Spanning just five days, London Fashion Week is the shortest of the ready-to-wear fashion weeks. It’s also in many ways the most entertaining: the attendees, the street style, and most of all, the clothes on the runway are consistently lighter-hearted than New York and Milan’s more austere ambiance. Just take legendary designer Tom Ford, for example, who unveiled his first ever London catwalk show with a collection more vividly multi-ethnic than the pure streamlined elegance he’s known for. London Fashion Week has come and gone, so we’ve pulled five of our favorite shows from the five days — let’s take a look at Marios Schwab, Christopher Kane, Erdem, Burberry Prorsum, Roksanda Ilincic, and one veeeeery un-Tom Ford Tom Ford collection … Keep reading »
I have never wanted to wear a trenchcoat over a bathing suit more — check out collections from Burberry Prorsum, Christopher Kane, Osman, and other designers showing at London Fashion Week, after the jump! Keep reading »
British designer Christopher Kane won’t be replacing John Galliano at Dior. Kane’s was the latest name banded about as a possible replacement for Galliano. Kane says he’s statying in charge of his eponymous line and remaining the head of Versace’s Versus label.
Stefano Pilati is out as head of Yves St. Laurent. Hedi Slimane, (pictured) who used to be in charge at Dior Homme, will take over.
And Raf Simons is allegedly out as the head designer of Jil Sander, saying on Sunday, “I am leaving Milan tomorrow, forever,” after showing his most recent collection for the brand.
Got all that straight? Great.
Just because fashion editors are at the tippy-top of the new style food chain, watch as the newest and latest looks stroll down the runway and claim fashion is always “individual,” doesn’t mean they don’t jump on trend bandwagons like the rest of us. Want proof? Street style blog Streetpeeper witnessed so many Christopher Kane tops (both the high-end line and the Topshop versions!) this past London Fashion Week, he was moved to do some hilarious Photoshopping, above. Fashion folk sure are loving their Christopher Kane—as is Rihanna. [Streetpeeper] Keep reading »
Donatella Versace is going back to her roots (and it has nothing to do with her bleached hair). The blond fashionista and chief designer at Versace has announced plans to bring back Versus, the first collection she designed on her own for her family’s label. Versus first debuted in 1989 as the younger, chicer, and less pricey sister line to Versace, but then shut down 16 years later in 2005. After the four-year hiatus, Donatella asked “it” Brit designer Christopher Kane to create a small accessories collection for the line back in February. The blingy, studded and rock ‘n’ roll chic pieces he designed may be indicative of what we can expect for Versus’ Spring 2010 debut. “The collection reflects Versus’ DNA,” Versace told Women’s Wear Daily, “And is aimed at young people who want to dress with their own style but like to evolve and break new ground.” [Fashionologie] Keep reading »
Now that Topshop is fully and very securely entrenched in the American fashion scene, we get to be endlessly entertained by the also seemingly endless announcements of collaborations à la H&M and Target. Fashion types are obsessed with Scottish designer Christopher Kane–he’s always the toast of London Fashion Week and you may recognize his famous gorilla shirts. So, naturally when his Topshop collection was announced, the collective jaw dropped. Eh, it’s still not here yet (next month ladies, next month!), but images have finally surfaced and, like I said, the people who care are generally buzzing. And we’re excited too, but wary of actually being able to score this cobalt dress, chic granny panties or black studded leggings, since his spring/summer 2009 collection completely sold out in a matter of hours when it launched on Net-A-Porter. And those clothes were WAY more expensive. [BlackBook] Keep reading »
I don’t know what all the fuss is about when it comes to these ugly/sexy Christopher Kane gorilla shirts/dresses, but I love them. It makes as much sense as why people enjoy sitting in the rain or feel the need to eat Oreos with peanut butter. Celebs from Rihanna to our Sea of Shoes girl have been sporting them out on the town. (If anyone wants to time warp with me you’ll remember that indie fave Kristen Stewart even sported a gorilla dress on the march edition of Nylon.) Let’s investigate, shall we? Keep reading »
If I were having lunch with someone who was wearing this top, I would lose my appetite. Look at all that plaque on the gorilla’s teeth! [Christopher Kane fashion show; London Fashion Week; 9/16/2008] Keep reading »