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14 Nov

Prada Becomes First Luxury Brand to Sign Loan Tied With Sustainability Conditions

Prada has just signed a new £42.9 million GBP loan (approximately $55 million USD) with French banking group Crédit Agricole, becoming the first luxury brand to obtain a loan with sustainability-related conditions. In particular, the interest rates of the loan will be adjusted annually depending on Prada’s ability to meet predetermined social and environmental goals agreed upon by both parties.   The current five-year loan focuses on three specific targets. The first relates to Prada’s physical stores: there must be a certain amount of stores that are certified either gold or platinum by the green-building rating system Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, which takes into account the construction of a building, its management, and the number of resources it consumes or waste...
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11 Nov

Riccardo Tisci Introduces His First Festive Campaign for Burberry

Burberry has just released a full look at its newest campaign for the 2019 holiday season. This new campaign is effectively Riccardo Tisci’s first festive campaign with the label since being appointed Chief Creative Officer of Burberry.   For this year’s festive campaign, Tisci instills the feeling of togetherness, or in other words, “a campaign for everybody, everywhere at a time for union, love, and family.” Enlisting friends close to the Burberry family, the lookbook features the likes of Carla Bruni, Fran Summers, Zhou Dongyu, Shay, Ikram Abdi Omar, Lea T, Boychild, as well as brand ambassadors Ah In Yoo, Mahmood, and Ruben Loftus-Cheek. View the entire Burberry Holiday 2019 campaign above, where it will run until the end of December of this year....
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10 Nov

MAD Paris Pink Sapphire-Encrusted Rolex Daytona

Following the release of its custom stealth-black sapphire-encrusted Rolex Daytona, MAD Paris has dropped a new take on the prized timepiece, this time decked out in pink sapphires.   Expertly constructed in Switzerland, this black MAD Paris Rolex Daytona pink sapphire watch features a pink sapphire-set bezel, buckle and back case, automatic movement, 5 ATM sealing and matte dial. The watch measures 45 mm and features a co-branded dial design, while the bright pink crystals light up the face. Additionally the coating gives the Daytona a matte-black finish, which offsets MAD Paris’ use of the shiny sapphires.   The watch face is finished off with a pink Rolex crown and seconds hand, while the hour dials are done up in black. Three additional dials for time measurements...
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7 Nov

PRADA X ADIDAS SET TO RELEASE FOOTWEAR COLLECTION IN DECEMBER

 Prada and adidas have confirmed a release date on their recently revealed collaboration. Two silhouettes for men and women, both produced by Prada in its Italian factories, will debut in December 2019. The second collaborative capsule will release in early 2020, and comprise of performance sailing footwear from Prada’s Luna Rossa line. “The aim of this partnership is to investigate the realms of heritage, technology and innovation,” Prada commented in a statement. “Prada for adidas is a laboratory for new ideas, a vehicle for creativity.”   Following rumors and speculations surrounding an upcoming collaboration, Prada has just announced that it will be releasing two shoes along with sportswear giant adidas. The Italian luxury label posted a teaser on Instagram, featuring its iconic white shopping back with...
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6 Nov

Nike & Virgil Abloh Announce Vapor Street

Nike and Virgil Abloh have continued their longstanding partnership with the unveiling of the second installment of the women’s “Athlete In Progress” collection. The new capsule follows on from a release earlier this year, which included the Off-White™ x Nike Zoom Terra Kiger 5 and was launched with a campaign featuring Caster Semenya. For the second capsule in the collection, Nike and Abloh have worked with World Champion 200-meter sprinter Dina Asher-Smith to model the range. The athletic-influenced collection sees a number of pieces in yellow, including track tops and running leggings. Elsewhere, the capsule features lightweight outerwear, a tonal black technical vest-meets-backpack and pieces in a yellow, black and white tie-dye effect. ...
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5 Nov

The RealReal Under Fire for Inconsistent Luxury Authentication

The RealReal has come under fire for reportedly misleading customers seeking secondhand luxury goods. As one of America’s largest pre-owned consignment stores — it filed to go public in May 2019 — clients depend on The RealReal to verify the authenticity of the often-pricey garments and accessories it handles, but Quartz highlights recent controversies surrounding the company’s verification practices. Detailed in a report by CNBC, a lack of appropriate training is key to the issues plaguing The RealReal. For instance, much of the verification is reportedly handled by untrained copywriters subjected to restrictive production quotas. Interviews with former employees and review of internal documents led to a conclusion that “the company’s claim of expert authentication was not accurate.” These unreliable proclivities have been documented in the past. “They...
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3 Nov

The Ultimate Bag Guide: Bottega Veneta The Pouch

No one quite knew what to expect from Daniel Lee when Kering announced he would take over as creative director at Bottega Veneta. The 32-year-old Brit’s last post was director of ready-to-wear at Celine, but he wasn’t a choice many expected to take over Tomas Maier’s role. His lack of social media presence is unexpected from a millennial and the brand had such a strong DNA of what to expect from Maier’s vision, that any change would be quite different. But in his short time at the house, he’s turned the brand from what was perceived as older, safe classics to multiple major hits and covetable shoe options that continue to be hard to track down. This is Daniel Lee’s Bottega...
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1 Nov

An Official Look at Kendrick Lamar’s Upcoming Nike React Element 55 KL

Nike News has revealed that the React Element 55 KL will release on txdxex.com November 4, a day before its full retail debut on November 5. The shoe’s yin-yang mix of marbled light and dark tones draws from the back and forth of real world living while also nodding to the multi-platinum status of Lamar’s albums. After teasers emerged recently, NikeLab and Kendrick Lamar have officially revealed their collaborative React Element 55 release. The sneaker moves away from the translucent features of previous Nike react releases, with the uppers constructed from textile that has been decked out in a marble-inspired colorway described as “Pure Platinum/Clear/Wolf Grey.” The left and right sides of the shoe are slightly different, with one side of the split featuring a predominantly white marble effect being predominantly...
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31 Oct

Cartier’s Diamond-Encrusted Black Ceramic Juste un Clou Will Set You Back

Purveyors of some of the most lavishly styled jewelry in fashion history, French luxury label Cartier has unveiled a limited edition Juste un Clou for die hard fans across the globe.In what can be considered as a contemporary interpretation of the iconic Juste un Clou bracelet, the piece created by the ancestor designer Aldo Cipullo has this time around been designed in black ceramic. On both the head and tail of the delicate nail silhouette, 76 white gold diamonds are featured prominently, making this a perfect statement accessory for the fashion lovers out there.   Cartier has only crafted 10 diamond-encrusted black ceramic Juste un Clou, which will be available in designated countries and regions around the world. One of them will be sold in Hong Kong for...
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29 Oct

Louis Vuitton to Introduce Mini Monogrammed Bumbag & Palmsprings Wrist Bag for SS20

Louis Vuitton has released two monogrammed mini bracelet bags for Spring/Summer 2020, becoming the latest brand to join the ongoing tiny bag trend. A first look at the bracelet bags shows a full monogram print upon the house’s traditional brown canvas leather. Black leather is used for straps and the “Louis Vuitton Paris” badge, which is stamped with gold-toned lettering. A chunky zipper and the debossed zipper pulls are also finished in gold-toned metal.   The two bags will release as part of LV’s SS20 collection and, according to Louis Vuitton insider Instagram account @dlouisvdotcom, will retail for $750 USD each. Take a look at the bracelet bumbag and LV Palmsprings wrist bag in the gallery above.Elsewhere in the world of Louis Vuitton, take a look...
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