At long last, the much anticipated debut of Alexander Wang at Balenciaga has arrived! How did he fare? Refined and sculptural, per Cristobal Balenciaga’s aesthetic credo, got heeded by Wang. Full review ahead, plus a roundup to follow of what critics’ klatch had to say!
Talk about a crossover success story: Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen have segued with aplomb from adorable child star sister act to CFDA bait with a waitlisted $39,000 alligator backpack in their uberluxe line, The Row. But for chic wear-everywhere threads, itâ€™s all about their Elizabeth and James line, launched in 2007. Six extremely successful years later, the brandâ€™s future is fragrant! The twin titans filled The Daily in on the blockbuster contemporary line, from now to what’s next…
(NEW YORK) A New Shop, Watch Collection and Shoe Collaboration: All In A Dayâ€™s Work For Karl Lagerfeld [Telegraph UK]
Lagerfeld never tires of collaborations
Natalia Vodianova Designs Shoe Collection [Vogue UK]
The mod has teamed up with Russian retailer Centro to create a footwear collection
The Top 10 Words Used To Describe Alexander Wang: A Graph [Racked]
Alexander Wang’s first collection for Balenciaga debuts to a select group of editors and buyers in Paris
Fashion Feud Reality! Rachel Zoe â€˜Furiousâ€™ Bravo Airing Former Assistant Brad Goreskiâ€™s Show Right After Hers! [Radar]
Zoe is furious with Bravo executives over former employee, Brad Goreskiâ€˜s reality show
Thierry Muglerâ€™s Angel Perfume Celebrates 20 Years in the US: A Look Back at the Scent and the Fashion Behind It [Fashionista]
The scent of Mugler lives on
WHAT: Rovimoss Go X5 Clutch…WHY: Versatile much? Whether you’re an over-the-shoulder gal or the clutched tight underarm type, the Go X5 makes it work. Make that segue from office to cocktail hour completely effortless, thanks to a removable chain. Plus, the punchy tangerine and pink hues are infectiously poppy, even if you’re weathering rain-slicked pre-spring forecasts…AVAILABLE: $250, Rovimoss.com…
After four consecutive years of punctuating September’s NYFW circuit of Spring shows, Fashion’s Night Out is taking a breather this fall in the U.S. Instead of a one-night bonanza of celeb cameos, gratis cocktails, and general retail-centric pandemonium spilling out into the streets from SoHo to the UES, expect budgets to get allocated to events peppered throughout the year instead. The decision to put FNO on a hiatus was reached by Vogue, CFDA, and NYC & Co., all of whom sponsor the event.
(NEW YORK) Tilda Swinton Is Chanel’s Latest Muse [Telegraph UK]
The actress has been chosen as the face of Chanel’s pre-fall Paris-Edimbourg collection
Manolo Blahnik Open To High Street Collaboration [Vogue UK]
Could there be a lower-priced shoe collection in Blahnik’s future?
Designer Karen Walker To Collaborate With Uniqlo On Children’s Line [StyleCaster]
Walker is set to collaborate with Uniqlo on an 18-piece childrenâ€™s collection called KW2 by KAREN WALKER
Grimes Designs Capsule Collection of T-Shirts for Saint Laurent Paris [Fashionista]
Hedi Slimane taps Grimes after shooting her cover for Dazed and Confused
This Is The Stuff Of Dreams: ChloÃ© Unveils Its Greatest Hits Collection [Refinery29]
The Parisian fashion house launches ChloÃ© Ã‰dition Anniversaire
You may know him as the artsy, younger brother of the First Lady of Pop, and the author of the tell-all tome, Life With My Sister Madonna, but did you also know Christopher Ciccone is foraying into footwear? The Material Boy explains.
BY MARIA DENARDO
WHAT: Yosi Samra Erica Mint Two Tone T-Strap
WHY: We have a bone to pick with ballet flats that slide off our ankles and leave blisters in their wake. The result? Equal parts painful and unsightly! Cue Yosi Samra’s t-strap flats, which won’t slip off mid-stride. It’s about time you gave your heels a break anyways, non?…AVAILABLE: $77, YosiSamra.com…
Time for a NYFW encore, darlings! Because you simply canâ€™t get enough of our dish-filled Media Issue. Harperâ€™s Bazaar UKâ€™s new top chick is an old-school English journo with a twist of the Parisienne, A nimble wordsmith, she wrote the 2011 must-read, Chanel: Her Life, blogs for fun, sips tea by the bucket load, adores Diana V., and knows her fashion history cold. She wants to bring back long-form fiction and doesnâ€™t care how fat you are. Heed her siren call! BY SARAH HORNE GROSE