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Louis Vuitton Fall/Winter 2014-15 Men’s Fashion Show

I never knew Louis Vuitton made this many clothes for Men. When I think LV, I think female handbags. Nice to see all these high quality Luxe-Life fashions for men from the king of logo’d bag.

Highlights Include:

  • Fabric:  So luxurious, it seems as if you can actually touch and feel the fabric as it flows along the runway.
  • Color:  Still liking the Blacks and Greys for the Fall/Winter 2014-15 Season.
  • Jackets:  Traditional overcoats with untraditional fabrics. Stripes and very subtle plaids. There’s one in this show I would buy in a heartbeat. Understated, yet when seen up close, extraordinary use of  discrete color and plaid.
  • Sunglasses:  Can’t go wrong with the Cobalt Blue and Black tones. Slick, Cool, Modern, Accessable and right on trend.
  • The Floor:  Before I saw the fashion Show, I saw a picture of the futuristic blue hued floor. This is what attracted me to the runway show. Quite nice use of color and space.
  • The Bags:  Check out that Silver Metallic rounded Oblong. Luxe-Life Fashion meets Urban Survival, meets Possible Militaristic Missions.

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Instagram and #NYFW 2014

Social Media Blows Up #NYFW 2014

At a time when I probably should be writing about the Olympics, I’m still too fascinated with NYFW. This video totally exemplifies why. It shows how fast things are getting to us and how easy it is to access things we could never see before until the magazine came out with the look.

Just think, a couple blogs ago, I took pictures of an entire fashion show while watching it live on my iPhone. Incredible! Between YouTube, Instagram, and emails directly from the designers, it’s so fun and easy to see the looks of Fall/Winter 2014-15.  I wonder what those $200 magazines in NYC think of all of this, YIKES!

I also ponder how the Big Designers will stay in business, If they show us ALL what they have 6-9 months ahead of time, that seems to be a lot of time for knock-offs to be created and sold.  The publicity the designers are all receiving must be 100x what it was 3 years ago, just wondering if it’s good or bad for them.  Seems it gives the Fast Fashion stores a giant head start on what will be hot. But, you know the fashion shows have become such a spectacle, I suspect many of the designers have some other clothes and kicks that they will come out with when the time comes around. Either way, interesting to wonder about?  eh?

And I didn’t even mention 3-D printing.  That will be one of the biggest game changers since Social Media.  As it progresses and becomes easier to produce, we will all eventually be able to make whatever we want whenever we want.

Racked did this video and it features the Paper’s Mickey Boardman,Mobile Media’s co-Founder Brian DiFeo, and Designers  Tommy Hilfiger and Kenneth Cole. 

BTW:  When I was in NYC in December 2013, I asked the owner of “Around the World Magazines” how business was going. He said a bit slow in December but when the kids come back to school in January it will pick up.  Then I asked, how long he thought magazines would be around.  He said something like: We still sell them and they still do pretty well, some of the Digital versions are getting better, but not quite there yet.  Then he said…I think I’ll keep the store open for another 2-3 years, then retire. I hope that’s realistic because I really like his store, I would hope he’d stay open 5-10 more years. But the way things are changing so fast…What do you think?

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