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Björn Borg – Spring/Summer 2014 Campaign

January 22, 2014

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Björn Borg Spring/Summer 2014 Campaign

Björn Borg has launched their new Spring/Summer 2014 collection, Supernature, inspired by extreme elements of the earth and nature.

Uniøn Design is proud to have have an ongoing collaboration with Björn Borg since early 2013, designing several areas of their sport collection.

For more information on Björn Borg or Union Design click the links here.

 

Levi’s Vintage Clothing – Spring/Summer 2014

January 13, 2014

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Levi’s Vintage Clothing have launched their Spring / Summer 2014 collection inspired by the spirit and heritage of American workwear. All fits, fabrics and details are replicated from bygone eras, Levi’s sources materials from their own archive in their latest collection based around the 1939 World Fair which took place on Treasure Island – a man-made island in the San Francisco Bay.  Levi’s joined the hometown festivities by building an all-electric mechanical rodeo. The futuristic attraction featured 31 wooden puppets that were carved in the likeness of real-life rodeo stars and dressed in custom-made waist overalls, rodeo shirts and hats. To celebrate the 75th anniversary of this moment in the brand’s history, Levi’s reproduced a selection of the garments worn by the puppets in the all-electric, mechanical rodeo.

Check it out here: Levi’s Vintage Clothing

Stone Island – Spring/Summer 2014

January 9, 2014

High end outerwear brand Stone Island has released a video to go along with their Spring/Summer 2014 collection. Rather than the usual ‘short film’ approach, Stone Island has opted to go with a ‘video look book’. The video gives a great overview of the collection as well as focusing on the small details.

The Stone Island Spring / Summer 2014 collection offers the usual range of products including: sweatshirts, light windbreakers, hooded jackets, and parkas, in bright orange, purple and blue, as well as classic black, brown, and grey. Check out the collection which should hit stores in the coming weeks.

What’s everyone’s thoughts on Stone Island? STILL LOVING IT or SEE IT ALL BEFORE ???

Kathrine Switzer | 1967 Boston Marathon

December 13, 2013
Katherine Switzer 1967 Boston Marathon

Katherine Switzer 1967 Boston Marathon

In 1967, five years before women were officially allowed to compete, Kathrine Switzerwas the first woman to enter and complete the Boston Marathon as a numbered entry.  She registered under the gender-neutral name of “K.V. Switzer”.

After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer Jock Semple went after Switzer shouting, “Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers.” however, Switzer’s boyfriend and other male runners provided a protective shield during the entire Marathon.

These photographs taken of the incident made world headlines, and in 1974 Kathrine later went on to win the NYC marathon with a time of 3:07:29.

See at http://www.republicofyou.com.au

Union Design x Brunotti – AW13-14 Snowboard Collection

October 11, 2013

Following on from last weeks post… Here is the AW13-14 Union Design x Brunotti SNW Performance Collection.

SNW Performance is the Premium Snowboard Collection for Dutch BoardSport brand Brunotti. Focusing on high performance and fashion the collection also has an Eco twist with many of the garments being constructed from recycled fabrics. Each style is highly functional with water proofing between 8.000-20.000mm.

This is the first season Union Design has collaborated with Brunotti but we’re pleased to announce that more collections are on the way…

Union Design x Brunotti AW13-14

Union Design x Brunotti AW13-14

Union Design Snowboard Design product for Brunotti

Union Design Snowboard Design product for Brunotti

Union Design Snowboard Design product for Brunotti

Union Design Snowboard Design product for Brunotti

Check out the full SNW Performance range here.

 

 

Union Design x Brunotti – AW13-14 Snowboard

October 4, 2013

Union Design is delighted to see the launch of the Brunotti 13-14 Snowboard Collection. Union Design worked with Brunotti to create the Men’s Premium Snowboard Collection – SNW PERFORMANCE.

Check out the video here:

Collection Images to follow…

A Look through Barbour’s Archives with End Clothing

May 31, 2013

Contemporary Menswear store End Clothing (Newcastle upon Tyne, UK) recently took the opportunity to explore local brand Barbour’s HQ. Here is a selection of stunning jackets from Barbour’s archive room. The collection encompasses garments that date back to 1910 and features not only well-worn jackets, but jackets that look as if they’ve barely been touched over the years, too.

a-look-through-barbours-archives-with-end-clothing-01-630x420First up is Uncle Harry’s coat, the earliest coat in the archives dating back to 1910. It is a double-breasted jacket designed to protect the wearer against foul weather in all situations and features a velvet collar and waxed thread for waterproofing.

a-look-through-barbours-archives-with-end-clothing-02-630x420Pictured next is a cape-style jacket from the 1920s. Although it bares little resemblance to what we recognize as typical of Barbour today, the jacket was wildly popular in its time, with thousands produced and sold. Designed to meet the needs of horsemen, the jacket was created to protect those who faced the elements on top of their horses as carriage drivers.

a-look-through-barbours-archives-with-end-clothing-03-630x420Shown in picture three is the A7 International. Originally sold with an accompanying pair of trousers, the jacket was created with a comprehensive list of features designed to aid and improve the motorcycle rider’s experience. The chest pocket was set at an angle to allow gloved hands easy access to maps, the collar was cut short to create room for a pudding bowl helmet and the jacket was belted in order to give it some aerodynamics, preventing it from flapping about in the wind.

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Featured in both picture four and five are two Solway jackets each aged differently. The Solway jacket first appeared in the 1970s and was one of the first country jackets. It is this use in Britain’s countryside that has created these two remarkably different jackets. The first has been lavished with frequent coatings of wax, accompanied with a build-up of grease and dirt which has given it this rich, almost leather-style appearance. The second has been left untreated, allowing the elements to strip it of its original wax coating, leaving it with the lightweight feel of a normal cotton jacket.

a-look-through-barbours-archives-with-end-clothing-06-630x420Shown in image six is the Longshore Smock. Made in 1938 as the predecessor to the Solway, the Longshore Smock continues to show Barbour’s primary concern, comfort and functionality. Cut generously, allowing for many layers to be worn beneath it, the Smock was worn while lying in the sand, creating more wear and tear on the front and creating the need for the large funnel collar in order to protect the wearer.

a-look-through-barbours-archives-with-end-clothing-07-630x420Next up is an example from the 1950s of the A7 international which retains the recognizable details of the 1937 model, this time incorporating a wool lining. It is this versatility and ease of customization that has constantly helped to propel the brand.

a-look-through-barbours-archives-with-end-clothing-08-630x420The jacket pictured in image eight is the PVC jacket which was most likely used in a poultry factory. And while vastly different from the outdoor styles that have become associated with the brand, contains a selection of the functional details that made them great.

a-look-through-barbours-archives-with-end-clothing-09-630x420Last up is a subdued version of Barbour’s Motoring jacket. Designed to be worn while driving an open-topped car, the wearer actually sits in the jacket offering three layers of protection at the front, where the worst of the elements would hit the driver. As with many of the styles in the archive, it is lined with a unique tartan fabric and retains the angled map pocket and corduroy collar that have now become hallmarks of the brand.

Garment description text from High Snobiety

‘Vertical Horizon’ Photographs of Hong Kong – Romain Jacquet-Lagreze

April 29, 2013

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‘Vertical Horizon’ is a photographic journey by French graphic artist Romain Jacquet-Lagreze through the relentlessly dense metropolis of Hong Kong. Depicting a visual record of the sprawling city through vertical upshots of skyscrapers and architecture, the images induce a kind of reverse vertigo, whilst giving a fascinating insight into the city’s atmosphere. The collection is presented in a hard-cover book, and here is a selection of what it contains.

You check out more of his work here.

I also did a series of Hong Kong Building shots a couple of years ago. You can check them out here.

The North Face Purple Label x Nanamica – Mountain Wind Parka

April 19, 2013

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The North Face and Nanamica have teamed up to launch a range of Mountain Wind Parkas in a large selection of pop colours. The jackets key features are; contrasting zippers, x3 needle stitching and a subtle rip-stop fabric. The material used is Pertex Nylon, a versatile, wind resistant, durable wicking fabric which is breathable yet windproof. The fabric is ultra light and is usually found in down jackets and sleeping bags. A perfect light weight summer jacket!

Stone Island Shadow Project Spring/Summer 2013 Video Lookbook

April 12, 2013

 

Stone Island presents their Shadow Project collection for Spring/Summer 2013 in the form of a video lookbook. Like past collections, Shadow Project is comprised of premium technical fabrics for completely water resistant pieces.