Martin Margiela never ceases to amaze me with his thought-provoking designs that challenge the ordinary. He always keeps me wondering what will be next and yet again he has not let me down. Now you too can channel your inner Cinderella and live happily ever after in Maison Martin Margiela’s Glass Slippers. They are being produced in limited quanities and are sold separately which makes sense as they are more likely to grace your mantle rather than your feet. Available at Maison Margiela Stores for HK$9,900 each or HK$19,999 for the pair. via coolhunting
I love the draping and innovative prints from Italian designer Ilaria Nistria. Stores like Lane Crawford, Via Bus Stop, and SPRMRKT carry her line. Her designs are available online at Revolve Clothing’s Forward and Funky La La.
I am seeing more and more magazines inviting fashion designers and artists to curate issues. A MAGAZINE exists purely on that concept. The biannual publication invites a different fashion designer to curate each issue. The designer develops personalized content reflective of their passions, musings, stories, designs, etc. Some of the past curators have included Martin Margiela, Marine Sitbon and Yohji Yamamoto. Select back issues are now available to view on online here. The latest issue curated by Proenza Schouler can be purchased online at Colette.
Hussein Chalayan has designed an exclusive new tote bag featuring an endangered species animal motif to benefit the PPR Home project. HOME is a non-profit initiative with an aim to increase a greater awareness and sense of responsibility towards the planet. As part of the HOME project, PPR released the HOME movie directed by Yann Arthus-Bertand and produced by Luc Besson. The movie explores environmental issues effecting the world today. The movie can be viewed at http://www.home-2009.com All proceeds of the Hussein Chalayan HOME tote bag will be donated to GoodPlanet, Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s environmental organization. The HOME tote is available exclusively online from http://www.thecorner.com/ Learn more about good planet at http://www.goodplanet.org