Everyone in the fashion industry knows that the red sole shoes are for Christian Louboutin only… dont they?
It turns out some designers are keen to try and get past this little ‘rule’ as Vogue tells of the going ons of the fighting that Louboutin is to keep on to their trademark style. It looks like Yves Saint Laurent is the latest label to try and use the red sole on their designs.
“Christian Louboutin’s lawyer says the shoe designer plans to “fight like hell” against YSL’s attempt to overturn his re-sole trademark - and plans to file an appeal against the judge’s denial of his requested injunction.”
- Lauren Milligan (vogue.co.uk, 19/09/11)
Gordon Young’s latest creative piece is definitely going to grab people’s attention and entertain them. He has designed and created a 1,720 metre squared entertainment piece in between Blackpool Tower and the seafront across the road. The huge concrete area is covered in funny quotes and jokes that help celebrate Blackpool’s classic comedy heritage, there are approximately 180,000 letters carved from Indian granite which is then sat in carefully formulated bright white concrete. It costed £2.6m to commission so lets hope it does the job of uplifting Blackpool.
This project is part of ReBlackpool, which is a project financed by the Northwest Regional Development Agency, which has been helping bring a nice leap of life to Blackpool for the past 15 years.
I think this is a brilliant design, because it appeals to a range of people; old, young, girls, boys, as long as you can read you can enjoy it! It is good because it is what we call Urban Art which is very popular with the younger generations however having this urban art somewhere to see, it could also connect older generations with the younger ones. It is definitely bound to get most people laughing!