Hot fashion news: Fashion week no-shows and tributes

Peter Som joins a gaggle of designers opting out of runway showings at New York's upcoming fashion week, and late designer Stephen Sprouse experiences a pop culture revival, with a Louis Vuitton-produced art show and a new line of handbags.


Another no-show for New York fashion week


Add Peter Som to the growing list of designers, including Betsey Johnson and Carmen Marc Valvo, who won’t be staging runway shows during New York’s upcoming fashion week. Som revealed to Women’s Wear Daily that he would cancel his February show after ending his relationship with financial partner Creative Design Studios.



Sprouse mania

Between Louis Vuitton’s tribute series of handbags featuring his prints and an upcoming art exhibit at the New York gallery Deitch Projects, Stephen Sprouse — the late designer who earned cool cred in the '80s for his Day-Glo graffiti-print women’s wear — is having a major pop culture moment. Rock On Mars, an art show created in collaboration with Louis Vuitton opened at Deitch last week and runs through Feb. 28. For those who can’t make the exhibit, get your Sprouse fix at which features a virtual tour of his life and work complete with a preview of the handbags that hit stores this week. Added bonus: a video interview with Marc Jacobs.

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