For as long as I can remember fashion has been more than just designing amazing clothes or even catwalk shows. To ensure a customer for life, brands have to sell a lifestyle, an attitude and overall an identity. Nothing expresses this more than the brands store which could be online or bricks and mortar. Take for instance Burberry and Gucci, both leading fashion brands with incredibly accessible, interactive and creative web stores however I still enjoy a good old fashioned shop, boutique, store whatever you call it; there is nothing better than walking through a store surrounded by all the things you love about that specific brand or concept. Perhaps this is why London has recently seen an influx of brand spanking new stores for us to explore!! From Celine to JCrew, Karl Largerfeld to Christopher Kane, London is brimming with amazing new spaces by the World’s leading names! With some just open and others to come, I think its necessary to don those new Nike’s (comfort first) and get shopping…..
Recently it seems every new piece of news from the industry brings news of a big departure. Emma Hill at Mulberry started the trend, closely followed by Marc Jacobs’s dramatic departure from Louis Vuitton, after which Angela Ahrendts decided to up and leave the fashion world behind; moving from Burberry to Apple and to top it off, this weekend the news that Jill Sander has yet again left the position as Creative Director of her own name brand, after having only returned just over a year ago! Great losses on each part, however also exciting to see what they all go on to do and more importantly who becomes the lucky one to take over each of these four fashion power houses….watch this space!
Mulberry: SS14 Look one, Emma Hill’s final bow
Louis Vuitton: Marc Jacobs bids farewell, SS14 Look One
If there’s one name I wouldn’t mind being plastered all over me, it would be the amazing ‘Alexander Wang’. Lucky for me, his latest offering does just that. Featuring laser-cut leather gloves and trench coats etching out ALEXANDER WANG;, the … Continue reading →
Luella Bartley is back on the scene….for none other than Marc Jacobs himself! Luella will be taking on Marc Jacobs’s sister line Marc by Marc Jacobs!!! Along with her Friend Katie Hillier who is now the Creative Director, Luella will be heading up the brand as Design Director with Marc Jacobs taking a step back – but still overseeing all ideas. Hopefully Luella will bring her experience plus her kitsch attitude to put Marc by Marc Jacobs back in the spotlight! Watch this space….
Marc by Marc Jacobs SS13 Campaign shot By Juergen Teller