In a luxury industry dominated by European brands, a Singapore company is making inroads with an exclusive line of colourful handbags made from crocodile skin. Selling for as much as $20,000 apiece, Kwanpen bags are made in a spacious, brightly lit workroom where about 50 staff work meticulously to meet the exacting demands of fashionable … Continued
To celebrate 90 years in business, the Italian fashion house will release its ‘1921’ collection this summer. Referring to Gucci‘s founding year, the 1921 label will be attached to a number of the brand’s best-known classics including the Bamboo, Jackie and Horsebit bags, which will all be made over in new fabrics and colors. Other … Continued
We brought you Blake Lively’s debut Chanel ad earlier in the week and now we’ve got our fingers on the full campaign for the Mademoiselle handbag line. Karl Lagerfeld personally chose Lively for the campaign, calling her “an American dream girl,” and shot the photographs himself at Chanel’s Parisian headquarters. The New York Times reports … Continued
Blake Lively was hired to be the spokesmodel for Chanel Handbags print campaign and now the first image has appeared online. The ad, shot by Karl Lagerfeld, has the Gossip Girl against a set of mirrors staring at the viewer from her reflection and carrying the new Mademoiselle bag. In contrast to singer Lily Allen’s … Continued
It could be a queue for a pop concert, a top nightclub or even the opening night at the theatre. But the hundreds of people lined up in a Hong Kong street are actually waiting to bag a bit of luxury. “We’re looking for new handbags,” says student Celeste Law as she queues patiently alongside … Continued
Louis Vuitton’s ad campaign for their Spring/Summer 2011 collection is out. It stars Taiwanese actor Godfrey Gao and Doug Pickett, photographed by Cédric Buchet. The campaign also features bags from the S/S 2011 Menswear Collection: Monogram Impression Sac Weekend, Utah Cabas Zippe, and Damier Graphite Elvis.
Yves Saint Laurent will be launching its much-awaited Spring/Summer 2011 Manifesto on 5 March. The publication will be released in major cities including London, Paris, New York, Milan, Tokyo, Hong Kong and, for the first time, Los Angeles. ‘La Manifesto’ features images starring face of YSL‘s S/S ’11 campaign, Arizona Muse, which has been photographed … Continued
Just some weeks ago we presented the Prada customizable sunglasses, allowing you to put two initials on the Prada Private sunglasses. Now the Italian luxury brand takes the concept further and introduces the Made To Order “Lettering” Service exclusively online and in select Prada boutiques. Backpacks, trolleys and tote bags can be customised with letters … Continued
If you really loved your meal at one New York restaurant, you can now walk out with the skin of the animal you ate. Marlow & Sons, an eaterie in the city’s trendy Williamsburg neighborhood, wants clients to be able to remember their meals forever by purchasing items such as bags made from the hide … Continued
Magdalena Frackowiak, Baptiste Giabiconi & Barbora Dvorakova directed by Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel short movie – Window World.
Pinel & Pinel have released in collaboration with family owned Swiss confectioner Ricola a collection of eleven unique Ricola candy jars. Each trunk features ten small jars featuring Ricola’s different flavors with a large jar in the center with the owners favorite flavor. This limited edition benefits the Land of Bees Foundation that is devoted … Continued
Italian fashion house Fendi has now joined the seemingly endless list of labels to offer iPhone 4 and iPad cases. Opting for bold, block colorways, each case is branded using a tonal print created from Fendi’s trademark double-F monogram logo.
Dutch design company TravelTeq presents a new leather case for the iPad, giving us yet another case option for this Christmas season. The luxury iPad case is handmade from Florentine Vacchetta leather and features three viewing angles and a pocket for business cards. Priced at $300, this latest creation from TravelTeq is now available directly … Continued
Marion Cotillard is one lady, four cities: filmed and photographed by today’s most important directors and photographers. After Paris in “The Lady Noire Affair”, Marion Cotillard became “Lady Rouge” the sultry songstress in New York in a clip by Jonas Akerlund, before going back in time in David Lynch’s love story entitled “Lady Blue Shanghai”. … Continued
Louis Vuitton introduces the first step of the video diptyque dedicated to the men’s Spring/Summer 2011 collections. This season is embodied by the artist and tatooist Scott Campbell, who collaborated on the runway collection presented in June 2010 in Paris. The clip invites you to follow Scott Campbell in his New York creative universe before … Continued
For the forth installment of the Lady Dior saga, Marion Cotillard takes on London in Lady Grey and you can now discover the teaser on Luxuo (below). John Cameron Mitchell brings Lady Dior, the character played by Marion, to life as she steals the hearts of two men in this epic finale to her four … Continued
Longchamp has unveiled a new Facebook application that allows users to customize and share their own version of its iconic Le Pliage totebag. Once exclusively available on Longchamp’s website, Facebook users who “like” the Parisian brand can now create their own bags without leaving Facebook. The easy, four-step process asks shoppers to chose the model … Continued
The legendary “it” bag and luxury status symbol, the Hermes Kelly, has been magnified by 15 times its original size for a special exhibit in London. Luxury goods company Hermes teamed up with Selfridges to present the “Kellydoscope,” a unique customer experience that showcases, using video technology and special effects, what it feels like to … Continued
Mark Segal photographed Anne Vyalitsyna for the Louis Vuitton Resort 2011 campaign on June 14-18, 2010. Styled by Julie de Libran, the model shows off a 50â€™s inspired wide-spanning skirt, sleeveless striped top and a beige tote.
Louis Vuitton team have launched their new collection of accessories named Monogram Empreinte. The Fall/ Winter 2010/ 2011 range is very diverse and it is mainly focused on handbags which are made of soft and nice-to-touch lamb skin. The line offers a hobo, very practical tote bags with additional shoulder straps, handbags, wallets and some … Continued