Dazed TV: The Party When we realised we were coming to the end of our 20th anniversary year, we decided to stage a blow out celebration that went by the name of Dazed TV: The Party. If you haven’t seen the first episode, haul cyber ass over to dazedtv.com stat. There were mad performances by art rockers S.C.U.M and Japanese psych punk thrashers Bo Ningen, a barrage of penis talk from Kreayshawn, plus interviews with Florence Welch, Tom Vek, Little Roy, Tim Noble & Sue Webster plus many more of Dazed’s pals. Look out for the next installment of the most exciting new online show going. Party on!
PERSONAL EFFECTS ‘Tis the season to get personal as Louis Vuitton’s established personalisation service expands to cover its coveted Taiga bags. Since 2008, the House has offered such services on their iconic Speedy handbag and Keepall travel bags, and in 2009 expanded this to include the Pégase suitcase we all know and love. With clients able to add and tweak a range of aesthetic variables on their model of choice from lining to embossing, Vuitton strives for a new level of bespoke service characteristic of the brand.
POINTER x CHRISTOPHER SHANNON Pointer’s a British indie brand on the ascent, putting out some basic bestsellers, premium Portugal-made pieces and some considered collaborations. Their latest project is with Christopher Shannon, which sees an actual release of the shoes seen on the feet of models at Shannon’s LFW show in February. The Soma II’s basic hi-topped looks have been embellished with a print by artist Rob Whoriskey, resulting in unique footwear that epitomises the designer’s penchant for bold graphics, sporty reinterpretations and an aura of luxury. Simple but unmistakable in their execution, this meeting of like minds just keeps on making sense.
RAY-BAN RAW SOUNDS For Ray-Ban’s latest musical collaboration, iconic Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr came up with five unique concepts to inspire young musical talents Tom Vek, Best Coast, Au Revoir Simone and Mona. The bands have all written new songs, encompassing everything from New York’s Lower East Side to the dreams of youth and Johnny’s legendary guitar skills. Dazed met up with Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino in New York just as she’d finished her latest bout of touring and was about to start recording her second album. She sourced inspiration from Marr’s five concepts to write her new song, “In Your Sleep”.
So what was it like working with Johnny on this project? bethany cosentino: The Smiths were a band I grew up listening to – it’s really cool when you get to do things like this with people whose pictures you had on your blog when you were 16!
How did his photograph “Now Look!” inspire you? The photograph of the man and the woman looking at each other through the old camera was beautiful. Most of my songs are about relationships and miscommunication, so I developed this story about their relationship.
What’s your association with the Lower East Side? There’s so much amazing music that came from here – think Velvet Underground, Sonic Youth and all other bands that spent time down here and wrote about it.
What does the Schiller quote, “Keep true to the dreams of your youth” mean for you? When I was 16 I was this weird kid who wore clothes from thrift stores and had a funny haircut and my group of friends were always like: ‘We want to get out of here, move to Hollywood, be in a band.’ Luckily it worked!
Johny Mar’s Limited Edition Ray-Ban sunglasses are available now. ray-ban.com
FUTURE TIME TechnoMarine is not a watch brand for purists and they’re proud of the fact, making bold style gestures such as mixing plastic with diamonds and striking gold in new and exciting realms of watchmaking. Undergoing a global brand repositioning under the leadership of TAG Heuer alum Christian Viros and CEO, Cartier graduate, Jacques-Philippe Auriol, the brand launches a new campaign featuring portraiture of five iconic individuals including Tuki Brando, shot by Nicolas Guerin. The colourful outlook of the brand flies in the clock face of traditionalism with its bold, fashion-forward focus.
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