Cole Haan Opens at Harrods For SS18

Cole Haan Opens at Harrods For SS18

Cole Haan has today unveiled its latest UK opening in premium London department store, Harrods. The move follows successful 2017 openings in department stores nationwide. Cole Haan celebrates the opening of its new area in Harrods with the launch of a portfolio of new men’s footwear styles. Inspired by the brand’s SS18 narrative, ‘Manhattan to Maine, Invention and reinvention’, the Harrods product offering transforms the familiar and traditional into the surprising and extraordinary.

Cole Haan Opens at Harrods For SS18

The Harrods launch marks a significant chapter for Cole Haan as the brand extends its reach through the UK’s finest department stores. Located on the Lower Ground Floor of Harrods, Cole Haan’s contemporary footwear presentation is positioned in the heart of the Men’s Shoe Salon. Panelled surfaces in gun-metal blue and fittings wrapped in charcoal grey leather combine to create a sophisticated retail backdrop for the Cole Haan collection.

Cole Haan Opens at Harrods For SS18

Opening on the 28th of February, the Harrods presentation will showcase and extensive selection of Cole Haan’s flagship styles as well as providing a launch-pad for a series of fresh looks. New styles such as the GrandPro with Stichlite Runner in navy and grey are presented alongside flagship silhouettes including the ZeroGrand with Stitchlite Wingtip Oxford in ironstone, black and navy. The line-up also features the 2.ZeroGrand Laser Wingtip Oxford in black and brown leather as well as black, bourbon and ironstone nubuck. These are presented alongside Cole Haan’s directional GrandPro Tennis in black, navy, white and brown, and the ZeroGrand Wingtip Oxford in marine blue.

Cole Haan Opens at Harrods For SS18

Prices for the season’s trophy styles featured in Harrods include the GrandPro Stitchlite Runner at £112, the ZeroGrand Stitchlite Wingtip Oxford at £144, the 2.ZeroGrand Laser Wingtip Oxford at £240, GrandPro Tennis at £104, and the ZeroGrand Wingtip Oxford at £216.

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Guards London Competition

Guards London Competition

Established and based in the historically industrial heart of Spitalfields in London; Guards London holds the city at its core. It’s in the name, it’s in the product. Guards London celebrates the timeless sense of style that can only come from a city that has been deeply intertwined with tailoring for centuries. It’s a history that demands respect, and rightly so.

Guards London Competition

Not only do Guards London products deliver a sharp yet understated aesthetic, they are your shield against the elements. With incorporated smart technology including a shower resistant outer layer and synthetic insulation, they can adapt to specific conditions ensuring its wearer is always prepared.

Guards London Competition

2017 saw Guards London taking another step to becoming a leading disruptive men’s outerwear brand with the launch of their online store alongside the introduction of a Green and Burgundy version of the City Rain Coat. With the likes of England rugby player Nathan Earle and highly rated model and fitness guru Dan Hyman all holding the brand in high regard, we’re looking forward to seeing what the brand has to offer 2018. It’s been announced that 2018 will see Guards London develop their existing styles with new trims and custom features, alongside this, the release of their highly anticipated waterproof coat with zip off hood and knitted woollen jacket with button out lining will all be available in July of this year. There are rumours of the woollen jacket and waterproof coat being available to pre order – watch this space.

Guards London Competition

How to Enter 

In light of the release of their new collection, Guards London are offering £600 to spend online at their website. To be in with a chance of winning all you need to do is enter your email address into the below form (click here if browsing on mobile) before completing the optional bonus entry methods, which will increase your chances of being picked as the lucky winner. You have until midnight March 27th to enter and a winner will be picked and announced within 24 hours – good luck everyone.

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KSAVI on the Make Up Artist Industry

KSAVI on the Make Up Artist Industry

Celebrity make up artist KSAVI, has a plethora of fruitful work under her belt. Her handywork behind the brush has led her to international runway shows and features in the likes of GQ, Esquire and Vogue, to name but a few. But what does it really take to be a successful make up artist in a demanding industry, whilst juggling children and long hours? We had a chat with KSAVI about where her career path has taken her.

KSAVI on the Make Up Artist Industry

When did you know a career in beauty was for you? 

“I have always loved glamour, fashion and beauty, and knew I was going to do something creative from a really early age.”

KSAVI on the Make Up Artist Industry

What were the early days of your career like? Did it involve a lot of testing? 

“Absolutely, lots and lots of testing, organising shoots, meeting fellow creatives and being on top of it in terms of what was going on in fashion.”
 

What’s the biggest challenge for you in your career? 

“I guess the biggest jump is being a freelancer at the beginning, hustling and meeting as many people as you can. Also, understanding your aesthetic and working with the right people – and from there, building a body of work you’re proud of. Once you nail this, it’s then easier to get the work as it’s all built around relationships. I’ve got some great friends within the industry and outside. Balancing work with motherhood is another challenge, but I’ve found being super organised and a juggler comes in handy.”

KSAVI on the Make Up Artist Industry

You’ve done beautiful work on many big names. Who have you not worked on that you’d love to see in your chair? 

“I would love to work with Nicole Kidman and Meryl Streep; I admire their creativity, passion for what they do, and inspiration behind being a voice and role model to so many of us. Also, someone not here: Princess Diana, I would have loved to do her makeup.” 

How does men’s make up differ from ladies? 

“Everything is much more raw and vulnerable. As a makeup artist, you may need to groom or shave a man and then apply makeup. I tend to make sure my skincare is on form and then apply concealer, foundation if needed, lip balm and powder.”

KSAVI on the Make Up Artist Industry

How do you communicate with the photographer and stylist about achieving an end result? 

“I always speak to them first thing on a shoot, and usually I’m sent the mood board ahead of time, but I still need to confirm if it’s the same reference pictures and the looks so that I can get on with my work.” 

Any tips for guys out there who would like to start wearing makeup? 

“Do what you feel works for you. Nowadays, there’s acceptance for everyone to wear makeup. There are no rules. Just make sure you cleanse, tone and moisturise the skin properly. And equally, take off the makeup before bed with the same routine.” 

What’s your favourite product that you can’t leave home without? 

“I love my Egyptian Magic Cream, Murad Skincare, and not forgetting Chanel’s products.”

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Daniel Rudd’s Sad Topographies is now in book form, continuing to "spread sadness worldwide"

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Everyone’s favourite and ironically depressing Instagram account, Sad Topographies, has now been made into a book. For anyone who has wanted to take a trip to Lonely Island, hike up Terrible Mountain or just wander down Hopeless way, Shades of Death road or Why me Lord lane (laughing while writing that one), you can now flick through geographer and photographer Daniel Rudd’s map findings in publication form.

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THE NORTH FACE PURPLE LABEL Offers Up a Fresh Streetwear Aesthetic for SS18

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Brand: THE NORTH FACE PURPLE LABEL

Season: SS18

Key Pieces: The yellow and black synthetic sports coat and blue denim cap is the ultimate combo to rock this Spring.

Editor’s Notes: Japanese label Nanamica has unveiled its designs for THE NORTH FACE PURPLE LABEL’s SS18 collection. Fusing vintage style garments with contemporary streetwear pieces, the overall result is a clean and minimal look.

The extensive range includes knitwear, outerwear, headgear, backpacks, and other accessories. The garb arrives in bright colorways with a smattering of darker pieces on hand. For those who enjoy light layering, this capsule provides the perfect opportunity to accent minimal basics with bolder outer layers.

With formal shell jackets and blazers available in addition to sweatpants and anoraks, this collection has something for everyone. For a full look, check out the gallery above, or visit Nanamica’s online store.

In other style news, Neige dropped a 90s-inspired capsule for Spring 2018.

Saint Laurent Returns to the ’80s at FW18 Show in Paris

PARIS, FRANCE – FEBRUARY 27: A model walks the runway during the Saint Laurent Ready to Wear Fall/Winter 2018-2019 fashion show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2018/2019 on February 27, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

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Anthony Vaccarello showed his FW18 Ready-to-Wear collection for Saint Laurent in Paris yesterday. Highlighting the glamor of the esteemed luxury fashion house, the runway was set opposite the Eiffel tower in the Fontaine Du Trocadero with spotlights flashing from every angle.

For menswear, there were ’70s-style crushed velvet suits, leather outerwear, embroidered jackets, sparkling blazers, and as per usual for Saint Laurent, a very skinny silhouette anchored with a slim pant leg and elegant footwear. However, there were a few deviations with some chunky furry boots and a flash of color from a slim-cut velvet suit in electric blue.

For womenswear, Vaccarello returned to the ’80s with a nearly entirely black collection featuring leg-exposing leather shorts, oversized fur coats, exaggerated shoulder pads and embellished head wraps.

Check out our favorite looks in the gallery above.

In other fashion news, Alexander Wang has reinterpreted the adidas tracksuit and it’s a must-cop.

The Iconic Italian Kappa Kontroll Line Is Back and It’s Absolute Fire

Kappa Kontroll has just dropped a new collection for SS18. Titled ‘BLUEPRINT’, the sporty collection references some of the iconic fits from ’90s American basketball teams.

The sportswear-inspired drop is based around a fictional basketball league, also called ‘BLUEPRINT’. We’ve compiled a list of our favorites from the collection to cop right now.

In our selection below you’ll find athletic track jackets, branded t-shirts (with an inverted Kappa logo), sponge t-shirts, sponge shorts and a range of trackpants with the trademark logo tapering down the leg. There’s also branded denim jackets which can be layered with all of the above for a classic off-court style or worn with a pair of matching denim pants, if you want to go for a full Kappa Kontroll-denim look.

To stay informed about new drops, be sure to follow Highsnobiety Shopping’s dedicated Twitter account right here.

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The World’s First Supreme Exclusive Marketplace Has Arrived

Everyone knows by now that trying to cop Supreme is no easy task. Lucky for you, Highsnobiety’s shopping guide and a new online store is on hand to help you out. Named “the world’s first Supreme exclusive marketplace,” Strictlypreme could be the new go-to for sellers and buyers.

Optimized for smartphones, tablets and desktop computers, Strictlypreme plans to make copping Supreme gear functional and rewarding. On-site, shoppers can choose from select categories such as clothing, accessories, and shoes, with additional filters for locations and shipping.

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Each sale is monitored by the Strictlypreme team who are also on hand to deal with any disputes. Catered to a global market, sales are supported in numerous currencies, including GB pounds, US dollars, JP YEN, and Euros. There’s also PayPal integration. According to the website, Strictlypreme takes a 5 percent commission on the total transaction, with the rest going straight to the seller.

“Like it or not, the limited edition nature of Supreme means that the reselling opportunity is always going to be there,” said founder Jonathan Graham. “However, Strictlypreme was not set up with the intention of just helping people make an extra $20 USD on a Supreme tee, but with the primary goal of creating a diverse and easily navigated Supreme inventory,” he continued.

To see what’s already available, visit Strictlypreme here.

When you’re done, check out these rare Supreme items that are now up for auction.