"I started Francis Leon because I wanted to create the ultimate wardrobe staple - the perfect leather jacket," says label founder Jo Turner. "Now I'm using the leather jacket and the material in general as the focus and foundation of a luxury lifestyle brand."
From a series of constantly updated photographs with anecdotes beneath them, posted across his Tumblr and Facebook pages, as well as his official website, HumansOfNewYork - photographer Brandon Stanton is now as familiar to the visual landscape of the place they call "The Big Apple".
A graduate of London's Royal College of Art, Finnish-born Julia Lundsten is known for her experimental and avant-garde creative vision, most commonly associated with her high-end footwear brand, FINSK.
Taking that aesthetic and fusing it with some of the world's most celebrated and iconic celebrities from politics, music, fashion and film, is London-based artist Ben Levy - a rising talent on the commercial art scene, presenting his vision of pop culture with an urban twist.
The SS14 collection for women and men continues its modern interpretation of key basics - denim, leather, knitwear and tailoring - but this time with the introduction of print in the form of graphic word art by Einarsson.
Inspired by the craftmanship, respect and quality in the work of Fifth Avenue Shoe Repairers in London's Goodge Street - a shop which has been bespoke restoring shoes and bags for men and women since 1936 - Swedish fashion label V Ave Shoe Repair was born in Stockholm in 2004, with a vision to create clothing and accessories built around those same core values.
Spring Summer 14 at MBFW Stockholm was dominated by the usual fashion heavyweights who continue to impress each season, but the three day event also continued to uncover an emerging generation of raw and fresh design talent casting their own vision over the ever-evolving Scandi fashion scene.
Staring death right in the face though is the theme of photographer Rankin's new project 'ALIVE', which is part exhibit and part documentary, exploring the personal stories of subjects across the UK who have dealt with the prospect of dying or been survivors of terminal illnesses, living to tell their tale.
Since I first championed Brit singer Jessie Ware as the next big thing on my website way back in February 2012, the soul singer-songwriter who hails from South London has gone on to become music's hottest property, and talking of all things hot, she's just released the new video for her forthcoming single "Imagine It Was Us".
My vote for video of the year so far has to go to "Charlie", the latest project from DJ, recording artist and notorious nightlife