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Roux Scuro Lookbook

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The second AW14 release from Roux. focuses on the qualities of bold contrasts, drawing its inspiration from the artistic technique of Chiaroscuro, literally meaning ‘light and dark’ and how the strength of darkness often defines light. To fully appreciate the relationship, the project, shot by renowned street photograper Mr Whisper, relies entirely on the natural shadows and highlights produced by the city, with no additional lighting introduced. The continuous focus on prominent angles and obliques the environment casts is distinctive across the shoot. Consisting of a tonal black-on-black varsity jacket and shirt, tonally contrasting sweatshirts and joggers in a lighter grey marl, and three black-on-black t-shirts limited to 48 prints, the collection marks an increase in product categories since the launch in August.

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Roux Autumn Winter 2014 Drop 1

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Drawing on nearly 10 years experience living and working in London’s Soho district, Roux. founder Greg White and those involved with the label continue to be inspired by the people, architecture and style that embody the area and seek to imbue their clothes with the same unique qualities. Roux.’s presence has been achieved in partnership with advertising agency Kastner & Partners in London, by using the agency’s creative strength and resources to bring the label’s vision to market.

The first AW14 drop from Roux. is a collection of carefully considered hand-printed t-shirts, inspired by the often over-delivered, and suggestion that it’s all been done before. Predominantly monochrome in delivery with subtle uses of teal, the graphics follow designer Greg White’s favoured style of bold shapes, repeat patterning and subtle concealed messages.

Printed in the UK onto a soft mix of 50% cotton 50% modal t-shirts. Buy HERE

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London Collections Men Spring Summer 2015, Street Style

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It isn’t just the designers on show that catch the eye at London Collections: Men – it’s the well-dressed and sometimes fancy dressed attendees, too. Here’s a few from around the blogosphere.

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Clarks Originals Desert London

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Clarks Originals have released the latest version of its Desert London silhouette. The lace-up shoe has a look that’s casual, refined, and perfect for any laid-back summer outfit. It’s constructed of rich suede in beeswax with a leather and fabric lining for all-over comfort. The natural crepe outsole is designed to last, while offering enhanced cushioning. The Clarks Originals Desert London “Beeswax” is now available HERE

A Look inside Ace Hotel, Shoreditch

ace-hotel-london-01-630x472Back in June, Ace Hotel Group announced the launch of their first European location in London’s Shoreditch. As it nears its opening date this September, the hotel releases a couple of images of the immaculately designed interior which also shows off their conscious efforts to cater to local culture.

The design approach for the hotel focuses on partnerships with makers that use traditional UK craftsmanship. The lobby is home to a flower shop by Hattie Fox, a cafe put on by Square Mile Coffee Roasters and a full restaurant and bar run by David Waddington and Pablo Flack of Bistrotheque. If you’re still not intrigued, beds come with quilts designed by French label A.P.C. and staff uniforms were crafted in partnership with designers like John Smedley, Assembil, and Gloverall. Ace Hotel continues to provide design and experiences totally unexpected in the hospitality world. I suggest a stay if you find yourself in London. Make a reservation here.

Nudie Jeans Opens Concept Store and Repair Station in London

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“Repairing is Caring” reads outside Swedish denim brand Nudie Jeans‘ new London based concept and repair store. The recent enterprise aims at giving its customers much more than a basic “enter, purchase and leave experience,” with a conceptually driven retail space, as well as services for already purchased goods. Such offerings include free jean repair, cleaning services and 20% off for new purchases if old pairs are returned. The ground level shop is located at 29, D’Arbley Street, near Soho square.

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Burberry London Short Trench Coat

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The hallmark of Burberry London‘s sensibility is modernized interpretations of the brand’s classic outerwear, seen here in the short slim-fit cotton-twill trench coat. Made in the UK from durable cotton-twill in a neutral cream hue, this waist-length trench updates the century-old Burberry raincoat staple. Details include buttoned epaulettes, two button-through front pockets, adjustable cuffs, storm flap and side adjusters. A concealed button front, topped with hook and eye collar fastening, gives way to a plaid cotton lining.

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