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15 Dec

Gucci To Off-White, Street To Sequins—And The Return Of The Fanny Pack: What Sold In 2017?

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When Vogue asked five online powerhouses about what sold in 2017, there was confirmation of what we expected—Alessandro Michele is still the King Midas of Gucci; everything he touches is retail gold, while the desire for Balenciaga knows no bounds—and more than a few surprises; who knew that the fanny pack would virtually obliterate the concept of the It bag? (Well, you, in all likelihood, since chances are you bought one.) And mazel tov to Virgil Abloh, because Off-White emerged as the label that really took off globally. Others, like Attico, Halpern, and a slew of quirky and less expensive bag labels, emerged as winners, too. In other words, it will go down as the year of the street, sequins, and sneakers—and...
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15 Dec

Gucci’s Helping Dapper Dan Open His Own Harlem Atelier

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Earlier this year Gucci showed its Resort 2018 collection in Florence, Italy. If you remember, "Renaissance rock 'n' roll" was the theme of the 100-look show and designer Alessandro Michele "paid homage" to Harlem couturier Dapper Dan with a specific piece that bore a striking similarity to one of Dan’s (counterfeit) designs for Olympian Diane Dixon.

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After some good ol' internet outrage the brand rectified the situation by placing Dan in one of their campaigns and revealing a collaboration was in the works. Today, the brand unveiled said collaboration: a studio atelier in Harlem, New York. In another homage, the house teamed up with Dan to create a Lenox Avenue-located studio close to the designer's original shop, Dapper Dan’s Boutique, which shut...
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14 Dec

Gucci Teams Up With The MLB For Guccified Baseball Caps

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Baseball gear is about to get a high fashion makeover, thanks to Gucci. The Italian fashion house debuted its Pre-Fall 2018 collection today and amongst its signature rich prints, retro-inspired pieces, and sparkling sequins was a first look at its upcoming collaboration with the Major Baseball League. Featured in the collection's lookbook photos are a variety of Gucci x MLB Yankees hats ranging in color and style. From a classic Yankees hat emblazoned with Gucci's snake emblem to a pink rendition and even a Gucci x Yankees beanie, the toppers are just the first of the fashion and baseball mashup. According to a release from the fashion brand, the collaboration will extend to include several of MLB’s historic teams in both the apparel...
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14 Dec

Want To Succeed In Fashion? Take a Tip From Google’s Top 10 Most Trending Fashion Brands of 2017

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The days of fashion as an elitist and exclusive niche industry are done—just look at Google’s list of the most trending fashion brands of 2017 for proof. Every brand in the top 10 made headlines in 2017 for boundary-crossing collaborations, innovative ad and marketing campaigns, and projects with creative upstarts that reflected the pulse of the world at large. The number one spot on the list goes to Gucci, a brand that’s been on the rise since Alessandro Michele was named creative director in 2015. This year, though, Gucci has really been on fire. Not only has every one of its fashion shows outdone the last, but it’s also racked up new celebrity fans, from Rihanna to Harry Styles, and managed to...
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7 Dec

Gucci Opens Its Doors In The Miami Design District

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The Italian fashion house arrives just in time for Art Basel.

As it stands, Gucci is a fashion force to be reckoned with. And over the course of several months, the Italian fashion house has celebrated their décor line at Maxfield, started a holiday gift giving initiative, and is now opening a storefront in the Miami Design District just in time for Art Basel. The imaginative design concept, conceived by creative director Alessandro Michele, features a two-floor boutique decorated with velvet armchairs, pale pink velvet dressing rooms, textured rugs and even showcases a custom mural by Coco Capitán on the face of the store. The expansive boutique is a whopping 4,700 square feet of selling space that features the complete collection of...
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6 Dec

Balenciaga Is Merging their Men’s And Women’s Collections

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The times are changing at Balenciaga.

Balenciaga is the latest fashion house to join the recent trend of brands moving to dual-gender runway shows, taking the plunge like Burberry, Calvin Klein, Gucci, and Kenzo. Today, the Paris-based brand and creative director Demna Gvasalia announced that going forward, their men's and women's collections will be shown on the runway together, rather than appearing separately in men's and women's fashion month. The change will go into effect starting with the forthcoming Autumn/Winter 2018 line during Paris Fashion Week next March. And in addition to the combination of their lines, Balenciaga will also see an expansion for their men's fashions, which was only recently relaunched in June 2016, as they are set to debut a...
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13 Nov

Gucci Décor Lands At Maxfield

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Gucci and Maxfield host an exclusive cocktail event to celebrate the Gucci Décor collaboration.

Gucci Décor has officially arrived to Maxfield on Melrose Avenue. The famed Italian fashion house’s décor line will be sold exclusively at the Los Angeles store throughout the holidays. The collection, which features an array of uniquely colored, fanciful pieces, includes five wallpapers, decorative folding screens, a jacquard vanity seat, wooden chairs, and velvet cushions. To celebrate the limited collaboration between Gucci and the West Coast retailer, the two brands hosted a cocktail event at the flagship store where guests were invited to explore the diverse collection and marvel at the coinciding installation at the Jean Prouvé glass house. The special installation beautifully displays Gucci’s distinct design aesthetic...
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7 Nov

Balenciaga Makes The Most With Demna Gvasalia’s ‘It’ Accessories

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Trends and "it" items rule the fashion conversation—usually because the thing everyone is talking about is also the thing everyone wants to buy. Nothing proves this more than the latest Lyst Index ranking of the hottest and best-selling brands, which places Demna Gvasalia’s Balenciaga just ahead of Alessandro Michele’s Gucci as number one this year. It’s an interesting rivalry: the two houses could not be more different aesthetically (Michele’s retro maximalism is a completely different vibe from Gvasalia’s awkward proportions), but what they have in common is a stable of items that are must-haves for street style stars and editors alike. Gucci, which was previously in the top spot, has been on a role for the past few years, especially with its accessories...
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2 Nov

Logomania, The 1990s Trend That’s Returned With A Vengeance

Ribbed wool dress, metal and cardboard chain belt, and necklace by Moschino. Photography by Tim Elkaïm, Styling by Chloe Grace Press

As demonstrated by the A/W17 collections, branding is back to assert its place in our wardrobes

The logomania trend, whilst rooted in the excess of the 1980s, truly came into its own during the following decade, as a sartorial response to the US economic boom of the 1990s. Whilst branding initially found its place in fashion as a mechanism to denote prosperity and status, it soon became an aesthetic trope in itself, with Calvin Klein, Louis Vuitton and Christian Dior logos emblazoned on It bags, splashed across sweaters and seductively printed on underwear. Post-recession, the desire to wear labels in such a blatant manner waned, and a quiet minimalism began to dominate the runways. This season, however, the logo returned with a vengeance...
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