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Throwback Thursday: The 90s… One More Time

By August 28, 2014Culture, Fashion News

With summer coming to an end, now is the time to be buying your Autumn essentials. Here at PAUSE, we recommend getting over to Mr Porter and checking out their latest stock for all of your fashion needs. Here are some of our favourite pieces from Mr Porter’s latest drops.

1. Givenchy Abstract-Print Cotton Sweatshirt, £665.00, available here

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2. Neil Barrett Panelled Grained-Leather and Bonded-Jersey Sweatshirt, £515, available here

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3. Cutler and Gross Square-Framed Tortoiseshell Acetate Sunglasses, £310.00, available here

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 4. PS by Paul Smith Boucle Tweed Overcoat, £485.00, available here

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5. Givenchy Leather Loafers with Stud Detailing, £530.00, available here

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6. Marc by Marc Jacobs Padded Cotton-Blend Jacquard Bomber Jacket, £425.00, available here

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7. Cole Haan Zerogrand Brogues, £270.00, available here

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8. Missoni Knitted Wool Sweatpants, £560.00, available here

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With summer coming to an end, now is the time to be buying your Autumn essentials. Here at PAUSE, we recommend getting over to Mr Porter and checking out their latest stock for all of your fashion needs. Here are some of our favourite pieces from Mr Porter’s latest drops.

1. Givenchy Abstract-Print Cotton Sweatshirt, £665.00, available here

453164_mrp_fr_l

 

2. Neil Barrett Panelled Grained-Leather and Bonded-Jersey Sweatshirt, £515, available here

457879_mrp_fr_l

3. Cutler and Gross Square-Framed Tortoiseshell Acetate Sunglasses, £310.00, available here

477653_mrp_in_l

 4. PS by Paul Smith Boucle Tweed Overcoat, £485.00, available here

457622_mrp_fr_l

5. Givenchy Leather Loafers with Stud Detailing, £530.00, available here

440170_mrp_in_l

 

6. Marc by Marc Jacobs Padded Cotton-Blend Jacquard Bomber Jacket, £425.00, available here

456060_mrp_fr_l

7. Cole Haan Zerogrand Brogues, £270.00, available here

496844_mrp_fr_l

8. Missoni Knitted Wool Sweatpants, £560.00, available here

459248_mrp_in_l


PAUSE finds out more about Less Clothing and gets some branding tips.

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Tell us a little about starting Less Clothing, when and how did it all begin?
I launched LESS 3 years ago, whilst at university I always had a passion to combine fashion and graphic design I used to make graphics and print them onto t-­shirts. Whilst I was a designer in London the urge to start LESS became really natural and it just happened after some research.

The brand mainly focuses on monochrome colours, does the name ‘LESS’ represent this and why?
Not really, LESS are the last four letter of my last name Bookless.

Take us through your design process for each collection, where do you get your inspiration from?
I get most my ideas from referencing of blogs and merging that with my own ideas. Once I have some ideas I print my reference sheets then start to shortlist my products and digital draw my cads digitally, after this I then get my design sheets ready for my factory and go into a sampling process and tweak for final production.

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You’ve managed to get the brand on well­known celebrities, how did you get your stuff on Beyonce and Cara Delevingne?
My PR helped me get them onto the stars so collaboration of them liking my products and her getting them to the stylists.

How important is it for a brand to partner with a PR agency?
Yes PR is massive for fashion and its really helped me get more exposure with top celebrities this would not of been possible without PR as they have the contacts.

Can you give us one tip into dressing for less…
Monochrome with good textures and cuts. Sick trainers is key.

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You’re going into the forth collection (AW14) for Less Clothing, what can we expect from the upcoming collection?
Have to wait and see 😉

 
What advice would you give to someone out there who wants to start up a brand, doesn’t know where to start but also has graphic design skills?
Research is essential I spent a year preparing to launch use all your contacts to find out everything you need and don’t be shy. Know your market.

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Interview by: Johnson Gold


With summer coming to an end, now is the time to be buying your Autumn essentials. Here at PAUSE, we recommend getting over to Mr Porter and checking out their latest stock for all of your fashion needs. Here are some of our favourite pieces from Mr Porter’s latest drops.

1. Givenchy Abstract-Print Cotton Sweatshirt, £665.00, available here

453164_mrp_fr_l

 

2. Neil Barrett Panelled Grained-Leather and Bonded-Jersey Sweatshirt, £515, available here

457879_mrp_fr_l

3. Cutler and Gross Square-Framed Tortoiseshell Acetate Sunglasses, £310.00, available here

477653_mrp_in_l

 4. PS by Paul Smith Boucle Tweed Overcoat, £485.00, available here

457622_mrp_fr_l

5. Givenchy Leather Loafers with Stud Detailing, £530.00, available here

440170_mrp_in_l

 

6. Marc by Marc Jacobs Padded Cotton-Blend Jacquard Bomber Jacket, £425.00, available here

456060_mrp_fr_l

7. Cole Haan Zerogrand Brogues, £270.00, available here

496844_mrp_fr_l

8. Missoni Knitted Wool Sweatpants, £560.00, available here

459248_mrp_in_l


PAUSE finds out more about Less Clothing and gets some branding tips.

LESS_Clothing_003_SS_Page_03

Tell us a little about starting Less Clothing, when and how did it all begin?
I launched LESS 3 years ago, whilst at university I always had a passion to combine fashion and graphic design I used to make graphics and print them onto t-­shirts. Whilst I was a designer in London the urge to start LESS became really natural and it just happened after some research.

The brand mainly focuses on monochrome colours, does the name ‘LESS’ represent this and why?
Not really, LESS are the last four letter of my last name Bookless.

Take us through your design process for each collection, where do you get your inspiration from?
I get most my ideas from referencing of blogs and merging that with my own ideas. Once I have some ideas I print my reference sheets then start to shortlist my products and digital draw my cads digitally, after this I then get my design sheets ready for my factory and go into a sampling process and tweak for final production.

beyonce-in-less-clothing

You’ve managed to get the brand on well­known celebrities, how did you get your stuff on Beyonce and Cara Delevingne?
My PR helped me get them onto the stars so collaboration of them liking my products and her getting them to the stylists.

How important is it for a brand to partner with a PR agency?
Yes PR is massive for fashion and its really helped me get more exposure with top celebrities this would not of been possible without PR as they have the contacts.

Can you give us one tip into dressing for less…
Monochrome with good textures and cuts. Sick trainers is key.

LESS_Clothing_003_SS_Page_05 LESS_Clothing_003_SS_Page_08 LESS_Clothing_003_SS_Page_12
You’re going into the forth collection (AW14) for Less Clothing, what can we expect from the upcoming collection?
Have to wait and see 😉

 
What advice would you give to someone out there who wants to start up a brand, doesn’t know where to start but also has graphic design skills?
Research is essential I spent a year preparing to launch use all your contacts to find out everything you need and don’t be shy. Know your market.

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Interview by: Johnson Gold


Though for some, the 90s were a time of Cool Britannia and Britpop, in the minds of many the decade remains embodied by Britney Spears in a schoolgirl outfit and the obsession over fads like Pokémon and flannel shirts. For those of us who were teenagers in the 90s, the sense of relief coming out the other side of the millennium countdown did not come from the non-existence of the Millennium Bug, but from the belief that Aqua’s Barbie Girl, oversized GAP t-shirts and Justin Timberlake’s frosted tips were a thing of the past.

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It is therefore with mixed feelings that we greet the trends of the 90s elbowing their way into Teenies fashion. If you doubt it, take note of the return to the cinema this summer of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Dressing your son or younger brother up in one of these items will not just please him now but also allow him to look back on his childhood fashion without the sensation of his stomach being hollowed out; the feeling that most of us experience when looking at snaps from the past.

For the older guys, across the board we are seeing a rejuvenation of gym-inspired outfits and brightly coloured sneakers. The multi-coloured sweater vests, snapback hats and zubaz trousers that Will Smith sported so well in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air are no longer vintage but actually a little ahead of the curve. Utility jackets, slick track pieces and the bright-neon t-shirts that lined teenage wardrobes twenty years ago are similarly making a comeback. Those who have walked this path before may look ahead with dread to colour-block outfits and Bermuda swimming trunks.
urlTo balance out the skater boy aesthetic, the preppy good boy style is also acceptable once more. Stripes and plaids like the Gant men’s collection at peterhahn.co.uk are allowing those who missed the 90s the first time round to get involved. Similarly oxford shirts and chinos can regularly be seen when flicking through highbrow men’s fashion magazines such as GQ and Esquire.
the-fresh-prince-of-bel-airThe 90s will always be missed but will forever stay within our wardrobes.