December 17, 2014

Industry rumours…

Hedi Slimane-Vanityfair.com photoHedi Slimane, Vanityfair.com

Little causes as much speculations and rumours in the fashion sphere as when designers are leaving their post in iconic houses, voluntarily or not. Last week the Kering group announced the departure in February of Patrizio di Marco, Gucci’s chief executive, and Frida Giannini, its creative director, after 10 years at the helmet. The rumoured list of successors has since taken of, Riccardo Tisci, Joseph Altuzarra, Peter Dundas, Stefano Pilati, Thomas Maier, Maria Grazia Chiuri, and the latest contender in the loop, Hedi Slimane. How about Tom Ford, did I say that?

December 2, 2014

Chanel’s Reincarnation by Karl Lagerfeld

Who minds a fashion injection in December, and a compote of Pharrell Williams, Chanel and Cara Delevingne, directed by Karl Lagerfeld is as great as it sounds. The almost 8 min short film ‘Reincarnation’ celebrates the origin of the Chanel jacket, inspired by a lift attendant (Pharrell) working in a hotel near Salzburg, enjoy!!!

June 10, 2014

Lanvin Resort 2015

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With Resort 2015 season full ongoing there’s plenty of inspiration on the plate. A personal favourite of mine so far is Lanvin, beautiful pieces and great styling, going into my folder yes!

May 30, 2014

Giambattista Valli’s Giamba

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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.”

May 15, 2014

Vika Gazinskaya & Other Stories

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Russian designer Vika Gazinskaya has paired up with highstreet & Other Stories for a capsule collection consisting of beautiful summery pieces, which have Gazinskaya’s stamp and aesthetique all over them, and for a an affordable penny. This trench above for instance…

May 8, 2014

Christian Dior Resort 2015

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Resort 2015 season has kicked off in NY and I’m feeling inspired and dreaming about these fantastic classy, black, sleek and draped looks by Raf Simmons for Dior, note the shoes, yum!

April 28, 2014

BoF Careers

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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.

February 5, 2014

Sorry London

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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!

February 1, 2014

H&M Design Award

Eddy Anemian-Photo by Hedvig Opshaug

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.

January 11, 2014

Nike + Riccardo Tisci

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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.

December 31, 2013

Phoebe Philo awarded an OBE

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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.

November 4, 2013

Nicolas Ghesquière + Louis Vuitton

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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.

October 16, 2013

Virgule Punk

Roger Vivier-Tartan Comma Shoe-Photo by Hedvig Opshaug

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!

August 7, 2013

Coco Chanel by Pike

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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.

June 11, 2013

Isabel Marant + H&M

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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.