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In case you were wondering where all the big names were this season, it looks like they were resting their gams in preparation for the Giles Spring 2011 show in London. Giles Deacon, who was recently tapped to be Ungaro’s newest head designer, managed to wrangle — to name a few – Alessandra Ambrosio, Karolina Kurkova, Coco Rocha, Agyness Deyn, and 71-year-old supermodel and icon, Verushka.
Another day, another falling model. Today a model (wearing an amazing spiked jacket — but also, ow!) had an epic fall at Burberry‘s spring/summer 2011 show. We found a video of the painful spill, and the model’s attempt to get back on her feet is even more awful than the initial tumble. Doesn’t she know you have to own that runway fall?
One of our favorite things to do is to shop in the men’s sections of stores. You’re sure to find that perfect oversized sweater or that button-down that looks like you stole it from your cute boyfriend. Paul Smith has amazing menswear, but we appreciate that he designs for the ladies as well.
When you think about it, Henry Holland‘s approach to fashion is a little like the way Jeff Koons approaches art: make things that pay homage to mass production that are sometimes so bad or so kitschy, they’re actually really, really good.
Agyness Deyn probably has the most exciting hair of any model working today. It’s been short, it’s been long(er), it’s been a few different shades of blonde and brunette. This summer, when she chopped almost all of it off for Coachella, we thought for sure it wouldn’t get shorter. We were wrong.
It would feel a little superficial to laud a collection of staple pieces for something other than being entirely necessary in your wardrobe. But if you get them from Twenty8Twelve, the ultra cool line from sisters Sienna and Savannah Miller, maybe — just maybe — it’s OK to brag about who designed them. (If they can get Matthew Williamson to sit next to Jude Law in their front row to look at a bunch of cotton basics, they must be some kind of good.)
If you’re a milliner, the point of a runway presentation is to get people to look at your hats. But when Charlie Le Mindu sent a few nude models down a London runway yesterday, attendees of his show didn’t know where to look — or not look — first.
Matthew Williamson‘s fun, flirty attire is a red carpet staple — women like Whitney Port, Blake Lively and Jessica Simpson can’t seem to get enough of the stuff, and with good reason. When it comes to making very hip, beaded cocktail dresses, or short sweet things in flattering, form-fitting prints, there’s no one better than Williamson.
Asking whether Vivienne Westwood can do any wrong would be a little redundant — the answer is generally going to be no. For her spring summer 2011 collection, Westwood presented a strong set of well made staples, with a few grand flourishes thrown in for good measure.
It’s official: The 70s trend seen during New York Fashion Week has crossed the pond and landed at London Fashion Week. Topshop Unique‘s runway presentation spring 2011 featured afros, bell bottoms, fringe, platform heels, and no shortage of celebs.
A memorial service for Lee Alexander McQueen, the revolutionary designer of Alexander McQueen, drew celebrities and high-ranking members of the international fashion community’s hierarchy to St. Paul’s Cathedral in London this morning.
New York Fashion Week may be over, but there are still many, many shows to be seen in the weeks ahead. London Fashion Week has officially kicked off, and Milan and Paris will be following suit shortly. We’re excited about the goings-on across the pond, so we wanted to share the 5 things that excite us most about this season’s London Fashion Week.
We may have an unhealthy obsession with Anna Wintour, but we’re okay with that. No matter how much we read about her (or how many times we watch The Devil Wears Prada The September Issue) the all-powerful Vogue editor still fascinates us. So in the spirit of all things Anna, we bring to you this weekend’s Anna Wintour gossip roundup.
Depending on who you talk to, deregulation in business can be a good or bad thing. But in the largely unregulated business of making Fashion Week happen, a few new rules to protect models working during the hectic fashion shows might actually be necessary.
Last night’s episode of The Rachel Zoe Project was all about, well, nothing. But while the episode was missing its usual “OMG SO MUCH DRAMZ” narrative arc, it did feature plenty of a very bubbly Kate Hudson and a delightful scene with Donatella Versace.