Amber B x Element to Debut at Colette
3-dimensioanl pillow creator from Australia, Amber B, has teamed up with Element Skateboard for some cool new decks as part of her mythical store display creation for the legendary concept store colette to debut over Halloween. Introducing the puffy creature Mr. Autumn the colors represent the changing of the seasons from Summer to Fall which will also be emblazoned on limited-edition Element Skateboard decks. The decks are available at colette starting October 27 to November 1.
Wonderwall x Original Fake and Others
The much celebrated Japanese architecture firm Wonderwall has released a new book about their work called Wonderwall Masamichi Katayama Project #2. In celebration, many of Wonderwall’s clients are creating limited-edition T-shirts available this month in special boutiques to celebrate the book launch including artist Kaws and his label Original Fake. Wonderwall, for those who are unfamiliar with the firm, is most notable for their incredible work creating avante garde retail spaces and other things for brands such as BAPE, Japanese store Uniqlo, Ice Cream, Original Fake, and others. This marks an interesting collaboration across genres, in this case architecture and street fashion.
Levis x Damien Hirst
The much anticipated collaboration between Levi Strauss and artist Damien Hirst has finally dropped for Fall, introducing one of the most interesting denim collabs we’ve seen in a long time. One reason is because the collaboration includes a video featuring the artist’s spring collection and such legends in indie culture as Vincent Gallo, Andrew Andrew, and others as the male models in the clip.
Kiehl’s x Brad Pitt
In organic beauty product news, the New York legendary natural product company Kiehl’s is releasing a collaboration created with actor Brad Pitt to show how the brand is socially committed. This 100% biodegradable cleansing body product called “Aloe Vera” (but probably contains more than just aloe vera) has a C2CCM certification meaning it’s 100% recycled and biodegradable, which is a difficult thing to achieve in such products. On the bottle is a handwritten message and autograph from Pitt. What’s interesting is that 100% of the profits from this product from Keihl’s are going to the Jolie Pitt Foundation Eco Systems, a charitable organization to develop global environmental initiatives. Rarely do brands actually commit 100% of proceeds to a non-profit which makes this Kiehl’s initiative a step-above other philanthropic business endeavors which have become so popular in promoting brand awareness among today’s youth culture. The product will first be released at colette in Paris before its worldwide Keihl’s store debut starting November 1.