So the pop-up we thought was just next to the Gap, is actually a pop-up of the Gap. Say what? They've launched a little website to explain the collaboration, complete with a moving diagram of little boxes, one saying 'Gap' and one saying 'Colette', being hoisted by cranes. Cute, guys. Anyway, the little space, as reported by Racked, is said to include collaborations a plenty including Paris X NYC t-shirts such as those made by graffiti artists Andre (from Paris) and Neckface (from New York). See, it's almost like a wrestling match! There is also going to be some 'exclusive products' by the likes of Longchamp and Repetto. Looks like the Gap decided to squish every single possible collaboration idea into one endeavor. We just can't help but think that this whole thing would have been a little more special had Colette popped up in Opening Ceremony's space or some such thing. Alas, we suppose they are just competitors in the end. It just feels a little strange to say Gap and Neckface in the same sentence.
Salvor Projects, run by designer Ross Menuez, is taking his graphic prints to the street. Our network partner, See Pretty Things, recently hit up the Salvor Projects sample sale in New York where she snagged the Laser Etched French Calf Tote (pictured here) for quite a deal. The company turns out accessories, outerwear, and cotton basics in graphic prints that are understated though interesting. It's street wear for the cashmere and monochrome folk, the kind of clothing that fits right in with the other merchandise at New York's Odin and London's Dover Street Market. Manuez used to design prefabs and modern furniture so it's no wonder his clothing and accessories have an element of functionality and three-dimensional perspective.
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