Legendary British fashion and style magazine founded in 1980. Editor-in-Chief Terry Jones has established himself as one of the most innovative creative directors of his generation, from the covers of Vanity Fair and Vogue, where he was art director from 1972-77, to the innovative designs of i-D magazine.
Japanese sneaker magazine first published in 2004, Shoes Master has rapidly become an internationally-distributed bible for all sneaker devotees. With a philosophy that ‘sneakers are not simply something to put on your feet, there is a deeper sense of fun that speaks to your emotions’, the magazine is a biannual publication showcasing sneakers from around the globe.
Launched in 2002 by Simon ‘Woody’ Wood and acknowledged as the first magazine to document the modern footwear craze as a global phenomenon, Sneaker Freaker has become an unlikely publishing success story. Now also online, it is a daily must-see for sneaker fans everywhere.
The first model comes from Entrepreneur Jazzie B, OBE, is a household name. But his status is not just due to Top Ten hits and best-selling albums. Along with creating the world-famous sound system Soul II Soul, Jazzie imagined that total look known as the “Funki Dred”. It grows and changes every season, infusing all Jazzie’s endeavours with a unique and vibrant brand.
Sébastien Tellier is a modern day enigma. A hirsute lothario, conquering hearts with soulful music that brims with a seductive allure. As the summer of 2010 approaches, Sébastien is preparing to return to the studio to record his fourth album, the subject matter remaining under wraps for now. Fans should also watch out for CASTRA – a two-headed secret project with an as yet unnamed big collaborator.
Stones Throw Records is an independent, underground hip hop, soul and funk record label based in LA. It was started in 1996 by DJ/Producer Peanut Butter Wolf. With a roster that includes Madlib, J Dilla, Doom, Mayer Hawthorne, Aloe Blacc, and Dam-Funk, they can be regularly found representing their unique sound in venues in all key global cities.
Located in Boston in the US, Bodega is an iconic spot for urban youth. Hidden behind a traditional “bodega” (convenience store) is a secret sneaker store. A faux Snapple vending machine activates a hidden sliding door -Inside is an ultra-modern sneaker store carrying limited edition styles as well as street wear and books on art and design. A truly legendary and fresh approach to retailing with second-to-none consumer care.
Destination Paris fashion store colette first opened its doors in March 1997, situated at 213 rue Saint-Honoré. Its philosophy is aimed at reinventing the concept of retail, and the tag line “styledesignartfood” is the mantra through which colette has flourished
Since its conception in 1988, D-mop has been unwaveringly dedicated to exploring unique, cutting-edge designs, advocating creative and quality collections as well as supporting new bright talents. In so doing they have gained themselves the reputation of possessing the most distinctive visions on the fashion scenes around the world. Stores cover all major shopping areas in Hong Kong, including Causeway Bay, Central, Tsimshatsui and Mongkok.
Japanese designer Ato Matsumoto has been a fixture at Paris Menswear Fashion Week since 2000. With a flagship store in Tokyo, the ato collection also includes a womenswear line launched in 2003.
Christophe Lemaire gained his experience with Yves Saint Laurent and Thierry Mugler, where he completed his initial placements, then as assistant to Christian Lacroix from 1986 to 1990 at Jean Patou and Christian Lacroix. From 2000 to 2010, Christophe was Artistic Director of LACOSTE. Twice winner of the Andam Prize, he launched his own label in 1991 and added men’s ready-to-wear to the women’s collection four years later. He refined a fashion inspired by changes in music and pop culture, the mix of attitudes and the scent of freedom that they gave off.
The designer Tim Hamilton founded his label in 2007; just over three years later, he has risen to become a leading voice of New York American men’s wear new guard and is now reaching International acclaim.