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Fashion industry titan Virgil Abloh passed away, after a long battle from cancer that he kept hidden from public view. The Louis Vuitton show held at Art Basel turned in to a public memorial, at which the late LV artistic director was feted.
It’s hard to overstate Abloh’s impact on the fashion industry both as a black creative director and in helping streetwear break into the luxury price tier. Just look at his tearful embrace of Kanye West at Abloh’s first Louis Vuitton show.
The full set of looks from Abloh’s final show are here.
Succession at the continent’s big fashion will be big news in the coming years. Francois Pinault, age 86, started a timber business that turned into luxury powerhouse Kering. Bernard Arnault, age 72, inherited an engineering company that he built into LVMH, the world’s largest luxury goods company.
It remains to be seen how Ortega, only 37, will perform. However, it’s incredibly refreshing to see a woman taking over; women power the fashion industry, both as customers and designers, and yet it’s not reflected in top leadership positions. Ortega will immediately become one of the most powerful women in the industry come April 2022.
We went in here for bagels in lox this week. No line, lots of smoked fish, heavy New York accents. Tinned caviar and rugelach. Bagels from H&H. In short, all the essentials.
We love places that transport you to a different era. The old guard of jewish delis are disappearing from NYC - get there while you can!
And, we’re back with some holiday gift guides. Up first: HOME! We are always searching for new glassware, and noticed that of-the-moment ceramic maker East Fork is now making more than just mugs and plates. Think amber-toned water glasses, martini coupes or a soy sauce vessel (think Kikkoman, but hand blown). Up market, La DoubleJ has their own bright coupes. Alex Mill design director Somsack Sikhounmuong is doing a DIY ceramics IG page here; DM for prices, though you’ll need to be quick! You also can’t go wrong with candles; Good Friend has a great assortment: see this Crying Clover trio or this Thief Cat set from Osaka’s Olga Goose2. Sadly, these rice wax candles are out of stock.
Chris & Raquel
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Their candles are so nice, you might just want them as objects.