Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Staircase to [sartorial] heaven

Alas, these may not be the steps of the Met Gala but an equally fashionable ascension awaits any lucky passerby. As I was making my way home after a Mandarin lesson in Central earlier this evening, I was lucky enough to chance upon the most unexpected love child of high fashion and architecture. Has a more high fashion permutation of tiles ever existed? Has Hermès ever comfortably shared such close quarters with Louis Vuitton? If one were to rate current global brands in terms of power and status would you choose this order? And the most pertinent question is: who is the genius behind this most sartorial of steps?