Thursday, December 16, 2010

My winter break...

I’ll be spending 5 days in London and 5 days in Paris :) I’m beyond myself with excitement, not only to be visiting these two cities, but I have the most amazing itinerary. The trip I am going on is a “Fashion Study Tour” through my University, and I will have the opportunity to meet and network with designers and industry professionals in both cities.

In London, we will be visiting Liberty, the department store, we will meet Arantza Vilas, designer for Pinaki Studios, visit the Vivienne Westwood shop and see the current collection for men and women red label of the most inspirational English designer, followed by a visit of Stella McCartney’s & Matthew Williamson’s shops, and we will tour the Rei Kawakaba Dover Street market.

While in Paris, we will meet Prudence, hat designer for Vivienne Westwood, Yves Saint Laurent, Julian MacDonald, and Biba, we will visit the Zandra Rhodes shop, we will visit and tour Versailles, we will visit L’Eclaireur an exclusive, top-of-the-range store and show room for new designers marrying fashion, decoration and design. L’Eclaireur is a real stepping stone for stylists and designers, showcasing a range of international designers such as Ann Demeulemeester, Comme des Garçons, Giorgio Brato, Martin Margiela, Dries van Noten… We will also have a private guided tour of the Louis Vuitton Museum as well as Musée de la Mode et du Textile, and what I am most excited for, we will tour the Yves Saint Laurent archives

I can't wait! I will be sure to take an abundance of pictures :)

wolfs-blood:  Still want to go to Paris.  Can’t believe I will be here in less than a month.

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