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John Galliano a College Professor?

John Galliano was fired from Dior in 2011, but is attempting to rebuild his image and reputation. We have learned that Galliano will be teaching a master class at New York’s Parsons The New School For Design. His class will be called “Show Me Emotion”. Galliano is very excited to start this journey and hopes to inspire future designers. I’m sure that his students are very excited to be working with him though!


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Nicolas Ghesquiere Set To Depart Balenciaga

As of November 5th, Nicolas Ghesquiere and Balenciaga confirmed that a decision has been made between them to end their working relationship. Ghesquiere has been working as a creative director for the brand for the past 15 years and will end his career with them on November 30th. British Vogue editor, Alexandria Shulman says, “He’s turned Balenciaga into a brand that is both admired by the fashion industry and which has made a real impact on the clothes we wear.”


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So far Ghesquiere’s next career move is undetermined. As for Balenciaga, a succesor to follow Nicolas has yet to be announced.


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Weekly Obsession – February 24


One of the most significant themes from New York and ParisFashion Weeks is the gorgeous paradox that comes from femenine silhouettes crossed with neutral palettes. The outcome is an elegant and timeless piece. Because the color helps blend into one’s skin tone, the shape of the figure is emphasized. Preen, $1,325.

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Burberry To Launch Customer-Designed Trench Coats

Burberry is urging consumers to take the reigns on production, according to Designer Christopher Bailey is encouraging customers to design their own trench coats come January, in a new project called Burberry Bespoke. Individuals will have the opportunity to go online to Burberry Bespoke and design “the trench of their dreams.”

With every style, color, and Burberry fabric available, there will be over 12 million options. Consumers will also be able to include fun details to their coats such as, buttons, lapels, belts, studs and epaulets.

This new design opportunity doesn’t mean the Burberry classic trenches will be no more. It simply serves as a creative possibility and investment for customers to create a unique Burberry coat of their own. For more information visit

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Parsons Students Win Trip to Paris from Louis Vuitton

On Wednesday night in Soho, Louis Vuitton hosted a cocktail party in honor of Parsons design students, giving them the challenge of a lifetime.  Groups of four students were assigned the task of creating colorful, textured quilts out of sample pieces from Vuitton’s collections past, reported.  The students worked all day Tuesday in the Vuitton Soho store creating their quilts, with the winner announced at the event the next day by judges Patricia Field (Sex and the City stylist) and Vuitton’s SVP Geoffroy van Raemdonck.

Winners Janelle Abbott, Zachary Clark, Emily Hudson, and William Norris designed their Vuitton quilt based on time travel.  “The blanket became a topographical map of space and time,” the group said.  ““It maps the travels of a life; it alludes to the travels of a brand. But when you get right down to it, no matter what currently graces the surface layer, if you travel through time…you will find that these layers, both hidden and exposed…have accumulated on a firm foundation, and have built, and are continuing to build, an unwavering legacy.”

The four students are rewarded with a trip to Paris, courtesy of Vuitton, with tours of the headquarters and archives.

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