Yes, it’s inspired by African fertility statues. Yes, it’s a complex statement on the nature of erotica. But it’s also a plastic pair of tits, and everyone involved—from the poor model to the savvy buyers in the front row—is walking exactly the same line.
Witness, for instance, the kerfuffle surrounding his upcoming exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum. The fashion press went wild over Vuitton-based rumors—would the museum be hawking LV bags? Would they get a peek at the new Marc Jacobs pattern?—without giving thought to the exhibition itself. Naturally, the art world is skeptical.
Green Man:Nau co-founder Ian Yolles explains fashionable sustainability. [PSFK]
Not So Horny: "Vivid colors, flowing silk ribbons, and glittering bits of mirrors." And you thought Vikings looked like this, silly goose. [Eurekaltert]
Incoming!: Suface2Air's Spring/Summer 08 available now. [Word is Bomb]
The Boom Bip: The perfect footwear for the Ed Lover Dance. [Hypebeast]
The Barn Jacket: Seems we're not the only ones with a fetish for waxed cotton. [A Suitable Wardrobe]
Def Junk: Russell Simmons officially launches his already launched hip-hop-on-the-back-nine fashion brand. It will suck. [Celebrity Brands]
How To Pronounce Comme des Garçons: Don't blow this one. [Robby Wells]
International Champion: According to the Nielsen company Gucci is the most desired fashion line in the world. Tom Ford commemorates the success of his former employer by rolling over in his sable-covered bed and snoring. [Bloomberg]
High Kicks: Adidas has their Yohji Yamamoto. Now Puma has their Hussein Chalayan. [Fashion Week Daily]
Hang The DJ: Dear Elle UK, hitting "play" on iTunes does not count as "branching out." [ElleUK]