23 Apr
New Art Correspondent Freddi C hits up MOCA for opening night

We previewed the Transmission LA: AV CLUB last week, and sent new Art Correspondent Freddi C with mic and camera in tow to check out the exhibit. This was her recap… As the sun set downtown at the Geffen Contemporary MOCA, the Veuve flowed under an enormous shiny Mercedes-Benz logo suspended to look like a giant […]


20 Apr
The Avant-Garde Diaries hosts their 2nd exhibit in L.A.

We were guests of Mercedes-Benz last night at their Transmission LA: AV CLUB exhibit, and the show was by all means a great success. As we explained in our interview with Mike D, who is curating the event, the array of artist involved is impressive (including Peter Coffin, Benjamin Jones, Mike Mills, Tom Sachs, Sage […]


When you’re offered five minutes with one of your heroes, you jump on it with vigor like Kool Aid-geeked grade schoolers on a trampoline. Or at least, you should. Such is the case with one Mike Diamond, aka Mike D, the high-pitched smooth talker in the archetypal Beastie Boys. In this humble man’s opinion, if […]


20 Mar
White leather & contrasting navy from 1995 capsule collection

Those looking for a new bomber jacket for spring will be stoked to see Mr. Porter’s latest addition — a dead stock Raf Simons jacket straight from 1995 capsule collection. The bomber jacket pops with a stark-white leather contrasting the much darker navy poplin fabric. Pick it up from Mr. Porter for $995. via Hypebeast


18 Jan
High-tops & low-tops in a varied selection of silhouettes

Belgian designer Raf Simons’ Spring/Summer 2012 Sneaker Collection offers a varied selection of fashion forward shoes. From high-tops to low-tops, velcro-fastened to laces, the sneakers feature bold design in black, white and blue colorways, a couple styles implementing splashes of orange to set them apart. See all of Simon’s S/S 2012 styles in the gallery […]


11 Aug
Italian made premium white leather high tops for A/W 2011

The latest from Raf Simons Autumn/Winter 2011 are these Rivet Sneakers, seen here in a clean white colorway. The high tops feature chrome rivets placed on the outside of the heel and front of the shoe, as we first previewed with his 2011 Sneaker Collection. Combined with the oversized tongue — with the Belgian designer’s […]


7 Apr
More ultra luxury kicks for 2011

A couple weeks ago we posted Raf Simons 2011 sneaker line, and here’s a new iteration that didn’t appear in the collection. The high-tops take the Astronaut silhouette and craft them out of pristine white crocodile-embossed leather. The 100% leather sneakers are made in Italy and feature a tonal lace-up closure, single velcro strap at […]


22 Mar
Ultra luxury high tops for Autumn/Winter 2011

Avante-gard designer Raf Simons continues his assault on the sneaker game with the release of his latest collection of footwear. Fresh for his Autumn/Winter 2011 line, Simons’ collection varies from the elegant to the outright outlandish, using everything from brightly colored patent leathers to natural full grains to a variety of luxurious materials on a […]