Fashion models may epitomize glamor, but many of them are mired in debt because designers pay them with clothes rather than money, the Daily Beast reports. The logic: Fashion shows lend models prestige, and that can lead to paying gigs like an ad campaign or a mass-market lingerie brand. Meanwhile, models scramble to sell their gifted clothing in…
Selfridges is excited to launch Ndani, the Nigerian Fashion Project that brings the best of Lagos Fashion and Design Week to London.
Ndani presents an edit of spring/summer 2013 pieces, hand-picked from the runway shows of one of Africa’s foremost fashion showcases.
Ndani offers an edit from five key designers, already well established in Nigeria including Lisa Folawiyo with her label Jewel By Lisa, Lanre…
Adding some much-needed sparkle to the front row, Jennifer Lopez dazzled her way through the crème de la crème of the Paris show schedule today.
BY Olivia Bergin | 02 October 2012
Less than 24 hours ago we could be heard bemoaning the calibre of ‘slebs’ at Paris Fashion Week – in fact the S/S 13…
Courier company to blame for last-minute cancellation of Hakaan show after the entire collection is lost in transit.
BY Olivia Bergin | 01 October 2012
Hakaan Yildirim, the Turkish-born, London-based design sensation has had to cancel his Paris Fashion Week show – scheduled to take place tomorrow – after his spring/summer 2013 has been lost by…
British designer Pheobe Philo triumphs again at Céline.
BY Luke Leitch | 30 September 2012
There were new silhouettes, new bags, and some outrageous new shoes; mink high heels and mink-lined pool sandals that were near-instantly christened ‘furkenstocks’.
In fact, so jam-packed with juicy innovation was today’s Céline collection that a full jostle of fashion editors descended backstage to…
With its fairytale sets and arresting images, Tim Walker’s fashion photography is instantly recognisable. A new exhibition and book are set to celebrate his recent work
BY Penny Martin | 29 September 2012
For the handful of elite fashion photographers who shoot the industry’s most high-profile advertising campaigns, October can mean only one thing: long days spent in airless studios with supermodels, photographing the spring/summer collections. Except for…
French designer Isabel Marant tells Luke Leitch how Bardot, Brikin and Elvis inspired her spring/summer 2013 collection.
BY Luke Leitch | 28 September 2012
Over the last few years Isabel Marant has borderline cornered the market in outstanding outfits for gamine Parisian cool-girls-about-town (and wannabes, too). So following this afternoon’s hibiscus-print, steel-studded, and occasionally outrageously high-hemmed collection, we…
Eighties influences continue to reign at Balmain, but the formula is flagging, writes Lisa Armstrong.
BY Lisa Armstrong | 27 September 2012
To nurture a designer from talked-about talent to global brand requires art and good plumbing, a senior strategist for an international conglomerate told me yesterday. The designer provides the tantrums, the celebrities (Kirsten Stewart turned up…
The shows kicked off with lashings of sex appeal thanks to Anthony Vacarello, plus Kristen Stewart is headed to the front row.
26 September 2012
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Design duo Dolce & Gabbana swap their signature va-va-voom vamp for a more demure signorina.
BY Lisa Armstrong | 23 September 2012
“Look, don’t touch”. The label that made the erotic imagery of Fellini’s films – curves, cantilevered corsetry and visible bra straps – such an influential part of the fashion landscape has decided the time is right…