September 1 2014

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You Can’t Fake A Birkin And Get Away With It, And More of Today’s Top Stories


The fight against fakes continues. Hermès International has announced that the French national police caught an international crime ring that was working around the clock to produce counterfeit versions of the brand’s iconic bags. The twist here is that some of the luxury house’s employees were in on the scheme, two of which have been dismissed. [WWD]

After a seven-year hiatus, Jil Sander has returned to Milan to take the helm of her namesake brand. The Hamburg native, who will show her menswear collection on Saturday, spoke to Suzy Menkes about how she plans to find her new place in fashion. “I’m working less on decoration, more on form—pattern making and materials, with a lot of dresses in the collection—in a good, modern way,” she said. [NYT]

Robert Pattinson may be more of a fashionista than we thought. In the latest edition of GQ U.K., the actor divulged that he has Gucci creative director Frida Giannini’s phone number on speed dial. “The amount of times I’ve been stuck in some random city and have called her up and had things brought in at absolutely the last minute—it’s crazy,” he says. [Huff Po]

Christian Louboutin has a men’s-only store hitting the West Village this summer, along with menswear boutiques in Los Angeles, Miami, and London on the horizon. Not bad, considering the designer says he never had any intention of creating his red-soled shoes for men. [WWD]

Another day, another designer collaboration. Here’s a new one that’s actually worth knowing about: Brit designer Christopher Shannon has teamed up with the Cambridge Satchel Company on a range of satchel backpacks that hit the runway in London this past weekend. A departure from the handbag brand’s simple aesthetic, Shannon’s pieces feature fringing, matte, and patent leather. [Fashion Monitor]




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