February is the month of love and where else would so much amour take place than in Paris. New exhibitions and pop-up’s within pop-up stores are headlining news.
Paris Round-Up: Street Artist Andre’s”Love Graffiti” and Quiksilver Boards; Comme des Garcons’ Pop-up for 40th Anniversary; Surface to Air New Store and Pop-up Bless
Cool Collabs of the Month: Hurley by Pendleton, Karl Lagerfield’s Ruby Motorcycle Helmets; H&M’s Launch with Sonia Rykiel
While collaborations abound, here are some of our faves of the month that we think will inspire given the variety of industries, locations, and subcultures that they cover.
Palais de Tokyo -Home to Parisian Artist Andre’s BlackBlock Store, Urban Vinyl Toys, Graffiti Art Books, Design, and Street Lifestyle
There’s a reason Paris hosts some of the best concept stores in the world, but one of the best concept “spaces” is Palais de Tokyo, home to Andre, street culture, books, caf%uFFFD, fashion exhibitions.
Store Profile: Paris Concept Store colette and How It Features Multi-Genre Trends
Each month is something new as one of the world’s most famous concept stores redefines itself constantly. This month there’s the Miles Aldridge expo, 35th Anniv of Hello Kitty, and the Andre-InCase-Arkitip Collab to start.
Arkitip X Shepard Fairey X Alife X Incase -How Specific Elements Can Come Together to Create an Entire Movement
Footwear News Round-up: Jimmy Choo for H&M; Van Halen Sues Nike Over”Frankenstein” Guitar Graphics; adidas Originals Collabs with Lucasfilm for Star Wars LTD Collection
Never a dull day when it comes to footwear. Here’s a round-up of some fresh news from the youth culture scene.
Accessories with Attitude Define Miss Wax’s Acrylic Jewelry and Girly Knucklebusters
One thing that a bad economy makes certain is the increased importance of accessories in personal style.
Lance Armstrong Bike Designs with Pop Artist Kenny Scharf and Street Artist Shepard Fairey Bring Attention to Nike’s”Stages” Benefit Show for Cancer
Great example of how street and pop artists are becoming embedded into the mix as brands and sports celebs seek excitement and cred via artist collabs.
Loomstate for Target for Earth Day; Triple Collab with Arkitip the Ace Hotel Palm Springs and General Surplus Footwear
Sometimes certain collaborations just make mores sense than others. Here are a couple of unique ones to note.
Target’s McQ Market Pop-up in NYC Evokes Urban Nostalgia; H&M Increases Organic Cotton Usage and Makes Recycled Polyester Apparel
Big-Box retail and fast-fashion round-up indicates positive new directions, from pop-up masstige to going greener.