Kevin Durant won his second career All-Star MVP, after helping lead Team LeBron back from a 20-point deficit in a 178-164 win over Team Giannis. Durant finished the game with a team-high 31 points. www.espn.com – NBA
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Italian luxury accessories brand Borbonese is launching a project in collaboration with several international schools aimed at expanding its horizons and dialoguing with the new generation of creative minds in order to reach a younger audience.
Called Officina Borbonese, the project kicks off this month in a partnership with Milanese fashion school Istituto Marangoni. About 70 students from the master’s programs in Fashion & Luxury Brand Management and Fashion Start Up will be selected to study and analyze the Borbonese brand and will be asked to pitch new ideas in terms of style, traditional and digital communication, as well as marketing strategies focused on both European and international markets, such as India, China and Korea.
“Officina Borbonese was born to find a contemporary way to communicate the brand’s core values,” said Borbonese chief executive officer Alessandro Pescara. “We would like Officina Borbonese to be a laboratory of both creative ideas and product research. We have in mind a sort of Desk Design Thinking, a space dedicated to creativity, which brings new interpretations of our iconic products, but also new forms of communication, an exchange between the company and the school, getting the world of production and creative imagination closer.”
In particular, Pescara highlighted
Tracy Anderson has partnered with Lingua Franca, the sustainably sourced, fair trade luxury cashmere brand, on a collaboration.
The three-piece collection reflects Anderson’s approach to fitness and healthy living, with hand-stitched embroidered sayings such as “You Are How You Move,” “Create Balance” and “Lifegiving.”
“Each sweater represents a message that I personally follow, and have instilled in my clients for years,” said Anderson, founder and creator of the Tracy Anderson Method. “I am so excited to be partnering with Lingua Franca, a socially progressive brand that I have admired since its inception, and bringing these stylish, health conscious and celebratory pieces to women everywhere.”
The sweaters, which retail for $ 380, will be available for a limited time at Tracy Anderson studio locations in New York and Los Angeles and at tracyanderson.com. The colors are smoke, cream and sea foam. This is a one-time collaboration.
The “Create Balance” sweater.
Rachelle Hruska MacPherson, founder of Lingua Franca, said a close friend of hers took her to her first Tracy Anderson class last year and she felt its effects immediately. “Since then I have been a devotee of the Tracy Anderson Method workouts, especially the live-streaming ones, which I do from home. As a busy mother of two
A December team meeting allowed members of the Boston Celtics to address issues that needed to be dealt with, Kyrie Irving said Wednesday. The Celtics have won seven of nine since the meeting. www.espn.com – NBA
Tekashi 6ix9ineis still behind bars but if recent announcements made by his legal team are true, that soon could change. The troubled rapper’s attorney says their side is putting together a seven-figure bail package that will give 69 homebound freedom until his trial.
The rapper’s lawyer, Lance Lazarro, tells TMZ … he’s putting a bail package together for the rapper in hopes of getting him sprung from the federal prison facility where he’s being held, so he can enjoy some freedom until his trial begins in September.
We’re told the plan is to ask the court to set 69’s bail at $ 1.5 million, and Lazarro will also make the case that Tekashi’s not a danger to the community … nor is he a flight risk.
6ix9ine’s lawyer says he wants to file the motion before his next scheduled court appearance in late January. If the judge rules in his favor and grants bail, the rapper can await trial from the comfort of his own home once he posts the $ 1.5 mil.
Lazzaro has been on record saying that the artist born Daniel Hernandez will not accept a plea deal and intends to take the racketeering case to trial.
It was an invitation the Paradise High School football team was all too ready to accept — a chance to spend the evening with the Niners after the Camp Fire ripped through their town late last week. www.espn.com – NFL
Several arts-related shows and exhibitions are cropping up in fashion-friendly places.
As part of an ongoing effort to showcase artistic programs, Spring Place will be staging “Infoxication” Monday night.
The 50-minute multidisciplinary performance will feature art, music, dance and technology. The theme is technology’s presence in our lives. Infoxication is the latest arts-related collaboration at Spring, with the American Ballet Theatre and the Water Miller Center being others. Monday’s will be the first full production, and the largest one to date, with more than 20 collaborators, according to Spring Place’s art director, Roya Sachs. The full immersive experience includes product support from Google — Pixelbooks and Pixel phones. “It’s definitely in the vein of trying to create these more impactful and interactive programming and performances,” Sachs said.
The four-part experience is meant to take audience members on a visual, physical and mental journey. Ticket holders will learn the story of “waking, working, wanting and withdrawing.”
Collaborators include choreographer Dusan Tynek, a world premier composition by Danielle Eva Schwob, live body art by Heather Hansen, and performances by PubliQuartet and cellist Inbal Segev. Schwob said Friday, “Our goal has been to provide an even-sided take on people’s daily lives. It’s very easy to talk about
‘The Nutcracker and the Four Realms’ actor says ‘Frozen”s strong female character would have serious words with ‘The Little Mermaid”s Ariel about saving herself, not relying on a man. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
The flurry of Los Angeles store openings continues at Palisades Village, the latest being A.L.C., the contemporary brand founded by former stylist Andrea Lieberman in 2008. Lieberman teamed with her former assistant and current super stylist Petra Flannery to host a small dinner at The Draycott on Thursday for her close friends Liz Friedlander, Jennifer Meyer, Erin Foster plus stylists Karla Welch, Erica Cloud and Annabelle Harron. Draycott owner Marissa Hermer was also in the mix, as was actress Olivia Hamilton.
“A small gathering is more my speed,” said Lieberman, a Westside resident. “I admire all these women so much and am so thankful for their support all these years.” Flannery has similar praise for her old boss and good friend. “I’ve learned so much from her, and how she puts her brains into her business. Andrea is proof that you can do it all — family, work, friends.”
Andrea Lieberman and Erin Foster
She’s certainly come a long way since she opened her first shop in New York’s SoHo, Culture & Reality. That was inspired by the two years she spent living in Africa post-Parsons, and Lieberman said she still treasures a trunk of old merchandise that her father saved from
Ranging in colors, styles, and multiple collections, the New Era hats have uniquely-designed patches on the caps inspired by the state/city of the teams, along with the official logo patch for each team on the front.
The four different collections in the series include: the Team Color, Olive Green, Black, and 2Tone styles.
“Players and fans look for style, personality and unique details in their headwear, and the New Era NBA Authentics: 2018 Tip Off Series delivers on all of those desires,” said John Connors, Director of Arena Sports for New Era Cap in a press release. “We’re on the cusp of another exhilarating NBA season and now fans have the right gear to rep their city in style.”
Team Color Collection: This collection of monotone caps features the team’s primary color and logo. Available in the 9FIFTY, HIGH CROWN 9FIFTY, RETRO CROWN 9FIFTY, 59FIFTY, 9TWENTY, 39THIRTY, 29TWENTY and Knit silhouettes. Olive Green Collection: This collection showcases the team’s logo on an Army green cap. Available in the 9FIFTY, HIGH CROWN 9FIFTY, RETRO CROWN 9FIFTY, 59FIFTY, 9TWENTY, and Knit silhouettes. Black Collection: This collection capitalizes on the current black-out trend, featuring a black logo on a black cap. Available in the 9FIFTY, HIGH CROWN 9FIFTY, RETRO CROWN 9FIFTY, 59FIFTY, 9TWENTY, and Knit silhouettes. 2Tone Collection: This collection combines the team’s color scheme to create a two-tone cap featuring the franchise’s logo. Available in the 9FIFTY, HIGH CROWN 9FIFTY, RETRO CROWN 9FIFTY, 59FIFTY, and 9TWENTY silhouettes.
The New Era NBA Authentics: 2018 Tip Off Series are available for men, women, and kids at the New Era website, and at many sporting goods and headwear retailers. Retail prices range from $ 24-$ 32 USD. Check out the full collection at the New Era website.
Here’s a look at some of the New Era NBA Authentics: 2018 Tip Off Series styles:
Cardi B’s team is locked in a private battle over her upcoming music … specifically, whether Cardi should take shots at Nicki Minaj on the track. Sources close to Cardi tell us the rapper has already recorded some new stuff, and the lyrics take…
Pleasure product manufacturer ZALO USA and sex and relationship coach Dr. Jessica O’Reilly of “Sex with Dr. Jess” are teaming up for a live TV spot on the popular late-night shopping series “Evine After Dark.” XBIZ.com – Pleasure & Retail
Katt Williams’ handlers wanted him to get some shine at the Emmys so badly, they kept him in the dark about a scheduled court date — a decision that blew up in Katt’s face with his weekend arrest. Sources close to the comedian tell TMZ … Williams’…
The road doesn’t tend to be particularly friendly to playoff contenders. Of the 16 previous CFP semifinalists, six lost road games along the way. Here are the five top-15 teams in that danger zone this week. www.espn.com – TOP
European adult wholesale distributor Scala has announced that Marilena Popescu has joined its sales team as new international account manager for Italy, Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Croatia and Slovenia. XBIZ.com – Pleasure & Retail
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Doc Rivers, who coached the Celtics to the 2008 NBA crown, said it “really hurts” him to witness the icy relationships among his former players, especially ahead of Ray Allen’s Basketball Hall of Fame induction. www.espn.com – NBA
Play ball! Kevin Hart and Kourtney Kardashian know how to cheer on the home team. The celebrity pair
took the mound together to throw the first pitch at a Los Angeles Dodgers game, where they both donned custom gear for the honor and posed with star players.
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We’re only at episode 3, but Season 5 of Power is already looking like a wild ride.
BlANCAS INVESTIGATION AND ANGELA’S JIMENEZ CONNECTION
Officer Blanca Rodriguez continues to put the pressure on Angela as she discovers more connections between Ray Ray and Raina’s murders. Her investigation brings her to a Detective Leary who reveals Tariq’s inconsistent account of what happened that night. Everywhere Blanca turns, Angela is involved. Angela knows it’s only a matter of time before Blanca discovers the truth, so after meeting with Tasha to devise a game plan, she figures out a temporary solution. Angela sends Donovan to transfer all information regarding Raymond Jones to federal custody and away from Blanca’s jurisdiction. If Blanca wants to solve this case and discover Angela’s true motives, she’ll have to go about it another way.
Meanwhile, Angela has a major breakthrough in the Jimenez investigation. She discovers that Alicia Jimenez isn’t Diego’s lover, but his sister and the other command of the Jimenez cartel. She also has a new love interest in Steve Tampio from D.C. Angela hasn’t faired well with work romance before so I expect this to go extremely well…
DRE AND DIEGO CREATE A NEW ORG CHART
Dre holds a meeting with the organization to officially install Arturo as the new Toros Locos leader. Diego is there to witness the meeting and questions whether Lorenzo’s supporters will acknowledge this new regime. Arturo invites Diego to see how discipline is applied to the group. Dre cautions against it but Diego isn’t hearing it. The Jimenez don’t really give two f*cks about law enforcement, tact, or anything else. 2-Bit and Spanky are tight because Dre allowed Arturo to take the credit for the Lorenzo hit.
Diego watches as Arturo kills the traitors in the Toros Locos but continues to wonder how Arturo knew about Lorenzo’s coup. Diego then tells Dre he’s making Cristobal number two in order to keep the Toros in check. Diego also delivers Dre an ominous message to stay away from his sister or else. Wandering eyes will be cut out and fed to whoever crosses the boss!
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POLITICS AS USUAL BETWEEN TATE AND GHOST
Councilman Tate and Ghost move into the next phase of the Queens project, as they woo potential investors. Linda (played by Garcelle Beauvais) seems unimpressed with their project and the competing visions between Ghost and Tate. Ghost decides to take the initiative and meet with Linda to persuade her to reconsider investing. With a little wine, and a lot of sex, Ghost seems to have the advantage…until he reconvenes with Tate to hear the harsh truth.
Tate reveals Linda’s advances were a test of Ghosts’s professionalism, and he failed. Tate isn’t going to be Ghost’s pimp, but Ghost berates the Councilman for exploiting his family through ambush press conferences and photo ops at funerals. They decide to calm hostilities between one another and handle business however they need to in order for the Center to be built.
XR Brands has announced Josh Ortiz as the XBIZ Wward-winning manufacturer’s new “Road Warrior” sales representative, a role that will connect Ortiz with hundreds of U.S. customers. XBIZ.com – Pleasure & Retail
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TIP-OFF: Dirk Bikkembergs is reconnecting with the soccer world.
During the upcoming FIFA World Cup 2018, running from June 14 to July 15, the brand will be the official provider of the Russian soccer team’s off-the-field uniforms.
The team’s players and technical staff will wear a made-to-measure light stretch wool navy suit designed by Dirk Bikkembergs creative director Lee Wood. The uniform will include a three-button jacket, pants with a regular fit, a white shirt and a silk tie showing the brand’s logo. A leather black belt and a pair of brogues will complete the outfit.
“I’m very happy to reconnect the brand with the world of sports,” said Wood, who joined the company in 2016 after 16 years spent working alongside Donatella Versace. “The suits are tailored for a masculine athletic man.”
Previously, the Dirk Bikkembergs brand delivered the official uniforms for Milan-based Inter soccer team and developed several collaborations with the Malaga team and the Slovenian national team.
Bloomingdale’s is doing its part to support Pride month.
The retailer has teamed with Emil Wilbekin, founder of Native Son, to create a limited-edition Pride capsule collection. The collection consists of T-shirts and hats that feature Pride-specific graphics with messages of equal rights, self-affirmation and love.
The items are priced between $ 34 and $ 75 with 10 percent of the proceeds being donated to the Native Son Foundation, an association where the gay male black community can create a safe space for fellowship, celebration and empowerment.
“Partnering with Bloomingdale’s on this Native Son Pride capsule collection is a brilliant collaboration that amplifies the messaging and mission of inspiration and empowerment for black gay men and the LGBTQ+ community,” Wilbekin said. “It’s about being proud of who we are, acceptance, equality and inclusion in the world, and supporting gender diversity.”
Bloomingdale’s will host a launch party for the collection at its 59th Street flagship on June 20. Celebrity stylists Ty Hunter and Jerome Lamaar will join Wilbekin a question-and-answer session during the event.
The Hand Pilot, a masturbator of the month club featuring toys for men and couples, has teamed up with Demon Seed Radio Network and listeners will have a chance to win five boxes. XBIZ.com – Pleasure & Retail
Bill Cosby’s defense lawyers, led by attorney Thomas Mesereau will continue grilling Cosby’s accusers on Thursday following withering treatment of three so far during his sexual assault trial . Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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Our writers face off on the NHL’s most pressing topics, including this season’s biggest surprises, the goalie most likely to get hot this postseason, the Sedin twins’ 2018-19 destination and which New York-area team will be most attractive to free agents. www.espn.com – NHL
Sour candy company Trolli and Houston Rockets’ James Harden have teamed up with the basketball superstar’s shoe company adidas for an exclusive and “weirdly awesome” collaboration. A charity drive will give three lucky fans a chance to win a life-size version of Harden’s Vol. 2 sneakers entirely made out of Trolli candy among other prizes.
Other prizes include a pair of autographed Vol. 2’s signed by “The Beard” himself and a ton of Trolli to share with the homies after stunting with your new wares. How this works is for every $ 5 bucks donated via StocX, fans will gain an entry slot to win one of the three exclusive prize packs and can enter many times as they can afford.
The great thing is the donations go to boost the efforts of Harden’s 3TheHardenWay, Inc., a non-profit that gives aid to bright students in the Houston area. Salute that!
Check out how to donate and enter this raffle by following this link. Hit the flip for images of the sneaks and prizes.
Trolli’s Sour Brite Sneaks candy is out at 7-Eleven stores now.
Jack Carlson, the archaeologist and founder of the young menswear line Rowing Blazers, has been wearing rugby shirts since he was a kid. And while his label turns out no shortage of its namesake preppy jackets, rugby shirts have been a big part of his offering since day one.
A joint charity effort launched with the involvement of the Wu-Tang Clanand StockX will give nine lucky fans a chance to win some exclusive items directly from the Shaolin swordsmen. The C.R.E.A.M. (Charity Rules Everything Around Me) campaign kicked off Tuesday and runs until this Friday.
StockX, which bills itself as the “world’s first online stock market of things,” crafted this clever initial public offering campaign with proceeds directly benefiting the Wu-Tang Foundation. With a donation of just $ 10 dollars, fans gain an entry to win an assortment of items that were either previously owned or exclusively provided to StockX to bolster the campaign.
Among some of the prizes are Raekwon’s signed Polo Ralph Lauren Snow Beach hat and poncho that he wore in the “Can It Be All So Simple’ video. Method Man also has a signed pair of his adidas mid-level sneaker collaboration with Def Jam on the docket. And Ghostface Killa’s Wu-Wear hoodie, and Cherchez La Ghost hoodie, both signed, up are for grabs.
“Working with StockX makes perfect sense because they have been doing great work in the celebrity charity space for a while,” Oliver “Power” Grant, Co-Director, Wu-Tang Foundation, said via a press statement “A joint venture like this has the potential to positively expand the foundation’s efforts and reach in communities.”
To learn more about the Wu-Tang Clan and StockX C.R.E.A.M. fundraising collaboration, click here. Hit the flip for images of the IPO’s prizes.
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Swimwear brand Solid & Striped is releasing a collaboration and accompanying campaign that’ll give Victoria’s Secret and Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit issue a run for their money. Solid & Striped enlisted 13 major models — Lily Aldridge, Hailey Clauson, Jourdan Dunn, Hannah Ferguson, Isabeli Fontana, Toni Garrn, Jessica Hart, Elsa Hosk, Eniko Mihalik, Carolyn Murphy, Barbara Palvin, Natasha Poly and Josephine Skriver — to design a suit for the collection. And model it, of course. Each model designed one silhouette in three colorsways. All 13 women appear in the campaign, which is being parlayed into a printed calendar, shot in Harbor Island in the Bahamas by Bjorn Iooss and styled by Carine Roitfeld.
After two collaborations with Poppy Delevingne and one with Staud, Solid & Striped founder Isaac Ross wanted to work on something group-oriented and liked the idea of assembling a swim team of sorts. “I wanted to work with women who had a perspective on bathing suits and had spent parts of their career modeling bathing suits and sort of reimagine the model/brand dynamic,” said Ross. “Usually we pay someone to model our bathing suits but I thought it would be interesting to have some of these women to create
It is better to have played and lost than to have never played at all. Thus, there’s nothing worse than knowing that the U.S. men’s Olympic hockey team had its best shot in years to win gold — and that’s been ripped away. www.espn.com – NHL
After the Warriors’ win over the Kings on Friday night, coach Steve Kerr said his players “are tired mentally” and are looking forward to getting some rest during the All-Star break later this month. www.espn.com – NBA
New Balance and J.Crew have teamed up once again on a shoe collaborationâand this time itâs inspired by ourÂ National Parks. Two colorways of the New Balance 998 are availableÂ today: one that takes its cues from Death Valley and another inspired by Crater Lake in Oregon.
In time for the height of red carpet season, the triumvirate of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, Variety and Women’s Wear Daily are joining forces for the “Runway to Red Carpet” initiative.
WWD and Variety are both owned by Penske Media Corp.
Starting on Feb. 20, American designers, including up-and-comers, will be spotlighted in a by-appointment showcase in the Fred Segal Sunset store in Los Angeles. That same day, “Runway to Red Carpet” will be celebrated at a celebrity-heavy luncheon at Chateau Marmont, where CFDA board member Vera Wang will serve as guest host. The designer will also share the stage with WWD West Coast bureau chief Marcy Medina to give a behind-the-scenes view of all sorts of red-carpet subjects. Wang has dressed numerous VIPs over the years for both red carpet events and weddings, including Meryl Streep at last month’s Golden Globes and Diane Kruger at the Critics’ Choice awards.
A host committee of stylists including Law Roach, Elizabeth Stewart, Cristina Ehrlich and Karla Welch will also attend.
Running through March 3, the day before the Academy Awards, stylists and members of the entertainment industry will be able to schedule appointments in the showroom space. Those looking to dress their clients
Filson has been turning out durable outdoor gear for over 120 years. And though Danner hasnât been around as long (theyâre a spring chicken by comparison, at just 85 years old), the Portland-based footwear maker has built up a similarly high reputation for manufacturing great boots. To hear that the two were teaming up for a collaboration meant a guarantee of hardcore, long-lasting quality â and thatâs exactly what youâll get with their new Grouse Hunting Boot.
Like you, we’re fantasy hockey freaks. So for this week’s Power Rankings, we decided to honor some of the statistical stars and fantasy-friendly performers for each of the NHL’s 31 teams. www.espn.com – NHL
Designed to make President Obama’s supporters wistful and seemingly to irritate President Trump, “The Final Year” is an intriguing if overtly nostalgic fly-on-the-wall glimpse into the last year of the former’s presidency, chronicled through the perspective of his national-security team.
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Is Antonio Brown on track to return against the Jaguars? How much of a concern is Julio Jones’ lingering ankle injury? NFL Nation reporters assess the biggest injuries for the divisional round. www.espn.com – NFL
It’s time for a reset in the NHL, so we checked to see if teams are ahead of, behind or on pace with the projected point totals. The Lightning keep striking, and it seems fitting that the team Vegas (and everyone else) was most wrong about was … Vegas. www.espn.com – NHL
Will the Bills have LeSean McCoy for their first-round matchup against the Jaguars? What’s the latest on Antonio Brown? NFL Nation reporters assess the biggest injuries for wild-card weekend and beyond. www.espn.com – NFL
Snoop Dogg, a known marijuana enthusiast, and savvy businessman, partnered with Jack In The Box to deliver a meal deal just in time for California’s legalization of recreational pot use. Along with Uncle Snoop’s Merry Jane cannabis company, the fast food chain will be offering “Munchie Meal Deals” at a price point that will make sense for stoners.
As California prepares for legal recreational pot on Jan. 1, the fast-food chain is partnering with a digital media company backed by rapper Snoop Dogg on a new “munchie” meal aimed at cannabis enthusiasts. While marijuana’s connection to fast food is well-established, Jack in the Box will become the first national chain to explicitly embrace the drug.
The “Merry Munchie Meal,” which will be available at three California locations for a week in January for $ 4.20, features two tacos, french fries, onion rings, five mini churros, three chicken strips and a small drink. The price isn’t random: The number 420 is used as a code by potheads.
If it becomes a hit with consumers, the chain would be nuts not to expand the meal deal but do expect uptight folks who hate the devil’s lettuce to get up in arms about it if so.
We’d like to end 2017 on a positive note, so we identified a reason why each of the 31 NHL franchises should be optimistic in the new year — from the Lightning’s gaudy goal differential to Vegas’ shiny, shocking success to the Sabres’ primo prospect. www.espn.com – NHL
On Wednesday night, when he was introducing the world (and a few reporters) to the uniforms heâd designed for the US Olympic snowboarding team, Burton Snowboards founder Jake Burton Carpenter acknowledged that he went about the design in a pretty specific way.
Team America, an international police force dedicated to maintaining global stability learns that a power hungry dictator is brokering weapons of mass destruction to terrorists. The heroes embark upon a harrowing mission to save the world.
Tom Brady, Todd Gurley and Drew Brees are in. Who else made it among the 88 players? And who should have made it? NFL Nation reporters detail every Pro Bowl pick, surprise and snub for all 32 teams. www.espn.com – TOP
The Lightning as Rey? The Penguins as the Death Star? The Canadiens as Darth Vader? Colorado as Lando Calrissian? We channeled our love for both hockey and a galaxy far, far away to identify the Star Wars character who best embodies each team. www.espn.com – NHL
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BURTON’S BIG AIR: With the start of the Winter Olympic Games now under the 100-day mark, Burton has unveiled its spacesuit-inspired uniforms for the U.S. snowboarding team.
The concept was an easy sell with athletes vying for the Olympics, according to Greg Dacyshyn, who handled the design and said, “They just look really cool. Everyone loves a spacesuit, but also spacesuits are built to function, right? There can be no failure. They are the ultimate in form follows function as far as the design of a garment goes.”
For a roundtable with prospective wearers, Dacyshyn brought along two highly technical fabrics — silver microfilament that is coated in aluminum for a “Terminator 2” effect and the “stronger than steel” Dyneema — and not just 2-D renderings and sketches. Hopefuls include Hailey Langland, Chloe Kim, Ben Ferguson, Kelly Clark, Danny Davis and Red Gerard, among others. “The fabric really took it over the edge. They loved the theme to start with. When I showed the fabric, it was sort of a next level of applause,” Dacyshyn said.
His advance work for the uniforms included touring the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. “At the time, I was talking with the Smithsonian about doing another
For most guys, building a fantasy basketball team doesn’t get much further than winning a few hundred bucks in a local league. But designer Riccardo Tisci’s fantasy team just landed him a very real project.