Debenhams Reports Miami Vice Chic Returning To The British High Street

Debenhams has reported that trends first made popular by the 1980s TV cop series Miami Vice are coming back into fashion, thanks to young men who weren’t even born when the series was first broadcast.

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The return of the look, first noticed by Debenhams in May, has seen demand for Miami Vice style espadrilles leaping by an incredible 197 per cent over the last three months alone. In the same period, chinos have risen by 94 per cent and light colour sports jackets have grown by 500 per cent.

T-shirts worn under formal mens jackets, pastel shades, rolled up sleeves, and mens shoes worn without socks – forever associated with heart-throb hero Don Johnson – have become top sellers once again, according to high street chain Debenhams.

Lizzie Singleton, spokesperson for Debenhams said: “Who could have predicted that the style would prove so popular thirty years after the programme started? Young men are still looking to emulate the classic American look. In fact, the T-shirt under jacket look has never managed to go away.”

Miami Vice (broadcast during the 1980s) was one of the most popular TV programmes ever. It won a worldwide audience and persuaded an entire generation of men that designer stubble and pastel shades were the height of fashion.

The style – perfect attire for sunny Florida where the series was set – has become the norm for British men going on a night out in Newcastle, Cardiff and Aberdeen, where the look has proved most popular.

Debenhams menswear design team believe that current TV presenters such as T4’s Rick Edwards and Nick Grimshaw, as well as George Lamb and designer Henry Holland may have encouraged the acceptability of the look.

Lizzie Singleton continued: “We’re not surprised that Miami Vice chic has undergone a revival. Light pastel colours, loose jackets and casual tees suit all physiques. Dressing like you are on Miami South beach is also a great way to cheer you up after a wash-out of an August.”

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Topshop And Topman To Open Flagship In Chicago 8th September 2011

Arcadia owned Topshop/Topman has announced the opening of the second flagship in the U.S., bringing both brand’s joint style authority and brave trend-setting approach to fashion to Chicago’s Magnificent Mile.

Topshop/Topman Chicago will boast the same selection of trend-driven pieces, specialized collaborations and bespoke services that both brands have become known for. With covetable collections available to the price-conscious consumer, Topshop/Topman have long had their legions of followers, and as British high-street style champions, Topshop/Topman remains a favourite amongst industry insiders alike.

Similarly designed in the spirit of London’s iconic Oxford Circus store, Topshop/Topman Chicago will be outfitted with a modern and sleek décor, including lacquer finishes and suspended glass fixtures, super slick walls and stark white tiled floors.

Set across the cellar and first floor, Topshop will showcase Unique, the directional collection presented at London Fashion Week, along with exclusive designer collaborations with many of New Gen’s young talent, as well as the extensive trend-driven mainline. The first floor will host the Boutique area, featuring limited edition ranges and premium styles. An impressive denim range by MOTO, a vast shoe lounge, and a breadth of casualwear, lingerie, as well as Petite, Tall and Maternity will be also available. What’s more, accessories and concessions to compliment will be merchandised throughout both floors. Boasting several changing rooms and a VIP suite on the first floor, all are constructed with maximum comfort and shopping ease in mind.

Topman’s brilliant men’s fashion premium line, Topman Design, as well as various designer collaborations will be found on the second floor. The floor will feature an exhaustive denim area, freestanding fixtures complete with variations of tees, printed tees, polos and vests. The Smart area shop-in -shop offers sharp tailoring, fine knitwear and chic accessories for special occasions. Similarly, men’s shoes are showcased in their own designated area.

Set in a private suite of luxurious fitting rooms, a team of talented Personal Shoppers will be on hand for complimentary appointments, offering a menu of tailored services for any shopping occasion. Topman boasts its own complimentary stylist service, whereby customers can employ the skills and advice of trained stylists in the privacy of the Topman Stylist rooms, in similarly private and comfortable suites, with no obligation to buy. Customers can also enjoy sweet treats and refreshments, the latest fashion magazines as well as expert personal shopping advice.

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Debenhams Announces Fashion Sponsorship Of Miss Ireland Beauty Pageant 2011

Debenhams is delighted to announce that it will be one of the key sponsors of the official Miss Ireland Beauty Pageant 2011, as this year’s title fashion sponsor of the event. As the leading department store in Ireland, Debenhams will be dressing and styling all the 30 contestants from around the country throughout their pageant journey.
Karen Nason spokesperson for Debenhams Ireland said: “Debenhams is delighted to be involved in this year’s Miss Ireland event. It celebrates our country’s beautiful women and the winner has the opportunity to represent Ireland in the Miss World Beauty Pageant held in London this October. We are delighted to help them on their path to success and be involved with what could be a life changing experience.”

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Debenhams is an iconic department store group which was established over 200 years ago. Debenhams has a strong presence in Ireland with over 11 stores in Republic of Ireland and 5 stores in Northern Ireland. Debenhams products are available online at debenhams.ie and key product categories include womenswear, mens clothes, childrenswear, home, health and beauty and offers.

Its customers enjoy a unique and differentiated mix of exclusive own bought fashion brands including Designers at Debenhams, international brands and concessions. Designers at Debenhams include Ted Baker, Jeff Banks, Jasper Conran, Erickson Beamon, FrostFrench, Henry Holland, Roksanda Ilincic, Betty Jackson, Jonathan Kelsey, Ben de Lisi, Julien Macdonald, Melissa Odabash, Jane Packer, Pearce Fionda, Preen, Janet Reger, John Rocha, Jonathan Saunders, Lisa Stickley, Eric Van Peterson and Matthew Williamson.

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Burton Joins With James Corden In A League Of Their Own

Burton continues to strengthen its relationship with the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK and in this all important football season they have recruited the help of the ever irrepressible James Corden. Burton has produced two limited edition T-shirts and a wristband, in the vital colours of the summer: Red & White.

Burton Joins With James Corden In A League Of Their Own

Burton has committed to donating £1.50 for every T-Shirt sold by Burton and £1 for every wristband sold to the Bobby Moore Fund to further their research into bowel cancer, so customers can wear these items with pride knowing that they are doing their bit for a good cause.

Being an ardent football fan and in a league of his own James Corden is perfect for this collaboration. James was keen to offer his support not only to the England team but for the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK, as it is of the upmost importance with bowel cancer being the third most common cancer in the UK.

James loves the iconic tees that feature the unforgettable image of Bobby Moore holding aloft the World Cup trophy in 1966 when England last won the tournament beating West Germany in a 4-2 victory. Burton expects that football fans will love them too as they are not only great tees, but can help save a life as well.

The Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK raises vital funds for research into bowel cancer and increases public awareness of the disease. The fund was set up by Bobby’s widow, Stephanie Moore MBE, after his death from the disease in 1993, at just 51.

The Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK tee is available in selected Burton stores and on-line.

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New Antony Price Spring / Summer Collection By Topman

Topman, the U.K’s leading men’s clothing retailer has announced that following the success of his first Autumn/Winter collection for Topman, Antony Price has designed his second exclusive ‘Priceless’ range for Spring/Summer 2009.

This season the new Antony Price collection is split into two clear themes: the first has a colour palette of pastel shades and contains references to Antony’s renowned work with Duran Duran in their ‘Rio’ period whilst the second comprises much darker and sinister tones and draws comparison to the Roxy Music period of elegance and sharp tailoring.

Harking back to the outfits Antony designed for the likes of David Bowie, Steve Strange and Duran Duran, the new collection contains a range of crinkled three piece ‘Smoothie’ suits which are available in pale cherry, ice grey and peach. These have been perfectly twinned with tonal pleated short sleeve shirts and silk ties to complete this crisp energetic summer style. Separate lightweight chintz cotton suits with triple tape highlights further add to the vibrant pastel shadings exhibited through the collection and help evoke Antony’s love of the tropics.

In direct contrast to this, a darker element to the collection is seen through the introduction of a black, high gloss coated swimming suit mimicking Bryan Ferry’s style in the early 80’s. This feel is further augmented by two slim fit suits in both electric green and vivid purple. These both retain the hallmark Antony Price glam lounge lizard look through the use of yarn-dyed taffeta to create a sharp classic almost shiny effect on the surface.

The new range is completed with the introduction of leisurewear available in Antony’s original ‘capped sleeve’ fit. His ‘butch lace’ design in purple and grey perfectly captures the party feel to the collection whilst his illustration of a woman smoking a cigarette harks back to his first Camden Palace shows.

About Topman:
Topman offers the latest in mens fashion, encompassing a range of styles to suit every shopper. Topman’s extensive collection embraces everything from the latest fashion trends to classic pieces, and extends to mens shoes, accessories and formal wear. Topman also provide the simplest way to search for and buy mens clothes, placing it among the leading fashion retailers in the UK market today.

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