Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Head gear

This Winters must head accessorie for me would be a beautiful Leather flight hat. May it be a vintage or a beautiful Felipe Oliveira Baptista one. Its quite a daring piece but will keep your head extremely warm and you can pretend you have an amazing bike just parked up out of sight . Taking influence from WWII fighter pilots look out for them in maybe Portabella market on Fridays and Saturdays or maybe a War memorabilia store. Also the Supreme Trooper hat from this season as a more wearable street version.

Felipe Oliveira Baptista:

Helmet head.

Thursday, 19 November 2009

A bit special.

The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York City will be soon holding an exhibition of a masters work. Tim Burton an American film director producer, writer and artist.

You must be familiar with this guys work, its so distinctivly dark, eerie and quirky. Among my favourite films of his have to Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands and Pee-Wee's Big Advnture, his work over the years has been epic and genius.

Its a shame I wont be able to visit the exhibition as it is located in New York, but I will be certainly watching his next release Alice In Wonderland which is due to release in March 2010.

Feeling Inspired.

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Few of my favourite things.

Top 10 at this moment in time:

Double Goose Leather V Bomber:

This is pefect for the winter months and would probably make you sweat in the antartic!! French label, and made iconic by Run DMC.

Aquascutum Double Breasted Trench:

Customised by me, it has been cropped to waist length and shoulder pads taken out as this was originally a womens long trench. Fits a 38'' chest.

Vintage Varsity Jacket:

Timeless piece for me and picked up for next to nothing on eBay. Made by Delong and probably from the early 60's.

Christian Dior Monsieur Blazer:

Simply cause of the fit and cut of the jacket as if it was tailored for me by the man himself.

Paul Smith Floral Shirt:

Paul Smith floral print is definately my favourite, very distinctive and are beautiful fitting shirts.

Levi Vintage Clothing 1901 501xx Indigo Immortal:

I only really wear Levi denim, and this is definately my favourite pair. They are falling to bits so I had to fuse the inside so they dont tear so easy. I also tapered the leg slightly with the option of making them straight again leaving the fabric on the inside. Limited to 1010 pieces worldwide.

Supreme T-shirts:

Various tee's by Supreme amongst my favourites are the Charlie Ahearn, Terry Richardson x Kermit, and Malcolm McLaren collaborations. Next purchase will be the John Coltrane Love box tee.

Jordan Collection:

Avid sneaker collector and my Jordans are probably my most prized possesions, Jordan VI being my favourite shoe of all time with close runner up Jordan IV. Also the Jordan VII Bordeaux which has never been retro'd.

Trickers x Present Boot:

By far one of my best purchases this year. Brogue boot with a Vibram sole, I wear it everywhere and anywhere I have not taken these off since I have got them, considering bying another pair in Green. Has a little more sophistication then a Red Wings shoe with the brogue detailing.

Visvim Ballistic Backpack:

Taken on all my adventures, white patent and pure quality within fabric and production, which comes as standard with Visvim products.

Cultured Materialistic.

Monday, 16 November 2009

The Factory

As im soon moving to London to work on a few projects; Work. Collaborations. My own label, I would ideally love a huge studio appartment where I can work continuously. Something like The Factory but a little more disciplined! Maybe a few experimental videos :)

Find my very own Edie Sedgwick! But yes this what I am aiming towards.

The Surgery.

Saturday, 14 November 2009

Leeds Fashion Show Designer of the Year 2009


I won was not expecting it and I thoroughly enjoyed the event. My acceptance speech consisted of two words: "Thank You!" It was fun and I was proud that my graduate collection won. The highlight of the night had to be mum getting very excited when she met JoJo the presenter, only previously hearing her voice on the radio and a very distinctive one at that, she made my mum smile as she constantly burst into her signature laugh!

A few snaps from the show. 

Photographs by Isi Adebe

hopefully more to come.