Categories / Women's Fashion

Butterfly Print Dress from M&S


Quirky and stylish prints are a surefire hit for retro fashion design, instantly transforming a dress or top into a vintage-look must have. This Butterfly Print Dress from Marks and Spencer takes a cute print and chic cut to create a late sixties look.

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Categories / Film and TV, Men's Fashion, Women's Fashion

Official Mad Men Collection at Banana Republic now available


We flagged it up some time back, but now it looks like the first items in the official Mad Men Collection are now available to buy online at Banana Republic.

The items have landed in the US store (which does international shipping), with clothing and accessories for both men and women designed by Janie Bryant, who designed the costumes for the TV show.

Some examples above and over the page. Above, you can see the lace tipped dress, with short sleeves, a draped neckline, a lace trim at neck and hem, invisible back zip and vented back hem. That sells for $150. The other is the lace dress, which has cap sleeves, a boat neckline and invisible back zip. $130 for that.

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Categories / Bags

Slazenger Heritage bag collection


The Slazenger Heritage collection continues to grow, with bags being the latest to be added to the company's range.

I'll be honest, I'm not blown away by most of them, the majority look trapped in some kind of modern/retro void. But look closely and to the right of the picture and you'll see two winners – a vintage-style holdall and a retro messenger bag, both of which keep it simple and authentic, with just the large logo as detail.

The rest may or may not appeal. You can get up-close to all of them in various colours on the Slazenger Heritage site soon, with prices from £29.99.

Slazenger Heritage website

Categories / Art and Photography, Design and Interiors

Picasso cushion collection at the Conran Shop


Coming next month to the Conran Shop is the new Picasso cushion collection, a range that has been developed exclusively for the Conran Shop, in association with the Picasso Foundation.

The latest cushions feature three different pieces of the great man's artwork – Matador (1970), Portrait of a woman with a hat (1962) and Head of the Woman (1962). All have been created by specialist craftsmen at a mill outside Paris, the cushions combining the traditions of tapestry with art that is anything but traditional.

All are available from September for £69 each. if you can't wait that long, the original collection of three designs is still available online for the same price.

Find out more at the Conran Shop website

Categories / Men's Fashion, Women's Fashion

Polaroid Best Under The Sun archive sunglasses collection


Perhaps now known more for its cameras, Polaroid was once a prime mover in the sunglasses market, producing some iconic styles from the '60s onwards. Some of those are celebrated and reissued in the Polaroid Best Under The Sun archive collection, now available via the Design Museum.

Four styles are on offer, Memphis, Donna, Image (designed by Kenneth Grange) and Rebel. Memphis is the one above, worn by musicians and hipsters in the 1960s, reproduced in premium nickel silver and state of the art TR90 for the modern market. They retail for £69.

Also, check out over the page for the other styles, all taken from the 1970s and 1980s and priced between £69 and £85.

Find out more at the Design Museum Shop website

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Categories / Men's Fashion, Women's Fashion

Banana Republic to launch official Mad Men Collection for men and women


Plenty of labels have produced Man Men-inspired clothing, but from this August, there's an official Mad Men capsule collection hitting the shelves, courtesy of Banana Republic, of all people.

According to Style Bistro, the new line will launch in the US in late summer, presumably hitting the European version of the store not long after. It's been designed by Mad Men costume designer Janie Bryant too, so not just some branding exercise.

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