In the few decades since the brand’s inception, Lamborghini has had its fair share of ups and downs. It wasn’t until Audi took the brand over in 1998 that the Italian carmaker saw some dramatic shifts in future development. Though one of Germany’s finest took the company over, Lamborghini remains to be headquartered in Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy. WIRED gives us an inside look at the original offices opened by Ferruccio Lamborghini back in 1963.
If you pre-ordered Jay-Z & Kanye West’s Watch The Throne album through www.watchthethrone.com, you’ve probably already gotten a link to the download. The highly anticipated album is now available through iTunes as well. The Deluxe version features 4 bonus tracks. The hard copy drops on the 12th but digital’s reigning supreme right now. In the modern digital era, Watch The Throne may be the first major album to not leak before its release date. I’m almost done going through my first complete listen of WTT and I’ve been thoroughly impressed.
Brooklyn-based artist José Parlá will be showcasing a solo exhibition at OHWOW in Los Angeles beginning next month. There, the artist will feature his first major sculptural installation. His work’s highly personal, layering text – poetry, childhood memories and graffiti – and found materials to recreate/interpret the history and beauty of decaying city walls from his travels. He was features on NOWNESS a short while back and you can peep the video below.
The exhibition will run from September 9th to October 22nd.
3.1 Phillip Lim’s rendition of the motorcycle jacket features an interesting twist as the leather sleeves are hand braided for added detail. The fit is still slim throughout and all other classic detailings are on with silver accents and a slanted zip closure. Look for this at Phillip Lim flagship stores and select stockists worldwide for $1,750 USD.
GANT Rugger‘s opened their second New York shop at 25 Prince Street in city’s SoHo neighborhood. The space looks to be a bit more open than their West Village store on Bleecker, but the look and feel is still 100% GANT. They’re beginning to take stuff of Fall 2011 so be sure to stop in and grab the goods before word gets out. Oh wait.
Fashion Design Henrik Vibskov has developed a new unisex fragrance series dubbed, TYPE. The collection features three scents that reflect a specific moment in time in three different cities: Berlin, Copenhagen and Damascus. The Eaux de Toilettes represent three very distinct fragrances.
Though we’re used to seeing big names like Jude Law represent Dunhill in their ad campaigns, the label’s gone down a slightly different route for the Voices campaign. They’ve enlisted ballet dancer Rupert Pennefather, theatre director Michael Grandage and expedition leader Sir Ranulph Fiennes, all of whom are well-known figures in their respective disciplines, to showcase their Fall 2011 product and speak about topics such as skill, intelligence, drive and the ability to be extraordinary.
I recently had the opportunity to stop in at GANT‘s West Village location on Bleecker Street. I was tipped off to the fact that though it’s not available online yet, the New York locations have taken limited stock of the label’s Homerun varsity jacket for Fall 2011. This one’s a killer, folks. If you thought last year’s offering was amazing, then we’re sure you’ll appreciate this one. It comes in bright red herringbone with cream leather sleeves. The shell’s broken in, too, as you’ll see marks and detailing on the sleeves that’s unique to each piece. It’s unlined and the fit is immaculate. I tried it on and instantly fell in love. You won’t see this jacket online for another two weeks but if you’re in the city, be sure to stop in and check it out. Leave a size Small for me though. Thanks.
Brooks Brothers has dropped their Fall 2011 lookbook, giving us a sneak peek into what the brand will be offering in the weeks and months ahead. The product looks really solid for the winter months, as we spotted plenty of warmer fabrics and some great styling to boot. The pieces are modern yet timeless and the fit is looking to form as well.
Billy Reid’s annual Shindig invites folks to the designer’s hometown of Florence, Alabama, for a celebratory weekend of southern living. We’re talking an all-out BBQ with some live performances including Justin Townes Earle, Romany Rye and Apache Relay. The video below from NOWNESS tells the full story.