Sunday, April 06, 2008

Rei Kawakubo for H&M

PARIS — Bridging the gulf between conceptual fashion and the mass market, H&M has tapped Rei Kawakubo to collaborate on a collection for holiday retailing. Rei Kawakubo, founder of Comme des Garcons. Source WWD

Bias Queen Label: Relaunched

The inventor of the uber flattering bias cut, Madeline Vionnet, has made one of the most memorable names in fashion. Sadly, after her passing, the label passed as well, leaving women of curves longing for something drape-worthy. And here comes the good news- "the legendary fashion house Madeleine Vionnet, which is seeking a revival of its venerable name, French designer Marc Audibet had been named Artistic Advisor after Sophia Kokosalaki resigned from her post as Creative Director to concentrate on her label, which is now under the Diesel umbrella." Source: Fashion Windows

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Viktor + Rolf @ the Barbican, London

The dynamic Dutch duo have been in business since 1992, after meeting at design school. Together they are most famous for their couture line, as well as collaborating on a collection for H&M.

The exhibition will showcase signature pieces from their haute couture collections including Atomic Bomb (1998-99), Russian Doll (1999-2000) and Launch (1996)

The House of Viktor & Rolf runs from June 18 to September 21. For further information, call 0845 1216825 or visit (April 2 2008, AM)

Ready to make an Investment?

No, Im not talking about convincing yourself to buy the new season's bag because it will be worth more in the years to come. I am talking about an actual stock investment, as Prada has just gone public!

With profits rising 63 per cent to £1 billion in 2007 and a stronger-than-ever spring/summer 2008 collection in the offing, Prada is certainly worth watching on both the shop and trading floors.

Prada promises to go public before the year's end.

Fringe Update

Do you all remember this angry post I made about the use of fringe a while back? Well, lets just say I am sort of coming around. The look is actually fresh and new when used in spring colours and sewn onto jersey materials. The idea is to look more fashion forward than a Halloween flapper costume. I even have this 3.1 Philip Lim dress on my shopping list:

$395, Neiman Marcus

Lets just say, fringe, when done in moderation, is not bad for your health. ;)

Designer to Love: Alexander Wang

We first saw Mr. Wang's (why does that sound funny?!) beautifully tailored and girly cashmere sweaters and dresses Fall 2006, and have increasingly developed a fondness for his rough yet soft style aesthetic. His style embodies New York cool with Los Angeles flair. Case in point: his Spring 2008 is by far his best collection to date. Here are a few standouts:

Prices range from $200-1000
Buy now at Opening Ceremony (LA, NYC), Barneys New York, Selfridges, Harvey Nichols