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A student at the University of Exeter, Adrien is one of the most rigourous menswear appraisors out there. He is also the Creative Director of the University of Exeter's fashion society (exeterfashionsociety.com) which organises shows, photoshoots and regular events. For any comments, feed-backs, feed-forwards and questions, do not hesitate to tweet at him via @AdrienBook or email him at [email protected]

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Ted Baker men’s: Survival Of The Fittest

When it comes to terrible weather, The UK has seen it all. However, this year topped it: record heat in April followed by constant flooding in numerous part of the country in May, and to top it all off, an autumn-like summer. Probably inspired by these now dreaded (to say the least) conditions, Ted Baker has decided to name its new Collection “Survival of the…
Ted Baker A/W '12 menswear
Ted Baker A/W '12 menswear
Ted Baker A/W '12 menswear
Ted Baker A/W '12 menswear
Ted Baker A/W '12 menswear
Ted Baker A/W '12 menswear
Ted Baker A/W '12 menswear
Ted Baker A/W '12 menswear

Umbro and John Smedley Olympic collaboration

London is the first city in the world to host the Summer Olympic Games 3 times (1908, 1948 and 2012). Inspired by this heritage, Umbro (famous english sportswear and football equipement supplier) teamed up with John Smedley and his knitwear specialists to re-invent two old classics and give Stella McCartney’s 2012 designs a run for their money.
John Smedley x Umbro Olympics special edition look book
John Smedley x Umbro Olympics special edition look book
John Smedley x Umbro Olympics special edition look book
John Smedley x Umbro Olympics special edition look book

8 cool and unconventional pocket squares

The pocket square is a small accessory that when added to an outfit allows men to express themselves and vary their look without having to buy a legion of different suits. It can add a bit of interest to your appearance without it looking like you’re trying too hard. Suits without pocket squares are called “naked suits.” It has, however, become hard to be original when…

Capturing the dark side

If you were to Google Natalie Tusznio, you would find the usual photos one might find when doing some research on a fast-rising model: a few minimalist shots, a certain amount of portraits, and a wide range of cover and features for beauty magazines. However, photographer Christin Gilbert has decided to let the tiger out by encouraging the model to bring out her “dark side, her…
In the Skin by Christin Gilbert
In the Skin by Christin Gilbert
In the Skin by Christin Gilbert
In the Skin by Christin Gilbert
In the Skin by Christin Gilbert
In the Skin by Christin Gilbert
In the Skin by Christin Gilbert
In the Skin by Christin Gilbert

Watch this designer: James Greig

In my search for the new and exciting, I stumbled upon Graduate Fashion Week and its participants. Eager to know more about these young minds whom will soon shape the future of fashion, I had the pleasure to interview designer-to-watch James Greig as he was about to showcase his pieces. Read the interview after the break.

Milanese Mesh: know your basics

Named after the Italian city of Milan, where it was first created in the late 19th century, the Milanese watch bracelet (or “mesh” ) is today made all over the world, from Germany to the Far East. Due to the tremendous flexibility of the trend, giving watches a both contemporary and retro style, watch bracelets of stylish mesh or fine links are nowadays a permanent feature of…

51% of women spent less than £30 on their handbag: a study on expendable fashion

Just one second of fame OR a short study on expendable fashion. And by expendable we mean a look at just how little university students will spend on a handbag. In the third part of our ongoing look at the rise and fall of fashion in universities, Adrien Book explores the fashion cycle from students' perspective.

Travelteq’s new swimwear range

Travelteq, well known for their reliable travel bags, suitcases and anything handy when on the move, recently introduced a couple of essentials for a sun, sea and sand vacation. Made in Portugal, their new swimming shorts will be a nice alternative to Orlebar Brown trunks and an improvement upon the dozens of Hawaiian prints out there this season.

Yves Saint Laurent to change name

Hedi Slimane, Yves Saint Laurent’s newly-appointed creative director, has provoked a public outcry when, keen to “thrust Saint Laurent into a new era modern”, he announced the decision to remove the founder of the brand’s first name from the famous moniker. The French house will be rebranded Saint Laurent Paris, although the iconic YSL logo will remain the same. This move, however daring, is not uncommon as the majority of…

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