How Tiffany & Co. made Kendrick Lamar’s crown of thorns

How Tiffany & Co. made Kendrick Lamar’s crown of thorns

Andrea Tuzio · 3 months ago · Style

Following Kendrick Lamar‘s performance at the show dedicated to Louis Vuitton’s Spring/Summer 2023 men’s collection in Paris, “Strange Math”, Tiffany & Co. shared a stunning 1-minute video through which we can get a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the “Crown of Thornes”, the crown of thorns that the Compton rapper wore both during Vuitton’s pageant and during his performance at Glastonbury 2022.

Lamar, his longtime collaborator and pgLang co-founder Dave Free and Tiffany & Co. worked together to create this handcrafted piece of jewelry. 

“Kendrick Lamar represents the artistry, risk-taking creativity, and relentless innovation that has also defined Tiffany & Co. for nearly two centuries. We are proud and incredibly excited to work with a visionary like Kendrick in realizing his vision for the crown”, told Alexandre Arnault, Executive Vice President, Product, and Communication of Tiffany & Co. 

The Crown of Thorns represents one of the most iconic and powerful symbols of the entire religious iconography (Christian and otherwise), and in this case, it was recreated by the U.S. luxury house using polished titanium divided into 14 parts, 50 thorns and 8,000 diamonds set by hand in Tiffany workshops in Italy.
It took 10 months and more than 1,300 hours of work to complete this one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry, but it was apparently worth it.

Below you can see the video with which Tiffany & Co. wanted to take a closer look at the processes that led to Kendrick Lamar’s “Crown of Thornes”.

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Daniel Arsham extends the link between fashion and art

Daniel Arsham extends the link between fashion and art

Andrea Tuzio · 3 months ago · Style

It is called Objects IV Life and is the new brand founded by American artist living and working in New York City, Daniel Arsham
Created as an extension of his artistic work, Objects IV Life is the result of a joint vision between Arsham and Stefano Martinetto, CEO and co-founder of Tomorrow, multi-service brand development platform for fashion businesses. 

A kind of endless set of research, exploration and investigation, this new fashion-related project of Daniel Arsham includes basic items that aim to build outfits related to a creative lifestyle, and it could not be otherwise.

Designed between Arsham’s base of operations in New York City and London, Chapter 001 by Objects IV Life includes a range of highly functional items such as the Four Pocket Jacket, Workwear Blazer, Denim Jacket, Moleskin Hoodie Padded and Moleskin Shirt Jacket, as well as T-shirts and hoodies.
The offering also includes three different models of jeans (wide leg, straight leg and baggy) featuring a color palette ranging from pale pink to powder blue, green to anthracite. There is, of course, no shortage of accessories, among which we find a canvas tote bag, steel-toed utility boots, a cap and a keychain.

The campaign introducing Objects IV Life was shot at Arsham’s New York studio by photographer Joshua Woods.

The project is not limited to the creation of clothes but aims to share ideas and concepts with the community in a way that allows for the continued growth of anyone orbiting around the project. 
The first sharing event was a dinner in New York with guests such as Hans Ulrich Obrist, Gunna, Kelsey Lu, ASAP Ferg, Devon Turnbull, Emily Adams Bode Aujla, and Aaron Aujla. This will be followed by an evening during the Salone del Mobile in Milan with guests such as Jury Kawamura, Harry Nuriev, Remo Ruffini, Kiri Brito Meumann, Christian Mussati, and others.

The second stop on this journey took place on June 22 in Paris at the Kith store, where Arsham signed the limited-edition Objects IV Life zine made to celebrate Chapter 001.

“Objects IV Life is an evolving proof of concept, an endless work in progress, a tangible manifesto for change: you are the vehicle”, said Daniel Arsham.
This was only the first in a series of publications that will involve the brand.

Objects IV Life Chapter 001 is available at objectsivlife.com.

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Nike and Jacquemus bring sports to everyday life

Nike and Jacquemus bring sports to everyday life

Andrea Tuzio · 3 months ago · Style

Sport has never been exclusively a mere question of performance or victories, but has always carried with it a multitude of values and meanings. These certainly include self-expression and the style with which one approaches sports and other activities.

The latest collaboration between Nike and Jacquemus follows this belief, and the result is a women-focused collection that aims to celebrate the multidimensionality of contemporary female athletes, as well as redefine summe “ready-to-wear”.

The Nike x Jacquemus collection brings sports into everyday life, highlighting Nike’s future vision of “50 for her” in the Beaverton-based brand’s 50th anniversary year.

“For this collaboration with Nike, I wanted to create a collection that reinterpreted women’s sportswear in a minimalist way. I have always been inspired by vintage ACG garments and NIKE campaigns from the 1990s. With this imagery in mind, we designed women’s sportswear with sensual details and neutral colors, along with my personal interpretation of the Humara, my favorite Nike shoe. It was important that the collection be accessible to all bodies, and that it be a natural blend of Jacquemus style and Nike performance”, said Simon Porte Jacquemus, Creative Director and founder of the eponymous brand.

Thanks to the important heritage that Nike carries with it, Jacquemus has imagined a world in which simple outdoor activity is combined with sports in a new, integrated, and more structured aesthetic. A true invitation to bring sports through the front door into everyday life in such a way that it becomes an integral part of everyday life. 

The collaboration with Nike was a 50/50 partnership in which each partner comes together to advance the other in ways that would not have been possible on their own. With Jacquemus, we drew on vintage ACG inspiration, the weave of Nike DRI-Fit fabric, and footwear like the Humara to create a nexus of sport and style that could only be realized through the shared lens of Nike x Jacquemus. Collaborating with partners like Jacquemus allows us to expand the culture of sport and redefine it for the next generation”, said Jarrett Reynolds, vice president of Nike Catalyst Apparel Design.

The collaboration was launched with a stunning campaign shot by Zoë Ghertner, a Los Angeles-based but New York-based photographer known for her natural style and strong ability to portray women in a direct, no-nonsense way. Starring in Ghertner’s shots is British singer Jorja Smith.

The Nike x Jacquemus collection is available exclusively on jacquemus.com until July 7 when it will then also be available for purchase on nike.com, SNKRS App and at select retailers.

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180 Karl Lagerfeld sketches up for auction

180 Karl Lagerfeld sketches up for auction

Andrea Tuzio · 3 months ago · Style

Coinciding with Paris Fashion Week, auction house Sotheby‘s will auction 180 sketches made by Karl Lagerfeld from the 1970s through 2018.
Preserved in the German couturier’s Paris apartments-one on Rue des Saints-Pères and the other on Quai Voltaire-these sketches “uniquely retrace the history of fashion and taste as seen by one of its major players, driven by boundless inventivity and virtuosity”.
Clear, confident strokes, black ink paired with brush strokes, watercolors, pencils, markers, and even make-up are the hallmarks of Lagerfeld’s sketches, which have been the starting points for his creations for Chanel, Fendi, and Chloé.

Among the most valuable drawings to be auctioned by Sotheby’s on July 6 will be: a series of 24 illustrations from 1969 kept in a binder along with three newspaper clippings about the designer, as well as a collage of his inspirations; a sketch of a coat for Fendi from 2013; a drawing of a red-haired model parading in an orange suit with white ruffles dating from 1978; and a sketch of a Fendi baguette. Some of these sketches also feature atelier directions written in Lagerfeld’s own hand.

In previous Sotheby’s couturier-related auctions in Munich, Paris and Cologne, the auction house has already sold Lagerfeld’s wonderful furniture, artwork, collectibles, memorabilia and personal items.

Sotheby’s auction devoted to Karl Lagerfeld’s sketches is scheduled for July 6 in Paris at Sotheby’s France headquarters at 76 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré.

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Prada Women’s FW22 Campaign with Kendall Jenner

Prada Women’s FW22 Campaign with Kendall Jenner

Andrea Tuzio · 3 months ago · Style

After presenting the Men’s FW22 campaign starring Jeff Goldblum and Rami Malek, Prada has released the female version of its seasonal campaign.

Shot by British photographer David Sims and under the creative direction of Ferdinando Verderi – who had already handled the Men’s campaign – the Prada Women’s FW22 campaign celebrates the individual and their individuality, realized by having chosen intergenerational protagonists wanting to tell their stories.


It is precisely the stories, memories and tales, which make up human nature, that have always fascinated the Italian fashion house, just as it has always conveyed its depth through fashion and image by taking inspiration from life itself and how it is lived.

Comprising this cast of women are, actress and model Hunter Schafer as well as Sora Choi, Kendall Jenner, Kai Newman, Lina Zhang – while photos of Loli Bahia, Amanda Murphy, Liya Kebede will be unveiled later in the season – which Sims captured in a series of immediate and unexpected portraits in such a way as to create a multifaceted representation of the Prada woman.

Also in this women’s version, each portrait is paired with still life images that may be difficult to understand at first glance but allow the viewer to come into direct contact with these stories, encouraging them to experience the memories, sensations and feelings of the protagonists in a dialogue that invites listening rather than observing.

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