Tuesday, 31 March 2015

NIKE FLYKNIT ROSHE RUN - iD

Yes yes, I know - we're about 2 months too late on this one, but if you want the honest truth I'll give it to you..


I've been avoiding the Nike Roshe Run Flyknit iD launch. Avoiding it like the plague. Trying my absolute best not to think about it and leave any prep for this post to the very last minute. Why? Well because my bank balance isn't looking so healthy at the moment with planning to move back to the coast and of course putting money in my 'French Bulldog Fund' piggy bank (haha). So anyway, this is the first exciting thing to hit Nike iD for me since the Nike iD x Pendleton collaboration, and that's well over a year ago now! I simply just couldn't trust myself not to create four or five pairs and buy them all on my credit card!

The Roshe Run is an absolute must have in anyone and everyones trainer wardrobe! Whether you're avidly into trainers or not, for pure comfort they're a winner. There was actually a time these were my favourite trainers ever, and I really didn't know how Nike was going to top them. But, then came the Flyknit upper. This innovative Flyknit upper conforms to your foot for a snug, comfortable fit and gives you lightweight support, simply dreamy. Plus, with now having the ability to customise this modern icon with my own choice of colours, fades and more, it was almost too much to handle!

Friday, 20 March 2015

PUMA X SLAM JAM - 25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS!

On the 21st March PUMA will launch their collaboration with international streetwear brand Slam Jam, to mark its 25th anniversary! 

To celebrate we will see the release of two iconic silhouettes, the States and the Trinomic XT2 Plus (the latter being one of my favourite silhouettes to ever grace my tiny feet!).


Founded by Luca Benini in ’89, Slam Jam has since become a huge name on the streetwear scene, venturing beyond the clothing and footwear market into arts and culture. They have created a unique identity, pioneering the merge of youth subculture and fashion. If you're not familiar, take yourself over to their Instagram and Facebook page and you'll instantly get a feel for what they're about!

At the time of its inception, the golden age of hip-hop and b-boy was spreading from New York and the East Coast, and the rest of the world was influenced. Slam Jam was in the right place at the right time...

NICCE WOMENS: TOP PICKS FOR SUMMER

NICCE Clothing, known for its contemporary cool designs, slouchy oversized boyfriend T-shirts, crops and bralets that give streetwear a girly edge. I've been following this brand for a while and whilst still lusting over their polka-dot swimsuit for my holiday this year (which is unfortunately out of stock in my size) I checked out some other pieces for summer!

 

I've picked out four of my favourite SS15 items which are available exclusively from ASOS that would be great for when we eventually see some sun! 

Thursday, 19 March 2015

PUMA SS15 - BLACK AND WHITE PACK

SS15 is seeing the strong return of PUMA’s most iconic Trinomic silhouettes, the R698 (£65) and Disc Blaze (£110). Both are making a comeback to form part of the Black and White pack for SS15.


Crafted in lightweight materials relative to the era of origin, the highly favoured R698 is true to its original form and comes complete with a chunky midsole sat upon the ever-comfortable Trinomic cushioning, suede and mesh panelling, front laces and branded heel and tongue tab. A women’s R698 is also available in this pack in both black and white colour ways featuring all over leather, all white sole and gold branding on the tongue, which adds to the feminine look.

 

At a time when the Disc system completely revolutionised the game to place PUMA at its peak within running history, the futuristic Disc Blaze finishes the pack, completely rendered in its original format featuring Trinomic shock absorption technology designed to deliver optimum fit, cushioning and stability.

 

Both silhouettes have had a simple update for SS15. The understated make over is a fresh and subtle change to the bold, bright colourways we're so used to! The black and white colourways in both silhouettes feature black on black and white on white options, keeping it clean! Both are teamed with 3M reflective detailing (absolute winner) and finished off with that superb gum soles for a premium finish. What more could you ask for?

Check out some more images of the pack below!

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

YR STORE LAUNCHES CO-ORDS WITH VELVET JADE

Launched on 13th March, YR STORE, the world’s first live all-over print specialists, were excited to announce the launch their new range of women’s fully customisable co-ords! 


To celebrate the launch of this new collection, YR have teamed with textile designer Velvet Jade, to give matchy-matchy print fans a selection of fresh tribal-inspired patterns to choose from. A recent first class graduate from Bath Spa’s Textiles for Fashion & Interiors degree, Velvet Jade’s work is vibrant and colourful, and uses a combination of intricate floral, geometric and Aztec designs.

Yesterday I was lucky enough to be invited down to Topshop's flagship store, Oxford Circus to check out the new range and test out some of these new prints for myself. The range includes brand new pencil skirts and cropped tops, so I was able to create my very own co-ord! En route I was definitely excited having seen some of the prints available, and so you can imagine my excitement when I find out I could manipulate these to create and design my own prints!

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

NATIVE YOUTH SS15 WOMENSWEAR COLLECTION

Native Youth is excited to announce the release of its debut Womenswear collection for SS15, stating it as cohesive and considered. 


After looking at the collection, I definitely can't argue with that. The consistent theme throughout all my fashion posts is my passion for unisex styles: masculine cuts with a feminine touch. This has always been my personal taste, as functionality, comfort and clean layering has always taken my preference over a real girly girly style - not that there is anything wrong with that style! It's just not me, but Native Youth's SS15 collection really is. 


Native Youth’s debut collection showcases trend driven yet functional pieces with careful consideration given to fine fabrics and the perfect fit. Through the designers’ intrepid interest in art, photography and contemporary culture an alternative design philosophy has been sought. Androgynous British silhouettes fused with Japanese style details and juxtaposing Scandinavian prints create a diversified fashion collection. Casual pieces reflect classic sports styles whilst denim pieces are executed in a youthful, trend conscious manner creating lasting pieces for future seasons. Check it out for yourself...

NOW AVAILABLE: PUMA 'THE PERF PACK'

SS15 is seeing some great things from PUMA , and it's only just begun!

It's latest release is PUMAs latest Fast Track collection, the Perf Pack. The nostalgic pack features two of the best selling silhouettes from PUMA’s rich history, the R698 (£80) and the States (£70); with colourways showing us less really is more!


Originally designed as performance trainers in their era - ‘80s for the States, ‘90s for R698 - these two famous PUMA styles quickly moved from the track and court to the streets. Here in 2015, their popularity doesn't seem to be slowing - and it wont if we keep seeing releases like this!

The Perf Pack sees PUMA utilise rich materials across both styles with a soft and smooth nubuck - that buttery kind that I can't get enough of! The main detail emphasises the perforated texture across both silhouettes, uniting these two styles. The attention to detail and simplicity of this pack sets the tone of PUMA's SS15 releases for me; quality! The bar is high for SS15, and I'm excited to see how other brands are going to compete!


The Perf Pack has landed in three colourways; black, light grey, and my favourite, a deep and intense electric blue! 

Pick up your favourite from stockists like Size?, Footpatrol, End Clothing and Well Gosh now! 

Check out some more images of the pack below!

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

PUMA X THISISNEVERTHAT TRINOMIC XT2 PLUS

This season, PUMA joins forces with up-and-coming Seoul-based streetwear brand thisisneverthat for a sneaker pack inspired by the diversity and contrast of the Seoul landscape. For this occasion, it's the Trinomic XT2 Plus that gets a revamp!


The Trinomic XT2 Plus is, as always, equipped with Trinomic motion control technology, it has an outsole geared for shock and energy absorption, enhanced by Trinomic inserts for extra forefoot and heel cushioning. The matched 90s lightweight materials include semi-open air meshes, soft brushed micro-fibres and plush engineered textiles in the collar lining, providing breathability and a formed-fit, whilst the integrated lacing system and heel clip offer stability and a quick, solid lace-up. But thats not whats got our attention with this release...

Thursday, 5 March 2015

HOUSE OF VANS LONDON PRESENTS: FABIEN BONZI "SLIDE SAMPLES"

House of Vans London is a multi use creative space at the heart of one of the world¹s most inspiring cities. Housing a gallery, cinema, artist's studios, music space, diner and a skatepark, the 3,000sqm space champions creativity and is dedicated to nurturing emerging talent and fostering community.

Launching today, Thursday 5th March from 4pm, House of Vans London presents Artist Fabien Bonzi, who is reinventing abstraction… with his skateboard.