Category Archives: STYLE
5 of the Best Looks from Paris/New York/London Fashion Weeks Illustrated by Uli Knörzer
For Highsnobiety latest feature, the have teamed up with Berlin-based illustrator Uli Knörzer for a series of images that simply cannot be found anywhere else. Celebrating the beauty of transient moments, the main focal point through most of his art is the human being, whose emotions and expressions he captures in minimal, yet precise sketches. Here, Uli showcases his skills by reflecting on some of the best looks from our ever-popular Street Style reports.
Daft Punk: Computerized (Feat. Jay Z)
Karl Lagerfeld Turns the Grand Palais Into a Grocery Store for Chanel’s Fall/Winter 2014 Show
Known for his rather extravagant ideas when it comes to the backdrops of his fashion shows, Karl Lagerfeld one-upped himself yet another time. For the recent Chanel runway show at Paris Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2014, he had a full-blown grocery store built inside the Grand Palais, complete with fresh produce and shelves that stocked Chanel-branded bread, coffee, ketchup and champagne, among other things. The shopping baskets featured the label’s famous chains as seen on their luxury handbags, while models pushed shopping carts around the store.
Arbys Wins Pharrells Grammys Hat on eBay
On the night Pharrell reintroduced the world to the Vivienne Westwood’s unorthodox mountain hat during the 2013 Grammy Awards, Arby’s – known for its roast beef sandwich and similarly-styled hat logo – tweeted “Hey @Pharrell, can we have out hat back? #GRAMMYs.” So it should come as no surprise that the winner of Skateboard P’s eBay auction for the aforementioned chapeau was none other than the quick-service sandwich chain. With a winning bid of $44,100 USD, all proceeds will benefit Pharrell’s From One Hand To AnOTHER charity in a win-win for all parties – Arby’s gains a bit of relevancy among the youth and more kids around the states will now have access to educational programs in technology and art.
Swedish Pharmacy Ad Features a Woman Whose Hair Blows in the Wind When a Train Passes
Incoming trains are blowing the hair of a female model, featured on the Stockholm’s subway platform ad, interactive commercial for Apotek, a Swedish pharmacy brand.
Conference of Cool.
Nike Lunarterra Arktos is the ultimate all weather boot
If you’re constantly braving some extreme weather conditions, chances are you own a pair of boots that look significantly less cool than Nike’s latest offerings with about 1/10th the technology. Its got the crazy lightweight comfort of their athletic shoes while still being insulated enough to keep your puppies warm, thanks to a mishmash of science used in their other offerings: Flywire, Hyperfuse, etc. One of the most interesting aspects is the removable bootie that can be easily slipped out of the external layer, which is perfect for quick on and off when entering or leaving a place you wouldn’t want to drag mud, dirt or snow in. Expect to see these at Nike Sportswear retailers this month.
Bamford Watch Department Predator Deepsea
Next to the “Truehunter” Deepsea, Bamford Watch Department has also released the beautiful “Predator” Deepsea. The iconic Rolex diving watch received a clean all-matte black make-over. Furthermore the bezel comes in all-black, matching the dial, with only the writing on the dial coming in light grey. The outcome is one of the cleanest and most timeless custom Rolex’s that we have seen to date.
Parko vs Fanning: 21 Days Red Bull Surfing
Episode one of 21 Days tells the story of Mick and Joel heading into 2013’s first event at Snapper Rocks.
The first world tour event of 2013, the Quiksilver Pro, Gold Coast, is just about to fire up. And while Mick Fanning and Joel Parkinson have been sitting behind the rock at Snapper during their downtime, sharing barrels and riffing stories, come March 3 they’ll be donning jerseys and doing battle. Two best friends since childhood, two top 10 world tour surfers. A strange but endearing relationship, that’s easily the most engaging element of the coming contest.
The Quiksilver Pro, Snapper Rocks, gets closer and closer, and Mick Fanning and Joel Parkinson can feel it looming. The surfing world’s collective shoulders tighten and even Snapper itself can feel the heat coming.
Mick and Joel, well and truly out of holiday mode now and deep into prep are as ready for the first event of the year as they’ll ever be. While Joel would never begrudge his media commitments (everyone wants a piece of you when you’re a world champ), he’s itching to get started on the year and get back into his competitive rhythm. Mick is focused as ever on training, building cardio and confidence in equal measures, using his love of challenges as motivation to push it.
With Joel the immovable object, and Mick the unstoppable force, episode two of 21Days documents another step towards impact.
The contest start date is in sight as both surfers make final preparations for the season opener.
Episode three of 21Days: Parko/Fanning is the last chapter documenting the lives of these two sportsmen as they ready themselves for the first test of the new year. The final lap before the flag drops might be the most nerve-wracking, but it’s also the most exciting.
I Love Ugly Chalk Series
Originally I Love Ugly was an Art Collective with strong roots in Illustration and Street Art. It was those Art pieces and illustrations that lead to screen printed T-shirts which continued to expand to other mediums and finally to the I love ugly you know today.
Art is something that will always have a major influence on I Love Ugly so we will continue to strengthen that message in all aspects of I Love Ugly.
The Series is based around a Chalk Mural that was drawn in the original I Love Ugly studio roughly 2 years ago and re-created by our Creative Director on a much larger scale in the new creative studios.
This Mural was then interpreted as the motif print for this capsule collection, featuring on Shirts, Jacket, watches and Pants and even being released as a Fine art Print.
Aspire to inspire before you expire.
MADEMOISELLE YULIA in Berlin vs. Tokyo
Highsnobiety catch up with Japanese DJ and musician MADEMOISELLE YULIA in the German capital. Known for her extravagant Tokyo style, the songstress mixed luxe streetwear staples with iconic sportswear pieces while posing for the camera in our Berlin studio. Having designed jewelry for accessory brand Giza, jewelry and accessories were naturally in abundance, adding accents to her unashamedly decadent outfits.
Photography: Christian Hasselbusch
Styling: Madeleine Machold
Hair & Make-up: Ivana Kiki Zoric
Wardrobe provided by Nasir Mazhar, Giza, Sadak, Rocawear, Everlast, adidas Originals x Opening Ceremony, Versace, Wood Wood, Vagabond, Dandy Diary, adidas Originals by Jeremy Scott, Andy Wolf Eyewear
Conference of Cool.
Nike SB 2014 Spring/Summer Renewal Collection
Nike SB has unveiled its “Renewal” collection for Spring/Summer 2014. Wanting to offer its team riders shoes that would let their feet recuperate, Nike SB has reworked Stefan Janoski, Eric Koston and Paul Rodriguez‘s signature shoes with two of Nike’s most important technologies: Air and Free. All three silhouettes now boast Free and Air-cushioned soles for additional comfort when not skating. Both Koston and P-Rod’s models now feature Hyperfuse uppers along with Free tech in the forefoot and Air in the heel. Janoski’s model goes for a mesh upper with a woven tongue sitting atop a speckled Free and Air sole. All three models stick to a color palette of black and green. Look for all three at Nike starting February 26.
Amazing Tongue Twister Rap from A to Z
FULL LYRICS HERE:
I…Adamantly attack the alphabet
with an anecdotal algorithm made of Adamantium
I’m like an Adderrall addicted anaconda or an alcoholic
an asshole, like A-Rod, no anabolic s,
But I, brutally and beautifully butcher the banging beat
brushin’ bubbly allover your booby and booty beef
cause I’m a carpenter, when I come carvin’ your carcass
leaving all these carp fish crushed on the carpet
crumble chron’ with my Colorado and my Cal cronies
cram it full of condiments like it’s a Calzone
delicious! but I didn’t drive and drink
whether diamonds or dimes man I’m diving deep like an
electric eel, I’m elegantly eloquent and every cent I’ve ever earned
just entered me in the election
I got eleven brains like an enormously educated Einstein with Elephantitis
of the erection
a freak! I’m fighting with a flatfooted felon
five falcons just flew to a fountain, and fell in
Googling googly-eyed girls to get inside
golly gee from GlasGow to Guatemela’s gentrified
a hippopotamus is high on heroin he heckles me
and hires Haitian Hank to hand his hoe a hysterectomy
in hateful hieroglyph I hurl-out hyperbolic hubris
and hang with Hipster Helen the hooker with huge hips
I’m ill. I’m Icarus. I ignite idiots in idioms and issues
jumpy jargon I joust like Jacare jivin Japanese Judo and Jiujitsu
killin em like a kid.. got a Kilogram of Ketamine for Kwanza
in a knitted Kimono made out of Komodo Dragon skin
I’m richer than a Klingon kickin it at the Kremlin
but I kick through your door, kall me Kramer Kardashian
Lethal. Literally litter a little limerick
that be littler than a Leprechaun
a menace that’ll manifest the melancholy mayhem
makin a metamorphosis until mechanized like Megotron
Nick Nolte: a nerdy native of Nebraska
needs a neon ninja and a nectarine from NASA
Ominously, I mean it’s obvious you see a:
orthodontist oozing out oodles of onomatopoeia
pickin a pocket pluckin a patent
I pickle purple poop in Patron for pure passion
I got a question, I gotta quiz ya
should I quirk up the quotes and make the flow quicker
really getting ready for the revolution
reeled a rotten rhythm ring around a Russia Ronda Rousey resort
serve a simple sentiment a simile that’s smokin
like a sheet of Sudafed i’m swiftly swimming like a seahorse
TITTIES ON ATILLA TELL A TELLER THAT’LL TOE TAG
TERMINATOR GUN INSIDE A TURTLE TATTERED TOTE BAG
ARE UN-AMERICAN UNATTRACTIVE AND UNWANTED AS AN UGLY PAIR OF UGG’S
VIVID AND VIVACIOUSLY VENOMOUS
With the wicked wombats only walking where women is
gettin xenophobic at the Xanadu
Oh shit, I forgot Z….Zebra.