Kiehl's will be releasing a limited collaboration edition moisturizing cream with Bathing Ape. 100% of the revenue will be donated to NPO corporation, to support the aftermath of the Great East Japan Earthquake by planning cherry blossom trees along the Tōhoku district of Japan. The product itself is the Kihel's top-selling Ultra Facial Cream. Kiehl's x A Bathing Ape Ultra Facial Cream are available in two sizes; 49g and 123g and it will be available for online on February 6th at Kiehl's JP.
France-based duo Zim&Zou have crafted unique window installations for the Hermès Maison in Shanghai. The concept was inspired by a Museum of Natural History, melted with a Cabinet of Curiosities. The windows, hand-made with paper and leather, are an invitation to wander. Passers-by were suddenly walking through the corridors of a mysterious Museum, straight from the street. The themes were inspired by nature, the two main windows were about Air and Water, and the two smaller ones about Earth. All the animals were carefully handcrafted using leather offcuts from Hermès workshops in Paris. In the water themed window, a 5 meters dinosaur paper skull is swimming through the room (plesiosaurus skull). The whole project required almost 3 months of work, and the support of a great local team.
More About Zim & Zou: Zim&Zou are two french artists, based in Nancy. The duo is composed of Lucie THOMAS, born in the Vosges in 1987, and Thibault ZIMMERMANN, born in Paris in 1986. They studied graphic design (design, publishing, advertising) during three years. They decided to focus on installations using handcrafted objects made out of tangible materials such as paper, wood, thread, etc... rolling away from computer design. Anchored in craftsmanship, they create all the elements composing their installations by hand, from drawing to cutting and assembling. Their favorite material is the paper they’re cutting, folding and gluing to give rise to intricate and colorful sculptures. Paper inspires them for its versatility, infinite range of colors and unique textures. The flat sheets turned into volume are giving an installation the poetry of ephemeral material. Zim&Zou’s strenght is to be a complementary and polyvalent duo. Visit their website here.
Ground Y, a concept store by Yohji Yamamoto will be releasing a collaboration collection with Neo Genesis Evangelion today January 23, 2015 at the Tokyo Shibuya Parco. The collection is unisex, using Unit-00, Rei, Unit-02, Asuka and Kaworu as the main motifs. Items ranging from blazer, pants and canvas tote bags are available in the collection. Selected items will also be available for purchase from January 23rd to February 28th. For more information check Ground Y.
On February 7, 2015 Yummy Mart by Peach John will release a limited collab collection with Barbie in celebration of Barbie's 55th anniversary. Three Paradise Tube sets will be available, featuring various patterns and prints. Along with the release of the limited collection, three sets of matching Barbie dolls will be sold at Peach John's Laforet Harajuku location. Only 48 set are avaliable for sale, to find out more check Peach John Official site here.
Cinematic storytelling and the interconnected narratives of three fearless and beautiful actresses empowers Steven Meisel’s latest campaign for Miu Miu. Staring Mia Goth, Imogen Poots and Marine Vacth in a series of cinematic tableaux, the images, glimpsed as if through doorways, place the viewer at the heart of a multi- dimensional, multi-room story. Youthful Mia Goth is playfully perched on crisp white bed sheets, locking eyes with the viewer she beckons us toward her. Seductive Imogen Poots radiates a rebellious attitude, golden light from a window cascading mysterious shadows across her confident face. Elegant Marine Vacth, one of France’s most striking acting talents, is contemplative and serene in a drawing room wearing a dusk-rose coat, the bag placed at her feet leaving us unsure if she is arriving or leaving the scene. These cinematic tableaux are filled with a sense of tension, an entwined narrative on the edge of dénouement, as we view these women’s stories and the collection through a series of captivating, interrupted moments. They call to mind the clash of historical and innovative fabrics and re-imagined icons of the collection: the housecoat, the cardigan, the tube skirt, pajama suits and ruffled blouses slashed to the mid-drift. Bowed mules, large platforms, glitter-framed glasses and supple leather bags complete the story. Each scene is a chance encounter, independent but linked, dramatically connecting the characters’ stories. Each actress plays a role, and looking in on them, we see the collection as the narrative force of the story, and the true power of fashion as a communicator of fresh ideas and ideologies.
A process of discovery, returning to one’s roots. Piece by piece, deconstructing and constructing a new story for Margiela.
A deep commitment to the extraordinary possibilities of the Maison’s Atelier and the art of Haute Couture.
Approaching tailoring, techniques, craftsmanship like a new explorer, or painter. One who sees beauty in things that are often taken for granted, giving everything a newly enriched life.
A powerful and fierce yet refined mix of fabrics and materials. Stripped down, or reborn together in startling and unexpected ways.
New direction given with play on proportion and sartorial rules. Languid, sweeping. Precise tailoring. A new fuller, revealing silhouette.
Eyes wide open in wonderment to a veritable Cabinet de Curiosités. A jigsaw of lacquered shells reminiscent of Arcimboldo style figures. A miniature battalion charging across a black velvet shoulder. Pearls that bring teardrops of memories to the face.
Looking through the glass, discovering an elusive, rare even arrestingly strange new beauty, of muses who nonchalantly arouse your senses.
The Finale of Toiles. The Cabine marching in honest testimony of the process, the trials and errors, the time and emotion behind each cut, each line, each vision.
A world deep in its past but with promises of the future.
The Latte Motion Project by Maxim Stick is a stop-motion production using the latte art drawn by stencil. The rich, creamy story that made of the 1,000 cups of stencil latte arts will make your heart warm this winter season. The Japanese food label together with a team of artisans created about 1,000 hand drawn illustrations from characters to heart, and snow flakes for the project. The story is simple, but heartwarming. Watch "Latte Motion Project" by Maxim Stick above, to find out more about the project check here.