‘Glass’ Review: M. Night’s Shyamalan’s Double Sequel Is Half Full, Half Empty

What a difference a couple decades makes. When M. Night Shyamalan dropped Unbreakable on an unsuspecting world back in 2000, the new Spielberg on the block was told that superhero movies were still a post-Burton/Batman novelty. As the man himself recently admitted, his what-if project about an everyman who discovers he may be a closet Superman was never to be referred to as a “comic-book movie” if he wanted to get it made. Just call it another psychological thriller. Or maybe sell it as a Bruce Willis star vehicle costarring Samuel L. Jackson. Just leave the capes out of this. It’s a niche market.

The irony, one of a dozen here, is that the director’s leap-of-faith follow-up to The Sixth Sense may have helped lay the foundation for the revolution (or devolution, your call) that hit modern multiplex culture. The original X-Men movie had arrived in theaters in July of that year and proved you could tell a straightforward, semi realistic superhero story, one that didn’t rely on bang-kapow camp or Goth-pop art. But Unbreakable — released in November, your prestige movie prime-time month — was the first to suggest you needed to take comic book narratives themselves seriously. The initial reception proved that Shyamalan’s reputation wasn’t bulletproof. Now ask any MCU fanatic or random Comic-Con attendee what they think of the movie. Geek love gets the last laugh.

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OAMC Debuts ’90s-Inspired Modern Minimalist FW19 Collection

All eyes are on Paris as Fashion Week takes over the French capital. Head to our Paris Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2019 hub to find all the latest news from the industry’s best houses, brands, and designers.

Brand: OAMC | Season: FW19

Key Pieces: The entire line is solid, but the notable standouts are the outerwear offerings like jackets with prints and patterns, as well as the range of knitwear detailed with intricate motifs. The brand’s newest footwear silhouettes made in conjunction with adidas are also a focal point.

Editor’s Notes: After showcasing a next-level minimalist SS19 presentation, designer Luke Meier now unveils OAMC’s FW19 collection during Paris Fashion Week Men’s.

While maintaining his signature minimalist aesthetic, Meier injected references of the ’90s, ranging from the music scene in Vancouver and Seattle during that era to artist Matthew Barney’s exhibition at New York’s Guggenheim, as well as a tribute to musician and artist Daniel Johnston.

Encompassing a bevy of outerwear, knitwear, shirts, bottoms, accessories and footwear, the lineup of apparel are executed in relaxed fits through voluminous shapes. The aforementioned inspirational references are implemented as graphics and prints on a number of tees, knits and sweats, while patterns such as plaids provide another touch of vibrancy to the clean aesthetic that is rendered in a color palette of grey, navy, beige, white, green and blue.

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Bamford’s Mayfair Date Is Arguably the Best Affordable Watch From a Luxury Brand

Luxury watch customizers The Bamford Watch Department has come through with an update of its popular Mayfair model.

The Mayfair Date doesn’t change too much aesthetically but features an upgraded case, crown, crown guard, dial design, movement, bezel, bezel insert, and new date feature. It incorporates a Swiss Ronda 715 date quartz movement and, as is always the case with Bamford, can be customized with various colors and straps.

The original Mayfair was created by The Bamford Watch Department for clients to wear when their watch was in for servicing. The upgraded Mayfair Date can be copped for around $650, making it one of the best bang for buck timepieces on offer from a luxury brand.

Look out for the Mayfair Date coming to Bamford London and existing stockists from the 1st February 2019.

Staying with horology, G-SHOCK just dropped a 25th anniversary BABY-G watch. Source link

Loewe Redefines Effortless Drip for FW19

All eyes are on Paris as Fashion Week takes over the French capital. Head to our Paris Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2019 hub to find all the latest news from the industry’s best houses, brands, and designers.

It seems Paris men’s week is where all the action is. We’ve seen several catwalk debuts from new and established designers, like TAKAHIROMIYASHITATheSoloist, Fumito Ganryu, and now, Jonathan Anderson.

The designer not only brought his J.W. Anderson label from London to Paris, but also gave his men’s collection at Loewe a proper runway show, after opting for special events and installations for the past few seasons. As the PFW energy continues to rise, designers meet the challenge by creating spectacles tailor-made for the social media age. In this case, Loewe’s set was punctuated by an ochre yellow cotton sculpture from German artist Franz Erhard Walther. His work is unique in that it elevates the spectator experience to bring a profound value to his art. “When you take it into your hands, you change its status,” says Walther in an interview with Hans Ulrich Olbrist. “You turn yourself into a pedestal, into a plinth, by holding the piece. Then, putting it back turns it into a traditional sculpture again.”

In that context, Anderson’s plays with proportion, masculine connotations, and materials once again bring up the through line between art and fashion. Is it worthy of admiration because of the concept behind the design? Or does it have to do with the artful craftsmanship of a piece?

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