chloma × STYLY | HMD collection [REAL⇄MR⇄VR]

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Since the first time I heard about Tokyo-based fashion label Chloma, it's been on my watch list. Originally presented as otaku fashion, Chloma goes far beyond that. They bring the future right in front of us with their original designs and fashion tech.

Recently this label went a step ahead and started presenting collections in VR and MR. chloma x STYLY is the result of it...

"We have entered a future in which going outside with a head-mounted display is completely normal. We are offering a combat uniform for you, the developers, who will go on to create the future"

Sruli Recht X ECCO - "Apparition" | Translucent Leather

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Name Sruli Recht is well-known for his astonishing designs. Jerusalem-born craftsman pushes the boundaries in the field of fashion, and brings the future right in front of us. Every time when Mr Recht  gets quiet for some time, means that the new big project is coming up... this time was not any different. 

A small team of innovators within ECCO leather,  led by the Iceland-based designer, Sruli Recht, worked for 3 years studying old Egyptian and Greek tanning techniques. By combining them with modern industrial applications, they created a project called Apparition.

Recht used translucent cow-skin leather and created water-resistant jackets and mid-top shoes swathed in green, amber, black, orange, red and white. The designer described the material as having “spectral qualities and almost ghost-like appearance.”

“The technique of keeping the leather soft is obviously a trade secret. It came out of the challenge of rethinking leather aesthetics in terms of both visual and touch properties.”

Apparition leather is available in two thicknesses: 0.5 to 0.7 millimetres and 0.8 to 1.0 millimetres.

Sruli Recht, ECCO leather