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TT Vol. 68
Vogue Re-Org, Hermès Furniture, Miu Miu x New Balance, Sexual Wellness & CDG x Salomon
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BOF noted that with all of the upheaval at Vogue, there were fewer editors in the front rows at Paris Fashion Week. Only Anna, Edward Enniful and Leslie Sun were seen, along with some members of the France and Italy teams.
The rise of digital media has affected Vogue’s rivals more so than Vogue itself, leaving it as the unquestioned pinnacle of fashion print media. But it is increasingly a one-woman show, with longtime editors Angelica Cheung and Emmanelle Alt having been pushed out over the past year.
Called the Sillage d’Hermès, it is hand crafted in Puglia from wood and then coated in a papier-mâché compound that gives the pieces its smooth edges. The ticking stripes are hand painted, and the seat is fitted with a cashmere cushion. Not only is the chair great, we love that Hermès is looking beyond European designers for its collaborations.
(Side note: we did not realize how incredibly extensive the Hermès furniture selection is. We tried to scroll to the bottom of it, and failed.)
One of the more unexpected collaborations was the Miu Miu x New Balance 574 that walked the runway in Paris. Miu Miu is part of the Prada family, and Prada has been working closely with Adidas for the past few seasons, so it was a bit surprising to see them working with a rival.
The Miu Miu sneaker selection is pretty bad frankly so we like that they are asking for help. So while these sneakers are not exciting at all, they are also highly commercial and will probably sell really well.
We’re noticing many mainstream retailers are starting to stock sexual wellness products. Anthropologie, Madewell and even Wal-Mart (which has an enormous selection, though we imagine some of it is on their Marketplace channel).
Call it the Goop effect - middle America seems ready to embrace the vagina. It’s 2021, and you can walk into Wal-Mart and get groceries and a vibrator.
CDG x Salomon is back again for SS22 and they look pretty boring? The SS21 sneakers were great - a neoprene mary jane (here, here) and a platform (here, here). I was sad they only came in women’s sizing.
The latest iterations that just walked the runway look pretty basic, as far as we can tell. Maybe the pandemic ruined this relationship just as it was getting started? Hoping to see something more interesting for SS23.
Chris & Raquel
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