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Posts for January 21st 2010
>> For a while there, Anja Rubik and Sasha Knezevic had the model-and-real-life-boyfriend editorial market cornered, producing such collaborations as a holiday ad for Gap and quite the steamy pictorial for Man About Town last Fall. But now they're getting a run for their money, courtesy of Maryna Linchuk linking up with her boyfriend DJ Salvatore Morale in front of the camera. In December, it was a cocktail-centric spread for Allure, and now Maryna and Sal have scored the February 2010 cover of Russian Tatler, with an accompanying editorial inside.
>> Suzy Menkes Highlights Why Fashion Brands Are Afraid of the Internet —Suzy Menkes spoke in a video presented yesterday along with the PREMIUM Exhibitions fashion blogger panel in Berlin, providing some insight into why the Internet is so "terrifying" for brands: "I think with big fashion brands it's all about control. They have done so much over the years and sometimes it's a hundred years to build up this whole image of themselves and being in control of everything — chosing the pages in the magazine where they're going to go, what they're going to be adjacent to, where they're going to put up their ads in a city, you know, micromanaging this. And then, along comes Twitter, and all of a sudden someone walks out of a . . . what shall we say . . . Louis Vuitton show and says, 'That show sucked. I hated it, and I've always hated Louis Vuitton.' You know, just a completely banal, stupid comment. But that can go viral and other people can answer this . . . suddenly you're faced with 3 million people saying negative things. It's really terrifying for these brand managers." [@naominevitt]
Pleasing textile lovers everywhere, Diane Von Furstenberg has announced she is working on a collection of home furnishings as part of a licensing deal with Springs Global. The line reportedly will include bedding, bath, and tabletop.
Von Furstenberg is hardly new to the interior design market having designed household items in the Seventies with mass retailer, Sears, and more recently collaborated on a capsule line with the Rug Company.
The new home collection will debut to wholesalers this spring but, sadly, will not be available to the public until early 2011. We have a feeling this is one collaboration that will definitely be worth the wait.
More from Magdalena Frackowiak by Josh Olins in Dazed & Confused's February issue.
The New York Times declares spring 2010 the season of ad campaigns featuring models lying down.
Coco Rocha wants to show her new collection during New York Fashion Week in September.
Marc Jacobs and Nathalie Rykiel are honored in Paris with the title of Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres.
Louis Vuitton's $54,000 new age backpack.
Anna Wintour Is Ready To Leave Bryant Park Behind; Crashing Fashion Week May Be A Thing of the Past Come Spring 2011
>> During Paris couture next week, Anna Wintour will meet with French Industry Minister Christian Estrosi to discuss ways to promote and finance up-and-coming French designers. But Tuesday night, she was all about the impending venue change for New York Fashion Week.
Next month will be the last time the Tents go up in Bryant Park; Spring 2011 in September will be centered at Lincoln Center. While celebrating the move with the CFDA at Diane von Furstenberg's studio, Wintour noted that she was ready to leave Bryant Park: “I’m looking forward to it. I wish it was next week.” Von Furstenberg chimed in: "They didn't want us anymore, so we found a better place. The only way to deal with rejection is by shining."