NY based Swedish blogger Elin Kling and partner, Karl Lindman, are the creators behind the new luxury leisure brand Toteme. Their first collection includes ready-to-wear pieces that embodies the above synonyms along with effortless, breezy, sporty-chic, with great price points, and we love that don’t we. You can find a selection here as we speak, yum!
French-Italian designer Giambattista Valli, will be launching a new more playful line at Milan Fashion Week in September called Giamba.
“All my friends call me Giamba, and the moniker reflects the spirit of this new project. It’s another side of the same coin, another collection that runs in parallel with the designer brand, one completing the other,” Valli told WWD. “There is also a playful, underground and sexy side in me and in my designs that you will see in the Giamba line. I’ve been thinking about it for a while and waited for the right time, and now it’s matured. I am really very happy.”
With his rock’n’roll visions, Hedi Slimane has tapped 67-year-old iconic singer and actress for the latest Saint Laurent’s Music Project. If there’s someone who has lived through the upside and downside of rock’n’roll life it’s gotta be Miss Faithfull, does this man know how to pick his faces or what.
Celine delivers another refined collection pre-fall 2014, and though we’ve seen the chunky turtle knits and similar looks before, Phoebe Philo as usual, manages to update even the most basics items. As for inspiration and style notes to take, style with a knitted sweater, pleated skirts, wide legged trousers, wear socks in them pointy shoes and focus on earrings and ethnic necklaces, I’m in!
Yesterday I had a close up look on the anticipated Kate Moss collection for Topshop, and hello there Mossy frills, sequins and feathers. To me the standout pieces that I bet will sell out quickly, were some of the black evening dresses, luxury for a little less and extremely flattering. You’ll find the whole collection in stores worldwide right now and online exclusively here and here.
Jil Sander left her eponymous label for the 3′rd time back in October for what is said to be personal reasons. After replacing Raf Simons 8 years long success at the helmet of the brand in 2012, Jil Sander’s return turned into a very short-lived affair. Appointed new creative director of the brand now is Italian designer Rodolfo Paglialunga, who formerly worked at Prada and Vionnet, will be showcasing his first collection for Jil Sander in September 2014.
Landing great intern positions (in the fashion industry), and finding the best qualified people for the right position, is just a challenging in the fashion industry as in any other industry, if not even harder. Hence BoF’s initiative of launching a global marketplace for talents (BoF Careers) must be more than welcome for you aspiring, talented people out there looking for a future in the industry. Victoria Beckham is looking for a Digital Marketing Intern as we speak, apply here.
One of my favourite houses this spring, Chloe, has paired up with Net-a-porter, and has created an exclusive capsule collection for the retailer, consisting of 14 ready-to-wear pieces and accessories launched today. I would gladly have welcomed these pieces myself and if you feel so for yourself you better be quick, cause these are gonna fly. You’ll find them all here.
Hola guys! Sorry for the absence this week, but I’ve been soaking up on Caribbean beaches for a few days and had no time for keeping up with fashion updates.
Well, I’m probably the last person on this hot news wagon, but this is a collaboration I’m quite excited about. Alexander Wang for H&M launching 6′th of November this year, which gives us plenty of time to be excited and speculate.
This weekend I headed over to the Vogue Festival with especially one talk in mind, Celine’s creative designer, Phoebe Philo in conversation with Vogue UK’s editor-in-chief, Alexandra Shulman. It was such a rare occasion, Phoebe who hardly never speaks in public, being quite protective of her private life, shared her thoughts on her inspirations, aesthetics, women sexualisation and beauty, female leadership, juggling motherhood and work, and so much more, and I deeply regret I never recorded the 1 hour conversation with this super inspiring woman who radiates integrity.
But in case you ever wondered …
- Phoebe Philo doesn’t like compromising!
- The man reason why Celine is not sold online is that the fabrics and designs should be experienced in real life.
- Phoebe doesn’t overall mind the highstreet copying of her designs, and referred to Coco Chanel’s famous quota, “Imitation is the highest form of flattery!”.