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A bit of an unexpected collaboration, but it does make me happy: Lanvin designed for Acne. Acne, the Swedish jeans label combined with the sophisticated designs by Alber Elbaz? That sounded promising.

And the result is great. Go take a look for yourself!

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Day 2 of my report from London during London Fashion Week 2010

DAY 2
Almost the entire day was spend in the gallery along with Mada van Gaans, Bas Kosters, Non by Kim and employees of the Dutch Fashion Foundation. The rainy weather did not stop us from exploring the well known Dover Street Market at the end of the day. Little did we know, that Dover Street Market was not that known by the folks on the streets, which made it a little harder to find.  Nevertheless, we were unstoppable.  

WINDOW SHOPPING
We were asthonished by the beautiful shops at Bondstreet (Mulberry! Miu Miu! Chanel!) and got overexited by the beautiful windows. Dover Street Market was a pleasure for the eye aswell. The beautiful garments by Comme des Garçons, Peter Pilotto, Azzedine Alaia, Hussein Chalayan and Lanvin in combination with the explicit shoes by Pierre Hardy got our creative minds work.  

VINTAGE
When in London, you can’t go without at least one visit to a vintage store. Tired of strolling around through the rain, we took a cab to Brick Lane: a street filled with vintage shops and all sorts of cute restaurants and bars. And not just that, there were also lots of boutiques with a special range of diversity of labels like Margiela, Balenciage and more.  

DINNERTIME
Of course, we enjoyed a typical English meal once again (pizza…) we got into a biological Italian restaurant that was a interiour shop aswell. Along with the Dutch designers we enjoyed our very tasty light pizza. Mmm! 

BEDTIME
All in all: a day in sign of research. Fabrics, labels, windows and stores where Dutch design would fit well!

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So what Christian Lacroix is bankrupt, we still love his designs! That is why I’m very happy to share this good news with you. Christian Lacroix designed absinthe-green and fuchsia hardcover notebooks, a flocked journal printed with a rendering of Arles, France, a boxed set of four sketchbooks illustrated with reimagined 19th-century fashion engravings and laser-cut lace-edge note cards illustrated with haute-couture fashion sketches.

It seems like writing is going to be back fashionable again, since Lanvin designed stamps. You’ll have to book a flight to New York – if you don’t allready live there – because it’s only available in McNally Jackson bookshop in Prince Street.

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Being ‘green’ isn’t something for dull, whitebearded, socks-in-sandals wearing men anymore. Yves Saint Laurent, as always on top of the trends, came up with a new fashionable yet environmentally-conscious concept.

YSL is launching a new capsule-collection called New Vintage II. The idea? They make new dresses out of vintage fabrics, old cuts and silhouettes and unused designs to create a new limited series of dresses.

 There are 121 pieces total right now sold at YSL flagship boutiques in Paris, London and New York. Haven’t had a trip to Paris planned yet? Now you do! Oh, when you are visiting Paris, make sure you pick up some of those Lanvin Stamps!

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Talking about strange collaborations (Barbie and Louboutin), Lanvin has gotten itself into a new collaboration. To celebrate their 120th birthday. (Hurray, Happy Birthday Lanvin!)

Albert Elbaz designed two stamps for the French postal service. To make your christmas card a little more fashionable. But that’s not it yet, there are also pencils, notebooks and paper presses. To cheer up your everyday work and make it even more fashionable. If your Christmas list isn’t overflowing yet (mine is…): pencils and notebooks will always come in handy. Of course, when it’s Lanvin, you want it anyway.

Now there’s only one thing left: make sure someone from France sends you a postcard! Hmm…

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