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.
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!”.
I’ve been a huge fan of danish fine jewellery designer, Sophie Bille Brahe, ever since I came across her stunning pieces a few years back. For her A/W collection called Le Rêve, she has stepped up with her already popular pearl pieces, and the results are asymmetric sensual shapes inspired by the pearl itself. The best seller Elipse earpiece, is also renewed with grey pearls come fall, yum!
Pharrell Williams in Adidas, photo by Shadi Perez
Latest on the collaboration side, hot multitasking Pharrell Williams, has paired up with Adidas Originals and designed a collection launching this summer which certainly will satisfy the cool kids. As if the relaunch of the Stan Smith’s earlier this years and prospects with other like Kanye West, Raf Simons and Rick Owens, haven’t created enough buzz about the brand already, you’re on Adidas!
Having your very own custom made monogrammed Prada heels, oh yes please! If you can dig a little deep in your pocket, and will be around London on the 26′th 27′th this week, then the Prada store on Sloane Street is the place to head to. You’ll be available to choose from 9 different models, varying heel heights, and a number of colours on fabrics and soles.
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!