Restaurant Design Right Now — and What’s Next

Those gumball-pink walls. That Sunkist-orange colorblocking. Those shimmery plastic beads. You don’t even need the instantly iconic floral oilcloth tablecloths or the poster of Cindy Crawford to recognize the aesthetic that has become as much a part of Night + Market’s brand as the fried chicken sandwich or the cult French wines or the pastrami … Read more

Adidas Design Vets on Storytelling Support – Footwear News

Some of baseball’s brightest young stars lace up Adidas when they step foot on the diamond. And this month, the Three Stripes gave them something special to wear to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Led by senior designer Harold Arandia Jr. and apparel technical designer Julio Aleman, Adidas delivered a special iteration of its Adizero Afterburner … Read more

D’Wayne Edwards Pensole Lewis College of Business and Design

The Lewis College of Business, which is the first-ever historically Black college and university (HBCU) to open in Detroit, is under new ownership. Earlier today, the former Nike and Air Jordan designer and Pensole Footwear Design Academy founder D’Wayne Edwards announced he has acquired the institution and will be reinstated next year under the new name Pensole Lewis College of Business and Design. … Read more

Jenny Packham design worn by Kate Middleton goes on general sale for £4,000

The Duchess of Cambridge‘s show-stopping No Time To Die premiere gown has sparked a shopping frenzy after going on sale.  British label Jenny Packham, which counts Angelina Jolie and Taylor Swift among its A-list fans, dressed Kate Middleton, 39, in a dazzling gold number for the film premiere at the Royal Albert Hall last week.  Now … Read more

Former Nike/Under Armour/Puma Design Execs Launch Speedland And The SL:PDX, A Hyper Performance Trail Shoe

The competitive running shoe biz has been an all-out arms race of innovation where the industry’s biggest brands are outfitting their speediest models with carbon fiber plates, state of the art foams, ultra-light synthetic meshes, and other seemingly over-the-top yet practical upgrades. Whether you’re a medal-chaser, globetrotting for marathon finishes, or hit the occasional 5K, … Read more

New Artist Spotlight: Wall of Sound, We’ve Missed You So – Abiura Ups the Sound Design Game

Daniele Vergine is not technically a new artist. In fact, as the guitarist of post-metal/blackened mathcore group Noise Trail Immersion, he’s quite well-known in metal circles. That all stands to reason once one hears his debut solo album under the moniker Abiura, Hauntology, which released in mid-September: it’s expertly crafted, tonally near perfect and sound designed … Read more

Rei Kawakubo, Alessandro Michele, Nicolas Ghesquière, and Many Others to Design Tributes to Alber Elbaz

Without question, Elbaz was an enthusiastic booster of his fellow designers in an era where peer-to-peer support wasn’t as visible as it is today. Gabriela Hearst, creative director of Chloé, told me that she was on the receiving end of that support. “He was modern in his attitude of understanding that the most démodé thing … Read more