Dr Martens collab with Re: So and Solent artists

Continuing the store’s support of local talent Re: So, Southampton Solent University’s retail initiative hosted a launch event to celebrate a brand-new exhibition in association with Dr. Martens Southampton. Dr. Martens invited Southampton Solent art students to customise 10 pairs of the iconic 1460 boot that were worn by individuals from all walks of life as a symbol of rebellious self-expression for nearly 60 years. Students were encouraged to draw upon inspiration from … Continue reading Dr Martens collab with Re: So and Solent artists

The Opening of Mutrend Lab

On the 7th of December, MUTREND LAB finished their countdown and opened the doors to creative minds at Portland Street. I had the opportunity to look at the finishing touches to the whole project and managed to have a chat with the main brain of this project, Sai Harrod. The welcoming was very warm, the gathering felt rather acquainted and was an amazing opportunity to … Continue reading The Opening of Mutrend Lab

Dr. Martens Launch Event

On Wednesday 6th December, Dr. Martens launched their highly anticipated new store with Southampton’s finest music acts providing a night of raucous celebration. Support artist and singer/songwriter Sean McGowan warmed the crowd with an energetic folk-punk performance, playing to an audience eager to welcome him to the brand-new store. We had a chat with Sean before the event. Next up headline act and Southampton’s finest female-fronted math-pop four-piece Signals paid homage to Dr. Martens … Continue reading Dr. Martens Launch Event

Etsy Made Local coming to Southampton

Etsy Made Local is an annual community-led initiative scheme with pop up markets appearing across the country between December 1st and 3rd, where local sellers can trade unique and handmade gifts suitable for the Christmas period. In recent years there has been an influx of ‘shopping independent’ or ‘supporting small businesses’, which is a principle that sites like Etsy and Notonthehighstreet, for example, aim to … Continue reading Etsy Made Local coming to Southampton

British Vogue: A change of face and change in pace

Edward Enninful’s re-direction of British Vogue and what it means for the changing fashion world. After 25 years of Alexandra Shulman’s tight ship, a new chapter for British Vogue’s long life is about to begin with the announcement of creative director, Edward Enninful (W magazine), hired to take over as the first male editor-in-chief for the iconic British publication. Prior to British Vogue, Enninful has … Continue reading British Vogue: A change of face and change in pace

Grizzly Bear’s Triumphant Return

American indie rock band Grizzly Bear has returned to the music scene with a new album, Painted Ruins, after 2012’s critically acclaimed Shields. They are definitely a band that is worth waiting for, since their music is very unique, channeling influences ranging from psychedelia and experiment to rock and pop. Their music is significant by having many musical layers that are charmingly innovative and compositionally detailed. You … Continue reading Grizzly Bear’s Triumphant Return

Ice Skate Southampton to open at WestQuay

WestQuay is opening its first ever Ice Rink in just a matter of weeks. SKATE Southampton is coming to  this Christmas starting on Saturday 11th November, right through until 2nd January. Skate will open right at the heart of the city, in front of the old city walls at the Esplanade for WestQuay South. This festive rink is a massive 740 sq metres big enough … Continue reading Ice Skate Southampton to open at WestQuay