Posts for April 24th 2009
Print designer Mary Katrantzou's Fall 2009 collection took inspiration from vintage perfume bottles and packed quite a graphic punch. This was Katrantzou's first collection flying solo at London Fashion Week and she took it as an opportunity to move beyond the shift dress silhouette and into more diverse terrain. Katrantzou's pieces are often printed with giant necklaces and this season she created actual jewelry as part of her collection--the results of which were visually fantastic. Check out Katrantzou's standout Fall 2009 collection in the gallery below.
Given the lag in consumer spending this season and the reputation for some big-time collaborations to fall short, some were wondering whether the New York arrival of Matthew Williamson for H&M would be a success. Despite a smaller than expected turn out, a representative for H&M told WWD that half of the garments sold out within eleven minutes of opening. Wonder how that could have happened? Check out the video clip above to see those racks pillaged in the name of fast fashion.
Riccardo Tisci's Fall 2009 collection for Givenchy makes reference to the 1930's and 40's and to Schiaparelli... As for accessories, the Fall 2009 offering includes the usual blend of statement-making and traditional pieces--the former of which we should expect to see on editors and models come Fashion Week and the latter of which will continue to please the more classical Givenchy aficionados. Check out our favorites from both categories in the gallery below.
Given the sheer quantity of sequined clothing that hit shelves last season we're surprised anyone can stomach the look anymore. Leave it to Miuccia Prada to re-imagine the trend so that it sticks around for another year. Her nude and black embroidered sequin looks as part of the Miu Miu Fall 2009 collection looked elegant and, relatively speaking, minimal. Topshop--ever so savvy with interpreting the newest collections without crossing the intellectual property line--has appropriated the look months ahead of the game.
Publishers are looking at new consumer studies for leeway when selling September issue ads.
An art collector is suing Louis Vuitton for fraud over a Murakami print.
Kate Moss is said to be wearing a custom Stephen Jones turban to the Met gala.