Microsoft sees its hardware partnerships as working to create a “stage” for its software, which aims to help consumers and businesses live and work better. Now the software giant has teamed with Marimekko to add some fashion flair to that stage.
The companies have brought to market this week Microsoft Surface products — skins and sleeves — that feature the designer’s signature looks. The products include a Marimekko Type Cover (for Surface Pro) in Siirtolapuutarha or Kaivo. The companies said that Siirtolapuutarha (city garden) is designed by Maija Louekari and “is a brilliant line drawing that tells a tale of a journey from a bustling city to a lush, city garden overflowing with flowers and vegetables.”
Trevor Andrew, the artist known for his Gucci Ghost collaboration with Gucci, hit Complexcon last weekend to launch his fist line, Real Buy. The streetwear line includes jackets, short- and long-sleeve T-shirts, each with one of the artist’s seven designs, reports @ariahughes .
Kane Brown didn’t take the traditional road to country music stardom, writes @jeanpalmieri .
Instead of cutting his teeth in church and dive bars throughout the South, Brown made a splash on Facebook by releasing several covers of country classics — George Strait’s “Check Yes or No” and Lee Brice’s “I Don’t Dance” among them — that soon went viral. “I was working at FedEx and Target and just doing it for fun,” he said of the videos. “I put it on social media and got around 50 likes. Then I woke up one day and saw that it had gone viral overnight.” Read more on WWD.com 📸: @georgechinsee