Our latest style guide for Hard Hitting Gals lends itself to keeping that fire lit within during winter's coldest bite. Make way for our special mix of new gear and vintage in this Ponytorial featuring lots of our friends.
We followed Nigel Cabourn and Emilie Casiez to the Halley Stevensons Oilcloth Factory in Dundee, Scotland, where together we produced a special hand painted camouflage fabric for AW18.
Lauren explains the significance of wartime for women and how these dark points through history sparked radical change for the future for Vogue’s Style column.
We would like to introduce you to three raddest, funnest, grooviest gals, Tan, Una, and Xiao Bai, of Groovy store, who leave judgment at the door.
Trailing the buzz of last week’s Los-Angeles-centric vintage bonanza that is Inspiration and the Rose Bowl Flea, we asked our pal, favourite photographer, and PTJ wireman Eric Kvatek to give us a two part serving of vintage deliciousness.
To enter into the wild world of Kapital is a little like stepping into a twisted wonderland, one that has its own gravitational force that has you walking upwards, backwards, inside, and outwards. Let us take you into the friend making, beer soaked experience that is the Kapital catalogue shoot, one that never disappoints and one that takes us to the famous and forgotten corners of the earth.
This month we have been really excited about the idea of Barbour’s menswear team designing the Women’s Autumn Winter ’16 collection. The collection is very suitably called ’Timeless Originals’, a fitting theme for the Barbour who have been making great British outerwear since 1894 thanks to Scottish founder John Barbour who started the brand in South Shields.
We found some of our favourite shapes from our vintage archives surface for Sessun Spring Summer 16, and it perfectly sums up how a salty lady should have these staple pieces for their own, old or new.
We helped style what we do best, vintage workwear pieces to help visualise a story for the upcoming ladies’ Cabourn x Lybro season. Our research into women at work during WW2 has lead us down this elegant pathway that painted a platform in the discourse of feminine identity. We are fascinated with the idea that women express their femininity, not only instinctually but in pushing our ability and intellects. That’s why we draw so much inspiration from the greatness that grew from this romantic era.
The meeting of three really rad women, strangers at the time, from three corners of the Earth, connected by one thing. All that tingles in the air is the crunching of viennoiserie, syncopated by the ting of spoons clashing with coffee cups, and the start of conversational discovery - people trying their best to relate, be relatable, share joy, and give some kind of meaning to existence.
For Cabourn fans around the world, the new Cabourn x Lybro collaboration might have popped up on the radar this year. Lybro, an iconic British workwear label established in 1927, clothed factory workers of the wartime. So when Nigel Cabourn bought rights to Lybro, that iconic yet deceased piece of British workwear history, we got really excited about the prospects of breathing life back into this great giant.