Every snob should be keen to deluxe Italian brand Trussardi (yes, since 1911!), still maintaining just a cult following in the States. I'm setting out to change that! And so is the house's new collection of bags, a gorgeous assortment of luxurious clutches, hobos, and satchels, in an enticing variety of laminated metallics, vegetable-tanned and …

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With Christophe Decarnin out and Olivier Rousteing now in, Balmain's organic evolution continues. Resort 2012 is the first showing under officially new direction, and Rousteing is taking the house's renowned glam-rock style in a much more mellow, though equally hot direction.

Au revior, Paris and what's up, SoCal! The hard-edged city slickness of seasons …

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