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New LCD Soundsystem song

Image from pitchfork.com

Impatiently waiting for the new LCD Soundsystem album to come out? Then we have some temporary relief. The group released a new song in partnership with YSL used during the debut of the YSL Fall/Winter 2010 collection. A weird mix? Surely. A good song? You decide.The song, “Beginning of the Heartbreak,” is a re-incarnation and LCD interpretation of a ‘70s track by Peter Gordon & Love of Life Orchestra.

The track fits undeniably well the sway of the models hips as they trot down the runway in their motif–a modern take on ’50s women’s fashion.

Take a listen a few times, get excited, the full album will be released May 18, 2010.

– Tim Morse

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Burberry goes 3D at London Fashion Week

So maybe you don’t have front row seats at New York Fashion Week or Paris Fashion Week, but you could have had front row seats at the Autumn/Winter 2010/11 Burberry Prorsum Womenswear collection at London Fashion Week thanks to technology.

New Yorkers watch the Burberry fashion show live in 3D. Photo by Neil Rasmus from guestofaguest.com

The show was the world’s first-ever global fashion show streamed live through 73 websites, including Vogue and CNN. It was also broadcast in 3D via Sky News to five custom-designed locations in New York, Paris, Dubai and Tokyo.

Outwear from Burberry's Prorsum Collection. Image from burberry.eu

“3D technology will bring our global audience into the London show space allowing them to see the colors and fabrics, to hear the music and to be a part of that moment when it all finally comes together,” said Christopher Bailey, Burberry’s chief creative officer.

As for the clothes, well, they were also a hit, luckily this year, you didn’t need to brave London’s bitter cold to know that.

-Otiena Ellwand

Outerwear from Burberry's Prorsum Collection. Image from burberry.eu

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Models strut for a cause

photo from dailymail

Fashion models united as tribute to the late Alexander McQueen at the Fashion for Relief event in London on February 18, 2010. Friends of McQueen and super models Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell and McQueen’s muse, Annabelle Neilson, strutted their way down the catwalk, to raise funds for Campbell’s Haiti charity.

photo from dailymail

Moss strut down the runway in a stunning blue printed mini McQueen dress, and was her fist walk in several years. Moss welled up with emotion and tears as Topshop boss and Moss’s business partner, Sir Phillip Green, later purchased the dress at auction for $150,000 USD to help raise funds for Campbell’s Haiti charity.

photo from dailymail

As reported by CHEEKMagazine its been over a week and still McQueens death seems like yesterday.

-Melissa S.Robinson

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To Alexander McQueen With Love…

Today we had to say a very, very difficult and heartbreaking good bye to one of the most talented individuals in the fashion world. British fashion designer Alexander McQueen died this morning in his Green Park home in Central London, it is believed the 40-year-old McQueen hung himself.

His line  McQ, was scheduled to show this afternoon, February 11, 2011 at New York Fashion Week, but has been cancelled. McQueen’s mother had also recently passed on February 2, 2011.

There are few individuals that could hold a candle to the creativity and ingenuity that ran through the veins of Alexander McQueen. It is with a heavy heart that I write this completely inadequate post to the man  who brought expert tailoring and a Joie de Vie to all he created.

He was loved by critics, celebrities and fashion fans all over the world and for good reason. The fashion world has suffered a terrible blow today.

McQueen’s talent, design, and boisterous personality  will live far beyond his years in our hearts and throughout fashion history.

Dearest Lee Alexander McQueen, you will be loved and missed.

Image from www.dailymail.co.uk


–Managing Editor, Caroline Shaheed

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Homes for the rich and homeless

photo from dezeen

Get artist and designer Kacey Wong on your radar.  His recent clash with brilliance is designing shelters for rich people who have lost their homes due to the economic crisis.

photo from dezeen

Not only do they look like robots from Famiglia Grande, but they also come in a variety of colours. The case unfolds and becomes a bed and a desk, and can be wheeled around on a trolley… talk about convenience!

photo from dezeen

His inspiration came from the recent economic tsunami that hit the rich and caused many to lose their fortune virtually overnight. The rich have feelings too, so Wong wanted to create these makeshift shelters so that they can live on the street and still maintain their image.

photo from dezeen

This is not the first time Wong’s work has been in the spotlight. His project called Paddling Homes and Tin Man No. 11 also received some media attention in the past two years.

photo from dezeen

There’s only a little bit of time left to catch Wong’s work, Paddling Homes, on display now at the 2009-2010 Hong Kong Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture.

-Melissa S. Robinson

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MJ AT NYFW FOR ALL

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How can you get a front row ticket to the highly anticipated Marc Jacobs show during NYFW and not have to move from your couch?

Use you computer.

This fashion week the designer is turning to technology and streaming his show live on the MJ website.

According to WWD, the focus on the website has an ulterior motive, it’s also to prepare for the upcoming launch of a Marc Jacobs e-commerce site, set for August.

We can’t wait to curl up in our sweats, eat something unhealthy and pass lots of judgement. Oh the beauty of the internet.

– Alexa P Gray

Image from nitrolicious.com

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