Sunday, 14 November 2010

Dripping in Luxury: Ethan K.

It's not often that we come across a designer who's pieces take our breath away. Ethan K. jumps to the top of the list in becoming a new obsession.

Using exotic skins such as crocodile and python in a masterful way, his handbags and accessories are truly an art.

It's a funny story how I came to find out about Ethan K. Despite his recent growing success, I was sitting on a terrace with a friend and we asked for the bill, she pulled out a beautiful ostrich leather tan coloured cardholder which is where I almost shrieked, where did you get that? I must know.

It's clear that Ethan has had a huge amount of experience working with exotic skins, and has an extensive background in design . Originating from Singapore, Ethan was raised surrounded by the work of his father who ran a family owned crocodile skins business. He has worked with the exotic skins team in Hèrmes, Prada and Louis Vuitton. As well as studying design at the prestigious London College of Fashion and Central Saint Martins.

And... he does bespoke too...

So, are you drooling yet?

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Getting graphic.

T-shirts these days don't cut it for me unless they have a bold graphic print on them.

I've been all about statements, bold statements for a while, and I love the fact that if you have something to say, you can wear it, whether it's something as bland as "I <3 Paris" or "Metallica," to prints of photos, movies, art, what you choose to wear and show on your t-shirt reflects your personality.

I'm sure you all remember the hilarious Naomi Campbell T-shirt. Need I say more?

When you're looking for something funny to wear, David and Goliath are playful and have some pretty funny prints on their tees.

When you're looking for graphic art, Carbon Tee's Couture range has graphic art prints that are organically printed on different styles of tee shirts. The company source environmentally friendly made t-shirts and combine their own prints using organic water-based dyes.

Music is a funny thing, we all love our own tastes and it seems a lot of us want to share that love with others. I personally collect Iggy Pop T shirts, Zadig and Voltaire did one last season, but they are constantly coming up with rock infused t-shirts with a twist. Its different to the kind you pick up around Camden town. Of course there is also urban outfitters.

Mick T shirt Zadig and Voltaire...

Urban Outfitters Tee

Super superficial has prints that make me smile, and it's very hard to make me smile, I'm a pouter, trust. Victoria Bekham ain't got nothing on me.

Maybe that's what you want, A t-shirt, or a sweatshirt that will make people smile when you walk down the street?

Lazy Oaf have some very sweet designs, I am especially fond of their drawing club collection.

Last but not least, American Apparel and its "Legalize Gay" t shirts encouraging the legalization of gay marriage, and "Legalize L.A." t shirts supporting the undocumented immigrants in L.A. and immigration reform.