Marithe & Francois Girbaus SS13

Launching this Season after 40 years in fashion, is the French premium label Marithe & Francois Girbaud. A brand that aims to please the creatively dressed amongst us, but remains equally accessible to men more classical in style. The innovative French label, unveils a perfectly executed, avant-garde collection of classic wardrobe staples.

The SS13 collection is divided by two clothing lines. Firstly M+FG Black Label, a contemporary vision of Italian inspired tailoring and british Avant-garde style. With a formal colour palette of blues, black, white, beige and flashes of green, there is a clear nod to suiting. Then, clashed with elements of sport-luxe and trend inspired detailing M+FG Black shows a directional edge to its design process.

The collection includes minimalistic pieces, jackets with deconstructed trench elements and tailored single pleat moulage draped trousers, made informal with a looser fit on the thigh.  A key piece in the collection is a hoof-cut gilet updated in a variation of lengths to add a layering effect to the labels overall look. With rich fabric textures, interior and exterior detailing creating a sophisticated masculine look, to tantalise your senses.

As Europe’s answer to Denim in 1968, Marithe and Francois Girbaud are seen as one of the pioneers of the classic wardrobe staple denim Jean.

Carrying on their labels heritage, the LeJeanDe Red Line is the more casual of the two. This line offers hard wearing guilt free denim with a No Chemical or Watt Wash technique as well as a lazer and light process on every article. The collection is split into capsule themes, the Feng Shui Capsule mixes cowboy and chinese mariner elements such as collarless demin jackets and shanghai style pants. Another is the Biker meets Hindi theme, clashing Hells Angel clothing with an ethnic look from India’s Hindu culture. Fetish embellishment on hipster denim is the idea behind the fly fetish theme and True Blue, celebrates the traditional blue jean of many shades.

Visit http://www.girbaud.com/eng/ to view the collection in full.

UT POP-UP! LON event by UNIQLO

The 7th Man Team were delighted to be invited to UT POP-UP! LON, a unique concept gallery space dedicated to Uniqlo. The exhibition ran from Friday 19th till Saturday 27th April, located at the Hoxton Gallery.

Uniqlo partnered with Vice to present two weeks of events dedicated to Music and Art. With a choice of Tiger Beer or Vodka Cocktails at hand we enjoyed, Creations by legendary artists Keith Haring and Jean Michel-Basquiat and Music from Swim Deep, Wolf Alice, Fred Macpherson to name a few.

We also saw the launch of the UT Camera, a new smartphone video app that turns two second personal lopped video portraits into animation. People were invited to wear a Tshirt from the Uniqlo collection with designs from Ceclia Birtwell, Coco-cola and many more.
Wearing a chosen Tshirt each person did their craziest moves in the Pop up Booth. This was to ecompass Uniqlo’s Lifewear Concept, bringing individuality and fun to a Tshirt.

Today there will be a Pop-up vinyl store open from 12-6pm, go and have a browse.

Thanks UNIQLO and VICE. Visit, to apply for Tickets. http://www.uniqlo.com/uk/ut/

AllSaints Launch Global Campaign

Tony Ward for AllSaints.
Backstage at the AllSaints campaign shoot.
Musician Marques Toliver, one of the campaign's models.

It seems like acclaimed British retailer AllSaints is turning over a new leaf this fall, a very creative new leaf. Under new direction by Wil Beedle, the brand is transitioning with new vibes and energy for the debut of its first fashion campaign. The Autumn/ Winter 2012 campaign is captured on a short film shot by Tom Beard, where an imposing group of creative talent celebrates the label’s innovation and vision in its hometown of London. In this digital era, a conceptual campaign using atypical media introduces a fresh and revolutionary approach.

Featuring a large cast of young creatives and up-and-comers such as painter Tomo Campbell, violinist Marques Toliver, ballerina Vita Kan, artist Phoebe Colling James, writer Stuart Hamond, musical duo Alpines, filmmaker Laura Gosh, singer Sophie Dickens and renowned model and entertainer Tony Ward. This alternative cast is not made up of models in an attempt to display an approachable sense of creativity, beauty and uniqueness; the kind of realism and inspiration that is delivered by the ‘real people’ in this campaign.

The Winter Menswear collection combines elements of East London and the classic rock n’ roll AllSaints recipe with fine, traditional tailoring. The range explores high quality fabrics and smart lines and structure. Classic and sophisticated outerwear in a fall colour palette encapsulate AllSaints’ signature of edgy merged with luxury. One of the highlights is the Warwick suit made from Italian wool and genuine horn buttons. Marques Toliver, the singing violinist, a rising talent from Brooklyn was taken with the coats,’ they are so streamline and cut with all the angles’ in a modern, almost futuristic way. Behind the scenes, Tony Ward talked about his favourite pieces; ‘I like the shiny Cabot boots, the Petrov Peacoat is really cool with the fur collar. I also like the Segment shoe, the creepers, I’m kind of a shoe freak.’ Ward looked ever so effortless cool in the campaign in items like dashing blazers and cigarette jeans.

The print ads are photographed by Aitken Jolly and currently displayed on the brand’s website. Against an industrial scenery, the featured artists and muses pose in their sexy winter looks that are now in stores. This surge of creativity seen in the brand’s first ever campaign does not end here, you can expect more. Music is a dominant feature in the AllSaints mentality, best proven on the website’s segment Basement Sessions which hosts exclusive interviews and performances with the hottest bands and musicians.

http://www.allsaints.com/shop_the_campaign


Feature by Daphne Stylianou.

THE FINEST HOUR

Joseph wears Hat by Philip Treacy, Jacket by Alexander Mc Queen, Shirt by Dior Homme, Bow Tie by Lanvin, Scarf by Aspinal of London and Broach, Gillian Horsup at Grays Antiques
Joseph wear Suit by Dries Van Noten, Waistcoat, Vintage Emporio Armani, Shirt by Sam & Agi, Tie by Brioni and Scarf by Alexander Mc Queen
Rose wears Corset lingerie set by Agent Provocateur and Stockings by Wolford Joseph wears Jacket by Burberry Prorsum, Shirt by Antipodium and Tie by Giorgio Armani
Rose wears Corset by What Katie did, Suspender Belt by Agent Provocateur and Tights by La Perla Joseph wears Coat by Dior Homme, Faux Fur stole at Rokit, Shirt by American Apparel, Tie by Lanvin, Trousers by YSL and Gloves by Aspinal of London
(Left)Joseph wears Jacket, Vintage Commes des Garcons, Trousers by Christopher Shannon, Cape, Pam Hogg Archive, Shirt by Jil Sander , Tie by Gieves & Hawkes and Black shoes by Dior Homme (Right) Rose wears Lingerie set by Bordelle Joseph wears Smokin
Joseph wears Jacket by YSL, Cardigan at Rokit, Shirt by Dries Van Noten, Tie by Ralph Lauren and Pocket Square by Aspinal of London
Joseph wears Shirt by Dolce & Gabbana, Waistcoat by Paul Smith, Bow tie by Gieves & Hawkes and Broach, Gillian Horsup at Grays Antiques

Photographed by Grant Thomas Art Directed and Styled by Kieran Partise Make up by Carrie Jones using Mac Cosmetics Hair by Amber Rose Peake using Bumble and Bumble Model: Joseph Quigley at Storm Stylist Assistants: Dominic Cadogan, James Myhill, and Lana Vukojicic