Collaboration, News, Obsessed

“The Icon and the Iconoclasts”

Karl Largerfeld for Louis Vuitton?!

 

Karl Lagerfeld

It’s true! The Chanel front man and Fendi designer teams up with the brand to re-create their iconic gold and brown monogram bags, trunks and luggage. Along with other designers: Cindy Sherman, Frank Gehry, Christian Louboutin, Rei Kawakubo, and Marc Newson; they will develop “the most desirable icon in the world”. Many of the details from this project are still under wraps, and it is not the first time the brand does something like this. In 1996 the brand enlisted Alaïa, Manolo Blahnik, Helmut Lang, Vivienne Westwood, Isaac Mizrahi, Romeo Gigli, and Sybilla for a similar collaboration.

We definitely cannot wait to see what comes of this rare combination of designers!

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Celebrity, Red Carpet

Award Season Round Up

Happy Monday! This award season brought so many amazing dresses we can’t possibly post all of our favorites. But here’s a round up of some of the looks we thought were best throughout the season!

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Taylor Swift in Gucci

Beyonce in Michael Costello

Olivia Wilde in Valentino

Lupita N’yongo in Calvin Klein

Charlize Theron in Dior Haute Couture

Kate Hudson in Atelier Versace

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Fashion Week, News

Nicolas Ghesquiere’s LV debut

Nicolas Ghesquiere has officially made his Louis Vuitton collection debut this morning during Paris Fashion Week. The collection seems to follow the western trend that we’ve been seeing for fall. This 70’s inspired collection is filled with high waists, vintage inspired patchworks, looped belts and edgy leather detailing. Ghesquiere stays true to the fashion house’s classic style but definitely adds his own personal takes to it. What were your thoughts on his first LV collection?

louis vuitton Screen Shot 2014-03-05 at 11.32.31 AM Screen Shot 2014-03-05 at 11.31.46 AM Screen Shot 2014-03-05 at 11.31.35 AMWe’re pretty happy to see leather will be continuing into the fall season since we’ve accumulated a significant collection since last fashion weeks!

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News

Jeremy Scott’s new gig at Moschino

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Unexpected but exciting! The Italian fashion house has named Jeremy Scott it’s new creative director. Scott is a former Moschino intern and has been running his own label out of LA for 16 years, but this is the first time he will be creative director for a big-name fashion company. He has replaced Rossella Jardini who was the creative director since Franco Moschino died in 1994. Although Moschino did not disclose the reason for Jardini’s departure they thanked her for her “enormous contribution in keep the spirit of Moschino alive.” Jeremy Scott’s designs are known for poking fun at fashion, which he says is what attracted him most about the brand – that they liked to poke fun at fashion too. So what does he plan to bring to Moschino? He told Style.com it’s all about “bringing the brand into the now, into the future. For me, it’ll be about playing with the heritage and vocabulary and bringing it into today. I feel like I can bring a younger demographic. My fan base is much younger [than Moschino’s].”

This is definitely an unexpected change for the infamous brand but we’re totally excited to see the edge he’s going to bring to it! His first collection for them will be Fall 2014 and is set to debut during Milan Fashion Week in February. Can’t Wait!!

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Fashion Week, News

Marc Leaves Louis…Who’s Next?

Paris Fashion Week 2013 – Louis Vuitton

Backstage at the Louis Vuitton PFW show, Marc Jacobs announced his departure from the brand after 16 very successful years with the house.  He was hired in 1997 to bring some edge to the beloved brand while still keeping it’s classically iconic styles.  LVMH announced that Jacobs will be leaving to concentrate more on his namesake brand (which LVMH still owns about 96% of).  Taking over for the designer will most likely be former Balenciaga creative director, Nicolas Ghesquière.  Rumor has it Coach is looking for a new designer to help them (yet again) re-design their brand; and that designer might just be Marc Jacobs.  Coach wants to take their brand back to it’s roots, resurrecting the classics of the 1990’s in hopes to re-build their brand equity.  Coach designer Reed Krakoff’s contract expires at the end of 2013 just like that of Louis Vuitton and Jacobs.  WWD reported that Coach is dreaming of stealing Jacobs away from LV.  BUT this is just a rumor.  Considering LVMH still owns so much of his own Marc Jacobs brand I don’t know if he would move right on to one their respected competitors.  What do you think about the rumor?  Should Jacobs move on to Coach?  All we’re focused on is the other rumor…Ghesquiére for LV – the possibilities are endless.  And most importantly, what did we think of Marc’s unarguably dramatic and incredibly provocative exit collection?

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Fun Stuff, Inspiration

Designers Sketch the Perfect Maternity Dress for Kate Middleton

Sure, it would be more fun to outfit the real live Duchess, but sometimes a pen and paper will just have to suffice, and today WWD asked a bevy of designers to come up with dresses fit for the last few months of Kate Middleton’s pregnancy. As you might expect, some options look more realistic than others.

Donna Karan designed a draped gown in striking blue that we could picture Kate wearing to a formal engagement, captioning the illustration: “Kate Middleton is elegant, sensual, timeless. This is a dress she could wear forever, at any age, at any stage, during and after her pregnancy.”

Karl Lagerfeld also went with blue, albeit in a rather different silhouette. For the pregnant royal, he sketched a bright navy Chanel frock with a mullet hem, high neck, and plunging neckline, adding the caption, “I think this dress is very much in her taste,” and scrawling “proud to be pregnant” at the top of the page. This isn’t exactly the first time he’s gotten fanciful with Kate’s wardrobe — recall the time he suggested she accessorize her “modern Victorian” wedding gown with a pair of thigh high boots? Something tells us he has fun with these little projects. – Styleite

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Karl Lagerfeld

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Chloé

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Donna Karan

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Vera Wang

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(images courtesy of Styleite)

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