Wednesday, May 15, 2013
After the successful start of the spring/summer 2013 shoe collection Markus Lupfer launched his second shoe collection in collaboration with SIX LONDON. The collection includes exciting materials and shapes like sleek polished pumps paired with coloured highlights and metallic lucent sneakers. Fittingly to the fall/winter 2013 collection 'It's a season of Art' by Markus Lupfer the exclusive shoe collection comes with ubiquitary elements. Markus Lupfer x SIX LONDON will be available from July on at www.emeza.de, www.net-a-porter.com und www.sixlondon.com.
Monday, May 13, 2013
The mongrels in common collection for fall/winter 2013 is named “Marlene Dietrich on the Road with a Gaucho” and I'm pretty sure that Marlene would have loved it. Masculine elegance meets sporty biker details - a modern interpretation of the Marlene Dietrich look. The designers Livia Ximénez-Carrillo and Christine Pluess dress Marlene Dietrich in a simple smoking dress, blazer with smoking lapel or a biker coat with coppery zipper details at the sleeves and stitched fake leather. This season volume is at the top combined with skinny biker pants and neoprene like pencil skirts. Also the collarless olive gaucho coat with big attached pockets looks best with a skinny silhouette. The classic silk blouse has been developed further into gaucho shirt-blouses and loose fitting poncho blouses with camouflageesque prints. Here are photos from the lookbook.
Burberry hosted a table at the Metropolitan Museum of Art 2013 Costume Institute Gala in New York last week. The annual event marks the launch of this year’s Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Exhibition Punk: Chaos to Couture. As part of the Punk: Chaos to Couture exhibition, Burberry is showcasing a studded leather jacket, lace dress and studded leather shoes specially designed by Burberry Chief Creative Officer Christopher Bailey. To celebrate the exhibition, Burberry has also launched an exclusive capsule collection inspired by the Burberry Prorsum Spring/Summer 2011 season and exclusive to the Burberry Soho and East 57th Street stores in New York. Burberry guests at the event included Sienna Miller, Tom Sturridge, Chelsea Clinton, Mark Mezvinsky, Michelle Dockery, Cara Delevingne and Mario Testino.
In 2013 adidas and Yohji Yamamoto celebrate ten years of Y-3, a collaboration based on seeming opposites combining adidas' sports technology and Yohji Yamamoto's design aesthetic. The communication campaign for Spring/Summer 2013 captures the essence of Y-3, led by photographer and director Pierre Debusschere, it explores the partnership of the opposed - the transmission of ideas from the two worlds of Japan and Germany. The accompanying campaign film is a study of movement, distortion and transformation. Through a cutting edge interactive online interface located on the Y-3 website, the user will be able to engage with the video content and through manipulation of sound and image will compose their own audio-visual piece of art in real-time. All at the fingertips of the composer, the film pieces are distorted and deconstructed, mirrored and stretched, echoed and multiplied in kaleidoscopic patterns. Simultaneously the ambient music transforms within the synthetic experience. Y-3 commissioned Tim Hecker, noted as one of the most preeminent figures currently making ambient music, to compose an original work exclusively for the Spring/Summer 2013 interactive video. By incorporating the audio-visual arrangements ACNE, Y-3's digital lead agency, conceptualized and crafted responsive, dynamic effects and created the full experience. While choosing the film clips and experimenting with the audio-visual effects the composition can be recorded and shared online. The result is always unique and unexpected.
To watch the film visit www.Y-3.com/film
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Julian Zigerli's fall/winter 2013 collection 'Happy Tears' has been inspired by the tears of joy that put us into a state of bliss. It feels like coming home, we feel safe and can free us of all tenseness and release our emotions. This contrast between restriction and release is reflected in the materials and prints as well as the colours of the collection. The lively colour selection and unique prints support the feeling of strength, relief and commotion. Additionally the Swiss designer optimizes the wearability and functionality of the collection by using high quality materials in combination with practical details.
Burberry just released their Spark eyewear collection for men and women. The shades come in a metallic colour palette that's been inspired by the season’s Burberry ready-to-wear and accessories collections, the vibrant energy of summer and the excitement of music. The collection includes two-tone acetate and metallic frames and foldable aviator styles. For the Sparks sunglasses campaign 3 music videos have been released: Coastal Cities - 'Nothing Ever Changes', The Night VI - 'Skyline' and Broken Hands - 'Alarms'.
With their fall/winter 2013 collection the LIEBIG designers Sandra Liermann and Olivia Pflugfelder are breaking new grounds and show blouses, skirts, coats and sweaters for the first time. The beautiful cuts, timeless designs and high qualitiy materials stay. A-line skirts and dresses as well as simple silk blouses dominate the picture. Light wool coats made of mohair and sweaters made of cashmere complete the elegant yet simple chic of the collection.
Monday, April 29, 2013
Last Tuesday night British band Kaiser Chiefs performed live at the global Burberry flagship in London, marking the launch of Live at 121 Regent Street, a series of ticketed music events. The event was attended by over 1000 guests including British actors Tom Hughes, Ophelia Lovibond, Jack Whitehall and Gemma Chan, British models Edie Campbell, Charlotte Wiggins, Charlie France and Callum Turner, British musicians Roo Panes, Life in Film, The Heartbreaks and Will Cameron as well as Otis and Isaac Ferry. Content from the event was shared live through the Burberry Twitter and Instagram accounts using #LiveAt121. 121 Regent Street has recently hosted live performances by British Burberry Acoustic musicians Jake Bugg, Roo Panes and Ren Harvieu, as well as talks by BAFTA and British explorer Olly Hicks. Part event space, part innovation hub, part store, Burberry Regent Street celebrates creativity in the heart of London with events that showcase the best of established and emerging British talent in music, film, theatre and art. Further Live at 121 Regent Street events will be announced later this year with music fans being able to apply for tickets on Burberry.com.