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January 2020- Houston

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38 E arlier this year, we had the pleasure of meeting Tom Ford's latest beauty collection, Tom Ford Extrême. Ford has been a busy boy, as his Badass Mascara joins Badass Lid Lacquer and Badass Eye Color Quad. The glossy liquid eye shadow creates a reflective, blacker- than-black look, while the Eye Color Quad introduces four opulent complementing shades, from bold to sexy and all colors in-between. Go big or go home. Or get some Tom Ford and go out! Tom Ford Extrême, at the Tom Ford boutique, Neiman Marcus. F or Spring-Summer 2020, Louis Vuitton has launched the menswear collection 2054, merging the present century with 1854, the year the house was founded. The collection, designed by men's artistic director Virgil Abloh, is a mix of urban style meets active wear. The 14 pieces — including ready-to-wear, shoes, and accessories — share a futuristic ethos, with a rainbow-colored palette and water-repellent technical fabrications. The garments are multifunctional and versatile. Each has a transformational element: The padded overshirt zips into a pillow for trekking; the windbreaker converts into a pouch; the military parka splits into two separate jackets; parachute trousers have removable cargo pockets — one of Abloh's signature details. Also introduced is the Sleepall, Abloh's interpretation of the iconic Keepall, which unfolds into a sleeping bag. So, how does an iconic heritage brand founded over 160 years ago stay relevant? Take a look at this collection to find out. P rada showed off its latest special project at its Miami Design District showroom in conjunction with Art Basel Miami. Inspired by travel and the act of discovery, the men's and women's ready- to-wear, accessories, and lifestyle collections focus on the practical side of the fashion experience. Cargo pants, backpacks, and rubber-soled boots and sneakers give the collection an outdoorsy feel that's rounded out by a thoughtful collaboration with heritage Japanese stationer Midori. The collaboration introduces an exclusive Prada-branded version of the latter's Traveler's Notebook and modular system of pens, pencils, and mini-notebooks made specifically for the project. BACK TO THE FUTURE COLOR ME FABULOUS THE GREAT ESCAPE M aking its debut at Design Miami, the Swell Wave Shelf is the first piece in Louis Vuitton's Objets Nomades collection to be designed by an American designer. The shelves — made of undulating, smoothly polished oak — appear to float; initially designed to hang from the ceiling, it now includes a freestanding shelving unit. To accomplish the illusion of weightlessness, designer Andrew Kudless uses a system of aluminum rods, hidden beneath leather straps, to create the illusion of being free from gravity. It's an elegant solution — and a beautifully made piece of furniture. Andrew Kudless Swell Wave Shelf, for Louis Vuitton Objets Nomade NEW WAVE Currently based in San Francisco, Kudless recently accepted a position at the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design and will be moving to Houston for the start of the new semester. Installed under a yellow tent in the showroom, the installation encourages visitors to take a fashionable escape from their surroundings. Louis Vuitton 2054 collection, here and below

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