Sunday, 28 February 2010
The confused citizens of San Francisco have finally had their questions answered about the blanket of corduroy that had been wrapped around mannequins, bicycles and other street objects around the city. Luckily this was just some Gorilla advertising from the people at Opening Ceremony who have done a collaboration with Levis to produce a nice range of cord. Cord is going to be HOT for AW10 and this unisex collection is a nice way to jump on the back of this trend.
Saturday, 27 February 2010
Friday, 26 February 2010
I luckily went to the Premiere of Tim Burton's Alice In Wonderland last night, and I loved it. Burton's crazy mind is adapted into spectacular animation and in my opinion it knocks the socks off Avatar. It was always going to be a hard one to follow the original Disney classic, but it was better than I hoped. I thought the casting and acting was brilliant, the story was really funny and it looked incredible. You have got to see it while it's on at the cinema.
Sunday, 21 February 2010
London's AW10 shows are looking good so far. A few of my favorites below....
First up is Holly Fulton. Big pressure on for the new star from last season. I went into see her SS10 collection at Browns Focus on Thursday and I was so so impressed, especially at her jewelry. Second time around and she has kept to what she does best, colour, graphics and modern shapes and strikes gold again. She has also styled her outfits with trainers. A girl after my own heart, just how I like it.
Next up is Heikki Salonen's debut collection at Fashion East. Apparently inspired by the film Leon, Heikki takes the grunge look on for AW10, keeping to a dark colour palette and sophisticated shapes. There are nice details and I like it all but it's nothing I haven't seen before.
The tinted glasses and velvet DM's steal the show for me
I know everyone always slaters House Of Holland, but I always like the collections. Tongue in cheek and catered for the twenty something, each look is always packed full of colour and referencing streetware. The pastel palette is the chosen scheme this time around and again he has gone back to his roots of slogan T's. I don't see why Henry should change this either. His pack of fashion fiend friends may be his biggest supporters, but I always stand by HOH. It's playful and harmless, and that's not a bad thing.
Friday, 19 February 2010
Hind Ear is a London/Brighton based 4 piece band who mix electronics, analogue loops, pounding 2 step beats and subtle vocals to create some brilliant refreshing music. They have recently played a lived improvised soundtrack to 'Tetsuo the Iron Man,' the '89 Japanese cult film in Brighton and regularly take stage at the renowned White Heat night at Madam JoJo's. A great band to see live, with each member multitasking their way around the wire covered stage.
Their next London gig is Dollop at the Old Blue, Old Street on the 2nd of April and I generally do recommend seeing them (this has nothing to do with my bro being in the band). They have had SuperSuper magazine 'hot under the collar' for the past few months and the soon to be released album is something to look out for.
Check out 2 of their tracks at http://www.myspace.com/hindear
So obviously I am always going to be a fan, but I generally think so highly of Omar Hraib's illustrations. Commercially Omar has been involved in the pop star Essers' many artwork releases, including album, singles, T's and gig posters and designed a pair of Ray Ban Wayarer's and a Fender Strat for the Rayban exhibition in Selfridges. His newest piece has been inspired by his music icon's and he has painted intricate portraits of Prince and Q-Tip (top). These 2 paintings look even better when you see the real thing, and his personal artistic style comes through as really striking on the canvas.
Heavily inspired by music and animals, his animated and amusing manner is always well delivered onto the page. So many more great pieces at his website www.omarhraib.com.