18 posts tagged "Justin Timberlake"
Between today’s launch of the AllSaints installation, Biker Project: Series 1 and Jay-Z singing about the brand in Justin Timberlake’s record-breaking song “Suit and Tie,” AllSaints creative director Wil Beedle could barely contain his excitement. “The biker jacket is an iconic silhouette for us, and it sums up our DNA, which is a little rock ‘n’ roll, but a thorough commitment to exquisite craftsmanship and design,” Beedle told Style.com. In an effort to convey its “slightly disruptive yet nimble” core, the London-based brand stripped its Covent Garden shop “back to its industrial bones,” making it the ideal location to exhibit fifty meticulously constructed biker jackets (some of which even include tattoo ink). The label also created a corresponding film that, debuting exclusively below, details the making of its signature leather toppers.Having previously collaborated with Tinie Tempah, Thenewno2, and Kings of Leon (just to name a few), AllSaints has some pretty legit rock ‘n’ roll ties. The label took its rebel status one step further with last year’s launch of the Basement Sessions—a series of weekly performances and interviews with musical heavyweights like Fatboy Slim, Gary Numan, and Kelis, that streamed on its Web site. And, of course, having the likes of Kristen Stewart, Cara Delevingne, Russell Brand, and Lourdes Leon as die-hard fans helps with the street cred.The Biker Project will eventually go on a road trip, with the jackets being auctioned off for a yet-to-be-named charity. And it seems like the brand is ramping up for a little adventure, too. “Our Los Angeles store opens in April—that will make fifteen stateside shops, alongside our Bloomingdale’s concessions,” Beedle says. “Our fans in America have shown a humbling amount of support. Americans can definitely relate to London’s rock ‘n’ roll rebellion vibe.” Watch out, L.A.—here comes trouble.
David Bowie’s new video, “The Stars (Are Out Tonight)”, has generated much buzz among the fashion set—and understandably so, considering the singer looks pretty slick in his Pringle sweaters, McQueen trench, and Saint Laurent jacket. But today it was announced that the rock star is embarking on a new style-centric venture: a series of collaborations with Paul Smith, the first of which is the official T-shirt for Bowie’s upcoming album, The Next Day (above). Looks like Justin Timberlake and Tom Ford (who announced their partnership in January) might have some competition.
Paul Smith’s The Next Day T-shirt will be available at paulsmith.co.uk from March 7.
It’s been a boom week for art in New York, between Frieze, the auctions, and a spate of openings, and it shows no signs of ending quietly. Last night, Jerusalem-born artist Roy Nachum unveiled an exhibition at New York’s Joseph Nahmad Contemporary gallery that was, quite literally, an eye opener. In part, that was courtesy of the big-name guests who had turned out for the occasion. The crush of flashbulbs that followed every step of his longtime friend and collaborator Justin Timberlake (Nachum did the interiors for Timberlake’s Southern Hospitality restaurant) and Russell Simmons’ every smiling exchange with models were blinding experiences.
Exploration of vision and perception, however, were exactly what Nachum had in mind for the project. “I wanted to look at blindness and different ways of seeing things,” said the artist of his new exhibit, Open Your Eyes. Large-scale paintings inspired by color blindness tests and Braille messages floated above an installation piece of a sea of 1,800 golden crowns in the center of the room, each sold to benefit the Lighthouse Foundation. “There’s a kind of metaphorical blindness that comes from taking the world for granted.”
So hectic was the scene that Paz de la Huerta nearly slipped through unnoticed. She revealed that she, too, has been looking at things differently—by taking her place behind the camera, rather than in front of it. “I directed my own version of The Red Shoes, which I’m also starring in,” she said. “It’s part of a series of films I’ve been working on since I was 16.” A bigger surprise, though, is that, unlike with many of her other roles, she plans to remain clothed. “I always have to do what’s unexpected,” she quipped, “so I think next I should play a nun.”
Fashion in Time: The newsmagazine just released its Top 100 list of influentials, including industry stalwarts Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen (left) and Spanx founder Sara Blakely. Also represented: style icons Duchess Catherine, her sister Pippa, and popster Rihanna. [Time]
Justin Timberlake’s latest brand extension: interiors. The 31-year-old singer turned designer turned SNL mainstay turned actor is adding another line to his résumé, thanks to a new partnership with HomeMint. Timberlake and his friend and decorator Estee Stanley have created a collection for the e-tail site favoring “clean, modern architecture.” The Mint family is no stranger to celebrity team-ups: The company that oversees HomeMint also runs StyleMint, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s fashion site, and JewelMint, Kate Bosworth’s jewelry site. [NYDN]
The entire world seems to be talking about Lena Dunham’s sex life at the moment. So’s Lena Dunham. The Girls actor, director, writer, and producer has contributed an essay on her first time to Tavi Gevinson’s Rookie Mag, alongside Liz Phair, Sarah Silverman, and a few other indie girl heroes. Not entirely safe for work, save for a few first-kiss stories thrown into the mix. [Rookie Mag]
Intermix is on the expansion path. The chain opened its Meatpacking District store, the sixth in NYC, and its first international location in Toronto just last year, and will continue to grow globally. The company’s founder and CEO, Khajak Keledjian, told WWD he hopes to build the store’s presence overseas, with plans to open five to ten new stores in the next 12 months. Keledjian has set his sights on locations in Europe, South America, and the Middle East. [WWD]