>> Good things come to those who wait. You've seen the campaign video, you've seen the party pictures, and now, finally, here it is: the complete H&M for Marni lookbook, in all its eclectic-print, jumbo-bauble glory. With nothing priced over $149, and everything looking so darn cool, it's safe to say that it's going to be pretty tough to show restraint when the pieces hit stores on March 8. Until then, get an up-close look at the entire collection — including accessories, menswear, and pricing — right here.
Posts for March 7th 2012
>> Miuccia Prada is having a trousers moment. Today's Fall 2012 Miu Miu collection was chock-full of them, and earlier this month they dominated her collection for Prada as well. In fact, the designer is so into pants this season that she told WWD they were "the only thing exciting" to her currently.
She certainly has found some interesting ways to work them. The pants on offer at Miu Miu were jauntier and more playful than the ones on display at Prada and came in a jumble of shimmering jewel tones and supersized patterns. These were more mannish, too, cut wide down the knee and cropped at the ankle. Paired with matching '70s-style sportscoats and loudly patterned blouses, the look was chic in a nerdy-kitsch, leisure-suit way.
>> Marc Jacobs's Fall 2012 collection for Louis Vuitton read like a love letter to the house's storied travel-luggage origins — right down to the real live steam engine that barreled down the runway at the start of the show. There were porters to carry the models' bags, and some of the clothes were even stitched in a checkerboard pattern reminiscent of the iconic "damier" that covers Vuitton trunks.
As for the collection, it was ornate and luxuriously detailed: giant jeweled brooches served as the buttons for coats, and sparkling appliques adorned lurex-threaded brocades that had been made by hand. The silhouettes had "a turn of the century feel, but with bits of the 1960s and 1970s," Jacobs explained. "We wanted to attenuate the height, so we started with the hats [by Stephen Jones] and then worked with a high waist, and a gentle flare just at the ankle."
Watch the video of the show below, courtesy of Telegraph UK.
>> It's official. Yves Saint Laurent has named Hedi Slimane its new creative director, effective immediately. In a statement released earlier today, the company said that Slimane will "assume total creative responsibility" at the house, but will also continue to pursue his career in photography. "Hedi Slimane's exceptional talent and understanding of the spirit of Yves Saint Laurent heralds a promising new chapter in the story of the maison," CEO Paul Deneve said. Slimane's first outing for the label will be the Resort collection, presented in June.
The sentiment was echoed by PPR Chairman and CEO François-Henri Pinault. "As one of the most important French fashion houses, Yves Saint Laurent today possesses formidable potential, which I am confident will be successfully harnessed and revealed through the vision of Hedi Slimane."
Slimane replaces Stefano Pilati, whose contract with the house ended Monday after a successful — if sometimes rocky — eight years.