Wednesday, August 31, 2011
People in love with their expensive cars, especially the group with extra cash, would go great lengths to dress up vehicles and the interiors of these are no exceptions. This has henceforth resulted, in some big names from the fashion world to lend their expertise and design sense, to do up car interiors. In this case, it’s Louis Vuitton and Burberry brands, which have presented their collections and have been photographed by New York artist, Luis Gispert.
Mr. Louis Gispert has been an Ivy Leaguer artist, who got his masters’ academic credentials from the University of Yale, after which he ended up creating his own studio to showcase his work, in Brooklyn. Till a certain time, he has been displaying the films and sculptures he created, but according to experts from the fashion circles, his main forte remained photography. Paying heed to this suggestion, he went on a 2 year journey to click pictures, of car interiors which have been done up often to match the styling quotient and clothing of the vehicles’ owners. At the upcoming show at Mary Boone Gallery, he will be put up for viewing, his efforts of the 2 years in this unique genre of art. Amongst them, one which caught our attention was the ‘Burberry BMW’ design, which had the signature black checks of the brand, on an off-white background, which was repeated everywhere in the interiors including the steering wheel. A similar discourse was that of the ‘Spouse Grouse’ design, which did up the interiors in emerald green with Louis Vuitton logos all over, but in an aggressively arbitrary pattern. On looking at it, we were left wondering who the individual might be, who could replicate it on their clothes. At the exhibition we just told you about, patrons can look forward to seeing the collection of abstract design of car interiors, and purchase them in a set of 6, which will cost them $25,000 each. These sets will have 6 photographs of various sizes of the particular designs.
In past, when such artistry was on display was the ever famous Victoria Beckham designed ‘Range Rover Vogue’ collection, which displayed her creativity and high-end fashion sense. Also, Gucci had done the ‘Gucci Fiat 500’, where it did up the small car both on the exterior as well as the interior. This is certainly ‘In-vogue’ methodology of pimping your ride.
The drama in his personal life largely behind him, Terius Nash returns to the craft which made him a household name. 1977 is the newest project by The Dream and looks to set the stage for what could be a busy fall and winter for one of R&B’s more talented stars. And to make matters even more enticing, the decision to release the project for free.99 is completely against Def Jam’s wishes.
Oh well, it’s not the first time an artist and label have disagreed. And at least this time the fans get some sort of compensation out of the deal. Pharrell, Big Sean and newcomer Casha are the only guests invited to tag along with Terius on his journey through the land of melodies, seamless transitions and the occasional baby-making.
1. Wake Me When It’s Over
2. Used to Be
3. Long Gone
4. Ghetto Feat. Big Sean
5. Wedding Crasher
6. Rolex Feat. Casha
7. Silly (Introducing Casha)
8. 1977 (Miss You Still)
9. Wish You Were Mine
10. Real Feat. Pharrell
11. Form of Flattery
For those of you lucky enough to get your hands on a pair of the Nike LeBron v.2 “Miami Nights” this weekend and are completely clueless as to what to match them with, NoTone might just have you covered.
As this jacket may not be for everybody, NoTone most certainly captures the aspects and characteristics of the “Miami Nights” sneaker with its pink, red, and glass blue hues, along with the specks of “sand” spread throughout.
NoTone is currently taking pre-orders in their online store. Jackets will ship September 30 and retail for $100.
The much anticipated collaboration between shoe specialists, Sperry Top-Sider and Bape on the classic Seamate has finally dropped. The shoes construction are of canvas and will come in two colorways. Shown here is the camouflage pattern version which is accented with a black outer sole and black laces. Purchase them now through select Bape stockists.
Friday, August 26, 2011
Thursday, August 25, 2011
“The Americans” Collection is a Native American and cowboy inspired collaboration between TI$A founder Taz Arnold and renowned designer Dr.Romanelli to rework and re-imagine one of America’s most acclaimed clothing lines, Polo Ralph Lauren. Using Taz’s massive collection of vintage Polo, the two designers borrowed from Hip Hop’s tradition of sampling and remixing by deconstructing and reconstructing many classic Polo pieces to make what was once old new again. Check out the collection and video below.