Posts Tagged ‘limited edition’

ART & FASHION // LOUIS VUITTON x STEPHEN SPROUSE x DEITCH PROJECTS

January 14, 2009

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Last week was a hot one for Luis Vuitton, with it’s full on Stephen Sprouse collaboration/makeover unveiling at the SoHo flagship store.  The store went under a full makeover with neon graffiti and neon lights all paying homage to the godfather of skate/graffiti/punk rock fashion fusion.  Dietch Projects will also be running Rock on Mars (funded entirely by LV), a retrospective that turns the entire space into Sprouse’s futuristic Rock and Roll vision.  A limited edition LV x Stephen Sprouse, skateboard and trunk will be sold for 8k as well as some other limited books and shirts.  These items are available now at the SoHo store and will be available worldwide Feb 2nd.  The retrospective at Deitch Projects will run through Feb. 28th.  For all those who just read that blurb and thought that sounded way too buttoned up for this blog, there’s a sidenote below these pictures that I saved all the flavor for.

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Sidenote: Before you drink that jaded streatwear haterade on this post, educate yourself.  I had it out with a sneaker head earlier about how he thought LV was a “bullshit cop-out” with the skateboard/graffiti collaboration and I had to kindly correct him.  Because, when I asked him if he knew who Stephen Sprouse was, his repsonse was …….. yup, still waiting.  Truth is, Spouse was collaborating with Luis Vuitton in 2001 doing the same thing, before this rookie even discovered limited edition anything.  “Well if they wanted to do graffiti shit, that ain’t real graffiti”, this collaboration it’s not about graffiti, it’s about a designer and artist.  Not to mention that Sprouse is hugely responsible for laying the foundation of street culture/art/fashion fusion aka “his culture” in the 80’s downtown NYC scene.  I’m just getting a little tired of this jump to hate, closed minded, street aficiando’s who bought their first dunks 6 months ago and think this culture is all about their dunks they bought 6 months ago.  So ******, go to wikipedia, look him up, formulate a response and come back like you knew who he was all along and then you can tell me it’s still bullshit, I may even agree with you.  You’ll at least be informed in your opinion while you wait for your pre-order kanye x kaws album. Same thing , different packaging.

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FASHION // OOPS // BUSTED

May 6, 2008

I got to give it up to the boys at Satchel of Gravel for catching this amazing blunder. So, A-Trak, you know Kid-Sister’s boy and Kanye’s touring DJ who did floor banging remixes for MSTKRFT and countless others. Also the same guy who won the DMC Turntablist World Championship at the age of 15 and toured with probably the best DJ crew there ever was, The Invisibl Skratch Piklz. The same A-Trak who also has designs with New Era, Kid Robot and Zoo York. Can you tell that I’m building up to something? So a new collaboration T-Shirt has been released with Korectnuss in which they completely spelled his name wrong . Check the picture above. Correct spelling, A-Trak, the way they spelled it, A-Track. The best part is High Snobiety (the streetwear guru’s) didn’t catch it either when they posted about the collaboration on their website saying “Last year DJ A-Track and Skoold In Korektnuss (actually spelled Korectnuss) collaborated on a New Era cap. They back this summer with a couple of t-shirts. The t-shirts feature both A-Tracks signature and his slogan, Sunglasses is a Must.” Somebody really did their research…whoops. So, the Deviant Decorum flat brimmed salute is to you Korectnuss, for the Fuck Up of the Week.

Source: Satchel of Gravel