The night’s most prestigious award went to none other than Alexander McQueen’s Sarah Burton.
Marc Jacobs has finally decided to turn down the job of Creative Director at Dior.
The biggest head-scratching factor here has to be the hardcore secrecy borne out of this second, and already inferior, collection. Seriously, what’s the big deal? They both know it’s going to sell out anyway.
Uncle Karl’s already saturated resume needs space for yet one more job description: Newspaper Editor.
Heiress, muse and fashion icon Daphne Guinness is the latest to hop on the MAC Cosmetics capsule collection bandwagon.
If you’re about done hearing so much about Versace these days, well… Get over it, because there’s a hell of a lot more where that came from.
With the accelerated advents in technology, social media outlets in particular, the general public is becoming more and more acquainted with the real people behind the big fashion labels.
The collection was not without its interspersed winners – the raffia work was astonishing, particularly in those long sheered skirts banded in leather – the collection’s best offerings for sure, but the overall feeling felt borrowed, displaced.
As could be expected from such a fete, the crowd pedigree was top-tier, with designers, industry insiders, models and the young Hollywood starlets all making the rounds, schmoozing between drinks and the chicken pot-pie main course (nice touch CVFF).
This year’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show packed it’s usual punch, but still left something to be desired.
When H&M announced earlier this year that Versace would be its next collaborative brand, the bloggers, the pundits, the fans – everyone took to the net in a giddy frenzy that refused to fizzle out and came to a major head last night at the fete to end all fetes at NYC’s Pier 57. Well, not Pier 57, but ‘Versace Hall’ as it was not just dubbed, but entirely transformed, for the star-studded occasion.
Three seasons into her role as lead designer for Alexander McQueen, Sarah Burton still can’t shake Gaia, the all-encompassing mother of Earth, off her back. Perhaps it is that deep affinity Burton has to the mythological roots of feminine dictations that has allowed her to not only carry the weight of her former boss’ legacy so quickly, but has helped to anchor the brand in a vision of feminine strength that women, and buyers, find more accessible.
She designed it in two weeks. Actually, 13 days. From the close of her Prada show in Milan straight on through the entire course of Paris Fashion Week, Miuccia Prada designed, sealed and delivered the entire collection of her little sister brand Miu Miu.
After a dark and tight lineup for fall, Marc Jacobs and his Louis Vuitton team did a huge about-face with a sugary and light collection for spring. Jacobs, a big fan of the fashion show-in-the round model, set up an enormous carousel in the Louvre’s Cour Carree, his delicate and very lady-like models sitting side-saddle, some of them looking like picture-perfect Monet subjects with their parasols in hand.
While most designers who toyed with minimalism did it a season ago, Rick Owens scaled the heights of that trend, bringing it to its apotheosis in his latest ready-to-wear.
Jeremy Langmead has quickly taken the name Mr. Porter from a mere expansion gamble into a bonafide e-commerce behemoth to be reckoned with in a little over a year, and from what we’ve learned from this interview, we haven’t seen nothing yet.
There’s many a watchword in the world of Missoni, ‘knits’ being the prime. ‘Patterns’ is another, but so is ‘saturation’. Angela Missoni’s real wizardry lies in how she pulls varying textures, prints and techniques to create looks that are always stringently representative of the Maison.
The great thing about Marni is that its one of the few great houses that refuses to rest on its laurels. Each season Consuelo Castiglioni takes a dramatic chance and comes up the winner every time. Marni is consistently good.
The big chunky earrings that fit the food theme appropriately helped carry that old school Mambo Italiano vibe (As well as the song itself). There was also no way to look at the burgeoning prints and the inviting, bright colors and not see a heavy take over of optimism in these clothes.
For spring Dundas hit the books, the Pucci archives to be specific, and felt himself particularly drawn to the Brigitte Bardot/boheme fevered era of the early 1970s and splattered his gypsy skirts and peasant cropped tops in an archival print, even hand embroidering it on a house signature white maxi dress and a hand crocheted caftan with fringed ends.
While other designers look outward for inspiration, finding creative ammunition in Jazz Age flappers, Hawaiian floral and tribal prints, Bottega Veneta’s Tomas Maier looks inward, finding that the most consistent and surefire location to hunt down inspiration is in works of art themselves.
Raf Simons has a real talent for answering equally to both men and women’s sartorial dreams. The themes and motifs he explores in his eponymous line and for the treasured house of Jil Sander tend to catch on with other designers like wildfire.
With Trussardi celebrating its centennial this year, it was time to reevaluate things. The brand, whose bread and butter is its luxury leather goods, joined the game of creative director musical chairs that never seemed to end this year and ditched Milan Vukmirovic who had been at the helm since 2008.
Miuccia Prada has been stricken with a discernable strain of sweetness this season. Her latest outing for Prada was laden in 1950s nostalgia and tongue-in-cheek housewifeyness, but not without its equal plays with the subversive.
Something is happening at Gucci these days. For the past few seasons, it ‘s felt like no matter what the theme, Frida Giannini has to bash you over the head with it.