Yesterday I joined Roger Vivier for the celebration of their brand new London boutique at Selfridges. To celebrate the launch of the new boutique Creative Director Bruno Frisoni has created a limited edition version of the classic Virgule “comma heel’, a punk’ish tartan printed beauty, exclusively at Selfridges, yummy!
Here’s a little preview of the KARL collection and to my positive surprise the collection had overall a sporty-edgy-glam feel to it. Jackets with zipper details, shorts, knee length skirts, tops, dresses, in fabrics from cotton, silk, sport mesh, polyester, sequins and leather (both real and faux). The accessories included gloves, bags, shoes and collars, sadly no sunnies for now, but hopefully they’ll come. Officially on my wish list: The pleated faux leather skirt, leather biker vest, droopy waisted sequined dress and all sandals!
If you love Alexander Wang, I think you’re gonna like this, and the good news is that it comes with more reasonable price tags, which start from £20, but most pieces range between £100-£300 (with a few exceptions from the leather bikers).
The launch on Wednesday, will take place on joint global events in Paris, New York, London, Berlin and Sydney. If you happen to be in London, then head over to Unit 3 at Covent Garden Market at 3.30pm, where goody bags will be handed to the first fifty visitors. Maybe I’ll see you there?
Yeah for technology! According to Styleite.com, Valentino will open a virtual museum on the 5th of December with more than 300 dresses where you can take a virtual tour where the pieces are organized as in a real museum, by theme and complimented by sketches, ads, magazine editorials and so on.
A virtual museum might not seem such a big thing but this is just the first step (I really hope!) for retailers to follow. Imagine a virtual tour at Netaporter and likes, where you can see every piece and garment up close, in every angle and movement, an introduction from the designer and the story behind. To me that sounds awesome but having that said I already do more shopping online than in the real world.
Fashionable magazine news is that Style.com will launch it’s first print edition at the end of October and will include content from Style.com vets Tim Blanks and Nicole Phelps. The first edition will focus on the spring/summer 2012 collections, an give an insider’s look at the Fashion Week cycle that kicks off I NY in September and ends in Paris 5th of October. There are also rumors Style.com will be adding an e-commerce to it’s name.