Month: July 2013

Lowry: The Painting of Modern Life

Lowry: The Painting of Modern Life

Tate Britain’s Lowry exhibition covers a lifes work of paintings by the man who devoted his life to painting the England of the industrial revolution. His day job as a rent collector meant he had first hand experience of the poverty and gloom of the […]

Gary Hume & Patrick Caulfield

Gary Hume & Patrick Caulfield

Gary Hume has an innovative approach to colour and clever compositions. His use of high gloss paint on aluminium sheets creates an ultra shiny effect and finish, while colours are intensified by the gloss finishes. The exhibition currently on display at the Tate Britain also […]

Zandra Rhodes: Unseen

Zandra Rhodes: Unseen

Zandra Rhodes, British fashion and textiles designer, known for her use of bright colour and bold, original print and beading is the sole focus of the Fashion and Textiles museum this summer. A striking range of garments pulled from the archives show off her “Conceptual […]

Adidas Spezial show

Adidas Spezial show

Earlier today we went down to the Adidas Spezial exhibition at the Hoxton Gallery. The show, started by an Adidas designer, has been bolstered by contributions from a broad range of collectors and sneaker enthusiasts. On display are over 600 pairs of Adidas shoes from […]

New York Retail Highlights

New York Retail Highlights

New York retail was still heavily in sale mode last week, with neon window decals calling out reductions. However, Autumn previews were starting to filter through, with plenty of black, burgundy, metallics and marble prints starting to emerge in stores. Here is the edit of […]

Krochet Kids

Krochet Kids

One brand that stood out at Agenda NY was ‘Krochet Kids’, a non profit label helping to empower people to break out of poverty by teaching them skills that they can use and pass onto others as a means to earn a fair wage. Krochet […]

Agenda New York SS14

Agenda New York SS14

Agenda New York showcased SS14 collections from the best American and international sport and street brands. Brands ranged from established labels including Adidas Originals and Vans to up and coming streetwear brands such as Standard & Grind and Allston. In parallel with numerous other SS14 […]

Palace x Reebok Collaboration and Pop-up

Palace x Reebok Collaboration and Pop-up

The London skateboard label ‘Palace’ has only been around since 2009, but they have been making a big impact in recent years, and their latest collaboration with Reebok shows they have no intention of slowing down. We went along to their pop up shop in […]

BDA's Berlin Highlights

BDA's Berlin Highlights

Looking back over the past week, we’ve pulled together just a handful of our highlights for your viewing pleasure, including a few must visits stores for your next trip.   BESTSELLERS Bringing a change of pace to Bread and Butter this season the family owned […]

Hands on in Berlin

Hands on in Berlin

The trade shows of Berlin Fashion week adopted a real-hands on approach this year, offering live demonstrations and customized goods. Franklin and Marshall, Pepe Jeans & Le Coq Sportif each had live artists on their stands at Bread and Butter, creating large scale illustrative murals. […]

BBB Highlight: Jack and Jones

BBB Highlight: Jack and Jones

Going through somewhat of a transformation, Jack and Jones pleasantly surprised us with their refreshing segmentation and brand positioning at the SS14 show. Premium, Originals, Core, Vintage and Tech each took over one unit of the Bestsellers stand, with each segment highlighting a different side […]

Print fever hits Berlin

Print fever hits Berlin

As we reported from Pitti a couple of weeks ago, the popularity for print is by no means fading, with the majority of brands showing at Bread and Butter, Bright and Premium among others, carrying a bold range of printed garments and coordinating accessories and […]

G-Star Raw at Kater Holzig, Berlin

G-Star Raw at Kater Holzig, Berlin

G-Star kept the exclusivity of their stand at Bread & Butter more alive than ever this season by choosing not to show their SS14 collection at Tempelhof, but instead at Berlin’s hippest current hangout, Kater Holzig. Providing quite a contrast from their minimalistic glass stand […]

New Designers, Part One: BDA's highlights

New Designers, Part One: BDA's highlights

Part one of New Designers set the stage for textiles students from all over the UK to show off their work to the industry, here are our highlights.     [Amy Eleanor Gill] The Real Green House Effect Amy Eleanor Gill flourished among the floral […]