Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Felipe Oliveira Baptista named Creative Director for LACOSTE.

Originally from Portugal, Felipe Oliveira Baptista left his native Lisbon at 18 to study fashion design at Kingston University in London. He soon earned his diploma and went on to study with reputable couture houses like Max Mara and Cerruti. After working as an assistant for Christophe Lemaire, he went solo for the first time.
His first presentation of his collections was a success. In 2002, the Portuguese designer received the Hyères International Festival of Fashion Arts prize. The following year, he received a grant that allowed him to launch his self-named ready-to-wear brand.
His innovative style, described himself as being “structured, graphic, sincere, and in a certain sense pure”, has made the couturier one of the most “en vogue” designers of the moment. Each new season presents itself as a new opportunity for Felipe Oliveira Baptista to show off the extent of his talent, showcasing colorful, structured and futuristic pieces.
In 2008 Nike comissioned Felipe Oliveira Baptista to do a project on their mythic hooded top AW77 - the hoddie. for this carte blanch project felipe produced a book about his workin relation to hood & sweatshirts as well as a collection garments all made of the AW77.
Felipe Oliveira Baptista’s outgoing personality, his great sense of colour and his undoubted talent to project LACOSTE brand codes in the future will be key to the ongoing renewal of the LACOSTE core sportswear and asserting the identity of new product lines such as LACOSTE L!VE. His first LACOSTE collection will be presented for Spring/Summer 2012.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Hidden Paris by Ami Sioux

The photographer AMI SIOUX asked some friends to draw a map of the favorites spot in Paris, which she would then photograph for a book called , PARIS 48°50N 2°23E . The propose is to discover people's personal corners of Paris, the spots off the beaten track that you return to again and again. The Paris book is one of a series in which residents draw maps. Ami first had the idea while living in Berlin ten years ago, where people would draw maps to their houses as the city was changing so quickly. The first edition wasReykjavik 64°08N 21°254W. The photos include a selection of the original maps, along with outtakes of the photos printed in the books. The Paris book is currently out of print, and will be published in a second edition. The project will continue with Tokyo, New York, and Berlin, with a publisher to be determined.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Dee & Ricky – CHANEL Lipstick In LEGO Blocks

A limited edition of only 50 units of a CHANEL lipstick created from the LEGO dynamo twins, Dee & Ricky.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Adidas SLVR 2010 Fall/Winter Preview

The adidas SLVR Label is smart sportswear, perfectly balanced between the worlds of street and high fashion, for active and stylish individuals.
A collection of innovative pieces designed with care and rigor, adidas SLVR is streamlined form with strong silhouettes and textures from chunky to sleek which frame the body’s architecture. Sophisticated and subtle in its branding, adidas SLVR stands for clean shape, fluid lines, and structure that works.
With items that are attainable and ultimately wearable, the collection asks to be layered, combined, and rearranged in infinite ways for maximum versatility. Functional fabrics deliver easy comfort day and night, while zippers, hoods, and pockets add minimal yet powerful detail. adidas SLVR showcases a clean and contemporary aesthetic providing multi-functional products, perfect for every dressing situation.
adidas SLVR reflects the tone and pace of today’s world, which stresses the importance of living, working, and designing in smarter, faster and more efficient ways.

Reebok x Jean-Michel Basquiat Capsule Collection

The spirit of Jean-Michel Basquiat lives through this latest installment of capsule product from Reebok. Having seen a nice amount of Basquiat projects from the brand over the last few years, this continues an on-going tribute by Reebok to one of the more intriguing street artists of our time. Featured in the lineup are two graphic t-shirts, a jacket, and a pair of sneakers, all adorned by the art of the late Jean-Michel.

Marc Newson X G-Star – G Star Raw By Marc Newson

The industrial designer, Marc Newson, expands his portfolio from jets to cars to houseware, furniture and sex toys into denim by partnering up with G-Star. The Australian industrial designer has brought his playful, functional style to his work with G-Star, and approached sartorial design the way he would with industrial design. The duo’s collaborative partnership, g star raw by marc newson, has been an ongoing one since it started in 2003.

Newson was given reign to instill his sense of craftsmanship and quality into his line with G-Star, which is highly technical and designed based on what Newson feel was lacking from the available fashion choices out in the market today. For the upcoming season, he brings a new sense of minimalism and technicality into the leisure line, removing excessive seams from raw denim to increase comfort and adding vibrant, bold art work and colors to make his designs instantly recognizable.

Monday, August 23, 2010

The Club Luxury Hotel

This new luxury hotel is called boutiqe hotel The Club and is placed in Singapore. Conceptual and extravagant it offer 22 distinctly unique rooms, a rooftop skybar with alfresco deck and a tapas bar on the ground floor. Design of the hotel combines traditional colonial style and modern elements that make it unique and extremely beautiful.
Colin Seah, Design Director says, “Searching to ground the hotel in the context of Singapore as well as the historically rich conservation area of Club Street and Ann Siang Hill, we drew its inspiration from 2 sources. The first is Singapore’s colonial past, which we have made modern tongue-in-cheek references to through art installation like features such as an larger-than-life statue of Raffles with his head in the clouds as well as through some key furniture pieces and artifacts. The second inspiration was drawn from the area’s popularity as a remittance center for turn of the century Chinese immigrants where hard earned money and wistful letters were sent back to the homeland. We have taken the memories of these exchanges and created features that hint of this legacy in the rooms of The Club, where the modern day nomad and the nomad of yesterday cross paths for a moment.” For more info, Click Here.

Superbude Hotel in Hamburg

The architect Armin Fisher fcreated a concept of a hotel in Hamburg called Superbude where you’re staying with friends and living in a hotel. The six floor building with 74 stylish double and multi-bed rooms allow to stay up all night long without annoying neighbours. All interior of this unusual hotel was created using materials and objects which are totally different in purpose: sofas have been covered with used jeans, kitchen sinks made out of seamen’s chests, and old water pipes have been screwed together to create shelves and tables, even pallets and thick ropes were used to create some of the furniture. For more information Clik Here.