Monday, 28 November 2011

The Models Handbook Launch Event

Mark your calendars, The Models Handbook, written by Julian from Julian Okines and Fiona Brattle, will be released December 1st at special launch event Wednesday, November 30th at Whisky Mist.  Two hundred of the most well known models, stylists and fashion industry insiders will be in attendance including celebrity guests, Holly Valance and Tess Daly. Don't forget to stop by the photo booth and have your snaps taken.  

By Courtney Beard Fashion Assistant

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

7TH MAN MAGAZINE AW11 Launch Party at Whisky Mist

7TH MAN MAGAZINE celebrated another successful issue with a launch party at Whisky Mist last week.  London's fashion industry arrived in droves as designers, writers, photographers, models, bloggers and other insiders chatted and danced the night away to DJ Laurence Matthew.  Thanks to our sponsors Ciroc, Absolute, All Saints, Vitamin Water, L'Oreal, Guyliner and Tailor Made, the night was a hit.  The Autumn Winter 2011 issue is on stands now.

By Courtney Beard Fashion Assistant

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Limited Edition Supra Skytop

Founded in 2006, SUPRA quickly became one the of the world’s leading footwear brands. Originally born out of Southern California skateboard culture, SUPRA has remained firmly committed to its heritage whilst offering distinctive and compelling products.
SUPRA’s most recent product launch is the limited edition Skytop. It has been designed with a heavyweight camouflage canvas upper, accented with orange highlights, black laces, white pinstripe detailing, and pumpkin orange sole. With only 413 pairs produced, they have been sequentially numbered on the interior of each shoe. 
The SUPRA Camouflage Skytop is available at SUPRA retailers world wide and at

By Alexandra Carr contributing blogger from Central Saint Martins

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Crow's Nest Jewels

Crow’s Nest Jewels is the extraordinary new fine jewellery collection hand-crafted in Austria by 24-year-old dynamic designer Daniel-Phillip Belevitch.
Belevitch founded Crow’s Nest with a desire to fulfil the void in imaginative fine jewellery for both men and women. With his Russian heritage and unique eye for contemporary design, Belevitch’s impeccable craftsmanship thus created his first collections, ‘Dream Feather’, ‘Believe it or Not’, ‘Deluxe Russian Grooves’, ‘Jungle Fever’, ‘Secret Keeper’ and ‘Amulet’
Inspired by nature and with his vision to produce uncompromised quality, Belevitch utilises only the finest of precious and semi stones including white and black diamonds, garnet and blue topaz. Each Crow’s Nest piece is set in 18kt gold and has a signature pear shaped tsavorite. 
The ‘Jungle Fever’ collection includes  ‘Caught in the web’ pictured above – this intricate and elegant piece would be a great accessory for the Halloween weekend.
For further information visit 

By Alexandra Carr contributing blogger from Central Saint Martins

Friday, 21 October 2011

AHILYA luxury scarves

AHILYA, the luxury cashmere scarf brand, collaborate with two artists every season. Most recently, they have joined forces with the French artist Claire Fanjul, to create the “Spring Tondo”. Claire has built her portfolio with an array of engravings and India Ink work; today Le Figaro has cited her as one of “the new names in drawing”.
Manuela Moollan sourced Claire and asked her to create a design for AHILYA which would complement the intricate and complex techniques used to make the scarves. Intrigued by the world of fashion and textile design, the collaboration with AHILYA is a first time experience. 
Entirely hand spun and hand woven in Kashmir and silk screen printed in England, the end result is a design of modern luxury. Using traditions which support the environment, AHILYA won the Ethical Fashion Forum’s Innovation Award in 2010.  All the scarves are hand made using the finest materials and using traditions which support the environment which form its support base. The collections are available in Browns, Wolf & Badger and in selected One & Only Resorts worldwide. 
In store since June 2011, the Spring Tondo is available to buy online at AHILYA Prices start at £250. The collections are available in Browns and in the One & Only Resorts worldwide.

By Courtney Beard Fashion Assistant

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Emma Hart's TO DO installation

British artist Emma Hart, supported by Fujifilm, will launch her first solo exhibition “TO DO” at Matt’s Gallery in London this month. The interactive exhibition includes sculptural video installations using 30 Fujifilm cameras, aimed to demonstrate how the camera can go far beyond its recording purposes and influence the dynamics of an event. The audience are encouraged to interact with the installations, allowing them to experiment both in front of and behind the lens all the while creating their own dialogue. Hart’s decision to use Fujifilm came from the camera’s ability to create slideshows, a function that many cameras today don’t have.

Katie Teesdale, PR Manager of Fujifilm UK says, “It’s been exciting to be part of the process, and observe how Emma’s extraordinary talent and vision has worked with the technical capabilities of the various cameras and has now created a fascinating body of work”.

The exhibition is now open and will run until 20 November 2011. There will also be a publication accompanying the exhibition, free to all gallery visitors.

Matt’s Gallery
42–44 Copperfield Road, London E3 4RR
+44 (0) 20 8983 1771

Post by contributing blogger, Natasha Lai, studying fashion journalism at Central Saint Martins

Friday, 14 October 2011

Diesel and Adidas Collaboration; Part 2

Diesel has teamed up with Adidas Originals for a second time and redesigned six classic Adidas styles, naming it Colliding Worlds Part II.  Taking its inspiration from the Diesel apparel collection ranging from workwear, over-treated materials mixed up with trekking inspirations up to technical nylons- while the usage of rivets, canvas, waxed leather, incorporated within the six most classic adidas sneaker styles suggest a real laboratory of experiments.  
Stefano Rosso says: "It is always exciting to work with an iconic lifestyle brand such as adidas Originals. This capsule collection is an evolution of the previous one, but with even more elements that recall the two brands true DNA. I believe we were really able to take the product to the next level and create something unique for our brand lovers!"
THE FORUM, inspired by London punk has a total black look with studs and check details resembling a bit of Camden. 
THE CENTENNIAL, was inspired by the old worker boot and highlighted with trekking details consisting of resistant materials with vivid colors and suede treated camouflage.  
As its name suggests, THE ZX 700 POJAK is a mix of technical materials used for clothing and sporting goods: neon details, reflective stripes, and military green color.  
THE ZX 700 OCRA is made of nylon and very resistant suede, with a highlight of sparkling colors making it perfect for wet London weather.   
THE STAN SMITH CAMOU is dressed with waxed leather and camouflage print while the rivets, studs and fire stamp add some rock to the sneaker. 
THE STAN SMITH MID has a very much Italian style crafted in leather with overlapping colours due to the different levels of aged treatment.
With the heart beat of the streets and the creativity from Diesel, this collaboration is an instant must-have. 


By Courtney Beard Fashion Assistant

Friday, 7 October 2011

Jaguar Skills at Urban Outfitters

British DJ, Jaguar Skills, has gained notoriety since 2002 for his eclectic 'Mash it up like Y.B' style mixtapes. Jaguar Skills has released a number of mixtapes through various outlets, including BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 1Xtra, and now has a weekly 10 minute mix on The Trevor Nelson Show. He built his profile and learned his craft in clubs across the London music scene. 

Visit Urban Outfitter's Oxford Street location Saturday, October 8th from 6.30-8pm to catch the HoooOOO Tour live in store.  Tweet #UOSkills on the night to be in with the chance of winning an exclusive Jaguar Skills tee.

By Courtney Beard Fashion Assistant

Thursday, 15 September 2011

John Galliano a/w'11 underwear lookbook

With everything surrounding John Galliano at the moment it looks like everyone has forgotten the real reason we once applauded the man himself; He is a designer, a creative and excellent craftsman who has never been short of innovation or charisma and we are glad that the team behind him have never stopped supporting him every step of the way.

One look at the new underwear lookbook of the designer's own house shows how Galliano is truly a master at what he does best;design, provoke and sell!

By Andreas Menelaou Features Assistant & Digital Co-ordinator

See more images from the John Galliano a/w'11-12 lookbook after the jump

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Lighting the way with Paul Edmonds’ candle collection

Paul Edmonds, hair extraordinaire, has added a new collection of premium candles to his ever growing brand.  The limited edition range, inspired but Paul’s mother and two daughters, combines luxury and calming ambience while reflecting each woman’s individual career. 
With his new lifestyle enterprise, Edmonds’ holistic approach brings a lifetime of memories to life for his loyal clients.  “Lucie," strong and sensitive with a feel of foreign travel, mixes green fig and Moroccan spices.  The sweet, loving and feisty, “Naomi” combines a seductive elixir of blackcurrent, geranium and sandalwood for the girl who always gets what she wants.
With the next blends already underway,  soon the Paul Edmonds customer will be able to celebrate the 25 year old brand  by bringing the fragrances into their own homes.  
“It is always a nice experience at Paul Edmonds.  The atmosphere and professionalism is wonderful.  I would recommend his services to anyone.” -Dan Blake, Fashion Editor 
The candles start at £34 and can be purchased from Paul Edmonds London 
217 Brompton Road, London SW3 2EJ 
Available to order on 0844 770 9410

By Courtney Beard Fashion Assistant

Wednesday, 7 September 2011


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It looks like A Bathing Ape® are on collaboration high as September brings an array of beautiful partnerships for the Japanese streetwear company.September 17th sees the release of BAPE's Star Wars inspired collection that will include 5 different designs all featuring your favourite Star Wars characters.

NIGO®,A BATHING APE® creative director, is a famous STAR WARS collector so we were a bit surprised that the collab didn't happen earlier on.The t-shirts for all men, women but also kids( a first for kids in UK) will go on sale exclusively at the BAPE store and not online so you better hurry down there and get yours.

See the full collection after the jump

TEL. 0207 4342541

By Andreas Menelaou Features Assistant & Digital Co-ordinator

Monday, 5 September 2011


Jaime Winstone

On Sunday the 28th of August Diesel celebrated Notting Hill Carnival in style hosting a private Garden Party within Chepstow Villa’s. 
The private party played host to live music and dj sets throughout the day by many Dj's and celebrities including Nick Grimshaw, Toddler T, Kia Fish – The Mystery Jets and Jamie Winstone.

See all the shenanigans from the party after the jump...

By Andreas Menelaou Features Assistant & Digital Co-Ordinator

Friday, 26 August 2011

ASOS launches their A/W'11 Footwear and Made in England ranges

'Made in England' shoe craftsmen were on site taking us through the developing stages of the range.

ASOS launched their A/W'11 Footwear collection and Made in England range at a little soiree in Bricklane with a bit of help from Ketel One Vodka and Peroni. 

By Andreas Menelaou Features Assistant & Digital Co-ordinator
Photography: Stefanos Constantinou

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Diesel Island takes over Field Day Festival

2011 has probably been the best year for festivals and Field Day was no exception. With Performances from the likes of Jamie Woon, James Blake & CocknBullKid amongst others, Victoria Park was a haven for the most creative people in fashion and music this past weekend.

Diesel Island  joined forces with Field Day radio to LIVE stream interviews with all artists throughout the day. The radio station was located within The Diesel Island Oasis a hobo-esque festival inspired are in the hub of Field Day's VIP section.

7thMan was invited to kick-back and relax with the Diesel bunch and our celebrity friends and we have all the madness captured on film!

Have a look at the images after the jump

By Andreas Menelaou Features Assistant

G-Star RAW by Marc Newson for A/W'11-12

The idea of luxury streetwear is one that's been offered by many fashion connoisseurs in current seasons each giving their own interpretation of the 'movement'; but if we had to choose one designer that masterfully tackles the streets in both essence and attitude it would be Marc Newson.

The Sydney born designer continues his successful collaboration with G-Star RAW for the 8th year in a row creating a collection for Autmn/Winter 2011/12 that continues to explore the application of industrial design techniques to simplify both construction and line of a garment.

Even though the fashion aesthetic of luxury streetwear deals with big & bold but still extremely basic designs Newson introduced features such as single-piece arms, hidden pockets and minimal seams incorporating them with strong primary colours and sleek cuts that add a playfully tailored edge to the G-Star RAW by Marc Newson collection.

See more images from the collection after the jump!

By Andreas Menelaou Features Assistant

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Wyld Wednesdays at W Hotel with Erol Sabadosh


Popstar Ke$ha, rock offspring Kelly Osbourne, fashion models, channel 4’s ‘Dirty Sexy Things’ cast (BB and Charlotte we love you) and an array of fashionistas, models, editors, fashion enthusiasts and flamboyantly dressed party heavy hitters were the crowd the 7thMan team came across when we attended one of the now legendary Erol Sabadosh parties at the impeccably glam Wyld Bar of the world renowned and notorious W Hotel in London this past week.
The fusion of fashion and music is one that every artist and designer has to incorporate in their trade as the extraordinary power of both art forms has been so multi-faceted that the combination of the two nowadays acts as a gateway to superfluous positive reception and success.
With Dj Natt Weller (yes that is Paul Weller’s son) hitting the decks first we had time to enjoy an intimate chat with creator and DJ (and now 7thMan friend) Erol Sabadosh, getting all the goss for what seems to be probably one of the most exciting, exclusive and if you ask me very well thought of nights in London Town, over a very pink, very frothy drink that the bartender calls ‘The W Explosion’!

Dj Erol Sabadosh

Now do tell me the truth, what really urged you to start putting on parties like the one at W?

For me it's all about establishing a hub for people at the forefront of what's going on creatively in fashion and music to come together and intermix. I love bringing people together, introducing people and also meeting new people in the process. For me a party is made up of the guests who attend, and I always make sure that my crowds are carefully selected. As a DJ and producer myself I also like to place emphasis on good music and real DJs.

Why did you choose the W Hotel and the Wyld Bar to host this amazing night?

It's an internationally renowned venue with a central location in London, making it possible for us to bring together all the creativity from East London and fuse it with West London decadence to create an eclectic mix of wild spectacle and luxury, subculture and pop culture. I started Wyld Wednesdays where the ultimate goal was to cultivate a new collective in the heart of London based around young creatives and established talent.

 How vital is the combination of fashion and music for the Erol Sabadosh nights?

Both are highly creative industries that have the potential to support each other, for instance what PPQ do with their 1-2-3-4 festival and what Ponystep, for which I am currently a resident, have been doing with Kitsuné. You see a lot of collaboration these days between the two and that's something that I've kept in mind in terms of the events that I like to produce and get involved with. For Wyld Wednesdays we've already had support from Dazed Digital and moving forward I'd like to bring in more brands and publications, such as 7th Man. Fashion is a big part of my world, having DJ'd or produced catwalk soundtracks for labels ranging from Vivienne Westwood to Adidas, and I'm always keeping an eye out for new talent to collaborate with. Given the opportunity I'd really like to work with designers like Damir Doma, JW Anderson and Christopher Shannon and I'd be eager to DJ for Alexander Wang, he always has great parties! Dancing on stage alongside himself, Agyness Deyn and M.I.A. at his Spring/Summer '11 after-party was definitely the highlight of that New York fashion week for me!

The lovely Kelly Osbourne

 If you could pick one celebrity or fashion icon to attend one of your now legendary parties, who would it be?

We've already had everyone from Kate Moss to Jarvis Cocker step through the doors of Wyld, I suppose the obvious choice would be Lady Gaga, and she certainly represents a mainstream fusion of music and fashion, but I'd love to have Courtney Love at one of my parties as I think it would definitely make for a wild night. I like the fact that she gets gifted all these stunning dresses from people like Marc Jacobs and then has the balls to just cut them up and make them her own, it's funny to me and I think she knowingly exemplifies the ironies of modern celebrity status. In my opinion celebrity culture has grown too far out of hand, especially with the extreme proliferation of reality television and disposable entertainment, and I think we need to shift our focus back onto real talent and artistic expression. It frustrates me to see celebrities who can't DJ trying to do so, especially if their fame comes from something other than raw talent in the first place. As somebody who's studied music, played instruments from a young age and taken the time to learn as much as I can about what I do, I take pride in my skills but I always strive to improve and challenge myself and to put these skills to good use.

Now we would like you to share a bit of your wisdom and pass on to the 7th Man readers your top3 songs that are undoubtedly the tunes that ‘can bring the house down’?

It depends where I'm playing, if I'm doing a big warehouse or festival gig I'll drop something like Raven by Proxy to really get people going, and at parties I like to mix things up so I'll throw in a track like Ante Up by MOP to get things extra lively. Picking a good end-of-the-night song is a must too, I really love spinning a guaranteed sing-along tune such as Roxanne or Like A Prayer and seeing the crowd cheer. People also seem to be really enjoying my recent remixes which are all available to download for free on my Soundcloud page, the response to them has been quite overwhelming in a short space of time, which makes me very excited about what's coming up!

More images from the brilliant night follows after the jump!

By Andreas Menelaou Features Assistant
Photography by Harris Kyprianou

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

LYST: A social ‘HAUTE’ shopping experience and more

The fashion industry was hard enough to keep up with when there were only a few fashion magazines, when you were first introduced to one or two blogs and when fashion designers that actually mattered were identified with only a few alphabetical letters DG, GG and LV.
Fast-forward to 2011 and the blogs are endless, the magazines –online and those still surviving in print- countless and new-fangled fashion designers, stylists, photographers even on-line retailers seem to pop-up one after the other with such swiftness and energy they could bring the Duracell bunny to shame.
The way people search for fashion has changed, the approach they choose to interact with fashion is shifting on a daily basis and the interest for fashion is rising rapidly even as we speak. The real question is how do you keep up and how do you discover everything that is out there?
Enter LYST!
LYST is an on-line social curation site that focuses exclusively on fashion.
You didn’t get it? Well, neither did we at the beginning but it is actually a lot simpler that it sounds.
LYST that was founded in 2010 by Chris Morton, Devin Hunt, and Sebastjan Trepca, features the top retailers, stores, boutiques, designers & stylists hosting them under one digital ‘roof’ scandalising you with their latest offerings, up-to-the-minute trends, the best products & their most up-to-date work keeping you informed with what is happening within the fashion world whilst at the same time giving you the option to shop each and every item that has been ‘lysted’.
You can curate your own ‘lysts’, mode collections  and also follow anyone from established fashion houses Balmain, Burberry and Yves Saint Laurent, to novel and innovative designers like Prabal Gurung, ACNE, Olsen’s The Row and Philip Lim. And if that wasn’t enough, LYST immediately filters online products and offers from your favourite retailers and boutiques all around the world straight to your inbox; all you have to do is create your LYST profile!
When becoming a bonafide ‘Lyster’ you can interact with other Lysters, comment on their collections, re-lyst their picks or you can browse through infinite retailers and designers and put together ‘lysts’ that will last you a lifetime. It’s like an ‘haute’ window shopping experience but instead you get to keep everything that you love until you are ready for a purchase, get notified when everything goes on sale and LYST has introduced widgets and verified accounts so you know that the celebrity, editor or fashion house you are following are actually the real deal.
"These new features are part of Lyst's mission to improve the way people share and discover fashion online," Lyst CEO Chris Morton told 7thMan. "We're excited by the early impact they are already having on sales and growth."

So are social curation sites the way for discovering fashion online? Anyone may use it for different reasons; shopping, lysting, exchanging ideas and thoughts, exploring new trends and styles and even though I was apprehensive all I had to do to be convinced was to create a profile!

I am now an officially hooked Lyster!

By Andreas Menelaou Features Assistant

Sunday, 24 July 2011

Asos drops 'Modern Military' on the fashion stratosphere the on-line fashion powerhouse, has dropped some amazing imagery for their Autumn/Winter 2011-12 on us and thought that we definitely had to share with you!

Their latest offering which will hit the on-line store in the coming weeks is called 'Modern Military' and it looks like Asos is putting their game-face on as the preview of apparel and accessories for the aw11-12 collection is so fierce and can only suggest that when the full collection drops the Asos servers will without a doubt crash - from the incoming requests that is!

From utility jackets to parkas and army block coloured shirts and bombers and also my personal favourite the orange block coloured chukka boot, is bringing to fashion war powerful ammunition that are set to cause a magnifying blast within the industry.

By Andreas Menelaou Features Assistant

Friday, 24 June 2011


Our September issue is officially on the tracks going full speed.

This week you may have spotted us jumping in and out of taxis throughout London, casually resting phone in one hand and a starbucks in the other... Or, more realistically - avoiding traffic/reading emails as we impatiently cross the road. Either way you look at it, we have been planning, coordinating and piecing together our 4th issue. Its been an exciting week and the issue is set to be our best yet.

Yesterday saw our editor-in-chief, Dean Hau, celebrate his birthday! Today, in Notting Hill the teams out in full force shooting for the new issue. Although, admittedly not the most exciting photo, here is a low quality shot taken from my blackberry. We think you might recognise the face in front of the camera, any guesses?

Its been a productive and busy week for all of us. And the weekend invites our rejuvenation machines (duvet + ITV2) in preparation for an for an exciting Monday.

This weekend I am off to the country in search of some fresh air and a warm pub. Simple enough. Bringing it straight back to the clothes, I made the assumption I wouldn't get served wearing my fur coat, shoulder pads and bowler hat (am i joking?) in the conservative village of Chedworth. Not exactly wanting to walk in wearing a tweed outfit and wellies. I have been online... have revamped my wardrobe giving me some colour blocking T's. I have been wearing their drop crotch carrot bottoms high waisted (too regularly) tied together with a vintage belt. They have some really cool looks, its worth checking out, especially as they have reasonable price points.

Aside from my weekend away, I am going to be waiting like a groupie that needs to be watched carefully by security, The menswear store opens 1st July on Beak street (just off carnaby street). My overdraft is ready.

By Lewis Taylor Fashion Assistant.
Twitter : @TheLewisTaylor

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

knitwear solved.

Along with pants and socks, knitwear is definitely one of the most worn items by all of us at 7th MAN. The high street provides an array of standard, and somewhat predictable knitwear options that everyone has become very used to.

We've always deemed it important to have a luxurious, indulgent jumper to save us carrying the duvet to work. Out of the office, a stylish knitwear alternative will never go a miss, however admittedly, it is hard to find. That bright red but comfortable hand knitted jumper we got for christmas is great for watching TV, but embarrassing to answer the door in. Happily, but somewhat overdue, we have put it safely to the bottom of our wardrobe as we've found a far better alternative.

AM Golhar knitwear keeps it masculine with somber hues and chunky styles. We are certain that any man can look stylish all year around with these flattering designs. Although it's cliché, the pieces do look great dressed up or down, and hold their own in any context. Consider the christmas jumper worn ironically and only once a year. AM Golhar has quite firmly taken its place.

By Lewis Taylor Fashion assistant