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Adidas Announces Mary Katranzou Collaboration

There’s no better time to be a sneakerhead.

Adidas announced today it is collaborating with the hip Brit queen of prints, Mary Katrantzou. The first collection, to drop in November, will be a long-term union and will comprise both clothing and footwear. (more…)

Sergio Rossi’s Arte Povera Kicks

Sergio Rossi is paying homage to one of the avant-garde art movements of the early 1970s, Arte Povera, via three new fancy kicks.
Known more its vertiginous stilettoes, the brand, under design director Angelo Ruggeri, has mixed its signature sleek lines with influences from artists such as Alighiero Boetti, into luxurious sneakers with unique details, such as gold zips embedded by hand and fine skins, like crocodile.
The Sergio Rossi sneaker was unveiled to the world on April 10th at Milan Design Week. A select number of the shoes will be available in Sergio Rossi boutiques worldwide from October. Register at to exclusively pre-order a pair. (more…)

Japanese Architect Oki Sato Rethinks Tod’s Boat Shoe

Italian brand Tod’s has tapped Japanese design studio Nendo, headed by celebrated designer and architect Oki Sato, to give a new take on the iconic boat shoe. (more…)

$206,000 Buccellati iPhone Case Now on Sale

The world’s most expensive iPhone5 case and iPad mini cover are now on sale — following their debut at the just-concluded Baselworld. (more…)

Uniqlo, MoMA Roll Out Modern Art-Inspired Collection

A Pollock-print t-shirt ($19.90) and Warhol-print shorts ($12.90)

Count on Uniqlo to make everything available to the masses — including modern art. (more…)

Art of Elysium Names Award for L’Wren Scott


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Fabergé and Harrods Tap Miroslava Duma for Easter Collab

Fabergé and Harrods have teamed up with Russian street style icon Miroslava Duma for an exclusive collaboration for Easter. (more…)

Picasso Jewelry Smashes Estimates at Auction

Three pieces of jewelry designed by Pablo Picasso sold last week for a total of $386,250 — fetching more than six times their high estimate.

Part of Skinner Inc.’s Fine Jewelry sale that comprised more than 500 lots earning over $2.7 million, the one-of-a-kind pieces were akin to tiny sculptures made early in Picasso’s career in the 1950s, and given to Françoise Gilot (the mother of two of his children, Claude and Paloma Picasso). Gilot later passed down the pieces to Carole Mallory, the supermodel, actress, and author who was engaged to Claude in the 1960s. The jewelry had been in her possession ever since. (more…)

Lost Then Found: Imperial Fabergé Egg Goes on Display

It’s the ultimate Easter egg — crafted by Peter Carl Fabergé for Russian royals, no less — and it’s going on display for four days only from April 14 in London.