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12 Aug

INÈS DE LA FRESSANGE X UNIQLO’S FW20 CAMPAIGN CELEBRATES FEMALE FREEDOM IN THE ’70S

UNIQLO is set to drop another collaborative collection later this month. In partnership with French designer Inès de La Fressange, the Japanese retail company’s latest Fall/Winter 2020 campaign is an ode to female independence and fashion in the ’70s.     “Many women were determined to emancipate themselves from traditions. These liberated individuals took fashion and their lives in exciting new directions,” de La Fressange said in a press release. Inspired by the free-spirit of actress Jane Birkin and singer-songwriter Françoise Madeleine Hardy, garments in the line include a variety of knitwear and skirts that arrive in folkloric Fair Isle patterns available in a neutral color palette. Another theme of the collaboration is neo-bourgeois, which has been incorporated into the designs of the silk blouses, wrap dresses, mouton-style jackets and long...
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29 Jul

STARBUCKS JAPAN TAPS FRAGMENT DESIGN TO CREATE EXCLUSIVE TUMBLERS

For its latest collaborative drop, Starbucks Japan has teamed up with fragment design on a selection of new merch for the opening of its new store in Tokyo‘s Rayard Miyashita Park. The exclusive assortment includes bottles, tumblers and graphic tees that arrive in a neutral color palette.   The word “MYST” can be found throughout the beverage containers, which stands for Miyashita Park, along with Hiroshi Fujiwara‘s iconic lighting bolt branding in tandem with Starbucks’ logo. Available in black or white, the tees boast a minimal design and feature co-branding on the front. Take a closer look at the items in the gallery above and peep the new location below. Starbucks’ Rayard Miyashita Park is now open to the public....
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13 Jul

RIMOWA INTRODUCES NEW “DESERT ROSE” & “CACTUS” COLORWAYS FOR ESSENTIAL SUITCASES

Following a coveted collaboration with Moncler revealed earlier this year, RIMOWA is now introducing two new hues to its collection of seasonal Essential suitcases. Taking inspiration from the colors of the desert, the new “Desert Rose” and “Cactus” additions are a combination of durability and natural beauty.   “Desert Rose” is a dusty pink shade reminiscent of the landscape of the Mojave Desert and its pastel-colored sunset. Meanwhile, “Cactus” is a deep khaki hue that is sampled from succulents found all over the region. In addition to RIMOWA’s Essential line, the two new colorways are also found on a limited-edition sticker set featuring thematic designs. The latest release is available in three suitcase sizes, including the Cabin, Check-In L and Trunk Plus, as well as phone cases for Apple‘s iPhone 11 Pro....
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7 Jul

Raf Simons is Reissuing 100 Pieces from Its Archives

Raf Simons has long been one of the most collectible menswear designers. Pieces from his early shows consistently fetch astronomical prices on resale sites, with some – like the “Riot Riot Riot” camouflage bomber jacket from 2001, or the “New Order” parkas from 2003, reaching prices well into the tens of thousands of dollars. Now, the Belgian designer has announced that he will be reissuing a series of 100 pieces from his brand’s archives, as a new collection to celebrate the label’s 25th anniversary this year.   In a statement, the brand explained that the collection, ‘Raf Simons Archive Redux’ will be “both a creative and a commercial gesture…a chance to experience these garments for the first time. A nostalgia for the unknown.” The assortment of garments has...
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27 Jun

Heritage Auctions and Gone Far Beyond Urban Art Auction: KAWS, Bansky, Futura and more

Heritage Auctions and Gone Far Beyond are teaming up for the fifth installment of its Urban Art Auction series this year. The auction features a variety of pieces from Gone Far Beyond founder Russell Williamson’s personal collection, and a range of other rare consignments hand-picked by Director of Modern & Contemporary Art at Heritage Auctions, Taylor Curry.   Included in the auction are a plethora of pieces from KAWS, Supreme, Futura, and more, with a handful of offerings from the likes of RETNA, Banksy, Takashi Murakami, Alec Monopoly, and Damien Hirst. Highlights include an acrylic painting with diamond dust on canvas by RETNA titled The Kings Way is the Only Way, the grail-worthy four-foot-tall Dissected Companion from KAWS, and various original artworks from Futura. Other unique offerings include the Supreme x Honda CRF 254R Dirt Bike,...
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26 Jun

Harrods Announces Opening Date and Brands Coming to New London Concept Store

Earlier this year, the luxury multi-brand retailer Harrods announced that it will be opening an outlet store, and now it has confirmed an opening date along with the brands customers can expect to find inside. The Harrods Outlet concept store spans over 80,000 sqft. in the Westfield shopping center in Shepherd’s Bush, West London. It occupies two floors which have been designed to support social distancing measures by allowing customers more space between aisles.   Harrods will be stocking womenswear, menswear, beauty, accessories, childrenswear, and home goods, offering over 100 notable names in the fashion industry to choose from. Standout brands include Off-White™, Rick Owens, and Thom Browne in menswear, as well as accessories from LOEWE and Tom Ford. Furthermore, Harrods’ outlet has changing rooms that guarantee good hygiene, designed to allow the highest...
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13 Dec

INSIDE THE NEWLY DESIGNED BITE BEAUTY LIP LAB IN BROOKLYN

Bite Beauty, known for its lipsticks made entirely out of edible ingredients, has unveiled a newly designed Lip Lab in Brooklyn. The 1,000 square-foot space accompanies the brand’s SoHo outpost. The Bite Beauty Lip Lab walks customers through the entire lipstick creation process, from mixing pigments for the perfect shade to selecting its finish (matte, satin, luminous, or sheer). Options for flavor include fruity, floral and fresh, and visitors can even engrave their lipstick tube for a custom touch. Outfitted in the brand’s signature red, the newly opened Lip Lab features a semi-circular bar at its center. Each station at the bar is stocked with colorful pigments, as well as lip brushes and a mirror for ample testing opportunities. Gigantic lipstick bullets and lip-shaped pillows complete...
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13 Oct

New Exhibition ‘Colorful Japan’ Examines Japanese Branding & Poster Design

The Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam is showing a new exhibition titled Colorful Japan that offers a close examination of Japanese branding and poster design. The gallery was put together in celebration of Shigeru Watano’s expansive legacy, the late graphic designer who lived in the Netherlands and brought over his unique cultural design sensibilities. His relationship with the museum and several Japanese designers alike have resulted in the large accumulation of Japanese posters, a collection that now spans approximately 800 posters.   The exhibition has been curated with the works of prominent Japanese artists, like Ikko Tanaka and Tadanori Yokoo, painstakingly arranging each poster by color. From a vibrant Nikon ad to various fashion posters, many of the pieces are mid-century artworks that offer a...
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11 Oct

Rare KAWS Artworks Lead Artcurial’s “Outsider(s)” Auction

Paris-based auction house Artcurial will soon launch a momentous sale of rare, original artworks by KAWS and the acclaimed DIY artists from the legendary “Beautiful Losers” 2004 exhibition such as Barry McGee, Ryan McGinley, among others. Altogether, the “Outsider(s)” contemporary art auction will encompass over 200 diverse lots spanning paintings, vinyl figures, skate decks, and more limited collectibles.   Leading the sale is KAWS’ ‘Untitled’ (2003) acrylic on photograph piece portraying his Companion riding inside a car bearing the Louis Vuitton monogram — this piece is estimated to sell for upwards of $88,000 USD. Other highlights include McGinley’s ‘Tree #3’ (2003) c-print with a pre-sale estimate of over $25,000 USD as well as hand-painted Nike sneakers by Raymond Pettibon estimated to sell for over $6,000 USD. The...
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19 Aug

WOW … The Burberry Lola Bag

It seems that nearly every major fashion house has experienced a serious revamp in the last couple of years. From Chloé and Celine to Bottega Veneta and Givenchy, designer shakeups have been the norm in the luxury sector and handbag lovers have begun to accept these changes. Sometimes a designer will take successful elements from their predecessor and ease consumers into the change while others will come in hot and make big changes right out of the gate. Riccardo Tisci at Burberry took the latter approach, with a complete overhaul taking place almost immediately. Some fans recoiled while others rejoiced, and today we’ve got a look at Tisci’s newest handbag design for the brand. Meet, the Burberry Lola Bag. New for FW...
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