James Franco's "A Beautiful Odyssey"29/04/2013
Jack of all creative trades, James Franco, thrills with his latest directorial output, A Beautiful Odyssey, a new film for denim brand, 7 For All Mankind. This isn't his first jaunt behind the camera for the brand - their relationship spans 3 seasons - but the SS13 campaign is particularly poignant. Set to the nostalgic jangle of the Selebrities track, "I could Change", the film spins a narrative of hazy young love. Two cuts of the film have been released - one, voted by Facebook fans based on a series of pre-released teasers, and this one, the director's cut. Press play.
Heron Preston #BEEN #BOOTLEGGED29/04/2013
"Wait so bootlegs are cool now?" reads the first comment under this video on Vfiles' Youtube channel, in which DJ/designer/homie-about-town, Heron Preston, talks briefly about the unstoppable phenomenon. It's a fair point, and one which is no doubt confounding traditionalist fashionistas everywhere: When did rip-offs become as desirable as the real thing, and will there continue to be a line (in terms of hi vs lo) between the two?
System Magazine Issue No.111/04/2013
Talk about star power and potential from day one. System Magazine is set to make its debut in May and features the first in-depth interview with Nicolas Ghesquière since he made his surprising exit from Balenciaga last Fall. Ghesquière appears on the cover shot by Juergen Teller.
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Andrea Crews Interview
Fashion, Art, Activism
Andrea Crews sits contentedly in that grey area between fashion and art. It's hard to pin point which of these categories you would more firmly designate their creations, but who's asking anyone to do that?
Louis Vuitton AW2013 by James Lima11/03/2013
LOVE Magazine have premiered a new film, entitled, Louis Vuitton AW2013 by James Lima, on their website.
The film features leading lights from Louis Vuitton's Autumn/Winter 2013/14 Paris show, who during night time fittings with Katie Grand at Louis Vuitton's studio, were whisked outside onto Rue du Pont Neuf where Lima filmed them on the surrounding streets. The film also combines backstage show footage, and features a hauntingly beautiful soundtrack by Steve Mackey.
BUNNEY Hand-Engraved Zodiac Series06/03/2013
Spring/Summer 2013 sees the introduction of the hand-engraved Zodiac series from London based jewellery company BUNNEY.
Following traditional 'woodcut' style Horoscope signs, each badge is carefully hand-engraved in London and hallmarks are proudly featured on the front of each piece beneath the BUNNEY mark. The badges fasten with a typical badge 'D-Pin' closure.
These styles are exclusively available now in 23mm diameter at usual BUNNEY stockists worldwide.
Andrea Crews FW 2013/14 Collection Presentation on VINE05/03/2013
French fashion/art collective Andrea Crews presented its Fall/Winter 2013/14 collection on Friday in a unique manner, forgoing the runway and broadcasting the collection exclusively on the new video application VINE. The application allows for videos of up to 6 seconds to be played as loops, which meant the presentation was a performance in itself. Blending tartan punk with shimmering sci-fi, this is the first time an entire fashion show has been presented on VINE. Check out a number of videos from the presentation below as well as a look at the collection in the gallery above.
Clément Taverniti Interview
In a short amount of time, French designer Clément Traverniti has managed to make a bold impact on the streetwear landscape of his home country and an impression around the globe, thanks to shrewd marketing and a commitment to his singular vision.
HOOD BY AIR SS13 Film31/01/2013
HOOD BY AIR has teamed up with Matthew Williams and Tom Guinness on a new film that shows off the latest looks from the label. Hood by Air founder and designer Shayne Oliver's Spring/Summer 2013 collection puts a middle finger up to conventional menswear by incorporating Guinness' unique styling choices - crop tops and kilts worn on accentuated torsos, whilst incorporating a sense of American gangsterism. A raw video from a raw label.
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Déborah Neuberg Interview: DE BONNE FACTURE
With so many new brands and start-up labels finding their way out of the woodwork and into the fashion-scape these days, it's seemingly becoming harder to find one with a unique point of difference. For Déborah Neuberg's recently launched venture DE BONNE FACTURE, this uniqueness is found in exploring a particular French identity. Working with several traditional ateliers, Déborah and her team put a significant amount of emphasis on old world craftsmanship and a high level of individual love afforded to each piece by the craftsmen who produce them.