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Thursday, August 21, 2008

I love Loulou

Some designers are under-rated, and others, well... let's say I think Giambattista Valli is more of a PR who tries to make hideous dresses successfully than a designer. Okay, back to the subject. It's a shame to see some veteran designers barely survive outside the radar, especially the ones with style - Lacroix, Rykiel, and where are Marcel Marongiu and Josephus Thimister (after Balenciaga)? These creators make beautiful clothes and want to make woman as beautiful, that's all I know; it's not about trend. Another one I like very much is Loulou de la Falaise, who set up her own brand three years ago and opened two shops in Paris after. I don't know how she is doing, but I hope she's doing good. You never know since this is a completely different ball game now. I always think that if one misses Saint Laurent sorely, they should have a shopping sphere at Loulou's, then they'll be happy and fixed.
Very unfortunately, her website no longer functions. If you are interested to see her work, take a peek at her shop opening back in S/S06 *here when Tim Blanks was still at [Fashion File]. Her creations is timeless anyway, needless to say, more Saint Laurent than ever.

Loulou de la Falaise 7 Rue de BourgogneParis 75007 France +33 1 4551 4232


Janice Dudar said...

Isn't Marcel Marongiu still artistic director at Guy Laroche?

(I love his stuff, too; I only have a few pieces, 2 of them second hand from eBay,and THE best black dress EVER--hands down, my all-time favourite, the one garment I would risk running to the closet for before evacuating due to a fire. I've had it for 8 years & I paid a months rent for it at the time, struggled & juggled, and it was worth it!)

stylePOVist said...

Yes, I think he's still at Guy Laroche; however, I'm not impressed with his work there. I remember his very early collections in the 90s which were something true to himself, and are still valid now, less 'stuffy' in a sense, more to his Swedish root.
To me, he does a better apartment than garment these days.