Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Visvim ss12: Back to the roots

Hiroki Nakamura seems to have packed up his Navajo tent and headed back home for this season's Visvim collection, which apparently takes its inspiration from Japanese culture, right down to the wooden flip flops. Vibram sole, I'm guessing.

Friday, 27 January 2012

Victoria's Secret Swim 2012: come on in ...

Girls in paradise. What more would you expect from a Victoria's Secret swimwear shoot? 

Shot in Tahiti and Turks & Caicos, and featuring Candice Swanepoel, Lily Aldridge, Miranda Kerr, Edita Vilkevičiut and Michaela Kocionova in case you wanted a bit of background.

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Nanamica field jacket: sharp

Here's one from Nanamica, which has come on in leaps and bounds since it popped up out of nowhere (as far as I am concerned) a few seasons ago. This is thneir interpretation of the field jacket, and in true Japanese tech streetwear style is fashioned from Gore Tex with taped seams and all manner of waterproof pockets and little details that only the true jacketnista will notice.
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Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Futura sprays a wall in a gallery

Futura's a bit more discerning in his choice of walls these days, which is why he opted for the Galerie Jérôme de Noirmont in Paris for his exhibition entitled Expansions. Part of this involved a large  mural, the painting of which was captured on film.

Futura 2000 - Galerie de Noirmont - Paris - Live Painting from Guillotine on Vimeo.

Monday, 23 January 2012

Ten C A/W 2012: brighten up

It had crossed my mind that a clothing company with only seven pieces in its armoury, no matter how iconic or timeless, might have a relatively short lifespan.

Even with its limited runs and exclusive distribution I could see a time when retailers were holding so much stock that they really didn't need anything from the next collection seeing as it would be no different from the last.

Then, first of all, the stuff started selling out worldwide. More recently, the 2012 collection was released, and they have introduced colour and some new muted shades to spice things up, which makes it a near-certainty that I will be tracking down another piece.

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Acquisition: Visvim Armiger Folk

These were a bit of an impulse buy the other day, I knew if I slept on them they wouldn't hang about. Cerise colourway, lined Italian leather uppers, the obligatory Vibram sole, pure craftsmanship.

Saturday, 21 January 2012

The Soloist: Deer. Oh Deer

I've been hearing a lot about the Soloist recently and my interest was piqued enough by the release of a reindeer skin jacket that looked like it had been thrown together by a couple of Inuit in the dark for me to Google it.

So I've now found out that this is a streetwear-type brand by Takahiro Miuyashita which, when mentioned, has the words 'cool', 'edgy' and 'casual' close by. Oh, and 'artistic', which has always been a kind of non-word to me considering anything could feasibly be called artistic.

Each piece is hand-dyed in five key colors using The Soloist patented “Earth dye” treatment, whatever the fuck that is. Nice palette though.

Oh yeah, and that model in the pictures? The one with a sick-spattered cloth over his chops? That's him, Takahiro Miyashita. This stuff might look better if it was on someone else.