Yet another noteworthy collection from Givenchy... fashion forward, somewhat Gothic with a fetish twist. Givenchy Fall Winter 2011 bags, shoes and accessories exude a sense of 'carnality' as seen on the 'Ready-to-wear' runway presentation. Abundant leopard prints and 'slasher movie' masks gave a good hint of the theme of the collection.
Eco-friendly eyewear company Shwood gives us these great Canby sunglasses, perfect for any face frame. Available in three different types of wood, these wayfarer-like frames are the perfect finishing touch to your already amazing outfit. Get yours online from Shwood now.
Japanese label PHENOMENON break through with a much more designer-friendly collection for next season, as opposed to the street-centric styles we’ve seen in the past. Headed by Takeshi Osumi, Spring/Summer 2011 comes full force with a strong variety of textiles, patterns, and cuts, all pairing a multitude of styles into what surprising equals well-matched outfits. Seen amongst all the earth tones is a an emphasis on the color blue, offered in various different shades throughout the line.
The relationship of sports brand meets denim welcomes a new partnership set for next season. French tennis and sports brand Lacoste teams up with Los Angeles-based Earnest Sewn on an upcoming range of denim. The collaborative effort will see current Earnest Sewn styles re-appropriated with Lacoste detailing and branding. While Lacoste currently has a line of denim, the new offerings will present itself as a more premium range with prices starting at $185 USD for men.
An initial launch is set for March of 2011.
Bottega Veneta expands its already massive selection of leather goods with the launch of this selection of cases for your iPad, iPhone and Blackberry. Featuring a unique zigzag styling imprinted onto the cotton-lined Napa leather, the pieces will launch soon at select Bottega Veneta stockists.
Add a touch of combat to your wardrobe with Burberry Prorsum’s military wide boot. Made from 100% calfskin leather, these boots also feature reinforced metal eyelets and a stitched upper. Get your pair online from Luisaviaroma.
Eyewear company Theo has always been known to produce some quirky framewear, but this time they’ve brought Belgian designer James Van Vossel on board to create the James collection for Theo. The James 1 and 2 have sidepieces that cross at the frame, making the lenses separated by an X shape. Made of titanium, the lightweight glasses are the perfect solution for the man looking for something a little more different.
John Galliano will be collaborating with famous Parisian pastry café Ladurée to release limited edition macarons.
The Dior designer’s macaroons - which come in boxes of either 6, 12, or 18 - pay tribute to his new perfume Parlez-Moi d’Amour.
He chose rose and ginger flavors and created a limited edition box featuring references to the new fragrance.
MiucciaPrada has a warp and often very different sense of what she wants to portray in her collections. This is what make her work so unique and fascinating against other designers. For Spring Summer 2011, Miuccia focuses on her concept of youth, as in young men in years of college varsity and interns in healthcare. Hospital looking garbs, huge 'varsity' inspired bags/pouches with personalised alphabets are matched with some of the weirdest looking shoes. Ronald McDonald will now be an even happier clown. Classic brogues are given a twist and turned into creeper style shoes with ultra thick soles and given lego block colours! Is this MiucciaPrada's version of 'male platforms'?!?!? I love it for the quirk and fun of the designs, very bold and indifferent. Can't wait to try on a pair when they hit the stores next year.
Marc by Marc Jacobs is introducing its Tech Collection later this month. Included in the line are headphones, USB keys, iPhone cases and laptop sleeves. Each product comes in a variety of colors and designs. The exclusive launch of the collection takes place at Harvey Nichols in London.
Nowadays reaching the level of a fashion icon means more than simply good style, it’s about attitude and how you wear it, less what you do wear. Whether it’s a gorgeous LBD or a meat dress, the devil stands in details, so personality is a must. Only the best of the best get to be called controversial, so check out next the most important fashion icons!
In our modern world where appearances are, unfortunately, a way of judgment, fashion doesn’t really come as an option anymore. For those that need inspirations to find their true self in styling without having a given skill, and be able to represent themselves through their looks, fashion icons are the persons to check up. Of course, fashionistas can be found at your school, work or even neighbourhood, but the easiest way to find them is through internet. Since we’re living in a world that spins around technology, we can get closer to famous celebrities and get effortlessly inspired by their style, appearance and looks. Even if we have a large variety of styles and trends to choose from, some celebrities don’t seem to fit in. Find out next who are the most influencial and controversial fashion icons!
Louis Vuitton has created a hybrid brogue ankle boot with their latest Discovery creation. Available in either Damier Geant canvas and leather or Utah and Pony-style leather, this modern brogue is the perfect style statement for winter. Purchase these brogue ankle boots online at Louis Vuitton.
Jesus, Holiday 2010 is almost upon us. Louis Vuitton gets you in the gift giving mood with their collection of goods – at varying rates. Ogilvy put this brochure together for the LV house. The well photographed looks will make our commenters drools or scream – probably both.
More looks from inside the Louis Vuitton “Noel” Christmas Brochure for 2010 after the click.
Pop singer Rihanna was spotted out and about wearing a sleeveless blazer, denim shorts, with a pair of Christian Louboutin Rollerball Spikes loafers ($995). Music producer Sean Garret was also seen wearing the men’s version ($1,245) on the red carpet at last weeks taping of the 2010 BET Hip Hop Awards, which he styled with an all-black dressier look.
These Christian Louboutin Rollerball leather slip-on loafers feature metal studs all over which gives this classic style a rocker edge. Looking at both Rihanna and Sean Garrett’s outfits, who rocked these spiked Louboutins the best?
Designer label Balmain release these new sheen leather boots for Fall/Winter 2010. The design takes on a high top aesthetic with zip down details coming on both lateral and medial sides. Black eyelets and outsoles complete the tonal patent leather effort. Retailing for ￥117,600 (Approx. $1,436 USD), these are now available at Restir.
Argentinian hat purveyors Lagomarsino have been in the hat business for over one hundred years. Since 1891, the hatmakers have created a wide range of hats with their Tiroles coming in as one of the brand’s most notable offerings. A roped detail is combined with a nice feather arrangement for colorful contrast against the felt. Available now at FLAG SHOP.
Australian outfit present their 2010 spring/summer collection for the Southern Hemisphere. The range features an assortment of casual looks that help define the brand’s philosophy of helping wears create a platform for distinction. Through the offerings for this season’s Southern Hemisphere collection, you’ll find an array of modified t-shirt bodies, shorts and outerwear.
On a similar note to some gloves we previously highlighted, Inpaichthys kerri offer a similar aesthetic on a crew neck sweater. The sweater features a tribal print over the chest in geometric form with some interesting contrasts throughout thanks to the use of mustard and red colors. Available now at FLAG SHOP.
Graffiti artist Cost teams-up with Supreme to create this latest collaborative effort. Featured on four t-shirts, the shirts embody Cost’s personal aesthetic of combining graphical work together in advertisement style context. The previous campaigns that were created by Cost and his partner Revs became highly visible parts of the urban landscape to which Supreme pay. The collection will be available October 14th online and in-store in North America, and in Japan on October 16th.
Furthering his storied relationship with Converse, American fashion designer John Varvatos has created this “Snakeskin” colorway. Working with the Chuck Taylor Spec Ox, the low-cut model has been decorated with a dark snake print, with a subtle green finish. Complete with waxed black laces which complement the texture of the luxury upper, the shoe is finished with all the typical trimmings from the Spec Ox model. The Snakeskin colorway is already available over at Limited Edt in Singapore.
Schönborn Palais recently played host to Europe’s largest trade show that concentrate entirely on sneakers. Held for a second year in Vienna, here are a collection of photos taken at the Sneakerness event. The event was packed with exhibitors and sellers alike, both eagerly anticipating buyers and fans. Not content with ordinary stalls, the space was used creatively, forming a museum like home for some rare treats.
The goal for Microsoft’s latest smartphone is an ambitious one: to deliver a phone that truly integrates the things people really want to do, puts those things right in front of them, and either lets them get finished quickly or immerses them in the experience they were seeking. The result is Windows Phone 7, which will make its debut in some European markets on Oct. 21 and in time for the holidays in the U.S.
Following several previews, footwear from the Ransom by adidas Originals collection for Fall/Winter 2010 has begun hitting retailers throughout the globe. One of the highlighted models for the season is the Creek, a clean and classic work boot done up in a nice wool colorway. Iron and chalk hues take center stage for this particular release, now available via Concepts for those interested in purchasing.
Soccer star David Beckham was spotted leaving LAX wearing a Burberry Prorsum flannel shirt ($295). This dark grey flannel long sleeve shirt features two front patch pockets on the chest, mini collar, with military inspired epaulets.
Gianfranco Ferré is the next brand to join the racing stable of designers who collaborated with Coca Cola and created special bottles for Diet Coke.
Tommaso Aquilano and Roberto Rimondi, Creative Directors of Gianfranco Ferré, drew inspiration from four of the house’s signatures.
A rich croc texture, an Obi belt, a white silk shirt, and the brand’s identifying symbol: the Signature Pin – all of which celebrate the famous Contour bottle.
Luxury phone maker Gresso introduces its new Luxor World Time, designed specifically for the world traveler.
As you can see from the image above, owners have the ability to bring up the time for six different locations at a time.
This is handled by the six independent Swiss clockwork mechanisms. The company says that the power reserve is clocked at 10 years.
Watch on the back panel of the phone shows time of the five main world business centres: Tokyo, Moscow, Paris, London and New York.
The sixth, and perhaps most important, slot is wherever you want it to be, which can be your home, or where you might be travelling to.
Screen and clock-face with elegant Roman figures located on the back panel are fringed with two 97-carat sapphire crystals with high-gloss coating. Luxor World Time case is produced from ultrastrong and superlight titanium alloy specially developed for Gresso.
Salvatore Ferragamo wants you as ready as you can be for a night out, with these Fantino oxfords. A classic, conservative option, pair them with a dark, slim fit suit, and you’ll not only draw compliments from that flashy young socialite, and her parents too. This pair of cap toe leather oxfords is lined in leather and features a modest stacked heel. Available online now.
Lanvin have just released these preview shots of their forthcoming range of sandals which will drop as part of their spring/summer collection for 2011. The French label continues to match sport with luxury aesthetics, with each model in the collection featuring premium materials, blended with durable design elements. Combining a number of fabrics across the range, look out for neoprene and python skins among others. Along with an array of styles, there are also plenty of colors to choose from, but you’ll have to wait to make your choice until early next year.
It looks like it comes from another planet – Jordan Brand present the altitude green colorway of the Air Jordan 1 Anodized. The high top sneaker will be released for Holiday 2010, with a date set for December 4th.