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Kiko Kostadinov’s women’s wear designers, Laura and Deanna Fanning, are expanding the brand’s eccentric ethos in their third and final installment of their collaboration with Asics. The release of the Gel Teserakt is an embodiment of what the brand already represents within its ready-to-wear: strong, with a play on perceptions. Unlike previous drops, the designers have focused on restyling the dimensions of the Asics runner by keeping the upper minimal with the Gel technology tooling.
The utilization of a playful tri-tonal color scheme draws attention directly to the sole of the shoe while simultaneously using the men’s wear counterpart, Gel-Kiril’s Flytefoam propel midsole. These silhouettes will come in gunmetal and gold which will be available in select retailers on Oct. 24.
During such unprecedented times, the designers have had time to reflect on what they’d like to strengthen upon Kiko Kostadinov’s women’s wear and expand on pieces they feel strongly about while connecting more with their desired audience. “Quarantine at times felt quite introspective, time really slowed down and at times became faster,” they said. “Creatively it allowed us to slow down and focus on details and hand work.”
Both gravitating toward different areas when designing, Laura focuses on the woven garments and
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Soon to be the company’s new flagship store and second addition to New York City early next year, Frame’s new location on Madison Avenue will temporarily serve as a portrait exhibit featuring a series of Warhol-inspired Polaroids taken by Frame’s cofounder Erik Torstensson.
According to the company, the exhibit will celebrate the “much loved and inspirational city.” The portraits are shots of friends and fashion industry personalities that have been part of the Frame community over the last five years and will be displayed in the space as a timeline of the brand’s memories in New York City.
Frame store, Madison Avenue.
In addition to the portraits by Torstensson, the center of the space features a daybed made from New York City subway grates by architects Gisue and Mojgan Hariri as part of the John M. Hall collection.
“We’re excited to be opening on Madison Avenue and present our new store as an homage to the city we love,” said Erik Torstensson, cofounder and creative director of Frame. “I have just moved to New York City and couldn’t have asked for a better location. Right between cultural institutions and blue chip art galleries, it really feels like the perfect spot.”
Torstensson’s portraits feature friends