Christian Dior Joaillerie ‘Kings & Queens’ collection

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This series from Dior is fit for a king. Dior Joaillerie released their royal ‘Kings & Queens’ collection by Victoire de Castellane . The little jewels are meant to be owned as a pair.The skulled jewelry is made out of Opal, Jade, Quartz, and Obsidian which is said to represent a sort of eternity. Vogue France commented “we are temporary, the jewels we wear last through time and centuries.”

Dior Homme Fall/Winter 2009 Mid Top Sneakers

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For Fall/Winter 2009 Dior Homme is introducing a new Mid Top model into their popular range of sneakers. The shoe comes in three colorways – two light versions and one all black leather colorway. All three are now available along with other Dior Homme styles at Luisaviaroma.

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Pierre Hardy Autumn/Winter 2009 Footwear

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Former Dior footwear creative director, Pierre Hardy first launched his high top collection back in 2006. Three years later, and you can still count on him to bring something new to the table. This season, Hardy experiments with new, luxurious materials, while keeping the same silhouette that put him on the high top map in the beginning. The model pictured above is made up of suede with patent lining.

For more images of the Pierre Hardy Autumn/Winter 2009 Footwear collection head to Selectism.

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“Triumph Of The Sign” By Jean-Charles De Castelbajac

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Last week the first solo exhibition of fashion designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac opened its doors at Paradise Row in London.

Paradise Row proudly presents the first solo show of Jean Charles de Castelbajac. Throughout his ground breaking career as a fashion designer, Castelbajac has employed a strategy of ‘cultural hijacking’ – the appropriation, recycling and synthesis of images, signs, symbols and styles from both popular culture and high art to create still newer designs and visions. In keeping with his openness to the ever-shifting world of contemporary visual culture, Castelbajac has collaborated with artists including Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol, Bettina Rheims and Loulou Picasso.

In Triumph of the Sign, Castelbajac presents a series of paintings that articulate his fascination with, broadly, the tensions and synergies between high art and consumer culture, and most specifically that defining element of contemporary visual culture – the brand logo. In a process that mirrors the production of mass-consumer goods, Castelbajac commissioned painters in China to perfectly reproduce a series of Western masterpieces, from Bronzino to Manet, and another group to paint logos on the surfaces of the copied masterpieces. The resulting works ironically embrace a flattening of hierarchies, a breakdown of distinctions and an evacuation of content.” Via Yatzer.

Have a look at some more works of the exhibition after the jump. Lire la suite »

Dior Homme Fall/Winter 2009 Sneakers

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After giving you a look at the Dior Homme Fall/Winter 2009 Accessories the other day, we show you now the sneaker line-up of the French luxury brand. In terms of silhouettes we do not see anything new. The line-up consists of both low- and high-top sneakers. Aside from the red velcro sneaker that you see here above, the colors are rather simple and mostly black and white, with some metallic accents. Images via BKRW.

Take a look at the Dior Homme Fall/Winter 2009 Sneakers in detail afte the jump. Lire la suite »

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Dior Homme Fall/Winter 2009 Accessories | Triangles & Angles

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After going a little out of the norm this season with their BLOW Collection, Dior Homme goes back to their roots for Fall/Winter 2009 and sticks to black in their accessories line. Triangles and Angles are apparent in all pieces of the collection, which consists of tote bags, duffle bags, pouches, brouches, key rings, belts and cuff links. Except for the belt, which in our mind does not really work with the triangle, the line-up is solid.

Have a look at the complete Dior Homme Fall/Winter 2009 Accessories line-up after the jump.

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Dior Homme High Top “Fold” Trainers


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Dior Homme has introduced a new high top trainer in their Spring/Summer 2009 Collection. The black leather trainer comes with a white lining and folds over around the ankle. A nice monochrome sneaker with lots of small details. It is now available at Browns.

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