stedman.

November 13, 2012

The Slounge Way by Freddy

For autumn/winter 2012, the everyday wear comes in the form of the Freddy Sport Luxe collection.

Baring the motto ‘The Slounge Way’, the range is produced with quality jersey, focus on cut and comfort and takes influence from classic Varsity style.

Read the press release and see the collection at Freddy Autumn/Winter 2012 “the Slounge Way”.

Photos & text Copyright Freddy.

Element Spring/Summer 2013 Collection

Spring/Summer marks a new start for Element, and as part of this UK fashion PR is now looked after by us folks at Sane. Next year it'll be 21 years since Element was founded and the brand is truly coming of age.

Read the press release and see the collection at Introducing Element Spring/Summer 2013.

Photos & text Copyright Element.

November 12, 2012

Sifr: a Shoe Zoo of Faux Animals

Singapore-based contemporary menswear label Sifr releases their AW12 artisian footwear collection.

Read more and see the collection at .Sifr Autumn/Winter 2012.

Photos & text Copyright Sifr.

November 7, 2012

Quentin Véron Autumn/Winter 2012

Gangsters or the Allure of the Unlawful. A lingering gaze into the shady realm of crime, Gangsters is a collection driven by the aesthetics of felony. 

See the collection and read the press release at The Gangsters by Quentin Véron.

Photos & text Copyright Quentin Véron.

November 6, 2012

Holloh, Escaping the Hustle This Winter

Holloh is a clothing brand for men, launched in 2010, which escapes the hustle and conditioned reflexes of industrial consumption. It is a thoughtful proposal that reflects menswear luxury.

Read the press release and see the collection at Hollow Autumn/Winter 2012 Collection.

Photos & text Copyright Holloh.

November 5, 2012

Beau Homme 2012 Autumn/Winter Collection

Flux Goes Vision A/W 13 is the inaugural menswear collection from BEAU HOMME.

The forward thinking dynamism of the Futurist art movement was the primary inspiration and informed the clothing’s freedom from historical constraint.

Read the full press release and see the collection at Beau Homme “Flux Goes Vision”.

Photos Copyright Beau Homme.

Timoteo New Resort Collection

Photographer Tom Cullis has just shot the New Resort Swim Collection by Timoteo.

See the entire collection at Timoteo New Resort Swim Collection.

Photos Copyright Timoteo.

November 4, 2012

My Time with Hurricane Sandy

Last Monday night, Hurricane Sandy slammed into the northeast coast of the US with an unprecedented force, leaving a trail of destruction that will require weeks of repair and billions of dollars to fund.

After being sick for several days, I decided to take my feeble body to one of the disaster areas and volunteer my time in digging some folks out.

As we approached the northern shore, we followed convoys of army vehicles, as well as hundreds of electric trucks that had made the trek from as far away as states like Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Illinois.

Miles of cars were lined up for gas; others filed in queue at Burger King.

We passed the check point, showing my friend’s resident ID, and we drove into the devastation, which resembled a war zone.

Most houses in this area lost the first floor to the surge. The beach reclaimed most of the city.  Water lines marked the flood at about 11 feet high.

So, I spent two entire days filling a dumpster with water damaged possessions, shoveling, sand, and taking photos for insurance purposes.

Fortunately my friends suffered minimal damage from the storm, but many others were not so fortunate. Some neighbors lost everything.

Some religious crazies have blamed the storm on the various groups that they like to scapegoat. Now is not is not time to be mean and vicious but rather to encourage, help, and rebuild.

See more images that I shot here.

November 1, 2012

House of Tayo from Rwanda

House of Tayo is the brainchild of menswear designer Matthew Rugamba from Rwanda.

What’s amazing about this label is that Matthew sources all his fabrics locally from women who create African wax printed materials—all of which contain a story.

Read more and see the collection at House of Tayo: Fabrics Rich in Stories.

Photos Copyright House of Tayo.