A slightly dry week this week I think in terms of new releases and general fashion news. I have managed to get together a collection of mini news bullets for you though which include: high fashion boots from Christian Peau, the Maison Martin Margiela archive and new season drops, a few special offers for you to take up this weekend and some selections by GQ magazine from Topman’s latest Autumn/Winter collection.
As always I will be putting in some products to go with each story, as well as making some picks from the new ranges of a couple of your favourite retailers. So without further ado, we might as well dive straight in to what has been hot this week in fashion…
Christian Peau Boots
We have been banging on about boots here at FashionBeans for the last month or so, and these Christian Peau boots have just dropped at Oki-Ni. They are not all military boots but they do have some weight and size to them all and look AMAZING. I am particularly liking the 2 brown colour ways shown below and think they would make a great addition to your wardrobe for this Autumn/Winter. They also do some major high fashion chunky hi-tops – which as we know is this coming season’s other big casual footwear trend:
Maison Martin Margiela Archive
Sticking with Oki-ni – they have just released another of their amazing archive series this week. I do not think you can find it on site yet, but you can get to it through the link below. This time it features the truly creative Maison Martin Margiela… “Belgian born Martin Margiela is a designer renowned for his anonymity within the industry. Never interviewed and rarely photographed, his ultra low profile is synonymous with the brand’s ethos of discretion and self-awareness”. He always produces great high fashion pieces and creative jewellery each and every season. If you are one of those who like to look “different” and stand out in a crowd, you would not go wrong in quality or design with his pieces.
He was even name-checked in Jay-Z’s last hit “Run this town” (in Jay’s verse), which shows his popularity amongst the rich and famous. Take a look at some of the previous season collections below from the creative mastermind, and spend a bit of time this weekend browsing through the whole archive. It is great photography and also an interesting way of developing your own personal style and tastes:
Maison Martin Margiela New Season
So following on from the archive, if you liked the images above, you will probably love some of these new drops from Maison Martin Margiela for the Autumn/Winter season:
GQ Recommends at Topman
I picked up the latest GQ magazine this weekend and saw a whole section of products that the style editor had picked out from Topman’s latest range. I thought this was odd at first because I always associated GQ with the mid 20’s to late 40’s working professionals audience and thought that these probably would not shop at a traditional low cost budget shop. It just shows how far Topman has come though over the past 5 years, as they have really turned themselves into one of the UK’s most fashion forward retailers for menswear – especially on the high street there is no comparison right now.
They also diversified their range exponentially – so they cater for a whole range of different markets now with ease. You have Topman Design, Lens, Topman LTD and the basic Topman range as well. This means you can always find great quality fashion items at a budget that suits everyone. Props for the MASSIVE turnaround and from talking to a few of the online team there, they all really know their stuff and are looking to get even better.
Anyway I thought it would be interesting to see what type of items they recommended, so I have included some below for you to see. I will put the link to the handy GQ Recommends category as well so you can see the rest:
Each week the guys and girls at MyWardrobe send over an outfit that they have put together for the week using new items they have just got in stock. I thought I might start showing a few of these, because the creative process they go through is really good and I get to contribute my thoughts and ideas to them. This week’s outfit features a great parka jacket from one of the most sought after new brands in men’s fashion… Garbstore.
I know for a fact they have been trying to secure this delivery for a very long time, and everyone who works there is very excited by the collection – which features parkas, shirts, tees and jackets with amazing attention to detail and vintage materials. The outfit they put together includes a couple of pieces from the new range and creates a very laid back, casual outfit with the 2 key statement pieces being the jacket and boots:
This week we have been notified of a few big events that are happening this weekend. Did you know that New Look do menswear? They do some excellent pieces at a great price and this weekend they are having a massive promotion of 20% OFF THEIR WHOLE RANGE. This code has only been given to a select amount of websites, and we obviously were lucky enough to be one. I have taken a hit off a few readers and have really neglected the whole Teen Fashion market and so hopefully this will make it all up to you and those that are looking to expand their winter wardrobe on a budget. Please bear with me though because I am going to be starting (with help from a teen contributor) a teen section soon with low price budget buys and more teen focused fashion tips.
The voucher code for New Look’s massive weekend promotion can be found below along with some examples of the latest range in order for you to see if it is something you want to take advantage off. They are hitting all the major trends for the season with a great quilted jacket, leather look bombers, chunky knitwear, mac/trench coats and all the winter essentials like cardigans, hoodies and beanies. It only lasts this weekend so if you want to save money – you better get there then!
Terms: Standard Terms Apply
Voucher Code: MWAFF20
Starting Date: Saturday, 3rd October 2009
Valid Until: Sunday, 4th October 2009