Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Those who doubt Givenchy's clout in menswear should know that this summer's €1200 gold-studded sandals have been sold out for months. Riccardo Tisci seems to be well aware of the phenomenon he has triggered, as his spring 2011 collection delivered exactly what his fans crave. Despite a slightly disturbing atmosphere—i.e. hockey-meets-Darth Vader masks and the soundtrack to the cult 80's vampire flick “The Lost Boys”—the show was primarily about offering variations on the label's trademarks: shorts-cum-skirts, streamlined tailoring, pristine shirts (beautifully crafted in lacy fabrics), tight and short combos, bold prints (this time leopard), not to mention torso-baring latin hunks. And, as usual, browsing the front row was an interesting exercise, as it revealed Tisci's eclectic pop sensibility. This time, guests included French bad-boy rapper Joey Starr, 1950's Givenchy model Bettina Graziani, twin hip hop dancers Larry and Laurent, and the legendary image wizard Jean-Paul Goude.
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
with Orlando & Frauke - Grahamstown Art Festival
– 12 minute Ankoku Butoh Performance
Undoing is a butoh performance series that explores modes of erasing the individual mind’s claim to the body. We pursue this radical point of erasure between object and subject in order to achieve a quality of emptiness. Once the individual has been eclipsed, the ego silenced, the body will be danced.
Concept & Music: Orlando & Givan Lötz
Costumes: Black Coffee
Styling: Nicole Van Heerden
Photography: Brett Rubin
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
B L K B O X is a collaborative project concept initiated by South African fashion design studio represented by Jacques van der Watt and Danica Lepen. The project explores new collaborations and modes of expanding the reach of fashion beyond the fleeting platform of the catwalk. Through B L K B O X we hope to inspire a more active participation by the public in our collections. The project consists of a series of :
traveling installations / collaborations / publications / ephemeraMORE INFO HERE
Monday, June 21, 2010
dsquared designed this series of skeletal stilettos for their fall/winter 2010 collection. the series features a variety of high heeled boots and shoes that feature heels that look like they are made from spinal columns. the shoes are mostly plain with lace-up side details on some, straps and simple leather patterns on others. these simple details are contrasted by the
organic formed spines on the heels. the shoes will go on sale this august online through select retailers
Sacai, probably make the most creatively stylish knitwear on the planet, and dear I say, the best! Early arrivals continue to arrive at colette for the coming season, included, a large selection of the japanese brands mens knitwear. Some styles looking familar from recent seasons stand out pieces, others Sacai’s signature rethink of classic knitwear.
Friday, June 18, 2010
Following up the release from a couple of months back, Italian contemporary brand Missoni team up with Converse yet again, producing an additional pair of Chuck Taylor All Stars. This time around, the shoes take on a more subtle colorway, utilizing a black and white fabric upper, which takes over the usual rubber toe cap. Additional highlights include rich leather detailing on the tongue and lining and all-white midsoles. Instant classics!
Thursday, June 17, 2010
There a Danish menswear line called Jean//phillip homme whose Fall/Winter 2010 collection we think rocks.
The Jean//phillip homme Fall/Winter 2010 collection is primarily based on a monochrome color palette, this time adding a hint of the autumn leave foliage to it. The styles are developed on a rather icy minimalist look, which incorporates many layers, and detailed materials.
The classic Jean//phillip homme couture tradition with suit pieces can be recognized in some of the collection. Another of the designer’s signatures, a strong handpicked selection of experimental textiles, is also present. The collection blends leathers, stretch materials, wool, cashmere, silk, coated fabrics and knits. Once again, the Jean//phillip Homme F/W 2010 collection is another clash between couture and opulent masculinity.See for yourself in the images below. Don’t forget to check out their site for more info and images
Thursday, June 10, 2010
The following shoot was shot in Soweto using a range of young Australian fashion designers whose prints were inspired by African culture. The shoot was featured in a French online magazine called 'Fashizblack' in their South African themed issue (see pg68-83 and back cover).
Having previewed this collaboration between mastermind JAPAN and adidas, which is part of the adidas FOOTBALL STYLE initiative here is a more defining look. With the adidas FOOTBALL STYLE initiative set to make a huge impression from June 16 through to June 22 at Isetan Shinjuku, Tokyo I am certain this shoe will attract a lot of attention.
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Monday, June 7, 2010
teamuncoolfashion likes: "Embrace the alien within" : Photographs by Phyllis Galembo Title: Rene Daalder
“Large-scale color photographs from 2005 to 2006 reflect the ritual adornment and spirituality of masquerade in Nigeria, Benin and Burkina Faso in West Africa. These portraits of masqueraders build on Galembo's work of the past twenty years photographing the rituals and religious culture in Nigeria, Brazil, Cuba, Jamaica and Haiti, as well as the homegrown custom of Halloween in the United States. Organized by Ian Berry, Malloy Curator of the Tang Museum, in collaboration with the artist.”
– Tang Museum
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
It’s been a long time coming. Cult street label FALSE has finally launched it’s first collection of 2010, titled Disarm or Die. Everything we love about FALSE is back in effect – the signature monotone colors of black and white, the powerful graphics and the fact that everything is hand-screened. Quality thoughts at it’s finest. Grab the tees now at the FALSE’s new ANTI ANTI e-store.
“A call for action in the form of intelligence, a call to arms where no arms shall be required. A collective conjoining of minds to actively communicate, boycott, overthrow the powers that might be just by active choice. The choice to choose our own independent way of thought and way of seeing life. The choice to bring down the false illusions bestowed upon us.. Reality altering at will and on a whim, we see what we choose to see and thus we shall be what we choose to be. Disarm Or Die……..”
these lollipops in the shape of fashion brand logos by Massimo Gammacurta, the latest conceptual still-life project by the Italian-born, New York-based artist. Naturally you want to get your sticky fingers on the edible icons themselves, but if you can't, a new book is the next best thing.
Better Off Dead, the second line from the makers of FALSE, has also launched it’s first collection of 2010. Dubbed “Karl The Butcher “. Karl The Butcher is a visual narration of the events preceding Karl’s release from world renowned fashion house Chanel. The parodies of luxury fashion in this collection is not to be missed. Available now on FALSE’s ANTI ANTI e-store, check out the amazing visuals and graphics from the collection below.