We are brief today, in large part because The Consort and I the Princess Elves must deal with this:
That is but a portion of the 300+ pounds of Lilly Pulitzer Fall 2010 goodies, along with ribbon belts, preppy totes and other treasures the UPS man dropped off today. Sadly, Tilly doesn’t quite seem… well… she doesn’t appear to be engaged with the task at hand.
We begin with a follow-up to a previous post about the topic of a hypothetical decline in the popularity of designer logos; today’s story comes via the Telegraph, on the far side of the pond. We offer the following from the paper’s story, “Designer logos are a fashion no-go“:
“Handbags and accessories with large logos are being removed from designers’ collections to be replaced with more subtle designs as part of a move for “antibling” fashion.”
The Telegraph story uses an image featuring one of our original AntiPreps, below we see Paris Hilton with her Louis Vuitton handbag and bathing suit in 2006 and on the right, a new bag from Louis Vuitton.
The story is pegged to a quote from the CEO of Vuitton’s parent company suggesting logos are shrinking and/or disappearing. (That quote was mentioned briefly in this post.)
“His admission was an extraordinary turning point in the top-tier designer industry, where design labels have made billions of pounds by having accessories with big logos showcased by rappers, footballers’ wives and socialites.”
Below, Farandole Strass rings by Vuitton.
In the story, the Telegraph’s fashion director is quoted:
“This really began the day Daniella Westbrook was pictured head to toe in the Burberry check. The shift has been taking place for some time.”
Below, Ms. Westbrook in the ensemble under discussion.
To be sure, this….
is a vast improvement over this.
The subject seems to be gaining traction, another UK paper had a story on the topic today; The Mail’s story is titled, “Stealth wealth: Why the label to have this season is no label at all as consumers turn their back on logo-heavy designers”. That story also uses a photo of another member of the Anti-Prep Wall of Shame, “Snooki” and her Gucci handbag.
Clearly we are intrigued to see how this plays out, do let us know your thoughts on the topic, and what you are seeing in your corner of the globe. We are guessing this isn’t exactly your vision of the ideal decor for your domicile.
… and Dylan Lauren, photographed at the Dylan’s Candy Bar in East Hampton.
We’re off to have a little talk with Tilly about her work ethic.
We’ll see you next time, probably Monday!