>> New York Fashion Week Tidbits: Rodarte, Alexander Wang Working with Nick Knight on Films, and more —Alexander Wang and Laura and Kate Mulleavy must have liked the video of Raquel Zimmermann writhing among snakes that Nick Knight produced for the backdrop of Alexander McQueen's Spring 2010 show: Knight is said to be working with both Wang and Rodarte on fashion films for their upcoming shows. Erin Wasson, meanwhile, is said to be inspired by Jimi Hendrix for her upcoming RVCA collection, and Cushnie et Ochs are collaborating with Albertus Swanepoel on hats for Fall 2010. [WWD, Nylon, W Magazine]
Posts for January 2010
Nick Knight's current projects include videos for two New York fashion shows—Rodarte and Alexander Wang.
Escada looks to expend into cosmetics, menswear and a children's line to help turn a profit in 2011.
Stylist Keegan Singh does not like rubber ducky necklaces, does like black rubber kimonos.
British high street retailer All Saints opened its first stand-alone U.S. stores in Miami and Los Angeles in 2009, and New York's Soho neighborhood is up next. Upon entering the 13,000 square-foot space on Broadway this spring, expect to find exposed brick walls, lots of ram skulls, vintage sewing machines, and a pretty perfect pair of sand-colored desert boots from the current collection. Images in the gallery below.
>> Givenchy started forty minutes late this evening, due in part to the delayed arrival of Riccardo Tisci favorite Ciara — the photographers booed her on her way in. Speaking of arrivals — muse Mariacarla Boscono wasn't able to make it, so fellow brand face Natalia Vodianova, fresh of her Etam lingerie collection presentation yesterday, filled in.
Lampshade hats fit atop some models's heads, while others donned ruffles and jewel tones galore. But the most unexpected trend emerging from the couture catwalk, courtesy of Chanel and now Givenchy: the bermuda short.
>> Yesterday in between couture shows, Anna Wintour, Carine Roitfeld, and Hamish Bowles sat down with French industry minister Christian Estrosi for a half hour meeting Wintour requested. She told Estrosi that France doesn't do enough to support fashion and encouraged more support for young designers.
"She's right," Estrosi admitted during a press conference afterwards — for which Wintour wasn't present. "Everyone knows the role Anna plays in making New York a great fashion capital. My objective was to benefit from her experience."