The Art of Animinimalism[Concepteur]

Black Penguin Girls Tee shirt, Animinimal

Black Penguin Girls Tee shirt, Animinimal

The Tee shirt has been described as the Alpha and Omega of the fashion alphabet, a timeless canvas that simultaneously expresses individuality and simplicity. Australian born designer Andrew Grech’s  interpretation of this classic piece of clothing continues this tradition and does so successfully with Animinimal. Initially, Grech was inspired to create a collection that married both fashion and music exemplified by his early conceptions of the brand ‘the white stag headphone t-shirt.’

White Stag, Animinimal

White Stag, Animinimal

Recently, Animinimal’s  reach has spread like wildfire throughout the UK – stalls in London, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Stirling and Glasgow and making appearances in fashion shows such as Nightwalk, Bold Souls, Glasgow University Magazines Launch Party and the International Students Fashion Show. Importantly, the brand has expanded  by releasing vests, jumpers and hoodies to its collection. Rest assured, Animinimal continues to prove that it is the perfect bedfellow/companion for the tee-shirt and jeans types and hedonist club goers. The sky is the limit for this brand which we acknowledged as one of our favourite collections in the 2013 International Student Fashion Show. Love, Share & Be Inspired.

Black octo white hoodie

Black octo white hoodie

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CHomicz Fashion [Concepteur]

Model :Klara Chomicz Designer: Joanna Chomicz

Model :Klara Chomicz
Designer: Joanna Chomicz

Chomicz Fashion is the stellar creative outlet of Joanna Chomicz, a Polish born, now Glasgow based designer.  We were first introduced to Joanna’s female driven eccentric, bold and unconventional collection  that was modeled at the 2013 International Student Fashion Show hosted by Jake Mood.  Her collection reflected the work of a designer that was willing to make brave artistic statements, an element of playfulness in fashion and importantly experience. Joanna’s well fitted clothing and sewed couture are a reflection of her dedication to her art- spanning 15 years of fashion designing.

For more on her collection click here – CHomicz Fashion

Chomicz Fashion,

Chomicz Fashion,

Notably, her inspiration for her individual pieces have come from historical clothing particularly 18th century and musical instruments. One of her pieces was inspired by the shape of a cello which was adapted to the human body. In effect, we believe that her designs are suited for both the runway and individuals who are willing to make bold and extraordinary fashion statements. Enjoy, Share and Be Inspired.

Check out more photos of her collection below :

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Beneath Angel Wings, Introducing Malyka [Concepteur]

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Malyka, is an inspirational lifestyle brand that was formed by three former York University(Toronto, CA)students in 2004. This multi-cultural young collective -Momar Taal  from Gambia, Lavado Stubbs from Bahamas and Fahad Awadh from Tanzania had a strong desire to create a platform that was representative of their respective cultural background, views and  ideas. Notably, the brand has grown to represent various youth cultures and garnered a growing international following – North America, Europe, Africa and The Caribbean. Malyka clothing is  not only enriched with culture and tradition but exudes elements of pan-africanism, individuality, artistic expression and importantly freedom. Arguably, these individuals are at the forefront of  Afro-Caribbean designers who are brave enough  to make bold statements with their art. Enjoy, share and be inspired.

Shop here – Malyka

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Introducing The Duttybreed Clothing Company [Concepteur]

The tee shirt is one of the simplest items of clothing – a practical and reliable canvas for your individuality. This most simple garment first found fame when James Dean rocked a plain, white tee in the film which equally made him legendary, Rebel Without A Cause. Thanks to Dean, the white tee shirt is still a wardrobe staple however, today it is difficult to find a tee which carries the same allusions of rebellion whilst looking effortlessly stylish. But just launched clothing line Duttybreed is the modern day answer to nonchalant urban swag.

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Founded in Sheffield but now based in London, Duttybreed was set up by a group of friends with backgrounds in menswear. The stand out brand name derives from the West Indian slang for dirty, ‘dutty’ being the alleged phrase of choice the company’s founders would shout out in appreciation of a heavy bass line.

Having just launched this Autumn, Duttybreed is still finding its feet in the world of stylish street wear, but already seems like a vision that will gain fast popularity. Eight different styles are available to purchase from the online shop (http://www.duttybreed.com/) but the collection will be expanding and developing in the new year. The quality of the cotton is both soft and durable and the bold logos are guaranteed to garner attention.

Being such an over-crowded market, it isn’t easy for a new-born tee shirt company to swim above the big fish, equally for the consumer, it isn’t easy to find something unique, individual and of good quality to adorn your torso but if simplistic, stylish street wear is what you need, Duttybreed is the new brand to snap up.

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Pardon Le Dopeness [Concepteur]

Pardon Le Dopeness is a stellar Toronto based brand on the brink of exploding onto the fashion scene. Matt Adam, creator and owner of Pardon Le Dopeness recently unveiled his latest collection of t-shirts, tan-tops, leggings and accessory pieces which draw from an array of influences – Eastern religions, biblical references,  unorthodox calligraphy and provocative imagery  which all mesh together brilliantly. Each individual piece is hand drawn and printed on the softest fabric – blended bamboo and cotton for an amazing feel which has been described as ‘sex on the skin’. Notably,Pardon Le Dopeness’ recent collection differs from its predecessors as it invokes more of a darker tone which can be seen with each individual piece. This shows an evolution in the designer Matt Adam tastes and preference, importantly it demonstrates the willingness of the artist to expand and push the boundaries of art and fashion.

                         Buy online  – Pardon Le Dopeness

Check out the behind the scenes photo shoot of PLD latest release and enjoy the moody musings of Toronto Artist L3mon singing a beautiful rendition of ‘Bang Bang’ here-