Hot in the City – 6 of the best Moisturisers with SPF

OK, so I think we are safe to say Summer is finally here, Lighter evening, outdoor drinking, bbq’s, ahhhh you feel more relaxed already. However, all that outdoor activity doesn’t come without its faults and pitfalls, primarily Sun protection.

Sun Protection isn’t just for fair skinned people like my poor self, it’s something everyone has to consider, no matter what your skin tone or ethnicity.

An estimated 9,500 people in the United States are diagnosed with skin cancer every day, yet many people will put themselves at greater risk for skin cancer over the upcoming hot weather. New data from the American Academy of Dermatology reveals that while most People will use sun protection at the beach or pool, many won’t use sun protection when enjoying other outdoor activities such as jogging or cycling, or even on their daily commute, ultimately increasing their risk for skin cancer. With this is mind we have selected 6 of the Best Daily Moisturisers with a good SPF.

Formulated for men’s skin, Clarinsmulti protection sunscreen is the ideal face guard, offering high level sun and anti-pollution protection in a lightweight, oil-free and water-resistant texture. Designed to help fight against sun damage and everyday aggressors, which can cause premature ageing, it’s the ideal ally when you’re in the city or doing outdoor activities.

Kiehl’s Ultra Light Daily Defense SPF 50 intensely moisturises skin while keeping it well protected from the damaging effects of sun exposure that often leads to dark spots and wrinkles. Oil-free, this innovative formula utilises a high level of sun filters Mexory SX and Mexoryl XI to provide skin with effective UVA and UVB broad-spectrum sunscreen protection

Dermalogica’s Prisma Protect is a light-activated moisturiser. This master multitasker uses powerful antioxidant technology to help protect skin against all of the free- radicals, pollution and environmental aggressors that our skin is forced to face every day. Plus, skin is kept hydrated throughout the day thanks to advanced moisture magnets, so skin is left protected. What’s more, breakthrough antioxidant technology shields against pollution and sage extract helps maintain an even skin tone for a naturally beautiful complexion.

Clinique For Men Super Energizer SPF 40 Moisturiser. This not only offers great high Sun protection, This product awakens fatigued skin and provides non-stop energy by supplying skin with energy-boosting ingredients like Creatine,Adenosine Phosphate, and Caffeine and brightening optics.

Tom Ford’s limited edition Winter Soleil collection is designed with global travel in mind. It’s little wonder then why this Face Protector promotes high SPF 50 UV protection technology. Infused with antioxidants and anti-irritants, it’s designed to illuminate the complexion without the sun’s rays. This lightweight formula can be applied when needed on the face and body.

Harry’s Face Lotion is a hydrating, hardworking moisturiser with SPF 15, providing comprehensive sun protection, great for the summer months.  Including shea butter to moisturise the skin as well as a subtle hint of mint to refresh plus SPF to protect. Complete in a 50ml durable, hand luggage friendly bottle, making travelling easy

 

Dressed to Kill – Hawes & Curtis X The Mousetrap

Who doesn’t love a good ‘Whodunit’ ? Now, surely there certainly isn’t any better example then the, literally, legendary Agatha Christie’s murder mystery The Mousetrap !

Currently playing at St.Martins Theatre, London, but first seen in Nottingham in 1952 starring Richard Attenborough and his wife Sheila Sim, The Mousetrapwent on to become the world’s longest running stage production following its West End transfer to The Ambassadors in 1952 and St Martins in 1973 where it has continued to thrill audiences, including myself, ever since, continuing a record-breaking run with over 27,500 performances in London so far. The Mousetraphas been delighting audiences for 67 years and the identity of the murderer remains theatre’s best kept secret.

To celebrate this illustrious landmark British heritage brand Hawes & Curtis has proudly announced that it is the official tailor to Agatha Christie’s Classic. Hawes & Curtis is dressing cast members in its famous Jermyn Street shirts, suits, blazers, blouses and accessories. The cast currently includes Lynette Edwards as Mrs Boyle, Dan Burton as Giles Ralston, Paul Ridley as Major Metcalf, Alan Magor as Detective-Sargent Trotter, Sean Patterson as Mr Paravicini, Sam Heron as Christopher Wren, Mary Galloway as Miss Casewell and Haley Flaherty as Mollie Ralston. However, this isn’t a one off as the brand counts distinguished clients through its doors, including the Duke of Windsor, Lord Mountbatten and Fred Astaire

To celebrate this partnership, Hawes & Curtis has created a limited edition collection inspired by The Mousetrapwhich is sold exclusively online and at the St Martin’s Theatre. The collection consists of silk pocket squares, cufflinks and lapel pins featuring bespoke prints and designs.

Hawes & Curtis CEO Touker Suleyman said: “It is an honour to be the official tailor to the longest running West End production. This partnership truly resonates with our customers and it’s the perfect opportunity to celebrate our British heritage. We are very keen to support the British creative industry.”

The producers of The Mousetrap, Adam Spiegel and Sir Stephen Waley-Cohen said: “We are delighted to be partnered with Hawes & Curtis who, like The Mousetrap, share an extraordinary British heritage. We are certain their excellence of quality and design is the perfect complement to the elegance of Agatha Christie’s iconic production.”

 

Graduate Fashion Week Special

Graduate Fashion Week in London is a mammoth springboard for emerging talent and every year quantifies and strengthens the UK’s position as being the premier showcase to global buyers, creative directors, MD’s, CEO’s, opinion formers and generally the key movers and shakers in the wider Fashion Industry, that the UK’s Universities are producing the next generation of those aforementioned creative movers and shakers, whether from the UK or further a field.

Following on from the success of the previous Graduate Fashion Week collections, now in the fourth year of their partnership, Retail Giants, Tu at Sainsbury’s, has proudly announced the launch of two new menswear and womenswear ranges, including the addition of Childrenswear for the first time. Furthermore, Tu have given two fashion students a scholarship and a year’s paid employment at Tu.

Molly Hopwood, from the University of Leeds, is the winner of the Menswear scholarship. In her designs she explores the universal appeal of design and particularly the effects denim production has on the environment.

As a result of her research, Molly’s collection evolved with designs focused on recycling and upcycling; specifically, the use of repurposed, organic cottons. The collections silhouettes take reference from the U.S Army and Ranchers – celebrating the history of ‘working’ denim.

All the denim used within the collection, including the worker jacket and trousers, contain post consumer waste and are finished using lasering techniques – reducing overall water developed using sustainable materials and techniques across classic use, chemicals and energy. Prints across the collection, featured on shirting and tees, denim styles and cotton shirting. are achieved using digital printing techniques, opposed to traditional processes that require excess water. All cotton garments are composed of either recycled cotton, or cotton sourced through the Better Cotton Initiative

What has been the most important lesson you’ve learnt from this process ?

From this process, is to not be afraid to push boundaries with design. While developing my collection at Tu, I have explored so many developments in the sustainability of dying, denim washing, production and fabrication that I never knew were possible. I think it’s so important to design consciously with the future in mind and Tu has helped me to explore my ideas while considering sustainability at every stage of the design process.

Best piece of advice you’ve ever been given ?

Oliver Spencer has been my mentor during my scholarship this year and he reminded me that sustainability is a journey. We’re not going to be able to solve this issue overnight but every difference we can make now is important.

If you could Style anyone who would it be ?

If I could style anyone I would go back in time and choose James Dean. He’s had such a huge influence on menswear and was the epitome of casual dressing. He also popularised denim in ‘Rebel without a cause’ and made jeans and a t-shirt just so cool.

If you could collaborate with one brand who would it be and why ?

If I could collaborate with one brand it would be Patagonia. They are the pioneers in sustainable fashion and to have access to their fabrics and technologies would be incredible. I just love everything their brand stands for.

In your words, describe the collection ?

It is a sustainable menswear collection mainly revolving around denim and its’ workwear heritage. Fabrics contain recycled yarns and we tried to use as little water and chemicals in the production as possible. The collection has a vintage feel with Japanese printed jersey and patch worked denim.

What was the inspiration for it ?

The key inspiration for the collection was denim’s rich history and culture and especially its’ workwear influences. I was inspired by classic silhouettes and wanted to design the collection with sustainability in mind. I looked to vintage Japanese prints for inspiration for tees and shirts and American workwear for denim silhouettes.

What are the key pieces in it?

I would say the key pieces are the denim worker jacket, the canvas over shirts and the printed revere collar shirts. I think they’re pieces that are great for layering and just timeless pieces to have in your wardrobe.

What piece of clothing best describes you ?

A pair of denim dungarees. Practical and a classic piece, not considered the most stylish but I’m trying to bring them back. Check out the pair in the collection!

Have you ever bought a piece of clothing and regretted it ?

I usually try and shop as consciously as I can however I have often been swayed by a denim boiler suit and always end up looking less stylish and more plumber.

Who is your style icon ?

Elvis Presley. He impacted popular culture around the world through his music, movies and style and remains a major influence in menswear today.

What would be the one piece of clothing you would rescue from your home in the event of a fire?

I’d have to save my vintage denim chore jacket. It’s my favourite second hand find and I’d be gutted to lose such a special piece.

Something for the Weekend

Words by Cameron McLauchlan

In this, the latest edition of ‘something for the weekend’ we’ll be continuing the summer aesthetic as in London and the wider UK we seem to be having a sustained period or good weather this summer at long bloody last!

 

1. Judy Blame (Barry tee) – £65.00

This Judy Blame T-Shirt features designs by the late creative. Forming one of a five design T-shirt collection available currently at Dover Street Market London by Judy Blame.

Judy Blame born Christopher Barnes sadly passed away aged 58 last year, his work and influence particularly in the mid-to-late eighties  will stand the test of time for years to come. Blame grew to prominence in the 80’s as one of the London’s most well-known punks especially within the circles of fashion and the thriving clubbing scene of the time.

One of his most talked about points of significance dates back to 1985, Blame along with John Moore a fellow jewellery designer set-up The House Of Beauty and Culture in DalstonNorth London which was a group of similar craft creatives including Fiona Bowen and Christopher Nemeth to name a couple.

Originally known for his design within accessories often creating chains and necklaces from scrap metal and bones. The bones coming often from the side of the river Thames, a method known as mudlarking originating from the 18/19 hundreds he also made other jewellery items and t-shirts.

Throughout his years Blame consulted for the likes of Ricardo Tisci, Marc Jacobs, John Galliano and Kim Jones during his time at Louis Vuitton more recently, highlighting the need for his invaluable angles on bringing the concepts of fashion big league designers to life.

To shop the T-shirt hit the link in the image where you can view the full collection of T-Shirts by Judy Blame.

 

 

2. Needles Side-Stripe track pant (Nude) – £204.95 down from £289.95

This iconic side-stripe style of track pant from Needles has become a totem within the streetwear community, being donned on the regular by the likes A$AP Rocky Tyga and more. Needles has added to a returned trend of looser, straight-fit pants more common than its skinnier counter-part.

Needles  was birthed through the well known American-inspired Japanese store Nepenthes.  Keizo Shimizu Nepenthes’ and subsequently Needles owner broke away from his former store ‘Redwood’ in 1987 and created Nepenthes the following year in 88.

During the 90’s when importing quality US goods became more difficult this is when Keizo decided to begin to create the clothes himself hence the birth of Needles. 

Keizo’s catalyst came when he read a ‘Made in u.s.a’ catalogue which in his own words “started to think that there wouldn’t be any rules to be cool.” He also had a passion for the beloved American sport of baseball as a kid. The time he spent studying at fashion college along with his fondness of authentic American apparel has taken him to where he is today.

Overall Needles, with some parallels to Kapital, takes forms of American inspiration which obviously strikes a chord with consumers worldwide whether it’s their deconstructed cotton shirts to their athletics inspired tracksuits.

Be sure to check out Nepenthes’ store in London and as of recent its online UK Store where you’ll find the latest from Needles and other brands such as Daiki Suzuki’s Engineered Garments and more.

Needles is also available on Farfetch, Net-a-porter, WellGosh and GoodHood.

Nepenthes London Address : 8 Woburn Walk, Bloomsbury,WC1H 0JL.

Shop the pants above by hitting the image:

3. Maison Margeila ‘Replica’ Sneakers – £319.00

Easily Margeila’s most successful silhouette, this particular iteration of the ‘replica’ features a full leather upper with off-white suede overlays. The perfect summer sneaker whether your heading out smart or casual and subtlety flex on those who know about MARGEILA!

The story of Maison Margeila begins in the year 1988 when it was officially founded by the great Martin Margeila. The original idea being to create a single dress-code for all with references to Haute Couture of previous times.

Margeila has the ability to create both wearable everyday pieces and real works of art referring to his Haute Couture collections. All formed with a dystopian aesthetic prominently conceptualised for Kanye West’s ‘Yeezus’ tour in 2013 rolling into 14′ with West wearing custom made mask’s, overthrows, jackets and as equally talked about as the masks ; pony hair high top sneakers. All designed by Margeila.

Originally designing womenswear Margeila now runs a total of 23 lines for both men and women including accessories and read-to-wear with line 14 named ‘Replica’ hence the sneakers name. In addition to the 23 lines Margeila also creates Haute Couture pieces.

“Each garment is marked with a plain white label, fastened by four stitches, which can be cut and removed to render the garment anonymous.”

MaisonMargeila.com

 

This a message from the designer prompting one to look past the name situated on the tag and instead take a deeper look into the design concept and connotation in the garment.

To find out more about the Parisian based house click the image.

for the timeline in the words of the brand itself:

https://www.maisonmargiela.com/gb/lamaison

Hit the image below to shop the Replica’s and the rest of the Margiela RTW collection for SS/19:

5. HIGHSNOBIETY – “The complete Highsnobiety guide to sweet fashion & culture” £40.00 – Available at other retailers.

For anyone looking to become more knowledgeable on the snowballing rise of the streetwear community from origins to to near present day, this book curated by fashion magazine and now pure-play retailer Highsnobiety is both easy on the eye and informative. And looks great on your contemporary Ikea Coffee table.   

Highsnobiety was originally created by a Mr David Fischer and initially formed in 2005 as the result of a streetwear blog run at his time studying in his home country of Switzerland.

Speaking with the business of fashionFischer spoke on finding his niche  

“It was at a time that there wasn’t a lot of choice for someone interested in a creative discipline in fashion outside of fashion design, There was no fit for me in terms of courses offered in Europe.”

In 2009 Fischer moved to Berlin to open the first Highsnobiety office, Highsnobiety now operates on a global scale with further offices in London and New-York. Operating as a fashion and lifestyle magazine Highsnobiety covers all areas of the culture.

Some important news to add as of late, Highsnobiety has now launched its first ever e-commerce platform which will be operating via a drop based scheduling where brands will create exclusive collaborations and wholesale opportunities for the Highsnob platform. To celebrate the e-commerce channels launch Prada exclusively re-released its Linea Rossa apparel through Highsnobiety. More recently Highsnobiety has created an exclusive collection with hit U.S. hit series Stranger Things. 

To Shop the magazine hit the image below:

 

Thank you for reading another Something For The Weekend, we hope you learned something new! Enjoy the sun while it lasts.

REPRESENTING REPRESENT

Words by Isaac Perry

Although the UK is a country stacked with Heritage and known for having some of the highest expectations in terms of quality for our clothing in the world a lot of up and coming brands seem to let us down relying on Gildan tee’s and the cheapest printing methods to WOW us. However, Represent over the last couple of years have taken this into their own hands and have adopted a cut-and-sew aesthetic which founders George and Mike had a helping hand from their Grandmother, who is probably the coolest Nan ever yeah?!

Represent started from humble beginnings in 2012 up North in Manchester originally making graphic design t-shirts for friends, however, the brothers soon realised that there was an actual market for this which they could make money from so they went with it and now seven years later owners Mike and George probably haven’t looked back.

Now in 2019 they are one of the most sort after brands and the once small northern brand has now excelled into a UK phenomenon showcasing in Milan, London and New York fashion weeks as well as being worn by some of the most relevant names in the streetwear scene today such as Leo Mandella, Lukka Sabbat as well as global superstars including Justin Bieber, Dua Lipa, the Migos and many more!

Represent have recently released their FW19 collection and this is said to have taken inspiration from Britpop culture and the ’90s and pays homage to Manchester-born music and a style decade that will forever remain in the memories of all fashion lovers. The collection consists of; Jackets, Hoodies, T-Shirts, Jeans, Trainers, Boots and Sunglasses. Within this collection, there is simply something for everyone with floral, tartan as well as more minimalistic pieces which go back to the brand’s original routes in screen printing with hoodies and tee’s available.

The campaign shoot for this was truly wonderful with them using model Sonny Hall as the face for this collection. Sonny is currently one of the largest models in the industry having worked alongside some of the largest brands within the fashion world. Sonny’s Instagram perfectly showcases him as a person and the journey which he has been through in his life and he often shares his poetry surrounding mental health and struggles. Definitely, an account which you should check out!

A couple of our favourites include the Logo sweater in Red Marble due to the depth of colour and it is a perfect piece for this upcoming fall/winter. Represent have always been one of the brands showcasing a military vibe and their most recent Cargo pants in black have no disappointed and are a piece which should be worn every day! Last but by no means least we have a pair of their Western Boots in Black with a steel toe cap. These are hand made in Italy and are made from 100% leather meaning only one thing. These will get better and better with time so are definitely a piece which you should be investing in.

 

Check Represent out!