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Nicole Miller Spring 2013 RTW Beauty Report 1

Aptly named “Batteries Not Included,” Nichole Miller’s spring vision is what you’d call “relaxed chic,” a youthful sophistication with an urban edge. “While designing my Spring 2013 collection, I was inspired by sci-fi 80s movies.

Ivana Helsinki Spring 2013 RTW - Beauty Report 6

It was refreshing to finally see an original beauty moment at Ivana Helsinki; faces were beautifully sophisticated with a pleasant twist. Titled “Mourning Sun Motel,” the collection was based on a film about guests at an old motel shot in Finland in the summer of 2012.

BCBG Max Azria Spring 2013 RTW Beauty Report 8

There was a drastic difference between the boudoir bondage and the beauty that accompanied it this season at BCBG Max Azria.

TiA CiBANi Spring 2013 RTW 1

Beads of sweat ran rampant in that story, based in Vietnam, and Cibani has always been something of a merry wanderer herself


Hypnotic runway fashion film by Director Trevor Undi, showcasing the Chanel Couture Fall 2012 collection.

Lanvin Fall 2012 Campaign Celebrates Individuals with Individuality.

After an active, fascinating search of the blogosphere on the identity of the Lanvin Anonymous People, a film that is every bit as atypical reveals what went on behind the scenes of the ad campaign shoot.

Herve Coutin - On The French Seaside 1

Herve Coutin photographs Weronika P on the French coast, Le Havre. Weronika is dressed in a predominantly vintage wardrobe by Kat Rutherford.

Salvatore Ferragamo_LOOK 25-6

Italian stalwart Salvatore Ferragamo is the latest high-end brand to jump on the digital trunk show bandwagon. But, unlike many of its haute contemporaries, the brand has bypassesd the Moda Operandi juggernaut completely and decided to set up shop at home base, offering the militant Tsarina stylings of their rich Fall 2012 collection before it hits the Salvatore Ferragamo boutique racks worldwide.

Rebecca Minkoff Spring 2012 RTW

Whether it’s eye-popping lips or neon nails, dip-dyed hair or bold accessories, bright colors are everywhere this summer.

Agyness Deyn Dr Martens

The model looked back to icons of the 1990s when she was creating her first clothing line. The collection features knitted sweaters and tea dresses as well as the brand’s famous footwear. Agyness describes the overall feel of the range as distinctly “grunge” with a quirky vibe.

Alexander Wang Fall 2012

The designer is due to debut his Spring/Summer 13 line at New York Fashion Week in September. He has a long-running work relationship with MAC make-up, usually opting to create his runway looks with the company’s cosmetics.

Riccardo Tisci Spring 2012 RTW

The creative director of the French label has spent a long time making its debut scent Dahlia Noir. The dark and mysterious fragrance is perfect for Fall/Winter 12, when gothic looks are going to be big business.

Jessica Stam Basil

Soda is best known for creating structured items which usually come in black and white. Although he has dressed stars including Carrie Underwood and Marion Cotillard, the designer isn’t a huge name in the industry.

Heidi Klum Jordache

The supermodel first teamed up with the denim brand five years ago. The partnership is still going strong and Heidi appears in the new campaign, which is the largest to date and will include TV and print slots.

Karl Lagerfeld

The Chanel frontman has discussed the special connection he has with his cat Choupette. Karl is surprised by how much he adores his precious kitty and admits there is no room in his heart for anyone else.


Fashion stars including Franca Sozzani and Stefano Gabbana have paid tribute to the late star Anna Piaggi.

Photo by Rob Loud

The designer plans to sell an affordable range of ready to wear dresses in the hope of rectifying her cash flow problems. Betsey had a well-publicized bankruptcy case in April this year that resulted in the closure of the majority of her stores.

Carole White

The star founded Premier Model Management, the company which has represented Naomi Campbell and Claudia Schiffer.

Karl Lagerfeld

The Chanel creative director recently appeared as the cover star of i-D magazine. The publication dedicated extra column inches to getting to know the designer’s pet cat Choupette, who is fast becoming an icon in her own right.

Photo by Fabo Ferrari

The Italian fashion designer has been on vacation lately, spending time on his yacht in Monte Carlo and Saint Tropez.

Bill Blass Spring 2012

Bill Blass’ upcoming New York Fashion Week show has been canceled and its entire staff fired. The fashion house was due to show off its Spring/Summer 13 line in September.

Victoria Beckham Spring 2012

The fashion designer is adding to her brand with the line of spectacles, which she will be seen in from now on. Victoria has created the collection in collaboration with Cutler & Gross and it includes six different sets of frames.

Francisco Costa

The Brazilian-born designer is approaching his ten year anniversary at the helm of Calvin Klein. During this time he has won the CFDA designer of the year award twice. However, Francisco’s debut design attempts received a much less favorable reception.

Photo by Giorgio Niro

The queen of New York Fashion Week made a shock decision to leave her post at global fashion management company IMG to branch out on her own.

Natalia Vodianova, Stella McCartney Spring 2012

With the Olympics in full swing, what better way to show your support for your team than with the casual-cool athletic trend that has been dominating the catwalks?