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  • Louis Vuitton lost its checkerboard trademark case:

    Vuitton Lost Its Checkerboard Trademark Case -- The Cut

    nymag.com 01 May '15, 9pm

    doesn't have a monopoly on the checkerboard pattern, according to a new ruling by the E.U. General Court. After registering a trademark for its brown Damier check in 1998 and a subsequent one for a black-and-white version of the pattern a decade later, a 2011 decision overturned the l...

  • Kanye West's Louis Vuitton kicks and other rare sneakers are coming to the @brooklynmuseum:

    Inside Brooklyn’s Upcoming Sneaker Exhibition -- The Cut

    nymag.com 28 Apr '15, 5am

    How have sneakers evolved since their first incarnation? When we look back at early sneakers, they look so simple: just a rubber sole and canvas upper. But these were cutting-edge technology — and I think that innovation and interest in the new has continued to push sneaker design sin...

  • It is now technically possible to grow a leather handbag in a lab:

    Soon, We’ll Be Able to Grow Our Own Handbags -- The Cut

    nymag.com 27 Apr '15, 9pm

    It’s made by taking a biopsy from a cow, which is totally harmless, and replicating those cells endlessly — so in theory, you only need one cow. And it’s not just to replicate the leather, to mimic the leather as a fabric, but it’s to improve it — so there’s a point where you can actu...

  • How to Wear ’70s-Style High-Waisted Jeans - Between the Louis Vuitton, Chloé, and Gucci runways, '70s-style denim ...

    How to Wear ’70s-Style High-Waisted Jeans -- The Cut

    nymag.com 31 Mar '15, 10pm

    . And, naturally, the street-style bunch has been the first to embrace the trend. But before you write off the look as peacocking for the cameras, it actually translates equally as well to real life. Take this photo of stylist Alex Carl in Frame jeans paired with a pleated silk blouse...

  • Can Helen Mirren Make the Queen’s Purse Famous? -- The Cut

    nymag.com 09 Apr '15, 4pm

    is currently starring in the Broadway production and Kristin Scott Thomas will lead a West End revival opening later this month; both actresses carry the black Launer bag onstage. Fittingly, because of the play, the brand has recently reissued the black edition of the $2,160 bag (it h...

  • Can Helen Mirren Make the Queen’s Purse Famous? -- The Cut

    nymag.com 09 Apr '15, 5pm

    is currently starring in the Broadway production and Kristin Scott Thomas will lead a West End revival opening later this month; both actresses carry the black Launer bag onstage. Fittingly, because of the play, the brand has recently reissued the black edition of the $2,160 bag (it h...

  • Naked Guy Rides Subway -- NYMag

    nymag.com 09 Nov '14, 3am

    It's all in the title of the post, really. On Thursday night, the Daily Front Row's Peter Davis stepped onto the E train and found a man naked except for a pair of sneakers, dozing on a seat in between swigs from a bottle of Jack Daniel's. Of course, Davis took a just barely safe-for-...

  • We talked to Isabel Marant about designing for grown-up women, wedge sneakers, and Galliano:

    62 Minutes With Isabel Marant

    nymag.com 17 Nov '14, 2pm

    Ironic, then, that what makes her so popular is her tendency to make clothes that blend seamlessly into wardrobes and lives, that feel from the first moment like old familiars. Everything about the way Marant looks, and what she sells, is easy: She doesn’t wear makeup and there are fr...

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