Fashion Forwards – August 26, 2014

Collaborations that Make Sense: Miley Cyrus for Jeremy Scott (Vogue UK)

The only thing I keep imagining is teddy bears doing unteddybear-like things. *eekers*

Oh. We’re Still Trying to Make Wearable Tech Fetch: Intel Smart Bracelets at Barney’s (CNET)

LVMH Takeover: The Proenza Schouler Edition (Fashionista)

There aren’t going to be companies LEFT for LVMH to acquire shortly . And speaking of LVMH…

Good Read: Delphine Arnault’s Stamp on Vuitton (W Magazine)

Interesting Read: Edcon Bringing Big Brands To South Africa (BOF)

 

Collaborations that Make Sense: Iggy Azalea for Steve Madden

I’m going to try to tuck [some of] my disdain for Iggy for a moment to talk about this collab. I can make no promises…

This collaboration is great fit for Azalea and Madden, as they are both known to specialize in making unique styles accessible to the masses (read: appropriation). Iggy’s brand of hip-pop seems like the perfect fit for Steve Madden’s party girl. I imagine the shoes will be incredibly high and bold… with you know “fancy” adornments. Iggy has one of the most popular songs in the country, so I guess it’s time for her to make some coins!! I am looking forward to the visuals for this collaboration. While her talent is debatable, her beauty is undeniable. As for the shoes, and everything else to do with I-G-G-Y, I’m RSVPing “No Thanks.” (Source)

In other news, Steve Madden is becoming quite the “downtown” dominator. The company just acquired Dolce Vita last week and inked a partnership with B by Brian Atwood in March of this year.