May 7, 2008
Kanye’s tour has made its trek through west coast cities making stops in Seattle, San Jose, Sacramento, San Diego and finally in LA back in April 21. But it isn’t over yet, in May, West’s critically acclaimed tour is scheduled to kick off in Texas, then make a run through the South, playing in such cities like Atlanta and Charlotte. On May 13, the tour heads to Madison Square Garden in New York, then back to his hometown in Chicago on May 23 at the United Center.
The tour boasts a futuristic theme, and a unique experience. Among his popular songs, Kanye perform’s his hit song Stronger, wearing his signature Glow in the dark Shutter Shades. Other performers billed for this tour include hip hop phenom Lupe Fiasco, pop diva Rhianna, and N.E.R.D. Don’t miss out on this adventure, tickets are still on sale.
May 6, 2008
Stussy shows us a glimpse of their soon-to-be-released 2008 Sunglasses collection. All the sunglasses are 100% Italian handmade with high quality metals and cellulite acetate. All lenses are shatterproof and also provide 100% UVA/UVB protection. There is a total of 11 different model types, all with their own unique styling that fits with Stussy’s history as well as the current trends. All the pieces have subtle branding with a Stussy logo on the side.
All glasses will soon be available at Stussy stores and accounts all over the globe. There will also be a special product release with a sunglass model created by a collaboration between Hiroshi Fujiwara and Stussy Japan.
May 6, 2008
Foreign Family’s Mr44 and Johnny Punishment of FF Dropout will present a series of personal art next week. The showcase will go hand in hand with a preview of Foreign Family’s 2008 summer collection. Foreign Family’s illustrations have always been held in high regard over here on the shoulders of the complexity of their graphics and their reoccurring fish themes. The event will take place May 10th in Los Angeles.
FFPOPUP Gallery Opening Party
Saturday, May 10th, 2008
7:00 pm – 11:30 pm
545 South Western Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90020
May 5, 2008
Unlike hair trends and clothing trends, spectacles and sunglasses trends seldom undergo any major change and flux. Looking back over the past 5 years, it’s really only the re-emergence of oversized sunglasses which have caused the biggest stir. But that doesn’t mean that that you can wear any old pair in 2008. While last year’s pair will get you by, that’s not to say they’re going to be fashionable. Instead read on to find out which styles of sunglasses you should be wearing in 2008.
A massive trend in 2007, the Ray-ban Wayfarer is not yet ready to die out. With major fashion influencers like Kate Moss still wearing theirs, the vintage Ray-ban trend will continue into 2008. As well as classic black, bright coloured frames are still in the picture, as well as the introduction of Wayfarers with duel-coloured frames.
Oversized socialite sunglasses will go out of fashion at some stage, but it won’t be in 2008 or 2009. Brought back earlier this decade by stylist Rachel Zoe and popularised by the likes of Nicole Richie, we’ve seen them on many of the Spring-Summer 2008 and Autumn-Winter 2008/2009 catwalks…
With fur a major clothing trend in 2008 it stands to reason that exotic materials will find their way to other trend, and while you won’t be sporting real tortoise shell in 2008 you’ll find the faux variety to be a popular element.
We first wrote of the aviators trend in 2007, and the great news is that they’re still in fashion. What’s even better is that the overall styling has hardly changed. Take a look at Kirsten Dunst (right) – taken in 2007 you can find very similar aviator sunglasses styles from most fashion houses.
So far we’ve only looked at the frames on 2008’s sunglasses trends. Much like clear and blue lenses in the 90s, this year will see attention paid to detailing of the lens itself. Of course, practicality dictates that this is an Autumn(Fall) – Winter 2008/2009 trend only but look for glasses where the colouring travels from black to clear, top to bottom.