Thursday, 5 April 2012

In the ring with Ally Capellino

As disorientated industry folk intricately weave their way across town and back, leaving well thumbed rails, lipstick stained Prosecco glasses and well gnawed ham and cheese platters in their wake, it can only be Press Day season. Despite not having the time to explore as many as I would normally venture to, this season's conveyor belt of well stocked rails and air kisses has left me day dreaming about my favourite season, Autumn. As PRs open their doors and serve up their roster of AW12 talent, it gives us another excuse to take a closer look at a few of our favourite collections whilst making a few discoveries along the way. One such discovery was Ally Capellino's well crafted celebration of the upcoming arrival of the Olympic circus with a limited edition boxing bag. 

Ally Capellino have been based in Londonʼs East end for over thirty years and the Olympics have spurred a naive curiosity to better understand boxing and how the sport touches lives within their neighbourhood. Inspired by the areas links with the sport, the sights, sounds and smells of the gym, the result is a stunning bag full of considered detail...

Now, I'm a lover not a fighter but this is worth getting in the for...

The bag will be available exclusively at Liberty and in Ally Capellino stores from July 2012. A book of photographs by Alex Sturrock taken at boxing gyms including the Hackney boxing academy and the Lynn ABC has also been published to coincide with the launch. The result is an oversized publication, incorporating a series of accompanying texts which aim to give some insight into the characters in the images with all proceeds going to boxing charities including London Ex-Boxers. The book will be limited to an edition of 1,500 and will launch on the 4th July. Put em up.

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