OKI-NI NEWS AUGUST 10

- - - - -Text: Jonny Nash from oki-ni

Each month, we catch up with Jonny Nash, oki-ni’s marketing co-ordinator of online menswear/lifestyle website oki-ni. Jonny will be giving a round up of all that is new and good in the world of oki-ni.

oki-ni news August 10

Six Scents
We heard of the Six Scents project a while back, and were really impressed by both the concept and the range of designers who were brought on board. The concept is that annually, a group of six prominent artists & designers are selected to create a series of six fragrances with six celebrated perfumers in order to raise awareness and funding for a deserving charity. Charities supported so far have included War Child, Designers Against Aids and Pro-Natura. We have recently started to stock a selection of the fragrances including those by Gareth Pugh, Damir Doma, Bernard Wilhelm and Cosmic Wonder.

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Margiela
We have started to receive the first few big drops of the Margiela AW10 mens collection, and there have been some excellent stand out pieces already, including leather waistcoats, a ponyhair jacket and this season’s Aids Awareness T-shirt in blue. The latest products can be viewed here.

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Folk
In a recent interview with Cathal McAteer he discussed in length how Folk have always strived build a close relationship with their suppliers and factories – he mentioned in particular how pleased he was with the way that the Folk T-shirts have come out for AW10 since they moved production to a new factory. The first delivery has now arrived and its easy to see what Cathal was talking about.. the materials, fit and finish are all top class.

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Common Projects
Common Projects never fail to deliver – their minimal, understated designs really let the quality of the materials and construction shine through. Their AW10 collection contains a number of new takes on staple designs such as new colourways for the Achilles Vintage and the ever popular Desert Boot. These shoes only get better with age!

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Marc Jacobs Footwear
New to oki-ni for AW10 is Marc Jacobs Footwear collection, and the first batch has just arrived. A particular favourite is the The Hiole model – a black suede moccasin ankle boot with black tie detail at the heel and a thin rubber sole. the suede uppers fold into a dynamic ankle design, which adds something a bit special to the classic moccasin design. Look out for more styles which will be arriving on the site over the next few months.

Text: Jonny Nash from oki-ni

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