Posted by Sara Zucker on December 9, 2009 02:34 PM
After being declared an “It Girl” on the fashion circuit by the New York Times, Barbie has been busy with collaborations, particularly its recent partnership with shoe-master Christian Louboutin.
Louboutin fitted the famous doll with miniature red-soled shoes, despite her fat ankles. But what about the rest of Barbie? There is certainly more to this iconic brand than just her feet. Enter Rei Kawakubo.Continue reading...
can't buy me love
Posted by Sara Zucker on November 9, 2009 02:23 PM
They may once have sung "All You Need Is Love." But in case that's not enough, the Beatles unveiled on Monday a high fashion bag collection, in collaboration with Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons.
The collection of bags and shirts come simply spattered with apples and polka dots, the former en homage to Apple Corps, the company controlling the rock stars' legacy. The latter is merely a favorite pattern of the Japanese designer.
“I want to develop the ‘Beatles by CDG’ collection in a strong conceptual way,” said Ms. Kawakubo through an interpreter. “Instead of making many unnecessary items that may come to resemble a Beatles souvenir shop, I think it is better to concentrate on one strong idea.”
The 10 bags are sure to be a hit with the vegan crowd; all are non-leather (consistent with the passion of Paul McCartney's late wife Linda and their daughter, designer Stella McCartney), and are made of embossed polyurethane and printed PVC material. Kawakubo explained the graphic patterns as “deliberately undesigned” and “prototypical shapes.”Continue reading...