Following their Where the Wild Things Are collaboration from 2009, Opening Ceremony has once again teamed up with Spike Jonze, this time on a capsule based on his forthcoming film, her. Think endearing misfit.
Putting the off in office, costume designer Casey Storm created a distinctively nerdy look for the film's protagonist, Theodore Twombly, played by Joaquin Phoenix, as he develops a curious intimacy with a computer operating system, voiced by Scarlett Johansson. Their strange love informs the women's and men's collection of color-blocked sweats, patch-pocket jackets, quilted shearling coats, and tees printed with scenes from the film.
$105 - $450, exclusively at Opening Ceremony in New York, Los Angeles, and London (beginning in January) and online (beginning December 2)
While it's famed for its wellies, Hunter is much more than a maker of rubber boots. It's a heritage brand — one of the first. Founded in 1856 in Scotland, Hunter has outfitted explorers, adventurers, and those driven by wanderlust. It continues to outfit the everyday pioneer, borne out of the "British obsession to unearth something new," they say. And yes, music festival goers can be pioneers, too.
The label's rugged authenticity is captured by the deep voice and panoramic gravitas in this promo video. It shows a strapping and bearded man exploring the Scottish Highlands when a girl in denim cutoffs and red wellies appears — having perhaps wandered off from a festival — and delivers a kiss on our leading man. Talk about wanderlust...
Y-3 is ten years old. Can you cope? Appropriately, the sporty collaboration between Adidas and Yohji Yamamoto has been celebrating all year. Now comes the book — a definitive, exhaustive tome looking back at Y-3's wild ride. All the key moments are brought together through large-format photography and the innovative graphic design of PL Studios, experts at fashion imagery.
Here's the thing. The publication can't be found in bookstores and won't even be available for purchase. Rather, the limited-edition art book will be distributed to supporters, collaborators and friends of the brand worldwide. But hey, you can see the contents here.
Not long ago, French photographer Thomas Dozol had a gallery show at French Riviera in London, an exhibit of semi-nudes cast in black light. A friend of the Japanese men's label ATO showed up, liked what he saw, and suggested that Thomas and ATO team up on graphic tees and sweatshirts printed with the images. The results are stunning: despondent figures rendered in black and white against retro pops of color.
Around $124 - 268 at ATO in Japan and (soon) at Opening Ceremony, NYC
In case you were wondering why Lady Gaga has been obsessed with Versace lately, wearing it everywhere and naming a song from her new album Donatella, these pics would explain it. She's the face of the label's spring 2014 campaign, her first time starring in a fashion ad.
In the images, shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, Gaga rocks goddess-blonde locks, oodles of silver jewelry, and bleached eyebrows. It's pretty clear she's channeling the fashion icon, who we're guessing is more flattered by this portrayal than that other one on Lifetime.
Congrats, Miley, on reaching legal drinking age! LOL, right? To celebrate, we randomly found 21 selfies and red-carpet pics of you, all from your current punk-blonde phase — your best! (But please don't ever wear those black pasties again.) So keep on twerking it, Miley. You're getting better with age...
Appropriately, Lars von Trier has been such a tease with his upcoming art-porn flick, Nymphomaniac, releasing clips here and there. Now, released today, comes the official trailer, probably the most explicit glimpse yet. A subliminal flash of shaved beaver within the first couple of seconds is followed by snippets of the star-studded cast — Charlotte Gainsbourg, Shia LaBeouf, Jamie Bell, Stellan Skarsgård, Uma Thurman, Willem Dafoe — getting into some very sticky situations as they work out their sex addiction. If Antichrist made you feel awkward, and if Melancholia made you bored, just wait.
A U.S. release date is still unknown, but the film will debut in the director's native Denmark on Christmas, of course.
The lengths some people will go to be cultured! Cheese — actual cheese — has been grown from bacteria extracted from artist Olafur Eliasson's tears, curator Hans Ulrich Obrist's nose, and chef Michael Pollen's navel. We joke not.
The project, called Self Made, is the brainchild of Norwegian scent expert Sissel Tolaas and American scientist Christina Agapakis. They say everyone has a unique and diverse set of microbes living on their skin that can be grown in milk to create real cheese.
The dairy products won't go into production, of course, but somewhere Lady Gaga is writing her next single, ARTCHEESE.
Ann Demeulemeester took the unusual action today of distributing a letter, handwritten in flowery cursive, explaining her decision to leave her namesake label. It's thought the iconoclast is retiring from fashion.
"As a young girl," the letter begins, "I dreamed of having a voice in fashion. I worked to realize this dream and I feel that I accomplished this mission...A new time is coming both for my personal life and the brand 'Ann Demeulemeester.' I feel it's time to separate our paths."
She goes on to say the label is an "adult brand now" and able to continue without her, though she stops short of saying who, if any one person, would replace her. She also says her next men’s and women’s collections, presumably the last by her hand, would be shown together on February 27.
One of the famed Antwerp Six group of avant-garde designers who emerged from Belgium in the 1980s, Demeulemeester blazed a trail with artful, poetic, gothic collections for women and, later, men. Her more recent collections, such as fall 2013, have referenced her influential earlier work, perhaps foreshadowing today's announcement.
But look on the bright side. She'll now have a lot more time to hang out in her ivy-covered, Le Corbusier-designed house — the only one of its kind in Antwerp — and invite lifelong friends like Patti Smith over.