Berlin based Zoo Magazine partnered with the cutting-edge online fashion retailer thecorner.com to curate Zoo Finest, an exclusive mini-store featuring an avant-garde assortment from four promising emerging design talents. The unique collaboration originated from the need to support creativity, authenticity and originality on an international level. It will showcase the designs of Anne de Grijff, Hien Le, Issever Bahri and Kaviar Gauche, chosen for their creativity, craftsmanship and their fresh take on modern fashion. The shop is slated to launch towards the end of July. I am eagerly anticipating the what the designers have to offer. Learn more here.
Meet Fleet Ilya, the leather fashion and bondage accessory label from the London-based husband-and-wife team Ilya Fleet and Resha Sharma. Their fierce, unconventional creations are the perfect fusion of hardcore and chic. I am particularly attracted to this large cage bag. Buy at Reborn and see more Fleet Ilya at Opening Ceremony.
Urban Mobility, a partnership between Puma and Hussein Chalayan has continued yet another season with a new spring collection now in stores. The line fuses sportswear and fashion with Hussein Chalayan’s innovative and progressive approach to design. According to WWD, the collection for spring-summer 2010 is “fashion sportswear” and accessories for the “modern urban traveler.” “Urban Mobility is a considered balance between Puma’s technical excellence and my narrative approach to design,” Chalayan stated. Shop now at Puma and Revolve Clothing
There were Manolos, then there were Choos and Louboutins – and now there is a new guru in town.. Nicholas Kirkwood is quickly making a name for himself. With a formidable background including degrees at both St. Martins and Cordwainers College, in addition to 5 years working under the famous Philip Traecey at 18 – it was evident early on that Kirkwood had a bright future in the making. Since launching his line in 2005, he has quickly acquired a cult following by style aficionados and celebrities worldwide. His sharp architectural compositions are visually stunning. Dramatic and angular with a little bit of rock & roll, his shoes are made to attract attention. Shop online at Luisa Via Roma or Kirina Zabete
Susanne Ostwald and Ingvar Helgason, the German-Icelandic artistic duo behind the label Ostwald Helgason met while working at a design studio in London. They soon made their debut at Paris Fashion Week after winning two design grants from the German government. Fusing their combined interests of art, nature and technology, Ostwald Helgason perfectly exemplifies futuristic fashion with exquisitely draped architectural silhouettes and euphoric kaleidoscopic prints. Shop Ostwald Helgason at Opening Ceremony
Peter Pilotto, known for his signature ethereal printed dresses is showing growth with a sophisticated collection featuring structured textured jackets and masterfully draped dresses in a neutral palette brought to life by vibrant orange and metallic silver accents. Shop Peter Pilotto on Farfetch.com Images via Style.com
Rad Hourani continues his unisex approach to design with an avant-garde yet wearable black and black-blue collection featuring angular, sculptural jackets, ultra-skinny pants, zipper detailing, abundant layers, leather, patent leather and chunky knits. His diffusion line Rad by Rad Hourani is now available online. Shop now Images via Style.com
Resurrection’s Margiela Sale on 1stdibs has officially begun. After browsing through the first page, I am left speechless by the incredible retrospective of 20 years of Margiela’s most prized creations. This breathtaking collection truly worthy of an exhibition at the MOMA or the Cooper Hewitt. Margiela is a true genius that has effortlessly blurred the lines between art and design. Bravo! Resurrection’s 20 Years of Margiela On Sale Feb 13th-Mar 31 1stdibs.com In addition, select pieces are available for sale in Ressurection’s NYC and LA stores.
Taylor Swift opted for a bold, sophisticated look in a Kaufman Franco dress that was unquestionably fierce. Definitely my favorite look of the evening. Carrie Underwood looked effortlessly elegant in an Edition by Georges Chakra gown. I love the interesting metallic strap detailing. So chic and futuristic! And last but not least, Ciara looked incredible in a Givenchy Haute Couture gown. Images via style.com
I have been searching for the perfect seasonless rainboot that is stylish and functional, and at last I have succeeded. The Vivienne Westwood for Melissa Ankle Bootie is undeniably brilliant. The gold buttons add the perfect touch of embellishment and the streamlined silhouette enables endless wardrobe versatility, whether it is raining or not. Available online from Akira