Sunday, April 26, 2009
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Hip hop star Lupe Fiasco and Converse have worked together in the past as we have seen the Supplementaire All-Stars and the PRODUCT (RED) Converse Chuck Taylor Low. It was stated earlier that this sneaker was a collaboration between Lupe Fiasco and Converse, however, this particular shoe is solely a part of Converse’s PRODUCT (RED) program. We showed you this sneaker last year, and many of you begged and pleaded for an official release of this shoe. Well, one year later, your wishes will finally be met.
The Converse PRODUCT (RED) All Star will be available towards the end of the next week at Davidz as well as their flagship store. As for the shoe itself, it contains a 100% black patent leather upper combined with a black leather cap. It also features hints of red on the laceholders, tongue logo and line design atop the white rubber sole. However, one of the more interesting feature this shoe possesses is its satin inner lining
Friday, April 24, 2009
Previously known for his fashion exploits, Hedi Slimane and his photographic work has become his latest calling as the one-time Dior Homme designer has seen his role as a visual communicator take place over a different medium. Over the weekend, his attendance at the Coachella music festival was the source of his latest documentation.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
After a two-year overhaul by creative director Patrick Robinson, Gap relaunched 1969, its "premium" denim line, as a basics offering—a smart move, given that basics are what the brand has always done best. A five-pocket pair was minimally adorned: no logos to mention, silver rivets, with a single blue rivet on the coin pocket as the only branding. The revelation was the material itself, a medium-weight raw denim with a white selvage edge, and the fits, which have been updated with more contemporary shapes. (The pair above is called the Skinny, though it bears noting that Gap skinny and Cheap Monday skinny are two different things entirely.) So how much do they cost? Get this: Less than $60. Somewhere, Jean Touitou is frowning.
Converse celebrated the conclusion of its Project (RED) collaboration 1HUND(RED) by sending it off on a high note: At the closing party, hosted by onetime RED shoemaker Lupe Fiasco and chef Marcus Samuelsson, the brand unveiled the last three shoes in the series, designed by United Bamboo, artist Terence Koh, and womenswear line Vena Cava, all of whom were in attendance. Both United Bamboo's and Koh's modified All Stars stack up against the best of the line. I could see UB's statement-loud bubbled canvas version becoming as sought-after as Hiroshi Fujiwara's iconic pair (also, incidentally, on display, both on platforms and on the feet of many of the editors present). Vena Cava's—for the ladies, but worth a look—sports a doodled-on Native American print that's equally flashy. via men style