JASON WU 2021

Purified images of the fading day, where China’s nocturnal resonance fogs, Europeans wake up. Here is the most orderly designer in his vision, he stigmatizes his memories of the landmarks of his life in counterpoint and from Shanghai sends us the image of the Middle Kingdom.

Jason Wu is not to worry about finding explanations for these dreams, he lets his imagination unfold in vision of the premise of the hot summer that is fast approaching. As if the madness of sewing made him shiver, he sews without ever stopping, like a poem on the catwalk, like a spiral that imposes itself over the minutes, like a sovereign evidence of his imagination. Before me floats an image of the universe of Flora, this ancient deity of Rome whose main role was to protect the flowering. Continue reading

HERMES ACQUIRES SEARS

The luxury brand Hermes is set to open in 2023 a large, new store as part of a redevelopment and expansion of a mall in the Los Angeles Valley.

An expansion and redesign of a Westfield mall in the Los Angeles Valley is getting a big boost of luxury with Hermès signing on as its new anchor tenant.

Hermès just leased a 7,500-square-foot space at the Westfield Topanga, taking over a location formerly occupied by Sears, a longtime anchor tenant for malls and shopping centers throughout the country. This will be one of the first instances of a single luxury brand being an anchor tenant in a mall  historically, such a tenant is a department store that is offered a steep discount for a long-term lease. But such stores have been declining in popularity for several years. Continue reading

LADY KLAMA STUDIO L.A

Lady Gaga is today unveiling “The Studio by Klarna x Haus Labs. The creative space, a hub for her cosmetics brand Haus Laboratories, is based in Los Angeles County.

The pop star and actress who’s currently making headlines as she shoots Ridley Scott's anticipated film “House of Gucci” (portraying Patrizia Reggiani, ex-wife of Maurizio Gucci) on location in Italy with Al Pacino, Jared Leto and Adam Driver launched the vegan and cruelty-free beauty brand exclusively on Amazon in 2019.

Teaming with Swedish fintech company Klarna, Gaga hopes the studio will help foster creativity. It’s a platform for her company, for Haus of Gaga (her behind-the-scenes creative team) and a resource for emerging creatives.

The first group of creators has been chosen by Klarna and Haus Laboratories often referred to as Haus Labs to receive a $10,000 grant from Klarna and mentorship from the Haus Labs team. The current list includes an L.A.-based influencer known as Biddy and makeup artist Tavaris Jefferson, better known as Vari. Continue reading

KOHLER LEAVES FERAGAMO

The Salvatore Ferragamo Group is seeing changes in the Americas, as Donald Kohler will be exiting the company. Kohler joined Ferragamo as chief executive officer of the Americas region and chief retail officer of the worldwide group in September 2017.

Ferragamo confirmed Kohler was leaving to pursue another professional experience at the end of his contract, but did not provide a specific time frame, while adding that the company has given a mandate to an executive search firm to seek a successor.

Kohler started his career in 1990 at Macy’s, in the executive training program, working both in stores and in the buying office. In 1993, he joined Gap in San Francisco, rising to the role of vice president merchandise planning for the international division. Continue reading

FRESCO OF HUBERT DE GIVENCHY

In the Marais district until March 21a fresco of Hubert de Givenchy a supersized portrait of the fashion designer has gone up in Paris’ Marais district, three years after the designer’s passing.

Givenchy Parfums commissioned the work, which is a modern-day interpretation of a famous photograph of Givenchy by Victor Skrebneski. In black and white, it’s made to look like it was created with an airbrush and stencil, street-art style.

The two-story-high fresco, at the intersection of Rue Vieille du Temple and Rue des Quatre-Fils, shows the designer in a black turtleneck gazing outward.

AN ALIBI FOR A PERFUME

The brand is launching a new fragrance, named Alibi eau de parfum, after its bag of the same name. The new scent will be available at de la Renta boutiques, on its website, and in select doors at Macy’s.

Alibi is the first fragrance designed by the brand’s co-creative directors Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim. The fragrance has top notes of mandarin and ginger blossom, heart notes of vanilla orchid and heliotrope, and base notes of musk, praline and amberwood.

Oscar de la renta in the fragrance business for 35 years now, and always had ambitions to get into color cosmetics,”.

Biden earlier wore Oscar de la Renta’s dark blue floral dress when her husband then President-elect Joe Biden gave his victory speech on Nov. 7, 2020, in Wilmington, Del.let’s hope that the first lady will have an alibi.

DIOR FUMINISTEMENT VÔTRE

Château de Versailles for female promotion when Versailles was already led by women who were sort of Kardashian of the time. But, what does this have to do with couture and the house of Dior? Monsieur Dior’s attraction for Versailles shows that the great Couturiers of our time have always been men.

JENNY YANG’S HIGH HEELS

Shoes, like clothes, tell a lot about women’s life. They reflect elegance and their position in society. And if access to the red carpet is forbidden to those who would like to wear flat shoes, it’s because women like Jenny Yang creates to sublimate the feet of the fashion week. With a pair of heels, a woman can conquer the world. Here is the new weapon of massive seduction signed Jenny Yang, China at her feet, and before her the world and Europe, a playground for the desires of this woman of the world.

They fascinate, and reflect the state of mind and the multiple personalities she assumes in the course of the same day. The foot, “substitute of masculine attribute for the woman”, explains Freud, symbolizes her power, and, by covering it, we definitively take it out of its organic function to make it an object of desire. Continue reading

STUDENT OF THE YEAR 2021

An idea that had been the subject of an article, already 8 years ago in Cana-Luxe.

Congratulation for the excellent presentation of the students’ work. The video sells the Fashion industry very well.

Opening slot of Paris Fashion Week would be a dream for many designers, but the first graduates of the brand-new fashion design master’s program of the Institut Français de la Mode had to be gently but firmly coaxed into accepting by pascal Marrand, Students who don’t want to be mixed up with old fashioned designers.

Opening the Paris calendar was an opportunity they couldn’t pass up, for themselves and for the sake of future students, tought the old people of Paris Fashion Week.

This year’s graduating class also stood out by their awareness of the challenges that await them, from entering the job market in uncertain times to sustainability and social responsibility. A number of students expressed worries on finding internships, let alone permanent positions. A discounted diploma for a professional life without a job at the end, this is the story of students des Ecoles de la Chambre Syndicale. Continue reading

HERMÈS FAKE BAGS THE END OF THE BEGINNING

Are there more fake than real Birkin bags on the market? Twenty-three people were charged, including nine former Hermès employees, the news agency reported. A 41-year-old man was sentenced, in absentia, to six years in prison and fined 1.5 million euros; a warrant has been issued for his arrest. The individual was accused of being the mastermind of the network, which included a workshop in Hong Kong.

Some 400 handbags were made in clandestine workshops in France and Hong Kong, while 800 came from the house’s employee program, which allows workers to make their own handbags.

Hundreds of copied Birkin bags, supplied by the international network, were sold in France. Another individual, age 66, was judged to be the main supplier and sentenced to four years in prison and fined 400,000 euros. Continue reading

CAROLINA HERRERA FALL 2021

Carolina “Errare humanum est ”  ;With a flurry of sequins, tulle and taffeta, the designer made the heart ache to dress up again in a pink silk faille sweetheart cocktail frock embroidered with scattered candy-colored hearts, a wildly chic red giraffe print taffeta strappy dress, or a drop-dead gorgeous black mermaid gown with pink tulle frothing out from the hem. Continue reading