Edward Tautz founded E. Tautz in 1867 on London’s prosperous Oxford Street. Mr Tautz had been Foreman at the venerable Hammond & Co. where he had been tailor to Edward VII and others amongst Europe’s sporting elite. The brand goes to great lengths to source and develop exceptional fabrics, and to be constantly refining the cut of their clothing. Much of the products bearing the E. Tautz name is made in their own factory in Blackburn Lancashire. The remainder they source predominantly from a small number of mills and manufacturers in the UK.
Darling for several seasons at London Collections Men, award-winning British fashion designer Craig Green is on everybody’s lips, today one of Britain’s most lauded menswear designers. Known for his Asian inspired clean designs, Green tributes tennis icon Björn Borg and his heritage through this limited edition collection, also marking his debut in designing a full sportswear collection. The Craig Green x Björn Borg capsule collection incorporates light and shadow in 18 different unisex garments in off-white and black. On October 25th we hosted the exclusive launch of the collection in Denmark.
Hip Hop Raised Me is the definitive volume on the essence, experience, and energy that is hip hop, and its massive and enduring impact over the last forty years. It’s packed with contact sheets, outtakes, and glory shots of artists, collectives, and fans from iconic photographers including Martha Cooper, Henry Chalfant, Eddie Otchere, Normski, Janette Beckman, Chi Modu, Nabil Elderkin, and Mark Humphrey, as well as photographs of hip-hop ephemera and vinyl courtesy of specialist collectors. With the help of his definitive catalogue of interviews with hip-hop artists from the 1990s to today, conducted at key moments in their careers and including Jay-Z, Kanye West, Eminem, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Drake, Nicki Minaj, J Cole, Kendrick Lamar, Nas, and the Wu-Tang Clan, DJ Semtex examines the crucial role of hip hop in society. He reflects on the huge influence it has had on his own life and the lives of many others, providing inspiration to generation after generation of young people. Taking a thematic approach, Semtex traces the characteristics and influence of hip hop from its origins in the early 1970s with DJ Kool Herc’s block parties in the South Bronx, through its breakthrough to the mainstream and advent of gangsta rap in the late 1980s, with artists such as Run DMC, Public Enemy, and Ice T, to the impact of contemporary artists and the global industry that is hip hop today.