Christopher Kane has officially joined the ranks of PPR elites: Stella McCartney, Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, and Gucci. The luxury conglomerate acquired a 51 percent stake in the British brand, following rumors of an investment that initially surfaced in November 2012.
WHAT: Sophia Webster Yayoi Patent-Leather and Suede Sandals…WHY: Girly-girl approved! Sophia Webster’s Daria slingbacks were inspired by the signature polka dots of Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. That kid-in-a-candy-store effect is kind of inevitable with this punchy pair, so why not bring out your feminine side with a palette of shiny canary yellow, tangerine, and bubblegum pink. Perhaps you should pass on the matching tutu with this outfit…AVAILABLE: $635, Net-A-Porter.com…
Enough about Anna! In her decade-long reign atop the German media scene, Vogue editrix Christiane Arp has proven herself an able diplomat, engaging muse, and cerebral fashion soothsayer. The Daily sat down with BFWâ€™s benign dictator to find out what fuels herâ€”and the one thing that could make her abdicate. BY EDDIE ROCHE
(NEW YORK) QuvenzhanÃ© Wallis Chats With Andre Leon Talley About Fashion And Busts A Move To Rihanna (VIDEO) [Huffington Post]
The Vogue editor-at-large interviews the youngest Oscar nom
Prada’s Latest Offering? A House, Of Course [Refinery29]
Prada’s unveils both fashion and furniture at their fall ’13 menswear show
H&M Sign Partnership With Tennis Star Tomas Berdych [Telegraph UK]
The Czech tennis player will act as a brand ambassador and co-design H&M’s first ever line of tennis wear
Valentino To Open First Menswear Stores [Vogue UK] T
The brand expands its men’s business
Ferragamo To Raise Prices In Europe [Financial Times]
Raising prices for luxury goods has become a key issue for industry executives in the luxury market
WHAT: Sir Alistair Rai Big Sun Om Scarf…WHY: Om! Tie it all together with a city style staple; the scarf. It not only protects from winter chills but adds a bit of pep to that standard NYC chicette uniform of gradations of noir. Bonus for any yoginis out there: the Big Sun Om cashmere scarf can function as a common thread between your Bikram gear and work attire. Versatility can be synonymous with irresistibility, non?…AVAILABLE: $145, ShopLatitude.com…
The 70th annual Golden Globes was a particularly boozy one, with some actors forgetting exactly what award they were presenting (ahem, Salma Hayek) and others butchering the name of the designer they were wearing (Kevin Dior, anyone?). But amidst the mayhem, many of the celebrities shined in their designer duds, and of course, others didnâ€™t quite hit the mark. Hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were dead-on with their comedy, and seemed to choose comfort on the red carpert–Poehler in a Stella McCartney black tuxedo number with cropped pants and Fey in a calf-length Lâ€™Wren Scott strapless dress with black lace. Then there was comedienne Lena Dunham, dressed in an eggplant off-the-shoulder Zac Posen gown, whose labored trek to the stage was a tad awkward. As Dunham candidly put it, â€œMy stylist keeps telling me to pull the dress down and then shove it to the left. For some reason my breasts have a tendency to sort of shove my dress to the right and I have to fight it back to the left.â€ Noted.
Uncork the vino! The 2013 Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation winners have been revealed, and we’re guessing some serious rounds of libations are in order. Tome, the NYC-based brainchild of stylist Ryan Lobo and former Derek Lam design director Ramon Martin, took home top honors for women’s design while Ian Velardi, purveyor of neo-Americano menswear, scooped up best men’s design. Meanwhile, Cornell-educated Susan Woo scored kudos for sustainable design, and Deborah Pagani, known for her deco-rock baubles, secured the win for accessories design. Each winner will receive a $25,000 grant to use towards a New York Fashion Week presentation in February.
The Swatch Group got hitched today to Harry Winston, plucking up the Ã¼ber luxe bauble purveyor for $750 million, pending regulatory approval on the deal. The Swiss firm, perhaps best known for its affordable, colorful watch selection, was purportedly willing to dole out up to $1 billion for the purchase. Swatch will now helm Harry Winston’s jewelry and watches business, an outfit comprised of a Geneva production company and 535 employees, as well as up to $250 million in net debt.
(NEW YORK) FIRST LOOK: Lancome and Alber Elbaz Collaborate [ELLE UK]
The Lanvin designer unveils his first foray into cosmetics
Belgium Investigates LVMH [NY Times]
Federal prosecutors in Brussels have opened an investigation into the Belgian financial activities of LVMH
Matthew Williamson Teams Up with Ballantyne [Fashion Monitor]
The designer has announced the launch of a capsule collection with the luxury knitwear brand
Location Of Initial Missoni Plane Disappearance Found? [Vogue UK]
One step closer in the hunt to find Missoni
Ossie Clark London [Ossie Clark London]
The Swinging London brand makes its online debut with collection to come January 22
WHAT: Rolando Santana Leandra Jacket…WHY: You’ll be anything but moody and, well, blue, draped in a this richly hued silk number. The chic topper is ruffled to perfection and trimmed with sleek silver zippers. Biker babes are meant to be tough, resilient, and, in Rolando Santana’s world, quite fashionable. Time to rev those engines up…AVAILABLE: $1,395, ShopRolandoSantana.com…