Spotted on Highsnobiety – “A both fun and practical new umbrella has released this week. The Camouflage Goggles Umbrella by 25togo comes in two digi camo versions, incorporating a little window for perfect sight. Great for heavy rain and the occasional spy trip, the periscope-shaped cap is another nice detail on these. The designboom shop has both in stock now.”
The Spring/Summer 2011 Fred Perry Laurel Wreath collection by Richard Nicoll is due to hit stores on Monday 24th January. The inspiration behind Richard Nicoll’s first collection for Fred Perry is Ken Russell’s iconic portraits of 1950’s teddy girls, with their boot-lace ties, drainpipes, pompadour haircuts, cigarettes and brooding attitude.
In reference to the brooches and pearl’s used within the collection Nicholl states, “…we referenced my acid colour blocked SS09 sportswear influenced collection and added old-fashioned elements like pointelle cardigans and mother of pearl laurel brooches for branding. I also mixed sport jersey with lurex piqué and brocade cottons to create a clash of sport and traditional 50’s couture elements in dynamic but recognisably 50’s colours such as eau de nil and peach”
This is definitely one of my favourite Fred Perry collections to date, especially with me being a huge fan on the 1950’s and feminine tailoring. I belive the collection will bring a new consumer to the Fred Perry brand, giving Fred Perry womenswear a bold and distinctive new personality.
Teddy Girl Inspiration:
These are a few of my must-haves from the collection:
Shop the collection from Monday 24th January in-store and at – www.fredperry.com
Being a huge fan of package design this campaign from Lee caught my eye! In their aim to be the brand to go to for skinny jeans they have created pretty unique packaging for each pair of jeans sold. The ‘skinny bags’ aren’t only the perfect shape bag for a pair of skinny jeans but a great form of promotion for the brand…letting other consumers know exactly what you have bought and where from. The bags are also a great in-store visual merchandising tool and talking point.
To celebrate the launch of Glastonbury festival photographer Venetia Dearden’s book of imagery entitled Glastonbury Another Stage Mulberry’s flagship London store has been transformed for an exhibition of her work, and it looks rather cool…but would we expect anything less from Mulberry?!
The book which was part-funded by Mulberry includes pages and pages (386 to be precise) of great photographs from every aspect of the Glastonbury festival, including crowds, caravans, food stalls, mud, and most importantly…the people!! The imagery of people from the festival spans over the last 6 years and is all shot in a white photographic studio which Venetia Dearden set up in various parts of the festival.
Speaking of the project Dearden says – “I decided to create an oasis amongst the crowds where I could meet and document some of the thousands of individuals who travelled from all around the world to make up this vast, eclectic gathering.”
Construct (a London-based design studio) also created the Mulberry campaign concept Peace Love Mud which ties in with the 40th anniversary of Glastonbury and with the launch of Dearden’s book – which comes in this rather fetching Peace Love Mud Mulberry canvas bag:
Mulberry’s flagship store is currently exhibiting images from the book and in homage to this has given the store a rather quirky festival feel, with the inclusion of a tent with a selection of Dearden’s festival images projected onto the canvas, and bales of coloured ‘straw’ add to the outdoor illusion with a cool Mulberry twist…which also in-turn work as VM displays for Mulberry product. As well as kitting out the store with a festival feel Mulberry are also giving customers a pack of oversized postcards of imagery from the book and a pack of special badges and stickers too…you have to love Mulberry!!
Following on from Chanel’s Spring/Summer 2010 collection which saw models rocking branded temporary tattoos, the Fashion House is releasing them on to the retail market on March 1st. ‘Les Trompe L’Oeil de Chanel’ is a set of 55 individual transfers, and will be sold at Selfridges for £49, and are sure to be a sell out. I’m not really a huge fan of tattoo’s, but the transfers used on the Chanel catwalk models manage to look somewhat elegant and ladylike when teamed with Lagerfelds gorgeous designs. If applied in conjunction with this type of outfit i’m sure the tattoo’s will be a huge hit! We all know every girl loves Chanel!
(images from: www.superqueen.wordpress.com)
I would eat popcorn every single day if it came packaged like this!!
Image from – http://insideout.topshop.com/blog/2009/12/wheres-ours.html
I also spotted these images below on The Cool Hunter website, how much nicer does food look when it is in designer packaging, if only the likes of Hermes and Chanel made food!
Burberry has launched a social networking site which celebrates its iconic trench coat. The Art of the Trench (www.artofthetrench.com) is a living document of the people around the world who wear the trench coat and is a collaboration between Burberry and some of the world’s greatest photographers, as well as participation from the world’s creative community. Visitors to the site are also invited to submit images of themselves or friends wearing the trench coat which Burberry will regularly look through and upload their favourites to the site.
For the site’s launch, Burberry creative director Christopher Bailey commissioned a collection of photographs of trench wearers around the world taken by photographer Scott Schuman – The Sartorialist, especially for the site…seeing all these photographs just makes me want a Burberry trench coat even more!
These are some of my favourite photographs from the site:
Gawd I love the Burberry trench coat!! 🙂