UNIQLO Australia Launches Billie Eilish x Takashi Murakami UT Collection

Uniqlo has miraculously made a collaboration with talented duo Billie Eilish and Takashi Murakami a reality.

The sensibilities of the contemporary artist and musician, each prolific at the highest level worldwide, have been fused together through fashion, in turn providing us with new discoveries in each of their visions.

This collaboration between global pop-phenomenon Billie Eilish and contemporary artist Takashi Murakami showcases the artistic perspectives of the two through graphics that were exclusively designed for UT.

Eilish became friends with Murakami after they messaged each other on Instagram. The pair jointly created the music video for Eilish’s song You Should See Me in a Crown, with Murakami drawing on Eilish’s ideas to animate it in his inimitable style. The video has continued to attract more than 68 million views on YouTube.

“Billie Eilish x Takashi Murakami. Two of the most influential global creators come together as a new expression of art for all” – John C Jay, President of Global Creative for UNIQLO.

Available online, Women’s & Men’s T-Shirts £12.90 and Kids’ T-Shirts £7.90. Please note that customers are limited to 2 pieces per pattern, per customer.

 

Source: Uniqlo

 


Dr. Martens x Undercover collab to drop

It’s been 60 years since the first ever 1460 boot rolled off the production line. And Dr. Martens are marking the occasion with 12 one-off collaborations. For their 5th 1460 Remastered collaboration, reuniting with Undercover to celebrate both brands’ spirit of nonconformity, disruption and attitude. And shared anniversaries.

Reigniting a long-running partnership, their back together with Japanese design heavyweight and Undercover founder Jun Takahashi. Dr. Martens and Undercover go way back. Takahashi is carving out a place in DM’s history. And to mark their 60th anniversary, Dr. Martens have asked him to express what their Original boot means to him.

And it’s not just DM’s anniversary. It’s Undercover’s too. It’s been 30 years since Undercover was established. Takahashi has gone the extra mile to mark the occasion. Drawing on his technical approach to design, Takahashi has created a one-off, bespoke bouquet pattern and incorporated it into the boot’s inner. Choosing flowers because they’re an international symbol of celebration, he’s printed them on the sock and lining, and across the packaging.

The 1460 Undercover is Takahashi’s tribute to DM’s British roots: Made in England to the highest standards in our original Wollaston factory and loaded with decades of shoemaking heritage. The boot is crafted from minimalist, British-souced Black Corduroy — chosen specially by the Japanese designer — and finished with a bouquet printed sock liner.

Embroidered with ‘S’ and ‘N’ embroidery on the vamp — short for Spiritual Noise, an Undercover slogan — they’re instantly recognisable as Docs with yellow stitching and black and yellow heel loop.

Source: Dr. Martens


World Bee Day: Pangaia Collaborates with Takashi Murakami

Did you know that a bee produces a teaspoon of honey (about 5 grams) in her lifetime? There are over 20,000 different species of bee, found on every continent except Antarctica and without them the delicate balance of the Earth’s ecosystem would be destroyed and a third of global food supplies would disappear!

For ‘World Bee Day’ (20th May), vegan material science label PANGAIA has collaborated with Japanese artist Murakami and launched a ‘Bee the Change’ fund in partnership with digital platform Milkywire. This fund aims to protect and preserve vulnerable and endangered bee species across the world. The first collection to benefit the newly established fund will be the very special PANGAIA x Takashi Murakami collection, featuring prints with flowers and a bee.

Murakami’s is best known for embodying an intersection of pop culture, history, and fine art and he is most recently known for partnering with Grammy Award winning latin music artist J Balvin on his latest album cover work.

The capsule collection includes 2 T-shirts made from 100% GOTS certified organic cotton and two Hoodies made with 45% recycled / 55% organic cotton and all include specially designed artworks.

The T-shirts are available in Off-White with a flower and bee print or Saffron Yellow with a flower ball and bee print. They are made from 100% GOTS certified organic cotton which is chemical-free, and therefore a completely non-irritant fabric.

The hoodies are available in Cobalt Blue with a flower and bee print, or Orchid Purple with a flower ball and bee print.

Where most other brands use around 10-30% recycled cotton, PANGAIA uses a much higher 45% in their hoodies, mixed with 55% organic cotton. This is one of the highest grades of recycled cotton currently available on the market. They also choose organic cotton where most companies still use recycled polyester — a critical pollutant due to microplastics.

Organic cotton t-shirt – $95

Recycled cotton hoodie – $220

Source: Pangaia


Sofia Vergara supports Dolce&Gabbana’s AMORE for Scientific research

Dolce&Gabbana are working together with Humanitas University to strengthen their efforts toward scientific research benefitting global health.

To show their devotion to the cause, a new campaign is being launched that celebrates life and the beauty of Italy, starring actress Sofia Vergara, showcasing the iconic Devotion bag. A portion of proceeds from the sales of these bags through Dolce&Gabbana e-commerce will be donated to Humanitas University to aid their critical global health initiatives.

“The whole world and all of our lives will never be the same again. We truly hope that all of this will lead to a rebirth, and want to do our part so that all of us, especially future generations, can one day benefit from these fundamental scientific discoveries.” Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana

Vibrant, sensual, and elegant: the Dolce&Gabbana SS2020 Advertising Campaign enchants viewers by conjuring up the glamour and radiance of the iconic Italian seaside. Its natural splendor is enhanced by the beautiful Sofia Vergara, who lounges in a classic Dolce&Gabbana dress while clutching her Devotion bag.

Captured by photographer Branislav Simoncik in Portofino and centred on the iconic Devotion Bag, the images transport the mind and heart to the rocks of the Ligurian country, bringing to life the memory of a sunny summer day in the Bel Paese.

Sofia Vergara lounges beside the bright blue Mediterranean sea, surrounded by lush local flowers, creating a living painting of Italian vibrancy. The beauty of the scene is further enhanced by the elegance of the Devotion bag.

“Sofia Vergara perfectly embodies the Dolce&Gabbana woman: beautiful, sunny and feminine. The shots of the new ADV Campaign are illuminated by her smile and energy!” Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana.

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Bras N Things Mother's Day collection - She's my mum, she's my everything - featuring Chelsea Scanlan and her son Rueben

Mother’s Day might be a little different for us all this year, but there are still so many ways you can show the special women in your life just how much they mean to you.

Whatever Mother’s Day means to you, now is a great time to honour the strong women in your life with something heartfelt whether that person is your mum, your partner, best friend or even yourself.

Nothing beats a warm hug, but you can get close with Bras N Things’ new range of snuggly sleepwear sets, robes, and slippers featuring fleecy fabrics and luxe liquid satin. Whether she likes to be cosy or enjoys the lush feeling of satin – there is something for everyone.

The new range also features fun novelty print sleepwear from sleeping panda bears with the quote, ‘Inhale… eat. Exhale… sleep’, to a cute cream set with the phrase, ‘Head in the clouds’. Motifs to match any mood.

Chelsea Scanlan, along with her son Rueben, star in this campaign which is all about celebrating simple pleasures.

Bras N Things’ National Marketing Manager Natalie Chalmers said: “This campaign is all about embracing the little things that make us feel good and showing the special women in our life how much they mean to us. With many of us now physically separated from our extended family and friends we’ve all embraced virtual ways to connect, but there is still something deeply special about receiving a little gift in the mail or sending something to brighten your loved one’s day. Whether it’s fleecy and cosy, fun prints, lush satin or snuggly slippers – this range is all about making the important women in our lives, feel as special as we know they are.”

For a full list of stores or to shop online visit http://www.brasnthings.com/

Source: Bras N Things