October 3rd, 2013 – Called upon by Miuccia Prada herself—four sensational muralists and two illustrators set a vibrant stage for Prada’s Spring/Summer 2014 fashion presentation, In The Heart Of Multitude, at Milan’s Via Fogazzaro show space. Inspired by “the political wall art from Mexican muralists such as Diego Rivera,” Mrs. Prada plucked the artists from all over the world: Mesa from Spain, El Mac from the United States, Gabriel Specter from Canada, Stinkfish from Colombia, Jeanne Detallante from France (she works in the U.S.), and Pierre Mornet from France.
The the artist’s paintings extend from the set of the show to the garments in the collection, as Prada employed the group of contemporary artists to help communicate her vision of the new power woman. “I saw them as strong, visible fighters. We need to be fighters in general. There is this debate about women again, and I want to interpret it. My instrument is fashion. I use my instrument to be bold. I had this idea that if you wear clothes so exaggerated and out there, people will look, and then they will listen.” She laughed. “It’s a sort of trick.” Then the designer added, “I want to be nasty.”
The visions of the artists were cleverly integrated into the collection in various ways. The bold, cartoon-like faces of Artist Jeanne Detallante are bejewelled onto bra-implanted coats, dresses, bags, and furs. This, of course, allows fashion enthusiasts to acquire a piece of art-fashion. In application, the garment will be speaking-as-you-wear the imagery of six artists.
Brooklyn-based artist Gabriel Specter composed a telling portrait of a weeping girl who is surrounded by rainbows. The artist says he’s inspired by the “overlooked elements in society, the things that most people would regularly pass by, those are the things I pick up on.”
Stinkfish boasts most of his inspiration from his home city of Bogota, the place where he honed his painting skills as a youngster. Recognized internationally for his large, colorful murals, Stinkfish works from the photographs of local people that he takes on the streets and later turns into stencils. For Prada’s fashion show, the artist splatted bursts of colors across the wall to create the face of a gazing woman.
Photography Courtesy of Prada
October 1st, 2013 – On display during this year’s London Design Festival was the impressive work of Elina Gleizer, an up and coming Israeli Jewelry Designer. The collection embodies fragmented abstractions of disjointed human body parts fusing together to create a compelling jewelry and accessories collection titled, Alter Self.
Gleizer says her designs “have a continuous dialogue with human anatomy, form and ergonomics. They integrate traditional silversmith techniques with varied technologies and materials such as: metal, wood, leather, semi-precious stones, textiles and plastics, all creating contemporary and fashion forward piece of wearable art.”
We are most fond of Gleizer’s bionic take on sunglasses, a piece in the Alter Self collection that was inspired by the two eye sockets and the eyebrow line. The eyebrow line was creatively translated into the glasses in the form of a wooden visor functioning as the bridge, with circular metal frames below. Gleizer complemented the gold plated brass temples on the side of the sunglasses, with temple tips constructed of comfortable leather.
Each item in the collection, which can be seen here, is suited to a specific body part, and expressing it by size and shape. The collection is made out of carved wood, silver, gold plated brass, linen, leather, and semi precious stones. As a recent graduate of Israel’s esteemed Shenkar College of Engineering and Design, the first collection of the blooming designer proves she is one to keep on the radar.
Photography by Marina Moshkovich Chris
September 17th 2013 - Dutch womens wear designer Yvonne Poei-Yie Kwok exercised meticulous craftsmanship in her debut collection titled ‘We Dance Like Little Mary’s Swaying to the Symphony of Destruction’. The young designer and recent graduate is stepping out from the shadows of her Viktor & Rolf mentors to create a playful collection of garments inspired by marionette dolls and carnivals. “I was mainly inspired by the marionette and I’ve also been using references like carnival and punk culture that I’ve translated into a colorful and playful collection with a lot of handwork. I referenced biker jacket, little shorts, pleated skirts, and sweaters because I wanted to make a young and feminine collection,” the designer explained.
The collection’s lengthy title was necessary for Kwok to communicate the intentions of her craft. For Kwok, ‘We Dance Like Little Mary’s Swaying to the Symphony of Destruction’, emphasizes the battle with mental disorder caused by the restrictions within the fashion system where pressure plays a major role.
To match the mantra, the juxtaposition between feminine silhouettes and disarray is visualized in the collection as pleated skirts with amazing cuts are joined with subtle punk hints and fluffy poms are complemented by rigid string work. Quite a statement collection for the blooming designer whose craftsmanship surely exceeds her years.
Photography Courtesy of Yvonne Poei-Yie Kwok
August 28th, 2013 - Earlier this summer, Karen Walker released her collection of eyewear that featured women of the elder variety rocking her colorfully extravagant shades. The campaign became an instant worldwide success, racking up tons of sales and positive feedback. So, how do you top such a successful campaign? How about going to the complete, other end of the spectrum?
Introducing the Karen Walker Forever 2nd Summer Collection…. featuring kids as models. Within the ripe ages of 3-5, these tiny models lend a sense of excitement and optimism to the campaign.
“The idea of shooting kids as a follow up to first summer’s concept seemed obvious to us for many reasons” says Walker; “We had a lot of fun in the studio. We’d never worked with kids before. You’ve just got to get them while the energy’s there and shoot the hell out of it! That said, I don’t know if I want to make a movie with kids”.
The collection features four different styles in two colors schemes, complete with Walker’s signature, exaggerated frames. Each style is available in white with blue reflecting lenses, as well as black with black lenses. The black frames feature an interesting element, the use of an ancient art form known as filigree. This form of metalwork relies on the use of tiny beads or twisting threads, creating incredibly intricate designs.
Walker has deemed this the bookend to her original 1st Summer Collection campaign, shot by Ari Seth Cohen. This time around she chose renowned photographer Derek Henderson, who sets about capturing the children’s natural positivity and boundless curiosity. Walker seems to like to keep people guessing, and you can be sure we’ll be looking out for her next innovative campaign. Visit Karen Walker’s Website to meet these miniature models and check out the collection.
Written by Jordan Bailey
Photography by Derek Henderson
August 18th, 2013 – Breaking ground on August 19th, Prospekt Supply will debut their first garment, aptly titled, Windbreaker - which is arguably the most-high end pullover windbreaker on the market. “Our quest was to create the most luxurious windbreaker possible,” explained Andrew Joseph, creative director of the luxury street wear brand. Turns out, they did. The New York-based brand took the classic, quarter zip hoodie windbreaker and reinvented it with premium, water-resistant and breathable polyester, accents of leather and waxed, woven drawstrings.
The word ‘windbreaker’ tends to trigger some key association words: loud, heavy, hot… you get the idea. Joseph made it his mission to recreate this staple garment with simplicity, comfort, and luxury in mind. “The Japanese have mastered the art of producing technical fabrics,” Joseph explained. “Whereby they can achieve breathability and water resistance at the same time – while still maintaining a high-quality and durable product.”
As a creative director whose beginnings are rooted in culture-rich metropolitan hubs like Cairo, Vancouver and New York, it makes sense that Prospekt Supply’s debut piece would be constructed from specific materials that Joseph has procured from around the globe. The lightweight jacket was conceived from a veritable tapestry of global influences – zippers sourced from Switzerland and Italy, wax woven drawstrings from Japan, and genuine leather accents from the good ol’ US of A. And we’d be remiss if we didn’t tell you that near the neck of the unisex windbreaker, Joseph devised a calfskin leather ‘zipper garage’ to keep our bearded friends from getting their hair caught. (*This one goes out to you, Portlandia. Cheers!)
Salivating over this super awesome windbreaker? Prospekt Supply’s exclusive, limited-edition jacket will serve as the pilot and focal point for the company. A small capsule collection will be available shortly after – just in time for Spring 2014. (Phew!)
August 1st, 2013 – We can’t seem to get enough of Craig & Karl’s always inspiring artwork, ever. So when the illustrating duo teamed up with fashion designer Henry Holland from House of Holland for an exclusive collection we had to deliver the scoop! Starting today, Londoners will likely get a glimpse of a custom designed House of Holland “ice cream” truck singing its way through the British capital. Instead of tasty treats, the truck will be selling the new Mr. and Mrs. Quiffy collection (translates to puff in French). The collection is inspired by the world of ice and sweet treats, therefore this new kind of pop-up store: a traveling ice-cream truck, will be debuting Mr. and Mrs. Quiffy’s scarves, shirts, dresses, skirts, iPhone cases, sunglasses, caps, and jewelry to the public through the month of August. Take a gander over to House of Holland’s brand new website to see more of Mr. and Mrs. Quiffy’s polka dots, checks, and stripes.
July 24th, 2013 – Most of us expect more out of our handbags than a gold plated designer logo or an overused monogram pattern. Yawn! London-based designer and founder of Satal 36, Miryam Lozano Quilez, created a series of unisex wooden carryalls that consist of a fanny pack, an clutch, and two over-the-shoulder handbags. Quilez explained that the pieces were derived from the idea of making “functional and useful accessories with a beautiful finish.” The carryalls are outfitted with wood grain outer core and over flap then accented with camel colored leather. The unique collection will properly debut in fall of 2013 and will hit shelves shortly afterward. Knock on wood.
July 15th, 2013 – If you’re going to design animal bone inspired pumps in the year 2013, they wouldn’t be complete without a 3D printed skeleton-esque heel. London based footwear designer Chaemin Hong fused cowhide leather, studded gold hardware, and a 3D printed heel to create her latest A/W 2013-14 collection of future-forward pumps.
The designer says that her inspiration behind the design of the heels is derived from the concept of humankind being at the top of the food chain. Hong explained, “the moment that human beings climb up to the top of that pyramid, they act as if they are completely unrelated to the food chain pyramid.”
“Human beings observe the animals in the natural state on TV, and watch the animals’ survival instinct as if they are surprised. Bones of the animals, sources of protein, that were thrown away leave behind animal form. It is not like the animals disappeared: Instead, they were merely dismantled. When the bones re-combine to formulate a new form to create yet another creation, I wonder whether they could instill life into something new instead of merely serving as the remnant of the food chain.”
The deconstructive design of the heels, in theory, is the combination of the dismantled bones. The concept that began with the idea of new creations, sought to re-create the feel and shape of the bones, by using a diverse set of techniques. Although the dramatically arched, bone-like heel is the centerpiece of these pumps, the textured peach Nubuck leather and grey cowhide leather end up stealing the show, as the pieces are impressively held together with a cozy white leather “sock”.
Photography by Chaemin Hong
June 19th 2013 – In high demand, and well deserved. Pop Art whiz-duo Craig & Karl are becoming near household names as their creative vision is being scattered throughout the world due to high-profile collaborations with names such as Sephora, New York Magazine, Vogue, The XX, and now the luxury German leather goods gurus at MCM. Craig & Karl joined forces with MCM (Mode Creation Munich) to fuse art and fashion together into the daily lives of fashion connoisseurs and art lovers alike.
Entitled ‘Eyes on the Horizon’, the limited edition Spring/Summer 2013 collection of clutches, handbags, briefcases, backpacks, and key chains, evokes a sunny optimism, recalling sun kissed vacations and the youthful excitement of endless summers.
The artwork is focused on playful eyes peering out through pairs of sunglasses while taking on amusing and abstracted forms to add a sense of fun and modernity to the collection. Craig & Karl then paired the eyes with splashes of color and summer motifs such as palm trees and water reflections.
The collaboration is a bold and fresh combination of the iconic German-engineered functionality with traditional craftsmanship of MCM with the colorful and abstract creative vision of Craig & Karl.
MCM explained that the collection name serves as a nod to the two artists living/working in two cities on opposite sides of the Atlantic Ocean – a modern concept that extends a familiarity to MCM’s clientele of seasoned travelers. The complete collection will be available in MCM flagship boutiques and selected retailers worldwide in June 2013.
May 2nd, 2013 – Ukrainian designer Irina Dzhus, founder of Kiev-based fashion house DZHUS, used philosophical ideas to construct her latest Technogenesis collection. One jaw-dropping piece in the collection is the Transforming Neoprene Hood Dress, a unique black dress made with a futuristic combination of dense knitted fabric and matte neoprene. The front part of the bodice is lined with black rayon, but the transforming hood is lined with black raincoat fabric and features laser cut patterns.
Irina says that the main idea behind Technogenesis is “about regeneration of the anthropogenic civilization’s destructive priorities into a virtually new trans-marginal existence in order to create the post-utilitarian aesthetics.”
The young designer used traditional textiles combined with industrial materials to achieve the desired “post-utilitarian aesthetic.”
“I make all the constructions myself,” Dzhus explained, “as well as I sample fabrics with the focus on their texture and physical properties. My ethereal ideas take shape, and that enraptures me most about being a designer.”
The “Technogenesis” collection won 2nd place in Look into the Future, a young designers contest held by Ukrainian Fashion Week, and it also was shown at Odessa Holiday Fashion Week and I Love Kiev Festival. ( Buy the Transforming Neoprene Hood Dress Here )
April 29th, 2013 – Around this time each year, we get a sneaky preview of the designs for the new NFL and NCAA football uniforms for the upcoming season. Although many of the new uniforms are interesting, there is one team that consistently impresses us year after year with their dynamic and colorful kit – the University of Oregon. Better known as the Ducks, The University of Oregon took to the field on Saturday for their annual Spring Football Game, once again wearing uniforms that honor the men and women who serve our country.
For the past four years, Nike and the University of Oregon have partnered to create a custom-designed uniform for the team’s final Spring scrimmage. This year, both the home and away uniforms have unique details including new nameplates, insignias and patches that tell stories of support and honor. Following the scrimmage, Oregon football players will present their specially made jerseys to approximately 100 uniformed men and women representing all branches of the military.
Nike co-founder and University of Oregon Track & Field Coach Bill Bowerman’s time in the 10th Mountain Division of the U.S. Army provided inspiration for the white away football uniform design. Bowerman’s division wore an all-white uniform and was trained for mountain terrain and arctic conditions.
The olive home uniform design was inspired by Oregonian Art Miller’s lifetime of military service in the 41st Division of the U.S. Army. Miller played linebacker for the Ducks as a freshman in 1939 before joining the National Guard and being called to active service. Trained in military intelligence, Miller served the country for more than 29 years and eventually retired as a Lieutenant Colonel. He was honored in a pre-game ceremony along with other former Oregon football players who served in the military prior to the Ducks’ Sept. 18, 2010 game vs. Portland State.
The new “titanium carbon” finish on the home uniform helmet features a unique fade from yellow to anthracite in order to elevate the iconic Duck wing pattern on either side.“This is a proud moment for University of Oregon’s Football program and Nike to give back to the community,” said Todd Van Horne, Global VP and Creative Director for Nike Football. “We are proud to honor both Art Miller and Bill Bowerman with these new uniform designs in order to honor Oregon’s men and women of service.”
“Words cannot express our gratitude to the men and women who serve our country and this is why we will continue to salute our armed services as part of our Spring Game,” Oregon head football coach Mark Helfrich said. “Obviously we are extremely fortunate that Nike has chosen to play a major role with their innovative uniforms designed for this special day.”
The Oregon Ducks uniform is a complete Nike system-of-dress where the baselayer, padding, jersey and pant work in concert in order to provide the ultimate in lightweight speed and protection. Lightweight padding is integrated directly into the crucial “hit zones” in the baselayer.
Innovations include Nike Chain Maille Mesh technology, which is incorporated into the back and under the arms for exceptional ventilation and durability. Nike Flywire technology is integrated into the neckline for reduced weight and better lockdown fit over pads; increased sleeve articulation provides better range of motion; and all-over four-way stretch fabrication provides a streamlined shrink-wrap fit.
Nike Pro Combat DeFlex padding eliminates bulk and allows for low-profile, lightweight impact protection specifically throughout the crucial “hit zone” between the knees and shoulders. It is also integrated in the hip and knee areas of the pant for crucial impact protection that stays in place.
Photography By Nike Inc.
April 10th, 2013 – Scotch & Soda have been cranking out classic staple pieces since the 80′s, fast forward twenty years, and the Amsterdam based fashion house is keeping the hits relevant. The spring / summer 2013 collection is military-inspired with a fresh twist, dominated by indigo toned items that are bleached down and over-dyed in colorful summer shades. Amongst the desaturated undertones of the garments are pops of minty green, whites, and neon colors to keep the pieces light – think casually stylish guy ventures to the equator, with no iron.
All-over printed linen shirt $140.00
Ethnic Rock chino shorts $140.00
Sailor sweater with 3/4 sleeves $107.00
Photography Courtesy of Scotch & Soda
April 3rd 2013 – This one is for every parent out there who is completely exhausted, but still manages to get up and take their kids to the park on Sunday mornings. Bky Kids came up with the Car Play Mat T-Shirt, a clever, and super stylish (depending on your taste) t-shirt to keep your tot amused while you rest on the picnic blanket. What looks like a plain white tee from the front, is actually an illustrated map of a charming town with way too many roundabouts for a four year old to handle. Now you can relax under the sun, while your t-shirt double as your kids entertainment.
March 21st, 2013 – For eons Brazil has reined supreme in the the bikini arena. Look Rio, we have to hand it to you, you’ve had a good run, but Lycra has a new daddy. We’re talking about Zimmermann Swimsuits, fresh from Sydney. Spandex-savvy sisters Nicky and Simone Zimmermann are the wonder duo behind the curve-loving cuts dripping in delectable colors. The Sydney sisters spent the past twenty years honing their craft, garnering a cult following in Australia. Now that Zimmermann is stateside, the fashion house opened its first shop in New York last year, their floral frocks are showing up on woman all over the world. The Aussie’s have just release their 2013/2014 swimwear collection which is bursting of tantalizing floral one pieces, delicately knitted bikinis, vibrant, silk wrap dresses and chic, high-waisted satin one-pieces (swoon!). We have to admit, the beach never looked so haute.
Photography Courtesy of Zimmermann
February 26th, 2013 – Italian-Haitian fashion designer Stella Jean is instinctively going beyond borders with a bold and refined new collection, turning up the heat with prints and colors. Jean got his foot in the fashion door when he started as a model, parading for Egon Von Furstenberg before he realized his true talent of fashion design. The idea of juxtaposing cultural prints is nothing new for the worldly designer, exotic destinations have been the inspiration for Jean in the past. But this collection playfully combines primary colors with all the nuances of the world, in a graceful and charming manner. Hawaiian prints are carefully mixed with stripes and polka dots then twisted into a spirited fifties ensemble with chunky accessories. Hats and headdresses are a dominant feature in the collection as vibrant turbines and weaved hats become a strong accent piece to the exciting garments. Their is an extraordinary richness amongst the garments as zeitgeists and cultures collide.
January 28th, 2013 – Couture gowns do not belong on the runway. They belong on the stage. And nobody understands the theatrics of Haute Couture better than Karl Lagerfeld, artistic director and visionary for Chanel, who explained “I saw it in my dream, put it on my paper, gave it to the man that builds my set, and I think he worked it out beautifully.” Lagerfield transformed his dream, into an artistic instrument, which he then used to metamorphose Grand Palais in Paris into a dazzling forest wonderland to display Chanel’s Spring 2013 Haute Couture collection.
Lagerfield has reinvented the runway of the Grand Palais in the past. Once the designer whipped the space into a charming Alice-like tea time feast, another time Lagerfield created an Antarctic wonderland – glacier included. This season, the models walked the sandy runway to the sound of chirping birds, surrounded by a pine scented forest. The towering trees reach up towards the iron, steel, and glass barrel-vaulted roof, giving the entire space an imaginative green house feel.
“This is not a usual runway situation, one after the other, in a kind of military speed.” Lagerfield noted “This was a more romantic catwalk.” The designer used the ground space of the famous Beaux-Arts structure to create a more organic place for the models to walk, instead of the traditional linear catwalk. The set designer connected wood fencing together and wrapped it around the circular runway, which leads to the main amphitheater, where guests have joined to witness the collection. The fencing is a suitable way to enhance the forest aesthetic while creating a separation from the bustling backstage antics and the show’s front-of-house dramatics.
January 24th, 2013 – Chanel has commissioned Jean-Louis Froment, the art director of Prince Pierre Foundation of Monaco, to curate their latest exhibition at Zaha Hadid’s famed Guangzhou Opera House in China. The creative team at chanel teamed up with Froment to deliver a deep rooted history of founder Coco Chanel, and shed light on her tight knit group of groundbreaking artist friends which included people like Amedeo Modigliani, , Jean Cocteau and Pablo Picasso, all of whom had a massive impact on 20th century art. Titled Culture Chanel, the exhibit is centered around Picasso’s biggest paint job: le train bleu. The expansive stage backdrop was painted in 1924 by Picasso for his close friend Sergei Diaghilev, artistic director of Ballets Russes, who used it for an eponymous choreography. On display are over 400 works, including drawings, photographs, paintings, manuscripts, books and films. To top it off, Chanel’s fashion creations by both the legendary Coco and Chanel’s current designer Karl Lagerfeld, are blended into the art filled exhibition.
(photography By Jonathan Leijonhufvud)
January 23rd, 2013 – Next month KNSTRCT will be heading down to the Lone Star State, joining the Chivas Brotherhood in Houston to experience the art of blending first hand from their expert whiskey makers. The creators at Chivas Regal use time as an instrument in their artwork – 12, 18, and sometimes 25 years of true authentic craft, bottled up into a smooth velvety taste. I don’t think we need to spell it out, but a night of whiskey tasting is a form of art we’re itching to experience first hand. Just as Chivas has paired together delicious elements to cultivate rich tastes, we paired together a deck of stellar pieces to create a dapper ensemble for some whiskey tasting adventures.
January 14th, 2012 – Masha Reva and SYNDICATE of Kiev have mashed up their own mix of botanical paraphernalia and printed the floral arrangements on fine quality sweaters, which are dramatically tailored to be over sized in the shoulder and upper arm area.”The collection juxtapositions immersion in the rapid pace of contemporary life, gadgets and social networks with a yearning for our natural environment, explored as a metaphorical botanical garden of Photoshop layers and loading bars,” Reva explained. Reva and SNDCT’s concept is that people who are living a contemporary lifestyle, are fully immersed in gadgets, but are always searching for nature. This concept manifests itself on the sweater in a layering effect. The grey checks of the base transparency layer in Photoshop reads on one of the sweaters while a floral layer filled with tropical leaves are shown above the transparent layer. The loading bar, printed on the back of the sweater brings the entire idea full circle.
January 4th, 2013 – If you are on the list to witness the Agi & Sam’s AW 2013 collection hit the runway at January 7th’s MAN Show Sponsored by Topman and Fashion East, than you may have received a fragile invite in the mail. The duo took a new approach for their AW 2013 fashion show invites when they sent out personalized plates to all their attendees. The silverlining in each Agi & Sam collection is the strong emphasis on bespoke print and humor, as the two believe that fashion should never be taken too seriously. Perhaps it might just be their cheeky sense of humor that drives them to explore unpaved routes, such as these regal styled china invites; where the faces of Agi and Sam as children are painted in the center. The hand painted plate pays homage to their English roots with imagery of a royal crown, a large crest, and horsemen on a recreational hunt with their hounds.
Agi & Sam’s recent collections have brought back the funk, taking inspiration from the Fresh Prince of Bel Air, but we can’t help but wonder if this traditional English style piece of china is really a hint as to what their new collection will be.
In past collections Agi & Sam mix their humor and print in this colorful Lucha libre print jacket.
December 20th, 2012 - Pattern making cyborg Mara Hoffman has channeled her up beat energy into a high tempo and spirited new resort 2013 swimwear collection. The New York City based print extraordinaire hit the fashion scene near 2006 with series of slinky garments raging with bright colors and bold arrangements. Hoffman’s booming success naturally forced her to flourish her creativity into the launch of a bi-annual swimwear collection which, in this frigid season, is the light at the end of the winter escape to Miami you’re planning. Hoffman says that she draws inspiration from her “personal affinity with world travel, nature, mythology, and magic.” Lucky for us, no need to go searching those sporadic ‘hole in the wall’ swimwear boutiques to get your hands on her fruitful pieces – the designer opened a new online shop this year. Oh – and because we all know how wild those winter breaks can get, Hoffman teamed up with Planned Parenthood to make sure you wrap it up in style! Check out her equally impressive patterned condoms after the review of the collection. Enjoy!
(Photography: Martin Benz)
December 5th, 2012 – Miami is popping right now with Basel’ers who have traveled from far points of the world to join in the celebration of art & design. In respects to the annual week long event, Diamond Supply Co. teamed up with Ibn Jasper to create a special sneaker sold exclusively at LeBron James’ Miami based shop UNKNWN. The white snake suede sneaker is inspired by moccasins, but re-invented with a more luxury twist as diamond blue accents find their way onto the sole and tongue of the shoe. The two toned sneaker is stark white on the outside with a punch of bright orange on the inside, and a over-sized zipper that streams up the back. Before you completely fall in love with this limited edition sneaker, you should know that there are only 100 pairs made, 50 of which will be sold online starting December 8th at noon – and the other 50 will be sold in the UNKNWN shop.
November 19th, 2012 – “A better-than-barefoot experience in a modular footwear system,” is how Nike is describing their latest shoe baby. The shoe, which comes tightly packaged in a six piece system, and is designed to give woman an elevated workout in the studio (typically referring to yoga, Pilates, or dance). “It’s great that women get to use their feet to bend, flex, squat, rotate, push and pull, but bare feet have some limits,” Nike explains, “First, uncovered feet are not always allowed in gyms and studios for hygienic purposes. Also, the bare foot can sometimes slip right in the midst of the most Zen moments. Socks slip too, and while socks with sticky grip on the bottom seem like the obvious solution, they can also scrunch up, move around and aren’t always the most flattering to walk around in.” The Studio Wrap is Nike’s functional and super stylish solution to studio footwear – There’s no sweaty or slippery feet, no bunched up socks, and even with a bad pedicure, people won’t be looking at your toes with this sexy silhouette. The Studio Wrap will be available to purchase in Spring 2013. (Price: $110)
November 16th, 2012 – The crew from the beloved Australian based fashion house Zimmermann made their way up to Tulum a few months back to pair their floral frocks from the Spring/Summer 2013 collection with the turquoise water and over grown palms. The collection features floral swim suits and a playful set of beachwear cover-ups. The girly garments tell a bohemian tale as some pieces are patched together with squares of various patterns, while others are dressed with laser-cut details, and classic animal prints! ($195-$250)
(Photographer: Benny Horne)