For its fourth annual campaign to benefit UNICEF, Gucci has launched a special white version of its Tattoo Heart Collection.
All handbags in the range feature Gucci’s iconic heart and rose design, a colorful print which contrasts with the purses’ stark white backgrounds.
“I love the idea of a heart being tattooed onto the handbags,” explained Gucci’s creative director Frida Giannini, who has been involved in Gucci’s annual charity line since 2005. “It’s a permanent mark that you can wear with pride that stays with you.
Coach have released this library case with Assouline. The case is made by Coach whilst the books are supplied by Assouline. The case features forty books from Assoulineâ€™s Memoire collection of reference books on art, fashion, design and architecture.
The distinctive saddle-stitched white leather library case, lined with red suede, tastefully displays Assoulineâ€™s logo on a small metal plaque in front.
The case measures forty nine centimeters by eighteen centimeters and is available at Assouline stores worldwide. Price : $2500
Cate Adair, the Emmy-nominated and award-winning costume designer for Desperate Housewives, has collaborated with Kwiat, the 101-year old luxury jewelry and diamond company, to create the ultimate accessory, the “Platinum Clutch.”
The one-of-a-kind purse, valued at more than $500,000 debut at the Platinum Guild International (PGI-USA) Annual Emmy Awards Red Carpet Jewelry Preview that took place September 18-20, in Beverly Hills.
The bag features genuine pure Platinum design elements set with 60 carats of Kwiat diamonds, in honor of the 60th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. Continue reading →
Internationally renowned and highly regarded for name recognition in the fashion world, as a result LV has become one of the most counterfeited contemporary luxury brands.In fact, according to LV, just over 1% of the items bearing the trademark LV monogram would be authentic (Wikipedia) !!!
Ironically, the signature Monogram Canvas was created to prevent counterfeiting. In 2004, Louis Vuitton fakes accounted for 18% of counterfeit accessories seized in the European Union.
LV takes a serious view of all counterfeiting, employing a team of lawyers and special investigation agencies, actively pursuing offenders through the courts worldwide, and allocating about half of its budget of communications to counteract piracy of its goods.
Interestingly, the logo also makes its way to goods that would never, ever be associated with the Louis Vuitton brand. The ‘Design You Trust’ blogs collected several great examples; Here are a few of our favorites:
The latest and most exciting bag off the Hermes Fall runway is the Jypsiere bag (aka the Birkin messenger) designed by Jean Paul Gaultier. He was seen wearing the androgynous shoulder bag down the runway following his Fall ’08 show for Hermes.
The bag is fashioned after a hunting satchel in which Gaultier describes as “a functional, nonchalant bag slung across the shoulder, combined with the iconic details of the Hermes bags”.
The much anticipated bag has yet to make its first appearance but apparently, there is already a long waiting list in the United States. Continue reading →
Gucciâ€™s new Crystal GG bags for autumn/winter 2008-9 are expected to be this seasonâ€™s â€˜itâ€™ bag, Vogue UK reported.
The line of bags including totes, clutches, and new handbag styles with gold studs, leather tassels, and heart-shaped crests all contain classic Sixties Gucci canvas.
Creative Director Frida Giannini has reinvented the classic Sixties Gucci canvas, updating it with a sleek, glossy coating, re-worked to have a patent finish.
“This is a historical Gucci fabric that I have re-invented in a very fun way,” says Giannini. “With Crystal GG, each accessory becomes a statement-maker, perfect for the powerful and glamorous Gucci woman of today.”
Offered in all the shapes and sizes you could want, youâ€™re bound to find unlimited ways to work this into your autumn apparel.
First unveiled in Tokyo during a fashion show in June 2007, the diamond-encrusted platinum handbag will go on display at jewellery shops around London to mark the inaugural London Jewellery Week which runs from 11-15 June, celebrating the work of established designers as well as new talent.
Valued at Â£1m ($2 million dollar) and created by Japanese designer Ginza Tanaka, the bag has been set with more than 2,182 diamonds totaling 208 carats.
The organisers of the event say the handbag will be available for sale. Continue reading →
Louis Vuitton is offering something highly unconventional and much more colorful and bold than the usual fare. Designed by Marc Jacobs and Richard Prince, its roots are clearly evident in the vibrant colors, unexpected decorative embellishments and overall design. Itâ€™s a roomy purse that shakes up Louis Vuittonâ€™s classic monogram print with modern, edgy touches. Available for $5400.