If you feel a little something different in the air right now, don’t automatically assume it’s because spring is about to begin. Instead, it might be your handbag senses perking up: beginning today, March 8, you can shop a carefully curated selection of over 100 collectible designer bags and accessories at the Christie’s Handbags & Accessories Online Auction.
Balenciaga is one of the many brands that’s had turnover at the top of its creative hierarchy recently, but unlike Dior and Raf Simons or Lanvin and Alber Elbaz, the brand was quick to name Alexander Wang‘s successor: Demna Gvasalia, a Louis Vuitton designer during both the Marc Jacobs and Nicolas Ghesquiere eras and one of the founders of obsessed-over Parisian indie brand Vetements.
Interim studio design teams, like the one leading Dior until the brand decides on a replacement following Raf Simons’ departure, are in a precarious position. They’re charged with keeping the house running and keeping customers interested, but they can’t do anything too audacious or interesting, lest costumers get irritated when a new creative director arrives and the slate is wiped clean.
It’s not every day that Vogue dubs a brand “the avant-garde competitor of Hermès,” but that’s exactly what the magazine said of the Loewe Fall 2016 show in Paris on Friday. Based on the collection photos and the brand’s work under Jonathan Anderson so far, there’s a compelling case that the magazine is right.
March is here! We know there is still plenty of cold weather ahead for some of us, but it does feel like the end is in sight, doesn’t it? We found a really interesting story unfolding in Mulberry this week, spotted some splendid reveals in Chanel and got mesmerized by some pearls (and more) you absolutely must not miss in the Jewelry Box.
Reese Witherspoon is arguably our single most prolific celebrity collector of handbags and shoes. If you’ve ever loved a brightly colored pump or satchel, Reese has that. In fact, she probably has it in triplicate. But her ardor for bright colors has been slipping into overdrive recently, and we’ve seen Reese wearing gorgeous pumps in every color of the rainbow (and a few that definitely fall outside of the ROYGBIV schema).