This year’s been one for somewhat alternative (or unusual) collaborations in the fashion world. One of the most noticeable was Lady Gaga’s ground-breaking stylist Nicola Formichetti taking the reigns over at Thierry Mugler (and bringing Rico Genest to the fashion world’s attention). Then we spotted this next one; our friends over at Alpinestars joined forces with the wonderful Asher Levine (who’s incidentally also styled Gaga).
Asher Levine x Alpinestars collaboration
Known for his biological and scientific inspired collections, New York based designer Asher Levine chose an oceanic direction for his collaboration with Alpinestars Footwear – creators of world-class technical apparel and footwear for all forms of motorcycling, auto racing and extreme sports including the highest quality racing leathers and footwear.
While Asher Levine’s designs have appeared on artists such as Lady Gaga, The Black Eyed Peas, La Roux, and Sam Sparro, Alpinestars’ innovative technical products have appeared in multiple high fashion guises including Cassette Playa AW1011 show and are worn by celebrities across the globe. For more accessible pieces Alpinestars’ own fashion lines pay homage to their motorsport heritage and passion for speed and excitement with styles including the Traction studded Leather belt from the Men’s Astars SS11 line, while the women’s ‘Alpinestars By Denise Focil’ line teams the finest leather and silk to create pieces favoured by model Tali Lennox, Kristen Stewart and Whitney Port.
Whilst these designs are a little too much for my tastes, it’s great to see Asher base his F/W 11 runway show on pieces from the Alpinestars S/S 11 collection which you can see here.
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