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Louboutin x Barney’s Windows

27 October 2011, 15.47 | Posted in Designer Collaboration, Designer news, Retail, Shoes | 4 comments »

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Barney’s gives Christian Louboutin his props with a set of store windows dedicated to the red-soled brand, on display now in its Madison Avenue New York, store. Barney’s creative director, Dennis Freedman, was interviewed by Fashionetc (accompanying images shot by Julia Chesky) about the project and had this to say on working with Louboutin:

“Christian has an extraordinary imagination. You see that in his work, but also when you’re with him. He’s a very rare person; it goes well beyond the design of his shoes. The idea of working with someone like that is very exciting. We wanted not just to display the shoes, but reinterpret the shoes—to create a sculpture. That intensified and magnified the design of the shoe. So everything begins with his shoe and creative vision and ends with making it ours. It’s been an incredibly exciting experience.”

Freedman also chats about the upcoming window collaboration with Lady Gaga and says, “I think I won’t be exaggerating to say that’s it’s an incredibly ambitious project on all levels. It will be a big gift to New York City, one that I really believe will be fun and exciting and bring all of her spirit and energy to the store.”

Video: Christian Louboutin Book Behind The Scenes

26 October 2011, 23.15 | Posted in Books, Designer news, Shoes | No comments »

Here is a video showing the making of one of the images featured in Christian Louboutin’s book, celebrating his 20 years of history in the business, which goes on sale today. This video shows singer Mika being prepared for a shoot featuring embelished Louboutin sneakers.

Marc Jacobs Explains The Louis Vuitton Woman

04 October 2011, 18.14 | Posted in Accessories, Designer news, bags | 1 comment »

Check out this video of the amazing Marc Jacobs chatting about his view of the Louis Vuitton woman. He comments:

“She wants to be seen, she wants to be noticed…there’s nothing apologetic or shy about it. She’s strong whether she’s gentle, or whether she’s youthful or more mature, whatever, she’s definitely an extrovert.”

And I think there are tinges of English accept creeping into his voice during this interview, no? Maybe it’s Jacob’s Louis V voice….I could see how someone with as many hats as he wears taking on slightly different personas for each label if only to keep creative ideas distinct.

Alexander Wang Interviewed By Simon Doonan For Barney’s

26 September 2011, 18.02 | Posted in Designer news, Retail, Steal From The Boys | No comments »

Alexander Wang’s menswear collection recently had its exclusive launch at Barney’s, and the department store’s creative ambassador (interesting title!), Simon Doonan, had a chat with Wang on the offerings and who he had in mind as a customer when he created his designs. But the most revealing part of the interview is not about the clothes but the conditioner Wang uses to keep his locks so enviably luxurious. According to Wang he doesn’t use conditioner and appears to be a part of the anti-shampoo brigade, opting for a brand called No-Poo.  Such a Downtowner at heart that Wang is.

Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen Creative Directors For Superga

12 September 2011, 18.39 | Posted in Designer Collaboration, Designer news, Fashion | No comments »

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Hot off the presses is the news that Steve Madden tapped  Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen as creative directors for Superga North America:

The Olsens are tastemakers, and people pay attention to what they’re thinking and what they’re wearing,” Madden told Footwear News last week. In their new roles, the pair will oversee all creative and marketing initiatives, as well as have oversight for distribution. The line is targeted to upscale department stores and high-end speciality boutiques.

“We hope to introduce a fresh perspective to this iconic collection, while honoring Superga’s legacy of timeless design,” Ashley Olsen said in a statement.

More via FN.

Lanvin Dancing Video Ft. Alber Elbaz Autumn 2011

29 August 2011, 18.58 | Posted in Designer news, advertisement, video lookbook | 1 comment »

You know the drill, we’re Snobs so we’re loathe to post up most fashion ads just cuz most of them are yawners and ’sides, why should we do brands’ dirty work for free? Still, this Lanvin promotional video for the Autumn 2011 line is tres adorable because what could be more fun than judging a model’s dancing skills (or better yet, lack thereof)? Elbaz gets in on the act and couldn’t be more huggable!

Introducing: Kalmanovich

29 June 2011, 16.03 | Posted in Designer news, Fashion | 1 comment »

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Color filled with a wide variety of fun silhouettes (you cannot beat a floor length khaki colored skirt with a denim/chambray top), we love the new collection by Russia’s Julia Kalmanovich. Enjoy more looks on the flip.

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Rad Hourani ‘Mykro’ Book Launch

24 June 2011, 21.01 | Posted in Art, Books, Designer news | No comments »

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Rad Hourani launches his first book tomorrow during Paris men’s fashion week:

The designer will launch his book created in collaboration with Mykromag: it is an intimate look into the creative world of Rad Hourani presented by former-model Viviane Fauny – a top model from the 70’s who worked with the likes of Avedon, Penn and Newton.

Via Vogue Italia.

Introducing: Augustin Teboul x Cointreau ‘Limited Edition’ Gaiters

24 June 2011, 08.47 | Posted in Designer Collaboration, Designer news, Fashion | No comments »

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Annelie Augustin and Odély Teboul of Augustin Teboul created a pair of handcrafted silk gaiters in collaboration with Cointreau as a  teaser to their upcoming  2012 presentation in Berlin.While the ad you can see on the next page is supposed to make us desire Cointreau orange liqueur,  all we can think about are the marvelous wearing options of those gaiters. A pretty excuse to wear a garter belt we say. Images courtesy of Augustin Teboul.

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Desigual x Cirque Du Soleil

24 June 2011, 00.52 | Posted in Designer Collaboration, Designer news | 1 comment »

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Earlier this month Spain’s desigual  announced its collaboration with Canada’s  Cirque Du Soleil. The collaboration will include clothing and accessories , for the Spring/Summer 2012 season and will be presented at Bread at Butter this upcoming July.Via Fashionfromspain.Looking forward to see more pieces for sure!