Corinne Day

Legendary fashion photographer Corinne Day has passed away after a long battle with a brain tumor.

Born in 1965, the self-taught photographer is probably best know for catapulting model Kate Moss to fame after taking photos of the young model in the early 1990s.

Day's depiction of a skinny young Moss hit the 1990s zeitgeist, which had rejected the glossy glamour of the 1980s supermodel for a gritty and waif like aesthetic. Day shot for magazines including The Face and Vogue and continued to do so up until her death.

Day was also an incredible documentary photographer, and captured the less glamorous side of life through her photographs, including images of her friends going about their lives, and a documentary capturing the battle she undertook against her own illness.

Day lost that battle on Friday.

To view a gallery of Corrine's work click here


Kate Moss was one of Corrine's most prolific sitters

Nice Tats

LN-CC


LN-CC is a new retail concept launching this month and John Skelton, formerly the creative and buying eye behind Oki Ni, is leading the project.

LN-CC (Late Night- Chameleon Cafe) will begin as an online-only platform next month but will be followed by a 5,000 sq ft bricks-and-mortar store in East London in October, which will stock  a mixture of Japanese brands such as Sasquatch and Unused and more established designers like Damir Doma and Rick Owens.

Skelton has joined forces with DJ Dan Mitchell of  Bad Passion music collective to launch LN-CC. Set designer Gary Card, will be working on the design of the store, book dealer Conor Donlon and sound engineer Mickey Boyle will also be consulting. The concept space will initially be open on an appointment basis and inside there will be a library, gallery space and a top notch sound system fitted by Boyle for private events.

Can't wait for a new addition to the London cultural landscape.


LN-CC is expected to will sell womenswear

and menswear
and music. A sound system will support an event space
and books

Wardrobe 19

Wardrobe 19 has been open for just one month and is by far the most inspiring example of menswear retailing Drapers came across in Copenhagen. Owner Martin’s offer exemplifies the Danish obsession with product that exudes provenance and quality. The 23-year-old freelance fashion designer has created a 700 sq ft space that is an ode to workwear. A must visit.

Martin
view from the door
old suitcase used as display shelf
cash desk
vintage sewing machine
pipes & woolen beenies





Larsbjørnsstræde 19th,
1454 Copenhagen
Contact: 00 45 32 14 13 12

Jaeger London Campaign

This is the new Jaeger London AW10 ad campaign. The Drapers team on the whole are really into it (we covered it in the mag this week) but I'm not sure it lives up to the usual standard. The Millennium Wheel-pod location ties with the Jaeger London branding, but it gives the campaign a futuristic rather than timeless edge. Maybe it's grower. P.s love her hair.

AW10
AW10

Pointer x Porter

Gareth Skewis at Pointer told me about this collaboration at Bread&Butter in Berlin back in July and I got so excited it was almost embarrassing. Running alongside their super successful collaboration with Comme de Garcon, this is the latest addition to the Pointer collaborative stable.

Renowned for style, quality and attention to detail, Japanese bag brand Porter makes the perfect partner for Pointer. The Pointer x Porter collaboration is a SS11 collection, so contact Pointer direct.

backpack £210 RRP
wallet £85 RRP
shoe bag £150 RRP

Chrissy Loubs babes

No longer the preserve of well-heeled women, Christian Louboutin is hitting up the fellas too with celebrity fans including Pharrell Williams, Kanye West, and our own Henry Holland blinging around town in studded Chrissy Loub hi-top sneakers.

The new men’s collection has just landed in-store, exclusively at Harvey Nichols, in animal print, glitter, suede and brights.

Henry's feet
glitter £1,535
animal £595
metallic £440

Colour Order

As a kid there wasn't much that gave me more satisfaction than arranging my pencils in colour order.

OCD maybe, but there is something special about the visual appeal of like minded colours running into each other.

It's what makes the cover of Elle Collections such a thing of beauty and The Crash Pad - cushion / stress reliever so appealing. Branding and design agency Inventory is responsible for the Crash Pad and launched their spanking new website today. They do a great line in look books and press and catwalk show invites.

Elle Collections cover
The Crash Pad


The Crash Pad

High Shine Society

For the next two seasons think high shine, think wet look, think polished PU and leathers with lustre.

Prada backed high shine leathers for AW10 using them on double breasted trench coats, while wet look fabrics have been used in a more teccy way by the likes of Wood Wood for the SS11 season.

Even up-and-coming graduates from The Danish Design School used it on SS 11 collections.

Wallpaper magazine comissioned designers Kostas Murkudis and Carsten Nicolai to designing something for their outrageously cool 'Handmade' issue, they chose to make a dress out of nylon and high shine Polyurethane to give it a glossy finish.

So, if it's got a patina, shine on.

Prada AW10
Wood Wood SS11
Danish Design School Graduate SS11
Dress by Kostas Murkudis and Carsten Nicolai for Wallpaper

McQueen inspired prints

Standout dresses for SS11 include numbers from Full Circle and Bolongaro Trevor - both of which Drapers shot for our SS11 womenswear special - and both of which have tuned into the now iconic Alexander McQueen SS10 reptilian digital prints.
Full Circle

Bolongaro Trevor

Bjorg Jewellery

In Copenhagen i've come across so many cool new fashion brands that i'll be writing about in Drapers next week, but I'm not including jewellery in my report, so i just had to bring you this brand on the blog.

Bjorg's sweet and playful cast silver, gold and bronze tallismans and charms are utterly delicious while its long chain necklaces and rings are to die for.

Peace signs, acorns, foxes heads, shards of crystal pendants, thorns and stamped text all feature on bracelets rings and chains. wholesale prices start at about 57 Euros. Have a look at the website.

København part III

Copenhagen Fashion Week 12.108.10

Peter Jensen SS11




Paris Texas

Visited Copenhagen premium indie Paris Texas for the article on cool Copenhagen stores I'm writing for Drapers (which is out next week). I interviewed owner Marie Leonhart she was amazing, so was the store, and so was her dalmatian dog. The interior is striking with butch, aggressive hand grenade light fixtures and amazing wares from Rick Owens, Markus Lupfer and Christopher Kane, but it's shadowed moth shop logo stood out the most and drew me in. Is that weird?


I just think it's beautiful


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