Rest in peace handbag legend Judith Leiber, who died within hours of her husband last weekend at the age of 97. Her story was fascinating. An émigré from Budapest, she set up her own company in New York after learning her trade at Hungarian handbag-makers, Pessl. Her bags were a favourite of First Ladies – notably Nancy Reagan – but it was when she evolved from leather and satin to her surrealist crystal designs (in the shape of fruits, flowers and even Humpty Dumpty), that she found a cult following in showbiz A-listers and serious collectors. (more…)
Here’s a secret: fashion editors don’t really wear logo-tastic Off-White and XXXL Vetements day-to-day. When it’s not Fashion Week, they’re either on shoots, at their desk or on appointments so they wear anonymous, functional separates, very much like this.
This is the AW18 J&M Davidson collection – bag-heavy, coat-heavy, trouser-heavy and impeccably cut to suit anyone and everyone. (more…)
“It was pissing me off a little bit. Why is Anthony’s ready-to-wear always pictured in the magazines with our bags and shoes? Bloody hell!” Saint Laurent CEO, Francesca Bellettini on Anthony Vaccarello, New York Times
Loving this piece profiling Frencesca Bellettini, who has been at Saint Laurent since 2013 and has been credited with steering the company to its billion euro status. I wasn’t keen on Vaccarello or his YSL vision at first (more…)
Well, I wasn’t expecting this! I was really hoping for Phoebe Philo at Burberry, but it appears the rumours that she’s not going anywhere else following her Celine departure are true. So news broke today that Riccardo Tisci will replace Christopher Bailey as chief creative officer of Burberry from 12th March.
It will be a relief for the internal teams. Having a directionless brand is not good for morale, and Tisci certainly has form for reinvention and strong, decisive branding. (more…)