So we think there is something people have been smelling in the air or drinking in there coffee as there have been some major collabs of late. I.e. Versace x H&M. I mean, who didn’t queue up?? We DID!
More recent collabs that have made us go awwwaaahhh are the Vans teaming up with Kenzo. You may say, WHAT? But this little love child is fricking AWESOME. The vibrant colour of Kenzo prints from the Spring Summer 2012 season will be featured on Vans’ original skate shoe, the Era. The first assortment includes seven colour-ways available for men and women that feature bright blue, white, green and red.
Kenzo Creative Directors Humberto Leon and Carol Lim say about the partnership, “Since our childhood in suburban L.A. we’ve been fans of Vans and own too many pairs to count! Vans is one of the iconic American brands and we liked the idea of infusing this bit of American style into the house of Kenzo.” - Well you can’t get better then that and we WOULD LIKE A PAIR NOW!!
The collections will be sold on Kenzo.com and Harvey Nichols in the UK – £80.00
Hot off the press is another footwear collab between two streetwear legends. Converse and Stussy have come together to create a footwear collection. YIPPEE! The footwear collection is a hybrid of two born and bred American brands, showcasing a new vision for the classic Converse ELM LS and SEA STAR LS. It’s inspired by 1970′s hiking boots and vintage military jackets.The Converse x Stüssy footwear collection will be available at FootPatrol, Size? Carnaby St, Hanon, End Clothing, Crooked Tongues, Hideout and Selfridges from 1st May 2012.
We love anything to do with Monki – it’s just an amazing brand from the fashion moguls H&M. Photographer Ruvan WijesooriyaRuvan Wijesooriya who is known for his vivid contemporary portraits of partygoers, rock stars and other ordinary people spent the day on the streets of New York City taking photos. As always, he worked quickly and spontaneously, with a traditional ﬁlm camera, roaming all over Soho until well after dark. The subject of the shoot was Monki’s AW12 preview collection, a rambunctious mix’n’match gang of clothes full of creativity and attitude. Now Monki and Ruvan have decided to mark the occasion of their collaboration by creating an exhibition of selected photos from the shoot, at the incomprehensibly cool Snickarbacken7 gallery in Stockholm.
words by Jade Stavri