September 10, 2015Comments are off for this post.

Drop Dead – Dead Weight

Sheffield born brand, Drop Dead, have launched their new ‘Dead Weight’ gym collection online and in their London and Sheffield stores. Dead Weight is made up of a simple monochrome colour palette featuring strong branding throughout.

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Images via dropdead.co

The brand have focused on the core purposes of active wear through the use of fabrics and detailing, focusing mainly on perforated mesh, taped seams & reflective prints.

The collection lends itself to mono 90’s sports wear trend we have seen developing over the 2014 shows, looking back at brands like Kappa and drawing inspiration from immerging brands such as Nasir Mazhr and SHADE London.

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Images via dropdead.co

Modest in it’s size, the collection has eight pieces split into guys and girls blocks. The two pre-workout hoodies both feature branded taping strips running down each arm. Drop Dead’s Perspective logo as featured throughout DDS15 reflects underneath a layer of sports mesh on the guys ‘Iron Dreams’ Hoodie. Drop Dead’s core Cross logo is printed on either leg of the ‘Quad Head’ Shorts and ‘Back Packed’ Bag. The Back Pack has a large internal pocket with numerous hidden pockets.

The girls monochrome two-­piece featuring the ‘No Cuts’ mesh high neck crop top and ‘Eleven Shorts’ have matching branded white taped rib detailing at the neck & hem seams, reminiscent of 90’s Calvin Klein casual wear.

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Images via dopdead.co

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September 14, 2015Comments are off for this post.

Stussy Women’s Autumn 2015 Collection

Stussy has presented its new women’s Autumn 2015 collection. Classic Stussy branding is featured right across the offering, which is mostly kept in black and other dark tones, with only a handful of accents in stronger colours.

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Images Via Stussy.com

In addition to the usual bevy of branded graphic tees, sweatshirts and hoodies, this latest release also plays with unconventional materials to street-wear, such as faux polyester fur fabric and a repeating logo print emblazoned on a shift dress and relaxed bottoms. One standout piece is a red and black letterman’s jacket featuring International Tribe embroidery and a signature “S” applique patch.

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April 28, 2015Comments are off for this post.

Pick Me Up: Graphic Arts Festival 2015

Encompassing everything from traditional screen printing, risograph printing (a technique developed in Japan in the late 1980s) through to amazing  paper-crafts which transformed flat-plane illustration into stunning 3D miniature dioramas, Pick Me Up presented a most eclectic and enjoyable mix.

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Founded by Gemma Shiel way back in 2001, Lazy Oaf, famous for their screen-printed clothing and vast range of accessories, teamed up with some of their favourites. Artists like Kyle Platts, Dominic Kesterton and Jiro Bevis designed a capsule collection of clothing in A F.U.N Project (an abbreviation for Apathetic, Funny, Ugly but Nice).

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The Pick Me Up Platform, a programme of events consisting of lots of talks, debates and demonstrations, DJs and games, provided an alternative to the wide variety of art displayed amidst the bustling gallery space and conspired with all the other ingredients to make Pick Me Up one of the UK’s most significant graphics festival

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