The Paris haute couture season witnessed its last big event Wednesday with the return of Balmain to haute couture, where Olivier Rousteing concentrated on shape, looking into the house’s archives for sculptural forms.
The US creative, who heads his own Off-White label as well as acting as the artistic director of Louis Vuitton menswear, is planning to unveil the collection on January 17 as part of an Off-White pop-up store in Paris.
Andrea Panconesi, owner of LuisaViaRoma, the famed boutique in Florence, opens his first ever pop up in Manhattan on Friday. So, we met Andrea for his take on etailing, family businesses and not selling out to any fund.
A purist statement of high fashion by the house of Valentino, where designer Pierpaolo Piccioli referenced bohemian artists and even Saint Laurent´s Marrakech, in a show held at the back of Les Invalides.
We’ve seen Armani Hotels; Ferragamo golf courses; Stella McCartney dual-use skyscrapers and Roberto Cavalli nightclubs. Next step in designer living, a Rock 'N' Roll hotel by hipster lifestyle brand Lola James Harper.