Louis Vuitton, Supreme and the tangled relationship between streetwear and luxury brands

The recent collaboration between New York’s Supreme and Louis Vuitton seems like a natural fit.  The reality is that luxury and streetwear have been dancing around each other for a good while. Snide started it all Snide was slang in the 1980s for fake or counterfeit. Hip Hop and the Caribbean-influenced Buffalo movement in the […]

Postcard from Paris

I spent a day in Paris with Ruder Finn colleagues and as with most of my trips away I treated it as a anthropological opportunity. I was in town the same day as Le Web was running, but digital Paris was a distant cousin to the Paris that I saw: Digital and mass-transit – When […]