>> After an 18-year hiatus from the pages of Vogue, Peter Lindbergh is back with a 14-page editorial in the magazine's July 2010 issue, featuring Natalia Vodianova and Ewan Macgregor. Grace Coddington, who along with Anna Wintour asked the photographer to come back, did styling honors. Lindbergh doesn't have a contract with the magazine, however, so it's unclear how often his work will grace Vogue's pages.
Posts for June 16th 2010
Karlie Kloss stars in the fall Acuascutum campaign along with Matt Benstead, Jacob Coupe, and Tristan Knights. Shot by Willy Vanderperre, the image will make a print debut in the July issue of L'Uomo Vogue.
Mr. Nils, Lars Nilsson's new men's label, might be over before it had a chance to begin. According to WWD, the company is defaulting on retail orders for fall.
Haider Ackermann prepares to show his first menswear collection as Pitt's guest designer.
Preen designers Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi would love to design children's clothing now that they have a little girl. The pair also recently created uniforms for London's Bungalow 8.
As we reported back in January, Diane von Furstenberg has launched a home furnishings collection. In a deal with Springs Global, von Furstenberg will produce tabletop, bedding, and bath items under the name DvF Home Collection. Von Furstenberg is hardly new to the interior design market, having designed household items in the '70s with Sears and more recently collaborated on a capsule collection with the Rug Comapny.
Lovers of Diane von Furstenberg's fashion line will no doubt be pleased with the designer's home decor aesthetic, as DvF plans to bring the same fun-loving, bright prints to her new project. "Instead of designing for the body, you are creating an environment. But it’s the same in terms of functionality and the need for it to be colorful, happy and harmonious," said the designer. Look for the new collection in stores early next year.
Not for the faint of heart (nor the gym-phobic), our favorite one-piece swimsuits this season come with daring cutouts that leave very little to the imagination. Sexier than the itsy bitsy bikini, you won't go unnoticed in these barely-there suits from Emilio Pucci, Missoni, Shay Todd, and Melissa Odabash.
Los Angeles-based, Columbian-born designer Juan Carlos Obando presented a collection of ten resort looks this week to international buyers and press. The resort line, which will sell exclusively at Barneys in the U.S., consists of “pieces that together look very formal, but taken apart can be much more casual,” explained Obando. Building on his theme of distressed, worked-over fabrics (we especially loved the dirt-covered, dust bowl fabrications from his spring 2010 collection), Obando's luxe fabrics are treated with dyes, sanding, and washing. The resort collection has the kind of transformative powers one needs to see in pieces priced $900 to $3,100.