3 posts tagged "Toilet Paper"
“Designing this new collection was really funny,” said MSGM’s creative director, Massimo Giorgetti. “I met Pierpaolo Ferrari and Maurizio Cattelan in their studio and we started looking at the latest issues of the magazine [Toilet Paper] at aperitivo time.” The two artists and Milanese designer would sit over a beer, sometimes with one of the three chiming in via Skype, and select images from the Toilet Paper archives for the new Toilet Paper x MSGM collection, a follow-up to last year’s capsule collection. The range, which debuts exclusively here, includes street-style-ready soap-, picnic tablecloth-, cake-, and flower-printed beachwear and everyday separates that fuse Giorgetti’s cheeky, color-clashing aesthetic with Toilet Paper‘s surrealist motifs. The palette is an MGSM signature—acid brights and flamboyant, bird-of-paradise tones—as is the attitude. “Colorful picnic, nostalgic, fun…the movie Stand by Me by Rob Reiner meets Freedom by Franzen: This is Toilet Paper x MSGM,” explained the designer of the playful looks. “This is ironic nostalgia!”
As in the case of the previous capsule, the collection is unisex. There is a sleeveless vest covered in tiny roses (with eyes drawn in their centers), as well as tropical-bird-printed nylon boxers (for the surf) in psychedelic shades. A soft pink one-piece with oversize images of men’s hands, each holding a lipstick running up its side, rests alongside a fit-for-downtown, three-quarter-length crewneck sweatshirt with a glossy surrealist apple on its front. “In my mind, I don’t have any particular person wearing this collection—I’d just like to see these clothes on people with an attitude of freedom, fun, and smile,” mused Giorgetti. “During free time with a pair of jeans, for evening with a brocade skirt, for a beautiful day at the beach or lake…They are ‘free’ clothes and should make you feel ‘free.’”
Toilet Paper x MSGM is priced between $210 and $910, and will be available on shopmsgm.it and other select retailers from December.
During December’s Art Basel Miami, local retailer Alchemist is partnering with Parisian concept store Colette for a one-week-only “Art Drive-Thru,” offering exclusive pieces from some of the creative industry’s biggest names (we imagine Zaha Hadid wouldn’t create custom product for just anyone). The fifties malt shop-inspired pop-up, located in the zigzaggy Herzog & de Meuron—designed parking garage at 1111 Lincoln Road, will offer such souvenirs as Kenzo x Toilet Paper iPhone cases, a Luis Morais “Survival Kit” (containing one of the jeweler’s signature beaded bracelets, as well as condoms, lighters, and mints), custom roller skates from Chrome Hearts (for the “waitress” salesgirls), scarves from Ai WeiWei, and a uniquely structural-looking candle from Hadid. “It can be used as a vase after the wax has been melted away,” said the architect.
“The collaboration was born out of a mutual respect for what we both do in retail, and an urge to do something out of the box,” explained Alchemist founders Erika and Roma Cohen. Colette’s Sarah Andelman made sure to note that longtime fashion “friends,” including Maison Kitsuné and Julien David, will also be in the mix. “We used to do parties with Le Baron,” she said. “But now we’re too old to dance all night long, so we’re opting to give an incredible shopping experience, open just for the week, 24/7.” Though it is Art Basel, after all, so hopefully she and the Cohens will find time for a little bit of partying along the way.
Colette Art Drive-Thru At Alchemist will be open from December 2-8, 2013, at 1111 Lincoln Road. For inquiries in advance, contact Alchemist.
The latest in our occasional series spotlighting the fashion miscellany our faithful mail guy, Wayne, brings our way.
The holiday season brings with it warm wishes and, occasionally, succulents. The hardy little plant came courtesy of our friends at Wren in L.A., who sent a pair along with a copy of The Graduate on DVD; meanwhile, Belgium’s finest (Dries Van Noten), sent along Belgium’s finest (a pound-plus of milk chocolate). Rounding out the day’s haul are two of our favorite books of the season: The Best of Punk Magazine ($17.72, amazon.com), whence the “Punk playmate of the month” Debbie Harry spread above, and Toilet Paper ($65, artbook.com), the new compendium of Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari’s weirdo, wordless Toilet Paper ‘zines.