When will we get to see the fruits of the Yayoi Kusama and Louis Vuitton collaboration (which promises to be bigger than the Sprouse collab)? In preparation for the Yayoi Kusama retrospective at Tate Modern, I’ve unearthed my ancient dotty Converse and Goodenough tee. Maybe I need these Lulu & Co jeans as well?
[Last image via Tokyo Dandy]
If you haven’t seen the Postmodernism exhibition at the V&A yet, may I politely suggest you get a wiggle on as it ends in two weeks. I recommend that you go on a Friday evening when the V&A is open ’til 10pm. I went yesterday with Hips Like Boys at 6pm and we practically had the place to ourselves. Continue reading
Lulu Kennedy’s ‘greatest hits’ range, Lulu & Co is now available on its own ecommerce site. Here are my picks from the AW11 and cruise 12 collections… Continue reading
I’ve been on a bit of a press days sabbatical this season. PRs have not only spread SS12 press days across October, November and December (back in the day, it was just October), but generally had more events and launches than ever before. I guess competition for press and bloggers’ attention is fiercer than ever but it’s had the opposite effect; instead of ramping up my attendance and coverage, I’ve bailed out altogether. Continue reading
Crikey, a collection of Swatch watches sold this week at auction for HK $ 51,707,500 (US $ 6,618,560). The Blum Collection, owned by Swiss businessman Peter Blum and his wife Linda was was one of the most complete collections of Swatches and was sold at a Phillips De Pury & Co auction at The Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong. Continue reading
Where to go for a stiff espresso, some earnest culture debate and a spot of art-admiring that’s central but not besieged by tourists and prams? Ah hello the SHOWstudio art café – check you out with your artsy crockery, Brassai photos, vintage coffee machine and fancy Keith Tyson for Mother of Pearl fashions…! Continue reading
Just discovered a bumper stash of
old vintage Interview magazines with covers by Richard Bernstein on the Fashion Illustration Gallery site. Now fantasising about an entire wall papered with these… Continue reading
As a lover of paper, cutting shit out and cutesy knick knacks, I’m all over this Victorinox Tomo Swiss Army knife (that was sent as a gift – thank you!). A collaboration between the classic knife brand and Japanese designer, Kazuma Yamaguchi, the Victorinox Tomo comes in a rainbow of colours and weighs literally nothing.
In my package was a Rob Ryan stencil and special Japanese stencil paper but I think the best thing is this accompanying video – inspirational, no?
Thanks to everyone who bid on the wonderful one-off Secret Tees produced by some of the country’s best creative talent. Now I can reveal who designed what for Harvey Nichols’ Fashion’s Night Out auction, with all proceeds going to my favourite charity, Kid’s Company… Continue reading