Juxtapoz @ The New Balance Factory, Flimby, UK

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 01, 2013
A few years back, in a run of sneaker purchases, I found a great pair of New Balance 576 sneakers, made in the UK, that I paid probably way too much for but just had to have. Since, I have had a minor obsession with New Balance and their UK editions, and in research and conversations with Jux contributor Helen Soteriou, found out NB makes their shoes at a factory in Flimby, Cumbria, UK. Helen took the opportunity to go visit the factory last week, and we found a great team of people putting together sneakers for the European market. 

"VOYAGE D’HERMES": When Moebius Created Work for HERMÈS

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 01, 2013
The genius and brilliance of French illustrator and cartoonist Moebius, born Jean Giraud, just keeps growing, even after his death in 2012. We just saw that in 2011, the artist created a series of nine illustrations for fashion giant Hermes as part of their campaign titled "VOYAGE D’HERMES." Not quite sure where the works ended up, because in our research there doesn't appear to be apparel, but there was one commercial that was inspired by the Moebius series... 

Fashion Illustrations by Judith van den Hoek

Erotica // Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Judith van den Hoek is a fashion illustrator from the Netherlands. Her work translates the highly-elevated world of fashion through an artist's hand, creating lovely graphite sketches that highlight fashion and the women who wear it. Van den Hoek is also a blogger for Dutch VOGUE. 

FUTURE BEAUTY: 30 YEARS OF JAPANESE FASHION @ Seattle Art Museum

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 31, 2013
A great show we checked out earlier this week on a very quick trip up to Seattle... Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion at the Seattle Art Museum. From the curator: "The tremendous innovation of Japanese fashion designers who have revolutionized the way we think of fashion today is the focus of this special exhibition, the first of its kind presented at SAM..."

The Quiet Life x Cleon Peterson Collection

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 12, 2013
Mr. Cleon Peterson has a show open currently at The Outsiders in London called There Is A War, and now we get news he has collaborated with our friends at The Quiet Life on a capsule collection that includes 5-panels, bucket hats, tees and fleece. The collection will be released at 12noon PST today, July 12. Go, buy, have fun. 

EINE for Louis Vuitton

Juxtapoz // Friday, June 28, 2013
In a long line of artist collaborations with fashion giant Louis Vuitton, UK-based EINE has recently created a scarf with the brand. Or as we just learned, a "'Giant Square' scarf, which measures an impressive 136cm x 136cm." EINE's alphabet style is emblazoned all over the scarf, spelling out things like "Louis Vuitton," and "Great Adventures." This past week, a pop-up shop opened at Selfridges on Oxford Street in the heart of London, featuring both EINE's art and the scarf collaborations. 

Ying Gao's Photoluminescent Eye Tracking Dresses

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 27, 2013
Chinese designer Ying Gao's (NO)WHERE (NOW)HERE series features two dresses made of photoluminscent thread that are fitted with imbedded eye-tracking technology activate by a spectator's gaze. We recommend you watch the video after the jump to see them in action...

Beware of a Man's Shadow

Illustration // Monday, June 24, 2013
For our last June post on our featured topic, we hope you enjoy this intriguing animated fashion editorial, illustrated and directed by Amsterdam-based art director and illustrator Tara Dougans. Spanning the styles of multiple European designers, "Beware of a Man's Shadow," inspired by the Burmese proverb "beware of a man's shadow and a bee's sting," is a collection of pencil works featuring seven of the 2012 season's most playful menswear pieces, juxtaposing the subtle stoicism of menswear imagery with a cheeky animated wink.

Fresh Elegance by Spiros Halaris

Illustration // Monday, June 24, 2013
Spiros Halaris is a multi-disciplinary illustrator, designer, and art director. He works in a variety of media, often combining mixed media and digital aspects to several types of visuals and illustrations. The sophisticated yet sensitive way he uses his materials, playing between light and shade, color or black & white, capture the pulse and style of his subjects. So far in his career he has built up an enviable list of clients including Harrods, ELLE, Printemps, Revlon, Dolce & Gabbana, Topshop, and Tom Ford, to name a few.

Garance Dore's Fashion Savvy

Illustration // Monday, June 24, 2013
Garance Dore is a self-taught fashion photographer, illustrator, blogger, Youtube personality, and author based in New York City. Combining her delightful writings with original ink illustrations, striking photographs, and short narrative videos, Dore thoughtfully and humorously give her viewers a peek into her inquisitive and ever-observant fashion savvy mind, and her astounding versatility and ability to cross multiple mediums of communication and expression only enhances her cogent editorial and artistic offerings.

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