5 posts tagged "Sean Penn"
Today in Jay Z and Beyoncé news, the power pair has released a trailer for their upcoming On The Run Tour, which kicks off on June 29. The nearly four minute video clip feels more movie trailer than promo short, and sees the couple unleash their inner Bonnie & Clyde—flashback to 2003—and wreak havoc. The clip boasts an impressive lineup of star-studded appearances (from Blake Lively, Sean Penn, and Jake Gyllenhaal, just to name a few), but we couldn’t take our eyes off Virgil Abloh’s signature Off-White camo jacket, which Jay Z is seen wearing at the 1:05 and 1:33 marks. It was only five months ago that the Chicago-born designer (who also happens to be Kanye West’s creative director) launched his Off-White streetwear label. As if his recent foray into womenswear and weekly contributions to Style Map weren’t enough to stir up buzz, a nod from music’s royal couple will undoubtedly put Abloh on quite a few radars.
“What do we love about jeans?” is the question Stockholmers and Tiger of Sweden alums Richard Hutchinson and Axel Nyhage asked themselves when launching The Local Firm in 2007. They found their answer in their teenage memories of acid washes, Levi’s posters tacked up to the wall, and “Sean Penn and Madonna,” as Nyhage put it in between appointments with New York retailers. The Local Firm’s mix of eighties grit and Bauhaus cool proves a winning formula. The Italian-made denim, cut slim in the Swedish style, has a distinctive edge not always seen in the overcrowded denim market—a pair with quilting at the knee especially caught our attention. So did the sharp sunglasses reminiscent of the work of eighties artist Patrick Nagel. (Trivia for those too young to remember the decade: He designed Duran Duran’s iconic Rio album cover.) Come Fall 2010, Hutchinson and Nyhage will put their best foot forward with their first shoe collection. Clearly The Local Firm is running on the express track.
New Soho pop-up shop The 1929 is Depression-inspired. There is low-priced clothing, but more importantly, free soup.