Anrealage, spring 14

A Store Is Born: Fashion Week Pop-Ups

In the 17 seconds you'll have between the shows and parties of Fashion Week, pop into one of these pop-ups...

Nipponista
Fans of obscure Japanese style, take note. During Fashion Week, Nipponista will sell the island nation's more cultish labels — i.e. N.Hoolywood, Anrealage, Mint Designs, Daisy Balloon, Facetasm, Tokyobike, and the current collection of Kansai Yamamoto, early costume designer for David Bowie. The famed department store Isetan, Japan's answer to Barneys, is putting the pop-up together as part of the Cool Japan government initiative.
Nipponista, February 6-13, 47 Greene Street, NYC

Daisy Tweet Shop
Some months ago, Marc Jacobs made news by adding a beauty store to his cluster of shops on Bleecker Street. Now he's raking in headlines with Daisy Tweet Shop, a pop-up during Fashion Week that will accept "social currency" in lieu of money. In exchange for tweets, Instagrams, and Facebook posts tagged with #MJDaisyChain, and depending on the size and reach of shoppers' social presence, they can walk out with free fragrances and small accessories.
Daisy Tweet Shop, February 7-9, 462 West Broadway, NYC

Shipley & Halmos
Shipley & Halmos is the proud owner of a pop-up on Canal Street, the men's label's first-ever retail effort. Among its spring wares and accessories is a clever assortment of souvenir-like items, a la beer cozies, keyrings, and slogan mugs.
Shipley & Halmos, through February 23, 385 Canal Street, NYC

Deth Killers of Bushwick
Greg Minnig and Scott Campbell of Deth Killers, the Brooklyn-based makers of "asphalt-resisistant" jeans and jackets for motorcyclists, are opening a pop-up during New York Fashion Week. Not for the faint-of-heart.
Deth Killers, launching February 11, 348 Bowery Street, NYC

Feb 03, 2014 17:56:00
James Long

Hooked: James Long Slogan Sweater

This Valentine's Day, give the gift that says what you really think — like this wool and appliquéd men's slogan sweater from London designer James Long with the Britpop-inspired, Grindr-approved words "I'm so fucking hard" spelled out across the front. Sometimes (usually) blunt smut talk is the sexiest of sweet nothings.

£490 ($805) at Browns

Feb 03, 2014 15:36:00
Zero + Maria Cornejo with Cindy Sherman (left) and Karen O.

Maria Cornejo's Zero Label Turns 15

Hard as it is to believe, Zero + Maria Cornejo turns 15 this year. To celebrate, the Chilean-American designer asked fifteen of the brand’s nearest and dearest (clients, friends, artists) to choose a favorite piece of clothing from their own Zero wardrobes — including one in Zero's first print — to be re-issued in new colors or new fabrics for spring. A hangtag will tell a personal anecdote from the artist who wore it.

Working in a wide range of disciplines, these elite fifteen include Cindy Sherman, Tilda Swinton, Wangechi Mutu, Kara Walker, Cat Power, Karen O, and Miranda July, each embodying the Zero spirit of originality and nonconformity. The capsule collection will launch at Barneys locations in the US and Zero + Maria Cornejo stores on Bleecker Street (New York) and Melrose Place (Los Angeles), as well as Zero's newly designed e-store.

Feb 01, 2014 21:10:00
Maison Martin Margiela jewelry

Hooked: Maison Martin Margiela Jewelry

If you were smitten with the piles of buttons and shiny things in the Maison Martin Margiela couture show, we have good news. The label is selling individual items of jewelry for Valentine's Day, some of which looks like it was plucked from those over-the-top creations. His and hers rings, bracelets, necklaces, and cufflinks are now available from the house's Première range. Now, finally, you can build your own magpie jacket, ring by ring.

$365-835 at Maison Martin Margiela

Feb 01, 2014 18:17:00
Junya Watanabe boots

Hooked: Junya Watanabe Boots

Like a punk porcupine, these Junya Watanabe studded cowgirl boots are not for the clutch-pearls set. The snake-effect leather and extra-sharp silver studs in back will help enforce a certain amount of personal space at all times.

$1,585 at Net-a-Porter

Jan 26, 2014 18:52:00
Hood By Air

Money Where Your Mouse Is: Hood By Air

The jury is still out whether Hood By Air is punk, hip hop, sporty, or some clever combination thereof. And that's probably the point: the Brooklyn label can't be labeled, or not easily so. So judge for yourself on HBA's new e-store, featuring exclusive styles from the Hood By Air Classics collection on an easy-on-the-eyes male model — and Jared Leto double — set against an easy-to-understand clean white background.

Visit Hood By Air

Jan 22, 2014 22:08:00
Rick Owens for Adidas Tech Runner

Hooked: Rick Owens for Adidas Tech Runners

Nothing wrong with traditional wingtips, but Rick Owens' fall men's sneakers with Adidas — based on the odd, radar-evading shape of Stealth Bombers — practically take flight. The Tech Runners, as they're called, are composed of a leather and suede top, a black rubber outsole, and an interior made of shock-absorbing EVA technology, whispering at high-design usability while making a bold statement.

While that's for fall, Rick Owens' spring shoes for Adidas — more pod-like than stealthy — just arrived at Oki-Ni

Jan 16, 2014 15:06:00
Maison Kitsuné's Cabinet de Curiosités

Maison Kitsune Holds Your Curiosity a Little Longer

Just because the holidays are over doesn't mean you can't still buy things for other people, only to keep them for yourself. Maison Kitsuné's Cabinet de Curiosités, curated by journalist Thomas Erber, has been extended through January due to "high international interest." Which isn't surprising, considering the high oddness factor of the mostly men's items, many of which are limited-edition.

Upon a cursory glance, here are the curiouser of the curiosities we saw: a baseball bat that says "Fuck I Love You" by RAIF Adelberg ($3080): a right-angled hat called the Leonard, in honor of Leonard Cohen, by Yashkathor ($770); a device recharger in the shape of a stone by Alexandre De Betak ($1500); and our favorite, Batglass and Catglass shades by Maison Bonnet ($4000 for a set of four).

Jan 06, 2014 10:25:00
Dover Street Market NYC

Our First Impressions of Dover Street Market NY

Holding their press preview just days before Christmas, Dover Street Market is finally open in New York. We went, we saw, we took mental notes...

- It's pretty much identical to the original DSM in London — thank god! — but with a slightly different roster of labels.

- The most jaw-dropping of the site-specific artworks is Magda Sayek's yarn installation, where she covered a giant column with a rainbow-colored knit like a column cozy!

- Apparently Rei Kawakubo herself envisioned (read micro-managed) the architecture elements and interior design. She was spotted darting around the space — convening with the designers, artists, and movers — days and hours before opening.

- Like the DSM in London and Tokyo, labels are invited to personalize their own space, or rooms. Which makes sense, since designers tend to be perfectionists — like Thom Browne, who created what looks like a private detective's office from film noir.

- You could seriously go nuts here. In addition to its own 15 lines, Comme des Garçons shares the multi-floor space with the likes of Rick Owens, Yves Saint Laurent, and Azzedine Alaïa. (Plus, there is a fall/winter sale going on at the moment!)

- Prada — known for its art collaborations, not fashion — has created a capsule collection exclusively for the store, called Prada at Dover Street Market.

- Louis Vuitton, too, has assembled a space. Except theirs is extra-special as it's the only one on the first floor. It's a pop-up that lasts three months, featuring Kim Jones’ men’s line first, followed by women’s.

- So nice of Rose Bakery to provide nibbly bits. Delicious!

- A staff member told us we'd get younger if we went up a staircase that looked like a purple cocoon. We tried, it didn't work. 

Dec 21, 2013 19:40:00

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