Entomology Elegance: Hirst & Prada Collaborate

I’ve always been one for all things entomology, or rather, Ethnoentomology (the study of the relationship between insects and people). So it’s natural that this new collaboration between Damien Hirst and Prada should catch my eye. With only 20 bags made, they are in tandem with Hirst’s first exhibit in Qatar called, “RELICS”. Most beastiesContinue reading “Entomology Elegance: Hirst & Prada Collaborate”

Zaha Hadid vs. UNITED: Let the Games Begin…

Recalling the work of italian futurist Umberto Boccioni, these creations are visionary. Hadid states: “I have always appreciated those who dare to experiment with materials and proportions”. “Our collaboration with United Nude reinterprets the classic shoe typology, pushing the boundaries of what is possible without compromising integrity.” Indeed. Made of chrome vinyl rubber and linedContinue reading “Zaha Hadid vs. UNITED: Let the Games Begin…”

Hedi Slimane: Saint Laurent Homme SS13

Saskia de Braw is the newest muse for Hedi Slimane in his campaign for the launching of Saint Laurent Menswear…Yes, the model’s a girl. With a sprinkle of Mick Jagger louche, it’s bound to cause a ruckus as everything he does lately but it drips style and is at the essence of YSL itself: androgyny.Continue reading “Hedi Slimane: Saint Laurent Homme SS13”

Wrap It Up: The Studio Wrap by Nike

On the heels of (excuse the pun) Lululemon and other yoga-pilates outfitters, Nike has decided to get in on the action with studio based footwear. A hybrid between minimalist barefoot pads and ballet shoes, it is useful for those who do not want to go bare or use sweaty socks. After much research and many,Continue reading “Wrap It Up: The Studio Wrap by Nike”

Poetry in Motion: Alpha Lyrae

Alpha Lyrae,the latest collection from Vega Zaishi Wang, was recently showcased at Beijing’s Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA) as part of The Creators Project, a global platform launched by Intel and Vice.She is Beijing based and a 2008 graduate from St. Martins, perhaps explaining the visual link to McQueen and Chalayan. Inspired by aContinue reading “Poetry in Motion: Alpha Lyrae”

Organically Modified: Janina Alleyne

Nominated for the 2012 Mulberry Accessory Award, these exoskeleton inspired- 3D Printed shoes by footwear designer Janina Alleyne are in a class all their own. Drawn from the intricate structure and silhouette of external skeletons of marine invertebrates, creatures and insects, the designs also expands the full capacity of 3D printing to incorporate the elaborateContinue reading “Organically Modified: Janina Alleyne”

Where’d you get those googles?

Google has sold interactive glasses for $1500 (only) during its annual software conference in San Francisco to first adaptors. If all goes well, a less expensive version of the glasses is expected to go on sale for consumers in early 2014. While wearing these glasses, directions to a destination or a text message from aContinue reading “Where’d you get those googles?”

The Goods are Always Greener: Biocouture

An innovative approach to textile technology is unfolding with this technique that harnesses nature’s forces. “BioCouture is a research project harnessing nature to propose a radical future fashion vision. We are investigating the use of microbial-cellulose, grown in a laboratory, to produce clothing. Our ultimate goal is to literally grow a dress in a vatContinue reading “The Goods are Always Greener: Biocouture”