Who is Nicole Benisti? If you’re a follower of fashion trends and a sucker for fresh designer brands, you may have heard or seen this name in passing, but do you actually know who she is and what she does? At the moment we’re guessing the answer is probably no, but trust us, that won’t be for much longer. Nicole Benisti is the CEO and Creative Director of her own winter outerwear collection and, over the last few years, she has been colouring in the metropolitan landscape with her vibrant fur jackets and luxurious everyday parkas. She is a creative mastermind, a lady dedicated to creating feminine yet functional winter coats and – from her base in Montréal, Canada – she has quickly attracted the attention of fashion bloggers and style panellists from all across the world.
Nicole Benisti Parkas are all designed with the modern woman in mind and you can expect an artful balance of elegant sophisticated style and weather-resistant functionality. The signature design comes in black, with a sumptuously soft and vivid fur-trim hood, and the only sign of self-promotion is a subtly debossed logo to the reverse. These coats are the epitome of versatility and they sit somewhere in between high-end career-wear and urban streetwear fashion. It doesn’t matter where you work or what you do as a job, it doesn’t matter whether you spend your weekends rambling in the countryside or exploring the bright cities. A Nicole Benisti Parka is a worthwhile investment – perfect for transitioning from day to night and week to weekend – and they are fast becoming one of the most sought-after pieces of women’s winter outerwear in the world of fashion.
Although this edgy designer label was founded in 1996, it has only recently made its way onto the UK fashion scene and, as such, it is stocked at a select few designer stores across the country. Here at OD’s, we feel incredibly privileged to be one of these stockists. We’re always on the look-out for the freshest designer brands on the market and we couldn’t wait to get our hands on this amazing collection of stylish winter coats. The full AW18 Nicole Benisti Range can now be found online and in-store, as part of our women’s designer department, and here we take a look at the three main designs of the season – the Chelsea, the Madison, and the Belleville – in a little more detail.
Three Iconic Nicole Benisti Coats
No. 1: The Nicole Benisti Chelsea Parka
If there’s one Nicole Benisti Coat that completely embraces the cornerstones of this fashion-forward brand, it is the Nicole Benisti Chelsea Parka. Currently up for grabs at OD’s in a black and gold colourway, it shows us exactly how to be ladylike cool in a down-filled puffer and it offers the perfect combination of elegant womanly style and winter-month practicality. It is sleek and slender, and thanks to its defined waistline, it creates a perfectly flattering feminine silhouette. However, it also benefits from a luxurious 650 down filling and a plush coyote fur hood, and it is guaranteed to keep you warm and cosy on the coldest of winter days. If this is your first introduction to the genius that is Nicole Benisti and you want a coat that is practical (and pretty!) enough for every occasion, invest in the Chelsea Parka. We guarantee, it will soon become your everyday favourite.
No. 2: The Nicole Benisti Madison Parka
For those who like to make a fashion statement, the Nicole Benisti Madison Parka in Black-Blue is definitely the one to go for. This is the perfect style to elevate your everyday look and make sure you stand out from the crowd; coming in traditional black, yet detailed with an incredibly vivid (and somewhat eccentric) electric blue hood. Yes, it is one of the brand’s more youthful and edgy designs, but it still has that important feminine touch – with its glam a-line cut and sumptuous fur details – and its high-performance outer shell will ensure you stay protected, whatever the weather. The Madison Parka is also currently up for grabs in a black-silver and black-black colourway; so, if understated cool is more your sense of style, you can still get a piece of the action. Just be sure, whichever colour you go for, do this masterpiece justice and wear it with pride and confidence.
No. 3: The Nicole Benisti Belleville Parka
A coat is a staple of every girl’s winter wardrobe; something that can be thrown day after day, becoming the focal point of every outfit – and it doesn’t get much better than the Nicole Benisti Belleville Parka. Detailed with an opulent blush-pink hood and lined with luscious racoon fur, this everyday style has an incredibly feminine and girly-girl feel. Its silhouette is slightly more relaxed than those seen above, but it plays with volume and can be easily cinched at the waist to enhance your figure. The Belleville Parka also benefits from a water-repellent outer shell and a two-way centre zip and it is guaranteed to keep the cold and rain at bay. Invest in this sophisticated staple, throw it on in the morning, and give your everyday ensemble a touch of modern, cosmopolitan flair.
Embrace Feisty Femininity and Shop Nicole Benisti Today
Perhaps you’ve heard of Nicole Benisti before, perhaps you haven’t; but trust us, she is one of the freshest designers in the world of fashion and, if you’re not already, you will soon be desperate for one of her luxurious winter coats to be hanging in your wardrobe. So why not introduce yourself. Browse through our full online collection of Nicole Benisti Parkas today, decide which style suits you and your fashion sense the best, and add a touch of feisty femininity to your outerwear collection. A Nicole Benisti Coat is a worthwhile investment that, we guarantee, you will never regret.
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Tommy Mallet is one of those popular household names, best known for his appearances on The Only Way is Essex (TOWIE). First bursting onto our screens in 2014, he embarked on a drama-filled romance with Georgia Kousoulou and has remained in the public eye ever since. But it’s fair to say, Mallet isn’t just another reality TV star looking for his 15 minutes of fame. This is a young entrepreneur, determined to succeed in life, and his business endeavours are incredibly impressive. He is the co-owner of a trendy Essex club, he has collaborated with designer brand Belvoir & Co to create a line of men’s sunglasses and, over the last few years, he has made a name for himself in the world of high-end fashion – designing and releasing his own collection of Tommy Mallet Trainers.
How Did the Tommy Mallet Trainer Brand Begin?
The brand was born out of both Tommy’s childhood memories and his enthusiasm for the humble sneaker. Growing up on a council estate, his family couldn’t afford to buy him fashionable trainers and he would often be the target of school bullies. He worked hard to bag his place on TOWIE and, whilst posing at a photoshoot in 2015 – wearing a £1200 pair of trainers – he realised that although they were exquisite, they were far too expensive for most people. He decided to take matters into his own hands and, calling upon the help of a friend in the fashion industry, he set about creating his own range of mallet trainers – trainers that are inspired by those he couldn’t afford as a kid.
Since its establishment just 3 years ago, Mallet has become one of the fastest growing trainer brands in the UK. It has attracted the attention of many A-list celebs (including Craig David, Olly Murs, and Will.I.Am, to name a few), it has sold more than 150,000 pairs of trainers and the brand is now stocked in over 190 stores – including, of course, here at OD’s. We’re incredibly excited to have this contemporary footwear range in our men’s department and, with the latest collection recently landing in store, we thought it was only right to put the brand into the spotlight. Check out our top 3 Tommy Mallet Trainers for AW18 and then head over to our website to browse the full range today.
Our Favourite Tommy Mallet Shoes of the Season
No.1: The Mens Mallet BTLR Hiker Dark Grey Trainers
When it comes to Tommy Mallet Trainers, flexibility is the basis of every single design. They are slick, comfortable, and designed to be suitable for all occasions – and the Mens Mallet BTLR Hiker Black-Silver Trainers couldn’t be a better example. These stylish low-tops are constructed from high-quality leather, mesh, and soft scuba panels and, thanks to their chunky Italian sole, clocking up your daily 10,000 steps can be achieved with minimal fuss. Up for grabs in this multi-toned colourway and detailed with a mirrored heel strip, they are both understated and distinctively designer and they are perfect footwear for both casual days in the office and nights out with a friend. If you’re going to invest in one pair of Mallet Trainers this season, opt for versatility and go for this well-rounded pair.
No.2: Mens Mallet Nix Trainers
It’s fair to say, we’re head over heels for this pair of Mens Mallet Nix Trainers. Mallet is a guy who likes to keep one eye trained on the future of fashion and these everyday sneakers completely embrace this season’s “oversized sole” trend. Harsh straight lines are combined with smooth curves, khaki suede panels are combined with dashes of 3M gold fabric and the entire shoe sits upon a futuristically-modern yet comfortable Italian sole. These Mallet Trainers are sure to make you stand out from the crowd as you walk down the city street and they create an effortlessly cool urban look. Simply style them up with a pair of skinny black jeans and a slouchy everyday sweatshirt.
No.3: Mens Mallet Archway 1.0 Trainers
Talk about taking “sports-luxe” to the max. The Mens Mallet Archway 1.0 Trainers are the absolute epitome of a luxury sneaker brand – the definition of sports-luxe trainers, in fact – and for this reason, they just had to feature in our line-up. These casual low-tops offer the perfect balance of everyday comfort and statement style. Coming in pastel-pink and detailed with gold-tone hardware throughout, they are strictly for forward-thinking men with a modern sense of style and they are screaming out to be the focal point of your outfit. For men with a slightly more understated fashion sense, the Mallet Archway Trainers are also currently available in a sand-beige colourway and they are the perfect option if you want to add a small touch of cool to your everyday look. Be bold or keep things classic, the choice is yours; but be sure to do these Mallet shoes justice and team them both with a pair of modern ankle-grazing jeans and a very simple short-sleeved tee.
Shop the Full Tommy Mallet Collection Today
Tommy Mallet may have made his claim to fame via TOWIE; however, he is now highly regarded within the fashion industry – the creative mastermind and founder of his own luxury footwear brand. Mallet Trainers are stylish, comfortable, and designed with maximum versatility in mind. They are an investment; a pair of shoes that will take you effortlessly from an afternoon in the yuppie office to after-work drinks with your friends. They can be easily styled up or dressed down, dependent upon the occasion, and they are guaranteed to be pulled out of the wardrobe time and time again. So why not browse the full online Tommy Mallet Collection today and see for yourself why, in such a short amount of time, this fresh designer label has rounded up a strong cult following.
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If you’re not already familiar with Moose Knuckles, it’s time to join the #MooseTribe and add a touch of this premium brand to your casual weekend collection. Moose Knuckles has been protecting Canadians from the bitter cold since 1921; yet, it made its first UK appearance in 2007 and has quietly risen to fame ever since – offering collection after collection of signature tech-savvy waterproof coats. There’s no denying that winter outerwear is their area of expertise and, over the last decade, they have built their expert knowledge and gritty urban style into every single jacket they have made. However, recent years has also seen the introduction of everyday wardrobe staples – including t-shirts, sweaters and accessories – and the brand has become renowned for both its wild irreverent attitude and advertising campaigns that are giggle-worthy and riddled with innuendo.
AW18 has been no exception. This season, Moose Knuckles have decided to promote their new collection with a horror-themed advertising campaign, entitled the “Shady Maple Motel”. This campaign comes complete with a short horror film, which tells the tale of a doughnut-chain heiress and her friends as they check into a suspicious motel in Toronto. Yes, we agree, it sounds totally bonkers – but it certainly catches your attention and it is a fantastic way to showcase this year’s range of winter coats, jackets and clothing. Moose Knuckles is by no means a shy brand and it has set itself apart from other luxury outerwear labels. Here we take a look at some of the top picks from this season’s collection and, hopefully, recruit some new followers for the #MooseTribe.
Moose Knuckle Men
If you’re going to add Moose Knuckles to your everyday wardrobe, you may as well go all out and completely embrace it’s wild and ballsy nature. This is the type of designer label that stands out from the crowd and we absolutely love the way it combines the finest luxury materials and expert tailoring with eye-catching and unique playful designs. Take for example the Mens Moose Knuckles Munster Sweatshirt. This long-sleeved jumper is one of our favourite pieces from this season’s collection; a practical day-to-day essential, built with all-day comfort in mind and detailed with the brand’s iconic mascot – the Moose Munster. It can be easily styled with a pair of skinny jeans and trainers and it is guaranteed to turn a few heads as you walk down the city street.
We’re also a massive fan of the Mens Moose Knuckles London Flag T-Shirt, currently up for grabs in both a crisp white and a classic black colourway. This short-sleeved tee is a celebration of one of the brand’s favourite places in the world, printed with a union jack to the front and detailed with the word “London” to the reverse of the design. Subtle branding gives it that distinctive designer touch, it offers the perfect balance of everyday comfort and high-end style, and it works well with either the Mens Moose Knuckles Comeau Bomber or the Mens Moose Knuckles North Arm Hoody.
Moose Knuckle Women
For AW18, the Moose Knuckles Womens Range focuses on what they do best; that is, luxurious coats and bomber style jackets. These jackets artfully fuse the brand’s Canadian know-how with a slick urban sense of style and, with the days rapidly cooling and a bitterness in the night air, they are exactly what you need to stay warm and comfortable throughout the autumn-winter season.
Here at OD’s, our absolute favourite design has to be the Womens Moose Knuckles Yorkdale Bomber. Hip-length, water-repellent, and filled with luxurious duck down – it is a testament to the brand’s long-standing expertise and guaranteed to keep you warm and dry in the harshest of conditions. Yet it is also incredibly stylish too. Up for grabs in this classic black colourway, it is detailed with plush red fur and finished with a gold-plated logo for that distinctive designer touch. Simply style with a figure-hugging jumper dress and a pair of high-top boots and, trust us, you’ll be ready for wild days out in the city! We’re also currently loving the Womens Moose Knuckles 3Q Jacket. Boasting a trendy slim fit design and a contrasting black and white colourway, this is the type of winter coat that will make you stand out from the crowd, whilst also keeping you warm and dry on the coldest of days. Zip it up, pull up the hood, and enjoy cosy fur-trimmed heaven.
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Moose Knuckles is one of those heritage brands that has earnt its place in the world of luxury outerwear and, thanks to its free spirit, exquisite attention to detail, and playful style, it has been noted by some of the best luxury retailers across the world. Maybe you’re already familiar with Moose Knuckles, maybe it’s the first time you’ve ever heard of it; either way, we want you to join the #MooseTribe! Go wild, browse through our full online Moose Knuckles Collection today and add a touch of this tongue-in-cheek designer label to your everyday wardrobe. And when it’s time to don your new clothes, remember to take a snap and get it online with #MooseTribe #odsdesignerclothing.
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Have you ever heard of Massimo Osti? Probably not, but Osti is an incredibly important figure in the history of streetwear fashion, the genius and mastermind behind both C.P. Company Undersixteen and Stone Island Junior. Most people don’t realise, but these two seemingly separate designer labels are inextricably linked. C.P. Company came first, founded by Osti in 1976; Stone Island came later, created almost by accident in 1982. Osti had been experimenting with fabrics for a long time and, having come up with a new material – which he dubbed Tela Stella – he was determined to make something out of it. He couldn’t find a way to make this new material fit within the C.P. Company Collection and, thus, decided to craft a small range of “Tela Stella” jackets instead. This range became the brand’s successful diffusion line and just like that, Stone Island was born.
C.P. Company Undersixteen and Kids Stone Island share many similarities; similarities that we’re guessing you’ve never noticed before, but are now glaringly obvious. Both of these designer labels are renowned for their endless research and investigation and, by constantly scrutinising fibres and experimenting with new dye techniques, together they have redefined our understanding of sportswear. Simple everyday garments enter their workshop and later emerge with a unique characteristic; something futuristically modern and new to the fashion industry. All styles have a casual off-duty feel and a military-inspired urban theme runs throughout each collection. Both C.P. Company and Stone Island are now a point of reference for trend-conscious boys and, here, we take a look at some of the highlights of the season – comparing and contrasting these twinning brands.
AW18 by C.P. Company Undersixteen and Stone Island Junior
A short-sleeved tee is one of the simplest garments in a little boy’s wardrobe; an everyday staple and the perfect blank canvas for experimental brand’s such as C.P. Company and Kids Stone Island. Over the years they have produced a plethora of casual t-shirts, all detailed with an unusual print or intriguing dye effect of some kind, and this year was certainly no exception.
Take for example the Boys Stone Island Black Compass T-Shirt. It may come in a classic black colourway and boast a traditional silhouette; however, a unique frosted compass logo can be found to the front chest and, as such, it is distinctively designer and one of our favourite pieces from the AW18 collection. C.P. Company has also experimented with their logo this year, introducing the Boys Royal Blue C.P. Company T-Shirt. This day-to-day essential is the perfect example of the brand’s legendary manufacturing techniques, dyed to perfection and detailed with a silver reflective logo print, and it offers the ideal balance of high-end style, comfort, and everyday functionality.
A Kids Stone Island Tracksuit is one of those things that kids are desperate to get their hands on, popular due to their comfy classic silhouette and understated branding. For AW18, researchers at the Stone Island lab have decided to keep things more understated than ever, with the Boys Stone Island Track Pants and Track Jacket. Both of these have a very simple and minimalist design; cut from grey cotton fabric and detailed with exposed tonal stitching and the brand’s iconic compass badge. They are comfortable yet stylish and perfect for lazy weekends at home. In a similar fashion, C.P. Company has also taken a minimalist approach to their autumn-winter tracksuit – offering up this Boys C.P. Company Undersixteen Track Jacket and matching Joggers. This everyday tracksuit combo stays true to the brand’s philosophy of “function and use” and – for that distinctive designer touch – the signature goggle lens can be found effortlessly incorporated into each style.
When the weather turns cold and the nights draw in, a coat becomes the focal point of a little man’s wardrobe and, for AW18, both C.P. Company Undersixteen and Stone Island Junior have embraced a classic military style. Take for example the Boys Stone Island Puffer Jacket. Coming in a khaki-green colourway, this everyday coat has an urban army-combat feel, and the iconic compass logo badge – buttoned to the left arm – adds to the overall look. A similar design has also recently been released by C.P. Company Undersixteen; that is, the Boys C.P. Company Shell Jacket. This hip-length jacket also boasts a trendy “puffer-style” silhouette and comes in a khaki-green colourway and, for that military-inspired designer touch, it features the brand’s split lens goggles to the hood. Invest in either of these winter coats for your little one and, we guarantee, it will become a season fave.
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If you take a look at these two designer labels a little more closely, it’s easy to see that they are essentially one and the same; designed and created with the same main principles in mind. Both C.P. Company and Kids Stone Island are led by research, dedicated to boundless investigation, and have an innovative approach. They may have been founded several decades ago, but they continue to push the boundaries of design and offer collection after collection of incredibly stylish yet functional clothing. Both the AW18 C.P. Company Undersixteen Range and the AW18 Stone Island Juniors Range are currently up for grabs, here at OD’s Designer Clothing. So why not browse the full online collections today, see if you can spot the similarities and subtle differences between these two legendary brands, and add a touch of technical military style to your little man’s wardrobe.
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HUGO BOSS is one of those legendary brands that everybody knows and loves. Initially founded in 1924, by Mr H. Boss himself, it is a brand that started small – making suits, raincoats and overalls for professional men in Germany – and despite its controversial links with the Nazis, it has come a very long way. BOSS’ grandchildren took over the reigns in the 1950s and, since then, generation after generation have continued with the family business, seemingly creating a successful empire from nothing and reaching icon status. Various new lines have been added to the brand over the years and, as a result, HUGO BOSS is no longer just renowned for its work uniforms and formal suits. It now offers a complete wardrobe for a fast-paced modern lifestyle, including casual ready-to-wear clothing, relaxed athleisure pieces, and trendy designs to suit men of all shapes and stature.
But the question is: do you know the difference between each HUGO BOSS line or wearing occasion? 2018 saw the introduction of BOSS Business, BOSS Athleisure and BOSS Casual (formerly known as BOSS Black, Green, and Orange) and, unless you’re a full-blown fashion aficionado, we’re guessing the answer is no. This is the type of thing we pride ourselves on knowing at OD’s and, as such, we thought we’d make things easy. Here we put each wearing occasion under the magnifying glass, picking out their unique characteristics and highlighting some of our favourite styles from each.
A Guide to HUGO BOSS Wearing Occasions
Quite simply, BOSS Business is the brand’s heritage. It is the wearing occasion they are best known for, globally renowned in fact, and it includes a range of smart suits and formal workwear attire. This is a collection designed with the modern working man in mind; young professionals, who need their wardrobe to work as hard as they do. Expect classic formal silhouettes that are tailored to perfection and crafted from the finest quality materials. Clothes that are refined and sophisticated, with just the right level of contemporary trend. If you’re looking to create an impressive first impression, perhaps at a job interview or business meeting, BOSS Business is the wearing occasion for you.
Here at OD’s, we believe that BOSS Business can be worn one of two ways – either smart-casual or smart-smart. For example, there are occasions when a man needs to look slick and dapper, but not overly formal and – for those occasions – we recommend styling the Mens BOSS Business Pleins Polo Shirt with the Mens BOSS Business Cento Jacket and a pair of dark-wash jeans. Alternatively, if you’re a powerhouse professional who needs to look seriously on-point, you can’t go wrong with a crisp suit, a Mens BOSS Business Shirt and the Mens BOSS Carmon Shoes. Dial it up or tone it down, dependent upon the scenario, and get ready to take on the business world in style.
Athleisure or “sports-luxe” is one of the biggest fashion trends of late and, it’s fair to say, HUGO BOSS has taken it to a whole new level with the BOSS Athleisure Wearing Occasion. This particular sub-brand is all about being impeccably dressed, even on the laziest of days. Think of clothes that are designed with extreme comfort and practicality in mind, but are still effortlessly stylish. Designs that are understated and sporty, yet with a high-end fashionable touch. BOSS Athleisure is perfect for casual day-to-day wear and it can be thrown on for everything from active sessions at the gym, to long days of travelling and relaxed weekends at home.
Take for example the Mens BOSS Athleisure Sarrotech Track Jacket and BOSS Athleisure Harotech Track Pants. Boasting a classic tracksuit silhouette and subtle brand detailing throughout, this is the type of outfit that will provide maximum comfort and style when most needed. Simply team it with a BOSS Athleisure T-Shirt and a pair of statement trainers to complete the high-end athleisure look.
Sitting directly in the middle of BOSS Business and BOSS Athleisure is the compromise, BOSS Casual; a range of contemporary clothing, perfect for when you want to look casual yet incredibly on-trend. This is the off-duty wearing occasion that will take you seamlessly from drinks with the work friends to a weekend in the city with bae. Expect a range of subtle understated tones that are detailed with bold and eye-catching prints, t-shirts and sweaters that have sleek lines and a modern fit, and styles that are cut from the highest-quality fabrics and finished with an exquisite attention to detail.
For AW18, we’re particularly loving the Mens Boss Casual Akanice Knitwear. This two-tone woven design comes in dark blue and white, with a small metal logo tag to the left hemline, and its features are designed to ensure all-day comfort. It is understated yet high-end and, when styled with the Mens BOSS Casual Zince Jacket and the Mens BOSS Casual Delaware BC-P Jeans, it will create a smart hipster-ish look and is guaranteed to turn heads as you walk down the city street.
Other BOSS Wearing Occasions
In a day-and-age where inclusivity is more important than ever, designer labels have to cover all the bases, and nobody does “inclusive” better than HUGO BOSS. Perhaps you’re big boned with a muscular build? Or 7ft tall with legs as long as a runway? It doesn’t matter, as thanks to the BOSS Big & Tall Wearing Occasion, you too can get a piece of the HUGO BOSS action – with clothes that are stylish, luxurious and perfectly proportioned. Other wearing occasions, currently available at OD’s, include BOSS Body & Swimwear, BOSS Footwear, and BOSS for Kids. Whoever you are and whatever you fashion preferences or needs, we guarantee, this is a brand that has something for you.
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HUGO BOSS is a long-standing and globally renowned brand, with almost a century of experience in the world of fashion – and, it’s fair to say, this experience shows in the quality and design of their impeccable clothing. Each of the BOSS Wearing Occasions detailed above are currently up for grabs, online and in-store, as part of our designer label department. So why not take a look at each, see which styles catch your eye, and start to create a wardrobe that is suitable for every possible modern-day occasion and every possible eventuality.
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Never mind autumn; with dark mornings, temperatures drastically falling, and storms charging through the country, it definitely feels as though winter has arrived. Perhaps you’re still clinging on to the remnants of summer, donning your shorts with flip-flops and sliders – but if so, you’re much braver than we are! Here at OD’s, we think it’s about time to embrace the chilly season ahead and we’re switching out summer footwear for something a little warmer and a little more practical. The toe-post sandals are officially getting thrown to the back of the wardrobe (or at least confined to use at home) and we’re bringing out the autumn-winter ’18 collection of designer footwear.
As part of our designer footwear department, new styles are currently up for grabs by a host of internationally acclaimed designers, and here we take a look at some of the top picks for men, women, and children. Have a read, browse the full range online, and put your best foot forward into the new season with a weather-appropriate but high-end pair of designer shoes.
Mens Designer Trainers – Don the Sports-Luxe
When it comes to the cold winter months, mens designer footwear is all about the sports-luxe trainer. A number of key brands have emerged over the last couple of years – offering a range of laid-back trainers that are luxurious, high-end, and city street cool – and as a result, it has become one of the biggest trends of late. Team your casual everyday ensemble with a pair of statement sneakers and, we guarantee, it will create an instantly trendy yet practical autumn-winter look.
Android Homme and Tommy Mallet are two of the main contenders in the world of sports-luxe and, for AW18, their highly coveted collections are available here at OD’s – and we simply can’t get enough! One of our favourite styles of the season has to be the Mens Android Homme Propulsion Mid Nubuck Trainers. These casual mid-tops come in a black colourway and, thanks to their custom-made midsole and cushioned footbed, they are certainly appropriate for all-day everyday use. They also feature the brand’s signature logo and golden eyelets and are just what you need to create an understated yet iconic designer look. The Mens Android Homme Malibu Runners are another great option, with their subtle nod to this year’s camouflage trend, and we absolutely love the Mens Mallet Archway Trainers. Effortlessly stylish, comfortable, and practical enough for the harsh winter weather. Don a pair of mens designer trainers this season and you literally can’t go wrong.
Womens Designer Footwear – Get Booted Up
For the style-conscious ladies who want to keep their tootsies warm this season, heeled boots are the way to go. In fact, heeled sock boots are the way to go! We’re talking about the 90s style second-skin variety, typically crafted from soft – but not-so-waterproof – luxury suede or stretchy ankle-hugging fabric. This is a style that celebrities have been wearing for a couple of seasons now and it has finally made its way into our range of women’s designer footwear. Admittedly, they’re not ideal for when the rain starts to pour and you’re hopping around knee-deep puddles; but for those crisp mornings, when you need to look your best, we think they fit the bill nicely.
Here at OD’s, we are absolutely in love with the Womens Tommy Jeans Sock Heeled Boots. Coming in a traditional black colourway, these day-to-day boots boast a pull-on stretchy design and are finished with a chunky patent heel and a wrap-around flag to the ankle. They are the epitome of high-end fashion, incredibly on-trend for this season, and they work perfectly with a classic jumper dress and tights. Ted Baker is another designer label to embrace the sock boot trend, offering up the Womens Qatena Boots in Charcoal Grey and Black. However, if you’d rather play things safe and prepare for the unpredictable UK weather, you can always rely on those designer footwear classics – such as a pair of UGG Boots or Hunter Wellies – to save the day.
Kids Designer Shoes – Keep Things Casual
All parents would agree, it’s important to invest in a pair of kid’s designer shoes that are comfy, durable, and guaranteed to get their stylish seal of approval – and for AW18, we reckon the best solution is to just keep things casual. Opt for a pair of classic sporty trainers and, whatever your plans for the weekend, they can be thrown on with a pair of jeans, a hoody, and a puffer jacket and your little one will be ready to head outside and tackle the treacherous weather in style.
Most of the junior designer labels currently available at OD’s offer a selection of kid’s designer trainers; however, for this season, Lanvin is definitely the one to watch. This is a brand renowned for its thoughtful balance of practicality and fashion and their everyday sneakers certainly don’t disappoint. Take for example the Boys Lanvin Leather Trainers. Crafted from 100% leather, with a ridged rubber sole and contrast laces, they are comfy enough for little weekend adventures and stylish enough for the young and fussy. Little girls can also don casual designer footwear with the Girls Moschino Trainers, available in White or Black. These day-to-day low-tops are girly yet iconic and, we guarantee, they will be pulled out of the wardrobe time and time again over the winter.
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We’re sorry to break it to you, but summer is officially over and – socks or no socks – it’s no longer acceptable to be hitting the streets in a pair of designer slides…well, not until next year, at least! It’s time to prepare for the autumn and winter months that lie ahead and update your designer footwear line-up with shoes that are weather-resistant, comfy, but still incredibly on trend. So, do yourself a favour; put the sandals back in the wardrobe, head over to our designer footwear department for men, women, and children, and invest in a pair of winter-appropriate shoes today.
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OD’s has recently been graced with the latest collection by Kids Kenzo and, as a designer label that continually releases new statement prints and fresh designs, we thought it was a good idea to throw it back into the spotlight and see what this season’s range has to offer. Straight away it’s easy to see that creative directors, Humberto Leon and Carol Lim, have worked their street-cred magic once more – taking the brand’s vibrant and quirky spirit and giving it a cool and contemporary tweak. The AW18 Kids Kenzo Collection is bursting at the seams with the brand’s trademark tiger motif and, this year, you can expect a combination of both the traditional bold colour palette and slightly more muted pastel tones. Three new themes have been introduced, including cosmic, frozen, and fantastic jungle; however, the emphasis is on comfortable classics with a distinctive designer touch and everyday staples that surely deserve a place in your little one’s wardrobe.
Here we take a look at some of our top picks from this season’s coveted collection and highlight four easy ways for your mini-fashionista to don Kenzo Junior over the upcoming autumn and winter months.
No. 1: The Iconic Kids Kenzo Jumper
Although initially designed to be worn by Leon and Lim on the catwalk, the Kenzo Tiger Sweatshirt has become one of the brand’s most iconic and popular designs. In fact, it is now an international bestseller, worn by everyone from A-list celebrities to style-conscious parents and their newborn. It’s only right that such an iconic style features in the new collection and, for AW18, there are new statements styles for children of all ages. Take for example the Boys Kenzo Cosmic Tiger Sweatshirt. Embracing this season’s cosmic theme, it comes in a charcoal black colourway and features both the multi-coloured tiger motif and a number of unique and abstract globe prints to the front. Girls can also get a piece of the action with this grey-marl number and we’re sure tiny tots will appreciate the Baby Boys and Baby Girls Kenzo Tiger Sweatshirt – coming in pale blue and pastel pink, respectively. These jumpers are warm, cosy, and incredibly iconic and, in our option, they are one of the easiest (and most practical!) ways to don Kids Kenzo over the chilly months ahead.
No. 2: A Branded Kenzo Kids T-Shirt
If a piece of clothing by Kenzo doesn’t feature the signature tiger motif, it will more than likely feature the brand’s equally iconic logo and – it’s fair to say – it crops up quite a lot in this season’s collection. Short-sleeved tees come in subtle colourways and, with the logo printed simply across the front of the design, they offer an incredibly easy and understated way to wear this designer brand. Here at OD’s, we particularly like the Girls Kenzo White Logo T-Shirt, with its relaxed longer-length fit and gold metallic branding. Simply style it up with a pair of leggings and a puffer jacket and create a high-end winter look for your mini fashionista. Boys also have a selection of Kenzo Kids T-Shirts to choose from, including this simple white exemplar. Add it to his casual weekend collection and, we guarantee, it will be pulled out of the wardrobe time and time again.
No. 3: Signature Kids Kenzo Tights
Admittedly, this is one for the little girls, but we couldn’t resist pointing out the range of luxurious day-to-day tights that Kids Kenzo have released for AW18. These come in a variety of different colourways; however, we absolutely ♥ them in fuchsia pink. They are bright, eye-catching, and truly reflect the vibrant nature of the brand and we reckon they’ll go down a treat with pink-obsessed girly-girls. They are also constructed from luxuriously soft cotton fabric, with a stretchy elasticated waist, thus making them an ideal option for everyday use. Ensure they are the focal point of an outfit and team with a simple denim dress and chelsea boots to complete the colourful look.
No. 4: Casual Kids Kenzo Joggers
A kid’s winter wardrobe isn’t complete without a pair of casual joggers and, thanks to the Kenzo Junior AW18 Collection, it’s easier than ever to tick them off the checklist. Styles are available for both boys and girls of all ages, starting from teeny tots to fussy teens, and this season they come in a range of subtle colourways. Take for example the Boys Grey Kenzo Logo Trousers. Up for grabs in a light grey marl, they feature a white rubberised logo to the bottom left leg and are an incredibly comfy way to don the designer brand. Simply combine with the matching Boys Kenzo Grey Logo Hoody and a short-sleeved tee and get him ready for those lazy winter weekends at home.
Shop the Full Kids Kenzo AW18 Collection Today
Since Leon and Lim took over the reigns in 2011, Kids Kenzo has become known as the master of motifs and bold eye-catching designs – and we’re glad to say, the AW18 collection certainly lives up to expectations! It includes everything your little one could possibly need for the autumn and winter months ahead and, with a range of everyday staples to choose from, there are countless ways for them to don this iconic designer brand (whatever their personal style or preferences…). So why not take a look online today? Browse the full Kenzo Junior Collection and invest in a few key pieces. We guarantee, this is the type of designer label that your trend-conscious little one will approve of!
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Camouflage is one of the greatest ironies of the fashion industry. Ultimately, this is a print designed to help military personnel blend into their surroundings. It is intended to help soldiers stay unseen, incognito, hidden from the enemy; and yet, outside of the trenches, it’s one of the most conspicuous and attention-grabbing patterns you can get. Camo has been a trend on-and-off ever since we can remember and it’s making a comeback for autumn-winter 2018. Designer labels are weaving this acquired print into their new collections, offering a range of statement camo pieces and everyday camouflage clothing – guaranteed to make you stand out, rather than blend into, the crowd.
When it comes to donning this distinctive print, it’s important to make it the focal point of your outfit. Camouflage clothing is busy enough without adding in a range of other prints, logos, and clashing colours. The trick is to keep things simple. Simply style one item of camo clothing with an otherwise understated ensemble and you’re on the right track. Here we take a look at some of the key camouflage pieces that have recently hit our store – including styles by some of our most popular designer labels – and we offer top tips on how to nail this not-so-discreet trend.
The Classic Camo T-Shirt
A simple camouflage t-shirt is the easiest way to get to grips with this eye-catching and perennial pattern. Dependent on how “under-cover” you want to go, you can either opt for a short-sleeved tee with an all-over camo print – such as the Mens Camo The North Face Red Box T-Shirt – or something a little more understated, perhaps with camouflage detailing running throughout. Here at OD’s, we particularly like the Mens True Religion 3D Camo T-Shirt. This everyday tee comes in a classic white colourway and, with a camo print logo to the front, it is a subtle nod to the bold trend. Soothe camo’s attention-grabbing nature and style this t-shirt with a pair of straight-cut or skinny black jeans (never blue!) and a pair of comfy trainers.
A hoody is a staple item in any man’s autumn-winter wardrobe and, as one of the biggest and boldest trends of the season, it seems only right that it has been given a camo-inspired make-over. Take for example the Mens The North Face Raglan Red Box Hooded Sweatshirt. This is a classic design by one of our most popular designer labels and, for AW18, it has returned to our store with an all-over khaki camouflage print. Finished with a large TNF logo to the reverse and cut from luxuriously soft cotton fabric, it offers the perfect balance of high-end style and everyday comfort and it is the type of camouflage clothing that will see you through the autumn-winter months. Simply combine with a pair of black jeans or joggers to complete the on-trend look.
A Pair of Camo Trainers
If you don’t like to draw attention and you’d rather avoid looking like an army-combat action man, a pair of camouflage trainers may be the best option for you. They offer a small and subtle dose of this high-end trend and can be easily thrown on with your classic everyday ensemble – so long as you stick to darker tones! Here at OD’s, we recommend bagging the Mens Propulsion Mid Camo Velvet Trainers by Android Homme. Android Homme is a designer label renowned for its incredibly on-trend luxury trainers and, once again, they have hit the mark perfectly with these camo-themed mid-tops. Dress head-to-toe in black and let them become the focal point of your day-to-day outfit.
For the closet camo admirers out there, a camouflage accessory is another easy way to try out the print, without committing to it fully – and the best thing is, they can be styled with just about every outfit! It doesn’t matter if you opt for a cross-body bag, a cap, or a bandana-style headband. Add a camouflage accessory to your ensemble, for work or play, and you’re telling the world that you know the latest trends and can rock them with minimal fuss. Ladies, we’re sure you’ll appreciate the beauty of this Womens Love Moschino Shoulder Bag, with its bold brand logo, silver hardware and all-over camo print. Simple style with your LBD and block heel sandals for a night out with the girls. And for men with a trendy yet understated sense of style, we recommend the Mens Borealis Classic Backpack by The North Face. It offers the perfect mix of comfort and practicality and, thanks to its unusual white camo print, it will add that all-important trendy touch to your everyday look.
Shop our Statement Camouflage Clothing Today
Whilst camouflage clothing has never really gone away, for AW18, it has been given a high-fashion update and it has become one of the most popular prints of the season. Sure, it was initially designed to let members of the military stay incognito – but wear a camo print t-shirt or accessory on the city streets and, we guarantee, you’ll be setting the trend and standing out the from crowd. A number of our most popular designer labels have recently added camo-print statement pieces to their collection. So why not take a look through our full online collection of designer clothing for men and women and be brave enough to don this under-cover print.
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We don’t like to brag too much; however, this week, we managed to bag a highly prestigious national award for our children’s designer store and we’re incredibly proud of what we have achieved. OD’s has been named the Kidswear Independent Retailer of the Year at the Drapers Independent Awards 2018 and we’re going to tell everyone who cares to listen. Our team have worked tirelessly over the last year, investing precious time and effort into our brand, the launch of our new website and the success of our kidswear store. The fact that we were nominated for this award was a great honour in itself, but to actually win it… that is the absolute cherry on the cake!
Drapers Independent Awards 2018
The Drapers Independent Awards is an esteemed annual event, attracting the very best in the fashion retail industry, and this year it was held at The Brewery in London. Outstanding independent retailers, designer brands and key suppliers from up and down the country came together in one place to celebrate their success and we felt incredibly privileged to be a part of the crowd.
New for 2018, the Kidswear Independent of the Year Award is aimed at celebrating a retailer with a strong edit of children’s designer brands and judges were looking for evidence of a complimentary online and in-store environment, a strong business strategy and exceptional customer service. Of course, this is a national award intended to recognise the very best in the industry and the competition was incredibly fierce. To walk away a winner is an absolute testament to our passion and commitment and proof that our continuous hard work over has paid off.
So How Did it All Begin?
OD’s Designer Clothing was originally founded in 1992 and, it’s fair to say, we hit the ground running with a fantastic range of designer clothing for men and women. The business went from strength to strength and, soon enough, the demand for a children’s designer clothing department became apparent. Several junior clothing lines were first introduced to our store in 2010 and then, in 2016, we decided to expand further – purchasing four terraced houses across the road and converting them into a modern stand-alone shop, dedicated solely to children’s designer fashion.
Our kidswear designer store is now one of the largest in the UK and – despite fierce, nearby competition – we have consistently managed to thrive in an already crowded market. We have employed several new members of staff, we offer an incredible range of children’s designer brands and “mini-me” styles, and we have recently branched out to include sizes for children aged 0-4. However, crucially, our target customers have remained the same; they are the same people who walked through our doors way back in 1992 and have continued to stay loyal to us ever since.
Thank You for Your Support
2018 has been a fantastic year for us here at OD’s; not only have we improved our online presence and significantly strengthened our brand, but our stores have continued to grow and we are incredibly proud to be given this prestigious award. Yes, we’re ambitious and hardworking, but customers are always at the heart of everything we do. They are ultimately the key to our success and we’d like to say thank you, once again, for all of their continued support. Join us in celebrating this massive achievement and why not head over to our award-winning kidswear designer department today? We must be doing something right, after all, and it’s definitely worth a look…
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Freshers Week ’18 is just around the corner and new students are gearing up for what will, probably, be the best year of their lives so far. But, let’s face it, leaving home for uni can be a pretty daunting time. The bedroom you’ve slept in for the last eighteen years is gradually being packed away, your mum gets emotional every time she looks in your direction, and there are so many different things to think about. Will I get on with my new housemates? Have I chosen the right course? How do I cook a meal…? Trust us, the first week at uni can be crazy and the last thing you need to be worrying about is what to wear. It makes sense to prep your wardrobe in advance – and luckily for you, we’ve come up with a stylish edit of designer clothing to get you through those first few days.
Moving in Day
The big day has arrived; your dad has fine-tuned the satnav, you’re squashed in the back of the car with a mountain of cardboard boxes, and you’re ready for moving into student digs. When it comes to choosing an outfit, it’s important to get the right balance between style and comfort. Chances are, you’re going to be lugging heavy stuff up several flights of stairs, but you also want to make that killer first impression. There’s no excuse for turning up in your old gym gear on this occasion!
Here at OD’s, we reckon that ladies should rock up wearing the Womens Tommy Jeans Leggings. They are soft, stretchy, with just the right amount of high-end style, and they can be easily paired with trainers and the Womens Tommy Jeans Flag T-Shirt to complete the look. Guys should take a similarly casual approach to the big day, perhaps teaming these Mens True Religion Horseshoe Shorts with the matching Mens Metal Horseshoe T-Shirt. Simply throw on these designer clothes with a pair of white trainers and you’re ready to meet your new housemates in style.
Lounging in the Digs
Students have earned a reputation for sleeping in till the late afternoon and lounging about in the common room in their comfy threads – beer in hand, watching the game. We don’t see anything wrong with that (truth be told, we’re green with envy!), but just be sure that when you’re dossing in student digs, you do it in style and get comfy in your high-end designer clothing. The Womens Calvin Klein Track Pants and Hoody is the perfect option for ladies and we reckon that lads should settle down in the Mens Love Moschino Track Pants and matching Mens Love Moschino Track Sweatshirt. Both are crafted from luxuriously soft cotton fabric and, when you’re too broke to put on the heating, they’ll keep you feeling warm and cosy throughout the autumn and winter months.
For the brave souls choosing to stay in uni halls, with those dreaded communal showers and questionable carpets, it’s also worth investing in a pair of designer flip-flops or sliders. Girls, protect your tootsies with the Womens Calvin Klein White Slides or the Tommy Jeans Funny Fur Slides and boys, be prepared with this pair by Mens BOSS. Trust us, this is one purchase that you won’t regret…
We hate to break it to you, but the first week of uni isn’t just parties, nights out and drinking games. At some point you’re going to have to get serious and head to your first lecture and, once again, it’s important to choose the right outfit. You want to make the best first impression possible with both tutors and course-mates and, here at OD’s, we reckon we have just the right thing. John Smedley is one of the latest designer clothing brands to hit our menswear department and the collection is bursting at the seams with lecture-appropriate apparel. Take for example the Mens John Smedley Belper Long Sleeve Knitted Polo Shirt in Grey. It is smart-casj with a subtly designer vibe and it works well when paired with the Mens Canada Goose Chilliwack Bomber and dark-wash jeans.
For the intelligent yet trendy females out there, we recommend either the Womens Love Moschino Logo Box Dress or the Womens Love Moschino Jumper Dress. Both can be styled with a pair of black tights and cute chelsea boots and, for those chilly mornings, layer up with the Womens Mackage Kadalina Down Fur Trim Hooded Coat. It may blow your student budget, but trust us, you’ll be grateful of the warmth and comfort when your hungover and heading in for an early morning lecture.
Going Out Out
So, this is the important one. Freshers week is your first week of freedom away from the parents, it’s notorious for being a wild one and, we guarantee, you’ll be hitting the bars and clubs every single night of the week. Unless you’re heading to a fancy dress party, you’re going to need a line-up of outfits – designer clothes that are slick, stylish, and guaranteed to pull in the compliments – and, here at OD’S, our designer clothing department is overflowing with potential options.
For trend-setting men, we recommend styling the Mens RH45 India Print T-Shirt or the Mens Vivienne Westwood Long-Sleeve Shirt with a pair of black skinny jeans. Together they will create a casual yet distinctive look and they are guaranteed to turn heads when throwing shapes on the dancefloor. Just add the Mens Android Homme Propulsion Mid Nubuck Trainers for that final designer touch. Ladies can also don their heels and head out to party in this Womens Rebecca Rhoades River Flamingo Playsuit. It is cute but sexy and totally unique. No matter which club you decide to hit up, there’s unlikely to be an unwanted twinning scenario with this outfit!
Prep Your Uni Wardrobe with Fresh Designer Clothes
The madness that is fresher’s week is about to begin and, if you haven’t already, it’s time to get your uni wardrobe prepared. It’s a strange time for most students; a little bit sad, a little bit stressful, but mostly incredibly exciting and fun. Be sure to look your absolute best and make that killer first impression. Browse our full online collection of designer clothing for men and women today, sort out those all-important outfits; then, pack up and head off for the best year of your life!
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Welcome to OD's Designer Clothing
If you love designer clothes for men, women and children then you've come to the right place. OD's is your first choice for the biggest designer names in the industry. We stock designer clothes, shoes, and designer accessories for the whole family.
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From womens designer dresses through to fantastic kids outfits, you'll love our extensive range of designer clothes - and our prices. We constantly update our stock with the latest releases from big brands such as Armani, Vivienne Westwood, Android Homme, Love Moschino, DSquared, Junior Kenzo, Junior Stone Island, Raymond Weil Watches, Swarovski Jewellery and more.
We pride ourselves on delivering excellent customer service and going all-out to satisfy our customers' needs. We offer free delivery to UK addresses and free click and collect, with speedy fulfilment so that your new clothing can be with you to wear as soon as possible. Our helpful customer services team is on hand and our website is fully secure and uses the latest encryption technologies for complete peace of mind. We also offer a simple and clear returns guarantee that we know works for our customers.
OD's is also the proud holder of the 2013 Draper's Independent's Award, recognising our commitment to delivering a fantastic designer retail brand experience, with the best service. Get in touch with us today and we will be happy to help. Can't find what you are looking for - again, get in touch and let us assist you in finding that perfect item.