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Fashion Week News: LVMH Finalists Include SPACE Designers and Heartbreaker Heroes

It’s not easy out there for a young fashion designer—can you think of a pursuit with more overhead, for example?—but organizations such as Louis Vuitton create a climate for making it work with their LVMH awards. Semifinalists for the 2016 prize have just been awarded, and we’re psyched to see some friends in the mix. 

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A Koche look featured in our exclusive editorial on SPACE; designer Christelle Kocher is a LVMH semifinalist

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What’s Up, Olivia: Prada, Pizza and Packing (or Trying to)

Olivia Kim, Nordstrom‘s director of creative projects, tells us about her nonstop Fashion Week adventures in What’s Up, Olivia.

Nordstrom's Olivia Kim at Paris Fashion Week

Finally, some time for retail therapy, one of my favorite things to do in Paris! First stop: Comme des Garçons. What do you think? Pretty flattering, wouldn’t you say?

Nordstrom's Olivia Kim at Paris Fashion Week

I’ve been really looking forward to catching up with Brian Phillips of Black Frame, the PR agency who handles the Pop-In @Nordstrom press. We found this super-yummy Spanish place in the 2nd called Da Rosa. So excited to have a salad after all the pastries, breads, and croissants I’ve been eating.

Nordstrom's Olivia Kim at Paris Fashion Week

And then off to Prada, where I fell in love with this necklace of gorgeous green feathers. Then I had a genius idea! If I can make it a headband, it’s a 2-in-1! Reminded me of one of the first shoots that Corinne Day did with Kate Moss. You know the one?

Nordstrom's Olivia Kim at Paris Fashion Week

And a last-night pizza party with the boys—Joey & James, Ben and our fave: Zac of VFILES, who partnered with us for the Heartbreakers Club! Strath was there too, but he’s hiding behind the pizza box. (JK, he’s taking the pic!)

Nordstrom's Olivia Kim at Paris Fashion Week

And I’m off. My room’s a mess. I have 20 minutes to pack. And it’s not all going to fit! C’est la vie! See ya back in Seattle!

Check out our latest all-menswear Pop-In, Heartbreakers Club, and take a peek at what Olivia Kim‘s loving right now.

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What’s Up, Olivia: Nicholas Kirkwood, Cool Jewelry and Late-Night Snacking

Olivia Kim, Nordstrom‘s director of creative projects, tells us about her nonstop Fashion Week adventures in What’s Up, Olivia.

Nordstrom's Olivia Kim at Paris Fashion Week

Breakfast of fashion champions was caramel popcorn at the KENZO show this morning, a collaboration with David Lynch. There was certainly a Twin Peaks, I’m-channeling-Laura-Palmer aura in the air, and seeing my old friends Carol and Humberto stage another high-graphic, high-energy show is the best! (Read The Thread’s Runway Rundown on the KENZO show.)

Nordstrom's Olivia Kim at Paris Fashion Week

Gotta wear comfy shoes for all the walking, talking, moving and shaking. I’m not a wimp when it comes to pain, but my little feetsies are, so I gave them a break today and wore my favorite sneakers. Marciano, the driver, wore his, too.

Nordstrom's Olivia Kim at Paris Fashion Week

Nicholas Kirkwood presented his new collection this morning.

Nordstrom's Olivia Kim at Paris Fashion Week
Nordstrom's Olivia Kim at Paris Fashion Week

Super-cool set design to match the super-cool heels.

Nordstrom's Olivia Kim at Paris Fashion Week

Jewelry shopping with mega mega showroom.

Nordstrom's Olivia Kim at Paris Fashion Week

Sometimes, you just gotta get down and dirty. Found some really cute things here. Coming to a store near you real soon!

Nordstrom's Olivia Kim at Paris Fashion Week

A Century of Fashion at Condé Nast was an awesome, compact exhibit at the Palais Galliera Musée de la Mode. My favorite was Guy Bourdin’s first photo for Vogue, February 1955—and, of course, all the other fashion photog masters, including Albert Watson, Horst P. Horst, William Klein amd more current photographers like Inez and Vinoodh and Terry Richardson.

Nordstrom's Olivia Kim at Paris Fashion Week

Then a quick coffee and amazing people-watching with Justinian and Camilla at L’Avenue in the 8th arrondissement.

Nordstrom's Olivia Kim at Paris Fashion Week

And the night ends with me, Joey and James at our favorite bar, Carr’s, which is just a divey hole in the wall really. And that leads to airplanes on the bed…

Nordstrom's Olivia Kim at Paris Fashion Week

…and the best discovery super late at night: hotel potato chips!! Woo hoo!

Check out our latest all-menswear Pop-In, Heartbreakers Club, and take a peek at what Olivia’s loving right now.

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What’s Up, Olivia: Stunning Runway Shows & a Fashion Break—with Farm Animals

Olivia Kim, Nordstrom‘s director of creative projects, tells us about her nonstop Fashion Week adventures in What’s Up, Olivia.

Nordstrom's Olivia Kim at Paris Fashion Week

Rise and shine! I knew the day was going to be a great one after I saw the Junya Watanabe show this morning. One of my favorite shows all season! Everything from the clothing to the hair to the the piano music that went forward and backward in all sorts of tempos! This is why j’adore la mode!

Nordstrom's Olivia Kim at Paris Fashion Week

Immediately after was the Haider Ackermann show—gorgeous and simple, clean and austere. (Kind of sounds like I’m describing a chardonnay, right? LOL.) True vision and talent. Woo-hoo to Haider.

Nordstrom's Olivia Kim at Paris Fashion Week

I’m always on the hunt for new collections for the Pop-In Shops. These would be perfect for our upcoming surf-inspired shop in mid-April! Stay tuned!

Nordstrom's Olivia Kim at Paris Fashion Week

Oooh la la! Bonjour, la Tour Eiffel! My, how big you are. During Fashion Week, I like to find non-fashion things to do as well. And what could better fit that bill than the Salon International de l’Agriculture? It was an entire expo center on the outskirts of Paris dedicated to education about farm animals, new farming methods and techniques, and tons of foods and wines…

Nordstrom's Olivia Kim at Paris Fashion Week

…and cheeses…

Nordstrom's Olivia Kim at Paris Fashion Week

…and a booth dedicated to dog tees. Tempting!

Nordstrom's Olivia Kim at Paris Fashion Week

After all that running around, I stopped at a great Korean restaurant called JanTchi, in the 2nd arrondissement. A quick veggie bibimbap for me and a long laugh with my friend Joey temporarily refueled me to keep it moving.

Nordstrom's Olivia Kim at Paris Fashion Week

My dear friend Olympia Le-Tan presented an adorable collection entitled “I Put a Spell on You.” And she is truly magical.

Nordstrom's Olivia Kim at Paris Fashion Week

And for dinner after my dinner: a jar of cornichons with my good friend Tomoko from Barneys. We caught up at Cinq-Mars and I couldn’t stop thinking/talking about the Dries show.

Nordstrom's Olivia Kim at Paris Fashion Week

The enormous Damien Hirst butterfly piece that was paired with the Schiaparelli butterfly dress had to be rolled into the museum. (In my head, it looks like these French people rolling in a giant wheel of cheese. I’m quietly chuckling to myself.) And i just loved his reference to all these famous Hollywood kisses. Très romantique! Bisous!

Check out our latest all-menswear Pop-In, Heartbreakers Club, and take a peek at what Olivia’s loving right now.

*We offer Dries Van Noten in selected stores. For assistance, please contact a Designer Specialist at 1.877.543.7463.

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What’s Up, Olivia: Bonjour, Paris & a Personal Dries Van Noten Tour

Olivia Kim, Nordstrom‘s director of creative projects, tells us about her nonstop Fashion Week adventures in What’s Up, Olivia.

Nordstrom's Olivia Kim at Paris Fashion Week

“Hi, Paris! I’m here.”

Nordstrom's Olivia Kim at Paris Fashion Week

After stopping in NYC to drop off Alex and Spy (pictured above, watching movies and napping on the plane) I landed at CDG and hit the ground running.

Nordstrom's Olivia Kim at Paris Fashion Week

Stop numéro un had to be the amazing Dries Van Noten* exhibition at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs. It’s all about the inspirations that go into his work and it’s an AMAZING show.

Nordstrom's Olivia Kim at Paris Fashion Week

And he gave us a personal tour! That’s me with Dries and Jennifer Wheeler of Nordstrom. If you can’t see the show yourself, I recommend looking for the book–it’s also beautiful.

Nordstrom's Olivia Kim at Paris Fashion Week

After that I stopped by Le Bon Marché to see the Proenza Schouler exhibition–so psychedelic and cool!

I finished the first day with dinner at Nanashi, one of my favorite Japanese restaurants in Paris, but of course I was too tired and hungry and busy eating to even take a picture :/ Oh well. More shenanigans tomorrow!

Check out our latest all-menswear Pop-In, Heartbreaker’s Club, and take a peek at what Olivia’s loving right now.

*We offer Dries Van Noten in selected stores. For assistance, please contact a Designer Specialist at 1.877.543.7463.

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Olivia’s Picks: Heartbreakers Club for Her

Our latest Pop-In @ Nordstrom—Heartbreakers Club—is a finely tuned collection of exclusive and limited-edition menswear. But that doesn’t mean it’s just for the boys.

Curated by Nordstrom Director of Creative Projects Olivia Kim and housing everything from the leather jacket that Marlon Brando made famous to a streetwear collab from Drake, this Pop-In has something to inspire every woman’s inner tomboy. Keep reading for Olivia’s five favorite menswear picks—for ladies.

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