Saturday, August 21, 2010

Antoine + Stanley - All The Young Dudes

Young.  Cool. Urban.  Edgy.  ANTOINE + STANLEY is a footwear label made by the young, for the young.


ANTOINE + STANLEY is designed for guys who appreciate and demand a designer street shoe label but still want value for money.  Disrupting conventional style and embracing basement rawness marks the difference between ANTOINE + STANLEY and their competitors.

The latest collection has a huge range of styles that go against conservative cuts and materials and includes enough choice to meet the tasts of all young-blooded males.  Desert boots, loafers, military boots, leather slip-on shoes and the classic lace-up, coming in a range of colours such as:
  • electric blue
  • dark ash grey, and
  • dirty brown
which will definitely amp up any outfit.

The ANTOINE + STANLEY guy isn't driven by fads or cares about what the rest of the crowd is wearing.  He's a trail blazer.  Just like a pair of jeans, they're made to last and will mould to the wearer.  

Coming from humble beginnings in Sydney, ANTOINE + STANLEY is now stocked in over 150 boutiques world wide, being widely distinguished as the future of Australian mens footwear.


ANTOINE + STANLEY's Paul Waddy's vision:  to create a subculture of well dressed men.
Waddy's definitely on the right track.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Just In @ The New Guard









Sunday, August 15, 2010

MAD MAUS ::: A Night of Decadence + Electronic Debauchery @ The Daylight Factory

Mad Maus Shaun Ross
By Kevin Millet 2

Last Saturday (August 7)international albino super model Shaun Ross hosted MAD MAUS @ THE DAYLIGHT FACTORY, enjoying a night of aesthetic decadence and electronic debauchery in celebration of the Festival Mode & Design 10th anniversary.  Narciss + DJ MINI provided the music, and the dress code was black, avant garde, + Maus related.

Mad Maus Shaun Ross
By Kevin Millet 4

Mad Maus Shaun Ross
By Kevin Millet 1


MAD MAUS is an international movement where fashion, art, design and electronic music collide with our fascination for pop culture. Drawing our inspiration from the Bauhaus movement, Dadaism, cartoons from the Great Depression (surrealist, obscure, trans-gressive) and especially the mice created by the Van Beuren studios (Hollywood, circa 1930), we ask fashion designers, stylists and artists to re-interpret the era's aesthetic and to make a hat with mouse's ears.

Mad Maus Shaun Ross
By Kevin Millet 3

Our goal is to play with this aesthetic and have fun with the daily involvement of fashion and art within the entertainment realm. By crowning the world's fashionistas with mouse's ears, we strive to make life less mundane and add a more playful side to fashion.  Our monthly parties join together Haute Couture and pop culture and we strongly encourage individual authentic and uncompromising fashions aka Mode d’auteur.

Mad Maus Shaun Ross
By Kevin Millet 5

Thursday, August 5, 2010

The World's Greatest Catwalk Strut Their Stuff For Chernobyl

Helena Christensen + Ali Hewson
Matt Jones

The organisers behind this summer's largest fashion event, THE WORLD'S GREATEST CATWALK, have joined forces with retailers in Copenhagen City Centre to launch a fundraising campaign which aims to get as many shops as possible in the city centre to donate 1% of the day's sales to a cause chosen by event patron Denmark's supermodel Helena Christensen.  Christensen will open the catwalk with a speech to the expected 100,000 turnout.

The event will take place on Saturday, August 14th @ 3pm as the culmination of this summer's Copenhagen Fashion Week.  It will take place on the pedestrian street in the city centre, Copenhagen, Stroget, where the street will be transformed into one long runway where 220 models will walk 1 mile and beat the world record for the longest catwalk ever. 

Peter Ash Lee

Helena Christensen's chosen cause is Chernobyl Children's Project International (CCPI).  The organisation works to restore hope to the Chernobyl victims; the children and families who are still suffering severely from the nuclear disaster at the Chernobyl Plant in the Ukraine in 1986.
The Chernobyl catastrophe was unfathomably gruesome in so many ways that it is stil difficult to comprehend.  The radiation from the fallout will remain in the ground for many thousands of years and the number of children born with deformities has not yet peaked.  And this is 24 years after the accident.  The tragedy has been almost entirely forgotten because so many years have passed, but I have met some of the children who are still being smuggled out of the area and into Ireland to be rescued or at least to be allowed to die with dignity - and this is a reality which just crushes your heart. 
- Helena Christensen
Christensen  has supported the CCPI for a number of years.  She originally got to know about the organisation through her good friend, Ali Hewson, Bono's wife, who is a patroness and board member of the organisation.  Ali Hewson will also be in Copenhagen to support the event.
It (the CCPI) is one of the few charitable organisations still focusing on the Chernobyl tragedy.  The organisation gives hope to those who have suffered - and it reminds us of the potential danger of nuclear power.
- Ali Hewson

The World's Greatest Catwalk is organised by Copenhagen Fashion Council, a group comprising Copenhagen Fashion Week + Dansk Fashion & Textile, as well as the four trade fairs Copenhagen International Fashion Fair (CIFF), Gallery CPH Vision, and Terminal 2.  Production company Stage 7 will be constructing the mile long pink catwalk, tribunes and scene, lighting, sound system, and the big screens broadcasting the event.  The design agency, Femmes Regionales, will co-ordinate the show; the 220 models, the clothes from more than 500 Scandinavian brands as well as the teams of around 100 make-up artists + hair stylists from two of the industry's true heavy weights in professional make-up + hair care/styling, Max Factor and Wella.

Max Factor and Wella will be directing the looks for the event while presenting the best of Fall's fashion for women, men, and children.  Two of Denmark's biggest names in fashion are supporting the initiative, Kopenhagen Fur + Vero Moda (one of Europe's largest clothing brands for young women).  

Adi Roche, the founder of CCPI, will be in Copenhagen on the day to receive the donation.  She is grateful that the group behind THE WORLDS'S GREATEST CATWALK has chosen to support the cause:

By the kind intervention of THE WORLD'S GREATEST CATWALK we are reaching out to the children, we are sharing the burden.  It's a priviledge to lend a helping hand, a real gift.  The children put their hearts and their hopes in our hands, and one by one we can try and make a miracle happen.  Through the support of the group behind The World's Greatest Catwalk we WILL help make that miracle come true!
- Adie Roche, CCPI founder

The project is further supported by the Danish State, via The Branding Denmark Foundation.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

TOKYO ROCKERS with Bring On The Noise

Japanese menswear label BRING ON THE NOISE have released their Autumn/Winter 10 collection titled: 'Tokyo Rockers.'

Rock scene boom lost its momentum in the late 1970s.
Bringing about a breakthrough, musicians gathered and played gigs continuously in many parts of Japan.
Our season theme is the movement spawned in the late 1970s and early 80s, dawn of PUNK...

Their message is simple:

Every product is made in Japan.  We place importance on the concept "Japanese-made product", as the season theme is the Japanese culture.
We expect people to focus on detailed fabrications and unique textures.

Satoshi Yoshimoto

Takahiro Otsuji

Hair + Make Up
Satoshi Ito



TOLANI scarves are the must-have accessory for Hollywood celebrities (Nicole Richie, Sienna Miller,
Jessica Alba, Lindsay Lohan, Hilary Duff, Mary-Kate Olsen, + Halle Berry) who wrap them, knot them or wear them long. 

Tolani scarves are designed in the US and handmade by skilled artisan weavers in India.   

Get them @ MIIJO.COM !!!

Brian Lichtenberg : The Undisputed King of the Party Dress

Eclectic LA based designer BRIAN LICHTENBERG is famous for his bold 80s New Wave + 90s New Rave inspired clothes.  Featuring unique cuts, angles, and space-age aesthetic, his designs have been coveted and adorned by numerous Hollywood celebrities.  The yellow 'CAUTION' tape in Lady Gaga's 'Telephone' video is a custom Lichtenberg design.

His futuristic aesthetic offers cutting edge clothing in unusual fabrics, which are made of pure fun, and include but is not limited to sparkles, drama, colour and curve-hugging design.

His eponymous label specialises in contemporary womenswear and is sort after by unconventional and fashion-forward personalities worldwide, and is available @ MIIJO.COM.

Monday, August 2, 2010

STAPLE In The Australian Fashion Landscape

When it comes to easy-to-wear fabrics + flattering colours, new kid on the block Staple have got their finger on the pulse.

Launched just over a year ago, Staple has produced up until now a simple, great range of basics.  They now have extended it to a tightly edited collection of timeless wardrobe must-haves, coveted by editors and shoppers alike.

This season sees the label focus on the maxi, with ankle-skimming draped jersey skirts and tiered digi print floor-length dresses sitting together with softly tailored silky trousers in shades of nude and khaki, and high-waisted, draped culottes.  

Staple is currently available at six of the largest Myer stores, and easily affordable with prices ranging from $19.95 for a bustier top to $150.00 for a silk maxi dress.

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