"I looked to Jane Birkin pictures from the Sixties as a starting point," she told us. "I thought about what she would wear in different locations around the world - Paris, Ibiza and London - and how I would interpret that for myself."
"I chose a finer weight cashmere knitted in a lighter gauge for the summer collection," she explained. "It's very soft and not too warm to wear, as cashmere allows your skin to breath. I also played with styles that hang from the body, to allow movement and comfort in the warmer weather."
"I think about styles that can transcend seasons and are investment pieces rather than the next It-trend," she said.
The German beauty has big plans for her label's future.
"I would like to expand the collection into other categories and be able to offer women luxurious items at affordable prices," she said.
The new collection of Louis Vuitton City Guides is being released on 15 October,
touching down in totally unprecedented cities.
Hong Kong and Macau are being offered for the first time in an individual volume, while London, Paris and Rome are returning in an entirely revisited form. Alongside Berlin, Istanbul, Monaco and Saint Petersburg, the indispensable European City box set is adding five new destinations to its map: Bari, Birmingham, Odessa, Salzburg and Zagreb.
As adventure can be found on any street corner in any city - whether a financial capital or a culturally rich town - Louis Vuitton shares its passion for travel and city life in the pages of its City Guide series, whose thousands of addresses have been revealing the soul of cities since 1998.
The Louis Vuitton City Guide draws upon the talents of a team of journalists and writers, who provide an attentive, informed commentary on the changes shaking the heart of cities and offer objective views on fashion, design, the arts and gastronomy.
Highlighting the latest trends and offering unique advice, the regularly updated contents of each guide are aimed at laid-back travellers, business travellers and the residents themselves of the cities being explored.
The collection of Louis Vuitton City Guides provides the traveller with an original view of the 40 cities and 10,000 addresses, combining traditional and new values, traditional and extravagant locations whether known, unknown or out of the ordinary, as long as they best express the essence
of each city.
Luxury hotels and charming guesthouses; gourmet restaurants and local bistros; street markets and fine food stores; antiquarians and designers; museums and fashion stores, essential or secret monuments… The Louis Vuitton City Guides offer the traveller an insider’s guide into these cities.
Practical and unique, each City Guide includes one or more soft-back booklets that you can take with you wherever you go, moving from city to city as the mood takes you.
Contemporary luxury hotels, charming guesthouses, distinguished restaurants, chefs’ bistros, artists’ cafés, wine bars, chocolate shops, delicatessens, art and design galleries, museums, spas, fashion stores, and more. In its steadfast pursuit of originality, the Louis Vuitton City Guide combines the tried and tested with the new, traditional locations with extravagant ones, the known with the unknown, as long as they express the essence of each city.
Brought bang up-to-date, unearthing the addresses that will become tomorrow’s must-see destinations, the 2012 vintage explores 31 exceptional cities through some 7,000 addresses chosen with flair and daring. Featuring simple and practical maps, it revisits the major capitals – Berlin, Istanbul, London, Moscow, Rome and Paris – and touches down for the first time in highly unexpected cities such as Bari, Birmingham, Odessa, Salzburg and Zagreb. A unique trend setter since 1998, the Louis Vuitton City Guide to European Cities is more than ever an essential vade mecum for the urban explorer.
AN ONLINE VIDEO PROGRAM
In parallel to the publication of its guides, Louis Vuitton is offering you the chance to discover online a series of unique short films adapted from its City Guides. Revealed over several months, each video explores a city through an original theme and invites you to discover a few addresses taken from the guide. Discover Saint Honoré’s gourmand recipes in Paris, learn how to become
a perfect gentleman in London, explore movie lovers’ addresses in Rome and savour the best dim sum in Hong Kong. On its website and its YouTube video channel, Louis Vuitton guides you through several of the world’s major cities and lets you meet the people behind the City Guide at home, from the New York illustrator Ruben Toledo to the Milan/Paris-based editor-in-chief Pierre Leonforte.
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THE WORLD ACCORDING TO LOUIS VUITTON
New cities are enriching the Louis Vuitton City Guides collection and will be on sale as of 15 October 2011 in Louis Vuitton stores, on louisvuitton.com and in a selection of French bookshops.
31 European cities.
5 new cities: Bari, Birmingham, Odessa, Salzburg, Zagreb
7,000 addresses, a third of which are new, classified by heading.
9 soft-back guides in a box, with one dedicated entirely to Paris.
Format: 12 x 21 cm x 9 cm.
Colour : Coral orange
Illustrations by Ruben Toledo.
Retail price: 100 euros.
Published on 15 October 2011
List of the 31 cities:
Booklet I: Paris
Booklet II: Lille – Lyon – Monaco – Toulouse
Booklet III: Birmingham – London - Dublin
Booklet IV: Amsterdam – Antwerp – Brussels – Zurich
Booklet V: Berlin – Munich – Salzburg –Vienna
Booklet VI: Bari – Milan – Naples – Rome
Booklet VII: Barcelona – Madrid – Lisbon
Booklet VIII: Moscow – Saint Petersburg – Odessa - Warsaw
Booklet IX: Athens – Beirut – Istanbul – Zagreb
ISBN French version: 978-2-917781-43-2
ISBN English version: 978-2-917781-44-9
Not prepared to make compromises? For all those who don’t want to decide between perfect sound and cool design, Sennheiser is now taking their star headphones from the club scene onto the streets. Based on the legendary HD 25 DJ headphones, the audio specialist is launching the Amperior in an exciting aluminium finish. And to make sure that the headphones are ready for use at any time, they have been optimised for connection to an iPad, iPhone and iPod*, and are equipped with a microphone for easy telephoning. The unique combination offers the best of both worlds in terms of sound and design.
“The Sennheiser HD 25 is already a legend on the DJ scene. It has been one of the most popular monitoring headphones for over 20 years, and has become an essential piece of equipment in the world’s most famous clubs,” said Maurice Quarré, Director Product Lifecycle Management Sennheiser Consumer Electronics. The success story is now being continued. “The Amperior lets even the most demanding music fans experience club sound wherever they go. And the luxurious aluminium finish proves that professional sound and elegant design can absolutely go together,” Maurice Quarré continued.
Inspired by DJs
The rugged headphones can cope with an extremely high sound pressure level and offer professional-level sound. Powerful neodymium magnets provide natural, lifelike sound reproduction with a frequency response of 16 to 22,000 Hertz. The closed design reliably keeps out background noise, while the adjustable headband and low weight ensure a comfortable fit. The ear cups can be rotated for the classic DJ monitoring style: one-sided listening.
Designed for the street
The star of the club scene is now hitting the streets in its attractive new outfit. With its luxurious aluminium finish in silver or blue, it will become just as much a part of your lifestyle as your music or your favourite shirt. The DJ headphones are equipped with a 3.5 millimetre stereo jack plug and the nominal impedance has been reduced to allow optimum connection to portable players. For those who want to control Apple products such as an iPad, iPhone or iPod directly, an additional cable with an integrated smart remote is included. This can be used not only to regulate the volume and select tracks but also to take phone calls and activate the voice control feature. “The Amperior offers everything you need for a unique sound experience when you’re out and about. It’s the perfect combination of sound, style and functionality – without compromises,” Maurice Quarré explained.
The new Amperior will be available in shops beginning in March.
Transducer principle Dynamic, closed
Ear coupling Supra-aural
Frequency response: 16 – 22,000 Hz
Impedance: 18 ohms
Max. sound pressure level: 120 dB (1kHz)
Total harmonic distortion (THD): <0.3% (1kHz / 100dB)
Weight (without cable): 190 g
Cable length: 1.2 m headphone cable and 0.9 m additional detachable cable with integrated remote control
HUGO BOSS TV presents the complete 13-minutes of the HUGO Fashion Show Spring/Summer 2012 in Berlin.
The new HUGO looks for Spring/Summer 2012 are affected by a a minimalistic, post-modern look, with silhouettes that seem clean and reduced. The colors ranged from grenadine to silver, white and of course, stylish black. The pattern fitted perfectly to the white realm around the audience, where HUGO presented its new collection. As always, a really impressive presentation with a standing ovation finale for Creative Director Eyan Allen.