Erik Schedin teamed up with Comme des Garçcons Shirt


Back in 2004, Swedish designer Erik Schedin designed his iconic no logo sneakers. Thoses shoes were the antidote to ostentation, all white and directing attention to the product itself in a design approach that was immediately snapped up by the Dover Street Market concept store in London. To celebrate the tenth anniversary of their release, the sneakers are back on the store’s minimalist shelves, whilst production has been relocated to Italy. What’s more, Comme des Garçons Shirt have joined in collaboration for the design, adding the graphic motifs that are the signature of the Japanese brand.

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Kate Moss for Stella McCartney Campaign


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Stella McCartney taps for the seventh time supermodel Kate Moss photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott in London. The photos are set against landscapes of glaciers, forests and cosmos to represent McCartney’s commitment to the environment. The campaign styled by McCartney herself, showcases the new Cavendish bag.

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Faber Lambert veut sauvegarder les savoir-faire artisanaux

L’association créée par Lambert + Associates a pour objectif de préserver les métiers rares.

Travail de marqueterie de paille de Lison de Caunes, membre du comité de pilotage de Faber Lambert.

Travail de marqueterie de paille de Lison de Caunes, membre du comité de pilotage de Faber Lambert.

Le Journal du textile a consacré une parution au lancement de l’association Faber Lambert crée par Lambert + Associates. Cette association a pour but de promouvoir et valoriser les métiers rares en région, préserver la transmission du savoir-faire des métiers d’art. Faber Lambert mettra à disposition des artisans et des jeunes professionnels en stage de perfectionnement, les outils nécessaires en termes de communication, gestion et management d’une part. De l’autre, elle mettra à disposition des artisans, l’expertise de Lambert + Associates afin de les accompagner sur le marché international comme suit:

Mise à disposition d’une Market Representative qui suivra toutes les étapes sur une période d’un an dès la première présentation du produit à L+A jusqu’à celle auprès du client. Tout au long de l’année, elle apportera attention et conseils nécessaires dans l’obtention de voir se réaliser la vente du produit.

Les conseils porteront sur :

  1. La créativité
  2. La qualité
  3. La finition/matière/toucher (notamment dans le cas du papier ou du textile)
  4. Le positionnement
  5. La production qui devra être d’un minimum de 6 produits
  6. Le prix unitaire
  7. Les délais de production
  8. Le nombre de personne travaillant à l’atelier avec l’artisan ou si il est seul
  9. La/les production(s) antérieure(s)

Par ailleurs, l’association crée les soutiens “Nouvelle Tradition” qui feront l’objet d’un appel à projets dans une région définie. Les soutiens seront remis lors d’un événement annuel. Ils sont composés d’une “Aide aux Métiers Rares” de 30 000 euros destinée à l’artisan pour développer un projet innovant dans le respect de la tradition du savoir-faire.

Une bourse “Nouvelle Tradition” de 15 000 euros sera remise au jeune professionnel en devenir qui aura choisi son maître et le projet  d’apporter innovation dans le respect du développement durable.

Les grands ateliers de France se sont associés à Faber Lambert dont le comité de pilotage est constitué de personnalités issues de l’univers des métiers d’art.

L’appel à projets est prévu fin septembre 2014.

Nous vous invitons à visiter le site Faber Lambert et venir à la rencontre des artisans sur sa page Facebook !

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Hermès Parts Ways With designer Christophe Lemaire


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Hermès artistic director of womenswear Christophe Lemaire is leaving the French luxury label after four years. Lemaire will present his final womenswear collection for Hermès in Paris on October 1. His replacement has not yet been named. The designer wanted to dedicate more time to his eponymous label. “Working for Hermès has been a great pleasure: a profoundly enriching experience on both a human and professional level. I am proud of what we have built together. My own label is growing in an important way and I now really want and need to dedicate myself to it fully,” he said in a statement.

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Stella McCartney Relaunches Fragrance “Stella”


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Stella McCartney taps Lara Stone as the face of her newly relaunched scent Stella. The juice stay the same but the packaging is different and there are new bottle sizes on offer. The campaign was shot by photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott in London. “Stella is a celebration of women, and Lara is the perfect representation. She brings the ideas of the fragrance alive, in an honest way. She is a modern woman who is approachable and sensual at the same time,” McCartney said. The campaign and fragrance will launch at Harrods today with a dedicated shop.

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& Other Stories to open a second store in Paris


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Opening its doors on rue Saint-Honoré in Spring 2013, Swedish ready-to-wear, beauty and accessory brand & Other Stories launched by H&M is set to unveil its second store in Paris, at 35 rue Montmartre in late 2014. A 520m² store with two floors of the unique & Other Stories world will welcome customers from december 2014.


Hermès Sales increase 5.8% in Q2

e0f8c8e6506488470fd73a6c32038fb0Hermès International warned its operating margin in the first half would take a slight hit after currency swings again took a chunk out of revenues in the second quarter.

The maker of Kelly bags and silk scarves reported sales rose 5.8 percent in the three months ended June 30, with exchange rate fluctuations resulting in a negative impact of 73 million euros, or $100 million.

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New CEO appointed at Marc Jacobs

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LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton has named one of its most promising young executives Sebastian Suhl as chief executive officer at Marc Jacobs. He was previously Givenchy’s CEO. Philippe Fortunato, is to succeed Suhl at the management helm of Givenchy. Fortunato was president and ceo of the North Asia region,

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Stephane Rolland Fall 2014 Couture


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This season, Stephane Rolland presented his collection with a film starring Nieves Alvarez and Jalil Lespert, directed by Diane Sagnier. A premiere for the designer, breaking the rhythm of his work which he found too repetitive. He wanted to discover a new way of expression  and new experiences. An exhibition followed the film showcasing his collection. Find out our pictures after the jump.

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Bouchra Jarrar Fall 2014 Couture

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Bouchra Jarrar showed yesterday her 10th couture collection as an independent designer. Her true love is about tailoring, she is technically skilled and inventive. Jarrar cuts great pants and the Perfecto – her fetish garment – in leather or hand-woven tweed is a key piece from her former collections. The challenge for Jarrar going forward is building on this strong foundation; and she did with sampling from the world of sport and playing with her perfecto signature. Find out a quick view of her latest fashion show.

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Christian Dior Fall 2014 Couture


Find out pictures of Christian Dior couture fashion show by designer Raf Simons presented at the Rodin Museum.

 “This collection is very historically inspired,” Simons said in a preview backstage according to WWD. “It felt like a challenge to look further back in history and see how I could modernize certain aesthetics. That is my constant drive, to make it younger and make it relevant to women in their lives today. Always, to be modern.”

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Schiaparelli Fall 2014 Couture


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Marco Zanini didn’t hold back with his second couture collection for the long-dormant house Schiaperelli. ”Last season I felt really the fright,” he said. “I was so afraid about touching the legacy, because camp is a trap that is always around the corner with Schiaparelli. But I realized if I wanted to find the look, I cannot avoid going there, so why don’t I go there full-on?”

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