First introduced in 1999, LEVI’S RED is a premium concept collection by Levi Strauss and Co. that is dedicated to reinventing the iconic Levi’s 5-pocket jean and proposing new forms and aesthetics for jeanswear. LEVI’S RED garments are notorious for being experimental, technical, and complicated to manufacture.
Ahead of the launch of the first LEVI’S RED collection to be released in seven years, which will be available worldwide exclusively at LN-CC.COM, LN-CC have curated a selection of key pieces from the first ever LEVI’S RED 1999 collection. Entitled ‘Twisted RED’, the collection was a turning point in reinventing the classic 5-pocket jean and a seminal moment in the evolution of denim – paving the way for eight RED collections over the past 15 years. Buy the archive here
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A new addition to LN-CC’s exclusive brand list this season is Japanese footwear brand Hiroshi Tsubouchi. The selection is made up mainly of traditional brogue and saddle-shoe uppers, crafted from luxurious suede leather and fused to durable, off-white rubber soles. Each colourway is a worldwide exclusive to LN-CC and can be purchased here
Dries Van Noten makes use of an interesting textile for its latest Spring Summer 2012 Canvas Sneakers. As the straightforward moniker implies, the pair sports a brown canvas upper that is juxtaposed against a dark navy blue vinyl on the toecap and heel. The off-white rubber outsole is rounded out by an interior tan leather lining, black shoe laces and brushed metal hardware. Available here
I’m not ‘into’ most of the Yuketen styles to date, I don’t really know why but they remind me of either eskimos or lads dressed like they are Urban Fishing! Any how LN-CC have produced a pair that has changed me. They are made from black leather and feature brogue detailing. The uppers are hand stitched to a black, ‘Vibram’ wedge sole. The boots are finished with a hand stitched leather insole embossed with the Yuketen logo. Buy em out here
One of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet and a very good friend of TSR is embarking on his (long over due may I add) first solo show at the J&A Cafe in East London, as part of the ongoing collaboration between Metro Imaging & J&A who have come together to promote and raise awareness of the best young photographic talent in the UK.
Since Ben graduated from London College of Fashion in 2007 he has gone on to produce acclaimed commercial and editorial work for both print and digital brands and publications including Nigel Cabourn, Damir Doma, Raf Simmons, i-D, Dazed & Confused, Sang Bleu, Stone Island, Passarella Death Squad, Wallpaper.com, The New Order, 1205, Billionaire Boys Club, Quotation Magazine, Toomuchposse, C.P. Company and Satyenkumar amongst others. In addition he has exhibited at The Royal Academy of Arts, Christie’s Gallery and London’s Great Eastern Hotel and currently works as in-house photographer for pioneering fashion and lifestyle website LN-CC.
He is recognised for his considered, perceptive and informal style, Ben always shoots on film using various analogue cameras which give amazing results and for a novice in photography like myself this isn’t easy as I can tell you. I’ve been with him in a dark closet in LA whilst his changes a film on a already Duc-taped up analogue camera thinking to myself that he’s gone mental, but then you can see from the results that they could only be gained through painstaking measures. Mistakes are embrace and experiments encouraged through out his work. So if you are in the area, pop by and see for yourself. Also while you are on check his blog out here
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Our Exquisite Corpse Skulls by Catherine Martin, in collaboration with the Huichoi people of the Sierra Madre mountains in Western Mexico, present a small look at the company’s recent passion project. These one-of-a-kind beaded skulls are made from Huichol artisans who use religious and symbolic motifs that translate into a beautifully vibrant piece of craftsmanship. With each skull featuring its own unique story and design, these art pieces are exclusive to retail store LN-CC with a limited run of 16 pieces in all. HB
My friends at LN-CC have put together a competition prize that is second to none. 15 thousand of our good English pounds!
To give their customers a chance to go to London and have the unique experience of actually wondering around their theatrical store, something that I can’t stress enough is like no other store you have visited before. You don’t get the same feeling browsing images online or in print, TRUST ME! They are offering flights for two people from any International destination, 3 nights stay in a local hotel plus the £15,000 store spend and a personal appointment with the store manager and buyers.
If you are unable to travel to the store £15,000 will be added as store credit. Gotta be worth a click HERE to enter!
Belgian label Dries Van Noten offers up a new lace-up sneaker for the Spring 2011. Mixing it up with a leather and canvas upper, the white low top design pairs simplicity and premium production at its finest. For those interested, the shoes are now available at LN-CC
Following a soft launch to develop their online presence, LATE NIGHT CHAMELEON CAFE (also known as LN-CC) finally pull the covers of their gargantuan retail concept. Housed in a 5,000 square foot space in East London, the project is the mastermind of John Skelton (formerly of oki-ni and Harrods) and Daniel Mitchell with design by Gary Card. The collection list is long and expansive involving both fashion, music and books for a true lifestyle experience. Three different rooms each embody their own theme with a further music room, book and record section and a working studio. For more information, head over toLN-CC.com.
Couple of weeks ago the blogs/forums were red hot with the news of LN-CC if you’ve been in a cave for the last couple of weeks this is the script. Essentially LN-CC store/online concept that is a collection of everything creators John Skelton and Dan Mitchell love, and with their background (Skelton joins from oki-ni and Mitchell from music collective Bad Passion) The interior of the store is crafted by set designer Gary Card (Stella McCartney, Uniqlo), sound engineer Mickey Boyle sets the tone and art book dealer Conor Dolan has personally stocked the in-house library. Clothing for men & women comes from the likes of Rick Owens, Damir Doma, Raf Simons and Levi Vintage Clothing.
The only drawback? You need to book early as entry will be by appointment only. Fear not though the boys website has just gone online have a peek LN-CC