Friday, 27 December 2013

SHOOP CLOTHING

I recently came across SHOOP, a streetwear brand based in Madrid, Spain. SHOOP was founded by Yohei Oki and Miriam Sanz in 2011, and even though it might not be a brand you're familiar with just yet, I bet my life savings it won't be long until they are. They're certainly a brand to watch and there is no doubt that if they continue to produce garments like they are, they'll have us fashion junkies hooked!


Their collections have clear influences from sportswear and 90's culture; plus there is a dominant music influence throughout their  #ǝɔunoq collection. 


Click Read More for more info on the #ǝɔunoq collection

Saturday, 21 December 2013

ASOS X PUMA SS14

Global online fashion and beauty retailer ASOS have teamed up with sport lifestyle brand PUMA to kick start the new year properly!

Launching 13th January 2014, this eleven-piece jersey wear collection looks even more delightful with every teaser I see! This capsule collection has heavy influences and inspiration from 90’s sports street-wear.



The two brands have paired together to produce a bold and compelling collection by mixing fabrications and innovative print techniques.

The brands have focused on dramatic colour-blocking and print, which has formed this powerful collection.



Click Read More for more pictures and info on the collection.

Friday, 20 December 2013

ADIDAS SS14 PRESS DAY


The ladies and I over at The Unisex Mode passed through the Adidas SS14 Press Day a few weeks ago and we were all really impressed with what's to come!

The full coverage is over on the TUM blog, but I thought I'd give you a little taster here with some of my favourite pieces. 

Click Read More to find out what they are....

Monday, 16 December 2013

AIR YEEZY RAFFLE / FROMTHESOLEUP‏

FromTheSoleUp are holding a raffle at the next Sneaks&Peaks event on the 28/12/2013.

The Sneaks&Peaks event is at the Boxxed venue in Digbeth, Birmingham. 

The shoe up for grabs is the Nike Air Yeezy 1 in the “Tan” colourway. 


Click Read More for all the info!

Friday, 13 December 2013

TEALER: LOCALLY GROWN AND INDEPENDANT.


TEALER; a french clothing brand based in the heart of Paris, have moved into BOXPARK, Shoreditch. These t-shirt dealers specialise in iconic references and a little ’90s retro. 


Click Read More to get to know them a little better...

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

KICKS ON THE MOON: JORDAN "OREO" ART


Tonight hosts the launch of the exclusive, limited edition, Jordan "Oreo" inspired art by Kicks On The Moon

Naturally, after seeing the mouthwatering Oreo Jordans, we got into the vibe of things here at Talk Casuals HQ...



The Jordan 4, 5 and 6 are limited to 25 A2 sized prints each. All prints are signed and numbered and will be priced at £18, or £30 if you'd like it framed. If you like trainers and you like Oreos, well you've pretty much struck gold!

The prints will go on sale tonight at 8pm GMT via Kicks On The Moon's website. Make sure you head over to the Facebook Page for more info in the run up to the drop!

Click Read More to see more pictures of the prints, and make sure you don't miss out!

DEAR SANTA - NIKE iD X PENDLETON


Following up the decisively dark Nike N7 collaboration, both companies team up again to give us a little more creative freedom! The new Pendleton Collection up on iD is delightful; it's also one of the many ideas for Santa on my Christmas list this year!

Pendleton Woolen Mills and Nike are offering four colours of the Pendleton Trail fabric pattern. So, whether you're planning on mixing and matching the native American-inspired motifs, or keeping it clean with one pattern throughout, the possibilities are literally endless. Especially considering that there is a great choice of silhouettes on offer as well. can't think of a better looking way to warm my feet up this winter.

I also think it's quite refreshing not to see an Air Unit in sight! I'm pleased there isn't an Air Max 1 available on this iD collaboration. In my opinion, the floral Liberty of London prints exhausted the AM1; I was definitely getting bored.

Nevertheless, Pendleton are bringing it back! You've also got a huge amount of choice with all the trimmings on offer too; including your laces, branding and customisation of the soles.

The Pendleton x NIKEiD collection is online and up to play around with.

The Air Force 1s will be available through to the end of the month, December 31st, 2013. The other trainers will be seeing in the new year and staying put until February 15th, 2014.

Click Read More to the see some of the motif choices up close.

Sunday, 8 December 2013

INDCSN F/W13 LOOKBOOK


indcsn are based in the heart of West Yorkshire, in the city of Leeds. For their F/W13 Lookbook, this home-grown clothing brand uses Leeds as their backdrop and its team skateboarder Chris Parsons to front it. 

indcsn's F/W13 collection features skate-inspired pieces; tees, hoodies, button down shirts, the lot! I'm ashamed to admit it but, stupidly, I've slept on this brand for a while. 

With bold font and graphics, embroidered beanies and warm hoodies, this is definitely a brand I'll be investing in over the winter for sure! indcsn have also been exploring the world of accessories; they teamed up with Australian based Windfall Jewellery to create a gorgeous silver Bulldog Signet ring. Who can refuse anything with a bulldog on?!

Make sure you head over to their website and support a local brand by picking up something from the new collection now. 

Click More for more images from their Lookbook.

Thursday, 5 December 2013

MFDOOM X WE ARE KNOWN X CROOK STREET



The MF Doom X KNWN X Crook Street Tee drops tomorrow, online at We Are Known.

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Click Read More for all the info and a closer look at the tees!

GANGSTA GRANDPARENTS

Right, this is something a little different to the usual posts here on the blog, but I knew I needed to share it. 



Photographer Linda Dajana Krüger (who also goes by Dai Lyn Power) put together a photo series entitled 'Our Generation' for VICE Germany. The photo series depicts what our youth of today will look like when we're older!



She recruited two oldies from a German retirement home and styled them in all of the "wavey garms" that are rife in our streetwear culture.


It's absolutely brilliant, check out some more of the photos below.

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

COMING SOON: NIKE X ROUNDEL BY LONDON UNDERGROUND

This latest collaboration is an exciting one. This limited Air Max collection is inspired by the worlds first underground railway system: London Underground. 


Very much like London Underground, the Air Max has to adapt to exterior demands and try out new and improved technology. Well this collection introduces us to Nike’s newest technology: Engineered woven Jacquard. A new technique which uses a one-piece weaving process for a new fit, without encroaching on the silhouettes classic shapes. 

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

LADIES LOVE PATTA

As soon as I saw this new editorial I was excited! I felt a lot of 'girl power' wash over me and in fact, it was a little empowering seeing the ladies get a bit more recognition in the streetwear scene! The "girls in streetwear" culture seems to be peaking right now and it's great!


Despite Patta being primarily a mens brand, its not news to know that girls endorse their products and style them in a more feminine fashion. I'm always going on about how I am all for a brand with gender-blurring lines and I have always thought Patta as one of them. So, naturally I am really pleased a female dominant editorial has surfaced! 

Click Read More for more info and pictures!