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In a labyrinth style catwalk of white corridors and large mirrors in the Conde Nast College of Fashion and Design, award winning designer Jayne Pierson launched her first stand-alone show: ‘…and God Created Woman’.

The show lived up to its title as Pierson showcased spiritual creations that placed the female form at their centre.


The collection featured designs emphasising the female shape, including sculpted breast plates and high-riding corsets.

Creating almost its own zeitgeist, the show featured designs that seemed to call back to times long past whilst simultaneously providing us futuristic looks.  Natural materials such as leather, handprinted with indecipherable symbols, featured prominently - matched against contemporary luxe sportswear and opulent accessories.



Certain looks and fabrics subtly reappeared on the runway in different guises, having almost morphed in nature. For example, one model’s pink fringed shoes would reappear in the colour of a pink fringed fluffy jacket with similar fringe ties.


This echo-chamber like nature of the walk is commendable and clearly Pierson's new collaboration with Fashion Artefact designer Qi Zhang and returning collaboration with Neale Howells has been successful. For a show inspired by the hybrids that emerge from confused historical references, all the pieces and outfits seemed well placed, their contrasting hybridity complimenting each other.


Piersons's daughter also took to the runway, sporting her mother's luxe designs.

A slightly surprising appearance on the runway was that of a child model, a young girl wearing the same leather and sportswear as her older counterparts. Her addition perfectly encapsulated this show’s preoccupation with new and old, brutal and youthful, the historical and the contemporary.

Pierson set out to conceptualise the story of the contemporary woman and the dichotomy of spirituality and survival. She does this but she also shows us extravagance and utility. For every structured architectural silhouette there were delicate lace sleeves, frills and jewels upon vulnerable skin.

The colour scheme also reflected this juxtaposition. Plain colours of sand and tan were adorned with concentrated pops of reds, turquoise and pinks. One area where colour did come to the fray was with eyeshadow, bright block colours shone - emphasised by a harsh brow and plain lip.

‘…and God Created Woman’ shows Pierson’s creation of woman as goddess. The detail to finish was spectacular and the contrast of shapes, colour and design left the room eager for more from this interesting, high-concept "art driven" Welsh designer.


Pierson and her daughter enjoy a celebratory hug at the end of the show

Words: Eleanor Colville, Fashion Week Press, @EleanorColville

Images: Tegan Rush, Fashion Week Photographer,


Just out today - the wickedly cool Vans x Nintendo collaboration can be bought on the UK website here.

The Vans x Nintendo Classic footwear assortment kicks off with four variations of the Authentic silhouette. Travel to the Mushroom Kingdom for the first colorway, the Super Mario Bros. Tie-Dye, which showcases an all-over character print of Mario alongside several “power-ups” and the villainous Goomba over an 8-bit tie-dye pattern. A second color-up features the original damsel in distress, Princess Peach, awaiting rescue from her brave hero. Duck Hunt comes to life atop a digi-camo backdrop featuring the hunting dog and flying duck, and the final execution of the Authentic is an ode to Donkey Kong and incorporates imagery from its first level to present the title character in a unique floral arrangement. Vans’ iconic lace-free silhouette, the Classic Slip-On, appears in the sneaker lineup with graphics and quotes from The Legend of Zelda. A Sidestriped trio of the Sk8-Hi, Old Skool and Sk8-Hi Slim for women pay homage to the NES with prints and colors inspired by the console.  Lace-up styles are trimmed with special details including Nintendo game logos on the tongue label and NES controller lace caplets. For the greatest feature, kick up your heels to reveal Vans iconic waffle sole printed with ‘Game Over!’

To present a throwback-styled, head-to-toe look, the Vans x Nintendo collaboration extends into apparel and accessory items for men and women. Co-branded tees, backpacks, bags, socks and hats are offered in prints that tie back to the Classic footwear. 
Vans invites the newest generation to join in on the fun with sneaker styles sized down to youth and toddler fits. Tiny tykes can get their hands on patterns designed just for kids with characters from Mario Kart and Super Mario Bros. across the Sk8-Hi Zip, Classic Slip-on and Authentic.
The Vans x Nintendo collection is available to all gamers around the world with the collection available this Friday in the US and at international retailers throughout the month. Travel through the warp zone and visit vans.com/Nintendo to shop or find a store near you.



F703 SENNHEISER × FREITAG URBANITE limited edition fuses one-of-a-kind style and a club sound on the move

Sennheiser’s award-winning URBANITE headphones have become the definitive choice for great sound, deep bass, and rugged style on the move. Now, a new collaboration with Swiss accessory manufacturer FREITAG – creators of the iconic messenger bags made from used truck tarpaulins – takes the URBANITE even further into urban style. The F703 SENNHEISER × FREITAG limited edition features Sennheiser’s URBANITE Black on-ear headphones, each of them turned into a unique model by FREITAG, with bold coloured swatches of recycled truck tarpaulins covering the headband. For a complete, individualized look on the move, the one-of-a-kind headphones are accompanied by a sturdy case, manufactured from the same piece of tarpaulin featured on the headbands.

“This limited edition is the perfect fusion of Sennheiser’s expertise in developing innovative audio products and FREITAG’s visionary approach of creating something new and exciting through recycling”, states Oliver Berger, Head of Global Design Management at Sennheiser.

Oliver Brunschwiler, Head of Brand Communication at FREITAG, adds: “With the cooperation of Sennheiser and FREITAG, high fidelity meets high individuality in a one-of-a-kind product. We are excited about the result that will delight ears and eyes alike.”

The F703 SENNHEISER × FREITAG models come in a collapsible on-ear design constructed from durable, high-quality materials, but with a unique twist: The URBANITE’s tough-looking stainless steel hinges and aluminium sliders are enhanced by colourful recycled truck tarpaulin which is used on the headband. Completing the look, each pair of individualized headphones comes with a robust case that is crafted from the very same swatch of tarpaulin used on the headband.

A member of Sennheiser’s URBANITE range, the limited edition delivers an intense club sound with massive bass, with Sennheiser’s audio expertise ensuring excellent clarity through the entire frequency range. With an integrated in-line remote control and microphone for taking calls and controlling music on smartphones and tablets, the URBANITE headphones are the perfect companion to mobile devices. The models’ super soft ear pads insulate the listener from external noise and provide great comfort for even long periods of use.

Limited to 1,500 units, the F703 SENNHEISER × FREITAG edition will be available as of now in all FREITAG stores, at selected FREITAG dealers and at www.freitag.ch

Do you want a pair? We have some to give away and all you need to do is tweet us with the hashtag #gimmethemheadphones - we'll choose a winner at random at the end of the week.




The UK’s most playful, potent and innovative fashion brand, HYPE, has teamed up with Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products on a range of striking SpongeBob SquarePants apparel and accessories.

No-one does prints like Hype.
And no-one does square pants quite like Spongebob.

And now the two meet.

Its unarguable that’s HYPE’s unconventional, vivid and playful character provides the perfect platform for a collaboration with this iconic sponge cartoon from Bikini Bottom. Bringing to life everything from pet Gary The Sn0ail to his Pineapple Under The Sea in a diverse range of unisex pieces; including screenprinted long- and short-sleeved tees, t-shirt dresses, crews, embroidered joggers and shorts, caps and bucket hats, bags and phone cases.

More totally original and totally righteous behaviour from the UK’s boldest fashion brand.

“HYPE is an incredible brand and UK success story, that has expanded internationally, so to partner with them on this line has been brilliant,” said Mark Kingston, GM & SVP Consumer Products, EMEA & Australia, Viacom International Media Networks. “The bold designs of the line really demonstrate the versatility of SpongeBob and the appeal that he and his friends hold for audiences of all ages and interests. 

Available exclusively at hype.co.uk and in the HYPE store in Boxpark London, the select debuts on 12 November 2015 with retail prices ranging from £19.99 to £59.99.

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image002image004Clarks x Christopher Raeburn’s first collection sees eleven styles combining Clarks rich heritage of craft and shoe making expertise and the inspiration for Christopher Raeburn’s Spring/Summer ‘16 collection: Sarawak, a Borneo theme, with the anthropologist Tom Harrison at the centre of the story.image003 

The Salek Sun is the first sandal in collection to be seen and appeared on the catwalk alongside Christopher’s SS16 Women’s Ready To Wear. Woven detailing and bold ankle straps combine with block heels made using lightweight EVA and recycled EVA to create a sandal which is modern yet functional. Webbing and cork are unexpected materials which lend an intrepid feel.