Louis Vuitton

“We are the world.” Trust Virgil Abloh to pinpoint an incredibly apt, multi-resonating, globally inclusive title for his debut at Louis Vuitton menswear. The levels of that clever reference—running from Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie’s 1985 charity single in support of Ethiopian famine relief, through the power source of Afro-cultural creativity in music and style, to the activation of the narrative of an international luxury powerhouse brand—were impressive to contemplate, even before the show kicked off. As the sun shone down on the gardens of the Palais Royal, the significance of his central visual metaphor, the rainbow, also sank in. All colors, all nationalities, all identities, and generations welcome here, it said.

Say what you like about Abloh’s qualifications as a fashion designer—he didn’t go to fashion school, he’s accused of appropriating others’ work, all this sort of thing—the overarching role of any leader in office today (fashion, corporate, or political) is to set a tone, personally. In such a divisive, social media–bitchy time, Abloh’s humble-smart, personal-friendly communication skills are of a caliber that can bring people with him. As he faced the biggest test of his credibility today, he deftly set the mood to happiness—that, and a demonstration that, resources unlimited, he can be a bridge between the perceived divide between democratic aspirations and the output at the top of the citadel.

To detail. His starting point, he said in a pre-show interview at LV headquarters, was the idea of white light hitting a prism, and dividing into its component colors. The personal symbolism—his identity as a designer of his own brand, Off-White—was exercised, classily transmuted into the opening look: a tailored suit with a double-breasted blazer and fluid two-pleat trousers. This being an accessory house, all eyes zoomed to bag and shoes: a matte white crocodile tote and trainers. It reassured, and confirmed. The tide is turning toward hip tailoring—there’s been no such thing for way too long. Plus, he’s analyzed the fine art of twisting a classic accessory just enough to make it coolly desirable. In his show notes, he’d noted it as a precise formula, “3%.”

He met the challenge of designing for what is essentially a luxury accessories company by merging bags, wallets, and card holders into hybrid garments—holsters, harnesses, protective zippered vests. Somewhere along the way, these layerings became reminiscent of Helmut Lang’s ’90s canon of design: the casual with the formal, the sense of a calmly empowered gang of friends, a new generation coming into its own.

In 2018, that’s the spirit here. His casting of friends—there were maps, setting out their truly diverse roots in the program notes—celebrated that. In the end, though, the magic of this revolution was nothing confrontational. It even had a romantic, whimsical thread: the rainbow trope leading back to the notion of The Wizard of Oz. There was a print of Dorothy, lying in a bed of roses, beaded embroideries of the friends on the yellow brick road. In this sense, fully felt by Abloh as he came out, overwhelmed, to take his bow, it’s an American dream come true. The last look was a metallic silver poncho with “Follow the Yellow Brick” written on a breast patch. When he posted a picture of that moment on his Instagram, the caption read, “You can do it too.”

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Fashion: Linger longer in leather

Lisa Hahnbueck, a fashion blogger wears a Chloe dress; Nina Dobrev, centre, a Bulgarian actress in lemon and Claire Foy, right, in a Rosetta Getty shift dress

The fashion elite have a hot new look, and it’s hot in every sense. Leather dresses, once just for hotel bedrooms or Hallowe’en, are the next big thing, and designers want you wearing one in the daytime.

The LDD — leather day dress — was one of the most popular items on the catwalks for autumn-winter 2018. Instead of the flesh-flashing fits of the va-va-voom variety, these dresses are designed with structured shapes, roomy fits and utilitarian pockets and collars.

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The Best Women’s Accessories Under £150

women's accessories under £150

Women’s Accessories Under £150

We’re not made out of money, and we’re guessing neither are you, so for us, party season can be a strain on the old pocket book. All those presents, drinks out and set course meals means we hardly have anything spare to actually buy our perfect party outfits. Thankfully, we’ve come up with the solution, a gallery of 57 accessories under £150 to pair with your faithful LBD.

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5 Accessories Every Guy Should Own

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When it comes to accessories, men are limited in choice as compared to women. They do not have thousands of designs and styles at their disposal, and have to make the best of what is available. No matter your age, what you do for a living, or the kind of lifestyle you lead, these five accessories are something you cannot live without. Even if you’re not using them on the daily, there definitely will be an occasion to pull them out.

Dopp Kit

Dopp Kit

A Dopp kit is an absolute must-have, especially if you’re someone who is on the road often. It is the perfect accessory to keep all your grooming products organised so that they’re easily within your reach. The kit will also come handy whenever you’re going on a weekend getaway. They’re available in different shapes and sizes.

Good Quality Leather Belts

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A leather belt is a necessity at any time of the year, and it is important to have one for every occasion. You can use it to dress up a casual look, or give an extra edge to your formal attire. An important rule of thumb – the colour of your belt must always match the colour of the shoes you’re wearing.

Fancy Briefcase

Fancy Briefcase

A briefcase isn’t an accessory of choice when it comes to most men. Nevertheless, if you’re an office-going lad, it is imperative that you invest in one. A briefcase would give you a much sharper and professional appearance. If you don’t wish to carry a briefcase everyday to work, you can carry it for important meetings where you’re representing the organisation you’re working for.

White Sneakers

White Sneakers

On days when you want to kick back and have a casual day out, white sneakers are the perfect accompaniment to your outfit. No matter you’re age or body type, you can never go wrong with a pair of good ol’ whites. Besides being effortlessly trendy, they’re extremely trendy and can be pulled off by almost anyone.

Headgear

Headgear

A beanie or a hat is a great style option if you want to introduce some texture to your style. The versatility of a beanie makes it feasible to invest in, and they’re available in a number of colours and designs to suit your taste. Caps and snapback hats are a great way to keep it casual if you’re not into beanies, and you can even experiment with them as their designs are a lot bolder than that of beanies.

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Going Mobile: Fourteen Accessories for Mobile Photos and Filmmaking

OlloClip Mobile Photography Box Set

OlloClip Mobile Photography Box Set

Designed for Apple’s iPhone X, the Box Set delivers three lenses: a 180-degree fisheye; a super-wide-angle lens with a 120-degree field of view; and a 15x Macro lens. The lenses can work on both front- and rear-facing cameras, and the mount can be placed on your phone even with a screen protector in place. The included Pendant Stand can be opened to create a tiny tripod. The kit also includes lens caps and a microfiber cloth. The lens mount works with any of the company’s Connect X series of interchangeable phone lenses, but not the older Connect lenses.

PRICE: $200
INFO: www.olloclip.com

Pictar Pro

Pictar Pro

Slip the Pictar Pro onto your iPhone or Android to gain tactile controls over your camera settings, plus you will have a viewfinder and wireless recharging for your phone via the Pro’s internal battery. The Pro has four external control wheels and buttons for adjusting camera settings through the Pictar app. Using the app, you’ll gain control over your phone camera’s exposure compensation, digital zoom, shutter speed and ISO. The updated app also supports RAW file recording. There’s a viewfinder that attaches to your display to help you compose images in sunny conditions. When attached, the Pictar app will automatically adjust the on-screen display to shrink it to fit into the viewfinder’s dimensions. The grip has been updated from the original version with a more tactile “shark skin” material and the satin-finished brass body is more durable.

PRICE: $249
INFO: www.mymiggo.com

Roland GO: MIXER Pro

Roland GO: MIXER Pro

With the GO:MIXER attached to your Lightning or USB port, you can turn your smartphone into an audio mixer with a nine channel input. You can connect musical instruments, mics (including XLR mics) , monitors and more and output a two-channel stereo audio file directly to your phone. It can operate via battery and last about 4.5 hours on four AAA batteries. It can also draw power from a USB cable.

PRICE:$170
INFO: www.roland.com

PanoClip

PanoClip

Unlike the Insta360 One, the PanoClip isn’t a 360-camera add-on, but a lens capable of creating spherical images using your smartphone’s camera. You can snap spherical stills and, using the free app, turn them into rotating images that show off every angle of the frame. The app is integrated with Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat so you can share your spherical creations with the world. And of course, there are stickers and filters to add to your photos as well.

PRICE: $40
INFO: www.en.panoclip.com

Gnarbox 2.0

Gnarbox 2.0 SSD

The second generation of this powerful portable storage drive uses SSD memory (from 256GB-1TB) and packs an Intel Quad Core processor and four-core Intel Graphics card so you can not only store files on the drive, but edit them from your smartphone as well. Connect your mobile device to the Gnarbox via Wi-Fi and you can preview RAW files stored on the drive, make selects, preview and render high-res video, including ProRes format video, and much more. The drive features an SD card slot plus two USB-C ports and a single Micro HDMI port with one-touch backup capability.

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In the rush of Thanksgiving festivities and Black Friday deals, many Apple devices have found new homes. Whether you’re marveling at an Apple Watch or getting to work on your iPad Pro, these accessories offer some great upgrades.

ZENS Dual+Watch Aluminum Wireless Charger

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The ZENS dock let’s you charge all your Apple devices

This ZENS dock lets you charge two iPhones and your Apple Watch in the most stylish way possible. The stacked design also saves space on your nightstand, with a 20W output for fast charging.

Price: $113.34 USD

Double Mag 2-Way Magnetic Cable

Holiday gift guide 2018 — Accessories for your new Apple devices

You can charge anything with Double Mag

With the Double Mag, you can power all your Apple devices with one cable. The magnetic and reversible design allows you to switch between various connectors, including Lightning and USB-C.

Price: $13 USD, pre-order

Vaja Grip Leather iPhone Xs Case

Holiday gift guide 2018 — Accessories for your new Apple devices

Get a better hold with the Vaja Grip case

Made from Argentine leather, this beautiful case gives you a better grip on your iPhone XS. The Vaja case also comes in 14 beautiful colors, and it doesn’t interfere with wireless charging.

Price: $49 USD

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Smart Keyboard Folio for iPad Pro

Holiday gift guide 2018 — Accessories for your new Apple devices

The Smart Keyboard adds keys to your iPad Pro

For lucky owners of the iPad Pro, this folio case from Apple offers the full laptop experience. The full-size Smart Keyboard lets you get productive, while magnets keep the protective cover firmly attached to your device.

Price: $179 USD

elago R1 Intelli Case for Apple TV Remote

Holiday gift guide 2018 — Accessories for your new Apple devices

Protect your remote with the R1 Intelli case

It might seem like a minor issue, but dropping your Apple TV remote can be costly. The R1 Intelli case offers silicone protection and a better grip, while hidden magnets allow you to stick the remote on any suitable surface.

Price: $7.99 USD

Twelve South Journal Luxury Leather MacBook Case

Holiday gift guide 2018 — Accessories for your new Apple devices

The Journal case protects your MacBook

With a micro-suede lining and reinforced corners, this beautiful leather case provides good protection for your new MacBook. In addition, you can use your Apple machine without removing it from the case.

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2018 Maruti Ertiga Official Accessories Includes Black Alloy Wheels, Touchscreen Infotainment System & More

 

2018 Maruti Ertiga Official Accessories Includes Black Alloy Wheels, Touchscreen Infotainment System & More

  • The 2018 Ertiga can be had with blacked out alloy wheels or stylised wheel covers
  • Maruti is offering chrome finished exterior accents and PU seat covers for a more upmarket feel
  • Those who want a predefined package can choose either the ‘Ambitious’ or ‘Indulge’ package

Although the new Maruti Suzuki Ertiga gets a decent amount of features right from the base variants, it misses out on some feel-good features like artificial leather seat covers for the sake of competitive pricing. But fret not, here’s a list of official accessories that Maruti is offering with the second-gen Ertiga. These include styling packages which cover both the exterior and interior of the MPV along with a variety of car cleaning products that can be bought separately.

2018 Maruti Ertiga Official Accessories Includes Black Alloy Wheels, Touchscreen Infotainment System & More

  • If you want your new Ertiga to look sporty, you can choose from front and rear lip spoilers, a roof mounted spoiler (Rs 4499) and side skirts (Rs 3199 to Rs 3799).
  • Other exterior updates include blacked out alloy wheels with pitchfork-shaped spokes for Rs 22,000 and wheel covers for Rs 1,600. These, paired with the above-mentioned exterior kit, can make the Ertiga look sporty. Although a blacked out grille would have complemented this body kit well, only the base variant of the Ertiga gets it. Prices of all the body kits are pegged at Rs 25,990.
  • If the above accessories don’t suit your taste, you can opt from a list of chrome finished accessories like garnishes for the headlamp, fog lamp, tail lamp, rear bumper and the number plate. These bits and pieces are priced in the range of Rs 750 to Rs 3,799, which is quite acceptable for the added bling they offer.

2018 Maruti Ertiga Official Accessories Includes Black Alloy Wheels, Touchscreen Infotainment System & More 2018 Maruti Ertiga Official Accessories Includes Black Alloy Wheels, Touchscreen Infotainment System & More

Interiors

  • None of the variants of the 2018 Ertiga are available with leather upholstery. However, you can have the seat covers finished in PU leather, Premium PU leather or PU and fabric upholstery. These range from Rs 8,870 to Rs 10,490, which is a good deal when you consider the fact that it covers all three rows.

2018 Maruti Ertiga Official Accessories Includes Black Alloy Wheels, Touchscreen Infotainment System & More

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What are the best accessories to go with your Philips Hue Bloom?

The Philips Hue Bloom is an ambient lighting lamp from Philips that works with the Hue ecosystem. It’s capable of providing ambient light up to 120 lumens, can be fine-tuned from a color palette of over 16 million hues, and is easy to move around (though not as portable as the Hue Go). However, to get the most out of the Hue Bloom, you may want to pick up a few accessories to go along with it. Here are some of the best options to consider!.

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See Kate Middleton’s Best Hair Accessories: Headbands, Clips, Bows and More

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

Sure, Kate Middleton Opens a New Window. will likely one day be Queen of England, but, in the meantime, she is proving to be the undisputed queen of the hair accessory. The Duchess of Cambridge is known for her ultra-glossy locks Opens a New Window. , and, while we’re used to seeing the mom of three in sophisticated hats and fascinators, she’s been switching up her hair piece game as of late with trendier bows, headbands and more.

Earlier this year, hair net sales spiked in the U.K. after eagle-eyed royal watchers realized the Duchess has been using the chef staple to help secure some of her most intricate chignons and updos. And there’s a lot more where that came from! Whether it’s drugstore jaw clips or high-fashion headbands, Middleton clearly knows that it’s the extras that make an outfit.

Keep scrolling to see her best royal hair accessories moments!

Nintendo SwitchAccessories Nyko Is Releasing A Bunch Of Switch Accessories Before The End Of The Year

In addition to Nyko’s Dualies – a pair of Joy-Con alternatives due out next month – the third-party gaming accessory manufacturer has revealed it will be releasing a number of other products for the Nintendo Switch before the end of the year. The entire range can be pre-ordered from Nyko’s website and Amazon.

First up we have the Charge Base Plus – a charging dock for the Poké Ball Plus priced at $14.99. It’s powered by a Type-C USB cable and allows the ball to be charged when it’s not being used. It also comes with a carry case, providing increased protection when you’re in transit. Take a look below:

For the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate enthusiasts, Nyko will be offering two handy adapters for the Switch. The first is the four port Retro Controller Hub. As you can probably tell, this is based on the design of the official GameCube adapter and allows GameCube controllers to be used while playing the Switch. Much like the actual product, it connects to the system via USB. It will also set you back $14.99. The other product priced at $9.99 is the Retro Controller Adapter. This is a single-port adapter for one GameCube controller. Check out both of these items below:

Finally, to go alongside the Dualies, we have the Wireless Core Controller, which will be available in Clear, Red, Blue, Purple and Green for $29.99. It’s a relatively straightforward gamepad at an affordable price. Here’s a look at all of the different colours:

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