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Don't let the name Calvin Rucker fool you, it's two badass chicks, not one dude. LA-based brand, Calvin Rucker, brings us a new take on the balance between masculine and feminine in their fall 2013 lookbook. While Calvin Rucker, founded by denim wunderkinder (yup, that's the plural) and life-long friends, Joie Rucker and Caroline Calvin, may be in it's beginning years with the brands launch on 11/11/11, the idea of it has been around for a while. The concept was one the two designers made when they met fresh out of school in the beginning of their careers. Now, a couple of decades later--after making names for themselves in the fashion industry by launching brands such as Joie, Rich and Skinny, and serving as VP of Global design for Levi's--Calvin Rucker has become a reality. For Fall 2013, Calvin Rucker brings us some pretty awesome denim, which is kind of a 'duh' considering the two designers' extensive denim background. The offering includes a new take on hand-painted denim, zippers and laces. Their boyfriend jean features a double belt loop or the double-beltage (new word). In addition to the jeans, the fall '13 collection is loaded full of black and white sheer blouses, and a duo of shirt dresses. See more of Calvin Rucker Fall '13 collection below
If you like hats, you'll love this video So there’s some good news and some bad news. The good news is Chanel has released a new short 18 minute video titled "Once Upon a Time..." for the launch of Coco Mademoiselle's new face. The bad news: that face is Keira Knightley (not our favorite). What is great about the video is, Karl Lagerfeld, the film’s director, didn’t go the way of most in the fashion world in the latest tendency to create flashy--not really sure whats going on--seizure inducing shorts, instead he has an actual plot. We even learned some things about Chanel and it’s humble beginnings that we didn’t know before. Watch Chanel's new video below.
Black and white forever The monotonous pair is classic, minimal, difficult to present gaudily, streamlined and sexy. Phoebe English’s spring/summer 2013 film is likewise minimal, classic, streamlined and sexy. Directed by Marie Kristiansen and inspired by the photography of Arthur Tress, many of the shots were taken through binoculars to give a voyeuristic feel. Shifty blurs and shadows staple the piece together. Contrast--a main player in the color palette--finds a home in the huge blank canvas backdrops. The s/s '13 collection itself is a testament to English’s admiration, if not obsession, with detail and craftsmanship. The beadwork, emphasized by slow motion techniques, only proves this. Watch the Phoebe English's s/s '13 film below. dazeddigital.com
20, 21, 22, 40? Who taught 40 oz. NYC how to count? Margiela. His new black and white snapback is covered in Maison Martin Margiela-inspired sequential numbers. But when you hit number 22, the next number is 40. Flipping the Belgian fashion house the bird or imitation is the highest form of flattery? See more of the 40 oz. NYC "Numbers" snapback below.
Jewelled Bindis from Saint Laurent Paris? Someone tell Hedi we approve. Hedi Slimane is at the helm of a complete overhaul of Yves Saint Laurent. Now Saint Laurent Paris is set to lead a fashion revolution, according to Slimane's aspirations, that will catapult the brand into the same ballpark as Chanel and Dior. With plans to open 15 new stores around the world, move back into Couture, release a new identity in RTW collections and rework classic pieces, its a wonder SLP's new Creative Director ever has time to pick up a camera anymore. But this week photos of Claire Boucher a.k.a. Grimes surfaced on his blog, and it appears as though a budding friendship is growing between the creative director and musician. This is the second time the two have worked together, Slimane shot Boucher for the cover of Dazed and Confused's April issue. Clad in metal nameplates, flatbrim hats and dirty fingernails, we wonder if the street aesthetic of the shoot says anything about the new direction he will take the iconic fashion house. If anything, it's refreshing to see a label with the high fashion reputation Saint Laurent has, investing in young artists as talented and off-kilter as Grimes. Keep it coming. See the full series of Hedi Slimane's latest photos of Grimes below.