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Stranded Apparel a new urban brand, current to our seasons effortlessly carefree style. This up and coming brand is full of great potential with a promising future, here at PAUSE we got the inside scoop into what the brand is about.

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What got the ball rolling for ‘Stranded apparel‘?
I started up Stranded Apparel towards the end of summer 2012 after completing a project about homelessness. I’ve always had a strong passion for art and fashion and felt with this first collection it was all about showing off our brand ethos, whilst making our name and aims known.

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Tell us something we might not already know about your brand?
For every purchase people make 10% goes to Crisis and Shelter.

Name 3 words to describe what represents ‘Stranded Apparel‘?
I feel it’s hard to define a brand in three words! – current, bold and urban.

We noticed you’re all about giving, perfect for this time of year. What pushed you to represent a charitable organisation?
I realised throughout my project that others aren’t as fortunate as we are and felt it’d be good to couple together fashion and charity to create a brand that makes a difference.

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What would be your must have item this A/W?
I am focusing quite heavily on our spring collection at the moment, but we have recently just dropped our fold beanies which are selling well!

Who are your inspirations which influence your brand?
I’m always taking inspiration from where I’ve been and what I see. Two of our tee’s are of two homeless people I’ve spoken too in Liverpool and Leicester and I hope the story they have told me is something that can be seen in the designs.

I have also taken inspiration from a French stencil artist named C215 for one of our pieces. Our slogan inspired by purpose is something that drives me to make sure we continually deliver creative designs.

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Twitter: @StrandedApparel

Facebook: www.facebook.com/strandedapparel

Website: www.strandedapparel.bigcartel.com

Interviewed by Yvonne Jay
Stranded Apparel a new urban brand, current to our seasons effortlessly carefree style. This up and coming brand is full of great potential with a promising future, here at PAUSE we got the inside scoop into what the brand is about.

325356_422945241085201_1665917379_o

What got the ball rolling for ‘Stranded apparel‘?
I started up Stranded Apparel towards the end of summer 2012 after completing a project about homelessness. I’ve always had a strong passion for art and fashion and felt with this first collection it was all about showing off our brand ethos, whilst making our name and aims known.

474744_377686495611076_1500596840_o

Tell us something we might not already know about your brand?
For every purchase people make 10% goes to Crisis and Shelter.

Name 3 words to describe what represents ‘Stranded Apparel‘?
I feel it’s hard to define a brand in three words! – current, bold and urban.

We noticed you’re all about giving, perfect for this time of year. What pushed you to represent a charitable organisation?
I realised throughout my project that others aren’t as fortunate as we are and felt it’d be good to couple together fashion and charity to create a brand that makes a difference.

330237_422945051085220_690464767_o

What would be your must have item this A/W?
I am focusing quite heavily on our spring collection at the moment, but we have recently just dropped our fold beanies which are selling well!

Who are your inspirations which influence your brand?
I’m always taking inspiration from where I’ve been and what I see. Two of our tee’s are of two homeless people I’ve spoken too in Liverpool and Leicester and I hope the story they have told me is something that can be seen in the designs.

I have also taken inspiration from a French stencil artist named C215 for one of our pieces. Our slogan inspired by purpose is something that drives me to make sure we continually deliver creative designs.

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Twitter: @StrandedApparel

Facebook: www.facebook.com/strandedapparel

Website: www.strandedapparel.bigcartel.com

Interviewed by Yvonne Jay
This year the luxury French brand Givenchy  have got so much attention for their unique printed t-shirts with the likes of Kanye West, Rihanna, A$AP Rocky and more sporting the Birds of Paradise SS/12 design below.

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Now of course the t-shirts are gonna cause a hole in your wallet with a RRP price of £560. So we at PAUSE have been scouring the internet to find a great alternative to the french t-shirt labels.

Take a look at the Australian Fashion street-wear label JVP Melbourne, Their t-shirts have the same Givenchy feel with much affordable prices.

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Here’s a preview of five designs we like all starting at $99.00 – a nice £60 in GBP.

1. The Emperor Napoleon Tee

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2. The Pharaoh Tee

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3. The Royal Crimson Cape Tee

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4. The Intervention Tee

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5. The Crown of Roses Tee

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Available at jvp.bigcartel.com

by Jordan Victor-Harrison

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