After months of speculation, Marques’Almeida was announced this morning as the winners of this year’s coveted LMVH Prize for Young Fashion Designers, with Jacquemus taking home a special prize after being nominated for the second year running. The young London-based duo of Marta Marques and Paulo Almeida launched their label in 2011, and it’s obvious they’ve come a long way since. Take a look back at Oliver Hadlee Pearch’s exclusive backstage images of their Fall 2014 show during London Fashion Week, and read Ashley Simpson’s interview with the pair from last year below.
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New York EDITION hotel Ian Schrager

THE NEW YORK EDITION

EMMA GREENBERG
ADRIAN GAUT
May 20, 2015

Just when everyone began to think the snow might never melt, spring—or, rather, an early summer—swept New York City last week, and with it came the New York EDITION, the latest collaboration between hotelier Ian Schrager and Marriott. Ben Pundole, vice president of brand experience for EDITION Hotels, surveys the scene before him on friends-and-family opening night before the doors officially open to the public.

“It’s all about the opportunity to make mistakes,” he says by way of explaining the reason for a soft invitation-only opening. “It’s nice to see the food coming out, real lighting, real people, some of the girls who don’t have much experience, [making sure they are] getting down to the tables and not spilling on people.”
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Vetements

VETEMENTS

ROSIE DALTON
TYLER KOHLHOFF
May 19, 2015

There’s a new culture of resistance taking place in fashion right now. It’s difficult to put a finger on exactly, except to say that it has emerged from the most unlikely of settings—the longstanding traditionalism of the Paris landscape. To hear Georgian designer Demna Gvasalia tell his side of things, this shift is emblematic of fashion’s natural progression. With a CV that counts time at both Louis Vuitton and Maison Martin Margiela, this young designer is certainly no stranger to fashion’s inner workings in the French capital. “It feels like that time has naturally come for things in the industry—if not to be changed—at least to be adapted or rethought,” he explains upon returning home from a much-needed vacation post fashion week. It seems that Gvasalia might just be the man for the task, too. Or, more accurately, he and his team of seven creatives who form the innovative new Paris label Vetements.
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Subrosa

LATIN JAZZ AND DJ SETS AT SUBROSA

 
GAUTAM BALASUNDAR
May 18, 2015

“I have always loved Latin Jazz and am so geeked out to be involved with artists at this level.”

That excitement comes from Travis Bass, a prominent nightlife figure who serves as late-night director of one of the most unique new venues in the city, Subrosa. Created with partners who own Blue Note, BB King’s, and the Highline Ballroom, Subrosa is a listening room first, offering live performances during the evening before transforming into a dance club after hours, when Bass takes over. “I feel that New York needs to go back to live music as the DJ culture has peaked and there is an oversaturation of the same thing,” he says. “People are bored. The live music/performance art space that Subrosa is feels more interesting right now.”
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Balmain's Olivier Rousteing

FROM TLM12: BALMAIN'S OLIVIER ROUSTEING

MAGNUS BERGER
MACIEK KOBIELSKEI
May 17, 2015

When Olivier Rousteing was named creative director of the French house of Balmain in 2011 at the age of twenty-five, the press jumped at his youth. Now, nearly three years later, Rousteing’s invigorating, decadent vision has established itself as a strong counterpoint to the sleek minimalism that is favored by so many of his fellow young designers. In a conversation with The Last Magazine’s Magnus Berger the day after styling his Spring collection on Karlie Kloss, Rousteing talks about his Eighties inspirations, his fascination with Fabergè eggs, and his love of Rihanna.
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