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We’ve heard of high-low dressing, this really takes it to the next level! Phoebe Philo showed her fall 2013 collection for Céline, continuing her streak as every editor’s Fashion Week favorite with a covetable offering of luxe knits, minimalist outerwear, and chic trumpet shapes. Only a few plaid pieces broke up the lineup of solids, and these XL prints reminded us of something very close to home indeed: those ubiquitous woven shopping bags that you can buy in bulk in Chinatown for a few measly dollars.
A couple of weeks ago, a Brazilian website by the name of Glamurama reported that Marc Jacobs was in talks to take over John Galliano‘s empty seat at Dior. The fact that the story was unsourced (and the fact that the website features a mouse trail of rainbow pixels) gave us pause, but that didn’t prevent it from getting picked up. Today, Women’s Wear Daily weighs in with a much more thoroughly reported take on the story — and all of a sudden a Jacobs-helmed house of Dior is looking a lot more likely.
In the wake of that mess with John Galliano at Dior, what could be more refreshing than a designer who doesn’t draw any attention to herself, doesn’t seek the spotlight, and doesn’t design clothes to be editorialized and then forgotten? Nothing, that’s what. Which is probably why this extremely rare interview with Celine designer Phoebe Philo (who fits the anti-Galliano bill to a T) was arranged.
Today is the day our favorite dapper rapper, Kanye West, turns 34. Happy Birthday, Yeezy!
Kanye sure likes wearing lady runway looks! Not only is he rumored to be doing the Balmain thing for his upcoming tour, he wore a women’s Celine blouse on the Coachella stage this weekend. And he looked awesome.
The nominees for the Council of Fashion Designers of America‘s 2011 awards ceremony are set, and the list is more or less a roster of the coolest kids working in the industry. And when we say kids, we mean kids. Because for the most part, this year’s nominees are pretty young. Also: Lady Gaga was nominated!
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.
Despite having a reputation for being buttoned-up, old-school, and relatively clean-cut, England has been voted the worst dressed nation in Europe.