Daphne Guinness

Daphne Guinness

  • Daphne Guinness (aka FASHION QUEEN) has earned herself a collaborative deal at M.A.C. Word around the industry is that her colour collection will consist of “rich, seasonal hues” and come out on Boxing Day (aka December 26).

  • Lindsay Lohan’s little sister, Ali Lohan, has recently sparked plastic surgery rumours in the fashion world. As these sort of rumours put a model’s career at stake, her agency – Next – has issued a statement denying the rumors, and explaining that the drastic change was due to natural aging. Do you buy it?

  • Next Tuesday (aka September 13th), Marc Jacobs will turn his Bleeker Street boutique into a pop-up shop and tribute for his longtime friend Debbie Harry (aka Blondie). For a very limited time, it will sell the new Blondie album and various fan items that include exclusive T-shirts (for $35).

  • American Apparel – a company often criticized for everything from it’s sexuality to design practices – recently launched a plus-size model search. The way they went about it has been received as slightly offensive and unknowingly encouraged blogger Nancy Upton to make a joke out of it by posting sexy photos of her gorging on food. The best part? She’s winning said model search.

  • Hussein Chalayan is launch a capsule “drip-down” collection of key pieces from the main Chalayan line and calling it “Chalayan Grey Line“. The collection will consist of more affordable (starting at $140) and wearable pieces, ie. simple shift dresses and loose cottons done in greys and whites. It will be shown to buyers at New York Fashion Week from The News showroom.

  • Vivienne Tam is collaborating with Chinese athletic brand owner and Olympic gold medalist Li Ning to launch a fashionable line of yoga wear for Spring/Summer 2012. The collection will consist of 20 pieces that boast features such as being antibacterial, having moisture-wicking properties, UV protection, as well as deodorization. It will be available wholesale, starting at $36.
  • Paris Fashion Week

    Tuesday March 01

    10 am IMPASSE DE LA DÉFENSE
    11 am FATIMA LOPES
    12 pm HARRYHALIM
    1 pm MOON YOUNG HEE
    2 pm AMAYA ARZUAGA
    3 pm AGANOVICH
    4 pm ANTHONY VACCARELLO
    5 pm HAKAAN
    6 pm MUGLER
    7 pm NICOLAS ANDREAS TARALIS
    8 pm JOSEPHUS THIMISTER
    9 pm HUSSEIN CHALAYAN

    Wednesday March 02

    10 am DEVASTÉE
    11 am DAMIR DOMA
    12 pm GUY LAROCHE
    1 pm ANNE VALÉRIE HASH
    2 pm LIMI FEU 155
    3 pm DRIES VAN NOTEN
    4 pm FELIPE OLIVEIRA BAPTISTA
    5 pm ROCHAS
    6 pm GARETH PUGH
    7 pm PEACHOO KREJBERG
    8 pm RUE DU MAIL (by Martine Sitbon)

    Thursday March 03

    10 am BALENCIAGA
    11 am ZAC POSEN
    12 pm MANISH ARORA
    1 pm ANN DEMEULEMEESTER
    2 pm SHARON WAUCHOB
    3 pm BALMAIN
    4 pm BARBARA BUI
    5 pm RICK OWENS
    6 pm LUTZ
    7 pm AF VANDEVORST
    8 pm NINA RICCI
    9 pm BLESS

    Friday March 04

    10 am ROLAND MOURET
    11 am ISSEY MIYAKE
    12 pm GASPARD YURKIEVICH
    1 pm BERNHARD WILLHELM
    2:30 pm CHRISTIAN DIOR
    3:30 pm ISABEL MARANT
    4:30 pm MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA
    5:30 pm LANVIN
    6:30 pm VIVIENNE WESTWOOD
    7:30 pm PEDRO LOURENCO
    8:30 pm YOHJI YAMAMOTO

    Saturday March 05

    9:30 am JUNYA WATANABE
    10:30 am HAIDER ACKERMANN
    11:30 am TSUMORI CHISATO
    12:30 pm MARTIN GRANT
    1:30 pm VIKTOR & ROLF
    2:30 pm CACHAREL
    3:30 pm VÉRONIQUE LEROY
    4:30 pm SONIA RYKIEL
    5:30 pm COMME DES GARCONS
    7 pm JEAN PAUL GAULTIER
    8 pm LOEWE

    Sunday March 06

    10 am AKRIS
    11 am ANDREW GN
    12 pm en attente
    1 pm CÉLINE
    2 pm COSTUME NATIONAL
    3 pm ALEXIS MABILLE
    4 pm HERMÈS
    5 pm JOHN GALLIANO
    6 pm KENZO
    7 pm ESTRELLA ARCHS
    8 pm GIVENCHY

    Monday March 07

    10 am STELLA MCCARTNEY
    11 am EMANUEL UNGARO
    12 pm LÉONARD
    1:30 pm GIAMBATTISTA VALLI
    3 pm en attente / to be confirmed
    4 pm CHLOÉ
    5 pm COMMUUN
    6 pm VANESSA BRUNO
    7:30 pm YVES SAINT LAURENT

    Tuesday March 08

    9:30 am MARIE BISHARA
    10:30 am CHANEL
    11:30 am COLLETTE DINNIGAN
    12:30 pm JEAN-CHARLES DE CASTELBAJAC
    1:30 pm INGRID VLASOV
    2:30 pm VALENTINO
    3:30 pm JUNKO SHIMADA
    4:30 pm MARITHÉ & FRANCOIS GIRBAUD
    5:30 pm SHIATZY CHEN
    6:30 pm en attente / to be confirmed
    7:30 pm ALEXANDER MCQUEEN

    Hussein Chalayan PFW Runway
    I call for a round of applause in the name of Central Saint Martin‘s Hussein Chalayan. In an intimate gallery in Le Marais, the wunderkind commentated over a short film he had directed as an alternative to a runway show. This is a collection with a plethora of complexity. Influenced by the “surreal aspects of Japanese culture“, tunics and circle-cut shorts were so on target they actually looked like they were floating. This is a unrestrictedly gifted designer. View Post