FrankOcean, after announcing the birth of his brand Homer, reveals a collaboration with Prada. Ok, maybe the collaboration with the Italian fashion house was almost taken for granted, knowing Ocean’s bond with Miuccia’s brand, of which he has been testimonial in the past and for which he has often worn jackets and total looks – yes! Like when he was shooting analog photos at the 2019 Met Gala.
In the catalog that presented in August silk scarves and gold and silver jewelry (handmade in Italy), Frank Ocean had alternated a moodboard of images among which appeared also an anorak from Prada x Homer collab, announced just in these hours. The other two items of the capsule are a backpack and a belt bag, all made of Re-Nylon, a sustainable material made from recycled materials, which has been a symbol of Prada’s environmental commitment for years.
It’s easy to think that it will be just the beginning of a collaboration that will see other releases, if only because it was announced in a press release issued Friday by the brands themselves. All we can do now is wait to see how this collaboration will continue. In the meantime, Prada x Homer is available at Frank Ocean’s store in New York.
There are terrible events that change our lives in a radical way. Decisive moments that overturn the fate of existence making us take roads that we never thought we would have traveled.
The life of James O’Barr, American comic and graphic artist, author of the comic book “The Crow” made famous by the film starring Brandon Lee, has been a life – especially in his youth – full of difficulties.
Orphan of father and mother, he was born in Detroit in 1960 where until the age of seven he grew up in an orphanage and during the school period he studied Renaissance sculpture and photography. In 1978 his life changes definitely, just because of those terrible events we talked about at the beginning of our story, in a car accident, caused by a drunk driver, his girlfriend Beverly is killed. This tragedy will mark him forever. Shortly afterwards, he enlists as a volunteer in the Marine Corps to try to assuage the pain and suffering and, during his conscription period in Germany, he illustrates combat manuals for the Marines.
It was in Berlin in 1981 that he began work on “The Crow”, a kind of dreamlike, dark, fantasy representation of his personal tragedy experienced three years earlier. The final inspiration came when in his hometown of Detroit, two boyfriends were murdered for a $20 ring.
The comic book story, written and illustrated by O’Barr, that came out of it – with clear references to Edgar Allan Poe, Arthur Rimbaud, The Cure and Joy Division – was an impressive success, both in terms of criticism and in terms of sales with 750,000 copies sold and from which was taken the famous homonymous movie in which Brandon Lee lost his life in an absurd accident during filming.
“The Crow was born of my pain and tragedies. If it can help people through theirs, I’m glad to have done so. The heart of The Crow has always been the same: Pain and grief, no matter how bad, are temporary. Love is forever”.
American skate brand Supreme pays tribute to the American artist with a capsule collection through iconic scenes from the comic, using them as graphics on items that will be released on Thursday. A Schott® Perfecto leather jacket, a workwear jacket, a sweater, a shirt, a long sleeve two hoodie, jeans, a pair of cargo pants and two T-Shirts are the elements that make up the collection. To complete the capsule we find a skateboard and figures 100% and 1000% MEDICOM TOY KUBRICK.
TheCrow x Supreme collaboration will be released through the New York-based brand’s online shop on September 16 at 11 a.m.
Telfar is one of the major brands that has built its success through the viral diffusion of the bags designed by its founder Telfar Clemens. If we talk about virality, before cell phones the only tool through which it was possible to do it was the television and the brand must have thought about this when in recent days it presented its latest project: Telfar TV. The launch was announced during New York Fashion Week, with the aim of promoting products such as the Telfar’s iconic bag Bushwick Birkin. Telfar TV, available as a download on Apple TV and Roku, will allow access to the brand’s products through QR codes, which will allow free online shopping, without fast lanes or limited edition items. The TV will also offer access to live events such as fashion shows, but also special projects that will gradually be conveyed through this new channel.
Telfar Tv is a gift to the vast, genderfluid and creative community that will be able to secure one of the brand’s bags and other items, including the new duffel bag, which was unveiled during the NYFW conference. “It’s really important to make sure that the bags have the people who want them. I don’t own the idea of selling something exclusive that people have to wake up at 9 a.m. to buy,” Clemens told WWD. Truly fashion for everyone on TV, fighting bots and wild releases.
White Mountaineering, a Japanese brand born in 2011, has provided UNIQLO with the 3 key principles that underlie its philosophy: functional design, quality and technology, in this new collaboration.
The result is an outerwear capsule collection consisting of both jackets and fleeces, items perfect for everyday wear.
The entire White Mountaineering x UNIQLO collection precisely blends the identities of the two brands involved:“I believe we’ve created a line of new everyday wear that can be worn in any setting”, said designer Yosuke Aizawa.
The items that make up the capsule are: a padded parka distinguished by the hood and large pockets available for men, women and children; lightweight quilted jackets suitable for the weather conditions we will face during the fall; a mock neck jumper for women and children.
The White Mountaineering x UNIQLO outerwear capsule collection will be available online and in UNIQLO stores beginning October 28.
LVMH has officially announced that NIGO, fashion designer, DJ, producer and streetwear guru – founder of HUMAN MADE and A Bathing Ape – is the new Artistic Director of KENZO.
Tomoaki Nagao, this is NIGO’s real name, will be the first Japanese to head the French fashion house since the brand’s founder Kenzo Takada resigned in 1999.
Speaking of this new role, NIGO stated that this will be “greatest challenge of 30-year career”, while the CEO of the LVMH fashion group, Sidney Toledano welcomed the new Artistic Director with these words: “The arrival of an extremely talented Japanese designer will allow us to write a new page in the history of the House that Takada Kenzo founded. I am convinced that the creativity and innovation of Nigo, as well as his attachment to the history of the House, will fully express all the potential of KENZO”.
NIGO’s work as KENZO’s Artistic Director will actually begin on September 20.