Christopher Nemeth Paris Pop-up

Billed as a first in Europe, Louis Vuitton is mounting a pop-up shop at Colette showcasing a fall collection done in homage to the late British designer and artist Christopher Nemeth. A 325-square-foot installation on the boutique’s second floor, with a trunklike shelving unit as its centerpiece, is to debut June 22 during Men’s Fashion Week in Paris and remain in place until July 18. The collection, which spans ready-to-wear, leather goods and a range of accessories from scarves to timepieces, also goes on sale in select Vuitton stores, with a subsequent pop-up landing at Isetan in Tokyo from Aug. 26 to Sept. 16. According to Vuitton, apparel will be showcased in 99 Vuitton locations, leather goods in 157 boutiques and shoes in 178 units.  Vuitton, which does not wholesale, rarely showcases its product outside its own network of stores. Colette will carry a wide selection of the runway collection, which featured Nemeth’s fetish hand-drawn rope motif on outerwear, tailoring, scarves, monogram tote bags and DJ cases upholstered in shearling. An avid collector of Nemeth’s Harajuku-inspired silhouettes, considered a precursor to deconstruction in the early Eighties, Jones updated heritage prints and silhouettes using new textiles and techniques, grafting textile motifs in cork and paper onto sweatshirts and jeans-style jackets.







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In Bed with Peter Schlesinger

Acne Studios’ director Jonny Johansson has recognized decorated American artist and longtime friend Peter Schlesinger with a limited edition capsule collection and book. Schlesinger’s ceramic creations are well documented in the pages of the published book, titled Peter Schlesinger Sculpture. His familiar figures and overall aesthetic have then been translated to a silk set of unisex pajamas, Schlesinger’s favorite article of clothing. The pajama pieces

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Homegrown Handbag

If you’re not feeling freaked out enough by how quickly we’re hurtling into the future, consider the latest news from the world of technology: It’s now technically possible to grow a real leather handbag in a lab. Sophie Hackford, director of WIRED Consulting, spoke at last week’s Condé Nast Luxury Conference about new technologies that

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Sustainable Sunday: Low Carb Collection

Reformation, a sustainable fashion label best known for their effortless bohemian styles, just gave us more cause for applause. In honor of this past weeks Earth Day, the brand launched an environmental impact scale called RefScale. Customers can now click on the globe icon featured on every item’s product information page to discover just how

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Friendship Friday: Karen Marshall

In 1985, the photographer Karen Marshall began documenting the friendship of a group of teenage girls living on the Upper West Side in New York City. She’d been introduced to Molly Brover, a 16-year-old junior at the Bronx High School of Science, by a family friend, and, interested in capturing the emotional dynamics of adolescent female

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Pharrell’s Bionic Yarn To the Rescue

Pharrell and i-D magazine have teamed up to produce a new documentary that focuses on the positive idea that fashion can help fix the plastic pollution in the world’s oceans. The film, entitled The Plastic Age, addresses the 700 million tons of plastic that have been dumped into the big blue, creating The Great Pacific

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Something Fishy

It’s genius, but it’s not new. Actually, it’s been around for centuries. It protects exotic endangered species. It’s the best possible way to recycle. It’s super strong…and it looks and feels amazing. It’s fish leather! In an industry constantly at the forefront of trends and style, it’s no surprise that the fashion industry is searching

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“The Artist is Absent”

Fashion is as much about the designers creating the clothes as it is about the clothes themselves or even the models or people who eventually wear them. However, designer Martin Margiela of the house Maison Margiela, has insisted that it’s not about him and thus shields his face from view, so his designs remain the sole focus. For

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Thakoon for Kohl’s DesigNation, Fall 2015

 Fast fashion and high-end designers making limited edition pitstops at mass market retailers isn’t going away. This weekend, the Lily Pulitzer x Target launch crashed the retailer’s website, much like what happened when the Missoni x Target launch broke the Internet. Now comes news that designer Thakoon is collaborating with Kohl’s DesigNation program. He is the

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Sustainable Sunday: Buckle-up!

We go West for #SustainableSunday, where HARVEYS, a southern-California-based company was inspired to repurpose seat belts into handbags. By recognizing value in the unexpected and utilizing alternative materials, Harveys creates functional products that are sustainable, vegan, and made in the USA. Their SLVG line is produced with reclaimed safety belts and recycled textiles, with interior linings made

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