Thursday, 4 February 2016

Individuals of Style : Robin from Tiger of Sweden, highlights the utility camouflage trend.

Kingpins Amsterdam: Individuals of Style. mred1970 AKA Dave Edwards

As we see the denim trucker jacket making a key influence in style trends, we notice that the number of different material variations, which each breathe new life and inspiration into this icon evergreen.

Dave Edwards- Also known as Mr Ed1970 on Instagram, has a mountain of heritage inspired garments and uses them to great success with his collection at Petrol Industries.
You can see his instagram profile here.

So sit back and be inspired by the single chest pocket, mini check and tough workwear engineered details.

We love he remade vintage as new- the Helmet bag is having a revival in cotton drill and military service patches.
Watch out for more examples of Military utility combining with denim trends.

Thanks Mr Ed for taking part - enjoy SRx

Amsterdam Kingpins denim lovers: The details of Ron Sanders

If we look at what makes real denim passion, it has to be an overflow of energy and positive vibes and Ron had this in huge amounts!

He decided that today was his day of icons. So that made it easy for me to trend spot him at Kingpins  Premium denim show in Amsterdam.

Usually, I need to warm up my street style targets, to draw out their fashion passion or interesting stories but Ron was really clear about his denim motivation.

He loved his G star jacket because of its workwear and tailored influences, he deliberately loves to mix his denim colours "because that's what he feels is right at the moment."

The combination of super dark denim and bleached light shades.
His particular twist is the sanded beige tint wash, colour mix, and of course the selvedge denim details in the jacket add that element of premium identity!

Hand finished taped edges, Utility pocket details - 

Thanks for taking part. Enjoy SRx

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Denim trend focus. Customised denim by Minime Paris.

The ultra creative collection by Marie at Minime Paris, has a luxury Haute Street Couture statement in superb cutting and fabric selection.

As we saw at the Tuileries expo at Premiere Classe in September, her SS2016 collection really makes a new statement in denim trends.
See full article Creative madness vs Creative Genius on Flash City Visit.

See more at her instagram@minimeParis


Tuesday, 2 February 2016

SCOUT LOOK 46 Artisan Article by Sidney Rhule

Denim trend spotting : Tu Es Mon Tresor - Japan

Here we see an Asian brand and style expressing a European feeling of urban innovation.

This premium denim brand is from Japan, with a French name, which is "Tu Es Mon Tresor".
The statement here is in hand made luxury and creatively individually customised.
This is something special for the Ladies!

The series ran in a few conceptual versions.
The Luxury Chanel - kit has been inspired by European luxury .
Pearls, sequins and prep school bows are the appliqués of choice here.
Retailing for €700 euros they are something very special, but originality never came cheaply.

Enjoy. SR.x

Trend Focus: View 2 article by Sidney Rhule - Decorative denims.

In Issue 18 of View 2, I made an article called "Made by me". Where I looked at 3 denim designers who were each launching their new FW15 collections with really hand finished articles.
Not interpretations, these were honest creations with a design led mentality. This is where design can really make a difference.
Each of the styles in full productions were made exactly from their prototypes and maintained their original ideas all the way through until a hand made production.

Here Laura Weil, working as a consultant at Escada, highlights her hand embellished 'diamante' beaded jeans and this made it back into the final production versions FW15 collection.

Trend reports by Sidney Rhule: Decorative denim in View 2 Magazine.

In issue 19 of View 2, we see Denim and casual trends for SS2016 being based on a mixed series of influences.
The title Co-existence refers directly to the visual and inspirational contrast of trend directions, which make 2016 a treasure box of ideas borrowed and stolen from 1980's, 90's tailoring, and anti fashion style statements.
Here I highlight some of the main influences in denim starting with Denim influences which have a strong statement in personal decoration.

Hand sewn, and embellished, as well as decorative appliqués and mixed fabrics.
For more have a look at the magazine on sale through Mode information.

Or also images are on my personal Instagram. @mukkicool

The Individuals of Style - Trendy Doubles "Ink Inklusive", Amsterdam.

Les Cinq Paris - A lesson in new Urban Luxury.

The launch of the first stand alone store and showroom of the urban inspired Luxury brand - Les Cinq, Paris, was a moment to step back and redefine our interpretation of luxury.

High quality materials.
Well executed design,
Contemporary styling and concept.

Yes, this is what I relate to as luxury design.
8 Passage du Grand Cerf, Paris 75002

Enjoy SRx

View 2 Magazine is out now! With new street style and retail review articles by Sidney Rhule

Kingpins Amsterdam - Denim Ganstas: Bas van der Veer.

This is a Denim Hit man....
Gangsta' doesn't always mean dangerous people..... unless he has a pair of scissors in his hands and is preparing a new collection.

As we see here with Bas, his mind is firmly fixed on his cutting action.
Maybe he will earn himself the title of 'Gansta scissor hands', referring to his love of cutting, and a tailored touch. 
His signature is developing nicely with a twist in seams, a reconstructed functionality and a love of making the impossible possible.

He reconstructed his Jacket and Jeans here as part of a recent project for the Denim School. Re-making pockets and re-fitting and shaping his denim jacket.

We will definitely see more from him, so stay tuned.
Many thanks for taking part.

Enjoy SR x

Amsterdam Kingpins - Individuals of style: Sam Trotman

He is one of the denim experts, usually behind the camera, discovering denim talent and new washes or vintage techniques, and not usually in front of it, unless he's making denim selfies, ..............or popping his 'Las Vegas Mobster' style- (see his New Years Eve party style!) .......... 

........But today is his chance to shine -
Giving the spotlight back to the "infamous Sam Trotman" from WGSN.

You can check out more of his 'denim action' on his instagram blog page @samutaro
Deep Blue is the order of the day for Sam "keeping it real"...........

Kingpins Amsterdam - Individuals of style: Timothy Marcelino

If everyone is moving to the left, to see the future of trends you need to see what's next to break through - The answer is not just as simple as move to the right, but its important to see what's relevant on the left and from here take what's essential with you on this new journey!

Today we talk about the death of fashion, so it is relevant to note that whats new is not always so new, but it has to be the mentality behind it that makes the difference.
New combinations, new moods, new key items.
Identifying with a particular era, is currently essential, but its the link to a new identity that makes the difference.

So if you want to be a style influencer you need to be able to make bold steps.

Take an eighties blue wash statement and express it to the maximum. 
Stonewashed and oversized truckers make it in the mix over and over again, but with the minimal turtle neck, that takes it into some new territory.
Fuller sleeves, larger in the body

Remember it has to be in the mix and never too far away from an original look or contemporary comfort zone.

Wearing a Levi's jacket and topman jeans Timothy is playing his norm core cards quite strongly, and quite coolly! 

Enjoy and thanks for taking part