Wolf & Badger

When I heard that  Wolf & Badger had opened earlier this year - with the intention of leasing space to up-and-coming designers - I had visions of a student style trunk sale.

Oh how wrong was I. This chic retail space in the heart of London's Notting Hill is more urbane art gallery than degree show.

The store showcases the coolest in emerging fashion, accessories and jewellery labels. Giselle Ganne's bird skull knuckle duster is just brilliant. ♥♥

Window dressing
Skulls by Stuart Richards
 
Inside Wolf & Badger

Wolf & Badger's Josh
Giselle Ganne bird skull knuckleduster
Florence B
Cecilia Mary Robson
Gwendolyn Carrie
Evthokia
Sophia Mann
I heart top hat lights
Josh's tatoos

Denham the Jeanmaker


 Cohesive branding? Check. Beautiful product? Check. Awesome store? Check.

 Dutch denim brand Denham opened it's first London store and showroom last week on Shoreditch's Charlotte Road and I interviewed founder Jason Denham for Drapers [which is out on November 5].

Denham is one of the most exciting new entries to the denim market. It's design ethos is: 'worship tradition, destroy convention'. Rather than being marketing spiel, the ethos is visible in the brand's production of denims - which is rooted in traditonal jeanswear culture - and the brand's use of technical cutting and innovative laundering.




Denham the Jeanmaker
32 Charlotte Road, London, EC2

Roxy x Henry Holland


Injecting chic into snow wear is a challenge, but Henry Holland has delivered on a cool, cosy collection of post-piste skiwear for Roxy Heart.

The celeb studded launch was held at cool Carnaby Street indie Beyond the Valley this week, and with a mounted stag head on the wall and mulled wine by the gallon  glass it felt just like Whistler....sort of.

The Fashion Desk Daily loves the silk studded tops, cosy heart print chunky knit, quilted leather skirt and the printed column dress.

Studded tee

Quilted leather skirt
House of Holland's Jessica Fletcher and Henry Holland
Heart this knit
quilted leather bomber
Henry gets 'air'
stag
printed column dress

Future Beauty

To tie-in with an exhibition running at London's Barbican a sensational book charting the past thirty years of Japanese fashion has launched.

It champions the mind bending genius of Comme de Garcons founder Rei Kawakubo, and designer Junya Watanabe. Kosuke Tsumura's work with Final Home in the mid '90s is celebrated, as is the career of Hiroshima born Issey Miyake.

The book also highlights Japan's future fashion stars and explores the Japanese design aesthetic and the nation's unique street style.



Junya Watanabe Comme de Garcons







Final Home




Yohji Yamamoto





Rei Kawakubo




Jun Takahashi




Issey Miyake

Bleach London

Now not only can you get your nails arted at Haggerston salon WAH nails, but Bleach London has moved in too.

Bleach London offers the latest in folicle funk from '90s grunge, dipe-dyed hair to sun struck balayage or ombre tresses a la Alexa. The hair salon will dye roots in (rather than out), bleach your hair until it's ice white or streak it till it's blue.

Drew Barrymore had a stab at dip dye earlier this year, the less said about that the better.

Leading by example are Dazed & Confused fashion director Katie Shillingford  - who has long been my hair idol, that hot chick Saffron from Republica, and Aussie model Tallulah Morton.

Bleach London 420 Kingsland Road


Aussie model #1 Tallulah Morton


Aussie model #2 Abbey Lee Kershaw


Katie Shillingford dips white in black

Erin Wasson does ombre
Lady GaGa at the Grammys
Alexa Chung

Republica's Saffron

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