>> When it comes to putting together a knock-out collection, it's the little extras that make all the difference. Since it can be tough to spot all the details in a sea of well-styled lookbooks, we've rounded up the best sunnies, jewels, belts, hats, and gloves that graced the Resort 2012 runways. Gemstone-dotted bangles from Vionnet, candy-colored sunnies by Jason Wu, a bejeweled Peter Pan collar from Chanel . . . click through to see all these, and more.
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>> Newcomer Anthony Vaccarello, the 31-year-old Paris-based Belgian designer who just presented his first show in March during Paris Fashion Week, has won the 2011 ANDAM prize.
Vaccarello, who beat out fellow nominees Jeremy Laing, Matthew Harding, and Yiqing Yin, takes home 200,000 euros ($288,540), plus 10,000 euros ($14,427) worth of Swarovski crystals to use on his Spring 2012 collection. "This award is a vote of confidence for me, and it means I can continue to show. Perhaps this will help me find a financial partner," the designer said., Commuun,
He was previously recruited by Karl Lagerfeld to Fendi, where he spent two years before starting his own label, and for his debut show in March, he worked with Alex de Betak (who typically produces shows for global brands like Dior) on a psychedelic light show; Emmanuelle Alt (who also happened to be part of this year's ANDAM jury panel) was front row.
>> Last night in London's Kensington Gardens, Burberry and Christopher Bailey co-hosted the Serpentine Gallery's annual fundraising bash, The Summer Party. Burberry was of course well-represented by brand faces past and present — Cara Delevingne, Lily Donaldson, Alexa Chung, and Jourdan Dunn.
Dunn, for her part, is going on two seasons as the face of the brand: "I love working for Burberry. It's like a family, Christopher is amazing — he's so easy to talk to." She added that she's been commuting between her family's home in London and a pad in New York, and that modeling hasn't changed her life that much: "I'm pretty normal, I still live at home and my mum and brothers wouldn't let me think I'm better than I am. I was at home yesterday and my mum was making me work in the garden with the others — she wouldn't take much notice if I was to say, 'Um, excuse me, do you not realise that yesterday I was shooting for Vogue?' My family keep me grounded, which I'm pleased about — fashion can be a pretty intimidating place."
Bailey, meanwhile, noted of the event: “We are proud to be continuing the Burberry history of supporting the arts. It is particularly exciting to be working with the Serpentine Gallery a space synonymous with creativity in a very iconic British location.”
>> Nicole Richie is adding handbags to her House of Harlow 1960 collection. Priced from $150 to $625, the new offering features clutches, hobos, and cross-body bags in a mix of materials like calfskin or vintage leather with detailing such as studs or fringe. "The collection is quite small in terms of the styles we are launching with. I wanted to make sure that each piece is special," Richie explained of the 14-piece selection. "Handbags have always been a part of the equation since we first launched the House of Harlow 1960 brand. We just needed to make sure all of the components were aligned before setting foot into that category." The pieces will be available starting mid-July at Bergdorf Goodman, Shopbop, Nordstrom, and Neiman Marcus. Some are also currently available for pre-order at Singer22.
>> In tune with the roaring panther prints of Givenchy's Fall 2011 collection, the accompanying ad campaign sees Naomi Campbell, Natalia Vodianova, Kristen McMenamy, and house favorite Mariacarla Boscono each roaring for the lens of Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. Get a look behind-the-scenes at the shoot, for which Riccardo Tisci imagined the four new Givenchy faces as “dark 1950s pinups,” captured individually atop a printed cushion in a corner. [Style File, WWD]