Saturday, 30 June 2007

Erin Fetherson for Target

Snatched up some first glimpses of the next GO International designer collection for Target - the girlie girl of new designers Erin Fetherson. Due out in November, the collection is full of nightgown inspired frocks and flowy delights in kindergarten colors with sweet details like hearts and ruffles.

Friday, 29 June 2007

Mooka Kinney's Playlist

The New York based designing duo know a thing or two about music: after all, they dress Au Revoir Simone, Tilly and he Wall, and Eleanor Friedberger of The Fiery Furnaces.
check out a few albums currently on repeat in their studio:

1. Joanna Newsom - Joanna Newsom and The Ys Street Band EP

2. The Finches - Human Like a House

3. The Format - Dog Problems

4. Steel Train - Dakota

5. Yoko Ono - Yes. I'm a Witch

6. Dr. Dog - We all Belong

Thursday, 28 June 2007


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A bit of a late summer/early fall teaser from LOLA.
The shirt was inspired by a trip the LOLA crew took to London earlier this year where the city’s fog, culture, and people influenced their design aesthetic towards a more stripped down look.

Wednesday, 27 June 2007

Sarah Luna

Sarah Luna is designed by native New Yorker Sarah Blumenthal. Launched in August 2003, Sarah Luna is inspired by folklore and mythology, glam rock, and pop art among things.

NYPC - Fantastic Playroom

Fantastic Playroom will be released in the UK on 9th July. Other countries have different release dates, most being later than that. Look out for our very summery Remix of Amy Winehouse's "Tears dry on their own" coming out soon on Island records.

Slayer Rules!

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There is a Slayer photography show going down at Don't Come this Friday, pull out the hippie beads and get down there.

Tuesday, 26 June 2007

T-Post T-Shirt

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French just did this shirt for t-post....looks like a Terminator shirt I reckon?

I Love French!

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French, hails from Aldershot, England, a town best known for it's army base. A good place to start an interest in torn body parts I suppose. Filled with Aldershot pride, French moved to Brixton, London to further his career in depicting all things evil, grotesque and morbid. An obsession with metal music informs French's work that literally draws the line between the magnificent and the repulsive. French's detailed linework shows the beauty in the revolting. And I mean revolting.
French will show his meticulous black and white drawings and prints in the Monster Children Gallery next to an extensive mural.
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Love N Skate

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My friend's Kevin and his crew owns this skate label. Produced in North London and is fully inspired by skateboarding, exploration and fun.
All the graphics represent what they truly love about skateboarding.
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Very Fresh Tees for the great summer weather. ALIFEstyle like no other.
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A new footwear brand called Aprix, founded by Brendon Babenzien, Creative Director of Supreme and Writer/Director Michael Power. Definitely a brand to look out for next year.

Iconic Rockers

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Looks like Karen O loves Rockers NYC.

Monday, 25 June 2007

Carrie's Playlist

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Psychedelia is just so…sixties. But while some are content with re-creating the decade's trippy aesthetic, London stylist Carrie Mundane, a.k.a. Cassette Playa, prefers her own brand of "aceeeed sartorialism." Along with mates like the Klaxons and M.I.A., she's created a neon-bright aesthetic that's inspired by the past but rooted in the moment—as is her anything-but-mundane (sorry) summer playlist:
1. Feather Juk, Silverlink
2. Boyz, M.I.A.
3. Love Is the Message, Silverlink
4. Xtra, Ruff Sqwad
5. Duppy, Skepta
6. Sirens, Dizzee Rascal
7. Illuminated Dead, Trencher
8. Hot Fuk, Mr. Vegas
9. Scotch Chicken, DJ Scotch Egg
10. It's Not Over Yet, Grace

Sunday, 24 June 2007

Deborah Sweeney

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Deborah Sweeney is a high end, youth oriented brand. Her clever designs are a feminine, eclectic and colourful mix of casual and tailored silhouettes. Pieces are infinitely wearablewith extra special attention to detail and quality. Deborah returned to New Zealand to establish her label 3 years ago, after working for Jill Stuart in New York and designing for High St stores such as Topshop and H&M in London.

Mooka Kinney Fall 2007 Collection

Friday, 22 June 2007

Thursday, 21 June 2007

sou brette - wolf parade

Twenty8Twelve by Sienna Miller

Twenty8Twelve by Miller's sister announced that the contemporary line will kick off for fall exclusively at Bergdorf Goodman in New York, Neiman Marcus in Los Angeles and Holt Renfrew in Canada. In addition they will be opening their own boutique in London’s Notting Hill area. The fall collection includes an array of pieces — printed silk dresses, denim jeans, cotton T-shirts and tanks, tailored pants, cropped tuxedo jackets, canvas trenches and leather bomber jackets.

Tuesday, 19 June 2007

Justice D.A.N.C.E T'shirts

T-shirt graphics that are featured in Justice’s D.A.N.C.E. video are now available at Colette and will be online tomorrow at Sold Out. The designs were done by Ed Banger Record’s art director So Me, who was also responsible for the recent Colette x Arkitip cover and many other impressive projects. You can expect further t-shirt designs from D.A.N.C.E. in the weeks to come.

Alba Fan Club June/July Transeasonal Collection

Monday, 18 June 2007

The Queens of Noize

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The Queens of Noize (a.k.a. Mairead Nash and Tabitha Denholm) are two of the savviest girls on the London club scene. The BBC radio hosts have not only inspired several songs (including the Von Bondies' Mairead and Graham Coxon's No Good Time), but they're also Kate Moss' DJs of choice—she even brought the effortlessly stylish duo to New York to play the party for the launch of her Topshop range at Barneys. So, who better to provide a summer party playlist? Here's what the Queens of Noize suggest for your warm-weather sound track:

1. Yo Majesty, Club Action (Chris Bagraider's Sailing to Baltimore edit)

2. Lo-Fi-Fnk, City

3. Plastic Little, Get Close

4. Roxy Music, Virginia Plain

5. LCD Soundsystem, Someone Great

6. Florence and The Machine, My Best Dress

7. Sinden & Count of Monte Cristal, Beeper

8. Fight Like Apes, Lend Me Your Face

9. Justice, D.A.N.C.E. (MSTRKRFT remix)

10. The Jesus and Mary Chain, Just Like Honey

Hippie days are here again

Yes, the summer of love is 40 years old, but beyond the anniversary parties, there's real boho style revival brewing that's equal parts nostalgia and twenty-first century eco-chic. A sure sign that hippie chic is on the rise?
  1. The arrival of the high-waisted, flared jean. Kiwi designer Karen Walker started selling hers two years ago. Now, with labels like Anlo, Deener, and Superfine offering versions, trendsetters are finally trading in their skinnies for the wide-leg style. Also new again at the denim bar is that big-in-the-seventies brand, Dittos. Frankie B.'s Daniella Clarke, the L.A. designer famous for her bum-revealing ultra-low-riders, has done an about-face, reintroducing the colorful high-rise bell-bottoms to the Me Generation's offspring.

  2. The Whitney's Summer of Love show—a buzzy cocktail of record jackets, spin paintings, and an electro-bright furniture environment by Verner Panton—has been roundly trounced by the critics, mostly for its sugarcoating of the late-sixties moment it sets out to celebrate. But there's no denying the influence that the psychedelic movement has had on contemporary artists like Assume Vivid Astro Focus, a.k.a. Eli Sudbrack, and designer Cassette Playa.

  3. The cinematic resurrection of Janis Joplin, the bisexual, Porsche-driving, bluesy rocker who died at age 27 of a heroin overdose, has been nearly as tumultuous as her brief existence. At one point there were warring biopics in the works. Now Piece of My Heart, a rumored vehicle for the incongruously ladylike Renée Zellweger, is languishing in development, and Gospel According to Janis, directed by Wayne's World's Penelope Spheeris, is slated for a 2008 release. the role finally went to the raven-haired, blue-eyed Zooey Deschanel. Not who we imagined as the reincarnation of the singer once nominated "The Ugliest Man on Campus," but that's what hair and makeup are for.

  4. There's a reason why the artwork by the likes of Joplin, Ronnie Wood, and Jimi Hendrix in the traveling exhibition 1967 isn't on view at the Whitney: For the most part, its provenance is more interesting than its execution. If you're looking to get your groove on, may we suggest logging on to Wolfgang's Vault instead? The memorabilia site sells authentic concert ticket stubs, vintage T-shirts, and original and reproduction posters that will set your walls spinning.Wolfgang's Vault,
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  6. Turn on, tune in, and drop out in Northern California this month at the 40th anniversary re-creation of the Monterey International Pop Festival. Jefferson Airplane will take the stage

  7. Canadian indie-rocker Feist might bristle at the folk label—she's lived in Berlin and Paris and recorded with Peaches, after all. But like it or not, she's stuck with it: Tree huggers have championed her refusal to accept a million-dollar deal from McDonald's to use her song Mushaboom in a commercial. That's not the only reason she's got us thinking about the sixties and seventies; there's also her resemblance to those icons of the decade, the chanteuses Françoise Hardy and Jane Birkin.

  8. The drummer for the Germs, a punk band, was recently arrested for possession of…soap. Dr. Bronner's brand, to be exact. Like some Neutrogena and Tom's of Maine products, it tested positive for trace amounts of GHB, liquid ecstasy. This incident is but one act in the very large drama that attends Emanuel Bronner, a German émigré who lost most of his family in the Holocaust and escaped electroshock treatment in an Illinois mental institution before landing in California. There he began handcrafting his hyper-concentrated soap and evangelizing his "All-One-God-Faith" message in eight-point type on its labels. Film buffs will have the opportunity to get acquainted with the company and its "Moral ABC's" when Dr. Bronner's Magic Soapbox, a 2006 documentary by Sara Lamm (who got the idea for the project in the shower—where else?), starts airing in theaters across the country at the end of June. For more information on the company and documentary, see and

  9. Perry Farrell has been doing his part to create social and environmental change since 1991, when he founded the Lollapalooza festival. These days, he and his new band, Satellite Party, are going the extra green mile. Their new album, Ultra Payloaded, which features contributions from Flea, Fergie, and Thievery Corporation, is wrapped in eco-friendly packaging, and their tour is carbon-neutral. In addition, the 48-year-old former frontman of Jane's Addiction has created a collective of philanthropists, artists, and fellow environmentalists, called the Solutionists, whose modern "free love" missive is to "party for progress" and create change through music.

Friday, 15 June 2007

The Cassette Society

In just its third season, The Cassette Society is fast establishing a name as one of the leading brands in Australian fashion. This season, designer Katie Boyd has partnered with Tania Rickards, and the outcome is out of this world. The third installment of The Cassette Society is about to descend upon sparkle pop fans and glitter clad clans, and you’ll be humming the catchy tune of these garments long after you put them back in your wardrobe.

The Cassette Society’s Summer collection "Technicolour Love" shows a continuation of The Cassette Society’s musical roots, with bopping, shimmying and jiving, but incorporates femininity into the label’s sportswear roots, using fabrics such as premium silk, lightweight combed cotton, and sporty fibres including sportsmax. Featuring The Explosion, The Emblem, Space Floral and Heartshades yardage prints exclusively designed for The Cassette Society by graphics aficionados Elke Kramer and Briony Russell, this collection is perfect for anyone who loves the nightlife and has got to boogie on the disco highway

Thursday, 14 June 2007

Danny Sangra Illustrations

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Julie Verhoeven

The famed illustrator Julie Verhoeven was collaborating with Mulberry for autumn winter 2007-8 on some bags, scarves, dresses and T-shirt designs.

The Julie Verhoeven and Mulberry Fall 07 collaboration will be in stores in September.

Julie Verhoeven has worked in numerous ways across fashion and design, from illustration to creative direction and design consultancy. She studied fashion at Medway College (now Kent Institute), graduating in 1987, and began her career as John Galliano's first design assistant. Verhoeven continued this role at Martine Sitbon, where she stayed for seven years as design consultant.

Verhoeven's love of drawing is always at the heart of any commercial work she undertakes. In addition to creative direction for pop promos, record sleeve design and set design for advertising campaigns, she contributes to publications including Dazed and Confused, Self Service, The Face and The Independent.

Wednesday, 13 June 2007

The Henry and Aggy Show

"AGGY and I have been friends since we were 12. She used to serve chips to me when she worked at the local chippy," says Henry Holland, talking about his best friend and model-of-the-moment Agyness Deyn, with whom he is planning a design collaboration. "We're going to launch a line of jewellery together. You can expect a bit of House of Holland in it and a bit of Aggy too - she's got a strong sense of design." Holland, made famous for his cheeky slogan T-shirts last year, chatted to Ella Windsor at the Quintessentially and Van Cleef & Arpel summer party, held in the conservatory of Mayfair's stunning Wallace Collection. Also at the event were Richard Ascott and Philip Colbett, the duo behind contemporary label Rodnik. "We've started a band because it makes selling clothes more interesting. The Rolling Stones and all those incredible bands were dressed by amazing designers and we want to do the same. Fashion's all about rock 'n' roll."

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Gharani Strok

Gharani Strok is an established fashion label at the top end of the ready-to-wear market and since its creation in 1995, has become a firm favourite among fashion circles worldwide. Once said to be one of fashions best-kept secrets Gharani Strok is now one of the leading woman’s fashion designers in the UK, attracting interest from the worldwide fashion and lifestyle media.
The company was set up by Nargess Gharani (Iranian) and Vanya Strok (Croatian), on the foundation of a 19-year friendship, after their graduation from the Surrey Institute of Art in London. Their instincts for new trends and an eye for unusual fabrics have created commercially viable collections, which have set them apart from their peers.