Aside from everything that happened this week– be it Iron Man II movie premiere in Los Angeles on Monday or Tiger Woods missing the cut at Quail Hollow Woods Championship, nothing has involved as many people and companies across industries, oceans, mountains and equator as the Shanghai Expo set to open this Saturday. As luxury labels, companies and more finish the push for the highly anticipated World Expo, often with special commemorative products and display booths fancier than their neighbors, and before we launch into a weekend fanfare of watching your RSS feed like a hawk for interesting news from the expo, let’s take a quick moment to relive all the fun stuff which happened around the world.
Sure, booths will open at Shanghai this year and possibly a record influx of tourist will rush the gates with gusto comparable to the Huang Pu River, a lot of things happened around the world that are still worth taking note of! Let’s just say, if you haven’t seen the behind-the-scenes of how to make your Nike kicks sing, and you are not caught up with how that gorgeous Louis Vuitton leather case journeyed its way into your wardrobe, it is quite essential that you keep on clicking to keep up with all that’s hot and notable this week!
Because this is the last installation of Triumvir’s collaboration with Capcom’s Street Fighter, and it is quite frankly a rather sizable collection, for those who love the Street Fighter please raise your fists and say “hadouken”!
The Selby x Louis Vuitton – The Journey Of A Man’s Wardrobe: Paris
Sometimes, the cynical would say that an artist is getting more work because he has a capable agent. But, most of the time, the artist who does start to make his way around the world thrives on raw talent. Armed with a keen eye and a great camera, The Selby, has been really busy with collaborations. After working with CONVERSE and Kenneth Cole, the photographer has been enlisted by Louis Vuitton to document the journey of a man’s wardrobe–starting from workshop to the Vuitton family home and then the runway.
Don’t rush to Deitch Projects just yet. The show won’t open until tomorrow. But for now, you can quell both your shopping and artistic urges by visiting the Obey Pop-Up Shop at Reed Annex where you can find special items and art work and prints by Shepard Fairey!
The North Face Standard
Maybe it’s too soon to start prepping for the apocalypse (since it might not happen and if it does happen, a gorgeous Gore-Tex jacket might not still be futile), but if you are camping, hiking, mountaineering, visiting Mount Kilimanjaro with your pet chameleon, The North Face Standard which had just opened in Harajuku will have everything you need. Oh, and if you just need to look casual good and sporty without trying too hard, this is the place to go as well.
Who else than Mister Cartoon to bleed True Colors (and no, this is not just a tattoo reference) for USA in representing the stateside for Nike’s latest Six Collaborations project created to commemorate and celebrate the 2010 FIFA World Cup fever? The LA artist and tattoo maestro launched his collaboration at Nike Sportswear 21 Mercer this weekend with an overwhelming crowd. Ole!