Louis Vuitton took part for the first time in the Biennale des Antiquaires in Paris.
By taking part in the Biennale des Antiquaires, the brand joins an exclusive circle of great French jewellers.
To celebrate they held an opening gala dinner for the “Biennale des Antiquaires”, at the grand palais in Paris, in presence of chinese actress Gong Li and international super model Christy Turlington.
Turlington wore an exclusive dress from the “Louis Vuitton & Diwali” collection, a pair of sandals and a Louis Vuitton and Sofia Coppola slim clutch.
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Jason Wu is a Michelle Obama favourite, best loved for his unique tailored, yet playful designs.
Although the brand is only four years old, it is not new to the Middle East…in Dubai it is exclusively stocked by Symphony Boutique.
Wu’s Fall-Winter 2010 collection, is not only bold and gorgeous, it is also the first time that Wu added accessories to his collection.
With the cutest tailored shorts, vivid coloured maxi dresses, strappy heels, bags and sunnies on offer, we know why Wu is such a fashionista hit in New York. There’s no doubt that he will be equally as successful here in the Gulf!
New-York based designer, Christian Siriano (Project Runway winner) showcased a collection inspired by his travels abroad… Asia, the Mediterranean and Africa!
His use of subtle earth-tones and tan leather reflects an ultimate chic resort wardrobe, which screams of discreet glamour.
The collection is available at Symphony Boutique in Dubai.
‘Burberry Retail Theatre’ will broadcast the brand’s Spring Summer 2011 womenswear show livestream directly into 25 flagship stores worldwide, creating live simultaneous virtual trunk show events on 21 September 2010.
Customers in store will explore the collection through iPads where they will be able to buy immediately through a custom-built Burberry app following a private viewing of the show on high definition screens spanning 3×3 meters with pioneering surround-sound creating a heightened show experience… “We are really excited to be launching ‘Burberry Retail Theatre’ enabling the first ever live simultaneous virtual trunk shows in our stores globally. This concept allows us to broadcast our multi faceted content all over the world, directly to our stores, creating a modern and pure brand environment. Customers at the exclusive in-store digital events will experience the clothes, the music, the energy and the atmosphere in real time and have the unique opportunity to receive their orders in just 7 weeks.” – Christopher Bailey, Burberry Chief Creative OfficerSarah Beydoun is the founder and creative director of Sarah’s Bag.
Born and raised in Lebanon, she belongs to a generation of Beirut-based designers who came of age during the country’s fifteen-year civil war and are now contributing to rebuilding the city’s cultural life through their work in various creative industries.
Sarah decided to set up her company as part of a rehabilitation program, which helps women at risk from economic deprivation or the stigma of having served time in prison would learn valuable skills in return for a reliable income and a stable source of pride, dignity, and empowerment.
In the process, these women would be helping to revamp the centuries’ old traditions of artisans and textile makers in the Middle East for the purpose of invigorating contemporary fashion.AVAILABLE AT, MARAMI, THE DUBAI MALL, TEL: 04 434 3536
There’s no end to scope of Karl Lagerfeld’s creative talent! It’s not enough that he’s in charge of the creative direction for Chanel and Fendi, he’s now added Italian brand, Hogan, (owned by Tod’s Group) to the niche list of his creative projects.
To be unveiled in Paris on October 2nd, the WOMAN SS 2011 Hogan Capsule Collection by Karl Lagerfeld will be a unique collaboration, which is a strategic move for the International development of the Brand.
What can we expect from King Karl? Fabulous accessories and RTW as well his reinterpretation of iconic Hogan pieces. Also expect a short film to show Lagerfeld’s creative process within the Hogan universe.
Although, this image is not related to the Hogan project, we just love this rock & roll image of Lagerfeld by talented French photographer, Jean-Baptiste Mondino… it reflects the kind of energy which Lagerfeld will no doubt bring to Hogan!
Hogan is available at Mall of the Emirates, Dubai.
PHOTO © Jean-Baptiste Mondino
It’s great to hear that the luxury floor (1st Floor) at Galeries Lafayette flagship store, has had an additional 1,500 m² added to make the entire luxury brand retail space, 3000 m²!
The space simply know as Luxe, Créateurs, Marques Créatives now also houses as dedicated area for fashion designed by women for women. Alongside the latest arrivals from Stella McCartney are designs by Vanessa Bruno, Isabel Marant, Diane Von Fürstenberg or Vivienne Westwood in the only shop-in-shop in France.
Two multi-brand spaces have been created to serve as fashion laboratories. An up-to-the-minute selection from collections by Véronique Leroy, Felipe Oliveira Baptista, Lutz, Sandra Backlund, Naco Paris or Yvonne will be available exclusively from the Labo Créateurs.
Meanwhile, the Labo Créatif offers a platform for young designers to show their work over short seasonal runs: three young women designers will feature at the opening with their respective Lovemilla,Heimstone and Mesdemoiselles brands.
“La Mode a du Sens” area will feature labels known for their use of organic products or their standards of ethics. Limited edition Leny organic cotton tee shirts, Leaf and its colorama tops, Nu jeans, Valentine Gauthier and Les Fées de Bengale will line up alongside Melissa shoes, Veja sneakers and La Tonkinoise à Paris jewellery.
Two key players will be: – agnès.b with the “be green” collection and a motto for the space: “All together!” – Le Relais, an organisation that helps the jobless and disadvantaged regain their financial independence by offering them a real way back into the job market; “eco-packs” will be provided to encourage clients to recycle by donating unwanted clothes.
Also expect 24 new lables and lots more exclusive offers.
Galeries Lafayette: 40, boulevard Haussmann, 75009 , Paris – www.galerieslafayette.com
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