Friday, February 26, 2010

Yves Saint-Laurent, l'Œuvre Intégral, 1962-2002

Colette presents Yves Saint-Laurent, l'Œuvre Intégral, 1962-2002, an exceptional opus revealing the couturier's creation.
Fondation Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent and Editions La Martinière have teamed up to to gather Yves Saint Laurent haute couture designs achieved during 40 years and unveil this exceptional heritage to the public. The result is impressive: 26 kg, 4 large format boxes, 1 per each decade, 1283 boards, 80 collections, more than 1500 pieces of wardrobe revealed, the collections which created an event or the ones which made fuss... Information is impeccable, detailed and therefore complete. Each drawing and sketch board is precisely reproduced on a nice mat paper, has a fabric sample of each piece of cloth, quote the workshop that made it, the name of the model who wore it in the show, the order of appearance. The wardrobe is comprehensive from day wear to night sets, showing jackets as well as tuxedos or the wedding gowns.
A more technical book (both in english and french) with an introduction by Pierre Bergé goes along with the 4 boxes. It shows some beautiful pictures of Yves Saint Laurent at work. You can find there in addition to the program of the 80 catwalks the necessary tools for a complete utilizing of the boards : index, bibliography, biography, etc.
This is an extraordinary and exceptional deal, for all the lovers of Yves Saint Laurent's work and all the other ones admiring what one may now call a part of our common heritage.
From March 11th on, Fondation Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent and le Petit Palais, musée national de la ville de Paris will present at Petit Palais their new related exhibition "Yves Saint Laurent" on the haute couture designs.
You can choose to register now for this opus at reduced price of 1,700 EUR, (this price is valid till Marth 3rd) and either pick up the books at colette from March 4th or get delivered at home for an additional 90 EUR (secured and insured delivery with appointment) but only in France mainland. For foreign countries someone from our staff will contact you as soon as possible to give you a shipping fees estimate. You may also want to pay by wire transfer, please contact eshop@colette.fr.
Otherwise Yves Saint-Laurent, l'Œuvre Intégral, 1962-2002 will be available in avant-première at colette from March 4th to March 11th at 2,100 EUR.

UNE VIE SAINT LAURENT LIVRE + CD

With these 16 songs, Alain Chamfort sings "Une Vie Saint Laurent" from childhood to his last fashion show. As visual as musical this biography gathers sketchs, photos and drawings with texts from Robert Murphy.
- contains a 16 songs CD - 96 pages, 18 x 24 cm - language: french - published by Albin Michel
Special thanks to S.

Moleskine + Burton

In celebration of the Tim Burton MoMA exhibition, Moleskine created a limited run of (rare) custom Tim Burton weekly planners. These planners were given out to guests of MoMA during the opening events. So rare are these, that we could only find 2 in the Moleskine NYC office! But we're all about giving back, so we're going to give these away to 2 lucky Tim Burton + Moleskine fans.
The first winner is Nuno Miranda from Lisbon.

Tatsuhiko “Ryu” Akashi Of MEDICOM TOY At Office In Tokyo.

As a huge fan and also a collector of the Iconic bear, this is where they come alive in the hands of Tatsuhiko Akash, MEDICOM TOY CEO.
MEDICOM TOYS have taken over just about every young and grown individual’s toy fetish since their debut from their Japanese whereabouts. Acclaimed creator and overall visionary Tatsuhiko Akashi has turned the Bearbrick into an iconic piece of pop culture and art with the help of some of the biggest names around.
Be@rbrick is a collectible toy designed and produced by the Japanese company MediCom Toy Incorporated. The name is derived from the fact that the figure is a cartton-style representation of a bear, and that it is a variation of MediCom's Kubrick design. The at sign in the place of the letter a is a visual device that is a part of the Be@rbrick brand, and as such, a trademark of MediCom Toy.

The first figure was released 27 May 2001 as a free gift to visitors of the World Character Convention 12 in Tokyo. Since then Be@rbricks have been released in several different sizes using a variety of materials, including wood, felt, and glow-in-the-dark plastic.

The standard size is seven centimeters high, and these figures are referred to as 100% Be@rbricks. Other Be@rbricks are named for their size relative to the standard: 50% are four centimeters high, 70% are five centimeters high, 400% are 28 centimeters high, and 1000% are 70 centimeters high. A 200% size chogokin be@rbrick has also been produced standing 14 centimeters tall.

Be@rbricks differ from their predecessor Kubricks, in that each series includes 18 figures in 10 different themes , which are constant from series to series.

Lacoste AW 2010/11

Last week, Lacoste has showed your AW 2010/11 collection at the NYFC. As a Member of this Family I couldn't miss to post about it.

SPORTSWEAR STRETCHED

LACOSTE lives in colour year round, as creative director Christophe Lemaire deftly demonstrates with his Fall/Winter 2010 collection that takes iconic sportswear staples and stretches them beyond their imagined boundaries.

The show starts with the elegant Club line, which strikes a healthy balance between comfy casual and sophisticated chic. ‘Volume and oversized proportions are the key words’, explains Lemaire. ‘We really worked on the sleeves for women, while for men it is all about deconstructing and rethinking the jacket’. A show-stopping hand-knitted baby alpaca car coat morphs into a larger-than-life scarf wrapped over a long-sleeved polo paired with tailored shorts in double-faced wool that hit mid thigh. A sweater dress features a funnel collar that slips up and into a hood, while a jumpsuit in red wool jersey is made for walking from winter into spring. For men, the jacket gets a facelift in suede and knit with construction details like cropped waists and raglan sleeves adapted from workwear and adopted from peacoats. A pair of inverted three-pleat trousers inspired by a 1930s photograph of brand founder Mr. René Lacoste lounging off court get a contemporary 3D twist in speckled flannel.

Vivid colour blocking takes center stage as Lemaire showcases the sportswear heritage of LACOSTE. The classic polo gets cropped in double-faced wool then stretched into a bolero-like cape or pulled into a maxi dress with big buttons. Tube dresses with cocktail length hems are layered over long-sleeved polos and Lemaire’s answer to sweatpants: lean ‘longjohn leggings’ with extra-wide ribbed ankles that snuggle over the tops of high-heeled desert boot-brogue hybrids in suede. Sweatshirts are elongated and become mini-dresses with funnel collars and gathered waists or rendered in soft knit with a wide ribbed hip-hugger waist and collar that can slide over the shoulders for a sporty take the little black dress--with fuschia, yellow and green colour-blocked highlights of course.

‘It is also important to ensure that the runway translates to the rack’, Lemaire adds. ‘The reality of early sell-in periods and increasingly demanding delivery schedules mean that some of the special pieces we have made for past shows never had a chance commercially. This season we have highlighted 15 looks for a capsule collection named LACOSTE Studio that will be available at our flagship boutiques and select specialty stores around the world’.

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Elijah Woods & Shirley Manson For Oliver Peoples Spring 2010 Campaign

For its 2010 Spring campaign, the Los Angeles-based eyewear firm Oliver Peoples partnered with photographer and director Autumn de Wilde and cast actor Elijah Wood and scarlet-haired Garbage vocalist Shirley Manson to star in the campaign imagery as well as a short film based on the collection.

Tom Ford Eyewear S/S 2010 campaign, featuring Carolyn Murphy & Nicholas Hoult

Tom Ford's Second Coming

As a huge fan of this amazing fashion designer, I could not
missed to post a note from his debut master piece on the big
screen.
How could Ford, who had pulled off one of the greatest fashion reinventions in history with Gucci (and consequently shaped the dominant style of a decade), possibly do it again, in a totally new and notoriously difficult medium such as film.
Most people regarded Ford's move into film as a vanity project; one that if actually realized would be all style and no substance, a glorified TV commercial of beautiful people.
He proved us all wrong. Ford, it appears, is one of those rare people who can transfer their genius. A Single Man, starring Colin Firth and Julianne Moore, has been lauded by critics. W magazine called it "...poignant, stunningly realized tale of loss and long." Screen International heaped similar praise, "Tom Ford gets it spectacularly right,” while Variety deemed it “an impressive helming debut.”
The film, adapted from the 1964 novel by Christopher Isherwood, tells the story of a college professor played by Firth, who is confronted by the sudden and tragic death of his long time partner. Since the movie's premiere in September at the Venice Film Festival (where it received a 10-minute standing ovation and the best actor prize for Firth, who is now the subject of major Oscar buzz), it has enjoyed acclaim at most of the world's major film festivals.
Long live to the king.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Pringle of Scotland SS 2010

The British brand brigs the Iconic Artist Tilda Swinton as your new face to the SS 2010 campaign shoot by the photographer Ryan McGinley.
The add video you can watch @ www.pringlescotland.com

Prada Women's AW 2010/11 Live stream

Watch Prada's Women's AW 2010/11 Fashion show live on:

New music video from Lady Gaga: TEETH

Thongs Who Loves me

Just a few months from the summer, this fun pair of flip flops designed for walking on the beach by the Italian designer Paolo Ulian ... With the inscriptions "Who loves me follow me" will for sure seduce everyone.

The Michelberger Hotel : Berlin

The Michael Berger Hotel is a boutique hotel / Bar restaurant in Berlin. Designing from the creative minds of a group of friends, they worked on the idea of a fun, trendy and rebellious budget hotel, a little bit like Berlin itself ! Their vision was to create a hotel that is “as creative as an ad agency”.
For more information: www.michelbergerhotel.com
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