So you’re heading out for another day in Milan, but you’re not quite sure what to wear? Allow Color Forecast to help. This genius new web app monitors the clothes people are wearing in the coolest neighbourhoods of Paris, Milan and Antwerp, and aggregates what colours people are wearing in real time. So, now you [...]
Arena Homme+ magazine has found an interesting way to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the popular Final Fantasy video game franchise by removing characters from the console and placing them in front of the camera. A 12-page spread featuring characters from the game spruced up in some of the latest looks from Prada’s Spring 2012 [...]
A reporter in this 1977 British Pathé mini-documentary takes to the streets to talk to folks about the platform shoes craze. In short, old people hate them, young people love them, and doctors try to convince wearers they’ll be crippled in three years if they keep wearing them. Brilliant.
The question, or questions, on everyone’s lips here at apowl.com is ‘where does Karl Lagerfeld eat?’ ‘where does he hangout?’ ‘what does he think about the political situation in the Middle East?’ Well, Karl has answered our calls with his new website, Karl.com. While the majority of the site is dedicated to selling his various [...]
Andy Warhol’s early ’80s homage to Duchamp’s Rrose Sélavy unfolded with ”eight wigs, two days of posing, 16 contact sheets, and 349 shots,” as photographer Christopher Makos recalls. Some have guessed Warhol was trying to get closer to his silkscreened idols – Marilyn Monroe, Liz Taylor, the like. Makos, a member of the Factory, speculated [...]
American photographer Melvin Sokolsky shot these stunningly-surreal fashion photographs for Harper’s Bazaar magazine in 1963. The “Bubble Series” featured models in giant plastic bubbles, suspended above various locations (including the river Siene) in Paris. Click the pics to see more.
A fascinating new video looks at the history of t-shirt design, where it is now, and where it’s going. Starring luminaries of the print and design process, they all postulate on why t-shirts have become an enduring, and in some ways anti-fashion statement for both men and women everywhere. Oh, and there are lots of [...]
Flight crews during the second World War often customised their bomber jackets to reflect both their missions, and the fates of those they bombed. Check out this amazing collection by clicking the link.
The guys over at framegeek.com have made an awesome limited-edition poster documenting history’s most famous eye-wear. Everyone’s in there, Dame Edna, Malcolm X, even the blind dude from Star Trek: Next Generation. They’ve also produced a series of posters focusing on each one in turn. Click the pic to go take a looksie, and buy [...]
The “Bill” in question is 80+ New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham. For decades, this Schwinn-riding cultural anthropologist has been obsessively and inventively chronicling fashion trends and high society charity soirées for the Times Style section in his columns “On the Street” and “Evening Hours.” Documenting uptown fixtures (Anna Wintour, Tom Wolfe, Brooke Astor, David [...]