While most designers prefer to shyly pop their heads out at the end of a runway show, take a quick bow, and GTFO, Dame Viv made a scene of her entrance, purposefully, it seemed, upstaging the collection she’d just shown. Why? Well, she’s trying to start a revolution.
To promote their new Boy Chanel bag, Karl Lagerfeld goes all The Artist on us with a silent mini-film, starring campaign face Alice Dellal. Despite the vintage-looking set, Dellal brings her very modern punk-girl pizzaz to the film. Who would have thought ripped tights, leather booty shorts, and a shaved head would go so well Read more →
Chanel just released an interview with their newest campaign girl, Alice Dellal, who will front the label’s Boy Chanel handbag line. Fitting, because Dellal explains that she prefers dressing like a boy–”I like doing that, comfort first,” she says. She goes on to talk about what it was like to work with Karl Lagerfeld (“he’s Read more →
Those recent rumors that Alice Dellal would be the newest face of a Chanel campaign are true. Chanel just released an image of her shoot with Karl Lagerfeld to WWD.
Karl Lagerfeld does not shy away from quirky ladies to front his Chanel bag campaigns: Lily Allen was a recent face, as was the more model-esque Blake Lively. But Karl definitely has punk proclivities, as evidenced by his new harder-edged, lower-priced Karl line; perhaps his immersion in that recent project explains his rumored choice for Chanel’s next bag lady.
LONDON–A recent flood of fashion films is promising to bridge the velvet-roped gap between front-row editors and the glossy-buying populace while giving designers yet another medium through which to express and control their brands. At London’s City Arts & Music Project the public was invited to a S/S 11 Video Re-See of films by handful of London Fashion Week’s most promising young talents including knitwear designer Craig Lawrence, art deco printmaster Holly Fulton and Alice Dellal collaborator and jewelry designer Dominic Jones. Here are the highlights, as well a word with Craig Lawrence on being a fish out of water:
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FW09 was the season of the Bad Girl, epitomized by Balmain’s super-short mini dresses and edgy shoulders. Nowadays, the masses are sporting studs, metal hardware, chunky black boots, etc. It’s an overall hardcore look that’s available to purchase everywhere from Barneys to Forever 21. So naturally it’s time for a black backlash. Technically the backlash Read more →
Not Just A Label, the London based online shop catering to the most fashion forward avant-garde customer, is ushering in the holidays with some serious British it-girl cred. They’ve recruited Pixie Geldof to model and endorse the denim bolero at left. It’s designed by Kay Desmond who says her work stems from, “the psychology of Read more →