Friday, May 21, 2010

Les Bijoux de Sophie x Lacoste

The new collaboration between Les Bijoux de Sophie and Lacoste for the 2010 Roland Garros pays a gentle and playful homage to the famous Lacoste polo shirt. Four generations ago, this symbolic polo shirt became part of the world of the Modern Man world and environnement, has since become a strong emblem for an elegant and sporty lifestyle. In 1933 the polo shirt in piqué jersey made an impact on the history of apparel after René Lacoste, who had been nicknamed “The Crocodile” by the American press, decided that the 12th prototype of his short-sleeved polo shirt was satisfactory. From then on, it carried the code, L.12.12: 1 designated the material, cotton petit piqué jersey, 2 was for the short sleeved model and the second 12 was a reminder of his legendary high standards. Sophie Lévy, the Designer of Les Bijoux de Sophie has taken the essentials of this story: the Polo Shirt, the Crocodile and the Reference L.12.12, to which she has added the veiled reference of a whistle and a very obvious colour code, Blue, White and Red! In an elegant summary, she shows that these items, the roots of this legend, are the symbols of the eternal youth which we talk about so often…… For the Evian Masters 2010, the collaboration between Les Bijoux de Sophie and Lacoste will continue, in pink with an XXL crocodile. This crocodile, which wins you over at first sight, is a jewel handbag, which will undoubtedly become the new pet. Tucked under the arm of lady golfers, or attached to the wrist by a pretty silvery curb chain like a minilead, this pink crocodile will go from sun-soaked greens to champagne soirées with all our "happy few"! With her “Haute Fantaisie” Sophie Lévy has had fun using the symbols of the crocodile brand and offers us a vision which is still as fresh and elegant as ever.

Neon Clothing

Enlighted was commissioned to create illuminated costumes for M.I.A.'s performance on the main stage at the Coachella Music Festival.They installed EL wire on a variety of pieces of clothing for lead singer Maya Arulpragasam and five backup dancers, as well as accessories for several other members of the band.

Marc Jacobs new fragrance for men: BANG

Nike Sportswear 255 Studio NYC

On May 15th, Nike opened a first of its kind stand-alone conceptual retail destination. Located at 255 Elizabeth Street, 255 Studio is a culmination of sport and design brought together to offer an exclusive assortment of Nike Sportswear icons. Featuring a distinct apparel assortment and unique capabilities to personalize garments, each piece is crafted by a team of skilled Design Consultants. Offering specialized design tools and a variety of graphics, letters, and appliques, 255 Studio is a contemporary and classic platform for constructing ready-made and custom sportswear.

Maison Martin Margiela "20" exhibition at the Somerset House

The Maison Martin Margiela’s upcoming “20″ exhibition has just been released. Following critical acclaim at the MoMu, Antwerp and Haus der Kunst, Munich the show has been specially reconfigured for the Embankment Galleries at Somerset House, London. On show will be pieces from the archive of the famous house. Maison Martin Margiela “20″ The Exhibition is set to open from June 3 until September 5.

ABSOLUT x Spike Lee “ABSOLUT Brooklyn” Vodka

The world’s most iconic vodka, in collaboration with famed filmmaker and Brooklyn son Spike Lee, unveils ABSOLUT Brooklyn, the latest limited-edition, city-inspired flavor to be added to the ABSOLUT Vodka flavor portfolio.

Travel to a colorific world

Impeccably designed by Michel Penneman and Oliver Hannaert, The PANTONE HOTELTM, Brussels showcases the color of emotion with a distinctive hue on each colorous guest floor. From vivid to subdued, for business or leisure, our unique boutique hotel perfectly suits your savvy palette and colorful imagination.

From a design perspective, The PANTONE HOTELTM, Brussels is built on an exceptional use of contrast; a white canvas provides clean space for saturated colors to pop. Guest rooms feature unique photography by esteemed Belgian photographer Victor Levy.

Welcome to the center of the color universe.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Lacoste 10 Corso Como

Iconic tennis brand Lacoste teams up with 10 Corso Como to debut an exclusive capsule collection of tennis-inspired polos with scalloped hems, shorts, sneakers and canvas tote bags featuring Lacoste’s crocodile embleme playfully grasping flowers.

Adidas Originals “The Street Where Originality Lives”

The video was part of a large-scale campaign from the German sportswear brand as it features a ton of familiar names including David Beckham, DJ Neil Armstrong, Jeremy Scott, Mark the Cobra Snake, Mr. Hudson, Noel Gallagher and Snoop Dogg among others.



Friday, May 14, 2010

Andrew Kuo Loves NY, Pizza for Opening Ceremony

Paul Smith 2010 Spring/Summer Collection Sneakers

Visionaire hits Brazil for the launch of a massive new exhibition

The Visionaire exposition called "Visionaire For All Senses" was opened last Tuesday, May 11th at the Tomie Ohtake institute in São Paulo, Brazil. The exposition brings to the country the first 50 issues of the American magazine which is completing 20 years discussing trends in art, fashion and design.

Visionaire 58: Tribute to Alexander McQueen

With contributions from the likes of Lady Gaga, Nick Knight, Mario Testino, Steven Klein, Mario Sorrenti and Steven Meisel, Visionaire #58 will be a tribute to the life of Lee Alexander McQueen. Entitled 'Spirit', it'll be released in June 2010 and can be pre-ordered at Visionaire.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Levi’s x Dr. Romanelli California Beach Collection

This sneaker is part of the capsule collection between Levi’s and Dr. Romanelli which also has a tee and a denim all done up in true DRx fashion.

Nike Sportswear “Write the Future” Pop-Up Shop Launch

Nike Sportswear recently launched its “Write the Future” pop-up shop above SOPH. Shibuya in Tokyo. The store will house some of Nike Sportswear’s most recent country-themed releases for the 2010 World Cup as well as the exclusive colorways of the SOPH. xRejuven8 Mid
Nike Sportswear “Write the Future” Pop-Up Shop
May 8th – June 11th
2F 3-34-10 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
p: 03-3402-1750

Friday, May 7, 2010

WONDERWOOD COMME des GARCONS A Film by The Quay Brothers

In a special event at the Prince Charles Cinema in London, COMME des GARCONS launched WONDERWOOD perfume. The event consisted of a film screening, Inspired by the perfume the film was made by the creative director Christian Astuguevieille and The Quay Brothers on hand. The perfume itself looks to soon become available through Dover Street Market as well as select stockists.