It’s hard for a hardened fashionite to admit love to a single publication, being that there are sooo many options, and no mere mortal has the time, or the bank account, to purchase and privy all the amazing editorials produced each month in lesser known titles like Acne Paper or Purple Mag, which is why it’s refreshing for me to be able to admit that Harper’s is my hands down, favorite big box, kind of the equivalent of Walmart to Dazed & Confused‘s mom & pop, fashion glossy.
The fashion world was shocked when Nicolas Ghesquière announced that he would be leaving his position as Creative Director of Balenciaga. Immediately setting the rumor mill into gear, Christopher Kane was a name that was thrown into the mix to fill in Ghesquière’s shoes, but the Scottish designer has officially denied the rumors.
One month after Nicolas Ghesquière debuted one of the best shows of the spring season, PPR announced that Balenciaga and their creative director have decided to “end their working relationship“. Taking the fashion industry by surprise, what will result in the aftermath?
In this edition of Red Carpet Report Card, I’m grading Hailee Steinfeld on her Mary Katrantzou Spring 2012 look worn to ELLE Magazine and Sundance Channel’s All on the Line with Joe Zee celebration at Soho House in Los Angeles. See how she looked after the jump.
On the coattails of last year’s Mary Katrantzou x Topshop collection, the up-and-coming British designer is releasing another collaboration with Current Elliot.
It’s really a great year to be British. The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. The 2012 London Olympics. Kate Middleton generally shutting it down everywhere. Add to that Britain Creates, a briliant collaboration between some of the country’s top fashion designers and visual artists.
13-year-old vocal powerhouse — and Sir Elton John protegee – Tallia Storm is our new favorite style icon. From high street to Chanel, she has been turning heads with her quirky sense of style. Read more about her style and hear her booming voice after the jump.
Well, you can’t win ‘em all. Sarah Burton‘s wedding dress for the Duchess of Cambridge and Alexander McQueen‘s Savage Beauty exhibit had to take a backseat at the 2012 Design of the Year Awards as The Olympic Torch burned down the competition to take home the top prize.
A tight pack of British fashion designers and contemporary artists have paired off at the British Fashion Council’s discretion, to create eight installations for the London 2012 Festival. Backed by the BFC and Bazaar Fashion Arts Foundation, the event is set to raise funds for art and design scholarships. There are 16 creative minds already at work on the projects: Giles Deacon and Jeremy Deller, Hussein Chalayan and Gavin Turk, Jonathan Saunders and Jess Flood-Paddock, Mary Katrantzou and Mark Titchner, Matthew Williamson and Mat Collishaw, Nicholas Kirkwood and Simon Periton, Paul Smith and Charming Baker, Peter Pilotto and Francis Upritchard, and Stephen Jones and Cerith Wyn Evans. Flip through the gallery to see how the pairs’ styles compare.
As London Fashion Week came to a close, we were on the lookout for all the Fall 2012 beauty trends from our English-speaking friends across the pond. And it looks like Amy Winehouse‘s influence doesn’t solely lie with Jean Paul Gaultier‘s Spring 2012 haute couture collection. The cat eye is everywhere in all different shapes and sizes, making it a definite trend for fall. Click to see our wingtip gallery after the jump.
Mary Katrantzou is currently flying high. Her wild, colorful prints have made their way to fast fashion in her collaboration with Topshop. She just debuted her Fall 2012 collection at London Fashion Week, and the British designer’s sensational prints are causing a seriously intriguing eye trip among critics. Inspired by fashion superstar Antony Price, famous for dressing Roxy Music, her dramatic silhouettes went from the peplum and hourglass to corsets and godet skirts, the latter extremely difficult to print on in a uniform manner. We always love Katrantzou’s eye twirling collections, and this is no exception. See the gallery after the jump.
Twice a year, we at FashionIndie raid, ransack and rape our closets in an effort to put together a compelling look that will have all other fashionistas wishing they had stayed the eff home. In September, the last vestiges of summer make it slightly easier to turn it proverbially out, but February usually requires a lot of layering and the outfit often has to be cruelly covered up to stave off the ravages of winter. This New York Fashion Week, however, the winter has been suspiciously mild. Temperatures have barely dipped below freezing and nary a snow flake has dropped in weeks. So let’s just ignore our impending doom thanks to the totally buzz-killing reality of global warming and instead focus on what matters: dressing for the Tents. Here are 10 staples — 5 for the guys and 5 for the gals, but feel free to mix and match since we actively don’t subscribe to gender constructs — for NYFW.
Scottish-born designer Jonathan Saunders beat out eight other designers including Mary Katrantzou, Marios Schwab and Nicholas Kirkwood to take home the British Fashion Council/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund award.
Henry Holland, Mary Katrantzou, Louise Gray and James Long got a little help from their friends over at the British Fashion Council. The four were crowned the winners of the BFC’s 2012 Fashion Forward initiative, the Brit equivalent of the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Award. Along with business support from the Council, the winners also get some much-needed cash to help in showing their latest collections.