I’m going to try this new series where on Fridays, I will post on fashion news, because just like anything else, it effects what goes on not only in the fashion world, but in our culture today.
There has been a lot going on in the fashion world in terms of news! From Alexander McQueen opening a flagship store in New York to Marc Jacobs leaving Louis Vuitton, there are quite a few things to talk about.
For all you Alexander McQueen fans, they opened a new flagship store at 747 Madison Avenue in New York City. The store’s retail identity was conceptualized by Sarah Burton, the brand’s Creative Director. The interior of the store has a Baroque feel, with bold plaster moldings that mimic the famously tailored jackets, as well as the new “Armadillo” shoe. In addition, the black marble floors, black lacquer and brass hanging racks along with the soft color palette of grey, blush, lilac, gold and white make it seem more luxurious than its Madison Avenue address.
|Inside the lavishly designed store|
Recall that a few years ago, McQueen had a retrospective fashion exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Other than the fabulous collections that showed at Paris Fashion Week, the other big piece of news is that longtime designer of 16 years for Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, is leaving the famed French label to focus on his name brand, Marc Jacobs. Jacobs indicated his departure after Louis Vuitton’s show at the Louvre. It paid tribute to Jacobs’s milestones at the brand through motifs such as the sportswear element that he introduced to the French company in addition to elements from past shows. He made strides in changing the face of the stiff French company. His risky incorporation of American sportswear turned the company into a powerhouse. His plans for his own company? To take the company public within the next three years. What started out as a company worth only $20 million, has now grown into a billion dollar enterprise. You will be missed, Marc Jacobs.
|Jacobs saying farewell at the Louvre|
Jacobs recently released a makeup collection with Sephora.
The last little piece of news I want to discuss is something I have seen a lot of recently: the evil eye motif. I have seen this all over Instagram as the next big print trend for fall. Since I’m Greek, the evil eye plays a large part in my culture. Legend has it that when one wears the evil eye (or as I like to call it, the “mati”), they are able to cause injury or misfortune to whomever the eye is pointed at. What we have seen in forms of jewelry are the talismans used to ward them off. Some of them are more pronounced, whereas some are more stylistic. The one I have is rather stylistic compared to some that I have seen.
|Evil eye on Instagram|
|My less obvious version|
That’s all I have for you guys this week. I’m going to be working on Paris Fashion week fashion and beauty this weekend, so stay tuned!
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