WWD’s reporting that Louis Vuitton is releasing Louis Vuitton: Architecture & Interior, a new book that showcases the foundations and structures of its worldwide stores. The book will really dig deep with discussions on window displays and the label’s bag bars to much more in this 304-page book that will feature roughly 300 illustrations including some unpublished architect’s sketches and interviews with Peter Marino, Christian de Portzamparc and Jun Aoki.
44 Club drops another video, this time highlighting the client-agent relationship between Nike and creative agency Wieden+Kennedy out of Portland. The two companies have been working together for nearly 30 years through public relations and advertising effort. Nike’s Ed Elworthy and Nic Owen of Wieden+Kennedy are captured here talking about the longstanding relationship and what it’s meant to their respective firms.
The folks at Selectism recently had the opportunity to take a tour of Bentley’s factory in Crewe, England. In the first part of their coverage, they went inside Bentley Motors’ “Wood Shop”. They profiled how the interior wood paneling inside all Bentley Motor vehicles is produced through a complicated process of materials sourcing and hand crafted design. Head over to Selectism to see the spread.
At Noon EST today, GiltMAN will be launching another watch sale curated by Benjamin Clymer of Hodinkee. Apparently, vintage Rolexes are what the people want so who is Ben to deny the people? This sale’s got 70 vintage Rolex watches on colorful NATO and canvas straps instead of the conventional steel Oyster bracelets or leather ensembles. All watches are priced under $4,000, making this sale even more enticing.
Dockers is introducing their “Alpha” Khaki to the market and they took the brand’s slimmest offerings to the East Village and had the folks at the Blind Barber give them a go. The video’s short but shows the khakis being worn in a real environment by real people. Also, you get a peek inside one of the city’s best barber shops. Win-Win. Video below.
Junya Watanabe COMME des GARCONS MAN is teaming up with Levi’s Vintage Clothing, with the initial collaboration being for these LVC 1954 denims for the Fall 2011 season. These 501s are the original tapered style jeans and feature various materials throughout the patchwork including leather, plaid flannel and corduroy. The corduroy waistband, re-positioned back pockets and an additional center seam down the back of the leg add to the fine detailings of these denims.
Michael Williams over at ACL has been dropping Italian gem after gem as of late. Here, he gives us a preview of what to expect from Napoli’s Salvatore Piccolo and the designer’s Spring/Summer 2012 collection. Piccolo’s known for making hand made shirts for an impressive clientele across Europe, the U.S. and Japan, but he also makes a small collection of OTR shirts and ties in his factory in Napoli.
H&M has announced a long term partnership with David Beckham to produce and exclusively sell his new David Beckham bodywear line through nearly 1,800 stores worldwide.
“Over the past year, I’ve been developing my Bodywear range with my team and I’m extremely positive about what we have designed and produced,” said David Beckham. (more…)
Well, looks like the fun has begun, folks. We’re in the middle of some gorgeous weather here in the Northeast but shops are already getting shipments for Fall 2011. Among the drops was this Caister Fair Isle jumper from Barbour. It’s made from 100% lambswool and comes in a storm grey shell. The details are immense as the gauge knit jumper sweater features a ribbed crew neck, brown suede elbow patches and a Barbour label to the side seam.