Dorothee Schumacher’s Christmas Initiative
German brand Dorothee Schumacher plans to auction a teddy bear made from worn cashmere for the benefit of the Esel Initiative e.V. (Donkey Initiative). The Esel Initiative e.V. is a not-for-profit organisation which provides working animals to Nepalese single mothers in the hope that it will help them achieve independence and a better future. According to the brand, “Never has it been more important to believe in the great importance of small gestures than at present”. See more about the initiative here.
G-SHOCK Classic x Kevin Lyons Collaboration
LA based artist Kevin Lyons is collaborating with G-SHOCK to create a limited edition bluetooth technology watch. This will be the second collaboration between the artist and brand. Inspired by concrete blocks and the Rudeboy concepts of Concrete Jungle and Tougher Than Tough, two classic ska recordings describing the difficulties of living in Kingston, Jamaica. Lyons wanted to illustrate the toughness that G-SHOCK watches are known for. The 20 limited edition models will be available on 17th December 2014 at the G-SHOCK East, Casio London and at casioonline.co.uk.
Naomi Campbell is #WANTEDBADLY by Agent Provocateur
Naomi Campbell is the new face of Agent Provocateur for their Spring/Summer 2015 collection. The collection explores the complex and many-sided woman: coy, duplicitous, siren, saint. Inspired by David Lynch’s The Lost Highway and Brian de Palma’s Body Double, the campaign shot by Ellen von Unwerth features the supermodel as a femme fatale.
Lucia Pica for Chanel Beauty
Italian make-up artist Lucia Pica will lend her beauty acumen to Chanel as the brand’s new global creative makeup and color designer. This will be a new position that involves developing products with the make-up studio in Paris. Read more: Fashionista
Islamic Fashion Market Gap
With a thriving Islamic economy and a population accounting for 20% of the global population, it is surprising to many market insiders that the global fashion industry isn’t tapping into Islamic fashion. For Muslims, shopping is a difficult experience because of cultural limitations. A few big brands, such as DKNY with their ‘Ramadan Collection’, have caught on, but some believe that Islamic fashion will only thrive through smaller brick and mortar establishments. Read more: CNBC
3D Printed Dress May Be The Future of Fashion
3D printed fashion may have reached a breakthrough with a dress created by Massachusetts Institute of Technology alums Jessica Rosenkrantz and Jesse Louis-Rosenberg. The wearability of 3D printed fashion has been an issue, with past prototypes requiring some degree of assembly. However, the pair was able to create a dress that is wearable right off the 3D printing machine. Read more: Mashable
Text by Alexandra Sarabia