It seems Mr. Deacon isn't the only one enamored with our favorite 1980s video game - behold these leggings, at left, from Topshop. They may not be the most flattering - horizontal bands of graphics, "POW!", and "BANG!" don't help anyone's thighs - but they are pretty fun. Natalie's totally into it, but more so in sweater form. First thought: Wow, icons of yesteryear are totally making a comeback - think DVF and Wonder Woman, Lego at Castelbajac, Monopoly and Reebok, and the return of Christian Francis Roth. But also: Why Pac-Man and not Ms? Pink and black would be so much less jarring and girls will be the ones wearing them.. But wait: Wasn't Alice McCall supposed to do an Atari-inspired line for Topshop..? --ALEXANDRA BEN-GURION
William Tempest’s Siren Song Works Its Spell
If you don’t know William Tempest, you soon will. He’s a baby-faced 24-year-old Englishman with an amazing pedigree (stints at Giles Deacon and Jean-Charles de Castelbajac) who already counts Emma Watson, Kate Moss, and Victoria Beckham as fans. After his first collection debuted three seasons ago, he was compared to a young McQueen. This is his first season showing in New York. I asked him what he found different about showing in New York vs. London and he told me, “The energy’s just really different. I was excited to do a presentation here so that I could actually meet editors and buyers in person.” He’ll also be showing in Milan this season. His clothes are clearly ready for their international close-up.