Yukka is your route to fashion from the streets

What is Yukka? Yukka sells the coolest of the cool when it comes to Young fashion, whether you’re into U.S. labels, cool European streetwear, the best of British or following the latest style clippings from the likes of Kanye West, Jay-Z or Rihanna then Yukka should be your first point of call!

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Let’s get to the route of the story…

Yukka is your route to fashion from the streets

Way back in 2003, Yukka’s founder, Robby Sur (Online Fashion Top 100, 2010), spotted a demand for G-Unit T shirts, as worn by 50 Cent who had the world’s biggest selling album at the time. Having sourced a supplier and created Yukka! A seed was planted and Yukka started to grow.

From it’s humble beginnings Yukka has grown from selling a few hot t-shirts online, to becoming the UK’s leading independent retailer of the hottest and most exclusive product from the urban and streetwear fashion genres. Yukka now stocks in excess of 100 brands and 2500 of the hippest products!

Yukka is your route to fashion from the streets…

Robby Sur
Founder of Yukka

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Own Clothing – tshirts and modern streetwear

Founded in 2007 by two individuals with no prior experience or contacts inside the fashion industry who shared a dream of creating an independent clothing company with the key focus being on creativity. Born out of that dream wa OWN.

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The name “OWN” was originally intended as a reference to modern street wear culture, and hoped it would provoke som thought behind why individuals purchase copious amounts of branded clothes and footwear not just to wear but to also “keep them on ice”. Why do we need to have these products? Do we aspire to possess them because not everyone can? Or is it to own something purely for the satisfaction of having it in your life?

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Over time the concept behind the name evolved and caused further contemplation over how plans, decisions, religion and desires can own you. As a brand we produce well executed fashion pieces and graphics that express critical ideas an challenge conformity.

Built on a minimal budget and maximum commitment OWN is sold in some of the United Kingdom’s finest street wear boutiques and direct through our online store. As we continue to do our own thing we hope that you’ll keep up to date with our news, events, promotions and product updates, via the OWN blog.

Thank you for supporting independents.

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Fashion king Yves Saint Laurent dies

Yves Saint Laurent

Yves Saint Laurent, considered by many as the greatest fashion designer of the 20th Century, has died in Paris at the age of 71.

Saint Laurent changed the face of the fashion industry when he became chief designer of the House of Dior at 21.

He designed clothes that reflected women’s changing role in society: more confident personally, sexually and in the work-place.

He retired from haute couture in 2002 and had been ill for some time. Saint Laurent died on Sunday evening in the French capital, the Pierre-Berge-Saint Laurent Foundation announced.

Pierre Berge, the designer’s former business and personal partner, said he had died at his home after a long illness. He did not give details. French President Nicolas Sarkozy paid tribute to Saint Laurent’s “creative genius”.

‘I draw on woman’

“I found my style through women,” Saint Laurent once said.

“That’s where its strength and vitality comes from because I draw on the body of a woman.”

He changed forever what women wear, introducing trouser suits, safari jackets and sweaters, BBC arts correspondent Razia Iqbal notes.

Saint Laurent was a great innovator, helping to revitalise haute couture while making ready-to-wear design popular.

The editor of British Vogue, Alexandra Shulman, said he had helped democratise fashion:

“Before that people had small salons for rich people.

“Saint Laurent brought it to the people.

“He was young and groovy. Pop stars were hanging out with him and younger generations related to him.”

‘Devastating’ news

President Sarkozy said the designer had been “the first to elevate haute couture to the rank of art and that gave him global influence”.

YSL ‘understood what women really wanted’

“Yves Saint Laurent infused his label with his creative genius, elegant and refined personality… because he was convinced that beauty was a necessary luxury for all men and all women,” he added.

Speaking on French radio, Pierre Berge said his former partner had empowered women.

“In this sense he was a libertarian, an anarchist and he threw bombs at the legs of society,” he said.

“That’s how he transformed society and that’s how he transformed women.”

Famous French embroiderer Francois Lesage, who worked 40 years with the designer, said he was “devastated” by news of his death.

“I have never known a designer who would give so much thought to something when it was proposed to him,” he told French TV.

“It is a great grief for me.”

Life of ill-health

Born in the Algerian city of Oran at a time when the North African country was a French colony, he had a precocious talent.

His first collection caused a sensation with its gently flared dresses and jackets that set the mould for 1950s fashion.

Within three years, Dior had died and Yves St Laurent had taken his place. He took the world by storm with his trouser suits, highly coloured ethnic prints and designs inspired by the art world.

Taunted as a schoolboy because of his homosexuality, Yves St Laurent suffered mental and physical ill health for much of his life and he appeared in public only rarely.

Did you know the designs of Yves Saint Laurent? Are you a designer who was inspired by him or did you work with him? Have you ever worn one of his creations?

What contribution do you think he made to the fashion industry?

Add you tribute messages.

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Offplan3D – Virtual fashion design

I guess you are wondering what does a 3D animator have to do with fashion and clothing design. While in conversation with a friend from Offplan3D (a 3D animation company) the conversation turned to 3D design, websites and fashion.

Just thinking outside the box. Infact, thinking virtually outside the box.

Why shouldn’t the 3 elements meet. The clothing industry has developed a traditional method of displaying garments e.g. catwalks and magazine promos but it has been very unimaginative since. We are looking at fashion display standards from the turn of the century, the last century.

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How would the emerging fashion designers of today’s hip urban garment styling and custodians of the modern street thread fair if they went virtual now and again. Designing garments that can be viewed on a virtual catwalk in Brazil, Milan and Paris without leaving the studio or even on Mars, Jupiter, virtual café or carnival. Dress to impress on a virtual street in downtown Tokyo or riding the tube on Hawaiian surf wearing the latest surfing brand before even making a sample.

Is it a good business decision? Well there are some downsides e.g. you cannot feel the texture or try on the garment. However if you are selling garments online already what difference does it make as long as the end product looks and acts like the one displayed. If you are looking to sell to distributors or retail outlets then wouldn’t you want to show your product range in the most existing way and get feedback before going to the expense of producing samples or production minimums. In short get the order before making the product.

Designers of today are passionate about there garments and brands however not many can actually display on location or create the mood other than in the imagination, in conversation or using expensive photography. 3D animation of today is advanced and accessible enough to do it justice and able to represent the designer’s vision to the desired audience in a modern creative context. This is not a new idea, just one that has been waiting for its time. The time has come and the technology is finally available.

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Check out the Offplan3D website for a flavour of what they have done for Architecture, product design and for broadcast. Fashion has even more potential. Now do you get it. Well its just a thought. What do you think?

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Thread – Fashion without victim (BBC)

Thread is the online fashion magazine dedicated to bringing you the latest in eco-fabulous style.

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Ethical fashion is fashion that has been made, worn and passed on in a way that looks after people, animals and the environment. The clothes we feature in thread support this approach, making us essential viewing for fashion-conscious people who care about where their clothes come from. All clothes tick off at least one of these principles:

Made and traded sustainably – clothes and accessories where suppliers of raw materials receive a fair price and workers get a fair wage, with guaranteed rights. Ideally the trade brings new benefits to communities.

Made of sustainable materials – minimising the impact of fashion on the environment. Look out for clothes made from cool, organic cotton that are safer for farmers, garment workers and the environment, as they’re free from chemical pesticides and fertilisers. And clothes made from funky alternatives such as hemp and bamboo.

Recycled or vintage – keeping clothes out of landfill and cutting fabric waste in factories. Many of our clothes are classic vintage items and stylish one-off pieces made from recycled garments, factory off-cuts and remnants.

Ethical fashion is becoming cool in its own right, making the move from catwalk to high street, with a list of celebrity fans such as Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman, Brad Pitt, Leona Lewis and Leonardo di Caprio.

Thread shows you how to get the look you want in an eco-glam way through our unique mix of affordable fashion, exclusive videos, photo galleries and thought-provoking features.

There are so many ways you can get involved from shopping ethically on the high street and buying vintage or second hand to swapping clothes with friends and customising the clothes you already have. There are options to suit your style, your budget and your views. Click here to go there>>>

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Print Liberation – an unconditional love of design for print

The Print Liberation team has done it all. They have designed for small, mid-sized and large clients and created logos, posters and full print campaigns for sneakers, car shares, museums and retail spaces.

They have managed photo shoots for major magazines, started own clothing company; founded a gallery (Black Floor/Copy); authored a book on screen printing (due out in June of 2008) and finally, quit there jobs at large advertising agencies, so that they can do what they do best – work directly with customers to create effective designs for their premium brand/creative business that reflect the Print Liberation’s knowledge of contemporary art, culture and commerce.


With an unconditional love for typography, design, logos, screen printing and creative direction, Print Liberation works hard everyday to make smart and effective design for the world and its people.

Visit: http://printliberation.com

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