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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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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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Ghesquiere Officially at Vuitton

1383607060949.cachedIt’s official! After months of speculation and stressing about what will happen to Louis Vuitton after the end of Marc Jacobs’ tenure, Nicolas Ghesquiere has officially taken his position as Artistic Director of the iconic fashion house. Despite his bitter departure from Balenciaga, his time there was said to be incredibly successful for the brand (obviously, hes amazing). Rumor has it he’s bringing his former Balenciaga assistant Natacha Ramsay over to Louis Vuitton with him. Huge personal fans of the cutting-edge designer, we cannot wait to see what he’s going to do for Louis Vuitton. This could mean big changes for the almost 160 year old brand as they continue to find new ways to maintain their classic style while growing with the ever-changing contemporary fashion trends. Officially counting the days to the Spring14 Paris Fashion Week debut!

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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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Designers Do-Up Teddy for Charity!

In 2011 BBC Children in Need launched the Designer Pudsey Collection, which saw 14 designers re-style the charity’s iconic yellow bear. Raising over $90,000, the project became one of Britain’s Top 15 Fashion Moments of the Year. For 2012, LOVE editor and stylist Katie Grand, curated a Designer Pudsey Collection with over 30 international and British designers creating a 28″ bear in their own inimitable style. Each one unique, this stunning collection has seen fashion greats focusing their creative flair, individual approach, and occasional humour on Britain’s best-loved bear. The star-studded 2012 line-up includes: Burberry, Vivienne Westwood, Paul Smith, Loewe, Sibling, Mulberry, Giles Deacon made with Swarovski Elements, Katie Hillier, Henry Holland, Louis Vuitton, Jonathan Saunders, Selfridges, Alexander McQueen, Smythson, Victoria Beckham, Prada, Donatella Versace, Missoni, Pucci, Gucci, Norton and Sons, Diane Von Furstenberg, Fendi, Balenciaga, Anya Hindmarch, Vogue, GQ, Kate Spade New York and Tom Ford; all for auction through Christie’s. Check out our faves below and find the rest at designerpudsey.co.uk.

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