Bag Bumming

My new daily driver is Lanvin’s “Hook” Bag. It is large and structured, so that I can load it with all the necessaries of a full day out, yet also flexible enough for a tight space; between people or car seats. It is also thrillingly unisex, with a sturdy, comfortable strap that can produce purse,… Continue reading Bag Bumming

Commodity Fetish Hot Potato

Available now on our new (!) Youtube channel: a pilot episode for an innovative new unboxing series. We—well, health protocols mandate that a solitary associate intern shares—the thrill of making runway dreams a reality.  Our intern reports strange sensations in the course of filming these productions. We expected to feel a diminished pleasure from the… Continue reading Commodity Fetish Hot Potato

Southern California Fieldwork

Yesterday we sent one of our assistant content researchers to explore their local fashion ecosystem. Their official assignment was to compare the colours of Lanvin’s Bumpr sneaker there with our inventory in Asia. Afterward, with a two digit per diem—that’s 00.00, not 00,000.00—local observation for future features. Turning into the Lanvin store we were greeted… Continue reading Southern California Fieldwork

Lanvin Fall Winter 2021 First Look

A nostalgic music video introduced Lanvin’s FW 21 collection this morning. It is a cheering piece, offering an unconventional look, de rigueur no thanks to the pandemic, of the variety of ways fashion designers can play with the inspirations for their collections.   Bruno Sialelli’s first menswear collections didn’t impress us. They looked a lot like… Continue reading Lanvin Fall Winter 2021 First Look

Cite your source(s)!!

Denouncing plagiarism can be a mug’s game but…yikes!  Here is Casablanca, borrowing one of Prada’s established logos. Prada: And again, from Dries van Noten’s SS19 Verner Panton collection. That makes it a double “borrowing.” Well done! Dries van Noten SS19: Don’t retailers have a duty to tell new labels, you know, hey “we work with… Continue reading Cite your source(s)!!

Trashy Flexing

I am one of those extreme pet lovers. So certain I offer, when called, unparalleled happiness to all animals—feral, domestic, and unborn—that, like all professionals, I don’t make a big deal of it. I don’t pet people’s dogs, inquire about unfamiliar breeds, or smile at them in the way it was once permitted to smile… Continue reading Trashy Flexing


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