A Week in Review: April 13, 2018
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The World Just Can't Get Enough Louis Vuitton Handbags via Bloomberg
Strong demand at the label best known for its coated canvas totes helped parent LVMH deliver better than expected organic sales growth in its fashion and leather goods division in the first quarter, and across the group. The performance, all the more impressive given that it compares with a very strong period a year earlier, cements LVMH's position as the sector's wardrobe workhorse. Little wonder that the shares reached an all-time high on Tuesday.
Fashion Forward and Uncomfortable via Vanity Fair
Unfortunately it’s still impractical—nay, impossible—for women to look stylish without being uncomfortable or chilly, while for men it’s as easy as stumbling into looking trendy by wearing an old North Face jacket from college over a matching sweat suit. The pressure on women to keep up with fashion and current style seems so much greater than it is for men that many of us go along with whatever ridiculousness the runway sends our way. It just may be something we want to take into account while we continue to dismantle the patriarchy.
Tinker Hatfield, The Nike Designer Who Transformed Sneakers Into Art via 1Granary
I always felt that designing sneakers was utilitarian ‒ making sneakers perform better for a unique or particular sport‒and that no one had really explored that sneakers could be an art form. In order to make them more hip and cool, just in my own mind, I wanted to bring other storylines into the design process. I would look at interesting buildings, and talk to architects. I’m also really into music, and talk to singers. I’ve personally been very active, surfing, skating, mountain biking and motorcycling,… all those things add to my experience as a designer. When I sit down to design, I don’t run out of ideas easily.
Glossies So White: The Data That Reveals The Problem With British Magazine Covers via The Guardian
“'I have sat in meetings at some publications where someone has said, Oh, we haven’t got a black person in the May edition – we need to figure that out,' says one source at a women’s magazine. 'When I hear that, it tells me you are not getting it right – that is just tokenistic. We need to talk about the underlying reasons why black women are not finding themselves on the covers, as they undeniably should, through the normal process.'"