Last week, New York City was overrun by mile-long legs, editors in killer heels, men in glossy, three-piece suits and smart tortoiseshell glasses, and they have all congregated at the new home of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City at Lincoln Center. Freshness was jetting about town bringing everyone the first peek at what's to come from Spring/Summer 2011 from the strong and beloved like Duckie Brown and Simon Spurr, and the loud and ostentatious Jeremy Scott, whom we had scored a quick backstage Q&A session with. Also, one of industrial design's baddest, Marc Newson, has opened his Transport exhibition at the Gagosian Gallery in Chelsea, and we dropped by for a media preview to check out the boat, the jets, and the spaceship. Meanwhile, Nike geared up for the exhibition as well and has re-released its collaborative Nike Zvezdocheka with Marc Newson at 21 Mercer.
Exhibition wise, aside from Marc Newson and a slew of gallery openings in Chelsea on Thursday night, 13th Witness had also opened his solo exhibition of recent works at Lower East Side's Reed Space. BMW's MINI proved that it is not all about cars and released some information about an upcoming electric scooter concept, perfect for urbanites in the city looking for an alternative to paddling.
Last but not least, adidas Originals gave us an in-depth look into everything about its Fall/Winter 2010 collection with quite a hefty lookbook, and shooting game sensation, HALO, has raked in 200 million in a mere 24 hours.
Take a quick peek at the must-knows of the week, and stay on top of things!
Marc Newson Transport Exhibition
What is your preferred mode of transport? Is it a car, a bike, a boat, a jet, a spaceship, or your reliable two feet? Marc Newson has you covered, not to mention in the coolest, sleekest, and most advanced and technical way possible with his new Transport Exhibition at New York City's Gagosian Gallery. Some are for sale (like the sneakers), but some are not right now.
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New York Fashion Week
Tailored or deconstructed? Minimal or embellished? Black or white? Trench or biker? These are perhaps style choices sartorial soldiers have to make everyday, and designers all over the world have gathered at New York Fashion Week to provide all well-dressed men, editors, buyers and influential tastemakers with a sneak peek into what to expect for Spring/Summer 2011.
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Nike Sportswear Japan - More Than The Beat: Awakening Tokyo Running | Event Recap
This is not about the morning jog, but this is about the urbanite and how running fits into their lifestyle. In Japan, Nike Sportswear has revived the traditional cardiovascular training by making it more relevant to the Tokyo urbanite's lifestyle, with the help of Jun Takahashi. The new running program, Gyakusou International Running Association concept is created by Takahashi, and it organized its first ever run at night, combining Tokyo nightlife with a little healthy kick to the heart.
Nike Court Ballistic 2.2 - Rafael Nadal Tennis Ball Edition
Since Rafael Nadal is currently ruling over the courts with a new title, the champion of US Open 2010, this memorabilia should come in as highly coveted and exclusive-- the Nike Court Ballistic 2.2, Rafael Nadal Tennis Ball edition. These were on sale at the US Open, but this version, as autographed by Serena Williams as well, is perhaps the rarest and fairest of them all.
MINI Scooter E Concept
BMW's MINI is tapping into the urban market not with another mini car, but something sleeker with even greater maneuverability, the scooter. The MINI Scooter E Concept is electric driven, and will be perfect for those living in the city who are looking for alternative transportation.
Lindsay Lohan for Marc Ecko Cut & Sew
Sure, Tim Gunn has pronounced Lindsay Lohan as the cause of fashion house Ungaro's early death, but perhaps she is onto the road of recovery a la Kate Moss? Or perhaps this comparison is still too much of a blasphemy to be thrown out there? Whether you are in the Lindsay camp or not, Marc Ecko has decided that Lohan will be the perfect muse for his Marc Ecko Cut & Sew campaign, incarceration aside (or considered).
Fresh Celeb At Jeremy Scott Spring/Summer 2011 Runway Presentation
Love his designs or hate his statements, there is no doubt that Jeremy Scott is not lacking in supporters, especially not the big guns as the front-row at his Spring/Summer 2011 runway show was dominated by the mighty and the cool from both the entertainment and fashion world. Kelly Osborne (a Scott runway front row veteran), Kanye West, Colette and Korea's pop-sensation, Wonder Girls, are just a few to name.
» Fresh Celeb: Kelly Osborne + Kanye West | Jeremy Scott Spring/Summer 2011 Runway Presentation» New York Fashion Week - Jeremy Scott - Spring/Summer 2011 - Backstage with Jeremy Scott | Exclusive Video
Perhaps it is time for the Protoss to move aside? XBOX's hit shooting game sequel, HALO:Reach, has raked in a 200 million in a here 24 hours. Can we safely say, the gamers might be the ones to lift us out of the recession, one byte at a time?
adidas Originals - Fall/Winter 2010
adidas Originals steps into fall with a new collection and a new lookbook to lend a dose of inspiration for all those who roam the Originals neighborhood. New apparel and sneakers from collaborations with RANSOM, Missy Elliot, Vespa and more are all documented in action in this lookbook. Meanwhile, the new resident of the adidas Originals Neighborhood, B.o.B, stepped out onto the MTV VMAs stage in a pair of glimmering golden adidas Originals by Originals Jeremy Scott JS Leather Wings 2.0.
Reed Space x 13th Witness - Solo Photography Exhibition Opening Reception | Event Recap
13th Witness has brought his recent works to Lower East Side's Reed Space, which will be the exhibition space for his latest batch of artwork and photography for the next few weeks. Check out the star-studded opening reception attended by friends Lupe Fiasco and John Mayer!