THE IMPOSTER CREATED DIORAMA

The artistic director of Dior Joaillerie, Victory Puffism, yet another designer who doesn’t know how to draw, and despite this for 25 years, the designer has managed to shape a style that is that of others. I always wonder how you can draw jewelry in a house when you don’t know how to draw? Bravo to the designers behind who understand the ideas of Castellane.

Dreamlike and magical flora and fauna for the Diorama and Diorigami collections, unveiled in Florence with a fashion show in the courtyard of the cloister of the Basilica of Santa Maria Novella where as usual I was not invited.

The models, dressed in 25 outfits created for the occasion by Maria Grazia Chiuri, artistic director of the women’s haute couture collections the Georges Sand of couture. Guests sipped Ruinart champagne branding requires.

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MAN HUNTING CANNES

Help ! Mine, Marquis de Sade! It was yesterday, once again, at the opening of the Cannes Film Festival. This time, as at every demonstration, the majority of men are made to look like harassers, serial rapists! Once again, we are stigmatized, and moreover by a woman, who would certainly never have been in a producer’s room, she, who often goes to La Châtre, to see the grave of Georges Sand.

Hearing the Nespresso Mistress of a café called “Désir” ends up tiring of me. Being continually placed in the ranks of a minority, suggesting that the male majority are counterfeit humans: “Cetaceans” could have said Harvey The Whale.

I love women and I respect them. I have no apprehension for these subjects which advance civilization and which can do good for humanity. But enough is enough! Who will dare to say it in front of these “Females” thirsty for revenge, and who absolutely want to create a tsunami against the male gender.

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SAMARITAIN IN PARIS

Opening September 1, Florasis à la Samaritaine. The counter will be located in the center of the beauty floor, alongside a wide range of premium international beauty brands. The space will allow the brand to demonstrate what merging Eastern beauty philosophy with Western luxury retail would look like. The lord’s flagship leaves the door open to China in the center of Paris
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The brand is known for being an affordable brand in China and loved by millions, it aims to maintain a consistent global pricing strategy. That said, prices at the Samaritaine counter will be considered to reflect the local market, as Samaritaine is not the most competitive location or prices.

Gabby Chen, president of global expansion for Hangzhou-based Florasis, known locally as Hua Xizi, said the partnership with DFS, notably at Samaritaine in Paris, provides the brand with “a strategic location synonymous with luxury and style. But the financial agreement is unknown, we have to make profitable a store which is more of a museum than a real boutique.

The location should also appeal to international and especially Chinese travelers, more than to local Parisians.

DIOR KIM ISLAND

Kim Jones, artistic director of men’s collections at Dior, is a longtime fan of the brand founded by Massimo Osti in 1982 so much so that he is one of the faces of its upcoming campaign featuring members of its community.

Stone Island is something that I’ve worn since I was a teenager. I could afford one piece. I remember saving up for it and it was so hard to get,” Jones said in an interview at the Dior showroom in Paris. “It was just a little sweatshirt, but with the patch, and I was probably about 19.” Continue reading

BEYONCE PLATINUM ILLUSIONS

With this new hairstyle, Beyoncé pushes the “Texan hair” trend even further. Beyoncé seems to be taking on the “Texan hair” trend after showing off with blonde curls defying weightlessness under her cowboy hat during the last Superbowl in Nevada, she reiterates with a sixties-inspired hairstyle defying the laws as much of gravity than Dolly Parton’s hair abundance.

Platinum blonde, the singer pushed the limits by appearing as if wearing a helmet with her roots unstuck, brushed and lacquered back, simply leaving two strands to frame her face.

A way for her to attract attention and admiration, but also to rewrite the codes of beauty in the South of the United States…

FALABELLA A DWARF PONY

A nude Cara Delevingne carrying a Falabella XXL bag in Stella McCartney’s latest campaign, celebrating the 15th anniversary of the original vegan fashion. Created in Argentina, the breed owes its name to the Falabella family, who have managed its main breeding since the end of the 19th century.

Named after the designer’s favorite species of pony growing up in the British countryside, the Falabella has been loved by major pop stars like Rihanna, Beyoncé and Kate Hudson. The poor little girl who came to school in her father’s Rolls.

All Falabella bags have an ocean monogram plastic lining and are hand-laced with an organic cotton rope, made of Vegan plastic of course.

PARIS FASHION WEEK

Despite the Paris Olympics disrupting the calendar, both events will be held at the end of June. This year, however, they will be held back-to-back, with the week of couture shows brought forward by a few days. On the programme: 30 brands present, for as many fashion shows. Men’s fashion will feature 72 brands, with 37 shows and 35 presentations.

Under the aegis of their respective fashion authorities, each of the industry’s major capitals is working on a programme to present the spring-summer and autumn-winter collections of major brands and smaller designers, through presentations and catwalk shows.

So, invariably, in this order, the Council of Fashion Designers of America organises New York Fashion Week, the British Fashion Council organises London Fashion Week, the Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana organises Milan Fashion Week, and finally, the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la mode organises Fashion Week in the French capital. Welcome to the unchanging world of fashion.

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KERING THE PRINCE OF VENICE SAID

Kering Chairman and CEO François-Henri Pinault said this week he expected a 40% to 45% drop in first-half operating profit amid falling sales at its flagship Gucci brand. currently undergoing a major overhaul under the direction of Jean-François Palus. and creative director Sabato De Sarno.
The news caused the company’s stock price to fall more than 7% on Wednesday and prompted analysts to lower their earnings estimates, some for the third time this year.

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PRADA HIGHLY DESIRABLE

Prada reported an increase in sales of 11 percent to 1.18 billion euros in the three months ended March 31. Comparatively, last year’s figure was 1.06 billion euros. Revenues increased 16 percent at constant exchange rates.

In light of the positive reception of the fall 2024 men’s and women’s fashion shows, it is a highly desirable brand. In addition to the ongoing reinterpretation of icons, leather goods novelties such as the Buckle Bag further enriched the category. Prada’s commitment to sustainability was reinforced throughout the quarter by its Re-Nylon collection.

In the first quarter, the Prada brand registered a 7 percent gain in retail sales and Miu Miu was up 89 percent. Retail sales rose 12 percent to 1.07 billion euros from 953 million euros in the same period last year, driven by like-for-like and full-price sales. Retail sales increased 18 percent at constant currency. Continue reading

JOSEPH J THOMAS

Joseph J. Thomas, an advocate for diversity and a 43-year veteran of Bloomingdale’s, died at the age of 85 on Sunday at NYU Langone Hospital in New York.

Born April 26, 1938, in Opelousas, La., Thomas served in the army before joining Bloomingdale’s in 1965 at the height of the civil rights movement. Thomas worked for Bloomingdale’s for 43 years, serving as a buyer before rising to become the store’s operating vice president for diversity and community service.

Thomas was Bloomingdale’s first Black buyer and the company’s first Black corporate operating vice president, according to the family.

VUITTON SHANGHAI CHINA

Louis Vuitton presented Nicolas Ghesquière’s Pre-Fall 2024 Women’s Collection during the Voyager Revealed fashion show at the Long Museum West Bund in Shanghai, Sun Yitian, a Beijing-based artist known for her paintings of blown-up animals, was introduced to Ghesquière, artistic director of Vuitton’s women’s collections since 2013. Continue reading

RALPH LAUREN OLYMPIC CLOTHES

The Summer Olympics in Paris are just 100 days away, and momentum is building, with many brands unveiling their uniform kits and athletes in a variety of sports stepping into the spotlight.

The summit started with a welcome reception in Central Park and culminated with the lighting of the Empire State Building in red, white and blue.

The official outfitter of both the Olympic and Paralympic teams, Ralph Lauren, was visible at the event.A sneak peek at the Villagewear collection will be provided to participants in July was provided in a room at the venue.

Until mid-June, the full collection as well as the opening and closing ceremony kits will remain under wraps. Probably much better than French clothes which were made by Italians.

SEXY IN THE CITY

Balenciaga brought the trend to a new, old zenith, unveiling two campaigns to support the return of Le City bag, first introduced in 2001.

Balenciaga conscripted photographer Mario Sorrenti to capture Kate Moss, Danish model Mona Tougaard, Chinese actress and singer Yang Chaoyue, and Korean singer Juyeon.

All four women cradle the rectangular model with its distinctive thimble-like studs, vintage patina and dangling leather streamer-cum-zipper pull.

DE CELINE AUX 2 C DE CHANEL

Hedi Slimane, the star designer of CELINE, is preparing to leave the French fashion house, several sources close to the latter and the LVMH group said. The date of his departure is still uncertain. Tomorrow, a year from now, even later? Everything will depend on the speed with which LVMH finds a replacement and the Arnaults’ patience.

Hedi Slimane, the darling of the American media, has just given us his worst collection, the chronicle of a little fashion genius ‘highlighted’ by Wintour who only sees advertising benefits for the ‘Con’ group for US Vogue. and Naze’.

Sliman wanted to break social norms and traditions, to play the rebel at almost fifty years old. However, meditate on this maxim from Mr. Lacroix: “I do not seek the timeless: I capture the happiness of a moment. I don’t build pyramids: I trace arabesques. There is nothing frivolous about advocating the ephemeral. I want to give happiness to others.” Continue reading

PARLUX AND GOLDIE

Launching Friday, Goldie Eau de Parfum, $78, is a woody-floral women’s fragrance that kicks off an eventual "wardrobe of Steve Madden fragrances; Parlux plans to inaugurate, said Parlux president Lori Singer.

Asked why he sought to reenter fragrance, Madden said, “with the brand exploding and the synergy of finding Parlux,” it was the perfect time to launch back into the category.

Named after Madden’s tween daughter, the bergamot-, pear- and jasmine-infused fragrance offers up a fresh category to Madden brand loyalists, while aiming to resonate with the next generation of young consumers.

Parlux which has seen splashy successes of late in fragrance with its gourmand Billie Eilish collection and Drake’s Better World Fragrance House is looking to turn Steve Madden’s fragrance play into a longer game.

SUPREME IN CHINA

Supreme, the New York-based cult skate brand, opened its first store in China on Friday. The 11,000-square-foot, two-story store is Supreme’s 17th in the world and the largest to date.

A micro-neighborhood known for its vibrant youth culture scene lies at the corner of Changle Road and Fumin Road, home to the Supreme store.

Jordan and his team spent most of their time in China scouting skate spots, meeting the right people, and recruiting casts of characters to run the shop from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

At the entrance of the store, shoppers are greeted by two Mark Gonzales sculptures, one of which is a full-size F1 race car. Above the main wall, a mural by Brooklyn-based artist Josh Smith features a vibrant painting with Goth-like features. In 2022, the artist collaborated with Givenchy. Continue reading

SILHOUETTE THE SHADOW BUREAU

The name means “Projected shadow of something or someone, the shape and contours of which stand out clearly against a background.”

2024 is a big year for Silhouette. As the Austria-based eyewear company celebrates its 60th anniversary. The family business continues to intrigue demanding consumers with its permanent commitment to excellence and sustainability through innovative, comfortable and quality lenses, but for the latter our boss at Canal-luxe was screaming not to be able to have them repaired.

Providing astronauts with reliable vision in space for nearly 25 years, these glasses were revolutionary in the eyewear industry with their near-lightweight, rimless design and endless customizable options.

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DRIES VAN NOTEN STEPPING DOWN

A search for a successor to Dries Van Noten has quietly begun in recent months, marking the end of an era.

The acclaimed Belgian designer is stepping down in June after nearly four decades in fashion. During Paris Fashion Week, his last show will be his men’s show for the spring 2025 season.

A new designer will be announced in due time, Van Noten said in a statement to us “I have been preparing for this moment for a while, and I feel it’s time to leave room for a new generation of talents to bring their vision to the brand.”

Synonymous with ravishing colors, striking prints and dignified dressing tinged with exotic details, Van Noten forged a succession roadmap when he sold a majority stake in his Antwerp-based house to Puig in 2018. We wish him a happy retirement