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CURRENT VIEWING: DRESSING THE 20TH CENTURY: MODE MUSEUM (HASSELT)

Much of that "Antwerp 6" movement actually originated from Limburg,  a province of BelgiumMuch of that "Antwerp 6" movement actually originated from Limburg, a province of Belgium

That Belgian taste point. You know I love it to the point of insanity.

TI IS MAD FOR: HIGH QUALITY BLACK LEATHER

L: Vintage Helmut Lang trench with Rad Hourani heels. R: Margiela leather T-shirtL: Vintage Helmut Lang trench with Rad Hourani heels. R: Margiela leather T-shirt

Last night I snapped some "sketches" for a fashion story I've been asked to style.

SELECTION: RORI MITCHELL PH: THE IMAGIST

Rori wears leather trousers and stacked heels by Rad Hourani Rori wears leather trousers and stacked heels by Rad Hourani

The kids are reliving the ideal of severe reduction.

THE HOUSE OF MARGIELA GOES INTERIOR

Preview of Margiela "home" line in Milan via refinery29Preview of Margiela "home" line in Milan via refinery29

“Margiela has always produced objects to complement the stores, but it used to be more about style than business,”

Maison Margiela's chief executive officer Giovanni Pungetti to WWD about the launch of the brand's "home" line.

TI IS MAD FOR: LANVIN'S BLACK SATIN KICKS

Ti has been mad for lots of things recently but I really do love Lanvin's classic kicksTi has been mad for lots of things recently but I really do love Lanvin's classic kicks

Sneakers with dress pants usually makes for a big "yuck"

QUI ETES-VOUS TROIS: RAIHEI TETAUIRA !

Mr Style strikes againMr Style strikes again

I've been fascinated all year by Mr Style a/k/a Ray and his perfectly idiosyncratic and individualistic site ("http://wherethelightsend.blogspot.com) . Something about the pure and uncorrupted energy of his writing and the languidness of his beauty made me feel like here was a very interesting young talent to track. That is what makes doing TI so exciting for me these days. I feel like its been allowing me to mingle in an underground internet network , a kind of secret society of talented and beautiful new kids bent on making their mark on the worlds of taste and style. I hold Mr Style to be a prime example of this ideal. Around the time of the last Paris Fashion Week I planned to catch up with Ray but ... you know how it goes in that city. Decadent mayhem spoils the best laid plans. Last week Ray Q&A'd me for his blog so I insisted on returning the favor by investigating further the new brand of fabulousness represented our erstwhile Mr Style. This is what I found out

THE END OF FASHION AS RESTRICTED INFORMATION

Everybody knows everything these daysEverybody knows everything these days

More than ever, there seems something dated in the existence of these people, publicists who glory in their task as guardians of precedence. Like the eunuchs of the Ming dynasty, they tend to forget their place as servants of the imperial luxury goods industry. And, like the eunuchs of the Forbidden City, they may wake up one day to find that those with real power — in this case, Bernard Arnault, Robert Polet, François Pinault — have noted that the bottom line is not being well served by lackeys with attitude.

Guy Trebay in The NY Times on fashion show publicists and their Marie Antoinette complex

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