Barbie Gets a New Edgy Wardrobe Courtesy of London Designers
Movin' on up! Barbie--no last name required (though it's Roberts, if you must know)--has traded in her Dream House for an even more to-die-for residence: A department in London's Selfridges devoted entirely to her, complete with a designer-stocked closet.
Label News: Pringle Hires a Balenciaga Designer as Its Creative Director; Sigerson and Morrison Leave Sigerson Morrison
There's been lots of moving around at fashion houses as of late, and this week is no different. First, Pringle announced that it's bringing on Balenciaga alum Alistair Carr as its new design director. Carr, who most recently worked directly under Nicolas Ghesquiere, has also done time at Marni, Cacharel, and Chloe. This is a big get for Pringle, and a chance for Carr to make a real name for himself beyond the industry's core. (He is also a mentor/friend of Fred Butler's; you can learn quite a bit about him on her blog.) Indeed, Pringle just became a hot London Fashion Week ticket. Stateside, Sigerson Morrison founders Kari Sigerson and Miranda Morrison have announced that they're leaving the company.
Eleven Questions for Fred Butler
Fred Butler's origami accessories have landed her commissions on the pages of i-D, Dazed & Confused, Vogue and V magazine not to mention onto Lady Gaga's head in the diva's video for "Telephone." Photographed last year by Nick Knight, the soft-spoken prop stylist turned accessories designer is a longtime London fashion scene standout with her unwavering head-to-toe monochromatic outfits. Launched in 2008, Butler's line of colorful op-art mutations have been worn by musicians Patrick Wolf, Little Boots, Beth Ditto, La Roux and Skunk Anastasie. Stocked at London's jewelry cache Kabiri and with a hush-hush high-street collaboration in the works, Fred takes a few minutes to talk to Fashionista about her music-fashion collaborations, designing in London and a new era of dressing.