Show of hands who have shoved their feet into their sneaker quickly, thus creasing the heel turning them into mules? It can’t only just be me because Sofie Collin’s research into the Nike brand revealed it’s something people, particularly women want.
Designer: Sofie Collin
The Mobius Dress proposes an inherently inside-out and outside-in garment. The Mobius Loop, applied to the body, creates one continuous loop designed to turn inside out as it unravels. Because the Mobius strip is one-sided, one-edged and has no fixed orientation, the Felt material used for the dress also has no hierarchy, no warp and no weft.
Designer: My Studio
Originally created as a customization concept – the product appeals on both a functional & emotional level. You dictate how the product develops over time. Bored of how it looks Peel away, until you fall in love with the shoe all over again…
Designer: David Sheridan
Velina Volante – recently received the European Fashion Award ‘Stiftung bekleidung industrie Munchen’ 2007 – The sporty, sturdy backpack transformed into a sexy, elegant travel bag for women travellers among us. Made of waterproof fabric in shades of gleaming bronze, and anthracite. Due to the pleated compartments, the bag has a capacity of up to 75 liters.
Designer: Jannita van den Haak
‘Book’ is a small and boxy leather bag, constructed simply of a central compartment that fits into a snug harness. Two carrying options are available: a short leather handle fitted with a handleguard, and a long webbing strap to wear ‘Book’ across the body. Made of Nappa leather and finished with raw edges, ‘Book’ comes in four colours, allowing for over fifty possible combinations.
Luxury brands are delving into unchartered territory, gravitating towards collaborations far outside their comfort zones.
Companies such as Versace, Ferragamo, and Prada are entering other business sectors such as transportation and technology. Garnering strongholds in industries other than fashion will not only increase sales and profits, but will also bolster the brand’s identity, experts said.
Inspired by the Japanese tradition of precision and control, SK-II helps you create flawless beauty with a unique foundation form. SKII’s Air Touch Foundation uses the wonder of precision to retexture the look of the skin surface, making it appear smooth, translucent and radiant – much like a baby’s skin.
Kronos is a men’s analogue wrist watch that incorporates a USB flash drive in the wrist band latch. Integrating a USB flash drive into the wrist watch accomplishes three things. 1) Allows the manufacturer to capitalize on the popularity and functionality of a standard USB Flash drive. 2) Eliminates consumer pocket clutter. 3) Extends traditional usability by adding a practical function.
Designer: Andrew Wilkerson
Spring’s M by Madonna collection at H&M is a must for all lovers of music, fashion, and great style. It’s a specially designed range of desirable clothes and accessories based on Madonna’s favorite wardrobe staples. Madonna and H&M:s head of design Margareta Van Den Bosch have worked closely together creating this one time collection that reflects the artist’s unique style, super feminine and classic yet totally modern.
Designer: Madonna & Margareta Bosch [ Product Page ]
Harking back to the decadent Seventies, Puma’s French 77 collection is filled with colourful halter bikinis, track suits and tennis skirts that have us wishing for yesteryear. To inaugurate the line, Puma has produced a limited edition book of photographs by Hubertus von Hohenlohe that gives us a peek into the covetable playboy era that was its source of inspiration.
Darklabel | Retroxis – As far as mobile phones are concerned, there are certain inevitable desires such as dimensions, weight and style. Retroxis reflects a retro approach towards design with clean aesthetics, optimum controls and functions. It is encased in high polished polycarbonate renowned for its lightweght and toughness and the invisible OLED display silently hides away when inactive to make your phone look clean and stylish.
Designer: Lim Sze Tat
Back in Summer 2006 Samsonite, the worldwide leader in travel solutions, announced a new partnership to develop a luxury collection of travel bags, luggage and accessories with leading international fashion designer Alexander McQueen under the company’s premium Samsonite Black Label brand. The collection is called Samsonite Black Label by Alexander McQueen. It was finally unveiled in January 2007 at Pitti, a menswear trade show in Florence.
Designer: Alexander McQueen