Monday, July 26, 2010
A.039, the internal code used within adidas for adidas Originals releases its Fall/Winter 2010 look book. The menswear features a very relaxed attire, with strong sports references thrown into a somewhat modern mix. The A.039 pocket is pretty cool branding wise, slightly off centre logo- and would do anyone’s wardrobe justice.
After reading the new Dazed issue this month (88), I came accross the shoot with Kristen Mcmenamy shot by Tierney Gearon. What really sparked my interest was the shot with her wearing the Faux-Fur pants and Jacket by Chanel. This was an amazing way of shooting the Karl Lagerfeld creation. If anyone can make strange look amazing, its definately Kristen Mcmenamy.
The Dazed Shoot:
Photography. Tierney Gearon
Styling. Karen Langley
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Parson School graduate Julia Chesky presents a fantastic series of photographs, entitled “The Original Hipster”. She shot the series with art director Ali Lee and homeless model Chris.
“Our lovely model, Chris, has lived on Mercer Street for a few decades by choice. I’m calling this series The Original Hipster because on most days he doesn’t even look like he’s truly homeless.“
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Here is another compelling project to come from mastermind JAPAN by having teamed up with renowned Swiss watchmaker HUBLOT. With the Big Bang style used as the canvas the design is elegant and naturally the color of choice is black. The watch is highlighted by the large 44mm casing with the signature mastermind JAPAN motif while the watch is limited to only 30 pieces and will be available from July 17.
We dont feature skateboard clothing very often and Nike either. But I have always liked the skateboarding wing of the American clothing giant.
Monday, July 12, 2010
Friday, July 9, 2010
Met some guys in Barcelona from Milan the other day who design and own the brand Retro Super Future an amazing Sunglass brand from Milano. For me the brand is stronger and more durable than Ray Ban sunglasses and they offer more diversity to the classic old wayfarer style.
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Here is a great interpretation of the Vans Era, with a more formal touch provided with the brogue motif on the toe and heel. This black version completes the desired look and would make for a great addition to anyone’s collection.
Fred Perry designed this new special edition range in collaboration with classic English brand, Liberty.
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Did a little magazine shopping while in Paris last week and came accross a fairly new magazine called 'I like my style magazine'. Its supposedly the first user generated fashion magazine in the world.
Spending some time in Paris this weekend I had the pleasure to meet the young and very talented surrealistic photographer Khuong Nguyen. His work for Louboutin (Winter Tales) is incredible and the pain staking attention to detail put into his work is worth writing about.
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Having already corseted phallic objects like champagne and perfume bottles, to say nothing of Madonna circa her Blonde Ambition days, you’d think Jean Paul Gaultier would have designed lingerie by now. Well, it seems our panties can unbunch a bit, knowing that JPG has finally launched his first unmentionables collection, slated to hit stores in November. In the meantime, the ever-kinky designer will offer us a tease next week, when two limited-edition pieces will have their coming out at his couture show.
Created in partnership with La Perla, the 27-style line of mostly handmade bras and knickers will also include a waist-cincher and bra modeled after those worn by Madge in her early-90s, chola Marilyn Monroe phase. The new titty holster is actually rather demure, vaguely reminiscent of the paper umbrellas found in fruity vacation cocktails. Fitting, perhaps, since after enough drinks it'll go straight to the hotel room floor.
Monday, July 5, 2010
Knitting really seems to increase a lot in the fashion industry. Hungary based designer Phuong Thuy Nguyen is one of the designers who's really seizing this craft and is able to take knitting to a whole other level. He spreads thick hanks of wool on the floor and knits these strange creations reminiscent of giant insects or exotic flowers, using the three primary colours, red, blue and yellow. The hand knitted shapes seem a little awkward but comfortable at the same time.
Sunday, July 4, 2010
Vans have teamed up with renowned saddle and bike accessory label Brooks England on an exciting collection. This project which comes under the Vans Vault line consists of an interpretation of the New Era LX that is refined by the leather that epitomizes Brooks England concept. In addition the collection is completed with the addition of a Saddleback making for a compelling project that releases in July.
Thursday, July 1, 2010
Paying homage to the original track jacket that Nike designed for the 1998 Brazil football squad, the N98 Jacket has been chosen as the focus piece to play out Nike x Tank’s most recent project. Teaming up with 6 of the UK’s most exciting young fashion designers and sporting figures today, Nike and Tank magazine have teamed them up and produced 6 different jackets, each as individual as their muses and has brought back much modernity and current aesthetics into the “National 1998″jacket which is so rich in sport heritage. A wonderful play between sports functionality and fashion aesthetics.