Who would have ever thought technology could look so...well, FASHIONABLE?! Or, shall I say COUTURE. I believe everything has a face lift and the face lift to technology has come in 2009. All praises goes to the surgeons, designer Douglas Little, Dell & Bergdorf Goodman’s senior director of visual presentation, David Hoey, who teamed up to make the croc-skin, Swarovski crystal, luxe trimmings laptops a fashion reality. The collaboration between designer, mogul tech and high-end department store created a limited- edition of opulent Adamo laptop skins, which evoke a meaning “Tales of Technology".
Ultimate Temptation & The Princess and the PC are my favorites, definitely expresses my personal style. See what Little has to say about the inspirations behind the " Tales of Technology". Pretty interesting...
“This one’s obviously based on Eve, the apple, and the snake,” says Little about the biblically inspired Swarovski serpent. “Michael Schmidt, a costume designer who does Cher, Madonna, and Grace Jones, collaborated with me on this.”
“This is caiman crocodile skin, which we pieced together,” says Little. “We just used its shape to make the corsetry. It’s all hand-stitched and embellished with black-diamond Swarovski crystals.”
The Princess and the PC
“The story of the Princess and the Pea is that the princess is the only one who can feel the pea underneath her mattresses, so this speaks to the idea that this is the slimmest laptop available,” Little reveals about this laser-etched mother-of-pearl design.
“This laptop is about chemical symbolism and the idea of the beginning and the ending; it’s about creation,” says Little. “I wanted to use a primitive concept that had a lot of historical research as the basis but also that felt like a lush brooch and very relevant to what’s currently happening in fashion.” Its accompanying window includes a trio of hoop-skirted mannequins styled after Russian nesting dolls.
what: First Interview after MJ's Death
when: October Issue of Harper's Bazaar
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