Weekly High Lows: Tom Ford is on London Fashion Week's Schedule


Helmut Lang and his art

Highs:

  • After re-introducing his womens’ wear with a top-secret show and a series of appointment-only presentations, Tom Ford is now on the schedule for Fall 2011 London Fashion Week.  We can’t wait to (hopefully) see pictures.  (Fashionista)
  • Helmut Lang took the last of his personal archives from his years as a designer, shredded the 6,000 items, and turned them into sculptures.  That’s some dedicated re-purposing.  (Thread)
  • In an entirely voluntary move, LVMH has pledged to increase the number of women on its corporate boards.  The luxury group aims to have 40% of the spots filled by women by 2020.  (High Low)

Helmut Lang with some of his previous sculptures.  Photo courtesy of Helmut Lang.

Lows:

  • Both Sarah Jessica Parker and Harvey Weinstein have left the Halston Heritage brand.  (WWD)
  • A range of new scents claim to make their wearers more romantically appealing.  While there seems to be a modicum of science to back up the claims, is this mostly baloney?  (NYT)
  • Google launched Prizes.org, which lets people post their problems online (to strangers) and offer a small monetary incentive in exchange for advice.  We have a hard time imagining this will be more popular than talking to, say, friends.  (High Low)

Sarah Jessica Parker and a model in Halston Heritage.