Louis Vuitton Just Endorsed the Ugly Sneaker Trend

Louis Vuitton : Runway - Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2018The ugly sneaker trend is everywhere right now, and available at all price points—even a Zara one. And now it looks like it’s going to be even more available (but hardly budget-friendly) because one of the world’s most coveted fashion brands (that would be Louis Vuitton) and one of the world’s most influential fashion designers (that would be Nicolas Esquire) just put a ton of chunky runners on the runway at the house’s women’s wear show in Paris today. Consider one of high-fashion’s biggest style swerves still riding high.

Before Vuitton, Ghesquière handled the creative duties at Balenciaga where he established himself a designer capable of launching trends and shifting the direction of women’s fashion. When other designers went classic and romantic, the Frenchman went futuristic and hard. He made punk clothes luxe, schoolboy blazers cool again, and created best-selling bags and shoes that flew off store shelves. His clean-cut, slim-tailored menswear for Balenciaga was practically a precursor of the skinny-guy silhouettes Hedi Slimane would show at Saint Laurent, while the Arena sneakers launched under his reign have remained a fan favorite for years (now creative director Demna Gvasalia is having no problem creating standout footwear of his own). Additionally, his “Join A Weird Trip” tee is the single piece that Off-White founder Virgil Abloh cites as aha moment that led him to starting his own label.

Ugly sneakers aren’t entirely new in the Vuitton universe. Kim Jones, the brand’s menswear designer, has celebrated thicker-soled sneakers in both of his previous two runway shows (including the one featuring his blockbuster collaboration with Supreme). But for his Spring 2018 women’s show, Ghesquière turned up the volume with a style that’s best described as a cross between a pair of Salmon Hiking shoes and a Nike Air Presto. Their unusual shape and construction makes them hit all the right “ugly” notes, while their silver color scheme and Louis Vuitton logo hit the markers of any good L.V. product (they’re beautiful and more than likely expensive AF).

Despite the fact that they were presented on female models in a womenswear context, these outdoors-y futuristic sneakers actually look more unisex than your average women’s footwear. In other words, you’ll find ’em in the women’s section next spring, but like Céline’s Vans-inspired slip-ons before them, they’re ripe for any forward-thinking sneakerheads out there. Plus, invoke the name Nicolas Ghesquière with any womenswear fan, and you’re sure to earn some instant respect.

Louis Vuitton is World’s Most Valuable Fashion Brand

French luxury brand Louis Vuitton has become the world’s most valuable fashion brand yet again. The ranking is based on the brand’s financial performance and strength of both shaping customer choice and commanding premium prices.

Louis Vuitton featured on the 19th position in Interbrand’s Best Global Brands 2017 list. It is the highest-ranking position for any fashion company in the world. The brand is preceded by tech giants such as Apple, Google, and Microsoft, which held the top three positions. The luxury label was succeeded by Hermès at 32 and then Gucci at 51. In the fashion business, Prada fell 13 places to 94, Burberry dropped three positions to reach the 88th spot, Dior came in at 95, while Ralph Lauren missed out to make it to the top 100, having been ranked 98th in last year’s list.

“Louis Vuitton has connected the brand with culture,” said Rebecca Robins, global director at Interbrand and co-author of Meta-Luxury. Louis Vuitton manages to appeal to rising starlets and established names at the same time. Sophie Turner, Zendaya, Sasha Lane, Alicia Vikander, and Ruth Negga are all fans of Vuitton, and it was one of the first brands to harness the promotional powers of the cast of TV series Stranger Things. Hollywood veterans and fashion icons such as Jennifer Aniston, Catherine Deneuve, and Michelle Williams are among the brand’s loyalists. French First Lady Brigitte Macron is also seen sporting Vuitton quite often.

The luxury label featured in 19th position on Interbrand’s Best Global Brands 2017 list, the highest ranking for any fashion company. It was preceded by tech brands – Apple, Google, and Microsoft held the top three positions.

Vuitton was followed by Hermès at 32 and then Gucci at 51. According to the Business of Fashion, Burberry dropped three places to 88, while Prada fell 13 places to 94. Dior came in at 95, while Ralph Lauren just missed out on a place in the top 100, having been ranked 98th last year.

“Louis Vuitton has connected the brand into culture,” said Rebecca Robins, global director at Interbrand and co-author of “Meta-Luxury”.

“When we look at Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Hermès what is the magic with these brands? Not only are they going strong operationally, but it’s their relationship between brand and culture and they are doing it in a way that is of the moment and relevant but also sustainable,” added Robins citing its recent Supreme collaboration. “It’s not a flash-in-the-pan. It’s well thought through, strategically driven and delivered with the strength of their conviction.”

Vuitton manages to appeal to rising cool starlets, as well as more established names. Sophie Turner, Sasha Lane, Zendaya, Alicia Vikander and Ruth Negga are all fans, and it was one of the first brands to harness the promotional powers of the cast of Stranger Things. However, it’s also supported by Hollywood veterans such as Michelle Williams, Catherine Deneuve and Jennifer Aniston. French First Lady Brigitte Macron is also seen regularly wearing Vuitton.

Louis Vuitton unveils its latest Jeff Koons collection, featuring Monet, Gauguin and Turner

Louis Vuitton x Jeff Koons: Paul Gauguin Delightful Land Neverfull bag“It’s a very profound object, a bag,” mused American artist Jeff Koonsearlier this year, when his collaboration with Louis Vuitton was launched. “What we put in them are things that are very personal, very meaningful, things that help us survive in this world.” And certainly there are multiple layers of meaning to the range, entitled Masters, the second wave of which is released today.

The collection looks to Loons’ 2015 Gazing Ball series, in which he created large-scale reproductions of famous historic paintings and adorned each one with a blue mirrored sphere, so that viewers could see their own reflections at the same time as the imitation masterpiece. For the Louis Vuitton range, the paintings were once again scaled down and reproduced on the brand’s most recognizable handbag silhouettes, each one emblazoned with the name of the original artist and finished with a leather inflatable rabbit – “a reference to my presence,” said Loons; his colossal 1986 stainless-steel sculpture Rabbit being one of his most recognizable works.

The initial launch in April saw work by Da Vinci, Titian, Fragonard, Van Gogh and Rubens recreated across Louis Vuitton’s Speedy, Keepall and Neverfull bags. Now six more masterpieces have been added to the range: Claude Monet’s Waterlilies, Paul Gauguin’s Delightful Land, Edouard Manet’s Luncheon on the Grass, J.M.W Turner’s Ancient Rome, Francois Boucher’s Reclining Girl and Nicolas Poussin’s The Triumph of Pan, the latter available exclusively at Vuitton’s newly reopened Place Vendôme boutique.

New handbag shapes have also been introduced, including the Montaigne, the Pochette and the Noé, all embellished with both the LV monogram and Koons’ reinterpretation of it using his own initials. In Vuitton’s long and well-documented history of collaborating with artists, Koons was the first one permitted to rework the monogram: a fitting nod to his status as the world’s most expensive living artist. In 2013, his Balloon Dog (Orange) steel sculpture sold for $58.4 million. In inviting the seminal artist to bring his favourite works to life in leather, Louis Vuitton’s latest launch allows customers to buy into art history in more ways than one.

Louis Vuitton Closes Judi Online Fashion Week

Judi OnlineLouis XIV didn’t think much of the Judi Online, preferring to install himself, his court and his mistresses at Versailles, where the decor was satisfyingly blingier. For that other Louis (Vuitton) however, it is a prestigious show space. Think of the cultural capital that comes from association with the most visited museum in the world. The Louvre also happens to be conveniently close to the 35,000 square feet of no-expense spared flag-ship the brand has just opened on Judi Online’s historic Place Vendome.  “This is the magic axis of Versailles, Vuitton and Judi Online,” says Michael Burke, Louis Vuitton’s CEO. No wonder they’ve booked it for the next two years. And why not? The Ritz hotel, favourite resting place for the international billionaires who flit through Paris on shopping trips, is across the square.

Louis Vuitton Closes Judi Online Fashion Week

Is there a vaulting sense of grandiosity here? Burke wouldn’t have it any other way, and both CEO and creative director were on the same page. There was more than a sprinkling of Versailles star power in this collection – one of Nicolas Ghesquiere’s best. Frock-coats may be out of step with fashion’s general street-casual mood, but when they look this good, they make a strong case for dressing up. Ghesquiere could have been thinking of Brigitte Macron, a recently acquired client and one with rather different sartorial needs to the maison’s paid faces, Michelle Williams and Alicia Vikander, both of whom sat in the front row, along with Cate Blanchett who has been doing the rounds in Milan and Paris.

Madame Macron may find one of those frock-coats, either in brocade , black leather or embroidered with flowers, handy for big functions at the Elysee Palace. As sharp and streamlined as a cutlass, cut close to the body and worn with stretch stripy mini skirts or wet look leather biker trousers with flipped up hems.

Louis Vuitton Spring 2018 Fashion Show

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It’s interesting to contemplate what a fashion reveal is in these accelerating days of social media. Kim Jones teased his new collection on the company Instagram @louisvuitton and on his own @mrkimjones account for days before his show along with, among other previews of the shoes and bags, a note thanking Drake, aka @champagnepapi, for his collaboration. The message was overlaid on a red Hawaiian print. When the audience arrived at the show in the Palais Royal this afternoon, the same prints were being sported all over the crowd, prominently worn by Naomi Campbell and others. So, no, it wasn’t a total and utter surprise to see that the collection had those self-same Hawaiian shirts in it, some veiled in organza, as Naomi was demonstrating in the front row. Nor was it a surprise to learn that the soundtrack was a song inspired by the collection that Drake had written. It had been pre-shared.

Vuitton is having its cake and eating it with its menswear these days. After the global blanket coverage of its collaboration with Supreme last season, there is one company narrative that says “super-fast” engagement with youth, while the other one—the oft-told story of its heirloom quality products—says “slow-slow” and “you must wait to have it.”

The company is lucky to have a designer in Kim Jones, who is able to move Vuitton forward at both of these speeds. In a preview, he talked about the halo success of the last show, but put the Supreme effect down to “the 10 percent.” Though not authorized to specify precisely how company sales figures have been stimulated, he talked about the direct conversations that have been sparked between himself and the new generation of teenagers who are fanatical about fashion in every detail. “I’ve found a lot of kids—16- to 18-year-olds—are researching what I did when I had my own label,” he said. That was quite a while ago, in London, in the early aughts, before fashion reporting documented everything via the Internet. But with their computer skills, these kids can harvest things that even their originators didn’t realize exist.

So Jones—even without a massive celebrity-designer image—is watched and revered as a cult figure. Inside fashion circles, he’s also rated for the deft way he can nail a broad-strokes idea that most men will get—the Hawaiian shirt is okay again, guys!—while also having a super-sophisticated hand with fluid tailoring, convincing proportions, and advanced fabric techniques. In this collection, for instance, there is paper-fine leather made to look like plastic, leather bonded onto neoprene, and rubberized tape used to seal surfer appeal into the many bags, micro to major, that were on accelerating show.

Louis Vuitton Takes Over the Louvre

Louis Vuitton Takes Over the Louvre

Nicolas Ghesquière took over the Louvre’s central Cour Marly for today’s Fall 2017 Louis Vuitton show in Paris. The scene was set with guests like Jennifer Connelly, Jaden Smith, and Michelle Williams seated between white marble statues and a multilevel runway that models navigated in square-toed leather boots. As for the collection, Ghesquière continued to build out the wardrobe of his Louis Vuitton woman, adding bias-cut silk dresses, chain-trimmed leather jackets, and more than a few rich fur jackets and vests. Get the scoop on the highs of the collection here and check back later for Nicole Phelps’s review.

Plenty of Celebrity Friends Showed Up

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Louis Vuitton routinely attracts an enviable crowd of celebs, like Michelle Williams, Jennifer Connelly, Jaden Smith, and Léa Seydoux. This season, LV also snagged Justin Theroux for its front row.

The Cour Marly Got a Dramatic Makeover of Sorts

Flashing fluorescent lights and Frank Ocean’s “Pyramids” only added to the intense mood of Ghesquière’s show, where models were tasked with traversing a multilevel runway. Luckily, the models were sporting walkable low-heeled boots.

Soft Dresses Open the Show

Rianne Van Rompaey opened the show in a Champagne bias-cut silk dress and leather coat, followed shortly thereafter by another slinky dress in bright sky blue. The softer silhouette of the slip might be new ground for Ghesquière, who frequently favors structure over ease, but the diagonal stitching and slight ruffle at the hem add a little tough edge.

Chain Detailing Puts a New Spin on Handiwork

Chain mail might be having a fashion moment, but in the hands of Ghesquière, the metal was reworked as tassels and trim on leather jackets, bracelets, belts, and nearly every body part in between. The long strands of silver links evoked the thin scarves of LV’s Resort 2017 collection at times or the metal decoration on a leather military jacket, like the one sported by model Kiki Willems.

The Melange of Texture

Just when you thought the oversize, natural fur on Natalie Westling was going to be the plushest look at the Vuitton show, out comes Julia Nobis in a multi-pelt short-sleeved coat. These rich pieces of outerwear were followed by shearling-lined jackets, peach fur toppers, and strangely textural minidresses that closed the show, giving the whole collection a depth of materials that’s best experienced IRL.

Not Your Average Negligée

A series of lingerie-inspired looks closed the show, but as with most things Vuitton, these were not your typical loungewear pieces. Using mixed prints, black lace, and furry stoles, Ghesquière created the sort of cool girl frocks you can expect to see around Paris Fashion Week next season.

5 Celebrities That Make Us Crave Agen Domino

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Seeing famous people wildly strut around with Louis Vuitton packs just makes need us LV much more! As of late, LV has delivered some inventive, intense styles as we’ve seen with the cutting edge themed Spring/Summer 2016 accumulation. Be that as it may, Agen Domino has additionally graced us with many modernized however conventional marvels like theCapucines sack, the City Steamer pack, and the Dora pack.

In the event that your gathering is calling for Louis Vuitton, you have a lot of choices to browse! For those of you longing for Agen Domino right now, Agen Domino has assembled some incredible superstar sight to behold to help satisfy your enticement. Also Read : Louis Vuitton Spring 2018 Fashion Show

Top 5 Celebrities That Make Us Crave Agen Domino

1. Selena Gomez

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2. Chiara Ferragni

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3. Rihanna

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4. Kylie Jenner

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5. Sarah Jessica Parker

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The New Bag Line Perfect for Travel

Let’s face it: We could all utilization some assistance to keep our things all together. With riotous lives and a bustling timetable (running from work to the rec center to supper and back once more), keeping everything together can be a #struggle, especially when it goes to our satchels, which convey all that we require once a day. Be that as it may, here’s where another line of totes comes in.

Introducing Barrineau, sacks intended to “keep ladies quiet, cool, and gathered as they explore their bustling lives.” The originators of the brand, Nicky Deam and Cora Thomas, considered the possibility of an utilitarian, stylish tote in the wake of attempting to look cleaned and set up together as working experts while bearing an overstuffed pack.

In any case, the battle is no more—it’s an ideal opportunity to supplant your feeble canvas pack or extravagance carryall with Barrineau’s Rennie tote. The sack highlights strengthened handles, an inward pocket with a removable grip (to keep little things like your keys and wallet open), and a zippered top fold that vanishes when you’re not utilizing it.

It can be obtained in four restricted release hues—dusty rose, ojai blue, sage green, and hacienda red—for $170. Simply consider how much less demanding your everyday errands (and life) will bear this strong, multiuse tote. You can express gratitude toward us later

The Rennie Tote

Rennie Tote and Clutch in Green Corduroy

The Rennie Tote

Rennie Tote and Clutch in Pink Corduroy

 

Show Different With a Mini Bags

Style Of Mini Bags

Compact, lightweight and easy to tote—these adorable purses had us at “mini.” And what’s not to love? Downsized bags mean you have more versatility in outfit styling and affordability to rock the designers you love. We turned to Pinterest to find 13 reasons why you should give this trend a whirl.

 

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HAPPILY GREY

IT ALLOWS FOR MORE OPTIONS AND MASH-UPS

Playing with two colors on bags can be tricky, but with a mini you can easily colorblock without it taking center stage.

rend a whirl. (And for more inspiration, head to our fall fashion board.)

 

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BROOKLYN BLONDE

IT’S A FOOLPROOF WAY TO DRESS UP A OUTFIT

Step up your ensemble, effortlessly, by adding a sleek little bag to the mix. Luxe hardware and quality leather will immediately elevate any look.

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VIVA LUXURY

IT’LL ALLEVIATE BACK PAIN

Lighter bags mean you have to carry less around with you. Marie Kondo would approve.

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SINCERELY JULES

IT’LL GIVE YOU UNRESTRICTED MOVEMENT

Cool crossbodies give you full use of your arms, letting you hold your coffee while you search for your keys, grab your child’s hand…you know the drill.

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ATLANTIC-PACIFIC

IT LETS YOU TRY BOLD COLORS…SAFELY

Scared to go red in a larger, more committal fashion? A smaller version allows you to sample interesting hues in a more manageable format.

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COLLAGE VINTAGE

AND IT’S MORE LIKELY TO HAVE COOL STATEMENT-MAKING DETAILS

We love smaller-scale bags that still say something. A long swathe of fringe? A stark white color accented with black hardware? Winners all around.

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TSANGTASTIC

IT OFTEN COMES IN EASY SHAPES

The pouch-like shape of this bag makes it more ergonomic as well as stylish. Bonus points for a section of leather on the strap for added comfort.

CITIZEN COUTURE

IT CAN ADD A QUICK POP OF COLOR

A saturated little handbag acts almost like jewelry. Add it to an already colorful outfit or something more subdued—you can’t go wrong.

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ATLANTIC PACIFIC

IT KEEPS METALLICS LOW-KEY

Textural and high-shine bags can alienate your wardrobe, but go smaller and suddenly you can wear them with formal and casual looks alike.

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JOHN HILLIN/HAPPILY GREY

THE HARDWARE ISN’T SO HEAVY

With larger designer bags the accents can weigh almost as much as the leather. Not so with these smaller options. Full permission to go big with metal details (without feeling weighed down).

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CHAPTER FRIDAY

IT CAN COME IN SWEET LITTLE SHAPES LIKE CIRCLES

You can’t pull off the same effect of a circular bag when it’s enormous and unwieldy. This perfectly sized number is simple and effortlessly cool.

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YOU LOOK FAB

IT’S A GREAT WAY TO INVEST IN CLASSICS

Die-hard brand loyalists will find no shortage of tried-and-true options in a smaller size.

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IMAXTREE

OR YOU CAN GO ALL-OUT KITSCHY

With the diminutive size, those whimsical details don’t seem childish. Fun wins!

[ Gallery ] Dior’s Runway Judi Online Spring 2018

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Some portion of my still hopes to see Raf Simons’ work show up when I tap on a connection to take me to another Judi Online‘s gathering. Simons was just at Judi Online for a couple of years, however his chance there left an evidently permanent impression of what Dior is on my cerebrum, and I experience serious difficulties shaking it when it’s an ideal opportunity to see Maria Grazia Judi Online’s work. I believe that is on the grounds that the two are so extraordinary; Simons’ Dior young ladies dependably looked prepared for a garden wedding 15 years later on, while Chiuri’s young lady seem as though they may go to a truly chic, easygoing lunch. (Which isn’t to state there weren’t a lot of gathering dresses in the accumulation; there were.)

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This period of Judi Online sacks was precisely in accordance with what Chiuri has worked amid her residency: minimal shoulder packs with logo equipment, and also some prudent utilization of Dior’s logo jacquard texture that regardless i’m wanting to see much a greater amount of in future seasons. There were likewise some gathering packs on sensitive, jeweled chains that helped me most to remember Chiuri’s residency at Valentino, however in general, this is a Dior that is less plainly and customarily female. It’s as current as that of Raf Simons, however in a quite unique manner.

 

[ Gallery ] Dior’s Runway Judi Online Spring 2018


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