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Chanel Supermarket: Ever wonder where would you go grocery shopping if you were a super billionaire in a Chanel World? You would go to Karl Lagerfeld’s luxury Chanel supermarket, of course. Tuesday the fashion showman put on a “Chanel Shopping Center” show that featured an audacious supermarket reconstruction and saw the celebrities applaud vigorously from the front row.
They clearly didn’t seem to mind sitting near the canned goods food section. However, events took a nose dive after the show when the rowdy fashion crowd looted the set. An entire supermarket had been reconstructed across several hundred square metres of Paris’ Grand Palais. Guests stared in disbelief at shelves bursting with consumable products especially made for this show: bottles of “Tweed cola,” wine branded “Maison Gabrielle,” and even grilled bread stamped “CC.”
This was clearly a fall-winter show like no other. Chanel trolleys at the side led on to a tall pile of coconuts next to writing “1 for the price of 2,” a fresh fruits and veg section, and large signs advertising Chanel’s latest special offers. Instead of discounts they read “50 percent markup.”
“Luxury should be worn like you’re going to the supermarket. It’s the pop art of the 21st century,” said the Karl. Though the set was a universal hit, perhaps Monsieur Lagerfeld later had one regret: telling revellers they could help themselves to the produce. It triggered a stealing-frenzy, with security guards having to swoop in as revellers stripped the shelves. At the exit, fashionistas’ bags were actually searched to remove stolen goods. One fashion editor succeeded in making off with a Chanel doormat.
Halston Heritage Handbags: The Halston name became an icon of style starting in the early 1960s when the late Roy Halston Frowick found initial success as head milliner at Bergdorf Goodman. In 1967, he designed his first Ready-to-Wear collection; only seven years later, he was accepting his fifth Coty Award. His renowned style is carried on by Halston Heritage chairman and CEO Ben Malka. At its helm, Malka has grown the house into a full lifestyle brand, complete with vibrant, highly coveted handbags.
Once dubbed “the premier fashion designer in America” by Newsweek, Halston was synonymous with the 1970s and the era of Studio 54. His strong connection to pop culture was evident by his friends and clients, which included Andy Warhol, Bianca Jagger, Elizabeth Taylor, and Anjelica Huston. Halston went on to create one of the best-selling fragrances of all time in his signature tear-drop shaped perfume bottle designed by Elsa Peretti.
Louis Vuitton RTW Fall 2014, it was the most anticipated show of the season, and it marked a sea change: whimsical romance out; chic pragmatism in. As Louis Vuitton’s creative mantle passed to Nicolas Ghesquière from Marc Jacobs, the difference came into sharp focus. Ghesquière’s debut ushered in a new era for one of the most storied names in luxury. “The clothes have to be functional,” Ghesquière explained. “What do the girls around me want to wear? I’m surrounded by many women, so I listen to them. I collect a little thing from all of them and mix it. A wardrobe.”
Though he started out theme-less, the clothes had a subtle Sixties vibe, with dresses and skirts cut in crisp A-lines, a recurring theme, some detailed with big contrasting pockets or bold zippers. Not surprisingly, he put a big focus on coats, neat silhouettes in tweeds and glorious leathers that celebrated the house origins. As for the bags, they were both distinctive and immediately signature, from the utterly charming mini trunk to bigger styles with diagonal quilting.
Miu Miu RTW Fall 2014: You will imagine that Miuccia Prada is a designer not particularly concerned with trends. Yet there were, some of the season’s most prevalent motifs, athletic practicality, fantastic knits and novelty furs, a subset of generally excellent outerwear, crystallized on her fall Miu Miu runway. The collection was on message with a fashion mood at large, but delivered with Prada’s own special slant.
The attitude was perky and young, captured in neat. After the show Prada said the collection was “about no useless design,” adding that the intention was “to be more real.” Everything was highly wearable when it came to the long raincoats that came in clear plastic or traced with bright graphic stripes, and flat rubber rain boots.
Free People Catalog March 2014 is one of the best ever, and that has a lot to do with the fact that it features one of their biggest style inspiration, Erin Wasson. For years she has graced the inspiration walls at Free People offices, popped up all over their Pinterest boards, and now, she appears in the pages of their catalog for the first time – and yes, there is an accompanying short film that will make your heart race. By her side is the handsome Mark Wystrach and together they hit the road on a motorcycle, traveling from LA to Las Vegas on a beautiful journey captured by photographer Guy Aroch.
“What if you had the chance to take off…to leave it all behind. To leave life as you know it, heartbreak, stress, anything and everything, in your dust — and hit the road, taking a leap of faith into the unknown. Would you do it? Would you be brave enough to follow your heart? It’s something we can all relate to, weather we’ve taken that leap — that ride — or not. Maybe you had the opportunity and you couldn’t take it, or maybe it’s something you’ve always thought about and longed to do — pack a bag, and take a chance. The Ride shows us what could be on the other side of that journey — discovering new things about yourself, finding joy in the unknown, and letting your heart make the decisions. Erin Wasson and Mark Wystrach bring all of the emotions of the journey to the table, and it’s a beautiful thing to watch. Go on, take The Ride.”