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There’s no time like the present to brush up on who’s fleeing to/from which post, especially if you’re thinking about taking the reigns at a billion-dollar fashion house.
The Alexa, the Neely, the Del Rey, the… Vladmir? Doesn’t quite have the same ring to it, but there’s now one getting toted around the streets of Russia.
Ever since Reed Krakoff announced that he would be leaving Coach after a 16-year tenure, there has been a lot of speculation about who would succeed him. Considering that Krakoff transformed the company into a $4.76 billion brand, he’s leaving some pretty big shoes to fill. This morning brings the announcement that Mulberry’s creative director of six years, Emma Hill, would be leaving her post due to disagreements with management over creative and operational strategy (via WWD), and we can’t help but think that the stars are aligning for Hill to take the reigns at Coach. Here are five reasons we’re sure she’s the right women for the job:
Kate Middleton’s outfits usually make us wax poetic over her sartorial home runs. But the color combination she wore on Sunday made us, well, scream for ice cream.
Last year (almost to the day!), Kate Middleton debuted an uncharacteristically hippie-ish peace sign-patterned Mulberry frock. Today, the Duchess pulled it back out of the depths of her closet for the official opening of The Natural History Museums’s Treasures Gallery.
Even though it’s designers that take the bow at the end of a fashion show, we know that for the most part they aren’t the ones that physically create the pieces. Instead, a group of pattern makers, seamstresses, and assistants are the ones handling the samples. For fall 2012, Mulberry sent out a slew of models clad in thick knits, and in their short film Spinning a Yarn we get to meet two of the ladies behind the pieces.
Photos from Mulberry‘s fall ad campaign are here, and they will transport you to a land of imagination and wonder. A childlike Lindsey Wixson stars in the shots (which were taken in England’s Blackheath Forest) and is shown surrounded by furry, larger-than-life characters that bare a striking resemblance to everyone’s favorite friendly monsters, the Wild Things.
The perfect easy, breezy summer style.
Mulberry has a big ol’ crush on Lana Del Rey, doesn’t it?
It looks like Lana Del Rey is determined to make this fashion darling thing stick. Not only has she gotten stamps of approval from Karl Lagerfeld and Tavi Gevinson and covered T and British Vogue, now she’s an official muse.
What do you think the most successful fashion company in the entire world is? Whatever you guess, you will be wrong. We promise.
If you’ve been living under some kind of rock for the past few months, you might have missed the news that supermodel Kate Moss is tying the knot with rocker Jamie Hince next Friday. But the wedding reception will go on for a full three days, and Moss has taken every step to make sure that the celebration will be remembered as the best party in history.
Proenza Schouler‘s PS1 bag is one of the most covetable accessories to have debuted in recent years. We’d venture to say it’s made it past “It Bag” status and is on its way to becoming a full-fledged classic. Unfortunately, as with any iconic design, knockoffs are inevitable. Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez just never thought a company they’ve collaborated with would be the culprit.
Britain may take flak for its climate and cuisine, but its clothing is no laughing matter — and the talented designers, models and megabrands that took home trophies from the British Fashion Awards yesterday are proof positive that our cousins across the pond take fashion very seriously. Above, Alexa Chung won the award for British Style.
Pardon us for arriving fashionably late to the amazingness trough, but in semi-breaking news Target Collaborations word is there is something berry covetable in the works. As in Mulberry!
Can you picture Nate Archibald…I mean, Chace Crawford, guzzling down double espressos to make a deadline before the next month’s big issue is slated to go to print? We all know Chace as the character in Gossip Girl who knows how to dress — and now he’s taking his fashion sense to a new level by guest editing Grazia Daily for the week.
After spending time with Scott Schuman and Garance Dore, Italian fashion director Giovanna Battaglia came up with an idea for a photo shoot for Vogue Pelle. The spread, titled Can I Take A Picture? and shot by Schuman, celebrates the “cool, blogger girl.”