Trendspotting: Roaring ’20s →
It wasn’t enough that the latter part of New York Fashion Week was dancing the Charleston (well, not literally), or that a select few London shows saw their waistlines drop. Now, Milan has jumped on board the 1920s trend, and that was just in the first day. You may have noticed some vintage-inspired looks at Gucci or even Alberta Ferretti’s light-as-air exits at the beginning of the show.
Fashion Diary: Designers look to the virtual world →
“All these virtual worlds are aspirational. As a designer, you can create clothes that you wouldn’t be able to in the real world because of physics or economics. As a gamer, you can be whomever you want to be.”
Plush Kyubey spreads love, hugs and fear →
“What happens if you cross a hugging pillow with pure evil?”
How Luxury Watch Brands are Innovating Digitally →
“Luxury watch marketing” and “digital innovation” rarely shows up in the same sentence, let alone together in an article headline, but contrary to what the industry might think, there are some haute horlogerie brands paving the way online.
Transfer Extreme Halloween T Shirt Designs →
Shopping around at a few local stores I started to notice that it’s time for t shirt businesses to start preparing their heat press for the upcoming Halloween season. Wandering through the mall, I realized some shops have standard Halloween t shirt designs of a pumpkin face or a simple ghost but it’s becoming more popular to offer full color, vibrant designs that stand out and that are different...
Not Fade Away: Sony Looks to Revive Walkman Brand... →
Coming to Japan in December: Sony’s just-unveiled Android-powered mobile entertainment player, which is being brought to market with a familiar brand name.
Vintage 80s: London Street Photography →
Titled Vintage 80s, Stiletto’s book is a collection of photography taken on the street and on public transport (Francis Bacon on the Piccadilly Line is shown above) during the decade. Much has changed, in particular the design of the city: the book shows a far less branded London than today, with fashion and graphics that certainly speak of a different time.
Faddy Robot Shibuya Popup Shop – Korean Fashion... →
South Korean fashion brand and character goods company FaddyRobot launched a limited-time popup shop in Shibuya this weekend. The FaddyRobot shop was open for only four days (from 09/08 to 09/11) in Parco’s SR6 Space at the top of Spain Zaka. FaddyRobot is famous throughout Asia for their collaborations with popular K-Pop artists, and the Tokyo shop featured lots of K-Pop friendly clothing
This 3D Photo Documentary Is Like Walking into the... →
The images here, mapped in 3D by documentarian Miklós Falvay, depict the first Hungarian gas station and the people who frequented it. Titled Motalko, it’s something like stepping into the Great Gatsby or a Hemingway novel.
Vintage 80s →
Time passes and society and places change, yet we often don’t notice or overlook the visual clues we see everyday. But, by always carrying a camera and recording those daily encounters, Johnny Stiletto managed to capture a very personal view of life on the streets of London in the 1980s.
Weird Trend – Cute, Collectible, Pop Culture →
I understand why some adults collect toys. There is a nostalgic aspect and they can be impressive technically and aesthetically
Tokyo Rising – Documentary About Fashion in... →
Pharrell Williams is best known as a music producer and member of The Neptunes and N.E.R.D., but he is also – along with Nigo from Bape – the co-founder of the made-in-Japan fashion brands Billionaire Boys Club and Ice Cream. Pharrell has built many close relationships in Japan over the last decade via his music and fashion connections. He also often expresses his personal interest in and respect...
Viral Video Watch: 100 Years of Style →
To promote the grand opening of Westfield Stratford, a behemoth of a retail shopping center in London, The Viral Factory created this promo to showcase “100 years of East London style in 100 seconds.”
Simple Slits for Phones →
This design rings home a bell because right this minute, the inside flap of my iPhone case has a sticky-note to-do list stuck to it! If it was not enough to expect zillions of functions from our smartphones, apparently now their protective covers need to come handy too! This clever silicone rubber case has five slits that are good enough to tuck in bills, pen, stylus or credit cards. Elasty is an...
NIKE MAG eBay Auction Goes Live - and Back to the... →
The limited-edition shoe is based on Marty McFly’s self-tying, glowing Nike kicks in Back to the Future II, the release is a fundraiser for the foundation of the actor of who played McFly, Michael J. Fox.
Nike Mag →
Twenty-two years ago a film about time travel gave us a glimpse of the now not-too-distant future. The 1989Back to the Future sequel looked forward to 2015, capturing the imaginations of kids like us who dreamed of one day riding their own hover board in self-lacing sneakers like Marty McFly.
Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of...– Gloria Steinem,American journalist and women’s rights advocate
Hôtel Americano →
From the airy architecture of seaside retreat Basico to Distrito Capital’s urban focus, Mexico-based hotel groupHabita has already made a name for itself for how it introduces high-design without disrupting surroundings.
Tokyo Girls Collection 2011 A/W – Music &... →
Last weekend, Tokyo Girls Collection invaded the Saitama Super Arena. Over 30,000 fashion-conscious Japanese women (and a few guys, too) oohed and aahed over the latest looks from their favorite fashion brands, cheered on their favorite models and celebs, and helped keep the Japanese economy strong via frenzied shopping on their mobile phones!
Titanium iPhone 4 Cover →
Having tried a few different iPhone cases, I was skeptical that any could offer protection without majorly detracting from the sleek form of the phone itself—much less one designed by a camping gear brand.
Every street has a story to tell
Clothing of the Future: 1930s Predictions of 21st... →
As outlandish as some of their ideas may be, the soothsayers from 1930s news program Pathetone Weeklyweren’t completely off the mark.
Nigel Barker Directs 30 Rock‘s Katrina Bowden as... →
Companies with any sort of history are trying to capitalize on the current nostalgic heritage craze that shows no signs of dying down. Even though it’s only been around since the 1970s, Jordache jeans is trying to grab some of that nostalgia. And we fully support them, if these stills from an upcoming commercial–due out […]
You Can Tattoo Your Boots at Frye’s First-Ever... →
It only took the Frye Co. about 150 years to open its first retail store. The beloved boot brand, which is perennially popular with people from all walks of life, manages to be both “heritage” and trendy at the same time. The footwear seems so ubiquitous now that it’s hard to believe that there hasn’t been a freestanding store until now. Opening on August 1 in NYC’s...
Every law, convention or rule of art that prevents self-expression or the full...– Exile’s Return