Red Or Dead | Blog

02/04/2019

Just A Uniform

It was Siobhan’s (@justauniform) birthday on the day of the shoot so we bought her a cake and celebrated with her! We had 100 balloons to blow up using helium canisters. Tinsel was included in props too so the theme was perfect for a birthday celebration. There was an immense amount of product that needed to be shot (6 outfits, 8 glasses – 2 temples each) which amounted to a very busy day for the team. Everybody wanted a shoot with the giant disco ball and overall a very fun... Read More

30/11/2018
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Red or Dead Geeks and Freaks shoot with Pip Jolley

At Red or Dead we think Geeks and Cool and Freaks are interesting. To pay homage we decided to do a shoot with one of our favourite influencers Pip Jolley. She did an AMAZING job and we love her so much. On Instagram she posted: “I hope you love them as much as I do. I was so scared that they would want me to be all modely and posey, but they just wanted me to be my usual goofy self and pull faces. Literally never had so much fun... Read More

23/11/2018

SWOTY

One of our favourite times of the year is the Spectacle Wearer of the Year awards. This year the overall winner was Shane Haron from Essex. The 30-year-old said: ‘I’m absolutely over the moon! It’s funny, because when I first saw the advert to enter you get the negative voices in your head saying ‘oh, what’s the point, I’ll never win’, but this year has been a bit of a journey for me where I’ve purposely challenged those negative beliefs and pushed myself out of my comfort zone.’ This year... Read More

16/11/2018
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Red or Dead Specs Launch

We’ve got Specs appeal and now you can too! We are so proud to present our new range of Specs available exclusively at Specsavers. The latest additions to the collection are a continuation from our fashion-forward styles and brings back the popular interchangeable sides – so you can mix up your look whenever you like.   To celebrate we invited @kittycowell@sherriewebster @freshlengths@natwinter_ @georgwhite @justauniform@garycard @rosannaelettra @phineypet to Tonight Josephine for a cocktail and gifted them each a pair of our new frames. We can’t wait to see how they style them and we can’t wait... Read More

12/10/2018
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Toilet Paper Magazine Shop Milan

Here at Red or Dead we love us some Toiletpaper Magazine. For though of you that don’t currently own a copy, Tolietpaper Magazine is the best book that you don’t have. This bi-annual picture-based publication was co-created by Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari. To two met in 2009 for a W magazine photoshoot and enjoyed working together so much that they decided to make their own magazine.   Toiletpaper combines a twisted sense of humour, bright style and stunning conceptual visuals in one amazing package. And if that wasn’t enough,... Read More

28/09/2018

Red or Dead Archive

Well Folks it’s that time of the year again where we leave our computer screens, roll up our sleeves and organise the Red or Dead archive. There’s nothing more rewarding to a design team than to look back at 30 years of British history and fashion.     Here at Red or Dead we believe that you will never know were you’re going unless you understand where you came from.     Sorting out the archive is an important part of making shore ship Red or Dead is sailing properly... Read More

07/09/2018
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Retail Design Student Awards

The Red or Dead team work closely with universities across the country hosting competitions that give students the chance to work on a live brief and if they’re short listed, showcase their work in front of industry professionals. Recently we ran a multi university competition in conjunction with the Retail Design Student Awards. We set a brief for Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Westminster to design a retail space with in a retail space. The students had to design a Red or Dead shopping experience that would exist,... Read More

31/08/2018
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Benjamin Craven Shoes

As part of our collaboration with Benjamin Craven we asked Ben to take our seven best selling shoes and “pimp” them in his own style.   Billie Jean Jade Mountain Mr Briggs Boot ii Mr Crooks  Red Velvet Rosie We really wanted to celebrate our footwear and so we thought it would be a brilliant idea to fill the process of ben painting our wears. So we packed up all our things and moved into Ben’s Studio. for three days all Red or Dead operations happened out of a small... Read More

24/08/2018

Benjamin Craven Shirts

At the top of the year we decided that we wanted to add another creative voice to Red or Dead with the goal of exciting our audience and create a fresh take on Red or Dead. To achieve this, we decided to collaborate with the mega talented Benjamin Craven. Benjamin Craven is inspired by everyday sights and occurrences, from the bright colours of the supermarket cleaning aisle, to architectural collisions – high, low, and all around. We think that Ben and his style are the perfect fit for Red or... Read More

10/08/2018

The Worshipful Company of Cordwainers

We can’t Believe that a year has past already. Once again we were delighted to attend the Corwainers awards for the 5th year running. ‘Be passionate about your work’, said keynote speaker Camilla Elphick and passion, dedication and imagination shone through the entrant’s submissions. This year Katie Greenyer our creative director Judged the competition alongside Guy West who is one half of the award winning Northamptonshire footwear brand Jeffery-West and Atalanta Weller who is a graduate of the Cordwainers College and an award winning designer with a strong celebrity following,... Read More