During fashion week, Louis Vuitton handpicked six influential contributors from around the globe to take part in Amble, a new platform the brand’s launched that looks to document and share everyone’s travel memories. Louis Vuitton: Fashion Week Perspectives presents Parisian illustrator and painter Jean-Philippe Delhomme as he shares his thoughts on the fashion industry and beyond.
This season’s New York Fashion Week brought along several milestones, most notably Fashion’s Night Out ever-growing success and Tumblr’s expanded participation in the slew of shows and happenings across the city. To take things to new heights, the Hudson Hotel played host to the Tumblr community’s top 20 fashion and style bloggers, affectionately referred to as the “Tumblr 20″. Through this non-paid partnership, Hudson created a cross-platform opportunity that seamlessly integrated content generated by bloggers during New York Fashion Week into the hotel’s physical spaces to create a unique experience for the hotel guests and visitors.
Mercedes-Benz commissioned Terry Richardson for their latest ad campaign for the A-Class and the controversial photographer wasted no time getting right down to business by bringing on Jessica Stam to model for the shoot. The result is filled with a lot of beauty in more ways than one, folks. We’ve got one sexy model in Jessica Stam standing beside, atop and inside an A-Class that will effortlessly turn heads upon its release next year.
In celebration of 10 years of digital innovation, RalphLauren.com presents the ultimate fusion of art, fashion & technology in a visual feast for the 5 senses. The showing spanned across two continents, broadcasting outside New York’s Mansion in the Upper East Side as well as London’s 1 New Bond Street location. The venues themselves just disappear as they are then transformed into a series of objects and images rendered in 3-dimensional space. It’s truly remarkable and shows the brand’s willingness to explore new realms when others aren’t.
After the jump, check out the videos from both London and New York City as well as a behind-the-scenes look at how it all came about — from storyboards to video sets to digital mapping and high tech computer renderings.
By now, you’ve probably seen this trailer floating around in the blogosphere and well, just in case you haven’t, we’ve got it for you here. “Influencers” is a short documentary that explores what it means to be an influencer and how trends & creativity become contagious today in music and fashion. Plenty of New York’s most influential creatives are asked for their opinion throughout this short clip, including Jeff Staple of Staple Design and Deidre Maloney, co-founder of BPMW.
Look for the “Influencers”, the film to release sometime this fall.
Momentum Magazine recently sponsored a bike fashion show in San Fran and as you can see from this Flickr set, we definitely missed out. Mention clothes and bicycles in the same breath and you’ve certainly got our attention! There’s alot that can be taken from these shots. The styling is great for inspiration and the bikes make for good eye candy. The models did a great job it seems as we didn’t hear of any falling disastrously off stage while smiling for the cameras.
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With the 10th of September approaching fast, we think it’s best we let you in on our five places to check out for the best experience and, of course, best deals. For anyone unfamiliar, Fashion’s Night Out is an initiative spear-headed by American Vogue, NYC & Company, the City of New York, and the Council of Fashion Designers of America to give life back to New York City’s fashion industry.
Next only to finance, fashion is the second-largest sector of industry in New York City—the headquarters of more than 800 fashion companies employing 175,000 people and generating $10 billion in total wages. At City Hall’s May 20 press conference to announce Fashion’s Night Out, Vera Wang said, “To put it bluntly, if people don’t shop, people lose their jobs.”
It’s looking to be a grand occasion as all our favorite designers are joining the festivities. Time is limited as most events only run for a few hours, making a trip from one stop to the next a bit difficult so plan accordingly. To see where we think you should be Thursday night, hit the jump. If you don’t agree with our list, keep it to yourself. Who am I kidding… let us know! (more…)
Giorgio Armani recently opened a new flagship store in Tokyo, Japan by Roppongi Hills. Designed by Armani himself, the store features many limited edition commemorative items and a lineup of the latest from the label’s collections. The boutique also features 3 VIP lounges for any men who may need some personal assistance. (more…)
Interesting craftsmanship by the people over at Fifth Avenue Shoe Repair. These baggy pants in a black linen finish feature a dropped crotch with twisted seam legs. Fine detail in the cuffed hem as well as with the vertical welt pockets at the front and the button pocket in the back. They deserve some room in your closet for the coming season no matter what part of the country you’re in.
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Robert Geller beat out other new kids on the block Benjamin Bixby, Rogues Gallery, Save Khaki, Shipley & Halmos, and Yigal Azrouël to be named this year’s Best New Menswear Designer by GQ and CFDA. So what’s next for Robert, you ask? Currently, he’s creating a mini-collection to be sold this September at levi.com and select Bloomingdale’s locations for one month (and other retailers thereafter). Oh, and what’s he going to do with that $50,000 grand prize?