Dior Secret Garden

Christian Dior unveils its new commercial “Secret Garden – Versailles”. Directed by Inez & Vinoodh, this video includes models Daria Strokus, Melissa Stasiuk and Xiao Wen Ju in the gardens of Versailles and “La Galerie des Glaces”. Brilliant choice of track as well we must say…

How much do you love Mac…

Apple – now the biggest tech company in the world – once ventured into the world of fashion, releasing an entire collection in 1986… make of it what you will.

^ Love this guy

Dover Street to NYC

The New York Times has revealed that COMME des GARCONS are currently searching for a location in New York City to open their third Dover Street Market mini-department store. (The other two are located in Ginza, Tokyo, and London’s Chelsea)

We’re big fans of the London store so can’t wait to see the New York version in 2013.

www.doverstreetmarket.com

Louboutin

The Design Museum presents iconic French shoe designer Christian Louboutin, celebrating a career which has pushed the boundaries of high fashion shoe design. This exhibition celebrates Louboutin’s career showcasing twenty years of designs and inspiration, revealing the artistry and theatricality of his shoe design from stilettos to lace-up boots, studded sneakers and bejewelled pumps. Be taken on a magical journey of style, glamour, power, femininity and elegance.

A must for any shoe lover…
designmuseum.org/exhibitions/2012/christian-louboutin

Royal (Mail) Stamp of Approval

Celebrating 60 years of British fashion and of course also in anticipation of the upcoming Olympic Games in London, Royal Mail will be releasing a series of Fashion Designer Stamps. Featured designers are Alexander McQueen, Vivienne Westwood, Hardy Amies, Norman Hartnell, Granny Takes a Trip, Ossie Clark, Tommy Nutter, Jean Muir, Zandra Rhodes and Paul Smith.

Wolsey Launches on Brewer Street

Finally two hundred and fifty-seven years after launching, British menswear brand Wolsey opened the doors their first flagship store in London. Located on Brewer Street in the heart of Soho, the Lovely team can’t wait to do a bit of retail therapy!

www.wolsey.com

75 Years of Rayban

Rayban celebrates its 75th birthday this day and to celebrate has released these rather yummy limited editions!

Definitely good for days like today!

Wolsey 2012

For over 250 years, Wolsey has clothed some of Britain’s bravest and most inspirational men: explorers, soldiers, pioneers and royalty (and those at Lovely!). Today Wolsey continues to craft exceptional clothing for men of exploration and adventure. Inspired by its unrivalled history, Wolsey’s Spring / Summer 2012 collection is a contemporary range influenced by iconic menswear classics.

Wolsey has an extensive archive, with their S/S collection particularly drawing on references from its military associations and its early sportswear designs.

Skillfully led by Creative Director Richard Bengtsson and motivated by an incredible archive, Wolsey has re-invented British classics to craft a stand out collection, distinguishing it as a genuinely contemporary British clothing brand.

www.wolsey.com

Kasabian are big fans and so are we at Lovely!

Damaris SS2012

At Lovely HQ we’re loving the new SS2012 Damaris ranges. Launching at Harrods last week with a lavish pop up shop filled with everything you could ask for; lingerie, make overs and chocolate! We’re big fans of the fluro styles below but there’s something for every taste, check out damaris.co.uk for more!

And if that wasn’t enough, there’s more for the men with the newly launched Max Holliday range!

Eclectic Collection

Spotted at maison et objet 2012. the entire body of works form Tom Dixon’s new ‘eclectic’ collection is the fair’s best kept secret, as images have not officially been released to the public.

Made from solid aluminium with either a copper plated finish or a black powder coating, ‘cast shoe’ features details such as creases from wear and decorative perforations.

things that are to play with or give or use everyday, things that are designed and are undesigned, things that are… eclectic.’

Dixon is currently in discussion with international manufacturers regarding the production of the pieces, with hopes of going public
before september 2012. A snazzy addition to any wardrobe or art collection!

Mark McNairy & New Era

Our good friends at New Era have been collaborating with supercool footwear designer Mark McNairy.

Look at some amazing shoes here.

Teatum Jones

It wouldn’t be a Sunday afternoon without dreaming of material possessions and at this moment in time many of those possessions bare a Teatum Jones label! After much success in 2011, they are definitely one to watch for 2012, get your hands on their gorgeous womenswear at Liberty.

“Challenging conventional truths and following gut-instinct reveals a courageous, strong-willed and aspirational woman. The Teatum Jones woman is effortlessly chic and boldly nonchalant, instinctively drawn to the label, which allows her to achieve a desirable harmony between masculine and feminine.”

teatumjones.com

Casely-Hayford

The Casely-Hayford house has been founded on two simple phrases: ‘English Sartorialism’ and ‘British Anarchy’; phrases which embody key elements of the English character. We’re especially loving the photograpahy style that they sue throughout the lookbooks (and the fact that the model top left slightly looks like Steve Carell).

Brilliant stuff from a father and son team – check out www.casely-hayford.com for the full collection and more!

Bright Young Things

Following the success of 2011’s ‘Bright Young Things’, the pioneering project by Selfridges to seek out and champion the most exciting young creators in the UK, January 2012 sees us re-launch the campaign on an even greater scale.

The second Bright Young Things scheme features a total of fifteen UK-based emerging talents from the worlds of fashion, art and design and food.

Running until the end of February, each of the Bright Young Things will take over an Oxford Street or Duke Street window – their brief is solely to communicate the essence of their work. With one million people walking past the famous windows every week, the displays provide an incredible launch-pad for these fledgling designers to showcase their creations to the public.

The Bright Young Things’ products will be available to buy from three pop up shops in store as well as online at Selfridges.com.

Definitely worth checking out – both the windows outside and the pop-ups inside!

See the full list of Bright Young Things here



New Era Milan

The New Era Introducing gallery rocked up in Milan over the weekend and got an amazing response!