As announced in January, Opening Ceremony’s Humberto Leon and Carol Lim have partnered with Intel to create a first-of-its-kind women’s smart accessory. One part jewelry, one part wearable tech, MICA (short for My Intelligent Communication Accessory) will make its debut at the label’s show this Sunday, and features semiprecious jewels and snakeskin on one side and a large, curved touchscreen display on the other.
Fashion and art have a lot in common: They’re both industries centered around aesthetics, their markets consist of aspirational luxury objects, and they’re both creative fields. So of course it makes perfect sense that this New York fashion week there will be several occasions where the two worlds will meet. Here are some of the high-art-meets-high-fashion events to look forward to this week: Sterling Ruby and Raf Simons at Dover Street Market Throughout the week, British concept retailer Dover Street Market will host a number of fashion-meets-art happenings at its New York location, including an area dedicated to the go-to source for design inspiration, Idea Books, and the unveiling of a sculpture that fuses the work of Raf Simons and Sterling Ruby, who also collaborated on Simons’ Fall 2014 menswear collection
Everyone knows their Marcs from their Calvins.
In honor of its second birthday, Document Journal , the fashion, art, and culture publication that hangs its hat on elevating the conversation surrounding beauty, has recruited a dream team of models, artists, and photographers for six covers and fashion stories. “For this issue we wanted to ask questions,” states the Editors’ Letter written by co-editors in chief/creative directors Nick Vogelson and James Valeri.
Everyone knows their Marcs from their Calvins. But as fashion month kicks off, we’ll be spotlighting the up-and-coming designers and indie brands whose names you’ll want to remember
Hot on the heels of his Banana Republic collab, designer Roland Mouret , the man who invented the “Galaxy” dress, has a lot of plates in the air.
“We both love Courtshop,” gushed designers Kalen Kaminski and Astrid Chastka, the duo behind the four-year-old Brooklyn-based shibori collective Upstate. “We wear [Courtshop’s] jeans almost every day while we dye, and we naturally get little flecks of dye, or even larger areas, on our jeans,” said the pair. “We actually started loving the look.” The love was mutual, it turns out, and this summer, Kaminski and Chastka teamed up with Courtshop’s Nicole Tondre and Lisa Fuller to introduce a special Upstate-Courtshop capsule collection that launched on Yoox, Warm, and Bona Drag on August 30.
Spend any time in any Dover Street Market in the next few weeks and you’re sure to come across a futuristic totem pole, wrapped in 21st-century tribal gear, topped by a huge feathered headdress bearing the slogan “Stop Racism.” It’s a characteristically provocative signpost for the latest collection from Walter Van Beirendonck , newly installed at DSM under the auspices of Rei Kawakubo herself. The playfulness of the candy-striped totem, the seriousness of the message…it’s a classic WVB combination, and it’s way past time that the world got to see it in its full glory, because until now, Van Beirendonck has been, by and large, a fanboy’s fave. Yet he’s been in business for three decades already.