Detroit based lifestyle brand Shinola has teamed up with The Muhammad Ali Center to create the latest instalment of the Great American Series, which is dedicated to American visionaries and industrial pioneers.
The mantra of the Muhammad Ali Center is to preserve and share the legacy and ideals of Muhammad Ali, to promote respect, hope, and understanding, and to inspire adults and children everywhere to be as great as they can be.
This latest capsule in the series features a limited edition watch, sweatshirt, boxing gloves, robe and two books on inspired by the boxing champion himself, Muhammad Ali.
Highlights of the collection include a grey regional knit jumper with a screen print on the chest of Ali’s birth name, Cassius Clay. The stylish piece has a slight 70s vibe and made from 100%cotton melange French terry.
For the ultimate Ali experience then there’s a a white robe, created in partnership with the company Sleepy Jones, the hooded design comes with Ali’s name embossed in the back and is made from 100% cotton.
Prices start at £40 for a photography book by Thomas Hoepker to £1930 for a the limited edition watch.
AcneStudios continues its ongoing collaboration with photographer Viviane Sassen for the Fall/Winter 2015 campaign. The model for the campaign is Frasse Johansson, 11-year-old son of Jonny Johansson, Creative Director AcneStudios.
“I’ve seen this new generation’s attitude to fashion where the cut, the shape and the character of the garment is the crucial thing, rather than seeking approval from society or to follow set norms. I immediately pictured Frasse, since he embodies this new breed to me. I asked him and I’m happy that he wanted to be a part of the campaign,” says Jonny Johansson, Creative Director AcneStudios.
The imagery will be used for outdoor advertising in New York, London, Paris and Hong Kong, as the Fall/Winter 2015 collection becomes available on acnestudios.com and in AcneStudios stores.
Skin care is a vital part of thousands of peoples daily routines. Now, more then ever people realise and embrace the importance of cleansing and moisturising the skin if you want to look your best. ASKINOLOGY, the UK’s first facial Bar takes skin care to the next level, offering a range of specific purpose facial treatments.
Upon visiting ASKINOLOGY, I had the pleasure of meeting founder Dr. Askari Townshend, who gave me a tour of the brand new lavish interior, and the advanced cosmeceutical skin care treatments. The recently refurbished basement area contains 3 treatment rooms that give a feel of complete isolation from the busy surroundings of Leadenhall Market, allowing you to completely forget your location and relax your mind.
ASKINOLOGY uses high concentration skincare products that are not available for over counter distribution, which is also why all staff are qualified therapists. You will even be greeted by a therapist at reception, ensuring maximum understanding of client needs and hence the best treatment recommendations. Whether you are having worries about acne, want to clear blackheads, or are looking to flight the signs of ageing, ASKINOLOGY has the tools and the knowledge to help you immediately and long term.
If you are tight for time, or you want to freshen up for an important client meeting, facial treatment times last 30 minutes meaning you can be in and out in a lunch break. ASKINOLOGY even offers a make-up bar where you can reapply your make up, or have it applied by a professional.
Expect nothing less then a bright, clean, modern, tranquil environment with professional treatment and advise to give you the best results possible, when it comes to the face turn you head no where else!
30 minute facials are priced at £45 with add ons available.
35 – 36 Leadenhall Place
French fashion house Kenzo has released a brand new fashion film for its AW15 line by renowned independent filmmaker, Gregg Araki.
The six minute film titled Here Now, is a return of sorts to the world of 1997’s Nowhere, shot in the same style and frame of mind but with a new cast of young stars.
The looks featured are all from KENZO’s AW15 Men’s and Women’s collections, styled to enhance the characters and narrative of Araki’s short. It has all the signifiers one would expect from Araki: overwrought teenage rebellion and angst, rampant sexuality, a nun and yes, the pre-requisite Shoegaze song.
The print campaign this season is comprised of a series of Here Now movie posters featuring the starring cast in the AW15 Men’s, Women’s and Accessories lines.
The film stars a collective of young actors including Avan Jogia, Grace Victoria Cox and Jake Weary.
Knitwear label John Smedley held a presentation at London’s Swiss Church for its SS16 collection during London Collections: Men. Looks drew on contemporary heritage and composition but presented in contemporary silhouettes in shades of navy and silver. Smelly referenced workwear looking at photography archives from the Lea Mills factory site to come up with the intarsia knits and tailored looks.
“I was looking at people who are so natural in their clothing, they think they are blending in, but they’re totally not,” James Long described the origins of his new SS16 collection debuted at LC:M. Long looked to his own childhood in 90s Brighton along with the emerging rave scene with wearable looks that encompass denim, outwear and the designer’s signature textured knitwear.
British designer Henry Holland made his menswear debut during LC:M with a special presentation in London’s Selfridges staged in a renovated car par. Holland’s label House of Holland has become known for its colourful palette which the designer has carried on to his menswear line.
“In the time I have been doing womenswear shows I’ve always been focused on ways to make the catwalk presentation process more relevant to my consumer. To launch the menswear collection on schedule and in store simultaneously with menswear I feel like we have found a great solution to the ‘see now, want now, buy now’ culture we are increasingly working within. I’m excited to see the reaction!” – HENRY HOLLAND