Product of the Week: 11/18/08
They’ve made clothes from corn, steel, bamboo, Tyvek, and cork, but now New York design duo DDCLab turns its eye to glass. Savania Davies-Keiller and Roberto Crivello, recently named lifestyle creative directors at New Balance (for whom they created 2008’s Inside collection), last week launched the Reflective 420, an update of a 1970s New Balance sneaker that employs a lightweight, stretchable, material composed of tiny highly reflective glass beads. This run’s limited to 60 pairs, at $498 a piece, but there’s a slew of more affordable kicks in the works—for which shades won’t be compulsory. Available at DDCLab. (212) 226-8980 or www.ddclab.com
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