Fashion: PUMA X VASHTIE | STATE SNEAKERS

Written by | Found in: Fashion Style | Posted on: 30 Mar 2015 - 8:58 am
  • PUMA x Vashtie State sneakers, R1 999.00
    Vashtie is available at PUMA SELECT Stores in Bree Street, Cape Town and Braamfontein, Johannesburg; as well as Shelflife, X-Trend, Dip Street Store, Queens, Soho, Brands Unlimited and Lyme.
  • PUMA x Vashtie State sneakers, R1 999.00
    Vashtie is available at PUMA SELECT Stores in Bree Street, Cape Town and Braamfontein, Johannesburg; as well as Shelflife, X-Trend, Dip Street Store, Queens, Soho, Brands Unlimited and Lyme.

MAKE A STATEMENT!

PUMA has teamed up with filmmaker/artist/designer/DJ Vashtie Kola to put together this suave take on a classic street sneaker.

Finished in an autumnal tone of Burgundy across its upper, the base is constructed of premium Nubuck leather and upon closer inspection, an intricate croc-inspired pattern is prevalent throughout, adding a subtle hint of luxurious flair. Offset by a clean off-white rubber sole, finishing touches include tonal side-stripes, laces and Gold Puma branding across its vamp, as well as “X”s gracing its heel tabs.

If you’re looking for a simplistic pair of sneakers that you can wear with just about anything – look no further!

See the full PUMA x Vashtie feature here.

The PUMA x Vashtie STATE sneaker will be available from MAY 2015.

Fashion: BEN SHERMAN | GEO BLOCKING

Written by | Found in: Fashion Style | Posted on: 24 Mar 2015 - 8:42 am

For Autumn/Winter 2015 Ben Sherman’s design team give the traditional houndstooth pattern a geometric overhaul resulting in a cutting edge Geo Blocking collection.

As always, the Button Up concept remains a key signature when wearing any Ben Sherman shirt. There’s also a strong focus on the Polo shirt in the Geo Blocking collection. Add a few geometrics Polo shirts to your selection and you’ll be bang on trend.

The Geo Blocking merchandise is available in Sandton City, Rosebank Mall, Menlyn Park Shopping Centres and at the V&A Waterfront.

Follow Ben Sherman on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

News: Profiles & Features | Eden Classens

Written by | Found in: News | Posted on: 20 Mar 2015 - 9:34 am
  • Photographer: Greg Vaughan

EDEN AND THE BIG APPLE

Eden Classens is a name to remember. At 23 he has studied Acting and Musical Theatre at the prestigious New York Film Academy, made his film debut in the award winning musical “It is what it is”, walked the runways of New York and Milan Fashion weeks and currently has 2 new films about to be released on the new Cross Kine film circuit nationwide: Rowwe Diamante, where he plays the lead Wouter, and a supporting lead in the true life drama “Reload”. And next? Back to New York.

Eden is also one of the sexy Boss Models boys in our current Denim eDition. Check him out. Over a cyber coffee I get to know more about the man behind the

Fashion: THE BOMBER LIVES ON!

Written by | Found in: Fashion Style | Posted on: 16 Mar 2015 - 5:25 pm
  • JX Bomber Jacket, R1199, 95; Press Ave crew neck jersey, R299.95 and Tom Tailor Denim skinny jeans R849.95 all available at Edgars stores.
    Photographer: Luke Kuisis | Model: Louren @ ICE

The Bomber jacket is now firmly entrenched in the modern man’s off-duty wardrobe. It’s ideal for transitional months when weather conditions can be unpredictable. Throughout 2014 this trend stamped its mark on the runways and it looks like it’s going to live on in 2015.

Whether you opt for one with military, aviator, or varsity inspired design, make sure you get one now before the weather starts turning. You won’t regret it – plus you’ll be wearing it for years to come. The colour? We’re liking dark chocolate right now.

Fashion: PUMA X VASHTIE

Written by | Found in: Fashion Style | Posted on: 16 Mar 2015 - 9:42 am
  • VASHTIE Varsity Jacket, R4 499
    PUMA x VASHTIE will be exclusively available from March 2015 at PUMA SELECT Stores in Bree Street, Cape Town and Braamfontein, Johannesburg; as well as Shelflife, X Trend, Dip Street Store, Queens, Soho, Brands Unlimited and Lyme.
  • VASHTIE Varsity Jacket, R4 499
    PUMA x VASHTIE will be exclusively available from March 2015 at PUMA SELECT Stores in Bree Street, Cape Town and Braamfontein, Johannesburg; as well as Shelflife, X Trend, Dip Street Store, Queens, Soho, Brands Unlimited and Lyme.

THE VARSITY JACKET

There is something unmistakably masculine about the varsity jacket. We’ve all owned one at some time or the other, or still do – it’s one of those timeless wardrobe items that can be retro or expressly current at the same time.

So we were very chuffed to see one included in the dynamic collaboration between PUMA and Vashtie Kola, a New York City DJ, designer, movie director and trendsetter.

Check out her take on the classic Varsity Jacket with embroidered badges.

See the full feature here.

News: Mercedes Benz Bokeh SA International Fashion Film Festival

Written by | Found in: News | Posted on: 13 Mar 2015 - 11:04 am
  • EVENT DATE: 27th & 28th March 2015 in Cape Town
    For more information on the Mercedes-Benz Bokeh Fashion Film Festival go to: www.bokehfestival.co.za

The Fashion Film is the hottest new marketing genre pioneered by fashion icons such as Karl Lagerfeld, Bruce Webber and David Simms. It is fast gaining traction with top fashion houses, brands and sponsors as a way of exposing their brand and new ranges to a global audience while encouraging the viewer to engage with the DNA behind the fashion label.

As the creative hub of sub Saharan Africa, Cape Town is the perfect city to host Africa’s Mercedes-Benz Bokeh Fashion Film Festival. The city is already a top destination for fashion shoots and a prime location for international film crews with a wealth of local talent in both the fashion and film industries. This event provides the opportunity to align these two thriving industries in the city.

This year the thriving festival will be held at the trendy 5 star African Pride Hotel – 15 on Orange Hotel in the heart of the Cape Town CBD.

News: WIN with Carvela

Written by | Found in: News | Posted on: 10 Mar 2015 - 12:47 pm

Applying an innate sense of Italian style and sophistication, Carvela offers an exclusive range of carefully curated, classic and contemporary Italian products. Located in Sandton City, the Carvela store is a slice of Italian paradise that uniquely reflects Carvela’s signature style.

This, coupled with the authentically Italian range of footwear, leather jackets and other apparel, make the Carvela store one of Johannesburg’s most desirable shopping destinations for lovers of quality and premium craftsmanship. Carvela can also be found in select Spitz stores around the country.

Enter the competition here.

eDition: AW15 Denim eDition

Written by | Found in: eDition | Posted on: 10 Mar 2015 - 9:29 am

WHEN DENIM SPEAKS FOR ITSELF.

There’s really only one thing that can truly be said of denim – we all dig it. (Although there is an unspoken second truism… nothing shows off your butt better than a good pair of jeans.)

So we invited 5 of Cape Town’s hottest Boss models to do just that! The Denim eDition is a showcase of our favourite denim brands: Levi’s, GAP, Nudie and K.O.I. Find a pair you like and get your ass into them. Now!

Film by Roice Nel.

See the full edition here.

News: Old Khaki AW15

Written by | Found in: News | Posted on: 9 Mar 2015 - 9:13 am

We love homegrown brand Old Khaki – it resonates perfectly with our South African lifestyle. And judging by the recent showing of Old Khaki’s A/W collections, we’re in for a snug winter. Referencing a bygone era characterised by the wide, open plains of the American West, the collection features some great outerwear pieces – including a Barbour-inspired parka.

But winter’s not just about big jackets. It’s also about clever layering. And Old Khaki has us covered here too, from jacquard cardigans, washed Navajo-print pullovers, flannel check shirts, and textured sweat tops you won’t go wrong – or cold.

Next time you spot an Old Khaki store, pop in and start stocking up on some warm winter essentials.

Alternately shop online at Old Khaki.

Fashion: Persol | The Typewriter Edition

Written by | Found in: Fashion Style | Posted on: 3 Mar 2015 - 10:05 am
  • Persol Manufacturing Process.
    A brand synonymous with Italian style, Persol continues its journey through the design of some of the most fascinating objects of our past.
  • Typewriter Edition Sunglasses (PO3110S) R3 290, Luxottica (021 486 6100)
    These subtly squared, masculine sunglasses are full of retro charm, contrasted with a laser-cut metallic bridge. The frames are characterised by innovative detailing inspired by the mechanics of vintage typewriters.
  • Typewriter Edition Optical Frames (PO3109V), R 2680, Luxottica (021 486 6100)
    Strong, masculine lines and a laser-cut metallic bridge characterise these square-shaped glasses. The retro appeal is beautifully enhanced by detailing which channels the mechanics of the vintage typewriter.

Today, the story has a new chapter: the Typewriter Edition collection. This time, the focus is an object from not so long ago – the typewriter.  It’s a sophisticated legacy that Persol interprets – using the finest materials and its own artisanal savoir faire – with innovative flourishes that characterise the four pieces in the Typewriter collection: two pairs of sunglasses and two pairs of regular frames.

The newly-designed metallic bridge, for example, is embellished with subtle etching, whilst rivets bearing the letters of the old keyboards adorn the frames. The legendary American Typewriter font is used to engrave the collection’s name into the inside of the stems, the tips of which carry a radial motif in a clear nod to the mechanics of the old machines.

We showcase our 2 favourites…