British magazine HUH claims to have found out about American streetwear-brand SUPREME having secured the rights to paintings by Jean-Michel Basquiat.
It’s rather unlikely SUPREME would do that for the sole purpose of making a few copies for home-use. It’s rather likely however, that the brand will launch Basquiat Collection right on time for the Spring/Summer 2013 season.
We’re already getting excited – for two reasons:
Firstly, the awareness for SUPREME has increased to an extent in the past two months that it’s not really cool anymore. A huge amount of assholes are running around with SUPREME caps and other logo-print stuff by now.
Secondly, the dandy Basquiat is one of our absolute favorite artists – also, just like all our idols, slept with Madonna at some point. For one of his paintings we’d easily sell our entire wardrobe. Speaking of which, the artist with the crazy dreadlocks preferably painted his work in ARMANI suits – not some random street-wear.
By the way, SUPREME wouldn’t be the first brand to use Basquiats paintings: REEBOK, VALENTINO, and UNIQLO had done the same before. Let’s see whether SUPREME can find a new angle here.
- Basquiat in a ARMANI suit in front of his artwork
- VALENTINO x BASQUIAT
- REEBOK x BASQUIAT
- UNIQLO x BASQUIAT
The ebola-epedemic has spread out massively. After an infected nurse has been put under quarantine and has been receiving treatment in Madrid, the virus has found it’s first victim in Germany: the MICHALSKY ‘Style Nite’ hosted by the fashion-designer Michael Michalsky.
The party-lion of the Berlin fashion week has cancelled his big fashion-show, which has marked the end of the fashion week ever since. The reason: Ebola.
Michalsky told the press: ‘Maybe we can not save the world, but we can help to make it better. That is why I have decided to relinquish on the StyleNite and to donate the money, which is usually invested into the fashion-event, to ‘Doctors without Borders’. Some people may won’t understand this, but I can not host a big party in Berlin and celebrate fashion, if meanwhile there is immediate help needed in Africa. I am not a doctor and therefore am unable to help directly, so I would like to be active in a different way.’
30.000,- euros is planned to be transferred to the help-organisation ‘Doctors without Borders’, which they do not know yet, by the Michalsky Holding.
If the previous sponsoring-partners, who have carried the main costs of the ‘Style Nite’, are also going to donate their money, is not sure. BMW as DHL were not able to give statements on short notice.
What we are asking ourselves here at the Dandy-Office the whole time: Why him, why Michi? Why his always totally amusing and champagne-drunken ‘Style Nite’?
That is so unfair! Couldn’t have been someone else? Maybe Kilian Kerner. Or Guido Maria Kretschmer! Then the world would have been served, at least in the michalskyic state of mind – and maybe it could even be saved.
Who is designing the hottest running-shit ? Jun Takashi, of-course.
The Japanese, who has made made a name for himself in the business with his cult-label UNDERCOVER, has been designing for NIKE performance-wear for a few seasons already, which, we are sure about that, makes every hobby-athlete look better.
In times of the never-ending sport-trend you can, no, must not only wear pieces from the NIKE x Undercover Gyakusou Holiday 2014 collection when you are not sweating and running through the city, to get rid of uncanny pounds, but also when your are at a club, at your next Grindr or Tinder date, with your family, everywhere all the time.
Takashi himself is a passionate runnter. Him and his GIRA running crew have tested all the items personally. New insights of the Nike research lab have influenced the collection as-well. The collection is available from the 23rd of october 2014 on, in NikeLab stores world-wide as online at Nike.