8. October 2009 11:41
The world have loosed one of the most influetial photographers, Irving Penn. Irving past away yesterday, 7th of October in his home in Manhattan, 92 years old. He worked as a fashion photography for Vogue magazine for many years and was among the first photographers to pose subjects against a simple backdrop and used this simplicity more effectively than other photographers. "Photographing a cake can be art" is a famous quote by Irving when he in 1953 opened his new studio.
8. October 2009 10:41
Vagabond is supporting a young, local rock/funk band with the fantastic name Nudity is not a crime... Henric, Markus, Victor and Jim are the chilled members of the band and are as we speak on a tour around Sweden (yes, of course with their Vagabond shoes). They will hit Stockholm on the 10th and 11th of October, so if you are there, don't miss em out. Check out their myspace to find out their complete tour plan. And don't forget, nudity is not a crime!
7. October 2009 13:16
Make sure to pay a visit to one of our Vagabond concept stores if you want to lay your hands on these high heeled beauties... This Helena style will only be available in some of our Vagabond concept stores as well as online within the forthcoming weeks. Keep your eyes open!
6. October 2009 08:33
Amsterdam is mostly known for it's tulips, coffee shops (well, coffee is not really their speciality) and the red light district... That's not why our design team went there, they saw beyond that. Amsterdam is a melting pot and fantastic source of inspiration. An example of that is, Droog design, who has their headquarter there and Moooi who has a fantastic exhibition, both two of the worlds most hyped interior brands. If that's not enough there are over 50 museums, among them Rembrandt and van Gogh and several other fashion hot spots. Maybe you should plan a weekend for spring?
5. October 2009 14:10
Paris fashion week has been running for a couple of days, and while ordinary people are shopping fall, the press is watching spring. Yesterday Rihanna was spotted in this outfit just outside Hussein Chalayan's fashion show... And yes, she is wearing Hussein Chalayan's own creation showed earlier this year... So, what do you think about her style? Hot or Not?
2. October 2009 15:00
Giving you a warm up for the weekend, "This must be it" from Röyksopp featuring Karin Dreijer (The Knife and Fever Ray). This video is wicked! Röyksopp is also throwing a competition on their homepage where you can do a remix on their song "Tricky Trichy", so plug in those earphones... Enjoy the song and enjoy the weekend! Press here to listen in Spotify.
2. October 2009 10:22
In 2004, Ulrika Sandström started her own fashion label, a label where she endeavours to create wearable fashion with a unique feeling and a strong and individual look. For Ulrika's SS 10 look book we are more than happy that she choose to use Vagabond's one-of-a-kind platforms, specially designed for last years Elle award. For retailers and more info, check out Ulrika's webpage or just hit it and shop her amazing design online!
Photo: Magnus Klackenstam
2. October 2009 08:30
The collection work for AW10/11 is progressing smoothly... And It's looking good! For a couple of days we have a distinguished guest here at the office, our own last magician, directly from Italy, Massimo! To support him, our design team has invested in a genuine Italian coffee machine, and to be honest, we totally understand why! The lasts that Massimo is working on is the heart of the shoe, the most important part that really sets the fit and look... So for the last days there have been a lot of filing and polishing just to get the right touch!
1. October 2009 09:06
Co-owner & Publisher of Metropolitan Publishing BV - Textile View Magazine, ViewPoint among others, famed fashion designer, professor at the Royal College of the Arts, menswear designer, consultant, design director. The list does not stop here, but above all- I would like to present a futurist, David R. Shah
1. Favourite place of inspiration? My kitchen with a bottle of red wine and a cigarette
2. In my mp3 player right now? Terry Lynn
3. Favourite getaway? (I missed out on that one. Sorry!/R)
4. In my next life I will… be a sock designer, weight almost nothing
5. I am afraid of… heights
6. At my first job I was… a marketing graduate
7. Bad habit? None
8. My worst fashion buy? A too fitted, stretched Prada shirt
9. I spend too much money on… Books
10. Just before I answered these questions I was... Holding a lecture
30. September 2009 23:21
Martin Raymond is co-founder of The Future Laboratory, editor-in-chief of Viewpoint magazine and LS:N Global, the online lifestyle news and consumer insight portal. Martin has written several books, including crEATe and The Tomorrow People. He is a regular contributor on trends and business for the BBC, Channel 4 and ITV. If thats not enough, he is also lecturing at over 12 colleges and universities throughout Great Britain and Ireland and is also a contributing editor for Wired UK, and a fellow of the Royal Society for the encourgaement of Arts, Manufactures and Science (RSA).
1. Favorite place of inspiration? Delhi, India and river Thames in London
2. In my Mp3 player right now? The Kills and Patrick Wolf 3. Favorite getaway? Aman resort in Bhutan
4. In my next life I will... be a dog
5. I'm afraid of? Public speeches and Angela Merkel
6. At my first job I was... a presenter on a pirate radio station
7. Bad habit? Eating chocolate
8. Worst fashion buy? Buying size 30 on a pair of jeans
9. I spent to much money on... eating and champagne
10. Just before answering these questions I was... afraid