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Louis Vuitton opens store at London’s Heathrow Airport

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Luxury brand Louis Vuitton has opened its first European airport store at London’s Heathrow Terminal 5.

The Italian label has a longstanding heritage for luxury travel with its line of trunks and luggage – from check-in to carry-on, fusing functionality with luxury for the needs of the modern traveler.

Occupying 301sq.m the new store features an exterior instillation by Ange Leccia, the contemporary French painter, photographer and filmmaker. Leccia’s works have been exhibited in international galleries and museums, from the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris to the Gugghenheim Museum in New York – and now, inside Louis Vuitton Terminal 5.

Interview with Ange Leccia

How would you describe your work?
I’m a visual artist. I create pictures, videos, films and installations. I adapt myself to different contexts of creation. I enjoy the freedom that comes with being able to work across several mediums.

You’re also a painter and a photographer but what do you like about making films?
Films can be considered as a total art in which the audience is completely engaged on an emotional level. With images in movement, you can arouse mental projections and create poetic links.

How did the collaboration with Louis Vuitton come about?
I have worked with Louis Vuitton for a long time. The house invited me to curate an exhibition titled Travelling in Paris and I have works in Louis Vuitton’s collection.

What was your brief?
For this piece, Nicolas Ghesquière asked me to think about a specific project concerning the sea.

From where did the idea of Giraglia originate?
Giraglia is a small island very close to my Corsican home. It’s become a habit of mine to work with this environment that is so familiar to me. Giraglia already featured in my movie, Nuit Bleue, and when Louis Vuitton called me, I was with my camera in the water, searching for some images.

How long did it take to make, and what was the process?
It took two days for my staff and I to film good images of the rocks under the sea with a specific 4K video camera.

How do you hope it will make people feel when they watch it?
I hope that the audience will respond with their imagination and sensations. I like to create works that have a physical, sensual impact.

What do you hope Giraglia brings to the Louis Vuitton space and the shopping experience overall?
I hope it will bring nature and silence into this space; I hope it creates a relaxing area for the consumer.

The opening coincided with the release of Louis Vuitton’s Cruise 2015 collection . Inspired by the Cote d’Azur the collection featuresAquatic motifs abound, from cut out ‘portholes’ on navy sweaters to maritime flares to the rich embroideries depicting coral branches.

More information can be found on louisvuitton.com

Words by Cristian Burbano @xtianburbano

Byungmun Seo Styles For The Id And The Ego

Seoul born maverick menswear designer Byungmun Seo fabricates ‘Psyche Couture’ for the youthful consumer. Byungmun Seo (a WGSN Global 2012 finalist for “Emerging Designer of the Year “), is a master with scissors. His flamboyant pattern-cutting skills has made his style I.D. the crowned head of non-traditional couture fashion for men.

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Dirk Bikkembergs Is The Triathlon Man Of Fashion

Perhaps it’s that he uses entire futbol teams as his personal laboratory for fabric technology, or his penchant for  athletes promoting his brand, whatever it is, Dirk Bikkembergs, mixes strength and sensuality for high performance in the fashion industry.

Dirk Bikkembergs Spring 2015 collection is inspired by swimming, cycling and running of the modern triathlon athlete. He has created sportswear with a haute couture twist. Dirk Bikkembergs style the male form, not like a hangar for clothes, but as a work of art bursting forth from a unique vision of avant-garde shapes, textures and high quality materials. His approach to tradition is playful, with a classical respect for today’s physically fit sportsman and his quest for luxury.

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The Dirk Bikkembergs Spring 2015 collection relies on his reverence for black and white, with bold accents of vivid colors. Electric yellow gives a KO punch to black. White dives into swimming pool blue. Headphones and classy IPod arm bands are the must-have accesory, along with goggles, skull caps, sport bags, leather sport sandals and signature footwear.

Style on the Streets of Madrid Spain

Maybe it’s the warm weather or the love of creative expression, but in Spain the street is the runway. Spanish men keep the street look sophisticated, and don’t stray far from their appreciation of fashion.  They live la vida loca in great fitting, acid-washed or ripped  jeans, accentuated with chic accessories.

A comfortable shoe is essential for dressing up the relaxed lifestyle, accenting the look with a hat, a Shamballa bracelet or some cool shades. Their attention to detail brings street fashion up a notch or two.

 Street style Spain