Jason Wu Target

  • Now that Jason Wu has been confirmed as the next Target collaborator, we are already being teased by what’s to come! Above, we have a sketch of a Jason Wu for Target design next to one of his Spring/Summer 2012 runway looks, for reference. The collection will launch February 5, 2012, and the teaser video below already has me overloaded with excitement.

  • At the end of March 2012, London’s Design Museum will be opening a retrospective of Christian Louboutin‘s 10-year-long rise to the top of the shoe game!

  • Kanye West‘s debut collection was apparently more high risk than many thought, as he “took out motherf—ing loans to get the best models“. One of those models, the exquisite Chanel Iman, has also sparked rumours that she might be Kanye’s new girlfriend.

  • The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) have scheduled the Spring/Summer 2013 shows at Lincoln Center to start on September 13, 2012. A week later than usual. Why? They don’t want to force anyone to work over Labor Day weekend. Unfortunately, this means that the succeeding shows in London, Milan, and Paris will have to be put on hold to avoid an overlap.

    Milan isn’t on board. The Italian Chamber of Fashion has complained that moving shows like Max Mara and Gucci back any further would mean they would not be able to send their orders into production quickly enough to satisfy their buyers.

    This means London Fashion Week and Milan Fashion Week could show at the same exact time. Conde Nast (the publisher of Vogue, W, Glamour, etc) representative Jonathan Newhouse, the international charmain, said his editors will choose London over Milan.

    Can a fashion week work without the likes of Anna Wintour and Franca Sozzani? I think a change will have to be made on someone’s behalf to keep all ‘fashion cities‘ happy!

  • If you weren’t one of over 600,000 people who went to view Kate Middleton’s Alexander McQueen wedding dress while it was on display at Buckingham Palace, it’s unlikely you ever will. After the exhibition closed yesterday, a source at the palace said that Kate is “keen to ensure that the [packed up] dress survives undamaged for as long as possible, and so this inevitably means limiting the number of times that it is transported or displayed.”
  • i-D Naked Models
    i-D magazine sure like their NSFW-ness, don’t they? Not that anyone is complaining since their rightly risqué Pre-Spring 2011 issue filled up by models Erin Wasson, Jessica Stam, Chanel Iman, and Hilary Rhoda (She’s back! She’s back!). Everything is still predominately ‘fashion‘ versus ‘trashion‘ thanks to the photography of Kayt Jones. View Post

    The Blackallure Vogue Italia
    Hate the name, love the spread. While this shoot from Vogue Italia‘s February issue is titled “The Blackallure” (have we ever seen a “Whiteallure”?), each Emma Summerton-worked shot is a masterpiece. That perfect lighting is hitting the faces of Ajak Deng, Aminata Niaria, Arlenis Sosa, Chanel Iman, Joan Smalls, Jourdan Dunn, Lais Ribeiro, Kinee Diouf, Melodie Monrose, Rose Cordero, and Sessilee Lopez. Glorious. View Post

    Gangs of New York Vogue 2011
    Let’s get the model list out of the way for “Gangs of New York” in February’s issue of Vogue, shall we?

    Julia Saner, Anna de Rijk, Frida Gustavsson, Monika Jagaciak, Kate Somers, Julia Hafstrom, Julia Johansen, Luisa Bianchin, Chantal Stafford-Abobott, Donna Loos, Gwen Loos, Patricia van der Vilet, Mirte Maas, Nimue Smit, Arizona Muse, Jacquelyn Jablonski, Kendra Spears, Karlie Kloss, Joan Smalls, Ajak Deng, Arlenis Sosa Peña, Chanel Iman, Anais Mali, Jourdan Dunn, Sessilee Lopez, Jana Knauerova, Hannah Holman, Britt Maren, Abbey Lee Kershaw, Kasia Struss, So Young Kang, Hyoni Kang, Tao Okamoto, Fei Fei Sun, and Ming Xi.

    That is an impressive group that can only tickle my fashion heart further as it was shot by Mario Testino and styled by Grace Coddington. Only complaint is the lack of ethnic variation. Is there a certain reason that the black and asian models are completely segregated from the white models? As much as a fully-Asian shot of Proenza Schouler appeals to me, it’s trite exclusion has dulled the collection visually. View Post

    Beyonce Tom Ford
    Remember the sneak peaks and nondisclosure naughties after Tom Ford‘s uber-exclusive womenswear show in September? We finally have it on video!

    As we were aware, there were models, actresses and more who pranced in Ford’s production, making for fabulous Youtube-vision. We see Terry Richardson photographing the Tom-Forded bodies of Chanel Iman, Liya Kebede, Lauren Hutton, Julianne Moore, Daphne Guinness and Beyonce, among a small crowd of exclusive guests a la Anna Wintour. It’s happy, sweet, and very obviously Seventies. See below! View Post