>> THE MODELIZER —Iekeliene Stange had a stalker at New York Fashion Week: "After the 3.1 Phillip Lim show . . . [Iekeliene] was mobbed by sweaty paparazzi, Japanese tourists, and this older guy who had a Ziploc bag of photos of her with hand-drawn hearts around her. He was hyperventilating and giggling to himself calling her 'my angel.' Yikes!" [Refinery29]
Posts for September 17th 2008
>> Last Tuesday evening, Anna Wintour co-hosted Runway to Change, a fundraiser for Barack Obama that involved designers from Alexander Wang to Marc Jacobs contributing Obama-logoed tote bags, scarves, tees and the like to the cause.
It's too soon to tell whether the event was a success — but Andre Leon Talley did proudly tote his Obama 08 Love Bag by Diane von Furstenberg around Fashion Week last week. Now, back to Anna: She gave a speech at the event! Blogger Shannon Nelson was there to video the momentous event — until she was told to turn the camera off, that is . . .
>> THE MODELIZER —Lily Cole did her first major lingerie cover for lad mag Arena last May, and she's doing another lad mag cover for October 2008 — wearing even less. Look for the flame-haired model on the front of Playboy France, holding a teddy bear and wearing nothing but a pair of white socks. Inside, there's a 14-page spread inspired by Serge Gainsbourg's Histoire de Melody Nelson album. [Telegraph]
Air New Zealand Fashion Week 2008 Twentysevennames Images by Phil Walter
As much as we tire of saying it, times are hard what with major investment banks going bankrupt and all, so its really not a surprise that so many designers are feeling a little blue about the future. Either that or all the textile mills had a surplus of the stuff and on down the chain of production it went. Either way deep blue from sky to sea were seen on the runways of Badgley Mischka, Reem Acra, Marc Jacobs, Doo.Ri, Rodarte, Iodice, Ports 1961, Carlos Campos, Y3, Alexander Wang, Catherine Holstein, Vanexiana, Alice McCall, and Michael Angel
>> It's easy to put together a sheer skirt or two — but when you knit them, it's a whole different story. For her third runway collection, that's just what Louise Goldin did — she knits everything, even high-tech yarns like monofilaments and fiber optics. With that techie inclination in mind, it's no surprise that her Spring 2009 collection veered to the futuristic and was the result of hours spent in scientific libraries.
Once you have exhausted bags as status items shoes await you in all their glory, as we were reminded by the sheer variety of brands and styles on display at Sole Commerce. If Spring 2009 can offer one thing to the shoe buyer its "anything," and no we don't mean to be glib. Oh! Deer, Farylrobin, Tom's Shoes, Aquatalia, Chi Mihara, United Nude, Terra Plana, and Naughty Monkey were just some of the brands that caught our wandering eye.