Italy-based e-commerce site, Luisaviaroma, recently put up a handful of Fall 2009 Balmain pieces, available for pre-order. Not surprisingly, their Balmain inventory is mostly comprised of strong shoulder jackets. Perhaps they've had the same experience as Net-a-Porter, who sold out of one of those $11,000 dollar jackets in one day. Check out a few of the pre-order items (and their price tags) in the gallery below.
Posts for June 16th 2009
Riccardo Tisci showed a resort collection which took cues from North Africa. What this translated to at Givenchy were beautifully draped, gauzy pieces offset by more statement making head-to-toe printed looks. Russian newcomer Ranya Mordanova modeled the collection, she also stars in Givenchy's Fall 2009 ad campaign.
Gap's Design Edition collection, a collaboration with the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund, landed online and in stores today. The participating designers, Lisa Mayock and Sophie Buhai of Vena Cava, Alexander Wang and Albertus Swanepoel, each designed four to five khaki items for the retailer. Everything in the collection--from Wang's Moto trench to Vena Cava's tribal print dress--retails for well under one hundred dollars.
Marc Jacobs and Lorenzo Martone will likely wed in Provincetown, Massachusetts.
Dolce & Gabbana are attempting to lower their prices by ten to twenty percent.
Magazines have not had success with Gisele Bundchen on their cover as of 2009.
Bernard Arnault, LVMH chairman and CEO, said he does not want to "stop the internet".