DesignApplause is interviewing German fashion designer Elke Walter while she is still in Chicago at a pop-up shop event where Elke will show her works from her ‘Essentials’ and ‘One-of-a-kinds, collections and maybe more:
venue: pavilion antiques | 2055 north damen
dates: 20 > 27 september | noon > 6 | 773 645 0924
on-site at pop-up
[ elke walter ] [ pavilion antiques ]
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[ Nike ] is releasing a limited-edition City Collection to celebrate the launch of the Nike Free Flyknit, a new running silhouette that marries two Nike landmark innovations: an ultra-lightweight Flyknit upper and a flexible Nike Free outsole. Featuring a new-generation Nike Flyknit that adds more elasticity and 360-degree lockdown, the shoe’s unique build includes a bootie-constructed heel that offers a snug fit around the ankle to eliminate slippage, all riding on a Nike Free articulated outsole allowing the foot to flex and stretch.
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above > paris | seen in milan
The Nike Free Flyknit City Collection features colorways and custom lace jewels that pay tribute to key running cities that are home to Nike Running Crews: London, Tokyo and Paris (available in their respective cities starting July 20th), Shanghai (July 28th), NYC (August 9th) and Rio de Janeiro (September 5th).
Select Release Dates:
July 20th, 2013 (Saturday) – London, Tokyo and Paris
July 28th, 2013 (Sunday) – Shanghai
August 9th, 2013 (Friday) – New York City
September 5th, 2013 (Thursday) – Rio de Janeiro
Just in and not confirmed. Today in Milan (below) at Stadium Milano five shoes were presented from the following cities: NYC, London, Tokyo, Paris and Shanghai. The (above) info from Nike’s blog though the Nike’s title says five cites and six are listed. Confused, like the concept, and you heard it here first.
image courtesy of highsnobiety
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nova | zaha hadid | 2013 | image > united nude
Architecture for the woman’s foot: Right on the ‘heels’ of the last months ‘Prima‘ installation for Swarovski at Vitra Fire Station, Zaha Hadid launches the NOVA shoe. The design extends the conversation of Hadid’s remarkable journey as an articulator of complexity and daring. No doubt these shoes will appear on the scene though not designed to match the 10-year popularity of iconic Möbius*. Price: $2,000 / $200* usd.
The limited edition haute couture shoe NOVA is a collaboration of Hadid and Rem D Koolhaas of United Nude. A design statement that combines innovative material, ergonomics and Hadid’s architectural language to convey an inherent sense of movement.
mobius hi > united nude | 2003
[ united nude ] is a design company specializing in high heels. Since the launch of its first shoe named Möbius, the company has opened studios in London and Guangzhou.
[ official release ]
Zaha hadid and Rem d Koolhaas of United nude are delighted to announce the new limited edition haute couture shoe designed by Zaha hadid will be launched at the iconic store L’eclaireur, 40 rue de Sévigné, Paris, on July 2nd 2013.
Zaha hadid and United nude’s Creative director Rem d Koolhaas have been talking about shoes since they first met years ago. Hadid, an architect with a passion for shoes, and Rem D, the original shoe architect, agreed to collaborate on the design of a shoe with no pre-conceptions and ignore all the rules to create an entirely new form of shoe.
The result is quintessentially hadid. the revolutionary design of the nOVa shoe combines innovative materialization and ergonomic considerations with the dynamism of hadid’s unmistakable architectural language to convey an inherent sense of movement; revealing the experimentation and invention of Hadid’s process through every stage of design and construction.
“United Nude’s collections are provocative yet sensual. Rem D Koolhaas’ unrelenting experimentation at the cutting edge of fashion never fails to capture our imagination.” explains Hadid. “I have always appreciated those who dare to experiment with materials and proportions. Our collaboration with United Nude reinterprets the classic shoe typology; pushing the boundaries of what is possible without compromising integrity.”
The NOVA design incorporates intricate striations juxtaposed with dramatic realignments, establishing a direct formal relationship with the shoe’s primary structure and expressing the dynamic forces applied by every step of the wearer.
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On Saturday, 9 March 2013, LuminaireX introduces two new partners to the experimental, ever-evolving, dynamic design community. Katrin Schnabl, the eponymous women’s designer brand by Katrin Schnabl, will present her Spring 2013 collection, celebrating women with modern classic clothing typified by bold colors and shapes and enhanced by exquisite tailoring. Visitors will also experience LIMB, a limited edition series of framed, knitted plastic membranes, each hand knit from a distinct variety of recycled plastic bags and suspended from a welded frame. The work draws from the tension of negotiating contradictions in desire and activity, between the individual, the environment and the community.
LIMB | katrin schnabl
A bit of a surprise, and a fun one at that, the other partner is a bicycle shop. JC Lind, a truly unique bike shop, dedicated to spreading the European biking culture to Chicago and North America. At LuminiaireX, on display will a specialized cargo bike along with two stylish and practical city bikes designed for everyday urban transportation – a literal form and function pairing.
vanmoof m2 6
antibodi | patricia urquiola | moroso | 2006
By joining hands with these two like-minded partners representing the best of their fields, LuminaireX continues the company’s tradition of collaborating with others to expand the understanding of design for the public it serves. LuminaireX will also continue to offer great design at affordable prices. Notably, these designs represent some the same celebrated designers found in Luminaire’s showrooms, including Patricia Urquiola, the Bouroullec Brothers, Konstantin Grcic, Philippe Starck and many, many more.
8> christiania trike ( on display )
9> vanmoof m2 3 ( on display )
10> vanmoof m2 6 ( on display )
11> pilen lyx step over
12> pilen lyx step-through
13> yuba mundo ( child seats not included )
14> winther wallaroo
[ about luminaire ]
Luminaire is more than a furniture showroom. It is an interactive design research center, a playground for the soul, an esplanade for discovery. More than anything else, however, it is a resource focused on creating environments that affect people’s lives. The component parts of this unifying philosophy – the necessity of design education, the desire for limitless inspiration and the requirement for impeccably detailed execution – affect every item in our collection and reflect our dedication to make good design accessible to all.
[ about luminaire chicago ]
Since its opening in 1989, Luminaire Chicago has captivated visitors with expertly curated environments and an exceptional event program with many design luminaries including Massimo Vignelli, Jasper Morrison, Maarten Van Severen, Patricia Urquiola, Naoto Fukasawa, Amanda Levete, Bouroullec Brothers, Konstantin Grcic, Claudio Silvestrin, and Piero Lissoni to name just a few. The three-level, 21,000-square foot showroom displays the latest collections from the world’s most preeminent designers, consistently evoking the company’s philosophy of how good design can affect people’s lives.
luminaire(x) | 301 west superior / floor 2 | chicago | 312 664 9582 | mon > sat 10 > 6
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“The Walkers” is the second installation in a series of responsive light window installations by Ivan Toth Depeña, in collaboration with Reed Krakoff. Depeña’s display breaks away from traditional visual merchandising and becomes public art that interacts with New York City pedestrians. The site- speciﬁc design features a series of ﬂorescent light boxes that respond to the physical presence of passers-by through the implementation of a camera tracking mechanism.
“The discourse that’s generated through the creation of public art is a source of great inspiration,” explains the artist who has been working increasingly within the area of public art. “These projects break down boundaries by allowing the public to experience art outside of the ﬁxed paradigm of a gallery or institutional sphere.”
Krakoﬀ, an avid collector of contemporary art and design, collaborated with the artist to actualize a public light display that would also be reﬂective of how his fashion designs relate to art, both in form and philosophy. The Walkers’ aesthetic was inspired by Krakoﬀ’s minimalist approach and color sensibility. The display was installed on 5 January 5, 2013 and is now on view at 831 Madison Avenue.
[ about ivan toth deepeña ]
Ivan Toth Depeña is an artist and designer living and working in Brooklyn, NY and Miami, Florida. With a Masters Degree in Architecture from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, Depeña’s output as an artist is informed by his experience in art, architecture, technology and design. Combining many sources of media, technology, form and materials, Depeña seeks to blur boundaries and create projects that exist within a new and amorphous hybrid of various creative disciplines. His studio output includes (and often fuses together) painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, public art, installation and incorporates a hands on methodology combined with high tech output and fabrication.
His recent public art projects and exhibitions include, “Reﬂect,” a permanent light-based installation for the Stephen Clark Government Center Lobby in Miami, “Aesthetics and Values 2011” at the Frost Museum in Miami, “Miami in Transition” at the Miami Art Museum and various group and solo exhibitions throughout the US. The artist was recently commissioned to design a large-scale, outdoor sculpture for the new Northeast Regional Library in Aventura, Florida. The installation is scheduled for fall 2013. Current projects also include several large-scale private commissions and the preparation of work for upcoming gallery exhibitions.
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wind – and water-resistant, very warm for its weight, highly compressible and can be worn as insulation or outerwear in cold climates. weather-resistant enough to wear as an insulated shell in a wet snowstorm, trim enough to pull on for chilly rock pitches (and still see your footholds), and warm enough for light belay parka duty on quick alpine dashes. it’s advertised as a man’s garment but the styling works as a his/hers.
producer: patagonia price: $150 USD