MIUCCIA PRADA CNN INTERVIEW

May 28, 2009 | Chris&Tibor @ 10:40 am

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Miuccia Prada in a rare TV interview speaks to Anjali Rao CNN Talk Asia in Seoul.

Coming from a wealthy family that supplied luxury goods, Miuccia Prada gained a degree in political science from the University of Milan. Miuccia Prada fostered many left-wing political and feminist ideas before entering the fashion industry in the 1970s. Since then Miuccia Prada and her husband Patrizio Bertelli transformed the family luggage business (what Prada was before the 1970s) into one of fashion’s most enduring and influential global brand.

Don’t miss this truly exciting and fun interview with Miuccia Prada, 3 videos total length is 23 minutes. She talks about fashion and business, including Prada 1990’s buying spree, when Prada bought Jil Sander, Helmut Lang, Church’s shoes, Azzedine Alaïa, Carshoe and the Genny Group, along with a sizeable hunk of Fendi.

Part 1: Enduring fashion icon (7:55 minutes)

Part 2: Billion dollar brand (9:07 minutes)

Part 3: A different cut (6:14 minutes)

STYLE GUIDE: CHRIS&TIBOR “PICCADILLY” BAG

May 27, 2009 | Chris&Tibor @ 5:32 pm

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Piccadilly Bag from the Spring Summer 2009 Collection. Black praire leather, black white check and star polyester fabric, and rubber shoulder strap. Price GBP 475 / EURO 550

Buy Chris&Tibor Piccadilly bag at thecorner.com

Style guide: Jacket by Maison Martin Margiela, jeans by Dior Homme, sneakers by Neil Barrett, bag by Chris & Tibor
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TOPMAN WHITE T-SHIRT PROJECT WITH JUUN.J

May 22, 2009 | Chris&Tibor @ 7:36 pm

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Our friend and collaborator Juun.J designed a t-shirt for the Topman White T-Shirt Project (Juun.J design on the large photo above). Topman launches the fourth in a series of projects which invites a handful of designers to create their ideal version of a staple wardrobe piece. This season sees the humble t-shirt reworked by designers Richard Chai, Phillip Lim, Christopher Shannon, Juun J, JW Anderson and Henry Holland alongside Topman Design. The project will launch in the London and New York Flagship stores as well as on-line and across selected stores worldwide on May 28th 2009.

Fancy a nice leather bag with your new Juun J t-shirt? Buy Chris&Tibor for Juun.J bag at ASOS.

LOUIS VUITTON NEWS: HONG KONG AND LONDON

| Chris&Tibor @ 7:35 pm

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Hong Kong, 22 May – 9 August 2009

If you are visiting or living in Hong Kong check out The Louis Vuitton: A Passion for Creation Exhibition at the Hong Kong Museum of Art. The exhibition showcases Louis Vuitton’s long history and association with the world of art, as well as its passion in working with different artists in various ways. To celebrate the exhibition, the façade of the Hong Kong Museum of Art is wrapped up with the “After Dark” series of Richard Prince. Exhibiting artists include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Paul Chan, Cao-Fei, Yang Fudong, Gilbert & George, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Andreas Gursky, Pierre Huyghe, Jeff Koons, Bertrand Lavier, Christian Marclay and Richard Prince as well as other newly discovered international artists.

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London, Westfield Shopping Centre

Louis Vuitton lands in Westfield London, the shop was originally due to open in October 2008, but plans were delayed. Westfield London is the largest shopping centre in London with 255 shops, cinemas and restaurants. Inside Westfield London, there is a new high-end retail area called The Village. The Village has been created by leading US architects Michael Gabellini and Kimberly Sheppard, known for their award-winning ‘Top of the Rock’ observation deck atop New York’s Rockefeller Centre. To name a few shops in The Village: Bill Amberg, Dior, Furla, Gucci, Miu Miu, Louis Vuitton, Mulberry, Omega, Salvatore Ferragamo, De Beers, Montblanc, Tiffany & Co, Burberry, Prada, Versace, Pal Zileri, etc…

DAZED & CONFUSED TALKS ABOUT US

May 21, 2009 | Chris&Tibor @ 10:57 pm

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Here is what Dazed & Confused has to say about us:

East is East
Searching for the perfect gym bag is what initially inspired Chris Liu and Tibor Matyas to start their label. Three years after launching Chris & Tibor, the duo have gained quite a following for their casual yet cutting-edge accessories, tightly linked to east London’s creative hub. “We live in east London, we design in east London and we produce in east London” explain the designers. “We name all our bags after streets, areas or buildings in east London and the City.”
Having devoted their spring/summer collection to Angel and Islington, Chris & Tibor are now stocked at Harvey Nichols in Hong Kong and United Arrows in Japan. And, despite London influences, recent collaborations with designers Juun J, Romain Kremer (pictured) and Veronique Branquinho suggest that their scope is fast-reaching far beyond EC1. Kasia Bobula

Shirt by French Connection, bags by Romain Kremer for Chris Tibor

21st CENTURY BOY: ROMAIN KREMER

| Chris&Tibor @ 8:47 pm

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Our friend and collaborator Romain Kremer is in the new “Man Machine” issue of Dazed & Confused. The project is shot by Pierre Debusschere a belgian photographer and video artist. Styling Nicola Formichetti…of course!

Buy Chris&Tibor for Romain Kremer bag at ASOS

ROMAIN KREMER from pierre debusschere on Vimeo.

AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHER LUKE SMALLEY PASSED AWAY

| Chris&Tibor @ 8:46 pm

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Luke Smalley (53) passed away unexpectedly on 17 May 2009. He was an independent fine art and commercial photographer. His first book, “Gymnasium” was published in 2001. This book was an important influence on Chris&Tibor’s AW 2009 campaign shoot by Kai Z Feng.  He has published two more books, “Kim Jones” in 2004, and “Exercise at Home” in 2007. His last book entitled “Sunday Drive” will be published on the 30 September 2009. Luke Smalley also worked with fashion stylist Nicola Formichetti, their work appeared in the New York Times, Dazed and Confused, Another Magazine and Vogue Homme International.

Rest in Peace Luke Smalley!

CHRIS&TIBOR BAG FOR GASPARD ULLIEL

| Chris&Tibor @ 8:45 pm

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Check out the June issue of Dazed & Confused. Chris&Tibor’s style icon, young French film star Gaspard Ulliel (25) is on the cover. He talks about his ambivalent relationship with the fashion world, the Longchamp campaign with Kate Moss and his latest English-language film The Vintner’s Luck.

On the photo Gaspard wears suit by Prada, belt by Yves Saint Laurent. Styled by Jacob K and shot by Solve Sundsbo…and The Vintner’s Luck is out this summer.

Gaspard, Jacob, Solve or anyone at Dazed! Whoever read this; we want to send a bag to Gaspard!;-)

CHRIS & TIBOR vs. LOUIS VUITTON

May 12, 2009 | Chris&Tibor @ 8:40 pm

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We need your vote! Chris&Tibor vs. Louis Vuitton

The New York Times Style Magazine featured Chris&Tibor as Must Haves in their Travel Spring 2009 Issue. This bag is from our collaboration project with belgian designer Veronique Branquinho.  Photograph by Ilan Rubin.

Buy the bag online at www.thecorner.com