SHIRT KINGS : BOMBE DE CHEMISES

Juin 1986, Jamaica, Queens, ghetto de New York : 4 grapheurs ouvrent la boutique Shirt Kings. L’idée de King Phade, Nike, Dean et Kasheme? Peindre sur des vêtements les graffitis qui fleurissent dans les rues et sur les trains de New York City. C’est la mode des Clyde de Puma, des jeans Lee, et le crew fait fureur en customisant des total look hip-hop à la bombe ou à l’aérographe. Les jeunes Flavor Flav, Jay-Z, Nas ou Salt’n’Pepa... Read More

LIL BUCK : L’HOMME AUX PIEDS D’OR

Agé de tout juste 22 ans, Lil Buck est l’un des meilleurs street dancers de la planète. Il est spécialiste du Jookin, un style venu de Memphis qui combine des mouvements de pieds très complexes.  Sa performance du Lac des Cygnes, filmée par Spike Jones en avril 2011 et accompagnée de YoYo-Ma au violoncelle, a atteint un million de vues en quelques jours. Lil Buck dirige aujourd’hui le New Styles Krew, une équipe de danseurs contemporains,... Read More

KING OF TATTOOS

Few people can claim to have held between their hands Beyonce, Justin Timberlake, Pharrell, Nas, Tyson Beckford, Eminem, Bow Wow, or 50 Cent. Mr Cartoon is one of them. Based in Los Angeles, Marc Machado is considered one of the tattoo masters. He became famous by using the ‘Fineline style’, which was developed in the California prison systems. Ironically,  Mr Cartoon tattoos nowadays the biggest stars of rap and rnb. He is also known... Read More

HERMES’ WILD STYLE

Is the luxury slumming? Or is Hip Hop becoming posh? Still, for its F/W 2011-2012 collection, the venerable house Hermes teamed-up with street-artist Kongo for an exclusive collection of silk scarves called Graff. The legendary ‘ carrés’ are reinvented through an explosion of colors that resonate as a tribute to the movie Wild Style and to the pioneers of graffiti.  Part of the proceeds from this collection will be donated to Kosmopolis,... Read More

MERCI ANDRÉ!

French artist André has customised a limited edition of Eiffel Towers made by the brand Merci Gustave. He was at Colette on the 24th of June for a signature of those cute parisian icons. After signing an Eiffel Tower for the Streetlife team, he also did this adorable drawing. Merci André! During the signature, Karl Lagerfeld and his gorgeous bodyguard popped-up to say hello. Ça c’est Paris! L’artiste français André a customisé une... Read More