The resort 2012 campaign from Prada enlists French actress and model Léa Seydoux for a romantically dark series of images lensed by Steven Meisel.
Byron Yiu has made his fortune by turning traditional shopping habits around and re-selling rich women’s luxury handbags in Hong Kong. Yiu’s Milan Station retail chain buys trendy bags — luxury tote or shoulder bags to evening clutch — from the ladies who lunch in Hong Kong’s upscale neighbourhoods. Locally known as “tai tais”, the … Continued
Marion Cotillard is fronting Miss Lady Dior Handbags campaign – Photographed by fashion photographer Mikael Jansson – for fall 2011 season. The French actress looks picture perfect while posing in fall worthy attire with luxury handbag collection featuring the chain-link handled Miss Dior handbag.
Anne Hathaway has been selected for the Tod’s “signature collection” fall/winter advertising campaign. The visuals, photographed by Mert & Marcus, show the star on top of a glossy red car in what is a fashionable homage to the brand’s Italian heritage. The “signature” collection will target a younger, more fashion-forward clientele.The international campaign debuts in … Continued
Victoria Beckham has designed a one-off bag for the Selfridges Christmas collection, costing £8,995 ($14,700). The one-of-a-kind creation, part of the exclusive Selfridges ‘White Christmas’ range, is made from crocodile skin and features a delicate gold chain handle. Other items in the all-white collection include a white Burberry trench, a white Mulberry Alexa bag, a … Continued
When it comes to the best-performing fashion brand on the international stock exchange, you would most probably expect a name along the lines of the Pradas of this world, but it’s under-the-radar Mulberry that takes the crown. Bloomberg reports that the British luxury handbag maker’s stock rose by 526 percent over the past year. Overseas … Continued
Gucci created a limited edition bag collection for Summer 2011, which will be exclusively sold in the flagship stores in Capri, Cannes, Marbella and Monte Carlo. A different color for each boutique: sea green for Capri, lavender for Cannes, orange for Marbella and bright red for Monte Carlo. The collection consists of three elegant proposals: … Continued
A designer has reinterpreted the concept of wine-in-a-bag for the sophisticated, female oenophile in the form of luxurious French goatskin and Swiss workmanship. Claudia Eicke’s Weekender bag is for the wine-loving female who routinely carries a bottle of vino in addition to her lip gloss, smartphone and day planner. Made from natural grain goatskin from … Continued
A handbag that once belonged to former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher was sold for £25,000 at auction at Christie’s in London Monday. Thatcher frequently used the black Asprey bag on important occasions, such as summits with then US president Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev during her 1979-1990 premiership. The former leader dubbed … Continued
Angelina Jolie poses for Louis Vuitton Core Values Campaign on a wooden boat in Cambodia’s Siem Reap province where Jolie shot Lara Croft: Tomb Raider in 2000. Louis Vuitton’s president says, “People are not used to seeing Angelina in this situation. I like the fact that it’s a real moment.” Four of Angelina’s children were … Continued
Bottega Veneta have launched a special keyring for Japan and in particular to help the people struck by the earthquake and tsunami in March 2011. Designed by Creative Director Tomas Maier, the keyring is made from a hand-woven intrecciato nappa leather and will be available in a run of only 1,000 pieces. It will be … Continued
It takes a lot of time and dedication for a luxury brand to establish an ‘it’ bag along the lines of a Mulberry Alexa or a Hermès Kelly bag, but when Chanel launches a whole new handbag range, you can be almost certain, they will be instant classics. The new collection will draw inspiration from … Continued
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