One of my favourite models ever, Abbey Lee Kershaw, is the face of Saint Laurent’s eyewear campaign this spring. Rebelliously cool Abbey Lee and Hedi Slimane’s Saint Laurent, the perfect match if you ask me, more of Abbey Lee please!
If there was one collection I was really looking forward to this season it had to be this one, Nicholas Ghesquière’s first collection for Louis Vuitton. After being a fan of Ghesquière work over the years at Balenciaga, it’s great to see him putting his signature stamp on Louis Vuitton, whom I bet btw, will get a whole new audience and consumers onboard from now on, sorry Marc Jacobs.
See the whole collection at style.com.
Curious to see what next fall might look like, and by that I mean silhouettes, pieces and styling tip that perhaps at first glance don’t make you want to jump the roof, but when the time gets there, pretty much tick all the boxes you want to channel the next season. From my own experience Pheoebe Philo has this effect on people, sneaking into our unconsciousness, myself included.
For the A/W collection I’m personally very happy the vibrant coloured spray prints are gone (they were short lived anyway), and we’re back to the minimal and wearable Celine we all known. Key pieces are knitted tunics, flared legs, coats-coats-coats, feathers and earpieces, and that twisted hair bun is already on!
Yesterday H&M Studio, the new name for H&M’s seasonal collection of key pieces, presented it’s autumn 2014 show at Grand Palais in Paris. Loads of wearable, femasculine glam pieces on budget, that will be available in stores worldwide from September 4, yeah!
Victoria Beckham and team have certainly moved on from figure-hold-in-dresses, and has delivered one of my favourite collections from NYFW so far. Season after season the direction has slowly moved towards the effortless fe-masculine Phoebe Philo-way with a tiny touch of Dries, and this crossing is finding it’s way right up to my street, yum!
After being on the road the whole week for shows in Stockholm and Copenhagen, I’m finally back in a much warmer London with lots of impressions in my luggage(s), so please forgive me for the lack of updates on this space, but it will now turn for sure.
Amongst the shows I attended in (freezing cold!) Stockholm was the H&M global Design Award where the crowned winner turned out to be Eddy Anemian. The French designer who studies at La Cambre in Brussels, presented his 4′th year collection, inspired by Tilda Swinton in the movie I Am Love (Love!) and the French painter Ingres. Except from receiving a cash prize of 50,000 euros, H&M will develop pieces from the collection to be sold at selected H&M stores this fall.
I’ve paired up with my long time favourite, Monica Vinader again, for another shopping event with a Valentines twist in the new London boutique in Canary Wharf on the 5′th of February. For those of you dear readers far away from London city that won’t be able to make it to the store, you’ll be able to redeem a 20% discount code online (MVHINT20) on the day between 5-8pm GMT.
I truly hope to see as many of you as possible to join us for fun, chats, champagne and shopping on the day, and don’t forget to enter the competition below with international entrance accepted off course.
Until then, tweet and spread the word, and this is your chance to lay your hands on those pretty little diamonds for a little less.
Céline’s SS14 campaign is out again fronted by Phoebe Philo’s number one girl (and lookalike!), Daria Werbowy. The visuals of the vibrant new collection are photographed by Juergen Teller (another side-kick apparently), and new model confirmed onboard is Julia Nobis, but it looks like there’s a third as well (?). So folks, better get used to these prints, they will pop up everywhere!
These days when trainers and sporty’ish has never been more chic, designer collaborations with good old sportswear brands are inevitable. Latest collaboration on the radar is Riccardo Tisci for Nike that will bear the logo NIKE RT, and will arrive in stores and on Nike.com this spring.
Phoebe Philo at Céline
Our global girl crush and most copied woman in the fashion sphere, Phoebe Philo creative director at Céline, has been awarded an OBE in a New Year’s Honours list, making her one of tree people in the fashion industry to be honoured on the annual register.
Philo is joined by legendary make-up artist Pat McGrath and Central Saint Martins tutor and textile designer Natalie Gibson, both of whom recieve an MBE.
For directional designers like Miuccia Prada and Phoebe Philo, it’s mostly about bold graphic art prints the coming season. If you haven’t been able to embrace (still not convinced?) the colourful wave yet, you better either do so or shy away from the 30 first ad pages in magazines this spring, first ad out is Steven Meisel for Prada, stay tuned!
Fabulous Kate Moss turns 40 in January which has inspired journalist turned artist, Russel Marshall, to host an exhibition in her honour that will include 10 iconic images available to buy on scene.
“Celebrity” can be short-lived these days” says Marshall, “but not so with Kate. While other celebs have come and gone… Kate has stayed. Kate’s not just a survivor and she’s not hanging on to fame. She grows bigger, brighter and more iconic each year.”
Kate Moss: 40 – A Retrospective, will be held at London’s Imitate Modern Gallery from January 17 until February 15, 2014.