Versace x H&M

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As you well may be aware of, Versace will be the designer to follow up H&M’s widely successful collaboration with Lanvin.

When news first broke we were told the collection would will draw inspirations from Versace archives since ’78. Images of most pieces hit the internet a few days ago and proved this statement accurate. The iconic black dress with gold buttons, the colorful patterns, the Grecian geometric patterns…its all there.

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Kongo x Hermes

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As part of their Fall 2011 collection, Hermès has teamed up with graffiti artist Kongo for his first commercial collaboration to produce several silk scarves based around his signature tag style. Kongo’s graffiti is not only found on the walls of Paris and France but also in New York and Hong Kong; and while graffiti prints are not a novelty in the fashion world, it is surely a big step for the artist.
Part of the proceeds going towards graffiti collective Kosmopolis which supports young artists.

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TEENAGE BEDROOM

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Remember being 14, saving your allowance and asking your mom to drive you to Rite Aid to buy the latest issue of Tiger Beat? Well, I do. I was the ultimate late-90s-boyband-adoring teenage girl once, as I’m sure most of you were at some point (maybe not obsessed with the Backstreet Boys, but you get it). My favorite articles, aside from the ones where Nick Carter talked about his favorite color, were the ones where girls would submit pictures of their bedrooms/shrines. I was so inspired by the collection of posters on my fellow teenie boppers’ walls, I wanted to be able to express my (fourteen year old version of) love for these boys and their music just like they did. Unfortunately, I had a stubborn mother who was incredibly concerned about the nature of the lilac paint that adorned my bedroom walls and would under no circumstances let me tape the life size poster of my boyfriend next to my bed. Ugh! It was SOO unfair!

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Lanvin Hiver 2011 ft. Pitbull

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A step towards the return of fun in luxury?

The ever so brilliant Alber Elbaz of Lanvin has just offered us a one minute sneek peek into his world. In this Steven Meisel directed video, models Karen Elson and Raquel Zimmermann dance to Pitbull’s I Know You Want Me whilst wearing pieces from his Fall Winter 20111 collection.  It is refreshing to see a large fashion house take a fun approach to the usual sober tones that surround this season’s campaigns, and Alber dancing at the end of it reminds us all that sometimes its good not to be taken so seriously.

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fbFaces

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fbFaces is a project by Joern Roeder and Jonathan Pirnay that deals with the issue of data accessibility on the Internet. The project is a facebook crawler, built using JavaScript & PHP, that starts at the public profile of any fb-user, saving profile image, facebook-ID and name, and afterwards continuing its way to the public profiles of the user’s friends and so on. 100.000 of these profile images were used (via Processing) to print a wallpaper for an entire room.
– Karla

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