COLETTE NEWS NOVEMBER ’12

COLETTEText: Guillaume Salmon

Guillaume Salmon is PR for colette since 2002, enjoying to be in the middle of different culture and microcosms… From the west coast of France, he is a Parisian since ever and for ever for one reason, because Paris is Magic!!! He will be proud and glad to relate to the colette way of life and here, lists his favorite finds from colette month after month.

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10 novembre : Pharrell Williams
Pharrell Williams keeps the “cool” coming, establishing himself as a creative force at the intersection of undeground culture, art and elegance. He’ll sign his first book on Saturday, November 10, from 4 pm to 6 pm, at colette. For the occasion, a special box set will be available, including the book plus a t-shirt with an exclusive photo, taken by Terry Richardson in 1999, of N.E.R.D. version of Pharrell’s Vulcain sign. Don’t miss Maison Labiche collector’s T-shirt for colette, which features an embroidered version of Pharrell’s famous hand, in limited edition of 50 copies.

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Native Sons
Tommy O’Gora and Shinsuke Takizawa had already enjoyed success before creating the label Native Sons. O’Gora was at the origins of Dita, which produces eyewear under its own name and also for labels such as Thom Browne, and Takizawa started the brand Neighborhood. Their handmade glasses are inspired by well-known designs, revisited with an original twist. Exclusively at colette.

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Bless N.46: the colette, en collaboration avec Eastpak
Longtime Eastpak fans, Bless wanted to “evolve” the popular “Padded” backpack into a more feminine handbag. The transformation was quickly achieved by attaching two snaps on the shoulder straps, so that they fold and can be secured on each side. The new handle looks like a bracelet when the bag is worn on the wrist. Three canvas bags from the Eastpak winter 2012 collection have been reinterpreted for this project: olive, ocher and the American flag, in ultra limited edition.

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Milkcrate x John Waters
The unpredictable cult figure John Waters makes his first foray into the world of street with Milkcrate. The collaboration is surprising and yet understandable, both artists hail from Baltimore. Would you “Have sex in a voting booth”?

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Sebago 6th degrees
The blogger Mdot de Booji teams up with Sebago, the brand of boat shoes and brings together a dynamic team of five bloggers and creatives: Hana May of Hearty magazine, Sandrinette of Color Me Goood, Mayra Fateh and Michal Tesler of Eve Without Adam, representing some of the most energetic cities in the world: San Francisco, New York, Paris and Berlin. Each was given free rein to make the shoe of his or her dreams …

Text: Guillaume Salmon

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