We may be pretty deep into summer by now with luxe fashion house Maison Martin Margiela’s Spring/Summer 2014 footwear collection long since on the shelves, but some new future kicks have been snuck into the inventory. The aptly named Future high-top is a round-toe leather shoe, its lace-up closure with hidden laces and fold-over. The […]


17 Jul
French summer flannel with American flavor for Spring/Summer

When French homage label LES (ART)ISTS dropped their first line of artist-inspired tshirts, we were quick to grab a couple (Margiela, McQueen and Lagerfeld if you must know). Pairing famed names in the fashion industry with the year of their birth on the back, the simple shirts excelled simply in execution: great cut, nice materials, unique concept. […]


2 Jul
Smell like a booze & smoke-filled nightclub... but in a good way

Perhaps you once thought that in order to replicate the manly evening musk one can only pull from a proper jazz club, you’d have to make out with a drunken torch singer and crush a Macallan-dipped cigar into your lapel. You may in fact be right. However this apothecary bottle of jazz club fragrance from […]


From where the high-fashion Paris universe of Maison Martin Margiela meets the tried and true Americana of Converse comes the second coming of a collection that matches a classic sneaker with a (paint) splash of couture. After a very successful run last year, Chuck Taylor and Jack Purcell models have once again been given the Margiela white “overpaint” treatment […]


18 Dec
LIAS compiles the best for your feet of the past year

Well it’s that time of year again when we recap what we think were the best footwear offerings of 2013 — be they boots, slippers, high-tops, low-tops, sandals, whatever (OK, clearly no sandals). Like many of y’all out there, we have a soft spot in our decrepit hearts for sneakers, and shoes of all sorts, […]


In case you didn’t know, Maison Martin Margiela likes paint. In their day the couture Belgian luxury house has crafted many a hand-painted item, including Paint Splattered Austrian Sports Sneakers, White Painted High-top Sneakers and most recently their Paint-Dipped Converse collaboration. Now MMM take those above mentioned Austrian sport sneakers and scribble graffiti on them instead of […]


5 Sep
Chuck Taylor All Stars & Jack Purcells get doused in white

Maison Martin Margiela and Converse keep their much anticipated collaboration true to their particular styles with very simple takes on two of the latter’s most iconic silhouettes. Both the Chuck Taylor All Star Hi and Jack Purcell models get outfitted in Maison Martin Margiela’s signature crispy white. But it’s not just white canvas or leather, but […]


9 Jul
Black panther carbon fiber shell with nappa leather lining

French motorcycle helmet makers Ruby Atelier continue their string of handsome, well crafted products. Like their collaborations with Ill-Studio, TRON and Maison Martin Margiela, their latest item of fashionable protection differentiates itslf via an overall powerful aesthetic image. Inspired by the black panther in Robert Kipling’s Jungle Book, the Bagheera incorporates a dark black on black […]

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