Posts tagged with: Fashion
13 May 2013
While many credit the NYT's Bill Cunningham and Scott Schuman of The Sartorialist fame as being the founding fathers of street style photography, the most prolific and talented contributer to the movement may have been a nanny from the 1950's. A large cache of undeveloped and unseen images remained buried until 2007 when a Chicago real estate executive and historical hobbyist bought a crate of over 100,000 negatives in a local auction in 2007. The new owner, John Maloof, began to develop the work and through this was able to piece together the artists name- Vivian Maier.
However his initial search to contact Ms. Maier uncovered a Chicago obituary- revealing she had died a year before at age 83. While disappointed that the talented photographer had passed, Mr. Maloof has continued to search for more information on Ms. Maier and is creating a documentary film chronicling his journey. The trailer for 'Finding Vivian Maier' can be viewed here and the film will be released later in 2013.
Red Peak was delighted to join over 700 other guests in support of the 14th Annual Free Arts NYC Auction. The incredible event helps to provide arts education for underprivileged children throughout the five boroughs. The silent and live auctions featured unique pieces from Max Snow, Hugo Guinness, Terry Richardson, KAWS and more. Our team was happy to help concept the design work for the evening and we cannot wait to unveil further collaborations with Free Arts NYC. Click here to see more photos from the night.
20 March 2013
Kate Spade is catering to a younger, more savvy shopper in order to drive online business back into their brick and mortar stores. In the Tokyo location for Kate Spade Saturday, the little sister store to Kate Spade New York, the retailer has been adding just one item each week to its inventory. Along with cappuccinos and interactive iPads to lengthen the time spent in-store, the weekly change of selection will help to bring in frequent shoppers who are looking to have the latest and greatest available. The experience looks to combine aspects of both online and in-store shopping for deeper brand immersion and will expand to the upcoming New York location of the brand shortly.
13 March 2013
The app iCoolHunt has created a community for global trendspotters with earned statuses, easy interaction and a Trenditory which tracks all of your favorite finds. iCoolHunt takes the on-the-street snaps of Instagram, tumblr, and more to the next level with "Trendboxes" that can be created, followed, and added to by in-the-know users. The flow of photos and captions are neatly categorized and allow for easy exploration. The main thing that differentiates the app from other media sharing sites however, is the user-generated rankings and badges. By contributing of-the-moment snaps or "Prey", you can move your way up in the sites rankings. See below for a quick rundown of the site's lingo and levels of coolhunting.
11 December 2012
The Pantone color of the year for 2013 is Emerald 17-4651. Pantone praises the tone as “lively, radiant, and lush” and says the hue often represents “growth, renewal and prosperity”. The color experts have partnered with several fashion and interior designers to showcase upcoming projects in the deep green and have also created a Pinterest page full of emerald inspiration.
Emerald follows Tangerine Tango of 2012 and Honeysuckle of 2011.
12 November 2012
Think of it as feel-good graffiti. Grime Writer allows its users to create graffiti by cleaning surfaces rather than covering them up.
01 August 2012
In a show of British fashion and humor, many of London’s well-known statues appeared in fascinators, caps, crowns, and other colorful headgear as part of Hatwalk 2012.
Included in the exhibition’s twenty-one designs are Royal favorite Philip Treacy and world-renowned milliner Stephen Jones.
25 July 2012
Yves Saint Laurent is dropping the Yves in the name and logo of its ready-to-wear line. The brand claims the change comes from a desire to harken back to an earlier period in the company, in the 1960s when the logo was simpler and more straightforward. Despite the fact that the change doesn't affect the company's fashion or beauty lines, fans of the brand are outraged at changing such an iconic logo. Facebook fans responded to the new logo with comments such as "Where's the iconography? This is not iconic" and "YSL without the Y is not YSL."
24 May 2012
Pandamonium, the second annual event for the World Wildlife Federation which asks 22 artists and architects to create wearable sculptures to raise awareness of environmental issues.
10 May 2012
Nike's new Turbospeed suit claims to make runners .023 seconds faster over 100 meters. Thousands of hours of wind tunnels tests went into the creation of the suit. The result were aerodynamic dimples, similar to those on a golfball, which reduce drag on shoulders, arms and calves where resistance is strongest. See the Turbospeed's debut at the 2012 London Olympics.