Buzz: Spike Jonze Collaborates for Film… Kenneth Cole’s New Tome

‘Her’ Story
For Spike Jonze’s latest movie, “Her,” the director has teamed up with the brands Girl and Lakai for an exclusive men’s sneaker, available exclusively at Opening Ceremony in November. The $90 look features a suede upper with movie title branding on the insole and tongue. The red accents on the shoe are inspired by lead actor Joaquin Phoenix’s character in the film. “Her” opens this winter and also stars Amy Adams, Olivia Wilde and Scarlett Johansson.

Just for Kids
Etiquette Clothiers collaborated with Colette on a gift set of baby socks, available now at the Paris retailer. The six-pair set features Etiquette’s signature stripes and polka-dot patterns in Colette’s iconic cyan and black (and white) hues. Dutch artist Jonny Detiger also contributed hand-drawn silk paper artwork, offered with each purchase. The socks fit ages newborn to 12 months and are made of Italian combed cotton. The collaboration also will be sold on each company’s e-commerce site.

Page Turner
Kenneth Cole celebrates 30 years in the industry with the launch of a new book. Published by Rizzoli, “This Is a Kenneth Cole Production” spans from the early days in the designer’s career to the present, and includes a look at Cole’s ad campaigns and social activism work. The book has a mobile component, too: If consumers scan a sticker on the book cover, a free mobile app will download and launch both an image and personal message from Cole. Additional pages in the book can be scanned, for access to behind-the-scenes content and videos about the designer and his brand. The book, which retails for $75, hits stores on Tuesday. All profits from the book will be donated to AmfAR.

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