MOMENTS | Link Up: Dior Couture, Racial Diversity, Patti Smith Sings Stay, Smart Contacts
Staying relevant on the go.
1. While it’s the end of Paris men’s fashion week, we’re happy it’s also the beginning of couture week. Raf Simons’s was one of our favorite collections, and innovator Dior couture gave us a high-low remix of couture with sneakers encrusted with sequins. If this is his idea of a sport-meets-fashion look, we’re definitely game.
2. Today’s Martin Luther King Jr. day, and while we have much to appreciate, there’s always more progress to be made towards racial equality.
“In fashion, we’ve seen some staggering recent examples of racial insensitivity,” says Jason Campbell on an op-ed for The Business of Fashion. Campbell, founder of Closet HQ and JC Report, runs down all of fashion’s transgressions, but he maintains that there is hope.
3. Musician Patti Smith is one of Belgian fashion designer Ann Demeulemeester’s muses—and ours too. So we were happy to hear her sing a cover of Rihanna’s “Stay” at Webster Hall last month.
4. Leave it to Google to take wearable technology to the next level. The inventor of the Google Glass is developing “smart” contact lenses that measure the glucose levels of diabetics.
5. To top off the visual feast from all the Fashion Week excitement, artist Dennis Hlynsky, a professor at RISD, put together these stunning video clips of visually isolated flight paths of bird. We’re getting the Hitchcock shivers.
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