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In Stagnant Market, Luggage Brands Roll On

LONDON, United Kingdom — In the first four months after it launched, luggage brand Raden made around $2 million worth of sales from its website and Manhattan showroom. The company, which sells just two sizes of luggage in a range of different colours, is on track to meet its target of $12 million in sales for its first nine months, according to founder and chief executive …

Robots Walked the Runway – and 26 Other Things to Know About the Data Center Chanel Show

We wouldn’t normally think “fashion” when picturing a data center, but then again, we’re not the creative genius known as Karl Lagerfeld. Each year, Chanel’s designer and creative director puts on a full-on event while showing his latest collection, complete with sets that’ll leave your mouth agape. And for Spring ’17? The theme was called “Data Center Chanel.” Plugs and circuit boards surrounded the runway, …

A Brief History of Chanel's Most Over-the-Top Fashion Show Sets

We know this much to be true: Karl Lagerfeld is a stickler for detail. His intricate Chanel designs take center stage during the house’s many fashion shows during any given year. Throughout his over-30-year reign at Chanel, Karl has taken the grand display of clothing one step further by creating a whole world in which to showcase his designs. His latest endeavor, Chanel’s Haute Couture …

Embroidered Suede

DETAILS: SUEDE EMBROIDERED JACKET (ZARA – OLD – SIMILAR HERE AND HERE) | WHITE BODYSUIT (WEARING SIZE SMALL) | BLACK DISTRESSED DENIM (SIMILAR UNDER $100 HERE) | BLACK EMBELLISHED BOOTIES | CHANEL BAG (SIMILAR HERE) | SUNGLASSES | SILVER WATCH | SILVER BRACELET Happy Friday!!!! As if some of my favorite looks aren’t a dead giveaway, I can’t get enough of embellished and embroidered pieces right now! Embroidered layers are …

Over-the-knee boots set to be the shoe of the decade

Every era gets a shoe. The 60s had the Birkenstock, the 70s had the platform boot, the 80s had the stiletto and the 90s had the Doc Marten. Now we have the over-the-knee boot. Although Cavalli and Chanel have featured them in their collections since the early noughties, over-the-knee boots have only recently been popularised by the likes of Beyoncé, Rihanna and Kendall Jenner. Not …

Sonia Rykiel obituary

Like Coco Chanel, Sonia Rykiel, who has died aged 86, went into fashion to provide herself with garments she could not otherwise obtain. She had no design training and not much ambition, but in 1961 she charmed the suppliers to her husband’s family-owned boutique in Paris into making maternity dresses for her that, radically, revealed her bump, and thus scandalised her mother-in-law. Later, she asked …

The 1 Accessory Coco Chanel Never Left Home Without

I’m not sure when my earring tree started to collect dust. I’d been obsessed with buying vintage pieces for most of my life, and the jewelry counter was always my last stop before checking out at the thrift store. But then, about two years ago, I moved out of New York. It was right around the time when dainty pendant necklaces were all anyone wanted. …