It’s full steam ahead at luxury men’s label Berluti, which on Tuesday night feted the opening of its swanky new Left Bank Maison on Rue de Sèvres in Paris, marking its foray into bespoke tailoring, or so-called “Grande Mesure,” service. With its roots as a luxury cobbler, the LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton-owned house introduced ready-to-wear in 2011 under its new creative director Alessandro Sartori, marking the beginning of its expansion into a men’s luxury lifestyle powerhouse under CEO Antoine Arnault.
Well, that was short-lived. A Louis Vuitton exhibit in the form of a giant trunk, slated to open next week in Moscow’s Red Square, has caused so much outrage that it will now be dismantled. Continue Reading
Retailers in New York are reinventing the holidays with a futuristic twist.
Wishing everyone a very postmodern season of cheer, Barneys New York, tapping French visual artist Joanie Lemercier, created a futuristic vision of Manhattan using 3D technology and videos, resulting in a series of interactive and immersive window installations.
Doing its bit for young design talent, LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton today has launched the applications website (www.lvmhprize.com) for its new LVMH Young Fashion Designer Prize, open to designers under 40 years old who have presented and sold at least two women’s or men’s ready-to-wear collections. The admissions website has been conceived as a collaborative platform, where the public can discover and interact with young design talent through a digital hub. Continue Reading
A box of tastebud-busting macarons to nibble on with a limited edition fragrance to match. That’s the concept behind a fun new collaboration between Nina Ricci and famed macaron maker Ladurée, which set as its challenge creating a fragrance as if it were a macaron and vice versa. Charged with the task were Ladurée’s Vincent Lemains and master perfumer Olivier Cresp. The project took around six months to complete, with the pair meeting two-to-three times per month. Continue Reading
Ever keen to share his world views, the notoriously outspoken designer Karl Lagerfeld on Tuesday afternoon donned the professor’s hat, taking to the stage of prestigious Paris school Sciences Po to impart his wisdom to some 400 students, predominantly from the Ecole de la Communication (School of Communications). Continue Reading
Inès de la Fressange, the incarnation of Parisian chic, has lent her French touch to hip Japanese retailer Uniqlo for a capsule women’s collection due to launch worldwide in March, as part of the brand’s LifeWear 2014 Spring and Summer Collection. Continue Reading
It was in the 1950s that Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel famously returned to work, aged 71, after her disdain for Christian Dior’s “New Look” was strong enough to lure her out of her self-imposed exile.
Now, that decade is the subject of Karl Lagerfeld’s new film, aptly titled “The Return,” to be presented ahead of his Métiers d’Art collection on December 10 in Dallas, Texas. Continue Reading