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