Versace H&M

Jessica Alba, Chloe Moretz, Coco Rocha, and Blake Lively

  • True to the brand, Versace‘s launch party/fashion show for their collaboration with H&M was decked out in an equal measure of fluoro and black.

    Who did you think looked best on the red carpet out of those above? (Tell me on Facebook, then take a look at the campaign video below!)

    Do werk, Donatellla.

  • Attention, Little Monsters! Though celebrity perfumes are a dime a dozen, you are probably going to flip your lid over Lady Gaga’s (now that it doesn’t smell like “blood and semen”).

    In her own words,

    “I wanted to extract sort of the feeling and sense of blood and semen from molecular structures, so that’s where [the rumours] came from, and that is in the perfume but it doesn’t smell like that”.

    Coming soon to a cosmetics counter near you, the appropriately titled: MONSTER!

  • Recently, everyone’s favourite fashion designer, Alber Elbaz, announced that he has been working on a book. In a process which I hope will be similar to the Kenzo book, he has confirmed that he will be detailing the intricate practices that a Lanvin collection undergoes.

    The 700-page book (though some pages are left blank, as “that is how I start every day”) will be released early 2012.

  • Kelly Osbourne has been confirmed as a judge on Britain and Ireland’s Next Top Model for their next season! (Non-UK disclaimer: Despite the lengthy name, it is actually only one show).

  • I am super excited (and slightly confused) about this next piece of news! Stefano Tonchi (Editor in Chief of W), Amy Astley (Editor in Chief of Teen Vogue), and Brandon Holley (Editor in Chief of Lucky), are reported to be starring – as themselves – in “Jane by Design“, a new ABC family show which premieres January 2012. Premise? A teenager (presumably “Jane”) is mistaken for an adult and therefore lands a job at a fashion house.

  • Nicole Richie has been named “Influencer of the Year” by The Accessories Council, thanks to her against-all-odds accessories line, House of Harlow 1960. She is also working on a “very hands on” clothing line for QVC!

  • Isaac Mizrahi and Jean Paul Gaultier are both launching eyewear collections.
  • Francesco Cominelli

    Francesco Cominelli

  • On Friday, Vogue Hommes International editor Francesco Cominelli was found dead in his Paris apartment. No more details have been released, and I really don’t know how to write news pieces like this. I am inexpressively saddened that we have lost a wonderful, talented man. He was one of the most intelligent, innovative and inspiring figures in men’s fashion. Rest in peace.

  • Though she lost her spot as judge on the US version of The X Factor, Cheryl Cole is reported to be negotiating a deal with Channel 4 in hopes to host a fashion-based TV programme that will have “a bit more depth to it than just a frivolous fashion show.”

  • While most models dream of working even one show during the International Fashion Weeks, there is one 19-year-old model out there who lived out every model’s dream for Spring/Summer 2012.

    In her ninth season, teenager Karlie Kloss – who is also a brilliant commercial model – walked a total of 34 shows (THIRTY FOUR!), including big guns like Jean Paul Gaultier, Lanvin, Jason Wu, Michael Kors, and Elie Saab.

  • Ralph Lauren SS12
    As a bit of a secret bookie, one of the reasons I love Ralph Lauren is the fact that in 1974 (at the beginning of his company), Mr. Lauren designed the costumes for The Great Gatsby. Imagine my surprise to see that – almost forty years later – he had designed a collection for the modern day Daisy Buchanan. The roaring Spring/Summer 2012 fashion show is going to blow your mind.

    It was a feather-heavy 1920s homage with enough bias-cut to seduce your wallet into Danger Zone. That said, there was also an interesting mix of platform wedges, glossy palazzo pants and interesting suit details that pushed the collection into modern territory and steered the retro romance away from appearing costume-like. With robin’s egg blue, celadon, and daffodil colouring, every look was capped off and toughened up with a cloche hat. It was divine. View Post

    Stefan Eckert
    German haute couture fashion label Stefan Eckert enlisted the help of motion-graphics designer Tim Jockel to create one of the most incredible fashion shows I’ve ever seen.

    According to Jockel’s Vimeo account:

    The question was how to communicate the philosophy behind the new collection of German “Haute Couture” fashion designer Stefan Eckert in a better way. The answer was the world’s first complete 3D holographic fashion show. I teamed up with director Florian Sigl to create the visual concept for the show and how to express the collection within this special medium as best as possible. After shooting with a high speed camera I did all stages of post production, from 3D to motion graphics to compositing.
    The result was one of the biggest holographic projections ever which creates a complete optical illusion and breaks the rules of time and space on stage.

    Watch eleven minutes of unedited genius below:

    Lady Gaga Nicola Formichetti
    Gilt Groupe is having a Lady Gaga sale! Basically, Gilt and Gilt City have asked Nicola Formichetti (Gaga’s stylist) to curate some Gaga-esque fashion for both men and women. In addition, many “experiences” will be available for purchase, like VIP tickets to a Lady Gaga performance, an invitation to a Mugler fashion show, and even a dress she wore when modelling in said show last fashion week.

    It’s both a great promotional tool for her new album and a wonderful cause – all of the proceeds are being donated to the Robin Hood Foundation. See more below!