When pictures surfaced on social media a fortnight ago suggesting that a collaboration between luxury French fashion brand Louis Vuitton and NY skate brand Supreme was in the pipeline, the internet went into overdrive. This morning, ahead of the Louis Vuitton AW17 menswear show in Paris, it has been confirmed that the collab is happening, and will be debuted on the catwalk this afternoon.
The collection, stamped with both brands’ iconic logos, includes denim, scarves, camo jackets and three styles of bag – a rucksack, a holdall and a bum bag. Get ready to see these pieces all over Instagram and worn by every girl and guy you know who’s into street wear.
West’s Season 5 just premiered during NYFW, and unlike many previous Yeezy shows, the setup was low-key. Models stood under a spotlight, one at a time, in mostly functional outfits. Another big change? Kanye, who usually joins the models onstage, was a no-show. Models were projected onto a screen during the presentation, with the show opening to an empty runway. The women’s pieces had a strong Kim K vibe. Also notable, as Vogue reported, is the introduction of denim and the arrival of the Calabasas track pants in the vermilion and orange colour way.
Chanel airport terminal Karl Lagerfeld installed in the Grand Palais. It provided a funny enhanced-reality replica of a situation we all know only too well: the one where we watch everyone else milling around, busy on their ways with their rolling suitcases, their tracksuits, and contra-freeze in-flight comfort sweaters, their practical flats for walking the endless corridors to baggage claim, and the crucial sunglasses for the jet-lagged arrival. Only, of course, all this is considerably upgraded: “It’s the idea of how it should look!” quipped Lagerfeld.
From trash to treasure! Jeremy Scott turned fashion waste into fashion gold this season by spinning cardboard boxes, dry cleaning hangers and bags, garbage bags, duct tape, and magazine tears into clothing. Why not wear every bit of the fashion process? Scott, of course, is a master at transforming everyday products into fashion fixations. Everything from McDonald’s to Colgate to Barbie has been incorporated into his collections. This season was DIY fashion. Attention Scarlett O’Hara’s in training! If times are tough, don’t just look to drapes, darlings. Try Scott’s shower curtain as eveningwear (but good luck making it look as good as Scott does). Old gold watches adorned a very cool micro mini on Bella Hadid—this type of discarded bling is the kind of thing we can imagine Fergie, perched front row, rocking onstage.
Donna Karan staged her latest buy-now-wear-now collection for Urban Zen — a fall showing titled “The Alchemist” — inside her chic store and studio space on Manhattan’s Greenwich Street. The presentation set featured live music, live artists and even a live falcon all of which underscored the collection’s nomadic, almost tribal feel. shades of black, brown and burgundy, Karan’s collection offered luxe outerwear styles that included padded suede jackets, reversible shearling gilets and kimonos and an elegant tufted-silk coat with a bit of sheen. Knits, which were layered with abandon. The models certainly weren’t wanting for warmth included a textured cashmere wrap that sells online for $6,195, worn with suede jodhpur pants and thick leather toggle belts. Layered, leather-beaded necklaces lent the collection an earthy, regal vibe that’s distinctively Donna.
Walking into the Urban Zen store in New York’s West Village sort of feels like wandering into another world. And that’s exactly how Donna Karan wants you to feel: “Urban Zen is a whole lifestyle,” she said. “It’s not just about clothes. It’s about a journey.” The new Spring ’17 collection just hit the racks Karan is a believer in the see-now-buy-now model For Spring, the hero item was the “transformer top,” a silky draped blouse with hidden buttons. You can button or un-button it into a tunic, an open vest, or an asymmetric evening blouse, similarly, a kimono gown can be styled as a sleeveless or cold-shoulder silhouette, depending on which armholes you use. “It’s sort of like a modern Seven Easy Pieces,”