Collectible pins are a huge accessory once again!! Wether you are a fan of Bape, Billionaire Boys Club, or Supreme there is a dope pin for you. Make sure to start collecting now, as the weather get’s warmer, the trends get bigger.
British artist Billie Achilleos has been very busy chopping up hundreds of designer handbags and creating something even more special. Louis Vuitton and Achilleos teamed up to create a mini-zoo exhibition out of deconstructed bags. It might sound a little crazy but each piece turned out quite beautiful and interesting to look at. Each detailed animal is currently part of the “Traveling Curiosities” exhibit in China. Dope!
After being showcased at The Standard New York, Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station, and The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, you can now purchase miniature version of OriginalFake KAWS Companion. Retailing at $260, the 12 inch tall vinyl piece (Passing Through) in black and white is a collectors must have.
G-Shock went on location in Miami Florida with Nigel Sylvester and Stevie Williams to make this short demonstrating the features of the new Bluetooth GB6900 Collection. Dope Video! The visuals along with the storyline will keep you intrigued. Check it out for yourself!
Over a series of interviews with System Magazines’ Jonathan Wingfield, Nicolas Ghesquière talks all about his experience with Balenciaga and the key reasons why he decided to leave the brand for good after 15 years of being promoted to head designer in 1997.
Excerpt from the interview:
When was the first time you felt your ambitions for the house were no longer compatible with Balenciaga’s management?
NG: It was all the time, but especially over the last two or three years it became one frustration after another. It was really that lack of culture which bothered me in the end. The strongest pieces that we made for the catwalk got ignored by the business people. They forgot that in order to get to that easily sellable biker jacket, it had to go via a technically mastered piece that had been shown on the catwalk. I started to become unhappy when I realised that there was no esteem, interest, or recognition for the research that I’d done; they only cared about what the merchandisable result would look like. This accelerated desire meant they ignored the fact that all the pieces that remain the most popular today are from collections we made ten years ago. They have become classics and will carry on being so. Although the catwalk was extremely rich in ideas and products, there was no follow-up merchandising. With just one jacket we could have triggered whole commercial strategies. It’s what I wanted to do, but I couldn’t do everything. I was switching between the designs for the catwalk and the merchandisable pieces – I became Mr Merchandiser. There was never a merchandiser at Balenciaga, which I regret terribly.
22 place du Marché Saint Honoré
Since the line launched in 1997 Maison Martin Margiela has been expanding, as it should. Keeping the Margiela aesthetics they opened their first European MM6 shop in Paris’ 1st arrondissement. Which is one of the 20 arrondissements of the capital city of France, a place for shoppers who crave eleagnt shops and trendy boutiques in the Les Halles neighborhood. The 80-squre foot meter store has a unrefined and natural look, filled with plenty of wood and white.