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High Heel Hiatus

At this Spring’s shows, fashion’s refreshing reign of comfort moved into full swing, with legions of designers suggesting flat-soled silhouettes to go with everything from cropped pants to ankle-length pleated skirts and even evening clothes.

Prada - flat sandals - Spring 2014

Prada – Spring 2014

Marc Jacobs - flat sandals - Spring 2014

Marc Jacobs – Spring 2014

Givenchy - flat sandals - Spring 2014

Givenchy – Spring 2014

 

 

Desire for Logos | News

Recognisable status pieces are back, and with them a desire for logos. We no longer wish for rebellious individualism, instead preferring to show off our inclusion in fashion communities.

Across the spring/summer ’14 catwalks, the logo was abundant. Marc Jacobs’s startlingly beautiful swan song at Louis Vuitton had Edie Campbell naked but for hand-painted Louis Vuitton Stephen Sprouse graffiti covering her lithe body. Similarly for Carol Lim and Humberto Leon at Kenzo, Missoni, Alexander Wang, and DKNY.

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Logos offer free marketing and add value to products. You may not be able to afford the $4,000 Saint Laurent biker jacket, but you can have Hedi Slimane’s $200 Saint Laurent T-shirt which has been redesigned by the artist Zane Reynolds for spring.

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Georgia May Jagger

Jagger – who is currently the face of Rimmel and the ‘Just Cavalli’ fragrance – first appeared on the British Vogue cover in November 2009, before becoming one of Britain’s most sought-after young models. The model, who first came to the attention of most as the daughter of Rolling Stones frontman Mick and model Jerry Hall, has steadily built a successful career as a catwalk model – with appearances for Chanel, Balmain, Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton last season (2013) – and campaign face, appearing for H&M, Miu Miu and Vivienne Westwood among others.

Georgia May Jagger

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Joseph Altuzarra

Internship at Marc Jacobs. Works as a freelance designer for Proenza Schouler. His raw talent was evident and it wasn’t long before he moved on to Paris to assist the Italian designer Riccardo Tisci at Givenchy.

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When the Altuzarra collection was shown for the first time at New York Fashion Week, in the spring of 2009, his draped dresses and tailored pants and coats were met with rave reviews—and he became the industry’s newest darling.

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A nostalgic look: Marc Jacobs

The Vuitton brand has doubled in size every five years since Marc Jacobs arrival. I was somewhat amazed … not to see a single bag in the first show.” (Bernard Arnauld, LVMH CEO, from “Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton” documentary)

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Fashion Designers | Nicolas Ghesquière

Nicolas Ghesquière (“A stellar fashion revolutionary reputation”, as Vogue’s editor Sarah Mower wrote) piloted  such a huge number of trends over the past decade. Just one example: why did we find ourselves suddenly wearing extreme platforms from 2006 onwards? It was Nicolas Ghesquière in his fall 2006 show.

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On November 4, 2013, it was announced that Ghesquière is the new artistic director of Louis Vuitton – just weeks after Marc Jacobs had announced that he was retiring from the house after his swan song Parisian show.

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Fashion News | 9-Jan | Marc Jacobs

Miley Cyrus is the new face of Marc Jacobs. The controversial singer fronts the label’s spring/summer 2014 campaign, set on a dark beach in Los Angeles and photographed by David Sims. Cyrus is a friend of both Jacobs and his business partner Robert Duffy. She appeared nude in Jacobs’s Protect The Skin You’re In T-shirt campaign, which raises funds and awareness for skin cancer research, and presented the duo with the Fashion Group International’s Superstar Award in October last year.

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