FASHION | How To Sustainably Update Your Birkin Bag

Today’s fashion industry reset message came courtesy of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) and the British Fashion Council (BFC). It urged brands, designers, and retailers to slow down and limit the incessant flow of merchandise generated, resulting in wasted inventory. Following years of chasing the latest trends, consumers remain hungry for the new. Many are trying to create a fresh culture of fashion, however, one that favors purchasing product that is intended to last a lifetime. Certainly, there are maisons that boast the luxury craftsmanship and know-how to create pieces of the like. Notably, Louis Vuitton and Hermes. A young woman gifted an Hermes Birkin bag, passed down from her mother, or even grandmother, might treasure it with even greater enthusiasm than if it were new.

If you are seeking to update your collection of Hermes and Louis Vuitton bags, consider having an artist take a brush or needle and thread to them. In 2013, Kanye West commissioned American contemporary artist George Condo to paint a Birkin bag for Kim Kardashian for Christmas. Today, designer Jonathan Riss is trying his hand at embroidering the iconic bag to spectacular effect. The designer behind the brand, Jay Ahr, was hand-picked by his contemporary Marie France Van Damme to spotlight on her new platform supporting small business and craftpople Curated by MF. Ahr is renowed for recreating vivid cultural themes using innovative embroidery techniques transforming each vintage into a contemporary object of art. Along with the Birkin, he has breathed new life into vintage Louis Vuitton and Hermes Kelly and Constance handbags with unique hand – embroidery.


ROYALS | Wedding Gown Of U.K.’S Princess Beatrice Goes On Show

The gown worn by Britain’s Princess Beatrice at her scaled down wedding two months ago goes on display to the public on Thursday at Windsor Castle where her ‘secret’ marriage took place. Beatrice, Queen Elizabeth granddaughter, tied the knot with Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi at the castle to the west of London in July in a … Continue reading ROYALS | Wedding Gown Of U.K.’S Princess Beatrice Goes On Show

PARIS FASHION WEEK | Audemars Piguet To Debut At Paris Fashion Week With Ralph & Russo

Paris Fashion Week is set for September 28 to October 6 in both digital and physical form, and luxury watch brand Audemars Piguet is all set to make its debut on the catwalk. The brand is partnering with London couture fashion house Ralph & Russo as it unveils its Spring / Summer 2021 Pret – … Continue reading PARIS FASHION WEEK | Audemars Piguet To Debut At Paris Fashion Week With Ralph & Russo

BACK 2 SCHOOLS | CNN Launches Abu Dhabi Academy For Journalists

The First CNN Academy in the world has opened its doors for applications for journalists of the future to learn about multiplatform storytelling. Starting in January 2021, the intensive learning program will offer a fulltime five-week course with a combination learning sessions and in – person workshops that will take place at CNN at Twofour54 … Continue reading BACK 2 SCHOOLS | CNN Launches Abu Dhabi Academy For Journalists

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