On February 17th, Mary Katrantzou will launch a capsule collection for Topshop. A true artist in every sense of the word, the extraordinary Central St. Martins alum is world reknown for her elaborate and bold, artful graphic prints. Katranzou understands pattern like no one else, and for this exclusive collaboration she has explored motifs that embody her iconic designs to a tee. The collection will feature dresses, trousers, T-shirts, blouses and skirts, ranging from $200-$500. via BritishVogue
Lately I have been gravitating towards eclectic tabletop collections that verge the unconventional. I seek out unique pieces that make a statement, applying a collectors mindset to the art of the table. While browsing Fivestory, the new luxury concept boutique on the Upper East Side, I discovered Lladro’s Equus collection designed by Bodo Sperlein. Inspired by the beauty and elegance of the physique of horses, the collection repurposes horse heads and legs from old Lladro figurines to accent cups and bowls. By placing the elements in an unconventional context, Sperlein aimed to entice the viewers curiousity while drawing attention to the unmistakable craftsmanship of Lladro porcelain. Shop the collection at Artedona
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.
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