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Burberry is being sued by the estate of Humphrey Bogart after they used an iconic image of the actor wearing a trenchcoat from the film Casablanca. A
Has anyone else noticed how ridiculously flawless Leelee Sobieski has been looking lately? Her recent onslaught of red carpet sartorial perfection has
Long Nguyen is the co-founder/style director of Flaunt. PARIS-- Dries Van Noten: Mr. Dries Van Noten changed the venue of his show from last season’s sumptuous space at the Musée Bourdelle to an industrial loft, shifting the focus of the collection from a refined and tailored wardrobe to things that are inherently sporty and urban. But he did so without abandoning this fall’s elegant suits and coats, like the Bordeaux wine silk suit worn with an untucked white shirt. The collection contrasted technology with tradition and sportswear with sartorial construction: this meant a mix of waterproof parkas and silk leggings. There was a yellow parka with the thinness of transparent nylon fabric, a navy hooded long coat worn with tropical wool pants and a tan linen jacket with black nylon stitching. A bonding technique was employed on the outside of parkas and trims of jackets, reinforcing the outlines of the rigid cutting patterns. The long navy trench belted at the waist, the tan-charcoal-brown striped coats, and the transparent yellow raincoat are sure to be best sellers come spring. Despite the heavy technical work involved in crafting each outfit, the show was light and airy.
Thanks to a grand endorsement from Carine Roifeld, Hakaan Yildirim was already a name to know when he received France's prestigious ANDAM award in 2010. “We’re in Harvey Nichols, Colette, Opening Ceremony–it’s nearly 26 stockists internationally!” he told Fashionista at the awards ceremony in Paris last October. Now it's time for another up-and-comer to take advantage of the prize, i.e. €220,000, a mentorship with former Chloe chief exec Ralph Toledano, and the chance to show at Paris Fashion Week. This year's nominees include Jeremy Laing, Adam Kimmel, Anthony Vaccarello, Commuun, Matthew Harding, and Yiqing Yin. The judges? Pierre Berge, Hillary Alexander, Emmanuelle Alt, Nicole Phelps, Sarah Lerfel from Colette, and Humberto Leon from Opening Ceremony, to name a few.
Along with Adam Kimmel and C.P. Company, Michael Bastian is definitely at the top of our list of menswear designers we wish would create a runway coll