While the previous incarnation of VictoriaBeckham.com was the digital home for Beckham's lookbooks, the new one offers the option to either "Look" at her body of work or to "Shop" some of her pieces. The first offering on the website includes pieces Beckham hand-selected from her Spring 2013 collection, as well as a few pieces from past collections, touted as "Icons," reissued in limited editions and new colorways.
There's likely more than one British designer wishing they could step into Nicholas Kirkwood's shoes right now. On Tuesday, Kirkwood became the first accessory designer to win the British Fashion Council/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund.
"Nicholas has created a real business in an impressively short amount of time and has become one of the world's most influential shoe designers," said British Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman, who's on the fund's judging panel. "I very much look forward to seeing what he does next."
What's next for Kirkwood is a plan for major growth. The prize includes £200,000 (just under $315,000 at current exchange) and an 18-month mentoring program for Kirkwood and his partner Christopher Suarez designed to help them turn their company into a global fashion brand.
Kirkwood, who recently designed all the shoes for the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, beat a field of other young talents that included Roksanda Ilincic, Mary Katrantzou, Peter Pilotto, and Emilia Wickstead for the prize. In the past, the award has gone to Erdem Moralioglu, Jonathan Saunders, and Christopher Kane, the latest talent to join luxury conglomerate PPR.
Only time will tell if a big deal with one of the world's foremost fashion companies is in the cards for Kirkwood, too. In the meantime, a look at some of our favorite Kirkwood originals available right now.
— Additional reporting by Christina Pérez
Street-style star Joanna Hillman has infused her signature taste into two blazers she created with master tailor Martin Greenfield.
Greenfield, who's created suits for everyone from Rag & Bone to President Bill Clinton, teamed up with Hillman to produce the limited-edition blazers for Edition01. The Joanna, a deep burgundy two-button affair with a black lapel, is lined in lace. The Hillman is a cropped tuxedo jacket in navy blue with white lapels.
Both are made to order and are available for preorder on ShopBazaar.com. A look at the jackets here in the gallery.
Related: Joanna Hillman Named Style Director of Harper's Bazaar
Photo courtesy Edition01
After the minimalism we saw designers exploring last week in Paris, it seems only fitting that this week's new arrivals should embody a similar modernist vibe. Colorblocked dresses, structured jackets, and tech-tastic shoes; they're all looking mighty fresh right now. We've handpicked the best of them here.
Phillip Lim is the latest designer to offer up his Spring 2013 bags for preorder — and the pieces on offer couldn't be more exciting. The collection brought eye-catching updates to the brand's most iconic bags — like the popular Pashli satchel and a new drawstring bucket bag — in a colorful, floral digital print. Adding to his Spring lineup were sleek crossbodies and a black leather duffle with hardware-clad corners, which are sure to stand up to the heavy-duty use they are sure to be put through. Slated to ship in January, all of the bags are available right now on Moda Operandi.
As if browsing The Outnet weren't already tempting enough, now there's a whole other reason to shop: Iris & Ink, the retailer's very own label, is finally starting to trickle onto the site. Consisting of 35 styling basics meant to pair easily with the designer pieces that The Outnet already sells, the line was created with the ultimate wardrobe in mind. Silk t-shirts, bow-neck blouses, colorblock cashmere sweaters, twill trenches, cropped trousers, and even slick leather tanks and dresses — the collection reads like a list of must haves that every woman should own, and even though the pieces are meant to be "basics," they feel so on point that there's really nothing basic about them.
"The Iris & Ink styling kit is based on all the core sell-out pieces that we just can't get enough of," Outnet creative director Mo White explained. And even better, they come in prices that won't necessarily break the bank: $85 (for a miniskirt) to $520 (for a little black dress). Click through to see a selection of pieces from the collection, available in full by Oct. 22.
In this age of instant fashion gratification, it really shouldn't be surprising that pieces from the Spring 2013 collections — which debuted only a few short weeks ago in New York — are becoming available for preorder by the minute. Yesterday it was Proenza Schouler's lust-worthy Record bag; today it's nearly the entire Cushnie et Ochs collection — and it's just as covetable as those PS bags.
Available now via the latest trunk show on Moda Operandi, the collection is filled with sexy-sleek pieces in a monochrome palette (aqua, cobalt, black, white) inspired by the beaches and architecture of co-designer Michelle Ochs's home country of the Philippines. Click through to see the options on offer, and watch the video below for a behind-the-scenes look at the brand's Spring 2013 show, lensed by Bettina Santo Domingo. If you watch carefully you'll see cameos by Kate Bosworth, Lynn Yaeger, and Bill Cunningham who all sat front row.
That didn't take long. Less than a week after its debut in the Spring 2013 show, the Proenza Schouler Record bag — a flat envelope shoulder purse sporting some serious hardware — is already available for preorder on proenzaschouler.com. And though the expected delivery date of March 31st may sound far off, we're willing to bet that this bag — with its clean-lined silhouette and sharp, geometric prints — is so chic it may just be It come next season.
With Labor Day long gone and New York Fashion Week beginning, there's no doubt that Fall is definitely under way. This week's just-in picks reflect that seasonal shift to a T: iridescent earrings in deep jewel tones, sharply tailored separates in wools and velvets, and more — this selection is sure to look chic right up until that last leaf hits.
— Robert Khederian
They say there's a style for every mood and a mood for every season. Luckily, it just so happens that this season there are plenty of moods to choose from — especially when it comes to the latest crop of bags. Feeling sweet? Jason Wu's Daphne frame clutch, with its hand-embellished beading, may be just the thing. Craving something a little more rugged? Rag & Bone's cargo pocketed Pilot tote in whiskey-hued leather is sure to satisfy. And for those who just want something lovely to tote from point A to point B (and everywhere in between), there's a bevy of satchels, carryalls, and shoulder bags ready to do the bidding.
Photo: Greg Kessler