Monthly Archives: May 2010

Office Fall Winter 2010-11

As self-confessed shoe addicts the Office press day presented something of a challenge. We quizzed (harassed?) the long-suffering PR’s for details of just exactly when each style would be available, and how much each glorious pair would cost …although the … Continue reading

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The Stephen Sprouse Book

(Courtney Love, by Marcus and Mert 2007, and Stephen Sprouse in scan lines outfit) Certainly not the newest addition to our heaving bookshelf, but perhaps one of the most popular, The Stephen Sprouse Book represents a glorious celebration of an … Continue reading


Spotted! Post Apocalyptic Menswear

Julius makes a bold anti-fashion statement for Fall Winter 2010-11, his dressed-down, post-apocalyptic vision of masculinity subverted through the use of bondage inspired details. Leather straight jackets physically restrain the wearer, a tight chest strap emphasizing the conceit, whilst failing … Continue reading

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Reiss Fall Winter 2010-11

Reiss. The high-street go-to you always wish your budget could stretch to with greater frequency. Unsurprisingly their Fall Winter 2010-11 collection, presented at their press day last week, continues this conceit, and is ridiculously covetable. The mainline collection is a … Continue reading

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Spotted! Dressed Down Princesses

If the notion of a knight in shining armor seems archaic and irrelevant, his protective suit in fact a burnished tin, his horse a three-legged donkey, perhaps it’s also time to reassess the princess he has come to rescue. Vivienne … Continue reading

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Boys In Skirts

We’ve been pondering the sudden appearance of summer, and embracing the alternative wardrobe challenges the season brings. Several voices have been advocating one of the last fashion taboos, men in skirts. Not just feminine inspired menswear, but boys reappropriating cultural … Continue reading

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Fashion At The Time Of Fascism

(Dress among surrealist watches, Germana Marucelli and shoes by Salvatore Ferragamo) This comprehensive visual essay explores fashion and modernism in fascist Italy. This might sound a little too hard-core for a mid-week read, but the authors successfully break down a … Continue reading


Spotted! Nu Tribal Neckwear

Junko Shimada’s Fall Winter 2010-11 collection comprises of vivid colors, the celebration of tribal exuberance somewhat at odds with the coming season’s fascination with easy, fuss-free dressing and retro inspired  shapes. Despite a marked absence of all the usual suspects, … Continue reading

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Amy Thompson Plastic Analogue

Following the discovery of Amy Thompson via Talbot Runhof’s Fall Winter collection last week, we felt some Monday morning distraction (research?) was called for. A graduate of De Montfort’s MA Fashion Bodywear course; Thompson fuses technology, product design and fashion. Describing … Continue reading

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Spotted! Robo-cop Plastics

Talbot Runhof embodies a quirkly sophisticated glamour, the Fall Winter 2010-11 collection clearly influenced by the ballet costumes they designed for the Dortmund Opera House last summer. Citing Hans Christian Anderson’s fairytale ‘The Red Shoes’ as inspiration, the duo’s tutu-like … Continue reading

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