Luxury is bound up with notions of leadership, innovation and justice. Luxury can inspire both desire and disgust. One of the most emotional of industries, luxury is an important subject, both for luxury brands and the society that variously reveres or rejects them.
Laure Dubreuil is an entrepreneur, beautiful, French, and incredibly fashionable. I could not help but pick her brains about her background, how she got into fashion, and the latest items I need to put on my wishlist.
But what does it take to achieve a long lasting piece and a line that stands the test of time? A connection with the consumer and quality material. Two very basic fundamentals I believe Brett Johnson Co has mastered.
I was a disappointed by all the speculation around Alexander Wang's recent appointment to the role of creative director at the vaunted Parisian fashion house Balenciaga. The general perception was that the job offer had more to do with his being Chinese than his talent.
Now that we're all shopped out (even me), have returned the mistakes and planned for future purchases, it's time to take a look back on the best of New York City retail this year, and a couple of wishes for the future.
Mr. Cortazar could have just as easily been Cristóbal Balenciaga in his past life. With his impeccable taste and a craftsman's eye, Esteban is stepping out, once again, with his newest collection exclusively available through Net-A-Porter.com.