FrontRunners: Archival Revival

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    When the checked pattern of the Louis Vuitton Damier Collection (www.louisvuitton.com) debuted in 1889 at the World’s Fair in Paris, the squares were brown and beige. The pattern quickly became the company’s primary motif, but it disappeared in 1896, when the LV monogram supplanted it. Louis Vuitton brought back the Damier 100 years later, in 1996, and has presented it in various color combinations since then. Two of the latest Damier designs are the $3,800 chocolate-brown laptop case and a sporty $1,170 orange-and-black duffel.

    The latest act from Cutler and Gross recalls the golden age of the circus…
    British flora inspires a new collection of stylish swimwear…
    The design of the 538-square-foot boutique is inspired by the original Prada store in Milan…
    The Italian accessory maker’s newest Gommino shoe is highly customizable…
    The designer’s latest scent is a rich blend of spicy and sweet notes…
    The NBA all-star Tyson Chandler and his wife collaborate with Selima Optique…
    Photo by GSI Commerce
    New designs honor the brand’s 1970s roots with vintage flair…
    Photo by Breitenbuchervern1.com
    The shoemaker and leather tannery join forces to craft two new men’s styles...
    For the new line, the company has teamed up with 130-year-old pewter maker Royal Selangor…
    The new line of glasses features design details inspired by traditional typewriters…