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July 2010

Jon Kortajarena in V Magazine

Jon Kortajarena in V Magazine

photographer Xevi Muntané shoots for V Magazine. Models featured in the issue include, Jon Kortajarena, Andres Velencoso Segura, Oriol Elcacho, Quim Gutierrez and Antonio Navas.

Kortajarena was discovered during Fashion Week, when he met a friend attending a show. Eduardo Sayas, now his current booker, noticed him and persuaded him to try the fashion world and suggested he go to Barcelona to meet some customers. Being a minor then, Jon had to convince his parents to let him travel to Paris. So he left Bilbao, his hometown, and started stepping into fashion in the French capital. Kortajarena made his debut in 2004 at the fall Emporio Armani and John Galliano shows in Milan and Paris. In the same year, he became the face of Roberto Cavalli’s campaign Just Cavalli shot by Ellen Von Unwerth for the spring collection that quickly jet started his career. His runway credentials include walking for Bottega Veneta, Dolce & Gabbana, Salvatore Ferragamo, Giorgio Armani, John Galliano, and Chanel in Milan and Paris. In 2007, Kortajarena signed with GUESS? and renewed his contract again in 2008. With new campaigns on the stands at once Terry Richardson photographs Kortajarena for Tom Ford alongside Noah Mills. In the same year he was featured on the cover of the spring/summer issue of L’Officiel Hommes magazine devoting 200 pages to the Bilbao native making 2008 his busiest year. In 2009, Kortajarena appeared in Tom Ford’s feature film directorial debut, A Single Man.

Calvin Klein in Berlin

Calvin Klein in Berlin

Kicking off the Spring 2011 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin season last night, the company’s Creative Directors – Francisco Costa (women’s Calvin Klein Collection), Italo Zucchelli (men’s Calvin Klein Collection), and Kevin Carrigan (ck Calvin Klein, Calvin Klein Jeans) – as well as the company’s President & CEO, Tom Murry, hosted a unique fashion presentation featuring most of the label’s high profile brands.

The large-scale, invitation-only event was held at Die Munze, a historic industrial building, and one of the oldest and most important former mints in Germany. This impressive landmark was transformed for the evening into a unique fashion experience that featured over 60 models from around the world.

Diane Kruger Calvin Klein Collection

Several of Calvin Klein’s current global advertising talent were in attendance, including: actress Diane Kruger, face of the recently announced new fragrance, Calvin Klein Beauty, set to debut in Fall 2010; model Lara Stone, who will be featured in the Calvin Klein Collection, ck Calvin Klein, and Calvin Klein Jeans Fall 2010 campaigns; Twilight’s Kellan Lutz, one of the four men featured in the current Calvin Klein X Underwear global advertising campaign; and, actress Zoe Saldana, who was announced as the new face of women’s Calvin Klein Underwear at a press conference earlier that day. All were wardrobed by Calvin Klein Collection.

Lara Stone at CK show

Irina Shayk, Cristiano Ronaldo’s Girlfriend

Irina Shayk, Cristiano Ronaldo’s GirlfriendIrina Shayk, Cristiano Ronaldo’s Girlfriend

Irina Shayk is the 24-year-old Russian model girlfriend of soccer superstar and Armani face Cristiano Ronaldo. She is not the woman who just had his baby (that was a surrogate), but you probably could have guessed that from these behind-the-scenes images of her shoot for swim label Luli Fama that don’t appear to have been retouched. David Tessieri shot the campaign last week in Miami.

Armani face Cristiano Ronaldo

So what do you think of the ads? Is she on her way to becoming a Victoria’s Secret–worthy bra-and-string-bikini model? Or will this be like that time George Clooney’s ex Sarah Larson got a couple of modeling gigs and then disappeared after they broke up?

David Tessieri shot the campaign

Sugar Cane Jeans – Official Detergent for Denim

Sugar Cane Jeans - Official Detergent for Denim

Sugar Cane vintage wash & Premium care enzyme detergent for Denim. Carton with 10 sachets of Vintage wash & Premium Care.

Prepare cold water or luke-warm water more than 30L, in an adequately large container (best not over 20 degrees Celsius), DO NOT WASH IN HOT WATER. By washing in hot water, the indigo blue dye will lose its natural shade. Mix the detergent with water. If you are worried about excessive indigo loss (usually not a problem with Japanese makes), then add a table spoon of salt to help the indigo hold fast (please no sea water, you don’t know what’s in there…). Add jeans & let it sit in the water for ~20 minutes. After about 2 minutes in the water, the enzymes in the ‘vintage wash’ is already starting to take effect – will notice the water becoming murky.Hand wash the jeans. Rinse your jean with cold water and ensure all the detergent is washed away.

Add the Sugar Cane ‘premium care’solution to water and soak the jeans in it for 15 minutes, then proceed to drying (do not rinse out the treatment solution).

Dry your jeans in the shade and NOT direct sunlight to avoid fading in the sun.

Scarlett Johansson – MANGO campaign A/W 2011

Scarlett Johansson - MANGO campaign A/W 2011

Internationally renowned actress, Scarlett Johansson, will once again be working with photographer Mario Sorrenti to star in the MANGO campaign for Autumn/Winter 2010-2011.

An iconic location in Los Angeles set the stage for the MANGO photo shoot, led by acclaimed photographer Mario Sorrenti, who has collaborated with MANGO since Johansson made her first debut as the face of MANGO.

On working with Sorrenti, Johansson has said, “Mario Sorrenti makes me feel very comfortable: the sessions are relaxed and incredibly fun.” Thanks to their great relationship, Sorrenti was able to capture a mature and sophisticated Johansson, well-balanced with her signature elegance and sex appeal. Stylist Camilla Nickerson, make-up artist Stéphane Marais and hair stylist Oribe completed the team for the shoot.

With this new collection, MANGO is taking a fresh look at all-time classic British country style: trench coats, double-breasted jackets and well-tailored coats, as well as basics and heavy, handmade knits.

A|X Armani Exchange – Autumn 2010 denim flavours

A|X Armani Exchange - Autumn 2010 denim flavours

A|X Armani Exchange has kitted out a retro ice cream van that will serve up cool gear, the latest A|X Autumn 2010 denim flavours and cool denim deals! A|X invites shoppers to grab the latest styles and “Cool Down for a Cause“– proceeds from the day will benefit the SurfRider Foundation and their efforts with he Gulf Oil Spill.

A|X Armani Exchange is accessible Armani, inspired by street-chic culture, fashionable dance music and everything that signifies freedom and personal style. Armani Exchange is the youthful label created by Italian designer and entrepreneur Giorgio Armani.

With Armani Exchange, Mr. Armani interprets his sensual and unique style to create a casual, yet sophisticated collection for the young, urban and sexy. It designs, manufactures, distributes and retails fashion and lifestyle products, including apparel, accessories, eyewear, watches, jewelry, and music.

Natalia Vodianova in Valentino

Natalia Vodianova in Valentino

Russian stunner Natalia Vodianova sparkled in her pale pink ruffle frock and perfect demeanour. Street Style extraordinaire Craig Arend caught her before she slipped into the Valentino couture show in Paris.

Vodianova is a founder and the president of the Naked Heart Foundation, a philanthropic organisation that strives to provide a safe and inspiring environment in which to play for every child living in urban Russia. She was inspired to found the charity after visiting Russia with her son Lucas and finding there were no suitable places for children to play. The organisation built its first play park in 2006 in Nizhny Novgorod. It has since built nearly 38 more.

In 2010, Vodianova became an ambassador for Hear the World, a global campaign that seeks to raise awareness of the topic of hearing and hearing loss and to promote good hearing all over the world.

Natalia Vodianova Lingerie

Zoe Saldana Is the New Face of Calvin Klein Underwear

Zoe Saldana Is the New Face of Calvin Klein Underwear

After hiring the curvy (well, according to the fashion industry) Lara Stone for its collection, denim, and beauty campaigns, Calvin Klein has hired actress Zoe Saldana to front its new underwear campaigns. Saldana’s bosom replaces that of Eva Mendes, the last face of Calvin Klein Underwear. Saldana is certainly gorgeous, but hardly known for her curves.

Zoe Saldana (born June 19, 1978; also known as Zoë Saldana, Zoe Saldaña, and Zoë Saldaña) is an American actress. She had her breakthrough role in the 2002 film Drumline, and later gained prominence for her roles as Anamaria in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Uhura in the 2009 film Star Trek, and Neytiri in James Cameron’s Avatar. In 2010 she appeared in the film The Losers.

Zoe Saldana

superFishal Capsule Collection

superFishal Capsule Collection

Upper Playground Presents:
superFishal Capsule Collection

It’s Jeremy Fish time at Upper Playground, you could even say that Upper Playground is currently a little obsessed with that bearded artist… As part of the third and final leg of Jeremy’s ‘The Road Less Traveled’ tour, he will be opening shows at the FIFTY24 Portland Gallery on Saturday July 10th, followed by a show at the FIFTY24 Seattle Gallery on Saturday July 17th. And along with the gallery openings Upper Playground is releasing a large capsule collection from Jeremy Fish’s superFishal line consisting of five T-shirts, a 59FIFTY New Era and two pillows.

The T-shirts all feature Jeremy’s signature cuddly creatures as well as a couple takes on astrological signs. The 59FIFTY New Era is called ‘Acorny’ and is a perfect summer hat with straw exterior and a gold embroidered skull. And the pillows feature one of Jeremy’s most famous graphics, ‘I Left My Heart in SF’ and his pattern ‘Fowl Mood.’

Robbie Jones of HELLCATS at LBJC Studio

Robbie Jones of HELLCATS at LBJC Studio

Here the latest celebrity visits to the Laguna Beach Jean Co. Showroom:

Robbie Jones HELLCATS. Hellcats revolves around Marti, a pre-law college student from the wrong side of the tracks. When budget cutbacks and her mother’s constant carelessness cause her to lose her scholarship, she joins the Hellcats, the college’s competitive cheerleading team.

Cheech Marin MACHETE. Richard Anthony “Cheech” Marin (born July 13, 1946) is an American comedian and actor who gained recognition as part of the comedy act Cheech & Chong during the 1970s and early 1980s, and as Don Johnson’s partner, Insp. Joe Dominguez on Nash Bridges. He has also voiced characters in several Disney movies, including Oliver and Company, The Lion King, and Cars. The thick Mexican accent he often uses is a part of a comic persona, rather than a natural accent.

Cheech Marin MACHETE

Jake T. Austin WIZARDS OF WAVERLY PLACE. Jake T. Austin (born Jake Toranzo Austin Szymanski; December 3, 1994) is an American teen actor who currently stars as Max Russo, the youngest of three wizards, on the Disney Channel Original Series, Wizards of Waverly Place and as the voice of Diego in the Nickelodeon animated series Go, Diego, Go!

Jake T. Austin WIZARDS OF WAVERLY PLACE

New Balance Women’s 410 sneaker

New Balance Women's 410 sneaker

The New Balance Women’s 410 sneaker is a stylish shoe that happens to be lightweight or a lightweight shoe that happens to be stylish. Recognized for its core value of innovation, the women’s 410 has evolved with a new material technology for summer 2010: New Balance is proud to announce an innovative construction of the sonic welded 410 sneaker.

Used for technical clothing, tents and industrial fabrics, sonic welding is an environmentally friendly alternate to sewing or gluing. The process of heat and pressure application to the seams of pattern pieces fuses the shoe together cutting out waste and crafting the 410 to be airtight and watertight. The Sonic 410 takes this classic sneaker into a futuristic and modern realm with the new application of sonic welding.

Burberry Military Inspired Bags

Burberry Military Inspired Bags

Burberry Military Inspired Stone Washed Canvas and Leather bags

Two hot new bags from the Burberry Autumn Winter 2010 men’s collection. The stone washed canvas and leather detailed bags retail from 1395 to 1495 USD.

First previewed in Milan at the men’s show in January 2010, both bags reference the military direction of the Autumn Winter collection. Both bags with washed calf leather and cotton canvas provide the owner with a solid statement piece for fall winter 2010

The bags are available throughout our key stores and were also available through runway to reality which allowed ordering direct from the catwalk with a delivery time of 6-8 weeks.

burberry-military-bag

The Viridi-anne Spring 2011

The Viridi-anne Spring 2011

The Viridi-anne is a Japanese fashion brand created by Tomoaki Okaniwa in 2001. The brand is known for high end men’s clothing which mix classic ideas with cutting edge materials and designs. Available clothing items include coats, leather jackets, skinny pants, and boots. The Viridi-anne insists on top quality manufacturing and tailoring. Starting in 2006, The Viridi-anne began to have their own seasonal fashion exhibitions in Paris, France.

The Viridi-anne Clothing

Liber New York Summer 2010

Liber Clothing

Liber New York Summer 2010

LIBER New York’s distinctive sensibility– effortless, poetic, yet masculine style– was born out of Creative Director Juhea Kim’s imagination of the manly ideal. The LIBER man is stylish without being ironic. Nonchalant but informed by an innate ability to turn all parts of quotidian life, including dressing, into an extension of his art of living.

Authenticity and humanity are our core values, reflected by our design and production practice. Each LIBER piece, infused with the spirit of its city, is ethically and lovingly manufactured in New York. We make sure that at each step of their making, LIBER clothes add beauty and positive value to the world.

Liber New York

Dirk Bikkembergs Pens “Football is Fashion

Dirk Bikkembergs Pens “Football is Fashion”

For some time now, designer Dirk Bikkembergs has iterated on the catwalk that “football is fashion”. This time, he has finally put it on paper with the publication of his new book, which unsurprisingly is entitled “Football is Fashion”.

It all began in June 2001 when Dirk Bikkembergs hosted a fashion show at San Siro football stadium in Milano, Italy. This location was a clear statement of the direction of the Dirk Bikkembergs brand: high fashion tailored to the athlete’s lifestyle.

Since the San Siro show, Dirk Bikkembergs has delved further into sport to perfect his vision. Football players, like Fabrizio Ravanelli, were called in to be the models for fashion shows and advertising, whilst the brand dressed leading football teams, such as Inter Milan, Toronto FC and the Slovenian national team for their official off-the-pitch appearances.

The brand also sponsored, and later acquired, a football team in the Italian amateur league, which is today known as F.C. Bikkembergs Fossombrone.

In the continuous pursuit of perfecting the merger of fashion and football, in 2009, Dirk Bikkembergs opened a grand flagship store in Milano at Via Manzoni 47. The concept store is based on a fully furnished luxury apartment tailored to the athlete’s lifestyle. This concept is stressed by the football player who lives in the store.

In all the expressions of the brand since the San Siro show, one thing stands out time and again: Dirk’s visionary and outspoken visual language, which reaches far beyond pure fashion design. It is a strong visual identity, which continues to be expressed in every aspect of the brand, from its collections to its architecture and advertising.

Continuously perfecting the merger of fashion and football, publishing the book, “Football is Fashion” is a logical next step to take.

Showcasing the versatility of the Dirk Bikkembergs brand as it confronts the exclusivity of fashion with the universe of sport, the book is available in two formats: the large-format version in a special edition box (target price: € 149.90), as well as is a small public version (target price: € 34.90).

The book, which is set to be released in October 2010, will be published by in English, with language inserts for the Italian, Dutch, French, Spanish, German and Russian markets.

Stone Island Autumn 2010

Stone Island Autumn 2010

Using elements from sports and military environments, Stone Island created new angles for “hybrids” that highlights functionality and utility to fit the needs of contemporary gentlemen.

References to British-style outdoor wear can be found in the collection. Iconic garments have been reworked and brought up to date in terms of style and choice of colour to satisfy new everyday needs.

Research and technology applied to material. Treatments, experimentation, finishes and dyeing techniques have created new colour codes, while respecting the garments’ performance.

Liquid Reflective Jacket

The language of safety work garments inspired the Reflective Jacket in ‘991.
Now a reflective coating made up of thousands of micro glass balls has been hand sprayed onto the finished garments, creating an uneven liquid effect on the surface.

Thermo-sensitive Garments

The Ice Jacket was launched for the first time in ‘989. A liquid crystal coating causes a chromatic change in relation to changes in temperature from hot to cold and vice versa.

Ice Jacket Camouflage_ in light cotton with a camouflage print: when exposed to low temperatures it becomes solid dark grey.

Waxed Ice_ the version in waxed cotton with a detachable felt “helmet” changes from silver blue, beige or army green to a darker shade.

Quilted garments

In rubberized cotton muslin bonded to a transparent polyurethane film that makes them water resistant.

Down garments

Parkas, vests, bomber jackets and reversible jackets in ultra-light nylon and waxed leather are light as a feather and padded with goose down.

Welded Down Jacket

Rip stop fabric bonded to a performance membrane with heat-sealed seams. The down padded sections are electro-sealed to ensure maximum waterproofing: the result of Stone Island technology.

STONE ISLAND AW ‘010 – ‘011 PREVIEW from Stone Island on Vimeo.