Fashion

Inside the Workshop With Chanel’s Artisans of Slow Fashion – MONTECRISTO

It’s only 9 a.m., but there’s a young Frenchman with shaggy hair and tight plaid pants already intently clacking away on a contraption that looks straight out of his grandmother’s attic. Its clipped, staccato sound could easily pass for a wartime Enigma machine, but this young hipster is waxing poetic about weft and warp in lieu …

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Pierre Cardin, French fashion designer, dies aged 98 – CNN

Legendary French fashion designer Pierre Cardin has died at the age of 98, France’s Fine Arts Academy announced on Tuesday in a statement on Twitter. “The Perpetual Secretary, Laurent Petitgirard, and the members of the Academy of Fine Arts are deeply saddened to announce the death of their colleague Pierre Cardin. He had been elected …

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Victoria & Albert Museum · Bags: Inside Out Exhibition

From rucksacks to despatch boxes, Birkin bags to Louis Vuitton luggage, Bags: Inside Out explores the style, function, design and craftsmanship of the ultimate accessory. The Victoria and Albert Museum is showing some 300 items at the exhibition called Bags: Inside and Out . They range from a 16th-century embroidered purse to a contemporary plastic rucksack by …

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U.S. Customs Agents Seized $32 Million of Fake Goods and Sneakers – Robb Report

On Thursday, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency announced it worked with the Los Angeles police department to seize a cache of counterfeit goods worth an estimated $32 million. Though the array of products consisted of everything from phony prescription drugs to cosmetics, it also included some lookalikes of choice designer goods. Most …

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Boarini Milanesi launches world’s most expensive handbag

Boarini Milanesi launches world’s most expensive handbag | Daily Mail

A luxury Italian accessories brand is launching the most expensive handbag in the world, priced at £5.3million. Bologna-based Boarini Milanesi will produce three of the opulent Parva Mea bags, which require 1,000 hours of work each to make. Crafted from semi-shiny alligator skin, the handbag is adorned with 10 white gold butterflies, four of which …

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Bulgari Continues Its Epic Roman Patronage With the Priceless “Torlonia Marbles”

Bulgari Continues Its Epic Roman Patronage With the Priceless “Torlonia Marbles” | AD

When the Museo Torlonia closed in 1976—a century after it first opened—the aristocratic Torlonia family’s incredible collection of ancient Greek and Roman art was put in storage in one of the family’s villas. That was the last time the works of priceless art were on view in a museum, and not a very accessible one …

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The truth about Dolce & Gabbana

Dolce & Gabbana in trouble, The Truth | The List

Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana founded the Dolce & Gabbana label and presented their first women’s collection in 1985. Their first boutique opened in Tokyo in 1989, and by 1990 the label had grown to include a menswear collection, a lingerie collection, and a beachwear line (via globalblue.com). The designer brand was seen on runways and …

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TyLynn Nguyen at the fall 2019 shows in Paris

Influencers Are the Retailers of the 2020s | Vogue

When influencers started appearing in street style photos and getting front row seats at Fashion Week in the early 2010s, the talk was that they would soon replace editors. Come 2020, that hasn’t really happened; there may be some overlap between the two jobs, but they’re still quite different (at least, this editor thinks so). Generally speaking, …

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A woman wears a red quilted Gucci bag in Paris

Should Luxury Build Resale Into Its Business Model? | BoF

This week, Gucci launched a partnership with The RealReal, betting that the rewards of engaging with the second-hand market outweigh the risks. Resale is shaping up to be one of the big winners of the pandemic. Even as wider fashion sales slump significantly, the secondary market is exploding. According to a recent report by ThredUp, …

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Japanese fashion designer Kenzo Takada dies from COVID-19 | Reuters

PARIS (Reuters) – Japanese fashion designer Kenzo Takada, better known as Kenzo, who created his label in Paris in the 1970s, died on Sunday, the brand that still carries his name said. Aged 81, Takada died of complications linked to COVID-19 at the American Hospital of Paris in Neuilly-sur-Seine, a residential suburb on the western …

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