A new collection from Rick Owens hit Net-a-Porter this morning, which means you can find the latest crop of his beloved, monochromatic pieces—extra-long cashmere sweaters, draped jersey tops, and buttery soft leather jackets with perfectly skinny arms. Filed under new and noteworthy, Owens lightens things up this season with a firework-printed silk fabric used for cowl-neck dresses (both long and short) and a floor-sweeping skirt. Should you find yourself feeling sticker shock, try the lower-priced, more relaxed look of Rick Owens Lilies.
Posts for January 20th 2010
>> Andre Leon Talley on Golden Globe Fashion; Plus: Are Designers Ruining Their Market By Loaning Dresses for Red Carpet Events? —After Cathy Horyn tore into this year's Golden Globes fashion a couple of days ago, Andre Leon Talley, too, wrote about his frustration yesterday — his post started with: "When you start watching red-carpet shows at 6:00 pm and don’t see a stunning dress until 9:00 pm — Julianna Margulies’s ruby paillette crepe robe de style with cutouts, by Narciso Rodriguez — it’s sad what passes for style in Hollywood." But speaking of red carpet fashion, Decades' Cameron Silver, in speaking to Fashionista, brings up an interesting point: "It’s a little frustrating to watch the fashion industry, they’ve basically lost their bread and butter, which is rich people and celebrities buying clothes, by just loaning everything out [for red carpet events]." [Vogue, Fashionista]
>> While gearing up for the premiere of her reality show Kell on Earth on Bravo Feb. 1, Kelly Cutrone conducted a conference call for press today. One journalist asked Cutrone, who runs full-service PR agency People's Revolution and twice a year finds herself making sure her clients' runway shows are running smoothly, how she deals with Fashion Week crashers and seat-changers:
I mean . . . You'll see on the show I do not have a lot of patience for crashers. It happens a lot at Bryant Park. It makes me crazy when they clog up the line. Those front row seats end up costing like 300 to 500 dollars. Those are the money seats. All of a sudden I've got [New York Times critic] Guy Trebay standing there, who is really lovely — but he'll just split. I don't want to be the person standing backstage getting fired because Women's Wear Daily or the New York Times reviewer just left because they couldn't find a seat. I also do my new favorite thing, the walk-away. When people are just trying to convince me and I just walk away. Also the slide . . . where you just don't say anything. And just slide away.
In anticipation of the men's market hitting Paris tomorrow, the Opening Ceremony blog just posted their fall 2010 men's collection (a selection of which can be found in the gallery below). Arriving in stores early next fall, the lineup "takes inspiration from the style and culture of modern France" with classic Breton stripes and a nod to traditional French navy uniforms, but we can't help but see a little New England ice fisherman in there somewhere, too. Must be all those flannel sweatpants paired with wooly cardigans and skullcaps.
>> Prada, Richemont Rumors Persisting —Two weeks ago, a report that luxury conglomerate Richemont (whose properties include Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, and Chloe) was taking a stake in Prada; Prada emphatically denied the notion. But Business of Fashion's Imran Amed reports today from Berlin Fashion Week: "Sources here in Berlin say the Prada and Richemont rumours are true, despite firm denials from Prada." If that's the case, a Prada-Richemont marriage could create quite the competitor for Richemont rival LVMH. [@_BOF_]
>> A couple of days ago, Coco Rocha announced that in addition to covering red carpet for ET Canada at the Grammys Jan. 31, she will also be wearing her "very first creation" from her upcoming collection: "My team and I have been hard at work getting the dress together these last few weeks. Just this morning we had another fitting and I have to tell you, it has been so wonderful to see the picture in my head find its way into reality."
She hasn't yet revealed the name of the collection, but she did post a picture suggestive of her first design — left. And last night, she chatted with Chic Report about her designing state of mind.
>> Marisa Miller No Longer With Victoria's Secret; Candice Swanepoel a New Angel? —Marisa Miller, who has been a Victoria's Secret Angel since 2007 and was chosen to wear the $3 million Fantasy Bra during the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at the end of last year, is said to no longer be working with the brand. Her rep didn't respond to requests for comment. Word is Candice Swanepoel may have taken her place, based on her new "Angel Profile" on the official Victoria's Secret Facebook page. [NY Post, Victoria's Secret Facebook]
UPDATE: It seems that reports of a Marisa Miller-Victoria's Secret split are false; Victoria's Secret president and chief marketing officer Ed Razek just released the following statement: “The rumor regarding Marisa Miller and Victoria’s Secret parting ways is unfounded and untrue. We adore Marisa and we will continue to work with her in the future.” [People]
The two have been dating since May, and Walliams confirmed to the Sun: "It's true, we're engaged and blissfully happy. I wasn't planning to make a public announcement because I'm not a royal — yet."
Stone and Walliams have just returned from Brazil, where Lara was working; David surprised her yesterday by turning up at her hotel. He supposedly called Stone's parents for their blessing before presenting her with a vintage engagement ring he bought in Los Angeles — picture of the ring in the gallery below. The wedding should be one to remember — not least because word is he's already requested Giles Deacon do his wedding dress — his, not Lara's.
*image: INF daily
A.P.C introduces disco-era sliver and gold metallic mini skirts and tee-shirt dresses into their mix of throwback basics for spring 2010, but it's the primary-colored workman jumpsuits, camouflage jackets, and rolled khakis that have us envisioning the free-spirited, researchers over in Dharmaville. Click through the entire collection at the link below and try not to get too excited for season six of Lost.
GQ's February issue is dedicated to the world's most stylish men (Johnny Depp is on the cover), and the magazine is asking you to vote on who of its 25 picks is your best dressed. The chosen men include Lapo Elkann, Pharrell Williams, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Russell Brand.
According to Suzy Menkes, "creating fashion emotion in a digital age was the subtext of the Milan menswear season."
Are Kate Moss and Jamie Hince engaged?
Vouge Russia gets inspired by the U.S. of A with its February 2010 issue. Magdalena Frackowiak appears on the cover in denim overalls with a star spangled Vogue logo behind her.
Acne founder Jonny Johansson introduces furniture into the collection for spring 2010.
Source: Patrick DeMarchelier/GQ