Friday, 23 October 2009

Lets do something together

I'm not sure whether it's down to the recession and brands are trying to boost spending by stirring new excitement, or it just so happened but I've found myself dumbfounded by the amount of collaborations that have sparked into action over the last 6 months. 
Christian Louboutin as I've mentioned has stepped out of his luxury footwear creations and developed an amazingly crafted champagne inspired (not to be worn) shoe with his collaboration with Champaign legends Piper Heidsieck. And now, even Barbie gets to be blessed with a pair of Louboutin's for her 50th birthday. Louboutin is now creating pink pumps for our plastic dolls that will be replicated form those worn down the recent Barbie runway.
Although, this has created a tad bit of controversy at the shoe designer said Barbie has "Cankles" tut tut...

Next up on the collaboration front is Kanye West simply because I had no idea this went on, but I'm not really the target audience to be fair. 
News has it that Kanye West created a line of "sneakers" - trainers over on this side of the world - for Louis Vuitton. 
And I must say, this mixture of premium materials, suede, gold rings and a nice Louis Vuitton stamp, I feel strangely drawn to them.... The mysticism of branding has taken hold!

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