Ghesquière’s futuristic fashion, Chris Burch departs, Philophiles, Upcycling and ethics, Lanvin celebration

Balenciaga Autumn/Winter 2012 | Source: Showmoda

Balenciaga: A Fantastic Futurist (NY Times)
“The show was Balenciaga’s version of workplace clothes for the 21st century. And from the service personnel at the entrance, in sweaters slashed with a graphic line, to the I.T. department, in serviceable jumpsuits, the result was a faultless parade from a fantastic futurist.”

Chris Burch Steps Down As Co-Chair of Tory Burch (The Cut)
“We can confirm that Chis Burch has stepped down from his position as co-chair of the board at Tory Burch, according to a reliable source close to the company. ”

Phoebe Philo and Her Disciples (IHT)
“They have been spotted prowling pavements from Paris to Beijing, slinging block-color tote bags from arms clad in graphic silk blouses and sharp leather sleeves. ‘Philophiles,’ as many call this new style species, are the droves of women who wear the Céline label with ardor.”

On the green carpet (FT)
“‘Upcycling’, or the next wave of recycling, is not about simply sewing a mismatched button on to a jacket, patching a knee hole or hippy styling. Upcycling means high-end garments fashioned from ethical materials that don’t compromise on desirability.”

Alber Elbaz celebrates 10 years at Lanvin (Telegraph)
“The past 12 months has been a turbulent time for fashion with designers shifting around from maison to maison at a turnover rate closer to that of premiership football managers. One appointment that remains rock-solid however is Alber Elbaz’s tenure at the helm of French luxury label Lanvin.”