Marc Jacobs has been going collab crazy over at Louis Vuitton as of late, and this is just the latest in a great string of collaborations including another Japanese designer, Takashi Murakami. Yasoi Kusama is the next in line, and the luxury brand decided to team up with the 82 year-old artist for this special collection. The collection officially released back in July, and we decided to give you some more info about it now.
Kusama is famous for her use of dots in many designs for her fashion pieces, and this collection will incorporate that ideal to the fullest. The pieces all look fantastic, and provide a very iconic and unique twist to the legendary Louis Vuitton damier pattern.
Visit the Louis Vuitton x Kusama site for more details on the artist and the collection itself. Also peep below a video of the huge statue made for SelfRidge’s pop-up shop in London.
Jil Sander recently announced their pre-fall collection for the 2012 season, and it does not disappoint. Raf Simons curated this collection, taking on a varsity, ivy-league theme for the entire collection. Taking inspiration from old sororities and fraternities attire, the collection spins this concept with subtle subliminal messages that were once, and probably still important codes of the Greek system. See more pics from the collection below.
What is probably going to be the most manly-man movie of all time, The Expendables 2 now has a teaser trailer. Looks pretty good. Tell me I’m not the only one excited to see Van Damme fight Jet Li!?!?! HAHAH. Should be a good movie. The Expendables 2 is due out this Summer.
As many of you in the fashion world remember from last year, John Galliano, then Artistic Director at Dior fashion house, was fired for Anti-Semitic remarks he made. This was a huge shock, and naturally he was immediately removed from his position. From that point up until now, there was much speculation as to who would succeed him as the chair for the Paris fashion house. Marc Jacobs was in questions for some time, as well as the man who has now officially been named as the new Artistic Director, Raf Simons.
Simons’ own private label is madly successful, and has received even more spotlight from the mainstream fashion and streetwear world after mentions from rapper A$AP Rocky. Raf Simons also has been doing some great work with Jil Sander over the last couple of years. It will be an exciting coming year with Simons as the head of Dior. Look forward to updates from us on where he takes the brand with his vision! Simons’ Dior debut will be the fall collection which will be unveiled in June.
V for Vendetta Ho! I heard about Kidult earlier this year when he started tagging luxury brand stores in Paris. Here is a video of his most recent work. He tagged up some of the Kenzo stores in Paris, who’s new Flower Tag line had just been debuted. Pretty damn righteous. Graffiti ain’t dead.
Here’s another video and a small description of Kidult and who he is.
Angered and frustrated by the sudden infatuation and commercialization of the graffiti movement, French street artist Kidult has taken to the streets of Paris in an effort to reclaim his craft. In a retaliation against major luxury labels, Kidult has tagged a string of stores in recent months that include colette, Agnés b., JC/DC and Supreme. The video above features a one-on-one interview with Kidult in his workshop and follows along as the vandal hits several major Parisian shopping destinations.
Dior Homme is probably my favorite couture line out there, and has been for the last couple of years. Upon first view these sneakers look similar to alot of other stuff coming out from brands like Lanvin, Android Homme, etc., but these do vary a bit. They’ve used a few different materials, like calfskin, and horse hair to bring this shoe together, and the accents to it make for a very unique piece! These will be dropping Dior’s F/W line later this year. Be on the lookout.