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Lou Reed
Rock legend Lou Reed of The Velvet Underground passed away this weekend at the age of 71. In his death, we lost of one of the industry’s true and unique talents. Simon Vozick-Levinson, a senior editor at Rolling Stone put it perfectly himself: “[Lou Reed] didn’t prettify things. He didn’t sugarcoat things. He showed life as it really is and that’s something that made him a true original, and one of our great all-time artists.”
(Photo courtesy of Mazzy Fields. Text by Jenny Bahn)

Lou Reed

Rock legend Lou Reed of The Velvet Underground passed away this weekend at the age of 71. In his death, we lost of one of the industry’s true and unique talents. Simon Vozick-Levinson, a senior editor at Rolling Stone put it perfectly himself: “[Lou Reed] didn’t prettify things. He didn’t sugarcoat things. He showed life as it really is and that’s something that made him a true original, and one of our great all-time artists.”

(Photo courtesy of Mazzy Fields. Text by Jenny Bahn)

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Musical Chairs at LV 

After a week of nail biting, rumors that Nicolas Ghesquière will be taking over from Marc Jacobs as Creative Director at Louis Vuitton have still not been confirmed. Whatever the case, there’s going to be a bit of a shuffle. As we all know, Alexander Wang is deep into his new position at Balenciaga, having just presented his second collection this past fashion week following Nicolas Ghesquière’s departure last November.

Whether Nicolas Ghesquière is confirmed or not, it appears Jacobs is for sure on the out. Now the question is, Where will Marc Jacobs go? Marc recently told the New York Times he’s going to lay low for a sec and just focus on his own line. 

We suggest you snatch up some collector Marc Jacobs-era Louis Vuitton on eBay before the new stuff hits the stores — quite possibly designed by Ghesquière. Stay tuned.

(Photo: Marc Jacobs, Courtesy of Marc Jacobs Facebook. Nicolas Ghesquière courtesy of March 2010 issue of Numéro. Alexander Wang by Sebastian Kim. Text: Jauretsi)

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JW Anderson
Cool detail shot of the exquisite fabrication at JW Anderson’s SS14 show at London Fashion Week, arguably one of the hottest tickets in town. Keep your eyes on this one — Alexa Chung and Rita Ora are already fans. 
(Photo courtesy of Rachel Chandler for Dazed Digital. Text by Jenny Bahn)

JW Anderson

Cool detail shot of the exquisite fabrication at JW Anderson’s SS14 show at London Fashion Week, arguably one of the hottest tickets in town. Keep your eyes on this one — Alexa Chung and Rita Ora are already fans

(Photo courtesy of Rachel Chandler for Dazed Digital. Text by Jenny Bahn)

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Brave New World 

Welcome to the new age of the modeling industry. Elite, one of the biggest names in fashion since being founded by John Casablancas and Alain Kittler in 1972, has added a new company to their repertoire: The Society Management. Focusing on social media and branding with an eye toward longevity, Society is looking to groom girls with supermodel staying power — something we haven’t really seen since the days of Campbell, Evangelista, and Turlington, with the more recent exception of Kate Moss and Gisele Bundchen, of course. Just take one look at their homepage, which is a swarming mass of model GIFs, and you’ll see what we’re talking about.

(Photo courtesy of The Society Management. Text by Jenny Bahn)

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Tom Ford
After two years of intimate and incredibly exclusive presentations for his eponymous line, Tom Ford is finally staging his first “real” runway show, which will take place during London Fashion Week. Ford cites the expansion of his brand as cause for the shift, with his gorgeous wares now being sold in 100 stores worldwide. He will be a welcome addition to a schedule that can sometimes seem lacking in comparison with the massive brands showcasing in New York, Paris, and Milan. Ford joins the ranks of Matthew Williamson, Vivienne Westwood, Christopher Kane, and Burberry Prorsum. February can’t come soon enough.
(Photo courtesy of David Bailey via PleasurePhoto. Text by Jenny Bahn)

Tom Ford

After two years of intimate and incredibly exclusive presentations for his eponymous line, Tom Ford is finally staging his first “real” runway show, which will take place during London Fashion Week. Ford cites the expansion of his brand as cause for the shift, with his gorgeous wares now being sold in 100 stores worldwide. He will be a welcome addition to a schedule that can sometimes seem lacking in comparison with the massive brands showcasing in New York, Paris, and Milan. Ford joins the ranks of Matthew Williamson, Vivienne Westwood, Christopher Kane, and Burberry Prorsum. February can’t come soon enough.

(Photo courtesy of David Bailey via PleasurePhoto. Text by Jenny Bahn)

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Missoni News
As many of you must have already heard, Vittorio Missoni, chief executive of the family’s eponymous fashion house, was in a small plane that disappeared last Friday, along with his partner and four others.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, here is what we know: The couple were vacationing in Los Roques, Venezuela’s coastal resort island, for the holidays with two of their Italian friends,Elda Scalvenzi and Guido Foresti. The four boarded the small BN-2 Islander aircraft, which was staffed by two Venezuelan pilots, and headed for Maiquetia, only 90 miles away near Venezuela’s capital, Caracas. But shortly after takeoff, the plane went off radar. The six missing persons or the aircraft have not yet been located.
As of right now, the search for the plane has intensified, with more than 385 people involved in discovering its whereabouts. Our thoughts are with the Missoni family during this very difficult time.
(Photo courtesy of Missoni. Text by Jenny Bahn)

Missoni News

As many of you must have already heard, Vittorio Missoni, chief executive of the family’s eponymous fashion house, was in a small plane that disappeared last Friday, along with his partner and four others.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, here is what we know: The couple were vacationing in Los Roques, Venezuela’s coastal resort island, for the holidays with two of their Italian friends,Elda Scalvenzi and Guido Foresti. The four boarded the small BN-2 Islander aircraft, which was staffed by two Venezuelan pilots, and headed for Maiquetia, only 90 miles away near Venezuela’s capital, Caracas. But shortly after takeoff, the plane went off radar. The six missing persons or the aircraft have not yet been located.

As of right now, the search for the plane has intensified, with more than 385 people involved in discovering its whereabouts. Our thoughts are with the Missoni family during this very difficult time.

(Photo courtesy of Missoni. Text by Jenny Bahn)