Friday, 9 October 2015

ELLESSE AW15 LADIES


Exclusively available online from ellesse, this AW15 heritage collection for women ticks all the boxes when it comes to urban casual wear: core branded pieces adorned with the usual laid back sporting pedigree. 

The grey Erasure T-shirt, with an oversized boyfriend fit, boasts the iconic ellesse branding across the chest and the opportunity to roll up the sleeves to give the tee a modern twist. 


The Piemonte Track Top offers the perfect laid back ellesse look with its flame-red colourway loaded with dual chest branding, a zip up front plus ribbed waist and cuffs and a blend of modern styling with a strong 90s appeal. The Harnett tank top shows off those toned abs and harnesses a bold all-over sublimation print ideal for the gym or the street with tights and trainers for a more urban aesthetic.

And the full blue tracksuit and casual round off an exclusive select with a typically ellesse heritgae twist – a dash of urban elegance and a hint of sporting prowess.

 

PUMA PROUDLY PRESENTS KREPT AND KONAN


PUMA are pleased to announce their newest Ambassadors, UK Hip Hop Duo Krept and Konan and face of the latest PUMA x Footasylum Campaign.

Hailing from south London, award winning hip hop duo Krept and Konan have risen to fame in a short space of time and are now considered to be at the forefront of UK hip - hop and grime. Their debut album ‘The Long Way Home’ hit the UK album chart at number 2 and the duo have collaborated with artists such as Jeremih and Wiz Khalifa. 

With Krept and Konan constantly pushing and evolving the boundaries of the UK hip hop scene, they're the perfect ambassadors for the PUMA Evolution pack. The collection constantly evolves season on season, taking staple apparel pieces and creating styles that are edgy but relevant. Fresh looks have been created that are steeped in sport but are light and smooth enough to make todays scene. 

Featuring sweat bottoms, hooded tops, sweat shirts and t shirts, the collection includes zipped pockets fused with rubber lining to improve water resistancy as well as improved fits and minimal branding. Using a simple colour palette of neutral tones, the collection can easily be mixed and matched or worn alone, making the Evolution pack an instant wardrobe essential for this winter. 

PUMA Evolution apparel is now available online and in store.

CAT FOOTWEAR AW15


With current trends awash with nods to grunge influences from the late 70s/early 80s and the punk look already huge trend for AW15, CAT Footwear continue to embrace female attitude. With this at the core of CAT Footwear's forthcoming season’s directional new styles, there's no question that they continue to perfectly merge durability, practically and powerful aesthetics.

‘Tank Girl’ style camo prints, faux fur fabrics, shocking brights and snake skin prints feature across the range with all-black options for a goth inspired twist on the punk look. The brand new ‘Grid Adorn’ silhouette epitomises this new trend with tough chain laces for the first time at Cat Footwear. This is my favourite from their AW15 collection. I fell in love with this pair when I first set eyes on them at Coffin's Press Day earlier this year. Steering clear of traditional tartan and ‘Steampunk’ looks, the brand’s Autumnal offering introduces innovative new styles and mixed leather and wool fabrics, capturing the edgier side to the punk era and also staying true to the tough and credible workwear heritage underpinning Cat Footwear. 

The collection is available on ASOS now!

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

THFKDLF AW15 - PART 1


Our good friends over at THFKDLF have just dropped the first part of their AW15 collection and it is AWESOME!

Featuring over 40 new items including printed denim and neoprene jackets, a range of hoodies, sweatshirts and sweatpants, a mix of cut&sew and printed tees, and a range of accessories including hats, bags and gloves.

I always look forward to seeing THFKDLF's lookbooks. Having shot in LA, New York, Barcelona and London over the last year, THFKDLF shot the first part of their A/W Collection in their home town of Oswestry, Shropshire. The typical English backdrop perfectly showcases their new mix of prints and outerwear, styled by Brand Owner’s Jakub Taylor and Daniel Tomley. As always they're constantly promoting the brands attitude to doing everything themselves!

My favourites from the collection are the Red Tartan Shirt, the Acid Wash Denim Jacket , the Beige Oversized Hoody and of course, a winter essential - THFKDLF 13 Gloves! This brand always bring quality products for more than affordable prices, and I genuinely think this is the best AW15 collection I've seen yet! If you don't believe me, check out some more of the lookbook below.

The collection is available in full now exclusively online.












NIKE SPORTSWEAR X THE UNISEX MODE - LOOK OF THE CITY 'DESSERT'



The second instalment of Nike Women’s 'Look of the City' Collection extends a tradition of indulgent food and beverage references in a pack of 6 footwear aesthetics across the Air Max 90 silhouette.

Six popular sweets have been embodied in each of the City models — New York (Strawberry Cheesecake), Paris (Macaron), Tokyo (Harajuku Crepe), London (Eton Mess), Shanghai (Must Win Cake) and Milan (Aperitivo). Each offers a distinct flavour to satisfy a range of aesthetic cravings. 

The girls over at The Unisex Mode have shown us their take on four of these tantalising styles – New York, Paris, Tokyo and Milan, with images by Henry Knock and make up and hair by Sophie Cox using Becca Cosmetics

The collection is available to buy from select Nike retailers from today. Check out some more imagery below.

VANS X DISNEY - "YOUNG AT HEART" AW15


These iconic brands come together once again for the next instalment of the Young at Heart Collection, this time featuring characters from the classic Disney animated films Alice in Wonderland, 101 Dalmatians and The Jungle Book. Vans brings these cherished stories to life across an assortment of adult and kids footwear as well as apparel capsules for men and women this holiday season.

First screened in 1951, Alice in Wonderland brought a young girl named Alice into the nonsensical, magical world of Wonderland. The dedicated footwear pack captures key scenes and personalities from the film with three prints including the Rabbit Hole, Wonderland and Cheshire Cat patterns. The apparel selection inspired by Alice in Wonderland includes men’s and women’s items such as tees, pullovers and accessories. As an added bonus, key men’s apparel pieces featuring Cheshire Cat are printed with special glow-in-the-dark ink.


Monday, 5 October 2015

'WE ARE BOXFRESH' AW15 CAMPAIGN


For AW15 Boxfresh is taking a new direction and teaming up with modern day creatives for its new campaign - the right here, right now, do it their own way, individuals who embrace a DIY attitude.

Last year the brand celebrated their 25th anniversary with 25 events which explored music, culture, art, film and style. When Boxfresh first started, the brand became synonymous with championing innovative entrepreneurs and creatives before they became mainstream. From AW15, they will return to this ethos and hero with modern day individuals.
James Kennedy is the founder of urban bicycle manufacturer Kennedy City Bicycles. His aim is to make ultimate city bicycles using the right balance of reliability, style, practicality and value for money. His company aims to help people explore the cities they live in and get them outdoors. James wants people to enjoy the adventure, the freedom and beauty that comes with cycling London’s city streets.

Click read more to check out the short film below! 

ENERGIE AW15 'ON THE MOVE' LONDON VIDEO



#OnTheMove is Energie's new campaign for AW15. It promotes a lifestyle and new way of communicating, where the jacket itself tells the story of the city.

The Campaign will start in London and take the brand to Milan and Paris. In London, Bates Jacket, with its modern clash feel, brightly colored inside and abstract geometric quilt pattern design, is the protagonist of #onthemove. Check out the quintessential bicycle exploration of East London and its artistic soul, Shoreditch above. 

Keep an eye on the blog as we feature the next two instalments of this campaign! Until then, browse the collection here.

NONCONFORMIST SS16 COLLECTION PREVIEW - "A GREAT FRAUD"


UK brand NONCONFORMIST gives us an awesome preview of their upcoming SS16 collection - 'A Great Fraud'. 

Born from the ideas of social movements and uprisings, NONCONFORMIST's graphics portray the message of POWER, CORRUPTION, LIES and are aimed at disparities within society and acts of social injustice. The collection features a balance of classic street-wear staples and contemporary pieces mixed in with prints, badging and fine embroidery to complete the details.

I like how clean this collection is. The graphics are bold and powerful enough to get their message across but not distastefully so. The straight and subtly oversized cuts are also ticking all the boxes for me.


What are your thoughts? Check some more imagery below!

Friday, 2 October 2015

OAKLEY LATCH SUNGLASSES


For AW15 Oakley have introduced Latch, a creative collaboration between Oakley and the world of skate.

A pair of sunglasses that are not only style-focused but are perhaps the most practical eyewear for skateboarders yet.

Latch is a tribute to the creative and collaborative mindset that exists in the skate community. Inspired by skate icon Eric Koston, renowned photographer Atiba Jefferson and two of the sport’s brightest young talents, Sean Malto and Curren Caples, Oakley’s latest lifestyle sunglass is a nod to style and functionality that will transcend the sport of skateboarding.


PUMA X ICNY AW15


PUMA and ICNY team up again for their debut of the first AW15 collaboration and I'm loving it!

PUMA have used this opportunity to capitalise on the expertise of ICNY’s reflective technology mixed with PUMA’s rich sporting history, the debut designs are purposeful yet packed with style to make trendsetters go wild.


Utilising ICNY’s reflective technology, the classic Trinomic R698 is given a futuristic makeover. ICNY’s Trinomic R698 X3M and R698s explore the use of plush and durable fabrics, bold colours and reflective elements to create a pair of functional streetwear sneakers. Each silhouette includes reflective piping that runs through the stitching, making them stand out on the streets. The Trinomic R698 x ICNY X3M makes a statement in its own right, in allover reflective silver.

Thursday, 1 October 2015

PRESS DAY ESSENTIALS

If you follow the Talk Casuals Instagram, then you'll know we love checking out Press Days,! With SS16 Press Day dates being released, we figured we would get this post out ASAP! As well as getting lots of sneak peaks and getting really excited about sharing AW15 news with you lot, I had another post idea during the last load of Press Days - what are my 'Press Day Essentials'? For me now it's easy, so I reckon I will pass the baton as such, and if you're planning on heading to a SS16 press day then hopefully this post will benefit you too!


AVAILABLE NOW: SPERRY X RAINS


The rainy streets of the Danish capital, Copenhagen, comprised the surroundings from where RAINS was invented. Defying Danish weather with their unique take on rain jackets, ponchos and water repellent bags, RAINS up to-date version of the classic raincoat meets Sperry’s rich heritage connecting generations to the optimism, freedom and soul of the sea in a unique collaboration for AW15.

Combining modern city life with all its diversity and the need for practical outerwear, RAINS brings its water resistant rubber coating to two classic unisex Sperry styles: the A/O 2-Eye and Cloud CVO. Featuring leather and matte finishes with python print on the uppers and a bungee lace for the A/O and waxed laces for the CVO providing a fully water-repellent shoe. This is the perfect combination of practicality and style! No doubt these will be a winner when the good old British weather hits home for good this winter!

Available now from £75. What are your thoughts?