Fashion

SAINT LAURENT APPOINTS ANTHONY VACCARELLO

Saint Laurent Rive Gauche

After all rumours it’s now confirmed, Hedi Slimane steps down from his title as Creative Director for Saint Laurent, meanwhile Anthony Vaccarello is confirmed his new successor. This is the fourth CD to escape within a year, from Alexander Wang for Balenciaga to Raf Simons for Dior to Alber Elbaz for Lanvin. The signal is clear – it’s more and more about business than endless creativity. The glorious Hedi’s heydays are now over, and I must say rarly has nothing so dramatic and bold been seen on the fashion scene today. Not only did he make the world ‘re-love’ and worship Yves Saint Laurent without the Y again, but also did he manage to change the design language completely with injection of his musical storytelling life, to targeting a younger innovative crew. Controversially, he did just reopened the Haute Coutre house with its location 24 rue de l’Université, which made me think he was trying to bring the authentic Saint Laurent Rive Gauche back (think the more ‘feminine decadent lux’ era). Regardless of what the future has to offer, I’m sure Mr Vaccarello will do a phenomenal work.

RODARTE X & OTHER STORIES

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A quite swanky collaboration is about to get released this coming week, Rodarte for & Other Stories. I can’t really think of a better match for this H&M Group owned brand. Back in New York I had the honor to work on one collab with the sisters and (besides worshiping them) I still remember how their approach to fashion was so refreshing and much more art and story focused, than just trying to make another ‘It-item’. The shoes, leather skirt and suede jacket, are on my ‘must-have’ list, what’s on yours?

SPRING NOTES

SPRING FRESH

Even if winter isn’t over, I’m already looking into my closet for a spring season update. Right now I’m dreaming of these items:

Lea stiletto sunglasses by CELINE
Bedroom blue cotton-poplin shirt from ACNE STUDIOS
Denim from ALEXA CHUNG FOR AG JEANS
Cutout faux leather platform brogues by STELLA MCCARTNEY
Flamenco knot small leather shoulder bag by LOEWE

ph net-a-porter.com

HAPPY MONDAY

Hermès coffee

The alarm goes off ‘early’ o’clock and I rapidly chug my cup of tea before get on the subway (yes I get dressed and do my make-up during those few green minutes). Then I treat myself with a flat white in the office and then one more. I need at least two coffees in the morning before the Monday morning meetings starts, to be sharp.  When I saw this illustration I just smiled, this is me (I wish – super dressed and energetic every morning) – salut Hermès!

xNW

GUCCI SS16 CAMPAIGN

Gucci SS16 campaign

The latest talk of the town must be the eccentric Gucci SS16 campaign. I believe no one could have missed the most flamboyant glamorous ad of the year, right? With their new creative director Alessandro Michele aboard nothing seems impossible, and that’s refreshing! The eclectic soul and taste of a true Italian luxourious fashion house is perfectly portrayed through the streets, underground and roofs of Berlin, by the hands of Glen Luchford.

HAPPY MONDAY

Lauren Hutton in Vogue, 1969.

I hope you had a fantastic weekend! My was a mix of catch-up with friends and trying to get on to my New Year’s resolutions, which is starting to do yoga again at least once a week. Then I was also planning on going on a vacation in March somewhere warm – thinking Cuba, the Dominican Republic and around there. Any suggestions where to stay or go? BIG thank you and have a great week now!

ph Lauren Hutton in Vogue, 1969.