Plus, Gigi Hadid gets another international "Vogue" cover.
And by strange, we don't necessarily mean bad.
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Some are a bit unconventional, but you have until next spring to convince your boyfriend to wear them.
His sporty schoolgirl collection also featured yet another boxy leather jacket with a fur-trimmed collar for us to lust over.
After last season’s muted, mostly workwear collection, Richard Nicoll changed his vibe entirely for Spring/Summer. With a late Saturday night time slot, and a gritty parking lot venue, Nicoll seemed to aim for a younger, cooler audience this time around.
Playing the name game in London is far from easy: So many cool young designers, so many unusual names, and only a week to make sense of them all. It’s largely due to the aversion many Brit design talents have to being crafted into the sort of the fashion celebs we adore stateside. No worries; the clothes spoke volumes for themselves, as London dialed down the quirked, and turned out one of the most sophisticated seasons in recent years. See for yourself!
New show reviews and galleries are in from London! Check out Richard Nicoll, Matthew Williamson, and Antonio Berardi.
Couldn't make it to London fashion week? NBD. It's already in full swing and we've got you covered so you can watch (most of) it from the comfort of your couch. So what are you waiting for? Grab some ice cream, put on your best pair of Louboutins with your Target pajamas, and open up your lap top to sit front row to take in London's finest on live stream. Bonus point for those who wake up early enough to catch all of them!
All in the Name of "Art": Artist Tyler Shields is no stranger to controversy, but Clint Eastwood's daughter Francesca was - until she lit a Birkin bag on fire, worth a reported $100K, for Shields' lens. The internet erupted in outrage over the waste, pushing Shields to offer $100,000 to a family in need. But was the bag even real? Steve Madden Calls the Olsen Twins "A Pain in the Ass": While celebrating the US launch of Superga, we caught up with Steve Madden, who says he enjoys working with the Olsen twins even if they are "very demanding." Check Out Queen Elizabeth's Best Toppers: We're bloody excited that the Queen will be celebrating her Diamond Jubilee this weekend, so what better way to celebrate E II than through a retrospective of her greatest hat choices? (We're partial to that really sparkly official one!)
We got word last month that Richard Nicoll would be designing a bridal line for Topshop and today that we finally get a look at it, thanks to Vogue
Topshop is bringing bridal to the high street. The fast fashion retailer has just announced plans to launch a wedding collection, designed by Richard Nicoll as an extension of their Studio brand, which will become available in June, Vogue UK is reporting. While the retailer has yet to release any images of the collection, they promise it will feature Nicoll's signature sculptural shapes and feminine fabrics and will be a "modern alternative to meringue culture."
more Few actresses look as consistently chic and sophisticated as Camilla Belle, who went for some sparkle in a fringe-y Ferragamo frock. Amanda Seyf
London fashion week was a whirlwind of shows, and we had a great time covering them. Besides being an incubator for original fashion, London designers are also not afraid to work a LOOK on their models, making for the best beauty-ogling of all the fashion weeks. From Vivienne Westwood (at left), who is not afraid of, well, anything, to more subtle yet never boring looks, we loved the beauty in London. This is all about the drama. You need a certain amount of self-confidence to pull many of these off, but we encourage you to try! Click through for our 10 favorite looks from London.
This week our favorites all went a little vampy. Kate Bosworth did Richard Nicoll's icy pink dress justice, Amber Heard sexed it up in Yigal Azrouel and Anna Paquin looked plain hot in Versus for the premier of True Blood's fourth season. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley continued her press junket reign in Gucci, and Diane Kruger made us jealous in YSL.
If you've flipped through any fashion magazine this past spring, it's safe to assume that you would have come across an editorial featuring color blocking. Now that the resort 2012 collections are coming to a close, it's become obvious that this trend is not going anywhere--in fact, it seems to be more popular than ever. More specifically, we've noticed it on countless short dresses. And why not? Resort collections seem like the perfect place for fun, easy, and colorful clothing. In fact, many of the looks show few additional accessories, presenting them as ideal for simple, no-fuss dressing. Whether through fringe, fabric or sequins, expect to see plenty of color-blocking in the next year. Click through to see highlights from the resort collections.
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.
When I went to the prom over a decade ago, Marc by Marc Jacobs didn't exist. Our options were thus: Caché, Jessica McClintock, BCBG and if your mom could afford it, Betsey Johnson. Of course many of us opted for vintage. I, for one, wore a gunmetal gown with a little black cardigan on top, inspired by a Calvin Klein ensemble Gwyneth Paltrow chose for a red carpet appearance in the late 1990s. But then there's Steff, who wore Marc Jacobs collection to her prom. (Yeah, that's right. She wore the dress again last year to the Whitney Art Party. It's amazing.) Leah spent a pretty penny, but wasn't as happy with the results. "I bought (what I then considered) a very expensive beaded BCBG gown. I also thought it was the prettiest dress ever," she says. "Then coming back from a boozy pre-graduation beach week in Delaware (which is some DC schools' ritual) my friends and I stopped at a Loehmann's and I bought a slutty, pink postage stamp of a dress for $50 and wore that instead." Don't worry though, she wore the pretty BCBG dress to a wedding, and had a fever on prom and went home early so the slutty tube dress didn't get much play. But even if we loved our dresses, there are so many amazing options out there now--from Target to Forever 21 to H&M--that we're pretty sure we could have found something even better if we were graduating in 2011. Are you going to prom this year? What will you wear? If prom was long ago, what would you choose if you could do it all over again? Click through for our gallery of dream prom dresses. (Tomorrow, we'll give you some real-life options.)