Ah, the end of New York Fashion Week, end of the endless free booze and unseen up-close clothes. No more running into Kelly Osbourne, or firsthand Kimye spottings, or Daily Back Rows, or crushing Echaus Latta energy drinks just to stay alive. Time to either move on to London or turn around, stay in NY and watch the next FW from home. But enough of those wistful kinds of blues. The blues that really matter are the ones that took the runway with true hue, along the spectrum from a light baby to a real royal.
Anna Wintour and co. will return to SoHo’s Skylight Studio on November 13 to crown this year’s winner of the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund.
Sure, actually camera bags come equipped with padded sections and hidden pockets, but is the average camera bag cool? No way. Thankfully, 9 designers like Proenza Schouler, Derek Lam and Lanvin stepped it up and took the photo tote to the next level of beautiful. Because while it’s the the photographs’ results that are important, it’s also imperative you look fly while shooting.
Yes Virginia — there is a Target and Neiman Marcus retail collaboration.
For Kohl’s new Design Nation program, the mass retailer is taking the high-low collaboration model to new places — literally — flying designers to a city of their choice to gain inspiration for their collection. Narciso Rodriguez and a team of Kohl’s executives kicked off the program with a trip to Istanbul earlier this year.
The Council of Fashion Designers of America has joined forces with the National Resources Defense Council on Clean by Design, a program seeking to significantly reduce the fashion industry’s environmental impact.
- Another Alexander Wang employee has jumped on the legal bandwagon, suing the designer for being subjected to sweatshop labor conditions. And I supposed if everyone jumped out of a burning factory after working a 90-hour week they would do that too. [NY Post]
- Noted…Brit dude Piers Morgan thinks Kate Moss is “a vile little creature,” it seems, because she kicks him every time she sees him. Some people are so sensitive. [Telegraph]
The skinny stiletto has gone on a long walk for the fall 2012 season, replaced by chunky heels with a more masculine edge. Boots fall in two lengths — ankle length or thigh-high, leaving the mid-calf field all but bare. And black, unsurprisingly is big, but burgundy is a strong color for the season as seen on the runways for Tommy Hilfiger, Alexander Wang, Derek Lam and Diane von Furstenberg, among others.
When Joan Goodman moved from NY to Hawaii back in the 70′s, she didn’t know that the best friend she made there would become the inspiration and namesake of her future jewelry company. Pono means: In Perfect Order, Beneficial, Necessary (among other meanings), and having had a Pono necklace for approximately one week, I can tell you it is all of those things. While Joan runs her family’s button manufacturer, Bobbi Trim, where Marc Jacobs, Derek Lam, Thakoon and Vera Wang all get their buttons, she’s put her brand and resources to work creating sustainable and beautiful baubles. With Italian resins, natural wood, shell and horns, she makes would-be heavy jewelry feel light as air.
The mix that makes up Derek Lam’s pre-fall 2012 collection is really quite bizarre in a silent way. A line up of low waisted pants, to a new blend of floor sweeping skirts. The colors that mostly consist of olive greens, mustard yellow, some red, blues, and some pretty solid prints, are a plate of borderline fall ready but not quite there sort of feel, which can be considered perfection for any fashion baby whose almost ready to take on the fall.
INDIE NEWSROOM: Fresh Prince Reunion…Derek Lam v Ivanka Trump, Round II…Brittany Murphy’s Cause of Death: Poisoning
- Now this is a story all about how..this happened. The majority of the cast from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, including Willow Smith‘s dad, reunited last week for cousin Hilary’s charity and some much-needed family time, although Geoffrey and the Aunt Vivs were sadly not present. [Huff Po]
INDIE NEWSROOM: Adam Lambert Arrested in Lovers’ Quarrel/ The Inevitable Kardashian Lawsuit/ Carine on Emmanuelle Alt: “Who?”
- Songstress/screamstress/tacky tranny extraordinaire Adam Lambert was arrested Thursday morning in Helsinki, Finland following a row with his trashbox boyfriend, Finnish Big Brother winner Sauli Koskinen. The gals got into it outside of the gay bar DTM — Don’t Tell Mama, naturally — and passersby who tried to intervene were subjected to a good ole face-clawing. [E!]