In addition to its existing location at Clifford St, Louis Vuitton has announced it is opening a temporary Christmas store at Selfridges London from November 2nd 2009 to January 10th 2010. The store, which will contain a 19-metre wall displaying 200 small leather goods and a window space with Louis Vuitton's "Holidazzle" animations, will wrap all gifts in unique clash-coloured ribbons, exclusive to Selfridges.
Focusing on a wide range of gift items from the Louis Vuitton portfolio, the temporary space will feature leather goods, sunglasses, belts, textiles, jewellery and city guides, as well as dog accessories, including collars, bags and leads in new colours and styles, which can be personalised by hot stamping. One of the highlights of the store will be an exclusive dog motif T-shirt designed by Louis Vuitton’s Artistic Director, Marc Jacobs. The T-shirts will be available in a wide range of colours; perfect for that must-have present this Christmas.
It seems that there is no stopping Alexander Wang. Following the success of his Spring 2009 footwear debut which had a waiting list of 900, Wang is now planning on releasing an eyewear line in addition to expanding his existing t-shirt range, all in time for Spring 2010.
Keen to continue reinventing himself, as a result of the wise words imparted to him by none other than Marc Jacobs whilst Wang was interning for him, Wang believes that 'as soon as people get used to what you're doing you have to change direction'. Wang is definitely succeeding in this task. His recent handbag collection, named after characters from hit shows from the 1990s such as the 'Kelly' after Kelly in 90210, was an instant hit and sold like hot cakes.
It is most likely that this success will be repeated with the launch of this forthcoming collection especially as his t-shirts will still maintain the 't-shirt culture of throwing something on and running out of the house', according to the designer. With that in mind, it looks like fashionistas better get saving.
The goods on offer are exactly what you'd expect from the guy who basically invented the drunken bathroom party snapshot—neon fanny packs, see-through jumpsuits, off-the-shoulder leopard-print unitards, and so forth. He also seems to be specializing in t-shirts that people wore at overnight camp in 1992, styled, naturally, without any pants.
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Rihanna made an appearance at New York's Da Silvano over the weekend, wearing a casual-luxe combo of fur and a t-shirt. We have light-wash denim. We have soft colours. We have fingerless gloves and a pop of pink nail varnish. I'm loving it all, except when it makes me wonder where Chris Brown is.