After a tip off about a store stacked with vintage adidas products SHOWstudio contributor and creator of the adidas Originals x SPEZIAL range Gary Aspden, put together a team of adidas fanatics to travel to Buenos Aires. Invitees were musician Ian Brown, notorious adidas collector Robert Brooks and adidas enthusiast Mike Chetcuti. The objective was to find rare archive pieces for research purposes as well as vintage footwear to exhibit in the forthcoming SPEZIAL exhibition as part of Design Manchester 14.
Photographer Neil Bedford and filmmaker Greg Bond documented the trip. See the full 12 minute film here.
Garrett Leight California Optical was created in Venice, CA in 2010. Leight’s eyewear heritage has been well documented, but it’s his vision of creating a brand that offers luxury handcrafted eyewear combining quality, service, style, & original brand DNA for the best value, that makes GLCO most unique.
The year 2014 marks the centenary of the birth of designer Ilmari Tapiovaara (1914 – 1999). In honour of this event, Helsinki Design Museum hosted a major exhibition of his work featuring both furniture and sketches from archive collections that have not been displayed previously.
The young jewellery and accessory designer Percy Lau has teamed up with photographer Madame Peripetie, to present her latest eyewear collection. The designer experimented with the idea of “reflecting cellular growth” to broaden people’s understanding of mankind’s evolutionary process and their body’s functions.