Moschino follow NOHARM lead…
The one-of-a-kind eco-friendly dress Moschino created for Barney New York FutureFashion’s installation is only on show for another few days. The peace-inspired garment was especially created for the department store’s Hippie Holiday window display.
Earth Pledge is a leading non-profit organization that provides sustainable solutions for businesses worldwide and their FutureFashion initiative celebrates environmentally conscious fashion by working with industry leaders to promote renewable, reusable and non-polluting materials and methods. This season’s collection is collaboration with top fashion designers to create environmentally friendly pieces incorporating the peace sign, to celebrate its 50th anniversary, while utilizing sustainable materials and techniques that reduce the environmental impact of manufacturing and production.
Moschino Creative Director, Rossella Jardini, designed a tank dress and fringed boa, both made of 100% organic cotton. The dress is embellished with eco-compatible polyester discs, embossed with peace signs. The eco-friendly designs coincide with a 60’s themed shopping event as part of the retailer’s Hippie Holiday windows, a portion of the proceeds is in aid of FutureFashion.
The charming folks over at the Fur Council continue to run their “fur is green” campaign despite the mountain of evidence against such a claim. They persist with the false statement: “Synthetics are generally made from petroleum (a non-renewable resource), which is NOT consistent with the sustainable use of our environment. The production, transportation and disposal of petrochemicals can cause environmental problems.” in a feable attempt to justify the mindless abuse that funds their campaign.
In this socially and environmentally aware era most folks know: It takes more than 60 times as much energy to produce a fur coat from ranch-raised animals than it does to produce a fake fur. Plus, the waste produced on fur farms poisons our waterways. And don’t forget … unlike faux fur, the “real thing” causes millions of animals to suffer every year. Moreover, the general production of animal skins via the fur and leather industry causes more CO2 to be released into the atmosphere than all the cars in the world combined.
Hopefully, the brave green world will enlighten all folks even the colour-blind.
The Dream of the Fisherman’s Wife by Hokusai.
The Dream of the Fisherman’s Wife (???? Tako to ama?, Octopus and Shelldiver) is an erotic woodcut of the ukiyo-e genre made around 1820 by the Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai. Perhaps the first instance of tentacle eroticism, it depicts a woman entwined sexually with a pair of octopuses, the smaller of which wraps one of its tentacles around the woman’s nipple and kisses her, while the larger one performs cunnilingus. Hokusai created The Dream of the Fisherman’s Wife during the Edo period in when Shinto was making a resurgence; this influenced the piece’s animism and playful attitude towards sexuality. It is a celebrated example of shunga and has been reworked by a number of artists. Similar themes of human females having sexual intercourse with sea life have been displayed since the 17th century in Japanese netsuke, small carved sculptures only a few inches in height and often extremely elaborate.
60 pairs of super-limited multi-colour “The Dream of the Fisherman’s Wife by Hokusai” will be made available.
New AC Milan loan signing David Beckham has acknowledged that playing for Los Angeles Galaxy has affected his England career and said he was glad to be back at a top class side.
Beckham, who joins the Serie A club in January on a two-month loan during the U.S. close season, has reputedly been quoted as saying he’s itching to hit the world-famous Milan fashion boutiques. David Beckham, widely known as the face of Armani, is a big fan of a whole host of Italian brands. It seems Milan is a perfect match!
This festive season, Moschino takes part in the charity event ‘Il Natale dei 100 Alberi d’Autore’, with the Rome town council and the support of RAI Social Secretariat. The project takes place the prestigious Palazzo della Cancelleria in Rome.
The initiative invited fashion companies to create a personalized Christmas tree that will be sold in order to raise funds for the Rehabilitation Department of Bambin Gesù Pediatric Hospital in Rome. For the occasion, Moschino’s mascot, Luisa the goose, wears a Christmas tree-dress in green velvet, accented with bows, pearls and a star on her head.
DISPOSABLE CLOTHES: How about disposable paper frocks during the credit crunch? That’s the subject of an upcoming exhibition at Antwerp’s Musée de la Mode de la Province museum. The show — dubbed Paper Fashion and conceived in collaboration with Atopos Cultural Organization, an Athens-based design and fashion organization — studies the role of paper and similar materials in contemporary fashion, spanning designs by the likes of Hussein Chalayan, Issey Miyake and John Galliano. Running Mar. 6 to Aug. 16, the exhibition will then travel to London’s Design Museum.
Amsterdam-based denim label G-Star Raw is abandoning models for its spring advertising campaign, opting instead for actors to show off its wares.
The label tapped Dutch director and photographer Anton Corbijn — who won plaudits for his 2007 biopic “Control” about Joy Division’s Ian Curtis — to shoot actors Toby Kebbell and Alexandra Maria Lara for the label’s spring ads.
“I guess we’ve grown up with 20 years of Anton’s iconic rock imagery,” said Shubhankar Ray, global brand director at G-Star Raw, referring to Corbijn’s gritty editorial shots of musicians such as David Bowie, Elvis Costello and U2.“
A.P.C. Clothing Spring 2009 Pre-Release. IN STORES ONLY.
French designer brand A.P.C. has all the panache and style usually associated with French fashion. The A.P.C. style is uncompromisingly clean with single palettes creating large silhouettes of unique form. A.P.C. is not for everyone but that’s all part of its charm and appeal.
RMC Red Monkey one of the most sought out premium denim brand. It would be hard to find a better denim, and a better core material, or core denim philosophy anywhere else in the world.
Martin KSOHOH founder of RMC (and YOROPIKO) is actually a denim master and the king of denim art, Tailor made Limited edition collections of fine embroidery technology and three-dimensional embroidery production with attention to detail
He knows better than everybody else how to build and how to make perfect selvage denim (a rugged cotton twill textile, in which the weft passes under two or more warp fibers. This produces the familiar diagonal ribbing identifiable on the reverse of the fabric, so the edge of the fabric is woven specifically so that it will not ravel or fray. It seems pretty simple, but there are actually a very limited number of antique machines that have this ability, and they WERE all in Japan! ).
RMC denim are not as hype as PRPS one, maybe he’s got a strong hiphop audience, and his denim are not really distasteful, with their flashy design. But don’t forget he is the master.
Special limited edition jean has been created to celebrate new USA president. The OBAMA “yes we can” x RMC is a black denim. Martin specially create this particular denim to celebrate the occasion . To obtain that black colors. It is as usual a real Japanese salvage.
Obama jean will be available JANUARY 2009, Limited Edition black denim 75 only
Lanvin designer Alber Elbaz and Stockholm-based Acne Jeans has teamed up on a denim collaboration.
Ethical fashion, now there’s an oxymoron…
Soles4Souls has filed a federal lawsuit claiming that about 16,000 pairs of donated Minnetonka Moccasin shoes ended up for sale on eBay rather than being shipped to needy people in Africa.
The suit was filed in the U.S. District Court Middle District of Tennessee against five defendants, including Concord, Va.-based Gleaning for the World Inc., a charitable distributor.
This shoe company donated the shoes to Soles4Souls who then handed these shoes to Gleaning For The World who was supposed to send these shoes to Africa for distribution. According to investigations, Gleaning For The World either sold or handed these shoes to another charitable body, passing the shoes to a couple of other organizations and then somehow landed on eBay.
Ahh, we can all breath a sigh of relief and let our cynicism about ethical fashion sleep soundly.
Do Dolce & Gabbana convey their homosexuality too strongly in this Adv Campaign? And is this likely to alienate their hetrosexual audience and consumers?
Paris, Jean Bouin Arena, a symbolic place for Rugby. It’s in this “temple of Sport” that Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana created the new D&G Underwear Adv Campaign, with five Italian champions and photographer Randall Mesdon. Sergio Parisse, Denis Dallan, Ezio Galon, Andrea Masi e Gonzalo Canale are the athletes D&G chose to represent the contemporary man, and his lifestyle.
The impressive bodies sculpted through dedication, discipline and physically strenuous trainings, make them the perfect models for a new ideal of beauty that is healthy, clean and masculine. Randall Mesdon enhanced the statuesque lines of their body, the very same body which is that of real-life gladiators , scarred by strong encounters with worthy opponents. Because it’s the fight, but also the utter sportsmanship with which it is carried on, that makes Rugby one of the most fascinating and captivating disciplines out there.
Joining Forces for Orphans in Malawi
More than 400,000 children in Malawi have lost their mother, father, or both to the AIDS epidemic. Given the rapid spread of the disease, countless families and village communities have no hope of coping. In many cases, AIDS has wiped out entire generations of parents.
An acute famine affecting about a third of the population has worsened their plight. Without external help, grandparents, aunts and neighbors have no way of giving children the care that they need. More and more girls and boys are left to cope on their own, with scarcely enough food to survive.
UNICEF is supporting communities so that they can tend to these children on their own – by funding voluntary organizations that run nurseries and help to look after orphans and the sick.
With your help, HUGO BOSS is supporting UNICEF in Malawi. Please express your own support for the agency’s work! For the first time, HUGO BOSS has decided to actively involve customers, partners and friends of the company in its charitable projects.
For every statement we receive, we will donate $1 to its aid efforts in Malawi. Simply complete the entry form on the linked website and tell us why, in your view, helping children who have lost their parents to AIDS is so important.
Scheduled to Release December 13th, 2008, Saturday
Limited to 100 Snap Backs and 50 Button Ups
A Billion Adjustments
We’ve teamed up to release a limited run snap back hat that subversively comments on many different social issues all relating to frivolous, questionable spending of the hard earned dollar and socio-economic issues we face today.
This limited run production drops soon exclusively at: Invisible Stripes, 1800 San Jose Ave., San Francisco, CA 94112
The United States Military budget was US$439.3 billion for 2007.
The Iraq war has cost Americans over $500 billion.
In the past decade the federal government has spent over $1 billion dollars to promote abstinence to US teens.
Chevron’s annual profit for 2007 was $18.7 billion.
Nearly $9 billion of money spent on Iraqi reconstruction is unaccounted for because of inefficiencies and bad management.
Almost half the world, over three billion people live on less than $2.50 a day.
After 40 years of building a world-respected magazine that is devoted to music, politics and popular culture, Rolling Stone has decided to launch an apparel division under their iconic name. The collection offers casual and sportswear tops featuring covers and graphic art- all carefully crafted to embrace the culture of music’s revolutionary movements featuring such Rolling Stone covers as those featuring Johnny Cash (from 2003) and the 1993 pairing of Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg. Rolling Stone have released a number of covers from their archives to on T-shirts.
The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Metallica, Kid Rock, Jim Morrison, Johnny Cash, Ozzy Osbourne, Kurt Cobain, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, The Beastie Boys and Jerry Garcia have been immortalized again for collectors wardrobes.”
To celebrate the 6th Anniversary of RMC Red Monkey Jeans, Martin Ksohoh has designed a Limited Edition Special. Only 60 pairs of these Limited Edition Metallic Jeans with embroidered gold thread have been produced. The word is the RRP will be around $500.
Marc Jacobs x Peseta Collaboration. This second collaboration was just released and it´s the first time Peseta have repeated a joint venture with another brand. The passport case was made thinking about people travelling all around the world but also living the city day-to-day. Any passport from any country can fit in, as well as other documents, like driving licenses, credit cards… whatever… there´s also a velcro pocket so can keep some money. The pigs design was chosen by Marc Jacobs, who fell in love with it when they visited Peseta in Madrid.
Perfectly capturing the spirit of cities with words and imagination. Inspired writing, a pleasure to read and a feeling of discovery for a unique urban immersion. For ten years now, Louis Vuitton has been sharing its passion for travel and city life. Providing an attentive, informed commentary on the changes shaking the heart of cities and voicing off-beat views on fashion, design, the arts and gastronomy, each guide highlights the latest trends and offers unique advice.
Drawing on the talents of journalists and writers, the Louis Vuitton City Guide collection successfully and daringly combines traditional values with new aspects, traditional locations with extravagant ones, known with unknown and out of the ordinary.
Luxury and charming hotels, gourmet restaurants and local bistros, typical markets and delicatessens, antiquarians and designers, museums and fashion shops, essential or little-known monuments… with 36 international destinations and 10,000 addresses, the 2009 edition offers the traveller an insider’s guide into these cities.
The redesigned City Guide boxes reference the heritage of Louis Vuitton, drawing inspiration from a vintage luggage label of the kind hotel bellboys would affix to travellers’ trunks. While deep brown makes an appearance, adding its distinct character to the collection, the guide still features the bright colours that have become its trademark over the past ten years. Pistachio Green for the European cities, Royal Blue for Paris, Rosewood for Tokyo, Magenta for Mumbai, Buttercup for New York and Almond Green for Miami.
The mass retailer on April 19 will launch Loomstate for Target, a version of the environmentally conscious Loomstate label designed by Rogan Gregory. The release for the collection for men and women is meant to coincide with Earth Day on April 22. Prices will range from $14.99 to $44.99.
A New York City-based designer, Gregory has successfully brought a powerful environmentally conscious voice to fashion design. Gregory established his own eponymous Rogan collection of men’s and women’s fashion in 2001. The collection embodies the designer’s cool, avant-garde street style and allows Gregory to channel his fascination with eco-friendly fabric. Gregory went on to create two more socially conscious collections, Loomstate, made entirely from organic cotton, and EDUN, a collection launched to foster sustainable employment in developing areas of the world, particularly Africa. In November 2007, Gregory won the prestigious CDFA/Vogue Fashion Fund award.
“Rogan Gregory is a talented design partner who will introduce a completely new element of fashion design to our guest,” said Trish Adams, senior vice president, Target. “His expertise at fusing organic material with skillful design will show women everywhere how easy it is to be environmentally conscientious while remaining stylish.”
Following the success of their Notting Hill exhibition last August, 55DSL and Mitchy Bwoy have teamed up again to open a brand new exhibition space in London!
Starting this Saturday, December 6, the 55DSL Newburgh Street Flagship store will be playing host to the best artists that you don’t know about but may already appreciate. 55DSL is committed to using this space to celebrate the true originators of all the disciplines of visual arts and is available for artists of all levels and all types. For further information regarding the space, contact studio_uk@55DSL.com
And to kick things off, 55DSL proudly presents a collaboration between Rabodiga and Mitchy Bwoy with “Hell Hath No Fury”, an exhibition that will explore the basic themes surrounding trust, sexuality and innocence, where the artists will take turns at being the wolf and the little red riding hood… Will innocence prevail? Only you can decide!
The first day for the public to see this show is Saturday 6th of December – from 12pm – the artists will be in residence. The work from this show is available to buy, prices range up to £1500, and that’s not all: to accompany this show there are 55 limited edition prints, with the stunning image you see in the photo seen in the attached press release, all signed by the artists, at £95 each that only the first 20 will be able to buy at £55…just in time for Christmas!
Dutch actress Sylvie van der Vaart and German fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld pose during the 60th Bambi media awards ceremony in the southwestern German town of Offenburg. Each year, the German media company ‘Hubert Burda Media’, honours celebrities from the world of entertainment, literature, sports and politics with the Bambi awards.
MILAN — After years of legal debate and media scrutiny, Roberto Cavalli has been fully cleared by Italy’s Supreme Court of Cassation of a tax evasion indictment.
The country’s major court of last resort annulled the verdict issued by the Appeal Court in Florence last Jan. 21, which upheld a conviction of the designer on charges of fiscal evasion. In March 2006, the Florence court had found Cavalli guilty of tax evasion and sentenced him to 14 months in prison, although an Italian legal technicality exempted the designer from ever serving jail time.
“I’m very pleased,” Cavalli said in an interview.