David Koma's monochrome, futuristic and geometric collections he regularly shows at London Fashion Week are pop-star favorites. You've seen his looks on the likes of Rihanna, Beyoncé, Kylie Minogue and Cheryl Cole. And now you'll get the chance to own a David Koma as well, David Koma For Topshop that is.
The David Koma for Topshop capsule collection is comprised of five pieces. At the count of only thirty of each piece, this is probably one of the most limited-edition and expensive collections Topshop produced so far. As Koma's designs are highly structural and involve metal piping details the pieces come at a high price. The cheapest David Koma For Topshop item you can get is the belt with metal-tubes detail ...
As the fashion film trend continues, a new short film by Rodarte's Kate and Laura Mulleavy and the director Todd Cole is in the works. "The Curve of Forgotten Things" - called the film, starring the young actress Elle Fanning and featuring, of course, Rodarte Spring 2011 collection looks.
"It’s inspired by Northern California, and the Seventies," tells Cole to WWD and it is of course what the Mulleavy sisters said of their Spring 2011 collection. He continues, "it’s about this girl who exists in this strange place outside of time. She’s digging up things from the land and the past, and she offers them to the sun."
Interestingly enough, "The Curve of Forgotten Things" will exclusively debut on LVMH's ...
Yves Saint Laurent's Belle D'Opium fragrance ad featuring the sultry French actress Melanie Thierry as Belle engaging in an ecstatic dance was banned in the UK.
Why, you ask? Apparently, UK's Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) thought that "Belle running her finger down her inner arm could be seen to simulate the injection of opiates into the body". The ASA continue, "We were also concerned that following that scene, Belle was shown moving in a series of short, rapid scenes, before the ad concluded with her body seizing upwards while lying on the floor, an action we considered could be seen to simulate the effect of drugs on the body."
Akram Khan, the choreographer who developed the moves, strongly disagrees. Specifically, the finger ...
H&M finally hopped on the sustainability and organics trend and created what is dubbed the Conscious Collection. Fast fashion in itself is not a good thing for the environment - it creates tremendous waste and garbage - so when a fast fashion company attempts to undo some of that I welcome it.
Last month, H&M did some recycling with their mini-collection of pieces made of Lanvin For H&M scraps, but it wasn't nearly as cute as the Conscious Collection white minimalist and romantic dresses, tops and skirts.
Playing into the white minimalist New York Spring 2011 runway trend, Conscious Collection offers pieces in light neutral colors, draped or embroidered with Broderie Anglaise or embellished with frills or romantic lace. All made ...
This was bound to happen sooner or later. I suppose it happened sooner - Hermès filed a lawsuit against the small accessories company, Thursday Friday, who are responsible for selling that Hermès Birkin Bag canvas tote. Thursday Friday - the lawsuit papers that WWD dug up say - seeked to "take unfair advantage of the fame and reputation of the Birkin Bag."
The Birkin Bag canvas tote was immediate viral hit when it quietly launched last year. At $35 a tote, you needed to be on a few months waiting list to get one.
While huge company vs. little guy narrative comes to mind, one mustn't forget that Hermès are indeed the ones in the right here. The Birkin Bag is ...
Christopher Kane was announced as the winner of the 2011 BFC/Vogue Fashion Fund Award. Along with British Vogue's Alexandra Shulman, the British Fashion Council awarded Kane with £200,000 (little over $300,000) to help him further develop his business. Not that his business was suffering - Kane's last Spring 2011 signature collection was widely successful and much talked about and his space print dresses and shirts from a few seasons ago are still high in demand. He is also the head designer for Donatela Versace's Versus label and quite successful at that as well.
Other 2011 BFC/Vogue Fashion Fund award hopefuls were Richard Nicoll, Charlotte Olympia, Nicholas Kirkwood, Jonathan Saunders, Peter Pilotto, E Tautz and Osman Yousefzada, all of whom Christopher ...
Fashion Around The Web: Kruger In Chanel Spring 2011 Couture, Lady Gaga For M.A.C, Sofia Coppola, Rag & Bone
Diane Kruger is the first to rock a Chanel Spring 2011 Haute Couture look [Red Carpet Fashion Awards]
The ever evolving style of Sofia Coppola [HuffingtonPost Style]
Sasha Pivovarova stars in Rag & Bone Spring 2011 campaign and it's too American Apparel if you ask me [Style]
The-Coveted vs. TheCoveted. Now lawyers are involved [Fashionista]
I suppose having a huge light flare covering Lady Gaga's face in the new M.A.C ads kind of helps [Temptalia]
After walking countless Spring 2011 Ready-to-wear Fashion Week shows around the world, Lindsey Wixson took Spring 2011 Haute Couture Paris Fashion Week by storm as well. Walking one show everyday out of the total three days of Haute Couture, the 16 year old was definitely a star. You couldn't miss that signature pout under the heavy couture styling even if you tried.
This Haute Couture season, Lindsey Wixson walked Spring 2011 runways of Christian Dior, Chanel and Jean Paul Gaultier.
Manolo Blahnik teamed up with Rosa Tous to create jewelry in the shape of his most icon shoes. The two met at a luncheon in Madrid last year and chemistry was there from the start. "I love Tous because I feel we have many things in common," said Blahnik, "We are family-runned businesses, we share Spanish roots and we are both keen on surprising and innovating."
The first piece of the Manolo Blahnik For Tous collaboration will be Blahnik's iconic Campari Mary jane pump turned into a pendant made of gold with a diamond for a button.
Manolo Blahnik For Tous will first launch exclusively in over 300 Tous boutiques worldwide in March and later will be available in Manolo Blahnik botiques ...
It was last year when Roger Vivier artistic director Bruno Frisoni decided to stop the label's couture line. "When I showed couture in January, I was thinking it was something that wasn’t me anymore. I thought the time had passed," he said at the time.
Bruno Frisoni maybe doesn't produce couture looks for Roger Vivier anymore, but he hasn't stopped creating. A new Roger Vivier limited-edition accessories line titled Rendez-Vous was born. Consisting of luxurious handmade shoes and clutches, Rendez-Vous items are produced in quantities of 10-20 of each. We are essentially talking about haute couture accessories here.
Meeting with Telegraph's Hilary Alexander, Frisoni explained that the new Rendez-Vous collection is about "Marlene Dietrich-meets-punk" - a sort of hard-edge sophistication.
Rendez-Vous will ...