Maison Martin Margiela and Converse’s New Collaboration

In a second collaboration with the cult sneaker label, the French fashion house revisits two cult Converse models in its signature white, with a difference.

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Following on from Maison Martin Margiela’s first collection for Converse, a new collaboration between the two labels revisits the US sneaker brand’s All Star Chuck ’70 and Jack Purcell. The cult shoes have been covered with the French house’s signature Blanc de Meudon paint, which is designed to flake off over time revealing the true color beneath. Unlike last time, Maison Martin Margiela’s Spring/Summer 2014 Converse are all leather and available in four colorways: amber and navy for the Converse All Star Chuck ’70 and blue and red for the Jack Purcell.

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Available from May 23 in Converse stores in SoHo, San Francisco and Santa Monica as well as all Maison Martin Margiela stores worldwide.

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Baskets Maison Martin Margiela x Converse, €250.

Louis Vuitton’s New Cruise Collection

Over the weekend, recently appointed Louis Vuitton CD Nicolas Ghesquière showed his first Cruise collection for the heritage house. Hot on the heels of Dior’s Cruise ferry and Chanel’s Dubai bonanza, Louis Vuttion’s new season offering was a colourful nod to the late 60s/ early 70s, with gently flaring trousers and punchy prints at the heart of the collection.

Here’s a quick run down of what happened…

Louis Vuitton Cruise Collection Monaco

Everyone’s talking about Monaco right now, thanks to last week’s world preview of Grace of Monaco at the Cannes Film Festival. The Vuitton show was set right near the Palais Princier de Monaco (where Prince Albert II and the Grimaldi family live) in a made-for-the-event glass box and it was a venue fit for a king… or at least Princess Charlene of Monaco.

According to reports online, the show was far more exclusive (only 350 guests in attendance) than the Chanel and Dior shows this month and the set was designed in a way where every guest got an front row view.

Louis Vuitton Cruise 2015 runway

Departing from the architecture and structure that gave his Balenciaga designs cult status, Ghesquière’s second collection for Vuitton was filled with more of the fit-and-flare shape he introduced in his AW14 show, but he also added slip dresses, long-sleeved evening jumpers over slim-cut flares and fine-knit shift dresses, too. Colour-wise, lemon yellows, pastel pink, gold, orange and black were mixed up with retro-curtain florals, from boudoir pretty to Mad Men style, and finished with splashes of egg-yolk, poster-paint red and power pink.

Adele Exarchopoulos, Miroslava Duma, Brit Marling and Jennifer Connolly at the Louis Vuitton Cruise 2015 show


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Customised Fittings come to Jimmy Choo Parisian boutiques

British shoe brand Jimmy Choo is preparing to launch its first personalization service, offering each of its clients the opportunity to customize the Anouk, Lance, Xenie and Tite models.

This unique opportunity will be available from the 19th of May 2014, in Jimmy Choo’s Parisian boutiques, making it even harder to resist!

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