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19 Sep

Balenciaga recently opened a brand new 4,400 square foot New York City flagship location in Manhattan on the corner of Madison Avenue and 59th Street. When envisioning the store, Balenciaga creative director Demna Gvasalia decided to focus on the concept of a public domain. The tech-heavy inspiration lends itself to futuristic design details, including a mostly-glass exterior, wraparound screens displaying atmospheric videos on loop and hyper-real mannequins based on 3-D scans of Balenciaga runway models.   Another key theme throughout the space is urbanism, which is seen through lively displays of Balenciaga products set in environments inspired by the city. To complete the scenes, seats are upholstered with public transportation patterns and benches mimic the public ones found in NYC parks.   An original metallic silver artwork...
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16 Sep

Grand Seiko Celebrates Japan’s 24 Seasons

Grand Seiko has released a new Special Edition Four Seasons Collection that symbolizes Japanese culture’s 24 seasons — with Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall each split into six different seasons by their lunar calendar. The Japanese luxury watchmaker takes inspiration for this from one of the brand’s most iconic models: the 62GS.   The Winter and Spring editions come graced with silver-white and soft pink faces respectively, symbolizing the deep snow of the coldest months in Japan and the beautiful spring blossoms that follow after. Both models are powered by the 9R65 caliber Spring Drive movement and assembled at the company’s Shinshu Watch Studio. The Summer and Fall models, in contrast, carry vibrant green and deep blue faces, representing the vitality of life during...
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15 Sep

DJ Snake has linked his personal label Pardon My French

Multi-platinum French producer DJ Snake has linked his personal label Pardon My French up with Japanese sportswear brand Mizuno for a vibrant, warm-toned capsule. The two labels’ first collaboration features a full tracksuit — an outfit the musician finds himself most comfortable wearing on stage — and a special colorway for the Wave Rider 1, one of the Japanese brand’s most iconic running silhouettes. Inspired by the vast mix of cultures of the African continent, colors for the capsule flow from blacks and oranges to blues and whites, all based on a yellow canvas, evoking images of the sunsets of savanna, while its patterns pay tribute to the creative batiks of African fabric artisans.   “We are currently in an era where fashion puts a lot of emphasis on travel...
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14 Sep

Michael Kors Collection Spring 2020 Bags

Michael Kors is one of the most iconic American designers of our time and his runway show presentation at NYFW is one of the most star-studded, and highly anticipated events of the week. Though Michael Kors is most synonymous with his Michael Michael Kors (who could forget the infamous Hamilton Bag) line, the show that Kors puts out at NYFW showcases the Michael Kors Collection. Perhaps it's because of that diffusion line that Michael Kors tends to group handbag lovers into two extreme categories: you either love them, or well, you don't. Either way, Kors continues to see success in that he's created a clear vision of a nautical, and so very, Americana luxury. Perhaps in an effort to differentiate his...
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12 Sep

First Look at Proenza Schouler’s Spring 2020 Bags

Seen first for Resort 2020 (the bags are already available for pre-order), Proenza has introduced an interesting new family of bags. Called the Buckle Bags, the group features both a mini cross body bag as well as a square shaped shoulder bag that is larger and more wearable. Both bags feature a belt like buckle detailing, with bold hardware (so very Proenza). For Spring 2020, the designers delve further into this collection, offering new leather versions such as a crinkled leather finish as well as a tie-dye finish. The collection also featured a couple of other shapes, including a notably large tote bag. View all of the bags below. ...
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9 Sep

Mango Man Continues Collaboration with Graffiti Artist André Saraiva

Mango Man‘s long running partnership with graffiti artist André Saraiva, AKA Mr. A, enters its next phase, with a new collection available in stores now. Following the success of the first André  x Mango capsule, the influential graffiti artist and entrepreneur has transferred his art and his iconic alter ego onto the brand’s designs of accessories and sweatshirts. The limited edition collection is made up of sweatshirts, hoodies and accessories featuring different illustrations. Caps, hats, purses and key fobs complete the capsule collection of 12 items which reflect the artist’s universe. The collection plays with a cohesive color palette of white, ecru, grey, red and burgundy. The second drop also includes a personalization and embroidery service available in select cities throughout Europe. Check out the collection...
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8 Sep

Celebs School Us with New Bags

"First day of school" pic posts, allow me to inform you that school is back in session! The parade of celeb mom school drop-offs and pick-ups has resumed! Celeb moms will be extra busy chauffeuring their celeb spawn back to school, and in the case of NYC celebs, they'll be even more visible than usual. Meanwhile, celeb fall fashion trends are coming at us fast, and a certain star-adorned designer cowboy boot is really taking off this week. Cindy Crawford Here's Cindy Crawford, taking a moment to check her phone in NYC with a Gucci SoHo Disco Bag. I have always loved this bag, but Gucci is really only getting farther and farther away from it, stylistically. Priyanka Chopra Priyanka Chopra was spotted making...
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5 Sep

Balenciaga Triple S Drops In Familiar “Black/Blue”

Balenciaga puts out a new colorway to its chunky Triple S Sneaker. Arriving in layers of blue, black and white, panels of mesh, suede, leather and rubber come stacked on top of one another. Branding comes in the form of contrasting embroidery on the lateral side, on the tongue, as well as debossing on the rubber heel. Like all previous Triple-S sneakers, the size of the sneaker is visibly stitched on the blue toebox. Those interested in picking up a pair of Blue/Black/White Balenciaga Triple S can find them over at for €895 EUR (approximately $980 USD). In other footwear news, Engineered Garments & HOKA ONE ONE reenvision the BONDI B silhouette in latest collab....
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4 Sep

Fashion Photographer Peter Lindbergh Has Died

Peter Lindbergh has passed away at the age of 74. Lindbergh was most famous for his black-and-white photographs that centered on realism, channeling his aversion to retouching during the ’90s. One of his most iconic photographs captured Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell, Tatjana Patitz, Cindy Crawford, and Christy Turlington for Vogue in 1990, who were wearing jeans, wrap tops and very little make-up. This photograph went on to become one of Vogue‘s most iconic covers, and continued to shoot for the publication up until his death, capturing everybody from Cara Delivigne to Kate Moss. He also famously captured Estelle Lefébure, Karen Alexander, Rachel Williams, Linda Evangelista, Tatjana Patitz and Christy Turlington in Santa Monica in a candid picture of them wearing white shirts on the beach in 1988.   Lindbergh focussed on capturing his subject’s...
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2 Sep

Alexander Wang Collaborates With Bulgari

Founded in Rome by a Greek silversmith in 1884 Bulgari is a brand that is rich in history and world-renowned for its Italian craftsmanship. Known first for its exquisite jewelry, the Bulgari family has defined a distinct style and reputation over its 135 years in business. Specific motifs and hardware pay homage to the house's roots, and one of the most iconic symbols of Bulgari is the Serpenti head. The Serpenti is an emblem of wisdom, symbolizing rebirth and vitality, and Bulgari was one of the first 20th century jewelers to turn this iconic symbol into a timepiece. In the late 1940s the Serpenti was typically seen in yellow gold, while in later years other colors and materials were introduced. Eventually,...
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