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Louis Vuitton’s futuristic boom box

Louis Vuitton boom box

What I didn’t love about the Louis Vuitton Cruise 2017 show: the models’ terrible, slouchy walks, the fugly flipflop-trainer hybrid shoes, the OTT logos. What I loved: the fantastic location with its red concrete ramp (the lead-up to the futuristic Niterói Contemporary Art Museum designed by Oscar Niemeyer), the graphic colour placements, the epic Louis Vuitton ‘boom box’. (more…)

Buy it now: Joseph SS16

joseph ss16 womenswear

Right now, all I feel like dressing in is loose, oatmeal-coloured separates of the Joseph dress-up-dress-down variety. If you know Joseph, you’ll know their tailored jackets and trousers are excellent, not least because there are infinite variations within each style, so if you have a penchant for a particular fit, it’s probably there. (more…)

On Vogue Festival and the masterclass economy

Vogue festival 2016 main entrance

As fashion and its industry become more fashionable than ever, it’s unsurprising that people want to know more about it. There’s a real thirst for expertise, insight, insider stories and an understanding of the inner workings of it all. And of course, to be part of it.

Enter the rise of what I call the masterclass economy, an uptick in conferences, workshops, panel debates and hands-on masterclasses that let you get stuck in. Apple’s new store in San Francisco is a good example, with a dedication to knowledge workshops that embrace and encourage creative entrepreneurship. And of course, London’s Vogue Festival is one of the pioneers in recent years of the more glamorous type of symposium. (more…)

Louis Vuitton The Art of the Journey arrives at Bond Street

Raw Edges Concertina Chair for Louis Vuitton Objets Nomades

Dear LVMH, please can you slow it down with the store openings, exhibitions, out-of-the-way fashion shows and, well, everything else? I’m breathlessly trying to keep up. Next week is the Dior Cruise show and the long awaited re-opening of its Bond street flagship, this week was Cannes, Vuitton Cruise and a rather excellent exhibition opening in the LV Bond Street Maison.

Louis Vuitton’s The Art of the Journey is a must-see if you love product design innovation. It spans the entire store, with exhibits starting in the usually-only-for-VIPs top floor private apartment and working their way down. (more…)