New Swedish label Nikben combines the legacy of vintage swim shorts with playful patterns to breathe life into men’s beachwear collection. All Nikben styles feature a tailored silhouette reminiscent of the pastel-coloured beach life on the Mediterranean in the 50’s, updated with a number of playful prints and patterns such as flamingos, camouflage, eggs or a sushi pattern made as a tribute to the Japanese sushi master Jiro Ono.
The sophisticated shapes combined with fun and quirky patterns create an exciting contrast for men who want to make a statement by the pool and soak up the sun in style. Nikben swim trunks can be found at Selfridges and Fortnum & Mason.
Tired of only seeing plain bamboo collections on the market, Moch Socks have launched a line of super soft bamboo socks in 18 original styles. Designed in the UK and made from bamboo sourced in China, the collection is available in two sizes and combines the durability of cotton with the softness and anti-bacterial properties of bamboo.
“We started looking at how we could make super soft socks a reality and, after a lot of playing around with different fabrics and blends and two trips to China to meet bamboo fabric producers, we came up with a bamboo and cotton mix. Throw in a bunch of different colours and patterns, and Moch Socks became a thing,” says Maddy Cross, founder of Moch Socks.
To celebrate the launch, Moch Socks are offering 50% off with the code ‘MOCH50’.
French shoe and accessories brand, Bobbies Shoes of Paris, will be on show at the London Swimwear Show this July. Now represented in the UK by Barry Kalloway, this charming label created by Antoine Bolze and Alexis Maugey, makes its show debut with moccasins, shoes, sandals and ballet styles.
All their styles are manufactured in Portugal with first class detailing of logo embroidery and hand-made stitching. The brand is already stocked in Profile, Wolf & Badger and Zee & Co. More information from Barry on 01625 423364.
Luxury British menswear label Drake & Hutch are offering a paid modelling contract to appear in their SS16 photo shoot. “The people we work with have incredible passion and character which becomes a part of the clothing itself. I wanted a model who will continue this and add their own character to the brand,” said founder Pete McGuinness.
“I’ve no doubt a professional would have done a great job, but by asking people to submit photos through social media it lets us see the individuals personality helping us select on more than just looks. Of equal importance we can give someone an opportunity they would not normally get,” he adds. To take part men need to post their photo on Twitter/Instagram with the tag #myDHstyle or email a photo to email@example.com before Friday 8th April 2016.
German legwear brand ITEM m6 are launching a diffusion collection to their core main line, ‘Easy Line by ITEM m6’. Designed in Germany and manufactured in Italy, each piece provides optimal climate management and heat control just like items in the main line, also offering soft compression in super lightweight materials to offer a beautiful, smooth silhouette.
Easy Line by ITEM m6 women’s range comprises of the Ajour Sock with a mesh optic (available in black and white), the Polka Dottie tights, 50 denier hosiery, Stay Up Super Light and 20 denier with hypoallergenic band. Several styles are available in the new L+ (UK 20/22) with wholesale prices starting from £3.54 for socks and £5.21 for hosiery.
German men’s underwear brand Olaf Benz has won the iF Design Award in the ‘packaging’ category, a globally recognised trademark regarding superb design for over 60 years. The Olaf Benz packaging was developed in collaboration with advertising agency Schwitzke Graphics GmbH from Düsseldorf, who was also responsible for the succinct claim “German Underwear”, the revised logo, tags and labels as well as the brand’s imagery.
Frank Markert, CEO at Premium Bodywear AG, said: “Together with Schwitzke Graphics we are thrilled that our packaging is awarded with the iF DESIGN AWARD 2016. Knowing that the expert jury had to choose from more than 5.000 submissions of 53 countries to award the sought-after seal of quality – all the more we are proud, that our packaging is amongst the awardees.”
Cyberjammies‘ Man collection has been expanded to double the size for AW16, including classic PJ sets, robes, shorts and the new therma knit tops and PJ pants. Autumn/Winter 2016 collections include Rhythm and Blues, Like Father Like Son (together with the Minijammies ranges) and the football inspired Claret and Blues Collections. Delivery of Cyberjammies Man will be from June through to August 2016