Weâ€™ve heard the story now and again, designers being influenced by art and architecture, but just when we thought architects were the ones taking cues from designers â€“ think Zaha â€“ Italian shoe company Sergio Rossiâ€™s Creative Director Francesco Russo, in a related press statement, cites specific references to the work of Hadid and photographer David Zimmerman in his latest shoe collection. Read More
New York-city based design and concept firm AvroKO, the masterminds behind various self-propelled projects such as PUBLIC and Double Crown restaurants, recently revealed their latest venture–as fashion designers.
Teaming up with the Mona & Holly studio, AvroKO will release a limited edition of service uniforms in April as part of their Spring â€™09 collection. Inspired by â€œsmart and tidy service uniforms of decades past,â€ the collection doesnâ€™t stray from AvroKOâ€™s signature aesthetic–concept driven designs that are somewhat nostalgic of times past while maintaining a sense of modernity.
Leading Finnish textile and clothing company Marimekko recently unveiled a new line of womenâ€™s bags that reflect the distinctive design and simple pragmatism for which the company is known. Based on an existing Marimekko tableware fabrics, the bags are patterned using state-of-the-art printing technology in keeping with the cheerful, utilitarian Marimekko aesthetic, and are available in an array of colors and materials including the companyâ€™s trademark cotton canvas, Italian patent leather, and metal. Fashioned to be a bold personal statement as well as a practical handbag with functional details, these bright bags are contemporary while maintaining a sense of everyday practicality. From stylish evening bags to work totes, Mariâ€™s new bags are suited to fit any well-designed lifestyle! Read More
Reminiscent of the ever-so-popular jelly shoes of the 1980s, and more recent incarnations such as Marc Jacobs Rubber Ballet Flat Shoes which debuted in 2007, Italian furniture powerhouse Kartell, internationally renowned for modern furniture design in plastics, and young Italian fashion label .normaluisa recently released a shoe collection of plastic ballerina flats aptly called â€œGlue Cinderella.â€ Combining Kartellâ€™s innovative technology with .normaluisaâ€™s youthful design sensibility their latest collaboration offers classic style with an edgy vibe. Read More