Our man Floyd (far right) is the display artist at our Rush St. store in Chicago and he's one half of hip-hop act C4. Worlds collided for him when C4 opened up for Peanut Butter Wolf (on a stage he designed) the nite Wolf and his crew came to town on their Badd Santa tour.
While dividing her time between Australia and NYC, Ilirjana Alushaj runs The Pop Manifesto. On it's fourth issue, The Pop Manifesto is an incredible online magazine that features some of the best up and coming designers, musicians and even models. Cooler still, unlike most magazines who offer back issues at a cost, you can find all 3 TPM's archived on their website!
Sarah Applebaum's rainbow brite afghan installations are like falling into the rabbit hole without actually having to fall.
Vivienne Westwood has unveiled her new collaboration with Melissa, an amazing shoe company who work mainly in plastic. I can't wait for these to drop because while not everyone can afford a pair of Westwood's own shoes (my VW pirate boots are the best ever), they will definitely be able to pick up a pair of these. If you like what you hear, we carry Melissa already!
Making beats with bubblegum (and a camera and a computer...but that's beside the point).
What you might not know about Hedi Slimane is that he started out taking photographs. Fashion came next and he pretty much broke that mold at that. Now that he's no longer at Dior, a few books, art shows and eventually a new clothing line are on the horizon. Until then, you can find his latest work on his Fashion Diary.
Everyone's favorite whimsical fashion magazine, Lula, has a new issue (No. 6) coming out for spring/summer '08! We all know how quickly it sells out so keep your eyes peeled on those bookstore shelves.
What's big for men this season? Antwerp designer Ann Demeulemeester is claiming a heavy Bob Dylan influence with high water trousers, scarves and suit jackets. We all know it's cold enough to run this look, what with its many layers, so throw it on with a worn in pair of monochrome black Converse and hit the streets. See the full collection and pick up some style tips here.
Elk Zine is a zine that's 15 issues deep. But it's also appears to be a multi-headed creative movement that also includes art exhibits, books, and films. An art hydra, if you will.
Australian artist Kelly Smith has been killing it lately with her off the runway watercolors. While she is able to capture the dead on stares of looks we're used to seeing in photographs, she is quickly becoming one of my favorite fashion illustrators.
We figure these Cotton Monsters eat big bowls of rainbow colored rocks for breakfast.
We can't believe this is our first Neck Face post. Anyway, he's taking his satanic majesty's goodness down under to Melbourne's Dont Come gallery for an exhibit titled "Death Becomes You." The opening is this Thursday, Jan 24th at 6:30pm.