267 posts categorized "Design"

Saint Laurent Under Slimane: A Legacy?

Apr 05 2016


So it's now official. Hedi Slimane has left the once-fabled house of Saint Laurent. His replacement is a relatively unknown young Belgian designer by the name of Anthony Vaccarello.

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Everything Old Is New Again?

Jan 13 2016

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Is that a Prada coat? Or is it Mui Mui? Marni? Marc Jacobs maybe? Gucci under Alessandro Michele?

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Deja Vu Over And Over?

Dec 23 2015


Perhaps it's just me but this Louis Vuitton Cruise 2016 bag looks strangely familiar ...

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A Tantalizing Thought.

Dec 09 2015

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There is a tantalizing rumor currently circulating amongst Paris fashion circles regarding the changing of the guards at a fabled fashion house.

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"The screen has to scream, baby."

Oct 26 2015


From where I sit, there are two things currently rattling the luxury fashion industry. The first: Hedi Slimane's cynical but commercially successful collections at Saint Laurent. The second, Raf Simon's decision to leave Dior after a mere three and a half years.

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All In The Wrist?

Oct 15 2015

Apple:Met Gala:Fashion

So, Apple will be sponsoring the 2016 Met Gala. The theme? “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology.” Let's think about this for a moment.

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Hung Up On The 90's Hedi?

Oct 07 2015

Saint Laurent:Spring Summer 2016

Didn't catch the recent Saint Laurent show during Paris Fashion Week? Not to worry, I'll fill your in.

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Time To Move On?

Oct 06 2015

Celine Handbags

What makes a luxury accessory desirable? When does it stop being coveted and why?

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A Fresh Take On Petit Bateau Classics Courtesy of JCdC.

Jun 10 2015

Petit Bateau:Jean Charles de Castelbajac

To my mind, the hallmark of a good collaboration is when the resulting products combine both brands' DNA into a graceful, cohesive whole. In other words, the product itself must be desirable on its own independent of the brands behind it. In this respect, the new Jean Charles de Castelbajac collaboration with Petit Bateau looks like a winner.

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A Fond Farewell.

May 19 2015

Mad Men:Season 7:Finale

It's over. The cult television series Mad Men aired it's final episode of its final season and I am quite simply bereft.

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