The rumours have swirled for months only to now finally be confirmed… former Balenciaga designer Nicolas Ghesquière is the new creative director for Louis Vuitton.
Who was LVMH trying to fool anyway with one of the worst kept secrets in fashion? There aren’t many seasoned designers out there with a proven track record and the critical acclaim to take on the multibillion dollar machine that is LV. Not to mention the storied and longstanding history of the brand. Certainly a daunting task but I’m quite excited for Ghesquière to finally have a new post and to see how he interprets the Vuitton heritage. After all, he revived Balenciaga and many of his design triumphs there still remain current and trendy today from shearling coats to motorcycle jackets/bags to florals, I’m expecting big things at LV!
Don’t do a lot of personal style posts, but here’s a start! Today finally warranted me pulling out my Whistles Marlon quilted leather jacket for coffee and a movie downtown.
Paris Voguette Mélanie Utzmann Huynh with a Balenciaga Giant Handle clutch, yeah I’d be holding that baby tight too!
images: stockholm street style
Just a few select grey outfits from Pre-fall 2010… check out these collections and other gorgeous ones from Proenza Schouler, Burberry and more at style.com!
Pink rep Behati Prinsloo donning a sleek grey Balenciaga mini-dress at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show’s after party. Not sure if the ability to make a Balenciaga look utterly casual is good or bad!
Vogue Nippon September 2009: High Maintenance
Anja Rubik / Photographer: Katja Rahlwes
Vancouver’s been suffering through a freakin torturous heatwave, so fall fashion is pretty unimaginable to me right now. I tried on a wool coat from Zara’s lustworthy fall collection and kept it on for all of 0.2 seconds – it’s just too damn hot! But seeing VN‘s editorial featuring the edgiest and most luxurious clothes from the likes of Balmain, Chloé, Balenciaga and Louis Vuitton makes me wish for autumn’s arrival! The ed hits upon the big F/W trends, chunky jewelry, skyscraper platforms, big shoulders, animal prints and metallic pieces. But everything’s a tad too ’80s and opulent for my personal taste, however I do like the jewelry and other killer accessories and the mocha nail polish. As usual, Anja delivers with a variety of yoga-esque poses looking like an uptown, moneyed, pitch-perfect beeyotch! Click for larger scans…