Louis Vuitton: ”The Icon and the Iconoclasts” project to launch later this fall.


”The Icon and the Iconoclasts” is a Louis Vuitton project to celebrate the iconic ‘LV’ monogram by selecting big names of the fashion industry into a ”dream team”. The likes of Karl Lagerfeld,Christian Louboutin,Rei Kawakubo, Cindy Sherman,architect Frank Gehry and industrial designer Marc Newson  will be  offering their ‘interpretation” of the famous monogram plus,a handbag of their own design.Naturally,those items will appear as a capsule collection and rated as ‘collector’s items’-aka the dream of every fashionista. Now,executive VP Delphine Arnault said, ‘we simply went to those who are among the best in their fields. We were interested in people who work with their minds and their hands.’ As for the collection, The ‘Icon and The Iconoclasts’ project is expected to launch later this fall.

Comme des Garçons “White Drama” fashion installation.

Its true that the fashion world is sufficiently familiar with fashion related installation- projects,with late Mc Queen and Hussein Chalayan being two of the pioneers.Yet this time,Rei Kawakubo has chosen to create an installation out of the whole Comme de Garcons S/S 2012 collection,exhibiting the garments as an installation project, in the same style as the runway presentation( in giant clear plastic bubbles),at the Galliera Museum, in Paris.The idea is interesting indeed, and the garments excellent,as always,yet the whole exhibition does leave the sense that the overall concept isn’t clear apart from the chromatic relevance and the sense of transcendence(birth,baptism,veil for marriage etc). Perhaps I’ve expected more from a brand that is not afraid to experiment in close relation with performance arts. Nevertheless,the exhibition definitely is a must for any devoted fashionista.Still,we need more drama…