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BALENCIAGA

Nicholas Ghesquière may be leading the house of Louis Vuitton into the future, but we are thinking back to a time when he took The House of Balenciaga out of Paris to our very own city, still in recovery post 9/11. For fall 2002  and Fall 2003 collections Nicholas Ghesquière (vogue.com) called on Dizon Inc to produce 2 very exclusive shows, 1 in Gagosian for Fall 2002 and 1 at The Dia for Fall 2003.

This very dated video clip features the show from Gagosian and is worth watching for the fashion as well as the baby faced cameos from familiar fashion faces. Front row guests included Sarah Jessica Parker, Tim Blanks and Anna Wintour (note: w/o her signature black shades). Look for Liya Kebede, Karolina Kurkova and Natalia Vodianova (Style.com) and even Erin Wasson, Danielle Z. and Trish Goff at the Dia Show (style.com).



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THAKOON X TASAKI: PUNK ROCK PEARLS

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Suddenly pearls seem to be everywhere in fashion (fashionista), but not many people know that Thakoon has been designing incredible pearl jewelry with Tasaki since 2009 when he was appointed creative director.  Thakoon’s pearls are somehow punk rock yet incredibly elegant at the same time. So much so that girls who would never consider a string of pearls are wearing his unique pieces.

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His latest collection “Pretty in Pearls”, is inspired by Thakoon’s dog Stevie, a Yorkshire Terrier and Chihuahua mix.

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For more information and images, please visit the Tasaki website.

The “Fantasy, Treasure” collection is available at colette.fr and the Tasaki online shop.



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THAKOON X LAURIE SIMMONS: ROSELAND

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Thakoon Collaborated with Laurie Simmons to create a unique print for his Spring 2009 collection. The project had been in development for a few years before it actually hit the runway. Back in 2006 Thakoon Panichgul was at an auction and fell in love with Laurie Simmons and her work. Following this encounter Laurie Simmons was invited for his next runway show. As a thank you for attending his show, Thakoon sent her a bouquet of roses. These roses became the starting point for the textile design Laurie Simmons created for Thakoon’s Spring 2009 runway collection.

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Laurie Simmons (wearing a Thakoon blouse) and Lena Dunham for Tinny Furniture

Imagery by Style.com, W magazine and Dwell.com

For more information on the collaboration between Thakoon and Laurie Simmons, see the full article on W magazine or on Laurie Simmons website.

For more information on Laurie Simmons, click here. To see her latest exhibition, click here.



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Tonight the annual CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) Award show is taking place in Lincoln Center, hosted by John Waters (NYTimes). We are proud to have among the nominees for the CFDA 2014 awards two of our clients; Proenza Schouler and Creatures of the Wind.

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Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez from the designer label Proenza Schouler (NYTimes) have been nominated for the CFDA Accessoires designer of the year award, alongside Alexander Wang and The Olsen Twins for The Row. This is their 10th nomination, they have previously won 5 CFDA awards.

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Shane Gabier and Christopher Peters from Creatures of the Wind (NYTimes) are nominated for the CFDA Swarovski Award for Womenswear, alongside Wes Gordon and Rosie Assoulin. This is their first CFDA nomination.

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For the very first time CFDA commissioned Nowness to create a video to present the Swarovski Award nominees, directed by Clara Cullen

A CFDA Shakedown on Nowness.com

 

You can follow the CFDA Award show live through this hashtag #CFDAAwards or watch it tomorrow at the CFDA website.

Photograps by Willy Vanderperre, Proenza Schouler, Creatures of the Wind and CFDA.