Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Three Things: Apolis

Doing good never looked this good. Apolis, a term that translates to 'Global Citizen', is a brand built around the intriguing concept of empowerment. Quite simply, Apolis acts as a window of opportunity rather than charity, working with producers around the globe to co-create products whose shelf life is then determined by the markets they are given access to. A clean and rugged aesthetic can clearly be found throughout, and there's no disputing that each item has been executed in true artisanal fashion. However, it isn't just the products that draw me towards Apolis, but also the compelling story to be told behind one, adding a rich context in areas where most of today's brands wouldn't take a second look. 

1. Apolis + Frenchtrotters Market Bag $68
2. Indigo Wool Chore Jacket $298
3. Khaki Chambray Tie $58
All now available from apolisglobal.com

Thursday, 11 October 2012

A. Sauvage for Dr. Martens

With a penchant for fusing progressive details with age-old tailoring techniques, homegrown designer A. Sauvage injects a dose of this radical elegance into his upcoming collaboration with rebellious footwear brand Dr. Martens. Here he presents four key styles in a striking video entitled 'The Student', featuring Craig Roberts - of Submarine fame.

Collection available for A/W12

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Radio Silence

Looks like there's life in the old dog yet. I will be better at keeping this thing updated. I hope.