Louis Vuitton Joins Alibaba Alliance

LOUIS VUITTON has joined forces with Alibaba – China’s biggest e-commerce company – to fight counterfeit designer goods being sold online, reports WWD. The new Alibaba Big Data Anti-Counterfeiting Alliance, as it will be known, comprises 18 other companies, including Swarovski, Samsung and Shiseido. Indigital Alibaba said that the new alliance “aims to pool resources and increase collaboration to promote a safe and healthy global e-commerce ecosystem where brands are protected from IP pirates” with the assistance of the advanced

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The Weekend Round-Up – 21/01/2017

THE biggest talking point of this week came at the end of it, as Donald Trump became the 45th president of the United States of America. Trump was sworn in on Friday afternoon, and told the nation in his first address, “We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and restore its promise for all of our people.” Rex All eyes were on his family, who joined him at the US

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Vuitton’s Sloane Street Store Robbed

LOUIS VUITTON’s Sloane Street boutique has been burgled for the third time in three years. Officers attended the premises following reports of a smash-and-grab raid in progress in the early hours of yesterday morning. The responding officers found a silver Ford Transit van, which had been driven into the front of the shop and abandoned there, a spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police confirmed on its website. Reports taken at the scene suggested that “a number of suspects” had entered the

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#SuzyPFW Louis Vuitton: A Sensational Setting

Neptune, with rippling muscles, was stabbing a dying horse. A nymph was stretched out on a plinth, every part of her beautiful body exposed – except for a drape of cloth around the loins. Below that sculpture, a wild boar was being heroically slain in a scene from classical Greek mythology. The setting for the Louis Vuitton show in the Louvre’s home of classic statuary in the Cour Marly was, in that overused fashion phrase, truly awesome. The audience felt

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Meet The Brit Model Whose First Job Was The Louis Vuitton Show

When it comes to first modelling jobs, few come better than walking exclusively in the Louis Vuitton show during Paris Fashion Week. British model Danielle Lashley did just that earlier this week. Scouted at a Justin Bieber concert, the 21-year-old’s breakthrough into the industry reads like a fashion fairytale. Danielle’s agency shot. Markus Lambert “I am very lucky that we have the most incredible scout, Jodie, whose eye I trust implicitly so when she told me she had found someone

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Drake’s Louis Vuitton Collaboration Just Dropped

Last season, Louis Vuitton’s collaboration with Supreme was the talk of both the fashion and streetwear scene. For the spring/summer 2018 menswear show, the fashion house has taken collaboration in a new direction and has tasked Drake with the musical challenge of creating a bespoke soundtrack. Louis Vuitton Autumn/Winter 2017 Menswear +41 +40 +39 +38 Louis Vuitton Autumn/Winter 2017 Menswear Autumn/Winter 2017 Inspired by Kim Jones’s collection (Brit Kim is the artistic director of the menswear leg of LV), the

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In The Thick Of It: Exploring The Cultural Shift Towards Gender Fluidity

Britain’s recent heatwave spurred male pupils from Exeter’s ISCA Academy to protest against a strict dress code that forbade them from wearing shorts as uniform. What has been dubbed a “box pleat rebellion” saw boys turn up to school wearing skirts, instead of the prescribed trousers. By day four, some 50 students from every academic year were borrowing skirts from sisters and female friends, rather than sit through lessons wearing woollen trousers in the mid-30-degree heat. The Academy has since commented

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About Time: Vuitton Unveils Its New Digital Watch

SOME things are just worth shouting about and the latest luxury item to come from Louis Vuitton is one of them. The French house’s classic Tambour Horizon watch has been given a digital makeover for its reincarnation 15 years after its famous analogue counterpart launched. Lightweight, but weighty enough to feel substantial; intuitive (among many other functions, it counts you down to your flight departure on its new My Flight app, by pulling key data from your emails); and versatile,

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LOUIS VUITTON has joined forces with Alibaba

LOUIS VUITTON has joined forces with Alibaba – China’s biggest e-commerce company – to fight counterfeit designer goods being sold online, reports WWD. The new Alibaba Big Data Anti-Counterfeiting Alliance, as it will be known, comprises 18 other companies, including Swarovski, Samsung and Shiseido. Alibaba said that the new alliance “aims to pool resources and increase collaboration to promote a safe and healthy global e-commerce ecosystem where brands are protected from IP pirates” with the assistance of the advanced technology

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You’ve Got Male

IS Spanish supermodel Andres Velencoso Segura the man making Kylie Minogue smile again? Word has it that the pair were inseperable during a New Year snowboarding trip to the French Alps, where they stayed in a £10,000-a-week chalet and were regularly spotted drinking and dining together. “They are really smitten each other. It’s lovely to see Kylie so happy,” a source tells the Daily Mirror. Should the pair go public, Segura would officially be the first man Kylie has dated following

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