Givenchy Spring 201330/06/2012
Riccardo Tisci continues to awe with his street fused adaption of fashion, sex and religion. Spring 2013 shown today in Paris is signature Tisci, and it's a visual representation of why Givenchy has become so influential since the St. Martins graduate took the helm. Special note and kudos to the designer for casting Stella Tennant in the show. And myself, like so many others, will now eagerly await next Spring to get our hands on our picks from the collection.
Source - style.com
Downtown for Democracy30/06/2012
Earlier in the year our good friends at OHWOW published a book entitled Downtown for Democracy. The concept seemed very heartfelt and something beyond what we normally fill our lives with - whether that be style, art or design. Downtown for Democracy comes from a deeper space and a truly important cause. We wanted to explain more about the alliance, but also explain ways in which you can become involve. The Downtown for Democracy website gives you the option to donate funds directly, buy the book, or attend a series of dinners entitled 'Dining for Democracy' starting July 11th.
Rick Owens Spring 201330/06/2012
Rick Owens' Spring 2013 "Island" collection saw the inclusion of familiar Rick favorites but also brought with it a freshness that hinted at the designer moving into lighter and more youthful territory. Owens once again presented his polarizing take on menswear - love it or loathe it - but who could really choose the latter when it came to super-slick black jackets paired down with similarly sharp trousers?
Havoysund Rest Stop30/06/2012
Winding ribbonlike from the hills down to the craggy Arctic coastline, the new Havoysund Rest Stop in Norway is reason to stop in itself. Designed by Reiulf Ramstad, the rest stop is intended to enhance the walk from the roadway to the ocean below, with its interesting snaking structure providing another point of interest for visitors to the region. As well as operating as a walk way, the rest stop also offers a barbecue area where tourists and locals alike can pause for a picturesque picnic.
Zana Bayne Interview
Sexy and Sculptural
Zana Bayne is the leather boss. Her intricate, handcrafted leather accessories are wearable works of art. Sexy and sculptural, they add an alluring edge to any outfit. Bayne started off making leather harnesses as something for herself to wear, but demand for her creations quickly spread, and so she set up a studio in order to devote herself to the craft.
Clementine Widdowson – de Pressigny
Dries Van Noten Spring 201329/06/2012
Whatever Dries Van Noten does, he does it well - and this season it was camouflage. Adding to the ranks of designers who have used the pattern in recent collections, Van Noten paired it up with sharp midnight blue suits and down with silky white padded vests and shirts. The camo in question was a digitized version of the print and came down the runway in green, orange and blue variations. One might think it would induce a pattern-overload when paired with checks, but in actual fact the opposite occurred - it was actually rather calming.
3.1 Phillip Lim Spring 201329/06/2012
Phillip Lim put the cool in karate for his Spring runway collection which was built around a culture clash of Japanese and Brazilian traditions; what Lim calls "Nipo-Brazilerio sub-cultures". Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) was clearly a strong influence for the collection which saw relaxed-yet-sharp silhouettes stroll down the runway. Of course, these pieces still maintained Lim's precision and attention to detail; the smarter trousers, in particular, were of an immaculate fit. Things loosened up a bit on top with shirts and jumpers worn (draped) casually askew.
Aesop Japan Stores by Torafu Architects29/06/2012
Australian skincare brand Aesop has announced a physical presence in the Asian marketplace with stores in Tokyo and Yokohama, designed by Torafu Architects. The light and airy stores are designed to create an simple and natural experience for customers, who are welcome to linger and seek consultation on the wide array of available Aseop products.
Hood By Air x Opening Ceremony Video29/06/2012
Streetwear lies in authenticity, when Shayne Oliver started Hood by Air in 2006 it was simply a matter of creating printed tees for his friends. The result is a genuine cult like following and a brand which has influenced a whole genre of fashion today. Here we are in 2012 and theres no massive growth, there's no expanded collections or sales, just the same core values - which is why it's a favourite of ours and so many others. Hood by Air got together with Opening Ceremony to create this video to showcase the brands latest collection.