In conjunction with Refinery29 and Absolut Tune, songstress Solange dons big curls and vibrant garments as she hits up different spots in South Brooklyn, including her home, the eye-catching pinkstone found in Park Slope, and a party with her amigos, in the colorful, Alan Del Rio Ortiz-directed mini-visuals for “Locked In Closets.” This ’80s inspired track is from Solo’s latest project―a 7-track EP entitled True.
Watch Solange’s mini-video for “Locked in Closets” below.
Director Ava DuVernay and cinematographer Bradford Young collaborated with the folks behind Prada’s Miu Miu collection to bring forth a short film titled The Door that honors the “transformative power of feminine bonds and life change.” This short is the fifth installment in Miu Miu Women’s Tale and stars Gabrielle Union, Alfre Woodard, Emayatzy Corinealdi (Middle of Nowhere), Adepero Oduye (Pariah) and songstress Goapele. From the stunning cinematography to the beautiful, yet symbolic garments, The Door is a must watch.
Synopsis: Characters arrive at the door of a friend in need, bringing something of themselves. Eventually, we witness our heroine ready to walk through the door on her own. The door in the film represents a pathway to who we are.
Music from The Door:
Watch Ava DuVernay’s short film titled The Door below.
Mike Friton is a freelance shoemaker, weaver, paper sculptor, and innovator with over 30 years of experience at Nike. His innovations are responsible for many elements of athletic footwear that people wear today. Each of his crafts informs one another and he is constantly exploring the fringes of his field. Mike’s work is a great example of how non-traditional methods of exploring one’s craft can lead to unique end results.
Watch “The Innovator” below.
While some fashion designers focused on a specific color of the season for New York Fashion Week, timeless jazz legend Billie Holiday was the inspiration behind the new F/W 2013 line by creative designer Scott Sternberg of Band of Outsiders.
Check out some of the 1940′s-inspired pieces at Life+Times.
“Love what you do and believe in what you do” – Samantha Sotos
Deep Green Sea‘s Art of Making series highlights people who go against the spirit of today’s pessimism and desperation. They dare to dream and create with zeal and imagination. This is the Red Dress edition.
Tyra Banks shares her earliest fashion memory, happiest moments, and fall fashion tips in the current issue of Arise magazine.
Yasiin Bey, formerly Mos Def, models English designer Adrien Sauvage‘s Fall 2012 collection on a photo shoot taking place en route from New Orleans to Houston.
Santhya, a hip-hop artist in upper Manhattan’s Dominican neighborhood of Washington Heights, gets style inspiration from old ladies, teen boys and X-Men.