5 things you wouldn’t expect from luxury brands – feat. Karl Lagerfeld, a bathtub, and André the Giant.
‘When he was a child growing up in Grenoble, France, acromegalic wrestler André the Giant had Samuel Beckett for a neighbor. And since young Andre was too huge to take the regular bus to school, Beckett would drive him there in a van he probably bought with royalties from Waiting for Godot.’
(from the Chicago Reader)
This sure is a rather unusual mix of circumstances, and a very uncommon combination of antithetical characters: a wrestler and a Nobel Prize winner.
Apparently, they used to talk about cricket.
5 things you wouldn’t expect from luxury brands.
1. Montegrappa / Sylvester Stallone
Montegrappa is the oldest Italian manufacturer of fine writing instruments.
Sylvester Stallone is known mostly for beating up people in movies, or defeating entire armies dressed in a jute bag. Read More…
I was part of the in crowd, yesterday, watching Sir Paul Smith turn Central Saint Martins into an Apollonial temple filled with beauty and elegance.
His Spring 2013 RTW is simply stunning.
That’s how Vogue described the atmosphere: ‘The light-filled space was a great setting for Smith’s colorful spring collection, and a vibrant combination of seafoam, mustard yellow, and flame reds on blouses and button-downs reflected the optimism you would expect to find in a creative ideas factory like this.’
Here it is.
Fixed gear bicycles and luxury brands / $500k for a bike? Yep. And you have to change the tubes yourself.
Mods, punks, rude boys, skinheads, casuals, b-boys, skaters and bike messengers have something in common: they are part of structured subcultures that originated from the street, then became visible and ostracised by society, and eventually ended up on the catwalk, to be finally absorbed into the mainstream culture. Read More…