FESTIVE CHEERS



 



Wishing all my A-Gentees a wonderful Christmas and a happy new year.
Thank you for your readership, your support and your loyalty. It has been an incredible first year. See you in 2014!

Onwards and upwards,

Your A-Gent.

















































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ICONOTASTIC: CHRISTMAS WINDOWS AT HARVEY NICHOLS



 




One of A-Gent of Style’s favourite window displays this year – including
John Lewis’s tour de force featured here a few weeks ago – was Harvey Nichols’s with its show-stopping, bright and colourful neon lights in the shape of glitzy stars, snowflakes and ray of lights surrounded by modern stained glass windows and featuring mannequins dressed in the latest looks by Hervé Léger, Jimmy Choo, Moncler and Philip Armstrong. This year’s theme takes inspiration from the Autumn/Winter 2013 catwalks’ religious iconography seen in Alexander McQueen’s stained glass prints, Pinko’s gem stones and metallics, and also ornate fabrics from Dolce & Gabbana.


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STRIPE A POSE



 





By Leticia Martínez

By Leticia Martínez

 

Jil Sander by Bernadette Pascua

Jil Sander by Bernadette Pascua

 



Jeanne-Moreau in Jules & Jim

Jeanne-Moreau in Jules & Jim

 


Esme Vie Spring/Summer 2014

Esme Vie Spring/Summer 2014

 

World of Interiors

Charlottenhof, Potsdam

 


By Steven Sclaroff

By Steven Sclaroff

 

Fernanda Kellogg and Kirk Henckels's Manhattan apartment.

Fernanda Kellogg and Kirk Henckels’s Manhattan apartment.

 


Manolo Blahnik's apartment

Manolo Blahnik’s apartment

 

Marco Scarani And Jamie Creel's apartment

Marco Scarani And Jamie Creel’s apartment

 


Serge Gainsbourg & Jane Birkin

Serge Gainsbourg & Jane Birkin

 

By Carleton Varney

By Carleton Varney

 

By Celerie Kemble

By Celerie Kemble

 

Coco Chanel

Coco Chanel

 

By Celerie Kemble

By Celerie Kemble

 







Jill Sanders

Jill Sanders

















'Fella' by Adam Bray

‘Fella’ by Adam Bray

 






By Kelly Wearstler

By Kelly Wearstler

 

James Dean

James Dean

 

By Bill Blass

By Bill Blass

 







Pedra Silva Architects

Pedra Silva Architects

 

Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso

 











By Miles Redd

By Miles Redd

 

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By Celerie Kemble

By Celerie Kemble

 

By Jean-Louis Deniot

By Jean-Louis Deniot


















Carrie Bradshaw

Carrie Bradshaw

 

By Miles Redd

By Miles Redd








EPIC HELIX: LOUIS VUITTON TOWNHOUSE AT SELFRIDGES





Last time A-Gent of Style featured Louis Vuitton in his blog, Marc Jacobs was taking a bow as the artisitc director of the French luxury brand in a spectacular show.  A couple of months ago, rumours were rife as to whom would be replacing the American designer after his sixteen-year reign. As A-Gent of Style predicted, “le petit Nicholas”, former Balenciaga designer Nicholas Ghesquière, has now been ‘anointed’ at the hem helm of Louis Vuitton. A lot of exciting projects have materialised since then and A-Gent of Style turned up at his ‘corner shop’ to investigate one of them.


 

Louis Vuitton’s new urban retail destination store, The LV Townhouse, opened a few weeks ago at London’s Selfridges and has taken the concept of retail (so last century) ‘immersive theatre’ to a completely new level.



The staggering 10,000-square-foot “store within a store” spreads over three inter-connecting floors linked by a state-of-the-art circular glass lift and houses leather goods, accessories and travel items on the ground floor boasting its own re-discovered art deco entrance on Oxford Street whilst Men’s ready-to-wear occupies the first floor and Women’s ready to-wear the second floor.

“We have the concept of the ‘maison,’ which is very Latin”, says Michael Burke, chairman and chief executive officer of Louis Vuitton. “The ‘townhouse’ instead is an Anglo-Saxon concept. The space is welcoming, homey, but there is a sense of discovery and experience.”



This tour de force of design which took five years to engineer is the brainchild of French-born Tokyo-based designer Gwenaël Nicolas. The interiors of the dramatic space are a symphony of materials such as glass, stone, leather and wood and the palette is made of gold, sand and tortoise shell. Fitting rooms walls are covered in two layers of fabric, mirrors are embedded with white porcelain flowers and butterflies. Especially commissioned artworks and designs are by
Katsumi Hayakawa and Barnaby Barford.



The ground floor:




The double-helix, DNA-shaped glass lift’s spiral structure spins slowly between the floors to display ‘floating’ hand bags and allows the customers to travel up and down the collections.

“We worked so long with Louis Vuitton, and what we wanted for this space was incredible architecture, innovative technology and art. And I loved the notion of travel, the sense of a journey.” adds Alannah Weston, creative director at Selfridges. “I wanted this store to be a one-off, something that people would travel to see”. Mission accomplished.















The ground floor’s “Digital Atelier” allows customers to experience the history and craftsmanship of the brand via table-mounted touch screens, create interactively bespoke bags and luggage, and make wish lists that are automatically transferred to the shop assistants’iPads. There is also a personal monogramming service. 












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The first floor and the Men’s ready-to-wear:




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The second floor and the Women’s ready-to-wear:


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In spring 2014, The Townhouse will offer an exclusive prelaunch of Icônes collection, inspired by the French Modernist designer and architect
Charlotte Perriand, as well as the men’s spring 2014 pre-collection.

Now, that’s something A-Gent of Style will look forward to seeing in the new year.




HOOKED ON NOOKS



 

By François-Joseph Graf

By François-Joseph Graf

 
A friends’ reunion in an idyllically cosy farmhouse in Cornwall last weekend made A-Gent of Style think about nook areas in a house, whether they are in a kitchen, a bedroom or a landing, either tucked away in a corner of a room, situated on a window sill or built between two bookcases, providing an intimate and semi-private cocoon where one can relax, take refuge or cuddle up with a book, an Ipad or just one’s thoughts.

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