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SUSTAINABLE LUXURY | THE NAECO TRIDENT SUNGLASSES COLLECTION

A NEW VIEW IN MY NAECO 'DO GOOD LOOK GOOD FEEL GOOD' CAMPAIGN FOR SPRING SUMMER 2020

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Sustainable fashion has been at the focus of the apparel and clothing industry recently and it’s heartening to see the brand Naeco producing their sunglasses using repurposed plastic bottles from our oceans.

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The Deep Connection with the Ocean is Naeco’s DNA, and Founder Zak chose to be a business that reduces waste, recycles and makes a difference.

It’s quite astonishing how their approach to pioneer eco textiles makes for a stylish design and investing in products like these will help secure cleaner oceans for future generations to come.

 

Just 5 percent of plastics are recycled effectively while 40 percent end up in the landfill and a third in fragile ecosystems such as the world’s oceans.

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Much of the remainder is burned. Did you know, at least 8m tonnes of plastics leak into the oceans – which is the equivalent of dumping the contents of one rubbish truck into the ocean every minute.

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Treat Yourself and the Planet Better

Naeco is the proud winner of the DHL Fashion Potential Award 2019. Their new website and Trident Sunglasses collection has just landed and I can’t wait to tell you what they have been working on. So far there are jackets, blazers and other garments all made from recycled plastic in signature super soft fabrics.

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The sunglasses range also come in a gloss or matt finish for a luxurious feel, contemporary and made to last.

 

 

I just couldn’t wait to do a try on at home for the new collection of Unisex sunglasses designed to suit the face of both men and women including the exceptional high workmanship to the high end German hinges ensure they stay on your head in all situations – even the roughest of weather conditions too.

 

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The sunglasses range also come in a gloss or matt finish for a luxurious feel, contemporary and made to last. When I was asked to model a new sunglasses range for Naeco of course I said yes absolutely 100 percent. Why? Not only because they are a luxury product, and who doesn’t adore something well made and long lasting.

They have a few different styles but the wayfarers were my favourite just because they are light weight and very comfortable. It’s maybe it’s something to do with the German engineered frame is spot on and very versatile to wear whether sailing the highs or poolside lounging.

Most importantly this is a British Brand that is working hard to make a difference and help clean up the planet. Also, during the pandemic we must do our utmost best to support small business and new start up to get the economy going in Britain.

What have you done today to save our oceans? Let’s use less single-sue plastic and together we can solve this huge issue. It’s time to Support the cause and become an Ocean Guardian. Get yours today! Find more on Naeco just here 

 

Follow along with Naeco & BE AN OCEAN GUARDIAN  #DoGoodLookGoodFeelGood

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Editorial Disclaimer: As always, all opinions are my own and I will never promote something I have not personally tried out myself as I want to always give my honest feedback about a product.  I was kindly Gifted a pair of Naeco Sunglasses by the Brand Rep to review #AD. Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any brand or retailer, and have not been reviewed or endorsed by any of these entities.

KICK START SUMMER WITH CAP GIN | GIVE CLASSIC GIN COCKTAILS THE RED CARPET TREATMENT

DIVE INTO SUMMER WITH THE LATEST PREMIUM SPIRIT FROM THE CÔTE D’AZUR

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Transport yourself to the Côte d’Azur with CAP Gin. Get a Taste of refinement from carefully selected botanicals expertly blended to produce premium Gin that pays homage to this iconic Jet-Set destination

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Discover the premium Gin that Celebrates everything about the Côte d’Azur Lifestyle – Le Cap Soiree

Did you know the Côte d’Azur is acclaimed for it’s timeless glamour with over 300 days of sunshine a year which boast the most iconic coastlines in the world. It makes me think of Hotel du Cap Eden Roc. Imagine this – where you can plunge into the spirit of the French Riviera through the taste of Cap Gin.

 

As far as I know, Cap Gin is made on the shores of the Mediterranean and the spirit of the Côte d’Azur reflects that of the glamorous stylish lifestyles lived in Cannes, Nice to Monaco.

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Since lockdown happened in Britain amid the Covid 19 pandemic people are still reluctant to make vacation plans as only most recently restrictions are slowly being lifted with the opening of some hotels, bars and restaurants. I’d like to hear you’re thoughts on this or are you still in favor of entertaining at home to feel safe until this situation settles a bit.

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CAP Gin Le Esprit de la Côte France

Although I’m still hesitant for making social plans, I support staying in and drinking can still be fun with great company with sumptuous cocktails to get you into the summer party spirit. I thought this period was very unusual to spend time at home with all major sporting events to music festivals cancelled it seems vacations abroad are nonexistent. So why not bring the Cote d’Azur Lifestyle to me instead.

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The Distinct CAP Gin’s formulation was produced  in collaboration with Dr David Clutton PHD a former Technical Director at Diageo who also processed the distillation of Bombay Sapphire Gin.

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This week I’m discovering and getting to know Cap Gin from the South of France that features botanicals inspired by the French Riviera with mimosa flowers, rose, and orange blossom sourced from the Provence region. Just for you guys at home, let’s get to know the Gin together and tell you what makes this brand new spirit so distinctly remarkable in taste. For me it does have the wow factor that appeals to Gin lovers alike. When the sample of the Cap Gin arrived the other day, I’m so very delighted to tell you more about it. So here’s what I was able to find out so far. Cap Gin is distilled and produced at the distillerie de Terres Rouge, Turrene in France to create the most classic and timeless cocktails

 

Cap Gin, the unique premium spirit from the Côte d’Azur has made it’s debut in The Spirits Business Gin Masters 2020, being awarded two gold medals.

 

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It’s no surprise that in it’s first year of entering the awards, the Gin won across multiple categories. Experts judges on the panel have portrayed it as floral and luxurious applauding Cap Gin as the ‘IT’ drink this summer winning gold in both the premium and London Dry Categories shows its distinction for exclusivity.

Curious and what to know what’s in it? If you love the fresh feeling of summer then this ones defiantly up your street if you love all things citrusy. Throughout history citrus has formed an integral part of the Côte d’Azur from the prestige of Menton Lemon to Fleur d’Oranger used in the perfumeries of Grasse. Cap Gin contains all of these botanicals, fruit, spices, and herbs to create flavour that is derived from this iconic region. You’ll notice the flavorsome of coriander and juniper mixed just right with natural scents found here to create this premium French Gin.

Just a bit of background into CAP Gin which was created by it’s co founder’s Andrew Campbell, James Auld, Adam Payne three friends to embody the rich culture and diverse heritage of its residents with homage to the spirit of the Côte d’Azur. The port town of Antibes can considered as a major influence with its significance of historical culture to the alluring glitterati nightlife scene.

Even the bottle reflects the clear coastal waters of the Mediterranean brought to life as the go to lifestyle brand. When tasting the gin for yourself it gives you that feeling of being there in the moment or aspire to want to go there is the idea to sell you the Côte d’Azur lifestyle in a bottle. I do love the gin’s uniquely distilled floral finished with a delicate blend of citrus is lightly refreshing to portray the lifestyle of the South of France . I can’t imagine anything more perfect than to unwind this weekend with the refreshing taste of Cap Gin.

 

 

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Cap Gin can be distinguished as classic, refined and satisfyingly refreshing – enjoy a taste of the French Riviera. Welcome to the Côte d’Azur with luxury and indulgence around every corner.

For now, we wait patiently for the end of confinement, but now instead let’s live for the weekend shall we? As we continue to live behind closed doors, but hopefully not for much longer there is elegance and style in abundance on the Côte d’Azur. So cheers, jump into the weekend with a home made Cap Gin & Tonic, Negroni’s to French 75 cocktails and make some new memories with Cap Gin.

As we wait to see what life will be like in the future. Let’s dream about the things we miss and what we will do when we are able to do so once more. Til then let thoughts of wanderlust transport you to sail away with Cap Gin the perfect match to salute the glamorous lifestyles of the Côte d’Azur aboard the super yachts. You can find out more about this premium gin just here

 

Editorial Disclaimer: As always, all opinions are my own and I will never promote something I have not personally tried out myself as I want to always give my honest feedback about a product.  I was kindly gifted a sample of CAP Gin by the Brand Rep to review #AD. Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any brand or retailer, and have not been reviewed or endorsed by any of these entities.

THE SOUTHERN ALGARVE’S MOST STUNNING BEACH CLUB OPENS IN PORTIMAO

THE BEST BEACH CLUBS TO VISIT ON THE MEDITERRANEAN THIS SUMMER | WHERE TO GO FOR A SWIM AND TASTE SUMPTUOUS CULINARY DELIGHTS

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Portimao a beautiful scenic fishing town situated in the Southern Algarve region of Portugal is most famous for its local Arts & Crafts culture. It boasts the most pristine beaches, hotels, shopping, and cosmopolitan nightlife scene including an array of exquisite restaurants and bars.

The Best of Algarve’s Scenic Southern Coast

On the day I set off to Portugal I was very excited, despite the 6 am flight departure time from London Gatwick to Faro Airport I just could not wait to get there and enjoy the trip. My itinerary was well organised by the brand rep who handled the Beach Club’s PR so we knew it was going to be an enjoyable experience and find out more about what this exclusive destination had to offer international tourism in Portugal.

 

It boasts the most pristine beaches, hotels, shopping, and cosmopolitan nightlife scene including an array of exquisite restaurants and bars.

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The Algarve’s impressive International Racetrack ensures an upscale and sophisticated city break similar to its Monaco counterpart bringing you the full Grand Prix Extravaganza experience. But, there’s so much more if you’re curious to find out and explore the wonders of the Algarve. Why not be amongst the first to join the jet set by putting Portimao on the map. It’s tipped to be the most Stylish destination of this summer competing with Ibiza, Mykonos and Montenegro.

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Here are my suggestions for how to get there, things to do and where to go.

Portimao Airport is a regional private jet airport located in Faro. The option of traveling in style is also available where you can book your own private flight through a variety of Private Jet Operators to and from Portugal’s Southern Algarve. Alternatively, Easy Jet Fly’s to and from selected UK Airports frequently with competitive airfares into Faro Airport.

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Southern Algarve’s  newest addition includes the Blanco Beach Club boasting a tranquil setting close to all the glamour catering to luxury party goers and the jet set alike.

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The brainchild of investor Maximillian White, Blanco Beach Club is the latest entertainment and experience driven venue to hit the shores of Portimao. If you’re seeking a lavish Hedonistic destination it’s a haven in paradise where white sandy beaches sit next to the idyllic turquoise waters of the Mediterranean Sea. Furthermore, the sumptuous sunken beach beds to the 5 star Mediterranean fusion restaurant offers the culinary delights of fresh sea food and sushi. If you fancy partying the the night away at the open air nightclub its open till late.

 

Blanco Beach Club is playing host to some of the biggest music artist and DJ’s in the music industry including Tyga and French Montana.

 

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The Food and Drinks Menu here is excellent from the presentation of it’s food platters of sushi selection of sashimi, nigiri, California roll,  yellow tail and sea food with favorites freshly prepared by a specialist Sushi chef from Lisbon ex Nobu. Not forgetting the hospitality here is exceptional from its customer service to it’s well presented staff and friendly atmosphere. Sip on sumptuous cocktails from the restaurant menu and relax to summer soundtrack of deep house for a lazy afternoon before the sun goes down.

 

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I really enjoyed the live PA set by Tori Lanez one evening upon my visit when the whole of the Beach Club transforms into a full service nightclub hosting the best exclusive DJ sets and music performances from acclaimed international Artist.

Please take a moment to admire the exclusive Beach Club’s venue and facilities situated on the Praia de Rocha Beach in Portimao’s newest addition to the Southern Algarve. If you love the vibe in Ibiza this will certainly take you’re fancy then I highly recommend giving this destination a try to kick start your summer of fun in the sun.

 

Editorial Disclaimer: As always, all opinions are my own and I will never promote something I don’t personally support and believe in.  I was an invited as Media to the resort by the PR Brand Rep as a Sponsored Press Trip #AD. Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any airlines or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed or endorsed by any of these entities.

THE BEST OF MILAN FASHION WEEK | HIGHLIGHTS OF CAMERA MODA UOMO

WHAT YOU MISSED - MFW FALL / WINTER 2020 THE DESIGNER COLLECTIONS ICEBERG, NUMERO 00, SPYDER, CESARE PACIOTTI

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Highlights of the International Menswear Collections at Camera Moda Uomo Autuno Inverno 2020

As one of the most important dates in the fashion calendar, all focus will be on Milan over the next few days as Fashion Houses are preparing to reveal their new season’s collections for Fall Winter 2020. Camera Moda the official event organiser for Milan Fashion Week returns this season with a jam packed schedule of catwalk shows, presentations and events to celebrate Men’s Fashion Week with style and flair.

The thrilling line up on the fashion week schedule has both established designers as well as emerging talent, even more reason to secure your spot on the FROW for a close up of this seasons key trends.

DUOMO Milano – Italy. It was honestly one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever set eyes on with a long climb to the roof before lunch then heading to a catwalk show. Great weather too! Surprising for January.

We visited the Designer Showrooms Milan – one of our favourites from Men’s Fashion Week. I spoke with the Designer Matteo Bigliardi and told me how they are going for a new way of doing Tuxedos. I’ve never seen anything like it I thought it was excellent. Everything was so high quality and well made. I loved the coordinating sets and tried on one of the comfiest coats ever too.

 

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Street Wear to Athleisure Trends were making Style Statements this Season for Menswear

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Day three in Italy – from Prato to Milan! the past couple of days just flew by. Follow us around Milan during Camera Moda Milano Men’s Fashion Week where Jenny spends as much time having an outfit crisis as we do eating pasta! We sat Front Row at Numero 00, Spyder Active to Iceberg including attending the Cesare Paciotti Men’s Shoes presentation with a Champagne reception and canapés before doing a second outfit change for the late evening runway show. The day ended with an epic After Party for Iceberg at Alcatraz club Milan.

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WHAT WE WEAR MENSWEAR CELEBRATES 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY WITH HOMAGE TO FOOTBALL SUBCULTURE AND DIVERSITY

Tinnie Tempah debuts New Menswear Collection WWW ‘What We Wear’ with his exclusive collection collaborations during London Fashion Week Mens.

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Tempah paid homage to his love of football subculture and diversity

Tinie Tempah’s contemporary menswear brand What We Wear celebrated its 1st year anniversary, at men’s fashion week in London this week.

Throughout the collection Tempah paid homage to his love of football subculture and diversity. What We Wear showcased a sophisticated functional collection which was a combination of sportswear and skilled tailoring. The collection aesthetics focused on training and season football kit with the zig zag logo subtly incorporated.

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Yet in between the collection, What We Wear found its strength with its easy contemporary street wear inspired pieces.

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What We Wear Introduces collaborative footwear produced with Dutch based footwear label Filling Pieces

Notable garments incorporated fun bold colours, interchangeable luxurious fabrics, glossy patent leather jackets, an easy denim two piece suit, a tie dye jumper paired with lux tracksuit trousers were understated looks.

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Over the year What We Wear has grown and elevated into a new breed of sportswear with a confident approach to texture, colour, and contrasting tracksuits and trouser separates.

 

 

 

 

 


Equality Team Spirit & Inclusion for all


We look forward to bigger things for What We Wear and an exciting new direction of traditional sportswear with a lux edge.

 

 

 

 

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I find it quite interested how there has been a shift in menswear style from more traditional garment separates to subculture influences from the streetwear scene coming in mainstream fashion from Balenciaga, GUCCI to Supreme of lately.

 

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This season’s collection celebrated the key message of inclusion and everyone should feel welcome  no matter what. It’s time to overcome challenges and obstacles for the foreseeable future.

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Sport luxe Street Wear Trends make Stance on Diversity this season

The show finished with an exquisite summer after party on the roof top of White City House private members club with DJ Set by Actor Idris Elba

 

 

 

Editorial Disclaimer: As always, all opinions are my own and I will never promote something I don’t personally support and believe in.  I was an invited guest to the show by the Brand Rep. Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any retailer or brand, and have not been reviewed or endorsed by any of these entities.

 

CULT STREETWEAR LABEL ICEBERG GETS READY FOR ITS LONDON TAKE OVER AT MEN’S FASHION WEEK

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So what do we know so far, Iceberg is a cult streetwear label from Milan and has been going strong since 1974 where the Italian Fashion House is known for it’s DNA of vibrant colour together with Long’s remix of iconic technical knits in casual silhouettes.

By looking at the Fashion Week schedule it was one of the most highly anticipated shows to mark the start of Men’s Fashion Week and definitely worth waiting for.

London is known for its sartorial elegance and tailoring the focus was on street wear and sport luxe this season that dominated the Men’s Catwalk this week.

The inspiration for Iceberg’s SS 2019 collection made references to the designer’s Italian love of F1 where dance meets football London attitude that was reflected in the energy of the show. Theme’s in the collection explored the past with a vision of the future which emphasized the importance of equality that everyone is part of a winning team.

Long’s signature garment’s included quirky deep fried glitched graphics are hand drawn or collage interpretations on Peanuts, Joe Cool, and tone on tone logo’s which came down the runway. A playful use of texture in the way triple printed denim looks sparkle along with plastic-coated gloss knit Iceberg logo’s dazzle opponents off the sport arena.


Iceberg’s SS 2019 collection made references to the designer’s Italian love of F1 where dance meets football London attitude


Pieces that stood out for me in the Iceberg collection were versatile tailored jackets with snap fastenings for both menswear and womenswear worn over a classic white separates’ with hidden self colour logo woven into the fabric. Details such as Warhol flowers adorn across satins, 3D knit’s and football shirts that affiliate you with the fashion capitals of the world.

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After the show, I hailed a cab to make my way over to the Kirk Original’s party at the Private White Store as we drove by the Strand I manage to get a glimpse of the Iceberg Model Squad in a parade as they passed by Somerset House, Trafalgar Square and ending at Piccadilly. It certainly stopped London Traffic by surprise as the high energy sports drinks colours of blue, green, yellow, pink and red shout Viva Italia as the Models walked straight off the catwalk onto London’s street’s. What a great PR Stunt during Men’s Fashion Week that represented the new millennial generation of fashionista’s and revival of the label’s signature style.

 

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BEN SHERMAN PAYS HOMAGE TO BRITISH MUSICIAN SIXTIES STYLE ICONS FOR SPRING SUMMER 2019

Resort Wear makes a style statement with fun fusion of colour, patchwork and bold tropical prints

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Ben Sherman’s modern, iconic mod look pays homage to 60’s  style icons on the music scene

Just a bit of history for you, British musicians of the 1960’s were being influenced by Ivy league collegiate style influences from across the Atlantic, a love of Italian Scooters and French Hairstyles which inspired Spring Summer 2019.

It’s back to school with Ben Sherman and House of Holland as Ivy League and Retro Styles take centre stage to emulate sixties style icons on the music scene.

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After all the excitement of yesterday’s shows during Day 1 of London Fashion Week Men’s I was waiting to see which Designers could raise the bar to showcase the latest trends for SS 2019 as we still have another two days to go.

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Iconic checks and bold candy stripes were sophisticated as resort wear pieces to take you from beach to bar.

This season I was curious as to what Designers would be doing and differentiating between uniqueness of each brand meant that it was hard to decide which shows to attend. You can’t do it all but if you do try and see as much as you can.

 

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London’s always the place to discover new and upcoming talent. With that said, Ben Sherman never fails to disappoint with Henry Holland at the helm of the labels Creative Direction team you can always expect an understated collection with edge paying homage to cool Britannia part of the labels DNA.

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An exciting blend of colour and prints takes centre stage for the new collection creating mod rock and roll style with preppy Ivy League looks as versatile pieces.

Firstly, let me mention the setting for staging this season’s catwalk show to my astonishment gave us a clue as to what we might expect coming down the catwalk this afternoon. Could it be Ivy League perhaps? 

 

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The beautiful room housed in Middle Temple reminded me of a Preparatory School like something out of the Gossip Girl Series I kid you not. It was reminiscent of the school assembly with church organs blaring out in a chapel as the first models emerge down the catwalk in luxury sport’s wear inspired by Ivy League unisex pieces in classic silhouettes evoked young rock and roll icons.

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Favourites include the iconic checks and bold candy stripes were sophisticated as resort wear pieces to take you from beach to bar. Striking colour palettes such as cool blues were offset to contrast with hues of silver pink and tomato cream including new signature colours Windsor Wine and Olive Oil make ideal summer statement pieces for vacation.

 

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New signature colours Windsor Wine and Olive Oil make ideal summer statement pieces for vacation.

Who could forget the unforgettable brass band that marched the models out during the final walk to close the show paying homage to a very British Theme which took guest by surprise as a real treat this afternoon. It was very regal indeed and the show was delightfully and immaculately presented. We just loved it!

 

 

 

 

 

Editorial Disclaimer: As always, all opinions are my own and I will never promote something I don’t personally support and believe in.  I was an invited guest to the show by the Brand Rep. Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any retailer or brand, and have not been reviewed or endorsed by any of these entities.

 

BEN SHERMAN RETURNS TO SEVENTIES STREET STYLE SUBCULTURES OF NORTHERN SOUL MOVEMENT

Striking Prints captures the ‘Dance Club Scene’ through Vintage Photographs by Brian Cannon with rebellious spirit for A/W 2018

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Ben Sherman draws inspiration from London’s street style and rebellious spirit.

Ben Sherman the iconic British Menswear Brand collaborates with British Fashion Designer Henry Holland for their upcoming AW2018 capsule collection during London Fashion Week Men’s.

Henry Holland was recently named the Best Emerging Menswear Designer by the British Fashion Council’s Fashion Awards and renowned for his signature fashion forward design aesthetic.

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The biannual celebration of British Menswear Style takes centre stage once again during London Fashion Week Men’s to showcase the very best in home grown design talent with international flair.

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Vibrant colour with a youthful concept influenced by music history and street subcultures of the 70’s.

Here are just some of my favourite highlights and report of the latest designer men’s collections from the front row at shows to Trends and street style.

 

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This season Holland injects his creative flair into Ben Sherman’s classic silhouettes to create contemporary dynamic pieces that evokes London’s street style and rebellious spirit.

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Ben Sherman x House of Holland captures the heart of the Northern Soul Movement which dance is a key inspiration taken from a series of black and white images by acclaimed Photographer Brian Cannon commissioned by the band Oasis during their early career

It’s evident in the collection as the models came down the runway the emphasis of visual photography are applied on printed graphic tees, polo tops and shirts.

 

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I’ll never forget the spectacular performance of Northern Soul Dancers who took to the catwalk which brought the iconic subculture to life with two step dance moves and the upbeat soundtrack with intervals during the show.

 

 

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Clothing consists of retro badges, patchwork appliqué and wool shirts with soul pins keeping in line with the brands heritage classic mod DNA.

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Retro badges, patchwork appliqué and wool shirts with soul pins were signature details in the collection.

Quirky Owl prints and striking pictorial imagery on knitwear evoked the weekend night owls drawn to the Northern Soul club scene dancing from dusk till dawn.

 

 

 

 

 

Editorial Disclaimer: As always, all opinions are my own and I will never promote something I don’t personally support and believe in.  I was an invited guest to the show by the Brand Rep. Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any retailer or brand, and have not been reviewed or endorsed by any of these entities.

 

VIVIENNE WESTWOOD HEADLINES FASHION WEEK WITH REBELLIOUS RUNWAY SHOW

Fashion with a Conscience ‘Buy Less Choose Well, Make it Last’ Go Green was the moral attitude for Spring Summer 2018

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‘Buy Less Choose Well, Make it Last’ for a greener planet.

I did hear of London Blogger Jaimee London Boy from Boy Meets Fashion walking the runway at one show with Vivienne to support the cause. It’s really great to see more diversity in the shows not just models, but real people and characters too.

 

 

This season collection was allot different to her signature lines of 18th Century Rococo inspired lines as well as Anglomania to Red Label which love too for their quirky sense of style. Definitely have a browse at the Flagship store on Conduit Street to get a sense of the individual collections up close.

 

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I remember attending a trunk show there for a Mad Hatter’s Alice in Wonderland Theme Cocktail Tea Party a few years back as a Stylist Assistant.

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Westwood’s political message inspires to win the fight for the free world to save the earth

Day 4 of LFW Men’s it seems some designers went all out with bang to impress the international press and VIP’s as the show in usual fashion was delayed by 30 mins

 

 

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I had an early start to the morning so the show certainly grasped my attention with a spectacular performance by Circus Artist intertwined with the catwalk show.

 

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These symbols are aptly named Love, Free World & IOU, Greed Rot $ Propaganda, War and Giants like Shell and Monsanto who rape the Earth.

Models saunter down the runway with faces full of makeup which will express each of the 4 symbols inspired by Vivienne Westwood’s collection ‘We are MotherFucker’.

 

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Clearly there was no fashion theme but a political message to win the fight for the free world to save the earth was evident

 

 

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This season Style makes a stance for a greener and sustainable planet

The most important message of them all ‘Buy Less Choose Well, Make it Last’ for a greener planet. We just loved it.

 

 

 

 

 

Editorial Disclaimer: As always, all opinions are my own and I will never promote something I don’t personally support and believe in.  I was an invited guest to the show by the Brand Rep. Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any retailer or brand, and have not been reviewed or endorsed by any of these entities.

 

ICONIC SIXTIES MUSIC FESTIVAL POSTERS INSPIRE A BOHEMIAN SPIRIT AT BEN SHERMAN SPRING SUMMER 2018

RE-LIVE THE 60’S ZEITGEIST OF WOODSTOCK ROCK FESTIVAL’S PEACE AND MUSIC SCENE

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Bohemian Festival Style was born at born at Woodstock

It’s back to Woodstock, the summer of 1969 style is trending this season and in which case you’re wondering what did they wear back then and how do you dress like them as Bohemian Festival Style was born at born at Woodstock. This music festival was held the summer of August 15th to 18th in Nineteen Sixty Nine on dairy farm in Bethel, New York.

The Music Festival captured the zeitgeist of the late 1960’s as the underground cultural movement and attitudes of bohemian festival goers as seen in the film Woodstock.

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Menswear pieces in the collection embrace the effortless style of Ben Sherman’s heritage re-visiting a passion for music and iconic sixties music festival posters.

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The Era where it was all about flamboyance and extravagance of Peacocks allowing men to pioneer a distinct and colourful dress sense.

Summer is already underway and I cannot help feel inspired by the looks coming down the catwalk as I witnessed rich pattern floral, vintage, and spring floral art patterns adorn garments.

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Even the catwalks soundtrack echoed the genre of folk and rock, blue’s rock, hard rock, jazz fusion to psychedelic to progressive rock to set the scene for the collection.

 

 

 

 

 


A fresh summer palette saw traditional patterns revived for spring summer 2018


 

 

Retro looks form the essence of the sixties psychedelic peacock inspiration combining a contemporary twist to tailoring including deconstructed summer blazers, soft linen separates worn with printed shorts.

 

 

 

Ben Sherman

 

 

 

 

 

 Key directional pieces of the collection such as suede jackets, hooded parka, relaxed drawstring trousers and gingham shirts looked great in shades of dark denim, claret red and soft pinks.

 

 

 

 

A fresh summer palette saw traditional patterns revived for spring summer 2018 in indigo, denim for outerwear, bolder hues of brick and tan teamed with classic stripes and checks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

This season’s psychedelic inspiration injecting a bohemian spirit into the collection.

While burnt sienna and pineapple on jerseys and shirting looked vibrant as contemporary silhouettes brought to life this season’s psychedelic inspiration injecting a bohemian spirit into the collection.

 

 

 

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