Here’s the latest weekly DRG STYLE INDEX ranking, a round-up of the brands currently buzzing on my radar…
1. BUT IS IT ART?
Louis Vuitton has done it again, riling the purists with its Jeff Koons collab that launched last week. A collection of accessories that reproduces old masters paintings onto tote bags with the artist’s name picked out in graphic typography, its aim according to Koons is to bring high art to the street. (Bags cost around $3000, key rings are $585.) According to Vuitton’s CEO Michael Burke, “people are going to be upset about the sacred entering the realm of the profane. But we like to do things that can be perceived as politically incorrect. If we are getting flak, we think we are doing something right.”
2. JUDITH LEIBER: CRAFTING A NEW YORK STORY
In other gaudy accessory news, my favourite minaudiere designer, Judith Leiber has an exhibition devoted to her work at the New York Museum of Arts and Design. Judith Leiber: Crafting a New York Story is on until August 6th 2017. Read more at Racked.
3. NEW NAME TO KNOW: KING & TUCKFIELD
I haven’t yet seen these IRL but so far I’m liking the vibe of King & Tuckfield, London-based purveyors of Japanese selvedge denim and other garconne-style wares (they do menswear too). Discovered on Instagram, as you do these days…
4. YOUR ONE-PIECE ONE-STOP SHOP HAS ARRIVED
Swimwear season is in sight! I’m a one-piece girl so I enjoyed Glossy.co’s piece on new straight-to-consumer swim brand Andie. According to Glossy, the classic swimsuits are sourced from fabrics from a North Carolina mill and manufactured at a women-run factory in Los Angeles. While it’s an online business model, pop-ups are factored in to give customers a personal shopping experience and give a human identity to the brand.
5. COMME AS YOU ARE
Rei Kawakubo is trying to swerve the Met Ball (but Adrian Joffe won’t let her). Lynn Yaeger tries her best to squeeze a few morsels for Vogue…
WORDS: Disneyrollergirl/Navaz Batliwalla
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