Tom Sachs, Nike and the “ordinary shoe for extraordinary people”

Tom Sachs, Nike and the “ordinary shoe for extraordinary people”

Andrea Tuzio · 2 years ago · Style

The New York art scene is teeming with strong and multifaceted personalities, but there is one who more than others manages to draw attention to himself and his work, both when it comes to his artwork and when his projects touch on other areas, for example that of sneakers, we are talking about Tom Sachs.

The contemporary artist who lives and works in New York unveiled his latest collaboration with Nike, which resulted in the new NikeCraft General Purpose Shoe.

After sending the sneaker game into a tailspin with the Mars Yard series (1.0 and 2.0), Tom Sachs and Nike return with what promises to be the release of the year, scheduled for June 10.

Underlying the design is the concept of a tool: the shoe is something that is needed by everyone and every day, and this new NikeCraft General Purpose Shoe is designed to address “every possible scenario” to meet everyone’s needs.

“A ordinary shoe for extraordinary people”, so called it by the New York-based artist himself, who added, “I got involved with Nike in the beginning because we wanted to make a sculpture that everyone could wear”.

In terms of design, the NikeCraft General Purpose Shoe harkens back to those Nike models characterized by minimalism, such as the Killshot or Waffle One, but it does not lack Sachs’ touch from both an aesthetic and technological standpoint (molded and molded cupsole in three different blocks, microfiber collar, ultra-breathable mesh, gum midsole with EVA foam cushioning, off-white upper, and pull tabs in blue).

“It took me years to deliver value while still reflecting the standards of my studio. A great collaboration is something that no partner could do without the other, and NikeCraft has always been a 50/50 collaboration”, wanted to add Sachs on the sidelines of the presentation of his latest collaboration with Nike, emphasizing how long the project’s gestation was, a full 10 years.

The NikeCraft General Purpose Shoe will be released on June 10 at nikecraft.com.

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The manifesto exhibition dedicated to Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel

The manifesto exhibition dedicated to Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel

Andrea Tuzio · 2 years ago · Style

A true manifesto tracing the aesthetic and cultural history of one of the most iconic fashion houses in the world, CHANEL, through an exhibition entirely dedicated to its founder, the unforgettable and immortal Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel.

“Gabrielle Chanel. Fashion manifesto”, this is the title of the exhibition scheduled to run from September 2023 at the Victoria & Albert museum in London that will feature more than 180 looks as well as jewelry, accessories, cosmetics, and perfumes that will give us a chance to explore Coco Chanel’s pioneering approach to design and that paved the way for a new ideal of feminine beauty that still continues to influence contemporary aesthetics today.

UK’s first exhibition dedicated to the work of the French couturière that will trace the evolution of her work and style from the founding of the CHANEL maison, through the opening of her first boutique in Paris in 1910, to her last collection in 1971.

Based on the exhibition held in Paris, the one in London will be reimagined for the V&A and will feature things never before seen, along with looks from the Palais Galliera and the Patrimoine de CHANEL, the maison’s heritage collections in Paris. 

Coco Chanel designed for herself and created clothes suited to an independent and active lifestyle, anticipating the needs and desires of contemporary women. Through eight thematic sections, the exhibition will explore the French couturière’s innovative approach to fabric, silhouette and construction, and examine how she blazed a new trail for 20th-century fashion. Presenting an extraordinary array of some of the most important designs made by Coco during her 60-year career, the exhibition will examine her professional career, the birth and development of her style, and her contribution to the history of fashion.

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Jerry Hsu captures the essence of Palace’s new collabo

Jerry Hsu captures the essence of Palace’s new collabo

Andrea Tuzio · 2 years ago · Style

Palace Skateboards recently unveiled its latest collaboration and this time to be involved in this joint venture with the London-based skate-brand, is Jimmy’z.

A cult company founded in 1984 in Los Angeles, Jimmy’z has as its claim three words “Surf. Skate. Relate.”, which are a manifesto of the brand’s philosophy and aesthetic. 
The popularity of the Los Angeles brand was born from an invention, that of placing an adjustable Velcro closure at the waist of surf shorts, instead of a belt. This gimmick won over virtually everyone, from surfers to skateboarders, rock stars to Hollywood actors, and artists to musicians.

The collaboration between Palace and Jimmy’z is mainly based on the concept of legacy and consists of an updated version of shorts, short-sleeved shirts with all-over print, a cotton bomber jacket three different T-shirts. The color palette featured in the collection is perfect for the hottest season of the year, in fact we find colors such as white, pastel pink and mint color. 

The campaign images were shot by Taiwanese-American photographer Jerry Hsu, former pro-skater and founder of streetwear and skate-oriented brand Sci-Fi Fantasy.

Hsu began skateboarding in the early 1990s and in a 2013 interview recounted, “I remember the reason I started skating was because I would see these guys with green hair and baggy pants and they looked so silly, and I wanted to be like that”.
His passion for photography was born as he began his pro-skater career by starting a collaboration with Vice, and in September 2010, he exhibited his work at the Steinsland Berliner Gallery in Stockholm, Sweden.

Her Table For One photo project was published as a zine in January 2013. Sold by Seeing Things Gallery in San Jose, the zine documents Hsu’s obsession with people eating alone, accompanied by a Tumblr blog of the same name online since November 2014. Grape Magazine described Table For One as “Hsu’s ode to loneliness”.
The Killing Season, his first photography book, was published in a limited edition of only 150 copies. The book chronicles his journey in Vietnam moving from north to south by moped but always together with his skateboard.

The capsule collection in collaboration between Palace and Jimmy’z will be released on Friday, June 3 through Palace’s web store and in flagships in London, New York and Los Angeles.

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Winona Ryder,  from Stranger Things to Marc Jacobs

Winona Ryder, from Stranger Things to Marc Jacobs

Andrea Tuzio · 2 years ago · Style

To coincide with the release of the first part of the fourth season of Stranger Things, the paranormal, sci-fi series set in the 1980s broadcast by Netflix and created by the Duffer Brothers, Marc Jacobs unveiled its latest campaign whose face is that of one of the series’ most prominent characters, Winona Ryder.

A longtime friend of the brand and already starring in the Spring/Summer 2003 campaign shot by Juergen Teller, Winona Ryder-who plays Joyce Byers in Stranger Things-was this time immortalized by London-based artist Harley Weir, new talent in fashion photography thanks to her delicate and sensual touch to subvert the world of contemporary fashion photography.

 
 
 
 
 
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The campaign is dedicated to the new J Marc bag and features Ryder wearing a pair of Jacobs’ Kiki Boots, lace petticoats, tulle skirts, and Marc Jacobs’ archival dresses that evoke a grunge and dark aesthetic. 

A true myth of contemporary cinema, an iconoclast of the ’00s and pop culture who, besides being one of the reasons for the success of one of the most watched TV series ever, enriches and makes unique this new Marc Jacobs campaign that you can see below.

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Wales Bonner, adidas Originals, Burkina Faso, and the 70s and 80s

Wales Bonner, adidas Originals, Burkina Faso, and the 70s and 80s

Andrea Tuzio · 2 years ago · Style

Wales Bonner and adidas Originals continue in their successful and prolific collaboration by presenting the Spring/Summer 2022 collection.

This fourth joint venture between the two brands continues along the lines of the previous ones by delving into the adidas archives with a focus on the 1970s and 1980s, the true aesthetic touchstone of this ongoing collaboration.

In particular, designer Grace Wales Bonner wanted to focus her research and attention, to the music and photography of Burkina Faso during those very years, emphasizing its incredible creative energy and strong individuality.

The collection perfectly reflects Bonner’s influences and references, the jacquard knitwear, the 70’s reinterpretations of the adidas Track Top and Track Pants, and the color palette; as well as the sneakers chosen for the collabo, the adidas Country – in black and brown versions – and the WB Samba in two different colorways, red and white and white and green.

This fourth collaboration is accompanied by a campaign shot by Jalan and Jibril Durimel and will be available starting Saturday, June 4 through the app adidas Confirmed and on walesbonner.net.

Questa quarta collaborazione è accompagnata da una campagna scattata da Jalan and Jibril Durimel e sarà disponibile a partire da sabato 4 giugno attraverso l’app adidas Confirmed e su walesbonner.net.

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