28 December 2009

Teitur - All My Mistakes

Teitur - 'All My Mistakes' is the follow up from the Faroe Islander’s UK debut ‘The Singer’, which was released to critical acclaim. ‘All My Mistakes’ is the album that connects all the dots to Teitur Lassen’s history, combining the best songs from his previous releases onto one introductory disc. It is a bewitching collection of songs using plucky guitars, soaring strings and Lassen’s pining voice. A great combination of Scandinavian folk and clever pop songwriting.

Lyle and Scott - Spring Summer '10

Lyle & Scott Vintage is the brand of the moment. Since 2004 their trademark yellow Eagle has been enjoying a huge revival and cult following, gaining a strong presence in the UK media and band scene. The Spring/Summer ‘10 stock has started to arrive with some great new styles such as the waxed cotton jackets and checked shirts as well as many returning classics like the colourful polo shirts and cardigans.

The Spring Summer 10 Lyle and Scott collection is available now at Coggles.com

23 December 2009

Unmade Beds - Out Now

This is the story of Axl, a wide-eyed Spaniard who travels to London to search for the father who abandoned him, and Vera, a Belgian girl trying to start again after a failed relationship. Both end up in an underground squat surrounded by carefree, colourful free spirits. Eventually the pair’s stories intertwine as they embark on their individual quests. Unmade Beds is an honest, tender and heart-warming film.

22 December 2009

Paul and Joe Sister AW09

Taking note from the mainline, Paul & Joe Sister retains the sophisticated French styling, the clean lines and luxurious fabrics of its grown up sibling. And while the bright colours of the mainline are present in the diffusion line, the vibe is more preppy, more retro, without sacrificing any of the sweet femininity synonymous with Paul and Joe. AW09 is typically chic, with biker jackets and checked skirts adding an edge to paisley print silk tops, floral dresses and kitten print shirts.

The AW09 Paul and Joe Sister collection is available now at Coggles.com

21 December 2009

Animal Collective - Fall Be Kind - Out Now

Fall Be Kind is the follow up EP from Animal Collectives most critically and commercially successful album, Merriweather Post Pavillion. The EP features 5 new tracks that are every bit as beautiful as those found on Merriweather. Fall Be Kind is perhaps slightly darker and more moody than the previous album, yet still adheres to the bands willingness to push the boundaries and explore new styles and layered psychedelic beats amid ambient texture and dramatic space.

17 December 2009

Nigel Cabourn - Mallory Jacket and Waistcoat

Next up in our Seasonal Highlights series is the Nigel Cabourn Mallory Windowpane jacket and waistcoat.

In 1924, George Mallory and Sandy Irvine headed up the Everest expedition, only half a decade after the Great War, in customised military clothing, made of British wools, cotton ventile and mountaineering tweeds, made in Scotland.

George Mallory wore a traditional three-piece Harris Tweed suit with giant sheepskin boots to accompany Irvine.

In 1999, 75 years after their attempt to climb Everest, Mallory’s body was discovered less than 2000ft from the peak of Everest in a preserved, frozen state. Mallory’s clothing, which many believe he successfully got to the top of Everest in, are now held by the Royal Geographical Society and are everlasting proof that this British fabric is all enduring.

Nigel cabourn's Mallory jacket and waistcoat pay homage to this important part of history – to the man himself as well as the islanders of the Hebrides who have woven the magical Harris Tweed cloth for centuries. Both jacket and waistcoat are exquisitely made and cut to give a modern silhouette while retaining the overall style and aesthetic of the originals and they will see you through the coldest of winter months in style and comfort.

The current AW Nigel Cabourn collection is available at Coggles.com.

16 December 2009

Raf Simons x Fred Perry

Award winning Belgian designer Raf Simons is heavily influenced by youth culture and renowned for producing impeccably cut clothes. His collaboration with Fred Perry is therefore a perfect match and the latest collection has taken another distinctive turn with inspiration drawn from the various stages of metal through rusting. Blending cotton with copper and applying it to a distinctive colour palette of silver, grey and rust, the collection looks and feels genuinely metallic and is very wearable.

The current Raf Simons x Fred Perry collection is available now at Coggles.com

15 December 2009

Disney Couture - For The Princesss In You

The Disney couture collection is an up to date translation of the characters we all grew up with, and sometimes dreamed of being! Inspiration has been taken from Cinderella, Tinkerbell and other Disney classics to create a collection of designer jewellery for the Princess in you. Each piece is 14 carat gold plated, some with charms that are embellished with pave clear crystals adding a little bit of 'Fairy Godmother' sparkle!

Disgrace - Out December 4th

This is the compelling adaptation of the acclaimed novel by J.M. Coetzee.

It is a story of a 52 year old Romantic Literature professor who is caught having an affair with a mixed-race student. Because they live in post-Apartheid South Africa this is seen as a huge scandal, forcing the professor to leave the city for a remote farm to stay with his daughter. Unable to escape the realities of contemporary society, a vicious attack by three black men leaves them re-evaluating the definitions of victim and victimizer and oppressed and oppressor. It is a powerful and disturbing film.

14 December 2009

Manchester Orchestra - Mean Everything To Nothing - Out Now

This is the second album from Georgia, US based band Manchester Orchestra. The band seem to have honed and matured their sound and the production from Joe Chicarrelli (The Shins, The Racontours) has added a slightly heavier, gutsy guitar based level to the sterling personal, honest song writing of singer Andy Hull. Comparisons have been made to the likes of Biffy Clyro and Foo Fighters, and similarly to Dave Grohl, Andy Hull possesses a unique ability to strip almost every song back to create a beautiful and poignant acoustic adaptation.

House of the Gods - Rock n' Roll Inspired T-shirts

Founded by Buddhistpunk in 2006, House of the Gods design Rock n’ Roll inspired t-shirts and t-shirt dresses. All garments are hand finished, distressed and deconstructed with raw edges and slashed necklines framing iconic Rock n’ Roll imagery from Roxy Music album covers to Mick Jagger portraits and everything in between.

The current AW men's and women's House of the Gods collections are available now at Coggles.com

11 December 2009

Technique Christmas Party with Wolf + Lamb - Tonight, Leeds

Hailing from Brooklyn New York, Wolf + Lamb (Zev Eisenberg and Gadi Mizrahi) are arguably this year’s biggest success story in underground house and techno. Playing a significant part in the North American scenes renaissance, they have become increasingly sought after this side of the Atlantic too with clubs like Fabric, Watergate and Arma 17 hosting their incredible sets as well as those from big name DJ’s signed to their self named label like Seth Troxler, Lee Curtiss and Soul Clap.

Somewhat reluctantly, the duo are starting to receive the credit they deserve for their record label, productions, club and DJ sets. Their sound has moved from minimal to deep and is elegant and ethereal yet playful, with the emphasis firmly on having a good time; their intimate parties at ‘The Marcy Hotel’ – Wolf + Lamb headquarters and club in Brooklyn New York are the hottest ticket in town.

To listen to Wolf + Lamb check out their website wolfandlambmusic or come join Coggles in Leeds tonight.

10 December 2009

PPQ Quilted Patchwork Dress

In the run up to Christmas we thought it would be a good idea to turn our attention to some of the more special pieces from our Autumn/Winter collections – seasonal highlights if you will. Over the next few weeks we’ll be taking a closer look at some of our favourites from brands like PPQ, Nigel Cabourn, See by Chloe and Haversack. First up is the PPQ quilted patchwork dress.

The Mayfair based label is one of the most talked about of the moment, grabbing column inches for their luxurious and high glamour party pieces, designer collaborations, pop-up shops and cult celebrity following. The AW09 collection has been described as “Park Lane princess meets 60s style” and it shines through in this patchwork dress. An eclectic mixture of woven, silk, tartan and wool patches, it’s best worn with bright tights and heels like the models from the runway show and will add more than a bit of colour to any winter wardrobe.

The patchwork dress and the rest of the PPQ AW colection are available at Coggles.com

9 December 2009

Codeine Velvet Club - Codeine Velvet Club - Out 28th December

This is the band formed by Lou Hickey and Jon Lawler (better known as Jon Fratelli). Lawler takes some of the bouncing agro-pop he made his name for in the Fratelli’s and added a swinging big band with rhythm and brass for style and substance. With the addition of Hickey’s soulful vocals creating sublime duets, you are left with an Art Deco, sexy, glamorous, glam-stomp of a listen!

Although the album is not out until December, you can listen to exclusive tracks on the bandsite.

8 December 2009

The Antlers - Hospice - Out Now

This album is the product of Peter Silberman’s period of isolation in New York.

On emerging he joined with Michael Lerner and Darby Cicci to form The Antlers and add the musical scape to his tragic story. It is a story of heartache and loss for a person suffering - and succumbing to - bone cancer, and it is told brutally and breathtakingly beautifully.

Silberman’s haunting vocals glide over ambient electronic sweeps and fragmented guitars. It is an excruciatingly brilliant album.

7 December 2009

Volta Footwear - An Instant Classic

Volta Footwear, as the first project of Volta, is made to be an instant classic. They make simple shoes to be worn everyday - a one-style unisex hybrid between sneakers and boots, built with made-in-Italy quality. They are comfortable, easy-to-wear and affordable.

Inspired by the footwear development of the last 50 years, Volta shoes are designed to instantly become part of the same history.

The current AW Volta collection is available now at Coggles.com

Paul Smith Black Label

For the autumn collection Paul Smith Black Label combines luxurious tailoring with directional and modern separates. Effortlessly identified by its witty twist on desirable classics, the essence of Black Label lies in its confident, youthful attitude and contemporary style.

Highlights include the black sequinned mini dress with tonal multi-stripe swirl and the grey Shetland wool tweed coat with mesh covered rhinestone collar - the perfect way to add both style and glamour to your winter wardrobe.

The current Paul Smith Black Label collection is available now at Coggles.com

4 December 2009

Edwin - Established Tokyo, Japan, 1947

Edwin – an anagram of D, E, N, I, M (reversing the M creating a W) was founded in Tokyo by Mr Tsunemi, 1947 in response to the expensive and poor quality denim domestically available in Japan at the time. Driven to create his own denims, Mr Tsunemi placed emphasis on sophistication in fits, washes and quality and from this point on, quality, craftsmanship, innovation and integrity have been fundamental to the identity and aesthetic of the Edwin brand.

By 1963 Edwin had produced the world’s heaviest ringspun denim jean (16oz), featuring the famous three-colour rainbow selvedge, which is still being used today. 7 years later they were the first company in the world to develop ‘old wash’ designed to replicate denim worn from its rigid, unwashed state and a decade later Edwin revolutionised the industry again by inventing ‘stone washing’.

Utilising exclusive fabrics, unique technology, hand wash processes, and continual progression in design and fit, Edwin is one of the most highly regarded denim brands in the world, with a cult following reaching across the globe.

In addition to the mainline denim collection Coggles.com is one of the few stockists of the Edwin Vintage collection with each style limited to 150 pieces worldwide.

Fornarina - Romance and Rock

Fornarina creates its own style by interpreting femininity freely and with a fun touch of unconventiality. In 1998 the brand launched its first clothing and accessories collection and established itself in the international fashion market. There is always a romantic and disenchanted air to the collections but laden with rock and glamour influences. Fornarina is designed to be colourful, irreverent and playful, but ultimately has very sexy silhouettes.

The current AW Fornarina collection is available now at Coggles.com

3 December 2009

Them Crooked Vultures - Them Crooked Vultures - Out Now

There have been many ‘Supergroups’ in the past but perhaps non so ‘super’ as Them Crooked Vultures. The band consists of Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) on drums, Josh Homme (Queens Of The Stone Age) on lead guiter and vocals and John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin) on bass guitar.

Basically it is 3 of the most talented musicians in Rock throwing their signature sounds into the melting pot and drawing them together to create a riff filled, stomping, gritty rock and dirty blues epic!

2 December 2009

Priestley's Vintage - One-Off Vintage Treasures

Coggles has collaborated with Priestley’s Vintage, one of the countries finest vintage emporiums to bring a beautiful collection of one-off treasures to the elegant environment of Coggles.com.

Expertly picked by hand, Priestley’s Vintage saves hours of vintage store rummaging by bringing you the most desirable and affordable one-off pieces. An exquisite mix of romantic lace and tulle, sumptuous brocades and slender silks, these lovingly restored originals will add style and glamour to your wardrobe and are the perfect solution for those red carpet moments.

New stock will be added regularly and the collection will expand to include womenswear, menswear, accessories and jewellery by the end of the year.

1 December 2009

Memory Tapes - Seek Magic - Out Now

Dayve Hawk is the man behind Memory Tapes long awaited debut LP. Hawke’s sound captures an almost nostalgic and melancholic feeling with gorgeous, hazy, un-intrusive beats, soft piano synths and wavy, euphoric vocals. It’s like Hawke has taken recognisable elements of records you have heard before but put them together in an exquisite and unique way. Quite simply a beautiful album.

Ames Bros - Hand Crafted Quality

Ames Bros is the brain child of Coby Schultz and Barry Ament. Amidst all the hype of modern design and computers, Ames has remained true to generating a majority of their designs by hand, viewing the computer as a tool that shouldn’t dictate their designs. Since 1995 Ames Bros has created artwork for MTV, Nike, Nissan and K2 Snowboards and T-shirts for the likes of Neil Young, Radiohead, Coldplay, Snoop Dog, Foo Fighters and The Strokes.

The current AW Ames Bros collection is available now at Coggles.com