Fashion

UK NEWS: JOURDAN DUNN ANNOUNCED AS THE FACE OF NEW ‘NEXT’ VENTURE

I don’t usually pay much attention to developments in the world of fashion but it’s Jourdan Dunn. High Street retailer NEXT has announced that black British model Jourdan Dunn is the face of their new venture LABEL which will launch on Thursday. LABEL will sell brands including Warehouse, Adidas, Converse, Oasis, Hobbs, L K Bennett, and Glamourous. If Jourdan had not been discovered shopping in Primark all those years ago I wonder what she would be doing now. Congratulations Jourdan.

UK CLOTHING BRAND ‘TRAP STAR’ LAUNCHES EXCLUSIVE COLLECTION AT SELFRIDGES AND PARTNERS WITH ROC NATION

Popular British clothing brand Trap Star has launched an exclusive sixteen-piece capsule collection at Selfridges London and online at selfridges.com. The new menswear collection is located in Men’s Contemporary on 1 and celebrates the inner-city subculture that the brand is known for. The streetwear-inspired range features Trapstar staples including slogan snapbacks, premium biker jackets and printed hoodies – complete with the brand’s signature red trims. Founded in west London in 2005, the brand draws its influence from cinema, photography, music and contemporary art to []

UK NEWS: MAN CHARGED WITH FASHION DESIGNER’S MURDER

The Voice reports that a man has been arrested and charged over the murder of law graduate turned successful fashion designer  Shaun ‘Billy Boyce’ Akanbi. 26 year old Akanbi who was the founder of Billy Boyce Clothing, was stabbed to death in his Kilburn home on the 22nd December. Achraf Jandara (20) will appear at Bromley Magistrates Court today (January 7). Akanbi worked with numerous British music stars including Tinie Tempah. … Rest In Peace Shaun Akanbi.

BLACK MEN IN CRISIS: FOOTBALLER DJIBRIL CISSE ATTENDS WILL.IAM BASH

QPR striker Djibril Cissé also rocked up to Will.iam’s launch party last night dressed like this…. I didn’t think this man was capable of  looking even more ridiculous with his dyed blond hair and beard. Someone should have torn off those stupid boots and used them to beat some sense in to his head . CLICK HERE to view more photographs of Djibril Cissé and Top Shop tycoon Philip Green’s daughter Chloe who I suspect probably encouraged this ‘Will.iam part 2’ mess [Thanks Yinka]

ADIDAS SET TO RELEASE NEW “SLAVEWEAR” TRAINERS IN AUGUST

Mad News reader Nemat brought these ridiculous new trainers to my attention a week ago but I just kept thinking this has to be a hoax. No way would sports giant Adidas release this cheap, tacky, ugly and some will say controversial shoe. Boy was I wrong. The Adidas JS Roundhouse Mids will be available to buy in August which has caused outrage. Some have likened the orange “bracelets” to the shackles worn by black slaves in 19th Century America and have branded them “slavewear”. All I can []

UK PR FIRM HADDON SAYS MAD NEWS JUST AIN’T ‘RELEVANT OR DOWN WITH THE YOUTH’

Another day and another Twitter “spat” with a pair of UK media types who just have no sense of humour and take themselves way to seriously. Hahahahahahahahaha. Haddon PR is a popular creative organisation ‘who work with some of the biggest brands, acting talent and music artists from around the world’. Tonight they posted photographs of actor Ashley Walters modelling different designer brands for a photo shoot.  I like Ashley, I have been following his career since the Grange Hill days and he []