SS20 sees CP Company paying homage to its early beginnings, whilst simultaneously having one eye set to the future. Many of the garments featured this season have been in CP Companies repertoire for decades but we see them here reimagined for contemporary needs and usage.
The process of these shoes which are built in separate parts, from hand sewing the laminated canvas uppers to the final kiln work is only done by the hands of specialist craftsmen at the Moonstar factory in Kurume in Fukuoka, in the north east of the country. Fukuoka is home to Ramen soup and Bridgestone tyres, which may go some way to understanding the Ku-rya process which have made the shoes legend, Moonstar being one of only three factories in Japan still using the originally American process.
Danner boots first came around when Charles Danner came to the west to construct the best boots for loggers that exist. First created in Oregon in 1932, they are still the go to boot for adventure. He wanted to combine his love for the outdoors and wilderness with a commitment to true craftsmanship and quality. This ambition to innovate boots that are more than just fit for purpose still exists within each and every stitch of their latest collection. The uncompromising landscape is the spirit behind the boots which Charles Danner first envisioned in production a century ago.
The latest brand set to arrive online and in-store at Stuarts London is Autry, a 80’s brand being revitalised for 2020. To gain an insight into the upcoming sneaker, we sat down with the Buying Assistant here at Stuarts London to learn more about the brand, what to expect and how to wear it right.
The brand was originally founded by RM Williams himself, an Australian bushman and entrepreneur who elevated to become a hugely successful businessman. In 1923, aged just 15, RM decided to pack up all his belongings and head for a new life in the outback. He took to the outback immediately and began to set up a happy and fulfilled life there. Although he was having to work countless jobs to get by, all the skills of these roles held him in good sted for life and taught him some of the most valuable lessons of his whole career.
A brand and designer that should need no introduction. Paul Smith has been at the forefront of British fashion since the 1970s. The designer originally started in Nottingham, stocking other brands that could only be found in London but soon branched out into self-branded tailoring. Smith managed to traverse the difficult world of fashion ensuring his clothes always remained classic with an edge of fun. The designer has enjoyed a well-deserved mainstay status in British fashion. Creating both clean, modern tailored garments with an injection of colourful flare and branching... Read More
Origin of Japanese Denim The history of Edwin jeans isn’t just a history of the brand but also of denim production in Japan itself. Japan post-war isn’t best known for its obsession with denim and American fashion in general, but a small movement of young men were determined to move away from the restrictive fashion of war torn Japan to embrace an international look. Part of this focus was on denim, and more broadly, the tough, work ready denim of America which was known for its strength and durability as... Read More
Levi’s first began back in 1853, this is when Levi Strauss along with his brothers, opened their very own dry goods business to serve the small general stores of the American West. However, it was not until 1873 that blue jeans were born. Levi Strauss & Co. and Jacob Davis receive a U.S. patent for ‘improvement in fastening pocket-openings.’ By adding metal rivets...
Naked and Famous is prided on spending their time solely dedicated to crafting and sourcing the finest fabric and turning this into the best denim of the highest quality and style. The brand travels to Japan throughout the year to continue to always find the finest fabrics, to working closely with denim mills to ensure they are always innovating their denim to glow in the dark, to cashmere blends and more.
Renowned for creating timeless fashion with only the finest materials from around the world, None of the above is a brand to watch this season. and more to come. Sourcing only ethical weaving mills for all their production, it is clear at the forefront of all their designs is authenticity and honesty. Being lead by a team of designers with over 30 years of experience with the fashion industry, all their collections although vary in products, all stay true to their core values of classic style, exceptional quality and understated iconic fashion.