Friday, November 30, 2012


Here's the answer to the multi-million dollar question I asked a few weeks ago. The next creative director of Balenciaga is.... 

......drrrrumrolllllllll please....

Alexander Wang


I am personally excited to see what Alexander will bring to the storied fashion house. They couldn't have picked a better designer, in my opinion.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Hello, nutbags!

Your days of toting fake designer bags are numbered. In an unprecedented move, Chinese and American authorities have helped shut down a counterfeiting ring in China that is said to be producing LV, Hermès and Coach bags that are as fake as Heidi Montag's tits.

According to WWD
'A total of 73 people were arrested as part of the sting, code named “Blue Plan,” which resulted in the shutdown of 37 sites involved in the manufacture of low-quality copies of handbags from designer brands such as Louis Vuitton, Coach and Hermès.

According to a statement released by China’s Ministry of Public Security, 20,000 counterfeit bags were seized, along with machinery and enough raw materials to construct an additional 50,000 bags. In total, the entire counterfeiting operation was estimated to be worth $802 million at current exchange rates'.

Why am I not surprised?

Friday, November 16, 2012

Big Daddy Kane

 Scottish designer Christopher Kane is rumoured to be taking on the creative director role at Balenciaga following Nicholas Ghesquière's resignation earlier this month. Kane is slated to officially start on the 1st of December. 

Sorry to be a douche, but I've never really been a fan of Kane's work. Sure, he went to Central Saint Martins (to be honest, who doesn't nowadays?!), made a bunch of clubby day- glo dresses and did some consultancy work with Donatella Versace for Versus but what could he bring to Balenciaga that he hasn't done already?

Wear At Your Own Risk!

A feast for the senses or sensory overload?! You decide!! This is Peter Pilotto's Spring Summer 2013 collection featuring prints (a trend that has survived 3 seasons now!) that match and clash. 

Definitely not for the faint hearted.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Are you talking to me or chewing a brick?

You can always rely on Monsieur Lagerfeld to teach us all a thing or two about utilisation.
And why not? In this current economic climate, fashioning things out of everyday objects kind of make sense.
For Spring/ Summer 2013 , he showcased clutch bags that seemed to have been made out of Lego pieces. A combination of toy and art, the bags will be on sale early next year and has not been priced as yet.



Monday, November 5, 2012


After 15 years of stunning the fashion world with his amazing work and earning Balenciaga millions in revenue, Nicholas Ghesquiere - the genius who helped re-invent the cool label, has ended his tenure as it's Creative Director. It was a joint decision made between him and it's parent company, PPR.

'With an incomparable creative talent, Nicolas has brought to Balenciaga an artistic contribution essential to the unique influence of the house,' Francois-Henri Pinault, PPR chief executive.

With no reason given for his departure, the label insists that it was
'the fruit of a long reflection between the head of the brand and Nicolas Ghesquiere.'

Such a shame, his Spring Summer 2013 Collection was one of the most acclaimed shows during the spring fashion season as well...

So all bets are in, who will become Balenciaga's next Creative Director?