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The French fashion house, under Creative Directors Carol Lim and Humberto Leon, have re-opened its 446m² store on avenue George V. The updated store concept reflects KENZO’s ongoing modern approach to fashion.

The American duo, Creative Directors since 2011, previously worked with celebrated architect Fabrizio Casiraghi to imagine a new retail concept when opening the brand’s Marais store. Casiraghi conceived a beautiful showcase to present KENZO’s seasonal Fall/Winter and Spring/Summer collections as well as its “La Collection Memento” line and their accessories. The concept continued with the opening of KENZO’s store on Boulevard de la Madeleine and now on avenue George V.

For the George V store, the concept has been developed to create a cohesive two-floor space dedicated to KENZO’s multifaceted approach to lifestyle. A delicate balance between pop and residential themes, the store’s energy is an effort in contrasts. Color palettes of aqua or yellow, combine to frame the houses garments and accessories. Large wooden lacquered pillars divide the sections, and marbleized linoleum or wood flooring permeate the space.



Balmain opens flagship store in Miami


Balmain announced the opening of its first Miami flagship. Set within the prestigious open-air Bal Harbour Shops, the 200-square-meter boutique displays the brand’s women’s, men’s and accessories collections.

The interior relies on the new store concept for the brand, conceived by Creative Director Olivier Rousteing and designed in partnership with the three young architects from Paris’ Studio AMV: Anna Philippou, Marie-Charlotte Prosperi-Fouchard and Victoire Guerlay. This new concept was first introduced in the brand’s Milan flagship, which opened in April of this year.

“Miami is one of my favorite destinations and my family and I have spent many vacations here. But, of course, the decision to open here has little to do with my love for the area’s beauty and distinctive culture and everything to do with Miami’s uniquely vibrant fashion and retail environment,” explains Massimo Piombini, Balmain’s CEO. “There is a very strong bond between Olivier and America, which is why we are strengthening both our retail and wholesale channels across the United States. What compelled us to choose Miami for the location of our third American boutique is the added bonus that this is a very important destination for the Latin American consumer—and Balmain has long been popular with that shopper, as well.”

For the house’s new prototype design, Creative Director Olivier Rousteing directed the architects at Studio AMV to focus on the house’s Parisian roots. “Since this design will serve as a prototype for all future addresses, Olivier wanted the stress to be placed squarely on the second part of the house’s official name: Balmain Paris,” explained Anna Philippou of Studio AMV. “He made it clear to us that he wanted Balmain to transport Paris to all corners of the globe, to make each Balmain visitor feel the atmosphere of Paris, wherever they may be in the world. But he also ensured—at every step of the process—that this was done in a modern fresh way, that avoided all the expected clichés.”

The Inspiration: The Classic Parisian Hôtel Particulier Rousteing oversaw Studio AMV’s efforts to create the house’s new store concept. “Our brainstorming sessions took off from a consensus on the need to riff on classic Parisian residential architecture,” explains Rousteing. “From there, we ended up breaking down the codes of the hôtel particulier into ten particular elements, each of which was then associated with one key Balmain signature. Since I wanted each store visit to offer experience, intimacy and discovery, we divided the space into a series of connected, distinct rooms, each inspired by the look of a living space (library, garden, boudoir, etc) and each dedicated to the display of one Balmain collection.”


The Most Fashionable Cities to Visit for a Shopping Trip


We all love admiring the creations of the best designers in the world, and want to see what’s out there that can shape or influence our personal style. Next time you are planning your holiday, why not combine a great shopping trip with sightseeing? There are some must-see cities you have to check out below that will offer a shopping experience like no other. From huge designer outlets to department stores and shiny shop windows, free samples - the world is waiting for you.


If you want the best and the latest, you definitely need to visit Paris. One of the fashion capitals of Europe, you will find the best labels in the main shopping malls, and get some great deals, inspiration, even if you have a limited budget. You can sign up for a fashion tour in Paris, or simply discover what the city of light has to offer apart from the stunning bridges and the Eiffel Tower.


In case you are already familiar with the work of Venetian designers, you must see in person what they have to offer in the next season. From Arnoldo & Battois to Monical Daniele, there are some great designer shops offering the best quality items for tourists. You can book a boutique hotel in Venice, such as the JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa and make the most out of your stay. Combine shopping, sightseeing, and relaxation with sampling some of the best Venetian dishes the city has to offer.  


Several fashion designers call Milan their home. If you visit the great city, you must check out the 10 Corso Como offering great clothing items, designer furniture, and home accessories. Originally founded by the former Vogue Magazine editor, Carla Sozzani, 10 Corso Como is more than a shop. It has a stylish cafe, a hotel, and host regular exhibitions. If you are in the mood for something more traditional, head to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, a 19th century shopping arcade, and check out the Gucci Cafe or the unique Prada store.

New York

If you love fashion shows, New York is the place to be. Book a hotel near SoHo, or head towards Central Park to discover great stores, such as Versace, Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, and Chanel. Pay a visit to the modern Saks Fifth Avenue opened in 1924, and shop till you drop.



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Many people love going to Barcelona to see the monuments and check out the architecture. However, it is also a great place to find some fantastic unique items from local Catalan fashion designers. Home to Etro, Marc Jacobs, and Lanvin, the city will impress you in many ways. Walking down the main shopping streets will make you realize how much fashion sense exists in Barcelona, and how daring locals are when it comes to outfits.

Seeing some of the most famous designers’ creations first hand is a great experience. If you are craving a unique fashion experience, head to one of these great cities and enjoy what you see, feel, and touch.



Who would of imagined that one of the most adventurous and avant garde venues and events would be and would occur at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport? Well, that was exactly the scene on May 18th as the inaugural Global Runway took flight, along with more than 250 attendees, and soared high above every event in the city. Global Runway was chic, upscale and boasted a NYFW vibe. 

So what exactly is Global Runway? Global Runway is a fashion presentation highlighting a selection of the global offerings available from ATL Skypointe, the award-winning concessions program from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Guests experienced an industry-quality fashion presentation featuring the latest Spring/Summer 2017 collections from Tommy Hilfiger, Swarovski, Sean John and local emerging lifestyle brand Ateaelle. The event also bridged the gap between beauty and style by hosting a pop-up shop featuring national brands ExOfficio, Bijoux Terner, Luxe International and Mori Luggage.

The Global Runway campaign also featured six influential style ambassadors who brought to life the newest style offerings at ATL. The 2017 style ambassadors included Jenna Wessinger (, E. Vincent Martinez (, Satchel Jester (, Emily Loftiss ( and sisters Laticia and D’ANA Rolle (

In addition to the fashion presentation and pop-up shop, ATL unveiled the campaign’s official commercial featuring style ambassadors E. Vincent Martinez, Satchel Jester and Jenna Wessinger. Shooting this commercial was truly an amazing event in itself. With a talented director, top-notch production team and a vision, an experience was captured and a tale of luxury and lifestyle was told. 


AIRSTREAM: America's World Traveler

Airstream is America's best and oldest manufacturer of travel trailers, and those retro silver coaches are iconic on America's highways. Representative of the age-old desire to explore, these trailers are unmistakable in design with distinctive aerodynamic rounded lines and an aluminum outer skin.

Airstream: America's World Traveler celebrates the eight decades since the first Airstream graced America's highways.Airstream chronicles the fascinating history of Airstream trailers through a detailed history, stories, and beautiful photography. Although its roots stretch back to 1926, the first Airstream-brand trailers were introduced in 1931, just as America was emerging from the dark days of the Great Depression. Of the 400 travel-trailer manufacturers of that era, only Airstream survived. Dubbed the "Airstream Clipper"after the first trans-Atlantic seaplane, the 1931 Airstream featured a unique lightweight aluminum body that cut down on wind resistance, improved fuel efficiency, and made for easier towing. It slept four, carried its own water supply, was fitted with electric lights, and cost $1,200. The Airstream provided travelers with away to see the world at their leisure and in solid comfort. It was the perfect vehicle fora country emerging from a long struggle.In the eight decades since that first Airstream, the company has produced some of the finest trailers in the world and gained a worldwide reputation as the Rolls-Royce of travel trailers. The Airstream story is one of travel, adventure, and memories that last a lifetime.



Celebration Miura Tour concludes in Florence

The Miura Tour, the biggest Miura rally organized by Automobili Lamborghini in celebration of the iconic Lamborghini model’s fiftieth anniversary, concluded in Florence with a display in Piazza Ognissanti.

Twenty brightly-colored Lamborghini Miuras from the United States, Japan and other European countries came to Italy for a 500 km journey, taking in the cities of Bologna, Parma, Portovenere, Viareggio, Lucca and Florence between 8 and 12 June. At the stopover in Sant’Agata Bolognese on 9 June, the vehicles' arrival was celebrated with a flyby of four Eurofighters from the 36th Stormo Caccia (fighter squadron) of the Gioia del Colle airbase near Bari in southern Italy. The new, completely renovated Lamborghini Museum was also inaugurated on the same occasion.

Two of the Miura ‘fathers’ made special appearances during the tour: Paolo Stanzani joined guests in Bologna on 8 June, and Gian Paolo Dallara greeted the group at his company in Varano de’ Melegari on the 9th. The Tour concluded on 12 June in Florence, where the 20 Miuras were put on display at the parc fermé in Piazza Ognissanti.

The 50th anniversary celebrations for the Miura will continue in the UK from 23 to 26 June at the prestigious setting of Goodwood Festival of Speed and in August at the Monterey Car Week in the USA.


Chanel cruises to Havana: Coco Cuba

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Chanel will be presenting their cruise collection in Havana, Cuba on May 3rd. "Coco Cuba" is the invitation for the show. When I first heard of the news last Fall, my first inclination was to attend and now I'm kind of upset I'm not there! Some of the reports I've read say that Chanel will cruise down El Paseo del Prado in Havana. [If accurate] that is the perfect place for a runway show. El Paseo del Prado is an wide, long terrazzo walkway elegantly canopied by trees. It runs for many blocks.

Gloria and Emilio Estefan supports Karl Lagerfeld showing Chanel in Cuba she told The Cut: “Listen, it doesn’t matter, it’s there, the image is there, they’re seeing beautiful clothes, they’re seeing fashion,” Gloria said. “And by the way, Cuba was huge in the fashion world. In Cuba B.C. — before Castro — the fashion would come out in Paris, and it would be in Cuba the same day. And it was a very, very elegant country; people dressed to the nines there. If you look at the fashions of Cuba in the '30s, '40s’, '50s, it was always cutting edge of fashion. So one day again it shall be. Right now, they’re just trying to find something that they can wear, and it’s tough.”

I couldn't agree more with the Estefans. 

I've read comments like, the Cuban people can't afford Chanel... why are they showing in Cuba, etc, etc... My response to that: How many of us can afford New York Fashion Week? Or Paris Fashion Week; or London, Milan... you get the point... Bring it Karl!

I'll post Chanel Cruise photos as soon as possible.