Anyone who knows me knows that I am a big fan of the Berghaus. I love my fleece lined, windproof, rainproof (Goretex no less) jacket. But I've often wondered why technical clothing must make you look like a geography teacher. Plus, why can't you get a woman's Berghaus in colours that aren't lilac or cerise?
When North Face Purple bought out stylish coats in high-tech materials (not for girls, only in Japan) I thought change was coming, but I haven't seen it yet.
Clerk and Teller's collaboration with Berghaus (here) got it horribly wrong. We don't want the Berghaus shape in tweed, we want a classic coat - a trench, a peacoat - in Goretex.
If none of the outdoors brands are going to do it, then maybe it's up to the fashion brands (ah, fashion saves the world again). Anyway, it's annoying when you want to buy a product that doesn't exist, but is not outside the realm of possibility. Rant over.
I finally found it! It's another one of those things I remember seeing in a magazine ages ago, the copy of which has been misplaced. It's by a very clever man called Gianni Scumaci, who also has a video of the horse being shaved on his website (here).
I was walking down Vigo Street with Alfie today and this caught our eye. Suitsupply is basically Raja Fashions with retail space, but I really liked the departures board for upcoming alterations. Although the poor guy on the sewing machines must be under a lot of pressure.
I came across this by Jason Salavon. It is a full reproduction of the Ikea catalogue using only colour and structure. According to his blurb, the Ikea catalogue has apparently surpassed the bible as the most published print work in the world, which is probably more interesting than the book. See it here.
What a nice surprise in the post this morning. A box full of random goodies from matterbox. Love the Sony Bravia play-doh, Nissan soap crayons and the Sony Ericsson music monster phone thingy. In fact the stuff I love the most is the stuff without overt branding. The Stoli pin badge would be cool if it didn't have a bottle of Stoli as the focal point. When will brands realise that, if you give someone something nice (without overt branding), they WILL remember who gave it to them. And have a warm, glowing feeling about that brand. I am going to start the brand subversion factory, creating branded unbranded goods. Who would like to join me?
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