Posts tagged with "Spring Summer 2018"

WANT Les Essentiels

INTRODUCING THE WANT LES ESSENTIELS NYLON TECH COLLECTION : Designed to withstand life’s daily adventures, the WANT Les Essentiels Nylon Tech series is the infamous collection of durable and strong, yet super-soft to the touch nylon accessories. The collection, which features water & tear resistant nylon, is designed with the intent of safeguarding everyday essentials, no matter the climate. The fabric is crafted in Italy with the intention of delivering accessories that have maximum strength and durability while remaining lightweight and smooth to the touch. 

 

Canteen Green, the new Spring/Summer 2018 colorway offering for the technical nylon collection launching with the Spring/Summer 2018 season, brings an update to an array of the brand’s signature staples. A standout is the Hartsfield Weekender Tote, a bag that excels with its clean design and simple shape, making the perfect travel companion. Streamlined design means plenty of room to pack all your essentials, while a highly ergonomic design promises extra comfort and ease. With Italian leather details, all-leather base and handles, this signature WANT Les Essentiels tote is an extra-durable travel solution with a subtle touch of luxury.

 

Along with the Hartsfield Weekender, the Nylon Tech Collection has expanded to incorporate the brand’s signature O’Hare tote, Kastrup backpack, Haneda briefcase, Kenyatta dopp kit, and Florio computer case. Styles are available in either Canteen Green and/or classic Black and range in price from $195.00 for the Kenyatta to $495.00 for the Kastrup. Pieces are available for purchase via www.WantLesEssentiels.com.

Kiyola 

MoMA Design Store to Debut Mid-Century-Styled Roland Piano


Roland Kiyola home piano collaboration with Japanese furniture designer 
Karimoku available in U.S. exclusively from MoMA Design Store through June 2018


Roland (LVCC Central Hall, Booth# 17544) is proud to announce that the Museum of Modern Art’s MoMA Design Store will debut Roland’s first mid-century-styled home piano in the U.S. as part of their Spring Summer 2018 catalog collection. Hand-crafted in Japan from all-natural wood, and available in U.S. exclusively from MoMA Design Store January 21 through June 30, 2018, the Kiyola is unlike any other piano on the market. Created in a collaboration with Roland and Japanese furniture designer Karimoku, Japan’s largest wood furniture-maker since 1940, the Kiyola is a slim, ergonomically contoured piano that complements living spaces like a piece of artisan furniture, with individual grain patterns unique to each piano, making each piano a work of art.

With its model name translating as “elegance and beauty,” the Kiyola is visually unique, drawing stylistically from mid-century modern furniture design aesthetics. Karimoku is also a noted exponent of environmentally friendly, low-formaldehyde timber, maintaining a socially responsible piano footprint with chic design. Roland will exhibit the Kiyola piano for the first time in the U.S. during the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, January 9-12, 2018.

Emmanuel Plat, director of merchandising at MoMA Retail, said, “We are thrilled to debut Roland’s Mid-Century Piano in the United States at MoMA Design Store. Having worked with Karimoku in Japan, when we initially saw the product, we were in awe of its beauty and craftsmanship juxtaposed with the innovative technology, making this a unique addition to our offerings.”

Roland Corporation Vice President of Global Business Development Brian Alli said, “Roland is honored that MoMA Design Store selected our piano for their catalog and that MoMA Design Store will be debuting this instrument in the U.S. This piano is like nothing else ever offered by any instrument maker, and MoMA Design Store’s interest and support for the Kiyola is an inspiration to our entire Roland organization worldwide. We are very proud to be a part of this endeavor.”     

Legendary Roland digital sound technology meets artisan craftsmanship and tradition with the Kiyola piano, offering an all-natural handcrafted wood cabinet that complements living spaces with minimalist elegance and Roland’s innovative electronic music technology. The Kiyola delivers top-level performance with flagship features including SuperNATURAL Piano sound modelling, dynamic sensing technology via the new PHA-50 keyboard, wireless Bluetooth® connectivity and a dynamic array of speakers to fill homes with sound. Available exclusively from MoMA Design Store in a Pure Oak finish, the Kiyola comes with a foot pedal and an ergonomically designed piano bench.

To learn more about the Roland Kiyola, visit Roland.com.


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About Roland Corporation
Roland Corporation is a leading manufacturer and distributor of electronic musical instruments, including keyboards and synthesizers, guitar products, electronic percussion, digital recording equipment, amplifiers, audio processors, and multimedia products. With more than 40 years of musical instrument development, Roland sets the standard in music technology for the world to follow. For more information, visit Roland.com or see your local Roland dealer.

About MoMA Design Store
MoMA Design Store offers curator-approved products that bring quality, creativity, and design innovation to everyday living. Every purchase supports groundbreaking exhibitions at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), a wide range of education programs, and the preservation of the Museum’s collection. In 1932, MoMA was the first art museum to establish a curatorial department dedicated to Architecture & Design, and by mid-century, it was playing a leading role in defining and promoting the values of “Good Design,” which MoMA Design Store continues to champion. Shop online at store.moma.org, or at locations in SoHo, on 53rd Street, and within The Museum.

Louis Vuitton 

Louis Vuitton Miami Design District will be the only store in the US to prelaunch the Men’s Spring Summer 2018 collection on January 10th before the official launch on the 19th.Inspired by the idea of exotic islands and travel, Kim Jones’ Spring Summer 2018 collection is overflowing with colorful prints, technical details and light weight fabrics.

 

In the spirit of the collection, Louis Vuitton has redesigned an iconic VW bus which will be parked outside the Design District store fromJanuary 10th to 22nd, before it departs for Rodeo Drive and lastly heads to Waikiki Gump. 

 

Miami-themed limited edition bumper stickers will be gifted with each purchase from the Spring Summer 2018 menswear collection. Louis Vuitton Miami Design District will also be the first store in the US to offer the SS18 surfboard. Additionally, exclusive Monogram Pacific leather goods will be available for purchase only at the Miami Design District store.


The fabrics are lightweight, modern and fluid. Technical skills, tonic mohairs and seersucker, a paper-thin “scuba” lambskin leather bonded with neoprene – fabrics that travel well and are practical, both demanded by the modern island-hopper and emblematic of the functional, technical roots of Louis Vuitton. Colours contrast the signature Monogram palette of earth tones with shades of khaki and flashes of sports-inspired neon, all “surrounded” by the deep ocean blue. 

The key theme of fusion is literally echoed in the accessories. The new style, the Monogram Split, contrasts different colourways of Louis Vuitton’ s iconic Monogram canvas, emphasized with a centre seam. The style is offered in classic Keepalls, re-engineered with a lateral seam; or the tidtotee with an oversized style split vertically, including the handle, which is taken from those traditionally used on the trunks. From mountains of trunks, to hand-luggage only- this is another journey, from past to present, charting the needs of the contemporary bigger. 

New colourways and treatments of the iconic Monogram are introduced – Pacific, a cobalt-blue, Oceania-inspirwd iteration and Reflect, whose hi-vis reflective finish is influenced by high-impact sport. 

The importance of the sportswear theme-surfing, scuba and trekking- is underscored by a new technical, sports inspired line, “Monogram Outdoor”, which mixes canvas with sports webbing, scuba, zips, cording and hardware based in the coloured metal if a climber’s carabiner clips, creating new styles infused with the energy and and dynamism of outdoor pursuits. Other styles play with the recent archive – blowing up the ‘Noe’ bag into oversized backpacks, and revisiting clog style shoes first offered for women. The footwear cross-breads these clogs with hiking boots, Harajuku with Honolulu. The construction of Louis Vuitton trunks inspire soles in dovetailed lightweight ash and nailhead metallic details – as modern today as they seemed 163 years ago. 

The soundtrack is as unique as the clothes: the musician Drake has recorded a song inspired by this collection, to be premiered at the show. Another fusion – between music and high fashion.