Apparently this is what they thought we would be wearing in space in the year of my birth. (via retronaut)
I wrote a few posts ago about Kenyatta's, the 'african converse' made in Kenya. Well, perhaps an even more fashion-forward African footwear company is Brother Vellies. Vellies, are the precursor of the desert boot, a product of Namibia. The shoes are handmade and fantastic. you can buy them from a company with a New York outlet, Brother Vellies, they aren't cheap, apparently only twenty pairs are made a day, but unlike Clark's, probably the definitive desert boot company in the West, these babies come in some truly remarkable patterns and colours.
Fashion and Jean-Michel basquiat? I'm in, Supreme are launching a capsule collection in conjunction with the JMB estate. I can't imagine wearing any of these actually, but it's a cool idea and works well with the ethos of the company and the aesthetic of the man.
It's no secret that I love paul Smith. I love his aesthetic as much as his clothes, in fact, most of his stuff is out of my economic reach and cut for a much slimmer man than I am, but that doesn't detract from my love of his many-faceted work, because I think paul Smith is much much more than a clothing-designer. He is first and foremost a shop-keeper of the first order. he has managed to take his brand global whilst remaining a privately held company, which allows him to continue to explore whatever takes his fancy, which is a lot. Each of his many shops is a stand alone design, full of unique decor, furniture, books etc. alongside the clothing. The LA store on Melrose Avenue for instance, is a bright pink square building, which stands in stark contrast to the warren-like Victorian feel of his shop on Floral Street in Covent Garden. The video above charts the work on expanding his flagship London store on Albemarle Street-stunning. You know there is a commitment to a design when 26,000 dominoes get attached to all just because it will look good.
This is a forthcoming book,