For the dedicated follower of fashion Marbella is hardly short of shopping options. From Puerto Banus’ many shops to the cavernous La Canada you can find all the major brands you’d expect to find in any global city.
But remaining bang on trend is a fickle and often arduous task. Yes Milan, Paris and New York’s finest wares do reach the southern part of the Iberian Peninsula, but in case you fancy trying out something a bit different that’s not from ‘The Port’ or ‘Zara’ (probably the only decent menswear high street brand) Marbella Rocks style team has trawled the web handpicked a selection of top fashion labels that’ll keep you looking on trend and ahead of the local competition.
You will probably have heard of or shopped in All Saints, which has enjoyed a stratospheric rise over the last few years. Well its founders have not stood still and have launched another cult brand boasting original and quirky clothing, inspired largely by rock and roll mod culture. Collaborations with the cutting-edge fashion label have included legendary rock bands such as The Who, Kasabian and Kings of Leon alongside being a hit with celebrities including the likes of Agyness Deyne and Liam Gallagher. Dig deep and there’s even some togs worth wearing in a more formal situation.
Popular but not particularly cheap, and bound to end up with a boutique in Puerto Banus at some point soon, Super Superficial is an independent clothing label based in London that collaborates with the world’s best graphic artists and illustrators to create exclusive, original, high-quality garments. With a focus on top-half, uni-sex apparel they also offer exclusively designed accessories. All clothes are made from heavyweight, pre-shrunk cotton and they are all silk-screen printed in the capital. If you’re looking for a quality t-shirt and dare to be different, this is the place to begin.
Farah was born in 1920 in the US, but it was not until the 1970’s that it reached the cult status it holds today. The original Farah slacks were made from hopsack canvas and became an immediate hit: slim cut, sharply tailored and featuring, then awe-inspiring, stain-resistant technology, the trouser was unlike anything available at the time and by the 1980’s had become a must have label amongst fashion savvy hipsters. And the label is enjoying a resurgence, so you’ll look cutting edge in your ‘70s-look garments.
London is known for its tailoring, hell it has a whole street dedicated to the art. And it’s an art that has undergone something of a renaissance in recent years, with the like of Paul Smith getting a leg-up thanks to the Mod-ish sensibilities of Tour de France and Olympic champion Bradley Wiggins and his like. But not all fine tailoring has to be bespoke, believe it or not you can secure some fine garments online as well. Take Gibson, for example, a quintessential menswear brand that was born out of the city and ‘bred to make individuals stand out’. Their style and clothing is centred around classic city elegance and fine tailoring with a contemporary edge.
Peter Werth was very much thought of as ‘of its era’ but is staging something of a comeback according to top fashion critics. About to celebrate its 40th year – the brand was founded in London in 1975 – it has become known for more than just the knitwear of its early days and the brand has now evolved through shirting, blazers, outwear, fine jersey wear into shoes and men’s accessories. And it’s still very, very stylish. The free shipping is a bonus, too.
Incredibly, Superga is well over 100 years old. Born in Turin in 1911 the Superga factory, under the stewardship of Walter Martiny, started to produce shoes with vulcanized rubber soles giving birth to the Classic Superga 2750. After the war, Superga reopened with a mission to bring high quality footwear to the people of Italy. Having established the 2750 as the People’s Shoe of Italy Superga increased its product line and added technical sport shoes the City collection. Superga’s diverse range of easy to wear, stylish footwear includes collections of leather shoes.