Scoop of the sparkly variety! Swarovski exclusively shared with The Daily the next crop of Collective contenders: Prabal Gurung, Rodarte, SUNO, Band of Outsiders, and Creatures of the Wind. The designers follow in the footsteps of the likes of Alexander McQueen and Isabella Blow, who were the first to participate in Nadja Swarovski’s program, the Swarovski Collective. The program has been supporting emerging designers’ collections since 1999. Each season, the brand lends its crystals to fashion creatives to use in their collections.
Business is booming for Christopher Burch. Yesterday it was announced that colossal hedge fund Fidelty took a $35 million stake in the company, valuing C. Wonder at $350 million. That’s quite a feat for a company that’s only been around since Burch opened his first retail store in New York’s Soho nabe in October of 2011. With the massive deal settled, the brand is planning a mega-expansion: By 2014, Burch plans to open between 50 and 100 retail stores, including international operations in Germany, Dubai, and Japan. The end goal is to amass 110 stores in the U.S., which would be part of a global portfolio of up to 350 retail spots.
(NEW YORK) Victoriaâ€™s Secret Angel Alessandra Ambrosio To Launch Lifestyle Brand [Telegraph UK]
The mod is set to helm her own lifestyle empire, AlÃ©.
AndrÃ© Leon Talley To Host Own Television Show [Vogue UK]
The US Vogue contributing editor is coming to a small screen near you
Allison Williams Nabs Her First Beauty Campaign [Styleite]
The Girls’ star signs on as Simple Skincare’s newest spokeswoman
Reed Krakoff Turns Precious (Stones) Into Punk In This New Jewelry Line [Refinery29]
The designer is launching a new jewelry line called Punk Glass
Florence Welch Launches Jewelry Collection On Flotique, Makes Us Squee With Joy [Huffington Post]
The singer has released a jewelry collection inspired by her album “Ceremonials”
In the midst of his super secretive gig with Oscar de la Renta, John Galliano exited a Paris courtoom today with another small victory towards his road to redemption. The news? The French Labor Relations Court ruled that they were qualified to hear the designer’s side of the story, which is bound to come out in his $15 million lawsuit against his former employer Christian Dior and namesake label John Galliano. This is just the first step in what will undoubtedly be a long battle. Galliano’s lawyer, Chantal Giraud-Gaver, said it could take years due to a back-up of cases at the court.
WHAT: MSGM Yellow White Graphic Silk Sleeveless Top…WHY: Why choose between florals and checks when you can have both? The graphic print on this MSGM sleeveless number is sure to add a pop of light to winter’s most unforgivably chilly days. Plus! The pattern harkens to the sunny checkerboard action on Vuitton’s Spring ’13 runways. Infectiously cheery, non? Perky smile not included, but probably inevitable…AVAILABLE: $268.13, My-Wardrobe.com…
As Anne Fulenwider approaches the five-month mark as EIC of Marie Claire, she’s made a masthead additions: Laura Ferrara has been named fashion editor-at-large and Jennifer Goldstein joins as executive beauty and health editor. Ferrara comes to MC with a strong track record as a freelance fashion ed, plus a history at another Hearst glossy, Harper’s Bazaar. Circa Liz Tilberis’ era helming Bazaar, Ferrera served as fashion editor at the title. Styling credits for the mag’s new editor-at-large include Vogue, Teen Vogue, InStyle, and erstwhile Conde title, Jane.
Michael Kors is leading the pack in what will likely be the new downtown fashion mecca. Today it was announced that the designer will be opening a 1,700-square-foot retail space at Brookfield Place, formerly The World Financial Center. The news comes on the heels of Kors’ recent announcement of the impending opening of a 17,000-square-foot retail opening in Soho, the brand’s largest store in the world.
Oscar de la Renta is expanding his empire with a lower-priced capsule for Net-A-Porter’s sister site, The Outnet. The 24-piece offering will retail for a fraction of the cost of the designer’s core collection, maxing out at $1,295 for a coral silk faille trapeze gown. And there’s more where that came from. The collection will feature 11 dresses in total, ranging from a classic ladies-who-lunch shift dress to a candy-colored floral frock–all crafted from patterns and fabrics of seasons past. Oscar de la Renta for The Outnet is slated to debut on February 26th with Olivia Palermo as the face of the collection. Previously, The Outnet has collaborated with Alexander McQueen, Anna Sui, and Erdem.
(NEW YORK) The Raf Simons Effect Sees Dior Haute Couture Sales Rise 24 Percent [Telegraph UK]
Raf Simons flip turns Dior’s finances from a tumultuous 2011
Oscar De La Renta Collaborates With The Outnet [Vogue UK]
The brand will create an exclusive 24-piece collection, due to launch on February 24
Not Just A Magazine: Vogue Strikes A Deal [Independent UK]
Vogue to bring back the Vogue Festival
Etailer Very To Launch Collection With Glamour Magazine [Drapers Online]
Very.co.uk has created a capsule collection partnership with Glamour
Lulu Guinness Red Nose Bags [Fashion United UK]
The British accessories designer has teamed up with Sainsburyâ€™s to celebrate Red Nose Day
Catherine Piercy, formerly beauty writer at Vogue, has been named online beauty director at the publication…Jenna Gottlieb, formerly associate editor at Lucky, has been named features editor at the publication…Annie Tomlin, formerly beauty director at PopSugar, has been named beauty director at Refinery29…