Thursday, September 11, 2014

Louis Vuitton “The Icon and The Iconoclasts” Project Celebrates LV Monogram

It’s been long 160 years since Monsieur Louis Vuitton opened his first luggage and suitcase business in 1854 at No. 4 Rue des Capucines near the Place Vendôme in Paris. He made the best available travel trunks of the world at the time with rounded tops that allows water to runoff and waterproof canvas. In his memory, his son Georges Vuitton created the iconic “LV” monogram Louis’ initials and decorated it with quarter foils and four-petal flowers.

The Monogram Geroges created is now an iconic fashion symbol instantly recognized by any fashionista in four corners of the world. To celebrate House of Louis Vuitton’s 160th year, with LV Monogram as the star LVMH has invited six well-known talents from the design, fashion and art world to participate in “The Icon and The Iconoclasts: Celebrating Monogram” project.

Those who had the honor to honor the LV monogram include designer Karl Lagerfeld, architect Frank Gehry, performance artist Cindy Sherman, industrial and product designer Marc Newson, shoe designer Christian Louboutin and Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons. All have stepped up to the plate and interpreted the monogram with beautiful creations.

“A classic bag, the most Parisian bag so that you can be super glamorous. You don’t have to feel like a loser with your leeks inside your bag.” said Christian Louboutin whose contribution is a caddy bag. His caddy features red trimmings, something fashionistas world over are familiar with Louboutin’s shoes. Karl Lagerfeld’s contribution is a punching bag, yes he is ready for a fight. Karl also made a matching trunk for the punching bag.

Performance artist Cindy Sherman has come with a unique foldout trunk. It has drawers with labels, a makeup mirror and a stool. “At home in New York, I have shelves for fake eyeballs, fake nails, eyelashes, and things like that. So it became a little traveling studio in a way,” Cindy told Louis Vuitton team when they asked “Well, what if we did a trunk? In your ideal fantasy world, what would you like?
Marc Newson, Apple’s newest design hire came up with a backpack. Why he created it? “Often my inspiration is simply to create something I personally want to use. I’d like people to use it like any other backpack, as an excellent travel companion. But not for camping, obviously.”

“Bag With Holes” is the contribution from Rei Kawakubo. Holes created by the burnt out look reveals its inner lining.
As fits for an architect, Frank Gerhy whose creations include the Fondation Louis Vuitton gave a bag a little bit of architecture style. His creation is a rectangular box with a twist. “I think a curve is feminine, and it just adds a feminine touch. We made 10 variations, but they loved that one. We all did,” said Gerhy of his bag.

New iPhone 6 and iWatch

The event in the Flint Center for the Performing Arts in Cupertino, California was one of the most anticipated happenings in the past year. New iPhone 6 is out and it is accompanied with a larger version and a smartwatch.

Tim Cook was the main announcer and he said that the latest lineup represents “the biggest advancement in the history of iPhone”. Symbolically, the venue of this event is the same place where Steve Jobs presented the world with the first Apple Macintosh three decades ago.

We heard the specifications from Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president, who pretentiously named the new additions the best smartphones ever made. Let’s see what they are all about.

The iPhone 6 has a 4.7-inch display (1334 x 750) while the Plus measures 5.5 inches (1920 x 1080) which means that the users who require bigger screens now have an Apple available, since the biggest screen in an iPhone up to now was just 4 inches.
The chipset is also new – a 64-bit A8 – and it is said to improve the performance by 20%, while graphics are 50% better. Still, the processor does not warm almost at all. The iPhone 6 comes with new software – the iOS 8.

The battery is also improved and it provides 24h of talk for the 6 plus and 17h for the 6.

Memory options are 16GB, 64GB and 128GB for both models.
The camera is also improved greatly. It now has 8 MP and a face-recognizing sensor, while panorama photos now have 43 MP. To stabilize the photo, the iPhone 6 has a digital stabilizer and the 6 Plus has an optical one. The video quality goes up to 1080p with up to 60 fps. The price ranges from $199 for 16GB, to $399 for the 128GB.

Another perk is an all-new product called the iWatch. It responds to the competitors’ smartwatches and does it well. The design is fairly simple and it sports a sapphire screen, but it is packed with sensors and functionality. The sensors at the back of the watch track the functions of the user’s organism. You can operate the iWatch in three different ways – using the touch screen, the circular control at the side of the casing, or using voice commands while responding to messages or communicating with Siri. Apple users are usually design oriented, so it is no wonder that there are six colors to choose from. There are loads of new solutions in the iWatch which make things a lot easier and more elegant. For example, the watch can recognize questions in a message and offer responses; you can view photos on it and also use the GPS. There will also be three versions of the iWatch at the price that starts from $349 and all of them will become available next year.

For full specification and Order click here: Apple iPhone 6

Bottega Veneta Reveals Their First Slip-On Sneakers for Women

Bottega Veneta has unveiled its first line of slip-on sneakers just for women. Iconic men’s footwear skate style has been reconstructed for gentler sex so features refined lines and feminine. This ‘Made in Italy’ sneaker collection showcases modern and minimal design with its signature intrecciato motifs with Nappa leather, based on durable rubber. The leather insoles, raised rubber platforms and tonal stitching, showcase the brand’s so famous artisanal craftsmanship.

This new sneakers are available in shiny black and matte finish white, and can be purchased on Bottega Veneta web and at the Bottega Veneta boutiques in Milan, New York, Tokyo, and London. One pair will cost you $680.

Adidas Porsche 911 S Low

German company Adidas has, in honor of the 50th anniversary of Porsche models 911, presented a line of sports shoes called 911 S Low. Marking half a century since the premiere of the most famous sports car, has motivated the emergence of various “goods” with three magic number 911. Multi-year partner of Porsche Design, the German Adidas, took advantage of the ideal moment for the presentation of sports shoes, 911 S Low, a model that is available in several attractive combinations of colors and materials.

We present you a shoe with an elegant black shade and premium perforated leather, with discrete Cherry red accents and sporty model with something different materials, in black and gray-green combination. The recommended retail price of this product is around 130euros or around $165.

You can find them here

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