This is turning out to be quite a big year for Y-3 so far. In celebration of their 10 year collaboration, adidas and Yohji Yamamoto have announced the release of several limited edition sneakers styles set to launch this summer and Y-3 has also released an anniversary collection for Spring/Summer 2011. In addition, the label is also opening a brand new flagship store on Conduit Street in London. Thanks for the invite for the launch party.
Following a soft launch to develop their online presence, LATE NIGHT CHAMELEON CAFE (also known as LN-CC) finally pull the covers of their gargantuan retail concept. Housed in a 5,000 square foot space in East London, the project is the mastermind of John Skelton (formerly of oki-ni and Harrods) and Daniel Mitchell with design by Gary Card. The collection list is long and expansive involving both fashion, music and books for a true lifestyle experience. Three different rooms each embody their own theme with a further music room, book and record section and a working studio. For more information, head over toLN-CC.com.
Flawlessly merging a unique interior aesthetic with an eclectic menswear collection, Hostem
is what the red-blooded gentlemen of East London have been waiting for.
Owner James Brown cut the ribbon three months ago, yearning for “a space in which I could support the brands I really believed in.” Once inside this emporium of reclaimed antiquity, James’ ethos shapes your entire retail experience, bringing together an inventive mix of luxe streetwear and exclusive handmade tailoring from unfathomably talented designers such as Casely Hayford, Visvim, Dr Romanelli, Ann Demeulemeester and Damir Doma.
Hostem houses two main rooms realised by celebrated interior design duo Jamesplumb, who engineered each space to appeal to the different requirements of a modern man’s wardrobe. The first attends to casual desires with snazzy sneakers tempting from their concrete plinths, while classic cottons and comfy cashmeres hang from bespoke, hand-bent metal rails.
Room two concentrates on the niche, with hand-painted hessian wall panels and a more visionary array of clothing, allowing shoppers to lose themselves in the luxury of every tiny detail— from the cut of a Geoffrey B. Small trouser to the feel of the re-claimed church pew you perch on to decide whether you can justify an acquisition from the impressive jewelry and fragrance selections too.
More than just another East London menswear boutique, Hostem is a visceral experience where exceptional, unrivalled collections meet wondrous hand-crafted design, leaving you feeling like you’ve discovered something that no-one else knows about. Best of all—you can wear that feeling home.
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itself was established in 1998 and originally started as a skate shop. Over the years the vision has slightly changed but the fundamentals remain the same, providing clothing that anyone can enjoy, and not just the elitist or the niche. At the start of the year former HIP buyer Mark Bedford bought the business and has since been putting together a brand portfolio that will both educate and excite. Including HUF, UNDFTD, Dickies, Rebel8, Elvis Jesus and one of my personal favourite new brands Levi’s Made & Crafted.
‘The aim isn’t to break any boundaries, we just want to provided decent menswear to decent men, be it that they like football, gardening, clubbing..’ says Mark
Last week saw the long awaited launch of The Chimp Store’s website
check it out here
also if you are in Leeds pop in the store located in the Victorian built Thorntons Arcade