I blame Gerhard Steidl for the reason I nearly break my neck every time I descend the steps into my office. The fact is, I have a confession: I have a book problem. Books are OK to spend money on, right? They’re objects of learning and curiosity and they’re also symbolic of taking time in a sped up word. And some are objects of beauty even more ravishing than a Prada shoe or a Valentino sweater. (more…)
From designer stickers to cartoon character smartphone covers to kidult footwear, there’s no stopping the rise of playful luxury. And no-one is more in tune with this emerging product category than Chanel, whose LED trainers illuminated the SS16 catwalk. As the AW16 Chanel show kicks off, Bon has published my article on how the heritage house embraced the next generation of international big spenders, one kitsch accessory at a time. Read the article at Bon.se.
WORDS: Navaz Batliwalla
IMAGES: Bon Magazine, Sabrina Shim
I won’t lie, I’m struggling with the idea of next season’s chunky-soled flatforms with their tacky gold chain (here and here) or lit-up soles. This season’s Chanel is far more me, the very same two-toe slingbacks that Gabrielle Chanel used to wear – completely unmodified.
Chanel put this shoe on all its models for the AW15 show and is giving it a big push with a series of videos. Four in fact, and very charming they are too. I’ve got to say, someone at Chanel is doing an outstanding job on the content front …
WORDS AND IMAGE: Navaz Batliwalla/Disneyrollergirl