>> BLOWING THE COVER —i-D seems to be having a love affair with multiple covers — they did twelve for their March 2009 issue, and the same idea is in the works for the June 2009 issue. Already, six girls have been photographed for what happens to be the magazine's 300th issue, so expect "a blockbuster affair." The only clue on who the lucky ladies are? One is a "gorgeous American who has been MIA from the scene for few years now. You've caught a glimpse of her in Vogue Paris and on the Givenchy FW 09 runway." Jessica Miller, who walked Givenchy, appeared in Vogue Paris November 2008, and has been earmarked for a comeback, seems to fit the bill. [The Imagist]
Posts for April 20th 2009
British jewelry designer Lucy Hutchings launched her namesake label in the Fall of 2008. Over the past three seasons Hutchings has received critical acclaim in countless international magazines and landed credits alongside the likes of Matthew Williamson and Calvin Klein. Often inspired by the natural world Hutchings designs are powerful and hard-to-miss. Check out images of her 1950's B-movie inspired Fall 2009 collection in the gallery below.
Jelly sandals have reappeared on the summer sandal circuit--and from some of fashion's biggest names. Although it seems an obvious plea to offer editors/buyers/customers something under $150, we think they're a great addition to the season. Considering how quickly sandals wear through, it makes sense to have a few pairs at different price points.
Fashion's affair with leggings has been building for some seasons now and this Fall 2009, it was as if designers were giving it a final embrace. What inspired some designers to take the trend to an extreme? We think it was a matter of offering customers a little bang-for-buck since leggings and hosiery will retail for less. Whatever the reason we're sure we'll be seeing them in a magazine editorial or two, not to mention much less attractive versions on the high street.
Alber Elbaz's collection for Lanvin this season took place on a rain soaked catwalk under moody streetlamp lighting. His models, clad in 1940's silhouettes and gloved, heeled, and belted to perfection, appeared as though they were walking in Paris at night after a rainstorm. The collection might not have fit in with all of the 1980's optimism we saw this season, but it was about making women happy nonetheless. Check out our video of the show below, and, our photo gallery of each look.
Digital and abstract prints were a strong trend for the Spring and Fall 2009 seasons and we love the striking black and white options. We recommend pairing these prints with little makeup, sleek hair and a pop of color by way of either your shoes or handbag. When summer clothing starts to feel too flighty, a sharp look like this will balance things out.
The New York Times magazine announced that they will no longer publish fashion spreads, only T Magazine will.
Marc Jacobs is launching a line that features the work of artists with disabilities called Jacobs by Marc Jacobs.