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We've all seen the Bowery Wall - you know, the one that's always changing on the corner of Bowery and Houston. It has become an iconic New York destination, and even the guidebooks say it's a must-see. Though we've all seen it, few people are aware of the history and relevance of the giant mural, especially it's role in the fashion world. After all, we all know that fashion and art are inextricably linked. Click through to see what this exciting street art and haute fashion house Louis Vuitton have in common.
Asia is a secret playground for musicians. Music festivals are rampant in the summer months, and huge international acts share the stage with obscure but equally good local artists. The best part about music festivals in this part of the world is that they have yet to develop a mainstream following like that of Glastonbury or Coachella, making tickets accessible and affordable. On the artistic side of things, musicians who play at these festivals often drop the superficial act largely due to the absence of the paparazzi and the presence of fans that are truly there for the music, rather than the festival brand. Here are some festivals coming up in the summer that are worth booking your flights for. More»
Researchers in Japan are in the process of developing "diet glasses," augmented reality glasses that trick people into eating less. The glasses work by altering the apparent size of food, while keeping the size of your hand constant. During the first level of testing for the prototype, digitally manipulated cookies appeared 50% bigger than they actually were, causing the subjects to consume 10% less of the snack. More»
One half of the powerhouse team Verrecchia & Partners -- the two brothers responsible for producing some of the coolest restaurants (such as Café Gitane at the Jane Hotel), music (such as covers of Serge Gainsbourg's songs), magazines (such as L'Officiel Hommes), along with fashion and art out there -- Vassili Verrecchia has a lot to be happy about. He's getting married in June to his fiancé, Lara, his lifestyle allows him to travel the world, and he's got a bevvy of new projects in the works.
While his brother, Timothee, runs the NYC office, Vassili takes on the Paris-based side of things. To gain some insight to what inspires such a creative and entrepreneurial spirit, we asked Vass to show off some of his favorite worldly and sentimental possessions in his Paris home. See where Vass's travels have taken him... More»
Los Angeles may not be the most fashion forward city in the world (I mean, people still wear Juicy sweats and Uggs in July here), but the chic shopping landscape is about to change thanks to the influx of international brands that are are making their way out west and staking out L.A. storefront territory, and we are très excited. A heartfelt thanks to Paris for sending over some of your best boutiques, including Isabel Marant, and what's this we hear about Sandro and The Kooples? London is also spreading its wings with the long overdue Topshop landing in The Grove this fall, as well as Japan's Uniqlo, plus some other exciting ones we've heard whispers about. So without further ado, here's a roundup of the best boutiques and fashion outposts we know for sure will soon open the doors of their new L.A. digs, as well as some unconfirmed speculated arrivals we may soon be able to look forward to shopping at in the near future. More»
This past weekend, Fashion's Night Out hit Tokyo for the first time ever. Vogue editors from around the globe, including Anna Wintour, visited the fashion-forward city to celebrate the Japan's FNO debut, alongside designers like Michael Kors, Roberto Cavalli, Derek Lam, Christopher Bailey, Kris Van Assche, and more. More»
Japan finds strength through their famous style, Gwyneth Paltrow may be the face of Coach, Candice Bergen's daughter takes on Vogue position, Charlize Theron keeps time with Dior, MAC goes summer chic, McQueen gets honored, the original Birkin gets auctioned off and so much more! More»
Wednesday, May 22
We sat down with Anne Pasternak for a few questions about Creative Time's past and future, as well as the importance of having an awareness about public art in the city.