According to the Global Fashion Capital Index, NY and Paris are declared more fashionable and fashion friendly than London, based on stats from 2013. After two years on top of the list, London now has to handle over the crown back to NY, who’s closely followed by Paris, sorry London!
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.
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.
The former Balenciaga designer, Nicolas Ghesquière, is now finally confirmed as Louis Vuitton’s new creative director after Marc Jacobs recently stepped down after a 16-year long career at the LV mansion. Ghesquiere will present his debut collection in March, and after missing his work the past year, I know where I’ll be looking more closely come next fashion week.
Yesterday I joined Roger Vivier for the celebration of their brand new London boutique at Selfridges. To celebrate the launch of the new boutique Creative Director Bruno Frisoni has created a limited edition version of the classic Virgule “comma heel’, a punk’ish tartan printed beauty, exclusively at Selfridges, yummy!
Like many out there I find Coco Chanel almost obsessively fascinating, everything from her life story, controvercy, style and heritage. And I will certainly head over to London College of Fashion between 5th of September to November 16 to feed my curiosity a little more, where 5 portraits of Coco Chanel painted by Californian artist Marion Pike will be exhibited. The exhibition will explore the friendship between the artist and Coco, and alongside paintings, Chanel garments worn by the Pike will also be displayed.
Ok, so it is, Isabel Marant for H&M is confirmed the latest collaboration out there. Not really sure if I’m feeling much to be honest, it feels like we’ve seen Marant’ish stuff on the highstreet already, but you can be sure of a digital explosion worldwide of product images until the collection will launch 14th of November.
If you’re a fan like me of Topshop’s Unique line then you’re probably too will welcome the launch of Unique’s first pre-fall and resort collections. Personally I tend to like capsule collections more than the mains and judging by what I’ve seen it looks quite promising in this case too. The pre-fall 2013 collection which include silky tailored pieces and accessories (with a Celine’ish feel) lands in stores and online today.
Leandra in NY September 2012, wearing skirt by Ostwald Helgason and triobag by Celine.
A girl right up my street, who’s certainly gifted with a lovely attitude, style and writing skills, blogger Leandra Medine aka The Man Repeller, has written her first book. I will for sure lay my hands on it and expect nothing less than hilarious content. The book ‘Seeking Love. Finding Overalls.’ can be pre-ordered on Amazon, release date 10′th of September.
Nicolas Ghesquière by Alessandro Garofalo/indigitalteam.com via style.com
A little unexpected news are that one of my favourite designers, Nicolas Ghesquière, and Balenciaga are parting ways after 15 years with Nicolas at the helm of the iconic fashion house. According to WWD, the split is a joint decision on both parts and no further news on what’s next has been confirmed.
Joseph is one of my absolute favourite stores and brands in London and good news is that they will finally launch an e-comm any day now in October. The entire Joseph collection and a great selection of some of my favourite designers will be available for worldwide sales, yeah!
Luckily the Easter time is dry season for news but here are some interesting updates that caught my eye after days of being offline.
- One of my favorite reads Vogue.fr will finally launch an english version of their website, yeah for all us non-french-speaking people.
- After months of speculations Raf Simons is finally confirmed at Dior.
- Ok, perhaps not considered as news but at least interesting Marant fans, as Isabel Marant has created a replica of her father’s watch, for sales in Paris and NY stores this month.
Wow, Marni is the latest in the range of luxury fashion houses to collaborate with H&M, the collection, that will include pieces for both women and men, will launch 8th of March worldwide and online, and will consists of typical Marni fabrics and prints with a high street price tag, sounds and looks very promising indeed!
Image Interview Magazine
Yeah, latest news on Karl Lagerfeld, the man of many talents, who doesn’t seem to have much time for leisure, is that he will design a new range called ‘Karl’. The rock’n'roll-inspired line will include biker jackets, shirts and dresses in the range of £50-£390, in other words a more realistic price range for most of us than his usual designs, and you’ll find it exclusively on Net-a-Porter from January 25th. Go Karl!