FN Picks: “Breathless” in Rodarte… Portable Style

Reeling Rodarte
Rodarte duo Kate and Laura Mulleavy are using film as the inspiration for their latest designs. In honor of the 50th anniversary of “Breathless,” a movie by French New Wave filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard, the design team created two limited-edition T-shirts. One tee features the “New York Herald Tribune” logo, worn in the film by actress Jean Seberg, and the other is an original design. The shirts are available for $125 to $150, at Barneys New York stores, the Dover Street Market in London and Colette in Paris, where the sisters also created commemorative window displays. — Kristen Henning

Light Foot
Teva is bringing its new flip-flop, the Illum, into the limelight with a little rock ’n’ roll assistance. Rock band Switchfoot partnered with the brand to produce a video showing the musicians getting ready to hit the waves, with some help from the shoes. The Illum includes a detachable and waterproof pedlamp that produces a 10-foot beam of light. The flip-flops are available for $50 at specialty retailers, as well as online at Teva.com (where you can also check out the video). K.H.

All Tied Up
Brooks Brothers and blogger K. Cooper Ray of Socialprimer.com have teamed up to put a fun twist on a classic men’s staple. The Social Primer for Brooks Brothers Bow Tie Collection includes 16 reversible ties with patterns ranging from polka-dots to nautical flags to madras plaid, and are designed so men can even wear two patterns at once. The bow ties are available online and in select Brooks Brothers stores for $60, and a second collection will be released for fall. Nancy Mucciarone

Portable Style
Sure, there are plenty of rollable flats out there, but Pocketflops’ styles for gals-on-the-go are tailor-made for the summer season. The flip-flops, which fold in half, come with a matching case to tote comfortably inside a purse or bag. Pocketflops also sticks with eco-friendly materials, using recycled tire rubber as the base on the shoes and 100 percent organic cotton for the case. The flip-flops are retailing for $22 at specialty shops and online at Flocdesigns.com. K.H.

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