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!
Lachlan Bailey keeps it simple showcasing new classics from Equipment, Current/Elliott, Rag & Bone and Helmut Lang. Nothing too groundbreaking but always nice to see one of my fave models Edita Vilkeviciute in Industrie Magazine!
Images: dna models
Now that I’m living in London, couldn’t pass up the opportunity to check out Fashion Week at Somerset House. And amid the self-promotion and superficiality, substance came in the form of the New York Times‘ fashion critic Cathy Horyn. She was kind enough to let me take a picture of her as she rushed to Marios Schwab, her first show in London.
image: my own
Something else to look forward to soon… the release of Carine Roitfeld’s book Carine’s World in October!
The chic new Lanvin store on Madison Ave. in New York…forget about shopping there (though that would be a fantasy in itself), I’d love to live there!
A few pieces I like from Aritzia‘s Fall 2009 preview. Now I really have a love/hate relationship with the store. I generally love their clothes since they’re on-trend and good quality, but I hate that everyone and their mom wears it (literally) and the prices are sometimes steep. Spy the full preview at Aritzia.
- These carved magazines by Nate Page are cool, though as a magazine lover, it hurts my heart just a lil bit / Beautiful Decay
- Part 1 of Refinery29’s fall must-have trends (boleros, fur vests, etc.), only 40% of which trends I’d dare to wear… / Refinery29