Handbag investors are the new art collectors, a leading auction house has said, after a diamond-encrusted Hermès Birkin bag broke records as it sold for £162,000 on Tuesday.
The decade-old crocodile skin Himalaya Birkin bag, which features an 18-carat, white gold, diamond-encrusted lock, achieved the European record for a handbag sold at auction.
Rachel Koffsky, handbag and accessories specialist at Christie’s, told The Telegraph that growing demand for “wearable works of art... Read More
Alessandro Michele was announced as Gucci’s new creative director in January 2015. With the strong support of Marco Bizzarri, the label’s CEO and president, Michele was given free reign to bring his idiosyncratic sense of vintage style to the Italian fashion house, leading to a period of impressive growth at the house. In March 2017 the house reported an “exceptional (financial) performance across the board,” with a record first quarter revenue increase of 51 percent — its strongest in 20... Read More
Gucci will present its spring/summer 2019 collection in Paris. The move, under creative director Alessandro Michele, is the final act of a three-part homage to France.
The new collection will be shown in Paris on September 24, 2018. Gucci began its creative tribute to France starting with the pre-fall 2018 campaign, which recreated the May 1968 student protests in Paris. The second part of Gucci's French appreciation will be the cruise 2019 fashion show, which will take place on the... Read More
Paul Smith continues to turn tailoring on its head with A Suit To Travel In for men and women. Watch as professional freerunner Timothy Shieff sets out on an unconventional commute through the streets of London, made possible by the amazing flexibility and crease recovery of A Suit To Travel In.
A Suit To Travel In is designed for movement, with extra room across the back of the jacket for added comfort and flexibility.
Cut from 100% wool, the high-twist tailoring cloth is... Read More
Gigi gives us the boot! This fall, Stuart Weitzman has collaborated with Gigi Hadid, the face of the Fall 2016 ad campaign, on an exclusive design for the brand -- the Gigi Boot. The hiker-inspired high heel combat bootie was co-designed by the social supermodel and reflects her sleek street style and fashion-forward flair.
Hadid was inspired by the brand’s stellar boot reputation, but used her creative vision to put a unique, personal spin on the lace-up bootie silhouette. The Gigi... Read More
An earthy orange color in of itself, this is one of the hues that really comes into play on the spring/ summer runway for 2016, as seen on runways such as Esteban Cortazar and Roland Mouret, the latter of which takes on the orange hue with gusto. Nina Ricci grabs at the earthier feel of the color and brings in its own take on the way the designs should work. Chalayan gives in to the hue as well. And then, of course there is the whole Balmain deal. Osman likes his permission as well,... Read More
One of our favorite looks in terms of the newer spring 2016 handbags is the sharply pleated drawstring backpack as seen on the Louis Vuitton runway, splashes with the brand’s traditional monogram logo. Even the Michael Kors Collection features a snakeskin alternative that can be held in hand as a clutch almost, that is how innovative the design is.
Tommy Hilfiger has some similar looks with top handles added for ease of carrying your gear across the beach, made to match the sweaters... Read More
On the catwalks, House of Holland showcases a modern take on a retro floral print with stark black outlines, while clean white bases lend a fresh touch to Victoria Beckham’s abstracted pink blooms. Blown-up placements can also be used, as seen with combinations of painterly petals and sheer knit at Missoni or vivid color pop bases on a Marni bag. Ditsy florals inspire notions of the springtime prairie, on show in delicate repeat patterns. Classic flower motifs take on a modern freshness when... Read More
Chain straps appeared as a trend during the 2015 seasons as well, so we were hoping it would carry on with a little bit of something new. That is exactly what happened as we combine the featured favorite chains with fringe for example at DVF, or with oven shaped designs as seen at Betsey Johnson. Even the Jeremy Scott flowers have chains to hold on to.
Pretty fringes added create colorful flowers at Monique Lhuillier, while we see a whole lot of chains appearing at Alexander Wang,... Read More
A woven bag is a wardrobe must-have. And the best thing is, you don't even need the beach to carry one. They work just as well in the city and can even double as work bags. The beach bag screams good vibes and sunshine. A whole lot of textured looks combine to pull together the Dolce & Gabbana look as well, what with the tassels, embroidery, and golden chains all around. The bags are certainly carrying some sexy bags. What if we saw two similar sized bags stuck together though? That is... Read More