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For the psychedelic princess. With a line like "My bag is my castle," you'd expect Zilla's bags to be sparkling. And they are -- in an LSD infused sort of way. The iridescent line for spring/summer 2013 comes in a variety of tint-shiftin' colors like orange, green and blue. The bags echo all the beautiful things in life:--water, gift wrap, beetles?--and outfit the brave bag wielder with totes, shoulder bags, clutches and a makeup bag. Zilla is the work of Slyvia Pichler, an architect by formal training who now works to transform everyday materials into not so everyday handbags. She also has a pretty killer sponge bag. See more of Zilla's iridescent bags for s/s '13 below.
Acne à la Tokyo The Swiss have a penchant for design. If we may be allowed to overgeneralize--see Helvetica, army knives, swatches and Acne Studios. The stores that house the clothing brand are deemed "studios" because of the acronym's (Ambition to Create Novel Expression) mission for artistic expression. The studios are art pieces of their own designed by Andreas Fornell, in-house Acne architect extraordinaire who prefers inspiration via women's fashion magazines rather than magazines of his own craft. Each studio is unique, never the same and is often reflective of its locale (Acne has branched out globally since its creation in 1996). Fornell's newest masterpiece, a flagship "studio" in Tokyo, retains an industrial feel originating from the space itself while echoing a "modern Stockholm house" as per Acne founder Jonny Johansson's orders. Check out the new Tokyo Acne store architecture below. Acne Studios in Copenhagen Acne Studios in New York City Acne Studios in Paris Spotted on: AnOther