The unique concept store dedicated to showcasing the much-anticipated Louis Vuitton-Yayoi Kusama collection officially opened to the public on Sunday, July 15, 2012, and feature the most extensive collaboration to date; with a full collection consisting of ready-to-wear, leather goods, accessories – such as textiles and sunglasses, shoes, a watch, a charm as well as book editions.
The Louis Vuitton: 100 Legendary Trunks application provides a wonderful breakaway through the most beautiful creations of the Maison. Entirely adapted from the book Louis Vuitton: 100 Legendary Trunks, enhanced with videos, sound clips, unpublished texts and documents, this application goes back over 150 years of history through a hundred or so varied and surprising pieces of luggage, which witness the art of travel as well as the fascinating adventures of their owners.
On May 3, a fashion event of the year took part at Taipei 101, as the architectural landmark saw the inauguration of Louis Vuitton’s newest Maison. The high profile event had international leading lady Maggie Cheung making her DJ debut, an exclusive dinner featuring 101 dignitaries, highly influential in Taiwan, and a gala party with the most glamorous guests.
Having seen the 4 days of shows from Milan Men’s Fashion Week, the Paris shows started immediately from the 18-22 Jan. Here’s my compilation of the shows as I show you the individual shows day by day as per the show schedule. Featuring here : 3.1 PHILLIP LIM, KOLOR, ISSEY MIYAKE MEN, RICK OWENS, VIKTOR & ROLF MONSIEUR, LOUIS VUITTON, ALEXIS MABILLE, JEAN PAUL GAULTIER, YOHJI YAMAMOTO, DRIES VAN NOTEN, ADAM KIMMEL, HENRIK VIBSKOV.
As the retails stores get stocked with with the latest Spring Summer collection for 2012 , the fashion world is currently busy previewing their Autumn Winter 2012 Menswear collection, beginning with Milan Fashion Week last weekend and Paris Fashion week starting today. But before I get busy trying to do a round up of these 2 events, let’s take return to this current season and look at some of the key must-haves and talked about bags, shoes and accessories that have caught my attention.
All eye are on Louis Vuitton Spring Summer 2012 as it debuts the first collection from Kim Jones, after he became the Men’s Style and Studio Director for the brand. For his debut collection with Vuitton, he goes back to the travel heritage of the brand, with sailor and African safari theme and an inspiration from to Peter Beard, the artist and long -term chronicler of East Africa and its wildlife.
If you have visited the Louis Vuitton website in the last few days, you would have been presently surprised by the new digital experience offered the world famous luxury retail house. The new digital platform reveals as never before the many dimensions of the House in an exciting, ever-changing format of exceptional richness and visual appeal.
Starting from this week, I will curate a selection of fashion spread from magazines around the world and share it here weekly with everyone on His Style Diary.
Singapore is really making a lot of fashion news this year, after coming out 8th for the most fashionable city in the world. Just a few weeks ago, we saw the opening of H&M right in the heart of Orchard Road. And now (listen up everybody, get ready to mark your diary) on the 18 September, Louis Vuitton will open it’s long awaited and first ever Island Maison at Marina Bay Sands Singapore. The Maison will sit on the waterfront of the Marina Bay promenade and will be a distinctive landmark in the celebrated landscape around the bay. The Louis Vuitton Island Maison is a one of a kind concept for the luxury brand, exclusively designed by internationally acclaimed and award winning architect Peter Marino. Visitors can look….
I first set eyes on Godfrey Gao (高以翔) on a Taiwanese variety show as an up-and-coming actor promoting a Taiwanese drama, MOMO LOVE in 2009. He was not even the lead actor in the show but when I saw him , I knew that someday this unusually tall(195cm, wow!)and extraordinary handsome actor is going to bigger than he will ever know. Fast forward 2 years later and Godfrey is turning heads and gracing covers of many fashion magazines. But none of these as grand as the attention he is getting from being the first Asian male model to appear on a Louis Vuitton ad campaign in it’s Spring/Summer 2011 Ready-To-Wear campaign. The ad campagin shows Godfrey Gao with the Damier Graphite Elvis messenger bag (see gallery below) beautifully….