At home with the avant-garde, Comme des Garçons shot by Namsa Leuba for i-D online. Having recently been awarded The School of Visual Arts grant at Hèyres, Leuba has rapidly gained fans for her unique, conceptual approach to photography. She describes “BAUHDA is a series that came from African inspiration, from the Bauhaus and Dada shapes and geometrical structures. I like to associate fashion, culture, and the cloth itself to my projects, and have an intuitive and free direction.” Take a look at the story in the gallery.
‘BAUHDA’ – Comme des Garçons shot by Namsa Leuba for i-D is a post by Lena Dystant on Selectism.
Margaret Howell works with photographer Koto Bolofo once again, this time heading to County Wexford, Ireland for this beautiful men’s and womenswear campaign. The location references Howell’s ongoing love of Irish linen, a key fabric this season, the incredible landscape home to the specialist weaver used for Spring Summer 2013. Head to the gallery for more.
Margaret Howell Spring Summer 2013 Campaign Shot by Koto Bolofo is a post by Lena Dystant on Selectism.
Earlier this week brought the 10 year anniversary of Michael Jordan’s very final NBA game. This, of course, was not the first time MJ stepped away from the court. A decade later has left even his biggest fans a bit fuzzy as to the sequence of MJ’s retirements in relation to the kicks he donned before calling it quits for the last time. So here’s a recap before we ask you to choose your favorite Air Jordan retirement kicks.
Jordan’s first retirement, although short lived, came after his first of two 3 peats with the Chicago Bulls, in 1993. MJ and the Bulls defeated Sir Charles Barkley and the Phoenix Suns in six games, resulting in his 3rd NBA Finals championship and NBA Finals MVP. And he did it all in the Air Jordan “Playoff” 8.
His second retirement came after devastating the City of Salt Lake and the Utah Jazz (for the 2nd time) with “The Shot”, winning Jordan his sixth NBA title, coupled with his sixth Finals MVP. This time MJ chose to end it in the ‘Last Shot’ Air Jordan 14. This was thought to be his permanent retirement—but it wasn’t.
On September 25th, 2001, “His Airness” announced that he would be returning to the game he loves, this time as a Washington Wizard. MJ played two seasons with the Wizards and, although he proved he could still hang with the new talent of the league, his Wizards failed to make the playoffs both seasons. Michael’s final game came in April of 2003, in a 107-87 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers. Not quite as successful as his previous two exits, but he did so in style, wearing the “Sport Royal” Air Jordan 18′s.
Not only has Jordan had an amazing career, but he also had some amazing sneakers on the road to captivating a very accomplished style of play. So—take your pick. What was your favorite retirement moment? Which of the 3 games can you remember? And most of all, which sneakers where your favorites on his feet? Was it the Playoff 8′s? The Last Shot 14′s? Or the Sport Royal 18′s? Let us know!
A great lookbook shot by Brian Ferry. Paa (pronounced ‘Pah’), a new NYC sportswear brand, have kicked things off with a small run of baseball caps made in the USA. “What started as an idea last October is now our accessories line, albeit three hats. Three hats we’re really proud of. Our plans include expanding into various accessories with a focus on everyday items we would wear.” Melton wool and Flannel caps are available in Jade, Camel and a particularly nice teal and black fleck. 6 Panel, satin inside binding, twill sweatband, soft crown reinforcement, currently stocked at C’H’C’M and Online. Take yourself to the gallery to see some NYC locals sporting Paa headwear.
Paa Caps Lookbook shot by Brian W. Ferry is a post by Lena Dystant on Selectism.
Creativity runs through the veins of Raymond Molinar, not only is he a very talented professional skateboarder at Stereo, he is an avid enthusiast when it comes to taking photos and videos. So much so, he took it upon himself to challenge the latest technologies offered by Apple, namely the iPhone camera and iMovie software. With a fish-eye lens, clever editing and some filters added to the footage, the usually rough video has turned into an almost nostalgic VHS-like low quality treat. The skating in the video also corresponds to the style, dominated by ledge tricks and lengthy lines. With correct direction and execution, even just iPhone and iMovie is enough to make an impressive skate video. Check out the short film titled, The Boys, below.
Here is an impressive series of imagery from highly regarded photographer Matteo Montanari, with the subject the beautiful Elyse Taylor. The scantily clad Australian model highlights her talents with this refined and sexy body of works taken in New York.
This shoot brings together two of our favourite activities – hanging out in forests and wearing head-to-toe print. Beautiful work in the latest Numéro Homme, pattern from the likes of Cerruti 1881, Wooyoungmi, Jil Sander and Paul Smith. Shot by Billy Kidd and styled by Jean Michel Clerc, don’t miss this one, it’s waiting in the gallery.
Editorial | La Forêt shot by Billy Kidd for Numéro Homme is a post by Lena Dystant on Selectism.
TEN is a joint project between designer Nadir Tejani and Andrew Grune & Lui Nemeth of label and online store Primitive London. “Self-analytical menswear designed to the current times, not the current season. The focus is on improving, adapting, and re-editing. Ten is uniformity, functionality and community.” Following on from an impressive debut collection here we grab a look at Edition 2. Taking a step away from the usual seasonal set-up, this second release once again relies on all-black to form the basis with silhouette, cut, unusual proportion and detail telling the rest of the story. The latest lookbook shot by the talented Tyrone Lebon, styling by Miguel Santos, take a look through the gallery for more from TEN.
TEN – Edition 2 Lookbook Shot by Tyrone Lebon is a post by Lena Dystant on Selectism.
Ryan McGinley joins Edun once again, this time for the Spring Summer 2013 ‘African Showers’ campaign. Moving up another level from those birds, this time McGinley hangs out with some incredible African elephants for the shoot. Alongside this, ‘The Animal series’ features two images across black and white t-shirts made from 100% Ugandan cotton. McGinley comments ““There is a little extra electricity in this season’s images that comes from putting the models together with a true African elephant. It’s impossible not to acknowledge a certain sense of danger and the respect you have to have for this amazing animal.” See it all in the gallery and below.
Edun ‘African Shower’ Spring Summer 2013 Campaign Shot by Ryan McGinley is a post by Lena Dystant on Selectism.