When I posted excitedly about the Loewe Flamenco Bag’s introduction last week, most of you felt as enthusiastic about the new addition as I did. Apparently Loewe saw our love for the design coming from a mile away, because the brand’s Fall 2011 ad campaign features the bag posed strategically over the gorgeous Mariacarla Boscono’s, err, intimate parts. Shot by Mert & Marcus and styled by Katie Grand of the Love magazine, the shoot took place at the famous Ritz hotel in Spain, as a nod to the brand’s Spanish roots. Add this campaign to the list of those that I’m digging for Fall 2011, without a doubt. More photos after the jump. (more…)
LeÃ¯la Menchari has done it again. Hermes’ Window Design Director always comes up with fantastical displays for the window at the brand’s Paris flagship store, and her design for Spring 2011 debuted yesterday morning on Facebook. In contrast to some of Menchari’s previous work, spring’s look has a stark, industrial quality to it that highlights not only the sharp lines of Hermes’ iconic handbags, but also the details of the brand’s trunks and saddlery. What say you – do you prefer Hermes displays to be more opulent, or is this a welcome change of pace?
Photo via the official Hermes Facebook fan page.
We’ve covered the exquisitely detailed work of Hermes Window Design Director LeÃ¯la Menchari previously, and she continues to create unique, spellbindingly intricate designs for the brand’s Paris flagship with the change of every season. Hermes released this photo of Menchari’s Winter 2011 work on Facebook yesterday, leaving all of us playing a dazzling game of Where’s Waldo with some of the world’s most expensive handbags. How many can you spot? Click the image for a larger view.
Image via Hermes.
Depending on the brand, the relevancy of an ad campaign to those of us who love handbags can vary quite a bit. Some brands showcase their accessories while others hardly include them at all, but thankfully, Louis Vuitton is part of that first group. Images of Vuitton’s Spring 2011 campaign hit the Internet yesterday, and we have all seven Steven Meisel-shot images for your enjoyment. (more…)
If you’ve never seen the windows at an Hermes flagship store, I would highly recommend making it a priority if you’re ever in New York City, London or Paris. The brand’s designers and merchandisers go to great lengths to make the visual presentation of the store’s goods captivating and unique, and the Paris store at 24, Faubourg Saint HonorÃ© in particular has seasonal windows that are the stuff of legend.
Hermes Window Design Director LeÃ¯la Menchari has done a nearly magical job of turning displays of handbags and silk scarves into fantastical dreamscapes that sit right at the intersection of art and commerce, season after season, for more than three decades. Hermes recently uploaded more than 50 photos of Menchari’s Paris windows to its Facebook page, and we’ve got our picks for the best after the jump. (more…)
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