Monthly Archives: April 2012

Louis Vuitton Basket Bag spring/summer 2012 must-have


Louis Vuitton, as usual, never fails to astonish us with their fabulous bags each season. Their show starts at the very end of Parish Fashion Week, the last city of the season, and its arrival calls handbag lovers for a whole month . Model after model strode the runway  in PFW with trend-appropriate pastel satchels on their arms, many in wallet-draining crocodile.

 Throughout spring/summer 2012, Marc Jacobs rejoices softness and lightness through pleasant and stunning silhouette. The leather wears collection represents this poetical tone through iconic shapes and sophisticated details.

 “For SS 2012 Louis Vuitton collection, we decided we wanted to do something very pretty, and very gentle, and very loving, and just fill it with pretty colors and beautiful light, luminous textures, things that were translucent and transparent” said Marc Jacobs, Artistic Director of Louis Vuitton

 It’s in the deviation on the theme of transparency, and in keeping up with the cute spirit of the season that Marc Jacobs have found the inspiration to create a hand bag that looks like a “Basket”. It is the definition of a luxurious shopping bag in metallic patent calfskin, which creates a three-dimensional effect. A unique puncture technique has been applied to the collection of LV.

 In case the owner of the handbag want to hide anything, each basket have a removable drawstring pocket in tonal jacquard fiber with the Monogram pattern, and since the pocket can be removed, the inner side of the bag needs to be as pretty as the outer side, which involves high workmanship.

 The basket bag is available in the sorbet shades of glossy pink, silky nougat and luminous mint, the Basket bags are available two sizes: regular and mini. The mini is about $2600 and the regular basket is $3150.


The G’s battle: Gucci Sues Guess for Copyright Infringement




Three years ago, Gucci had sued Guess for copying their brand designs and their famous G logo. The case finally made it to federal court in New York on the 4th of April, 2012. Gucci wants $221 million, in damages.


 “This case is not about following fashion trends,” said Gucci’s lawyer Louis Ederer. “It’s about a massive, complicated scheme to knock off Gucci’s best-known and iconic designs.”


 Gucci also insists that Guess should pay them back for any profit made from the designes that they’ve copied, mentioning on red and green striped shoe particularly made by Guess to make consumers think that the shoe was Gucci’s. Guess denied that it has copied the house’s trademark,  claiming that it was “staying true to its original unique image”.


 Daniel Petrocelli of O’Melveny & Myers, said “Guess is not Gucci, It has no reason to be like Gucci and it did not scheme to be like Gucci.”


 The trial could go on for up to three weeks.


Although Guess’s efforts to prove that Guess has been copying and taking their customers away. It is uncertain that consumers would ever mix up the two brands. Those who can obviously afford Gucci would never be satisfied or deceived buying a Guess product, while consumer who usually shop within the Guess price range, it’s possibly the closest thing they can get to Gucci’s popular G. 


Yves Saint Laurent: The Retrospective at the Denver Art Museum


Yves Saint Laurent: The Retrospective holds an international applauded exhibition at the Denver Art Museum, with the support from Neiman Marcus, March 25 – July 8, 2012. This wide retrospective, of 40 years of creativity inventiveness features a gorgeous selection of 200 haute couture pieces along with many photographs, drawings, and films that demonstrate the development of YSL’s style and impact on fashion.

The outfits were chosen from an archive of 5,000 complete outfits preserved by the Foundation Pierre Berge-Yves Saint Laurent, the strength behind the exhibit, and occupy 13,000 square feet on the second floor of Denver Art Museum, itself an architectural landmark.

the exhibition generates a great environment for visitors to see the actual development of YSL’s style and the historical foundations of his work. Structured thematically, the complex arrangement melds design and art to explore the full outcomes of his career, from his first days at Dior in 1958 through the magnificence of his final runway collection in 2002.

Yves Saint Laurent, Tuxedo with short skirt, haute couture collection, Spring-Summer 1982.

Yves Saint Laurent, Tuxedo with short skirt, haute couture collection, Spring-Summer 1982.

During his 40 years of designing, YSL altered the ladies wardrobe by borrowing the tuxedo, the rouser suit, shorts and safari jackets from men’s clothing, transmitting these symbols of power from on gender to the other and turning traditional men’s clothing into haute couture authorized females with a new form of clothing. 

“This exhibition demonstrates the impact of Saint Laurent’s work on the history of fashion and the present-day relevance of his style,” said Chief Curator of YSL Florence Müller. “His creations achieved an ingenious symbiotic relationship between setting style and recognizing popular trends that made them not only wardrobe necessities, but also reflected women’s changing role in society.”