24 May 2010

Scotch & Soda - Spring/Summer 10

From the multi-cultural melting pot that is Amsterdam, Scotch & Soda have been making good quality, high detailed basics with a quirky twist since 1985.

Producing a varied collection of street, work and leisure wear, Scotch & Soda are unassuming and have a personable sense of humour literally woven into their collection on brand and care labels. Contrasts of casual and formal fabrics on individual pieces and stylish cuts on their ‘sportswear’ are a reflection of the brand’s unique personality.

The Spring/Summer 10 Scotch & Soda collection is available now at Coggles.com

21 May 2010

Stag & Dagger Festival - May 21-22 London & Glasgow

If you’re in London today or Glasgow tomorrow the Stag & Dagger festival is well worth checking out. In its third year, the “one ticket gives access to all” festival will give over 5,000 music lovers in Shoreditch access to over 100 of the best new bands, djs, art shows and film screenings.

London highlights include Primary 1, Dalston based Comanechi and These New Puritans performing in venues like Hearn Street car park, Cargo and The CAMP, while on Saturday Glasgow hosts The Antlers, Serge Santiago and Egyptian Hip Hop to name just a few.

Visit the Stag & Dagger website for ticket information -  http://www.staganddagger.com/

Mark Bage

20 May 2010

Long Clothing - Supper Skinny, Super Long T-Shirts

The long and the short of it… 

Long Clothing was created in 2008 by two young, London based designers by the names of Gareth Emmett and Rhys Dawney. The aim was simple - to create super stylish, super length t-shirts with a skinny fit. The Duo stayed away from complicated prints and took their designs back to basics. Simple shapes are used as the brands signature statement with all t-shirts printed by hand, making each one unique.

The Spring/Summer 10 men's and women's Long Clothing collection is available now at Coggles.com

19 May 2010


Acclaimed tattoo artist Scott Campbell featured his first major showcase of works at his debut solo Exhibition at the OHWOW Gallery in Miami last year. He is following this up at the New York Gallery from 29th April - 30th May.  Campbell has a unique style which he has extracted from his tattoo background and applies it in the form of sculptures, paintings and drawings.

The New York Exhibition will feature all new artwork.

Mark Bage

18 May 2010

Grace Kelly - Style Icon

London’s V&A Museum exhibits the spectacular wardrobe of style icon Grace Kelly, tracing the evolution of her style from Hollywood’s most popular actresses in the 1950s to Princess Grace of Monaco in the 60’s and 70’s.

The exhibition features over 50 of Grace Kelly’s outfits together with hats, jewellery and the original Hermès Kelly bag. Dresses from films including High Society and Rear Window as well as haute couture gowns by her favourite couturiers Dior, Balenciaga, Givenchy and Yves St Laurent are on display, accompanied by film clips and posters, photographs and her Oscar statuette.

The exhibition is running at London's V&A museum until 26th September.

17 May 2010

Wearetuktuk - British Designed, Sri Lankan Inspired

Wearetuktuk take their inspiration from the sights, smells and sounds of South Asia. Each piece from the brand is British designed with a Sri Lankan twist, bringing in lots of bright colours, checks, florals and occasionally vintage fabrics which fit like the proverbial glove!

Wearetuktuk shy away from mass production and take a more local approach using small independent factories with skilled craftsmen and tailors at the helm; clothes to look and feel good in this summer...

The SS10 Wearetuktuk collection is available now at Coggles.com

14 May 2010

Best Behavior - Innovative Silhouette & Ultra Feminine Style

Best Behavior is a contemporary women’s design and fashion concept founded by designers Marie Ørberg and Malene Brøchner in 2004. While their brand may still be in its infancy, their ambitious goal of setting new standards in design for women is already being recognised by fashion’s top buyers and trendsetters alike, smitten for Best Behavior’s relaxed yet innovative silhouette and ultra feminine style.

However relaxed the look may be, utmost attention to detail is placed in design – no cut or drape is placed by chance and many Best Behavior pieces are multifunctional, allowing customers to freely interpret the look in a way that compliments their own individual style and shape. Simple colours and an emphasis on wardrobe staples – dresses, tops and cardigans – make Best Behaviour one of the most wearable labels around, full of ‘effortless cool’ common to so many Scandinavian brands.

The Spring/Summer 10 Best Behavior collection is available now at Coggles.com

 Mark Bage

13 May 2010


100 Places features 100 photographs from one hundred different places around the world that are seriously threatened by climate change. The pictures are taken by some of the world’s best photographers and all the places are based on reports from UN´s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

On the website you can see the photographs and find further information and news about climate change and the 100 Places project.

Mark Bage

10 May 2010

Elm Design - Spring/Summer 10

Icelandic brand Elm Design was founded 10 years ago as a knitwear label by Erna, Lísbet and Matthildur - three women from different art and design backgrounds sharing one common philosophy: to design for women you need to understand women. This philosophy clearly manifests in the collections which are favoured by women of all ages demanding eclectic, beautiful and striking clothes.

Inspired by the unique landscapes, art and culture of Iceland, designs are dramatic yet wearable with magnificent evening dresses and military influenced coats sitting alongside everyday basics like skirts, shirts and cardigans, made from high quality materials such as Taffeta and Pima cotton.

The Spring/Summer 10 Elm Design collection is available now at Coggles.com

7 May 2010

Featured Look - The Graduate

"Late 1960's California collegiate style has never been done as well as it was in The Graduate (1967). Classic sportswear punctuated by great fitting sportcoats, slimmed up ties and cropped chinos." (Sartorially Inclined)

J. Lindberg trousers, Oliver Spencer jacket, The Hill-side tie, Paul Smith shoes, Our Legacy shirt.

Shop the Graduate look at Coggles.com

The Wolf+Lamb Experience - 8th May, London

This is a real treat: Wolf+Lamb, Soul Clap and No Regular Play on the same night in the same room in London. Anyone who’s been to a Wolf+Lamb party before knows not to miss this.

Since 2005 Zev and Gadi’s Wolf+lamb label has put out the best in house and techno from the likes of Seth Troxler, Lee Curtiss and Nicolas Jaar along with their own records under the same Wolf+Lamb name. Championing emerging talent and fostering a strong music community of likeminded artists are what Wolf+Lamb is all about, while their Brooklyn New York, Marcy Hotel club consistently hosts some of the best underground parties in town. This Saturday Wolf+Lamb bring with them Boston’s Soul Clap and fellow New Yorkers No Regular Play to The Red Gallery in London’s Rivington Street. Expect deep, playful house and the kind of good fun times that have made Wolf+Lamb one of the most exciting labels in years.

Tickets available here: http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?155589

6 May 2010

The Hill-Side - Handcrafted Neckties and Scarves

The Hill-side takes its name from the Connecticut street that was once home to The Hill-side founders Emil and Sandy Corsillo. Growing up in New England the brothers developed an appreciation for American workwear which would later inspire their Hill-side label.

Today the brothers are based in Brooklyn, New York, where they handcraft neckties, handkerchiefs and scarves out of the kind of fabrics characteristic of American workwear. Selvedge denim, chambray and waxed cotton may make for unusual neckwear fabrics, but the results are striking, adding just enough refinement to make all the difference, while durable fabrics and a casual appearance make The Hill-side accessories easier to wear and longer lasting than their silk equivalents.

Available now at Coggles.com

Mark Bage

4 May 2010

Current Elliott - Spring/Summer 10

Current Elliott was formed in 2008, Los Angeles, by stylists Emily Current and Meritt Elliott.

Frustrated by the absence of denim that they would like to wear themselves, Current Elliott set about customising vintage jeans - an antidote to the sea of ‘dressy denim’ dominating the market. Whether it’s skinny stretch leggings or boyfriend cut jeans, Current Elliott have an ability to produce a super-sexy fit every time. All jeans go through a closely guarded washing process, resulting in a ‘lived in and loved’ look that’s effortlessly cool dressed up or down. Celebrity endorsement and quality worldwide stockists have further enhanced the Current Elliott brand, allowing it to reach cult status in record time.

The Current Elliott Spring/Summer 10 collection is available now at Coggles.com