Inside Jean Touitou’s Paris home, Samsonite to buy Tumi, Raf Simons’s next move and more.
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Inside the Paris Home of A.P.C.’s Jean Touitou
The Wall Street Journal magazine visits Paris’s 7th arrondissement to peek inside the home of Jean Touitou, founder of A.P.C., which he shares his wife Judith, who is the brand’s artistic director.
Samsonite Set to Buy Tumi
According to the Wall Street Journal, Samsonite is nearing a deal to buy luxury luggage manufacturer Tumi in a move that could cost the brand an estimated $2 billion. Tumi, which is headquartered in South Plainfield, New Jersey, and has over 200 stores worldwide, is currently valued around $1.4 billion.
What’s Next for Raf Simons?
The New York Times T Magazine profiles Raf Simons, who, through his evolved approach to menswear, “has become, arguably, the most important menswear designer in the world,” writes Alexander Fury. Simons, who last year left his brief tenure at French fashion label Dior, is rumored to assume a lead role at New York brand Calvin Klein.
Nike’s Yeezy-Esque Air Foamposite “Platinum Pro”
Though Nike first debuted the Air Foamposite Pro nearly 20 years ago, the brand continues to pump out iterations of the iconic silhouette. Complex and Highsnobiety have both noted that the latest colorway, dubbed “Platinum Pro,” closely resembles that of 2012’s Air Yeezy 2 Pure Platinum sneakers — though Nike has yet to acknowledge the similarities.
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A New Desert Collection from Red Wing Heritage
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Military-Inspired Bomber Jackets Are Now Standard Issue
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Workstead Shaded Brass Pendant
This mid-century-inpired pendant lamp, made in the USA by Workstead, is height adjustable, providing off-center lighting to accommodate a range of room shapes. Now available for preorder.
Stories from Around the Web
The New York Times visits Dries Van Noten’s Antwerp studio to talk about the space, its history, and his impressive fabric collection.
The Wall Street Journal sheds light on Howard Street in New York City, where a number of new openings, from boutiques to a hotel, are scheduled for the spring.
Business of Fashion dubs Portland, Oregon the “Silicon Valley” of footwear. Nike, Adidas, Keen and Under Armour all call the city home.