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Louis Vuitton x Ruben Toledo x Fifth Avenue Maison

In Fashion, In the Know on November 23, 2009 at 11:12 pm


Last year, Takashi Murakami teamed with fashion powerhouse Louis Vuitton to turn the Fifth Avenue Maison into a visual holiday landmark. This year brush has been passed to Cuban Artist Ruben Toledo.

In conjunction with the seasonal display, “Home for the Holidays” (which incorporates LV’s signature travel luggage) was curated to evoke spending the holiday with family.

I preferred last year’s edition, but I admire Louis Vuitton’s tenacity and consistency with bringing art and fashion together.

Leona lewis x Stella McCartney?

In culture, Fashion, In the Know, music on November 23, 2009 at 9:58 pm

If singers aren’t bandwagoning on the fashion design line enough, now British-singer Leona Lewis is talking about starting her own collection. “There’s so much I want to do. I’ve always wanted to have my own fashion line, and that’s something I want to focus on next year,” Ms. Lewis apparently told a friend. And it looks like dreams really do come true. She’s in talks with the anti-fur design legend Stella McCartney about a collaboration for 2010.

“I’m on a mission. I’d love to promote a line of non-leather bags and shoes that are affordable.” Well, at least she’s clarified. She’d love to promote, not design or create. So, that leaves Ms. McCartney doing all the labour with Ms. Lewis sitting pretty musing about what her inspiration behind the line.

Both women are vegetarian and against completely against wearing animals; on paper it sounds like a match made in heaven. But Ms. Lewis, though cute in the face, does not strike anyone as a fashion maven, which leaves me to question: genuine, or marketing engine?

The Row Spring/Summer 2010

In designer, Fashion, Good Look on November 23, 2009 at 9:10 pm


The Olsen twins are a stylish duo, and their fashion line – The Row – keeps getting more mundane every collection. The Row never strays from its trademark palette, but what’s more important is the minimalist construction of the garments. The line isn’t particularly safe, it’s essential.

The Row is available at Barneys, New York.