Whitewashed runways: certainly not a new hot-button topic It’s about as new as the ongoing debate about models and their (too-slight) weights. But a recent roundup by BuzzFeed contributor James Lim with five top casting directors about the lack of diversity on this seasons runways has everyone buzzing. Without further ado, we’ve broken down the oh so dishy highlights on this haute issue…
Nanette Lepore just struck a home run. The designer inked a deal with Peking Handicraft Inc., an international manufacturer and wholesaler specializing in household textiles and accessories, for a homeware collection inspired by the cheery colors and signature prints of her ready-to-wear line. The new collection, dubbed Nanette Lepore Villa, will feature a wide range of vibrant accoutrements including decorative pillows, kitchenware, rugs, and an assortment of bedding from sheets, coverlets, and shams to bedskirts, comforters, and duvets. Bedding is priced between $249 and $299; home gifts are priced between $100 to $270. Nanette Lepore Villa will debut for Fall 2013 and will be sold at select department stores, specialty boutiques and catalogues, and on NanetteLepore.com.
Miami Fashion Week celebrates its 15th anniversary this year by honoring Carlos Miele with the International Designer of the Year award tonight. With a fan club that includes Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce, and Rihanna, how could they be wrong? Suzy Menkes once dubbed him the â€œmaster of the delicate craft and intricate detail,â€ and tonight he’s finally showing his eagerly anticipated Fall collection at the Miami Convention Center after sitting out NYFW. The Daily got the scoop on his new collection and why he decided to show in Miami. Hint: It’s a a pretty obvious answer!
(NEW YORK) Robert Pattinson Dior Rumours Gather Pace [Telegraph UK]
Will the next Dior menswear campaign star Robert Pattinson?
Dianaâ€™s Dresses Fetch Over Â£800,000 [Vogue UK]
Ten dresses fetched over Â£800,000 at a Kerry Taylor auction in London yesterday
90 Nominees, 1 Awesome Exhibition, Endless Inspiration â€” You’re Welcome [Refinery29]
Londonâ€™s Design Museum celebrates the sixth annual Designs of the Year awards
Distrupting Design With Fab [Fab]
Fab.com is coming to Milan for its Disrupt Design initiative
Is John Galliano Going to Teach at Parsons? [Fashionista]
More scholarly Galliano rumors are abuzz
Last week, the New Museum was transformed into a late-night party hub by a band of downtown scenesters (and one red-faced fire marshal manning the at-capacity soiree) for the Issue 2 launch of Document Journal, co-hosted by Y-3, Anestasia Vodka, and Bjarne Melgaard. The bi-annual arts, style, and culture glossy, which debuted in September during New York Fashion Week, already boasts a readership of 60,000 worldwide, not to mention a contributor list which includes the likes of Rick Owens, ChloÃ« Sevigny, Francesco Vezzoli, Maripol, Jeff Burton, and even Glenn O’Brien. We checked in with Document co-founders Nick Vogelson (formerly creative director at Out) and fashion editor/stylist James Valeri to see what the buzz is all about.
Having stepped on board at Bergdorf Goodman in May of last year, president Joshua Schulman, formerly CEO of Jimmy Choo and executive vice president of the Gucci Group, is already orchestrating grand plans for the 111-year-old luxury retailer and Fifth Avenue landmark. A whopping 40 projects are underway to revitalize the store, which will involve plenty of construction. However, the revamps to the 150,000-square-foot women’s space and the 40,000 square foot men’s space focus on major interiors overhauls more than expanded square footage.
Last week, Steven Alan added another Franklin Street outpost to the mix, in the form of his first-ever housewares foray. Chic living alert! We bumped into the designer and downtown retail denizen at this morning’s lovely Cafe Cluny presentation for handbag designer Clare Vivier, whose punchy, sometimes stripe-festooned leather carryalls have been stocked in Alan’s stores since soon after Vivier launched. Alan filled us in on his shelter-centric addition, plus the quirky cookery apparatuses that’ve tickled his fancy lately, and more…
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(NEW YORK) Karl Lagerfeld Turns Director As Keira Knightley Plays Coco Chanel [Telegraph UK]
Lagerfeld is set to direct a short film starring Keira Knightley as Coco Chanel
H&M Launches New Conscious Partywear Collection [Vogue UK]
H&M launches an extension on their existing successful Conscious collection
Topshop & PETA Join Forces, Make Us Really Think About Ethical Fashion [Refinery29]
The duo are collaborating to fight against the slaughter of exotic animals
Is Karl Lagerfeld Cramping Cara Delevingneâ€™s Cover Style? [Styleite]
Karl Lagerfeld and Cara Delevingne pose for the cover of Melissa’s in-house magazine, Plastic Dreams
3.1 Phillip Lim’s 31 Hour Bag Film is Basically Handbag Porn [Racked]
Lim tests your handbag willpower with the latest fashion film
WHAT: Philip Crangi + JewelMint Multi Spear Collar…WHY: Sound the horns! For their first Studio Series collaboration, JewelMint has collaborated with Philip Crangi on a limited-edition collection. Tapping into the feel of pirate’s treasure, Crangi has created an oxidized brass plated chain necklace featuring horn accents. The roughed-up collar is rather akin to a treasure snagged from the depths of the sea, non?…AVAILABLE: $59.98, JewelMint.com…