At this point, Gary Baseman has probably marked everything off of the bucket list for his career. He has won several Emmys and had a huge, traveling (brilliant) major museum show and even successfully funded a Kickstarter campaign: dude has done it all. The latest addition to this lengthy list of creative triumphs is a luxury fashion collaboration, one on par with Kenny Scharf for Jeremy Scott and Yayoi Kusama for Louis Vuitton: Coach enlisted Baseman to provide complimentary monsters for their Spring Ready-To-Wear collection. This sounds like it could be a troubling pairing, yes—but the collaboration is absolutely spectacular.
Wander over to The Generic Man website and you will find yourself lusting after several, several, several pairs of shoes. For example: there is a pair of silver hi-tops that I have almost purchased four times over because I have been dying for a pair of metallic shoes. Soon. To make matters worse (Or better?), their new collaboration with Comme des Garçons has surfaced and it is a sexy, sleek camo pair of kicks.
Locally made Bellenbrand has released their Fall and Winter 2014 collection. It’s great! Check it, gals.
Santa Barbara’s Seavees—California fashion label—has teamed up with locals Linus Bikes where they have made a *bike*. It’s being auctioned off now: you have until tomorrow to place a bid!
Local fashion outfit Cassenkreation have released their Spring / Summer 2015 lookbook. The wears seem rad!