>> Joe Zee Is Still at Elle — Apparently rumors were circulating at the end of the week that Elle creative director Joe Zee had left the magazine — which, if true, would have made for a sticky situation since he is supposed to be attending couture for the magazine next week — but rest assured, The Cut confirmed with the magazine that the rumors were just that — rumors. [The Cut Twitter]
Posts for July 2009
Before the couture shows begin on Monday we just can't help but pour over a few final Resort 2010 collections. Sonia Rykiel, designed by Sonia and her daughter, Nathalie, revealed a Resort 2010 collection featuring the fashion house's most iconic looks. Boyfriend blazers, slouchy lux trousers and quirky knitwear came together in such a way that every look was at once no-fuss and purposefully seductive. Our favorites, below.
New York based footwear and handbag company, Sigerson Morrison, recently launched their own online store. Simple, elegant and logical the site takes visitors through items either by category or by collection. Unfortunately, items are only displayed from one perspective, however, every color swatch has its own image--which somewhat makes up for it. The launch of Sigerson Morrison's online store coincides, fortunately, with their seasonal sale so many of the items are marked down.
>> The English-Speaking Coco Avant Chanel Trailer Is Out —We've seen the French trailer for Coco Avant Chanel, the silent trailer, and now finally there's an English-language trailer. There's still a few months before the movie hits theaters in limited released Sept. 25, so for now, this will have to suffice. [Elle]
Catwalk Queen has the photos of Pixie Geldof modeling Giles Deacon's 2010 Resort collection.
>> Donatella Versace's persona has been mimicked a number of times — most notably by Maya Rudolph on Saturday Night Live — but in the new issue of V#60, Sharif Hamza gives Donatella the model treatment. Valeria Dmitrienko pays tribute to the designer by donning long straight blonde locks, pouty lips, and of course, lots of Versace.
>> Roberto Cavalli to Debut Couture Next Week, Still On Track with Stake Deal —Roberto Cavalli is launching a couture service via a press conference on Monday, the first day of Fall 2009 Paris couture week. His recently opened Paris flagship contains a couture salon, and pieces from the debut line will be unveiled on models at Monday's event. As for the minority stake in his company Cavalli hoped to have finalized with investor Clessidra by the end of June, a Clessidra senior partner said he expects the deal to come to a conclusion by the end of the Summer: "It's a long love affair, we're working on it." [WWD, Reuters]
>> Giorgio Armani sticks with an idea when it works — the newest wave of Victoria and David Beckham's underwear ads, shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, are out today — and the same goes for his Cruise 2010 collection. He started exploring the eighties with a little Grace Jones influence in his Fall 2009 collection, and for resort he's taking the idea further with brightly-checked party dresses, polka dots, and a dash of sequins.
>> Pendleton for Opening Ceremony Lookbook Appears —Liberty of London has scored with a number of collaborations with retailers — including APC and Topshop — this season, and now another heritage label is jumping into the collabo game for the first time. To celebrate its 100th anniversary, Pendleton is lending its Navajo prints to Opening Ceremony for a capsule collection. The product appears in August — 15 men's pieces available in women's sizing, plus eight women's pieces, all in wool made in the US, and all available starting in August: Coutorture has a preview of the lookbook, styled by Alastair McKimm. [Coutorture]
The push toward fall is becoming increasingly hard to ignore as online retailers are beginning to sell out of coveted cold-weather merch. From a Topshop sequin blazer, to a Wang it-bag, to a four thousand dollar goat coat by Burberry--all signs are pointing to next season, not this one. We recommend following suit. Keep track of the inventory at your local stores and favorite online retailers from now through September--this is the time of year when big deliveries, filled with must-have pieces, are hitting shelves.