Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia is you around the corner, with fashion’s finest hitting Sydney’s Bondi Icebergs to officially launch the 20th anniversary schedule last night. It was a super-hot Autumn day in Sydney yesterday, so a beachside restaurant was the perfect excuse for attendees to show off a bit of skin. The stomach seemed to be the area of choice, although plunging necklines made their way into the mix too.
Scroll through below to see all the skin-baring looks from the night.
For a couple who struggle to keep their hands off one another, model Bambi Northwood-Blyth and her hubby, designer Dan Single, kept things pretty PG for the media wall. Bambi did show her affection by wearing a loose metallic mesh T-shirt by Dan’s newest design venture, Single Studios, drawing all the attention to her midsection. (more…)
This year’s MBFWA is a big one, celebrating its 20th anniversary with a diverse mix of over 50 Aussie designers set to hit the runway next month.
The event will take place at Eveleigh’s Carriageworks in Sydney from April 12-16, although a select few designers including Bec & Bridge, Maticevski, Alice McCALL, Aje, We Are Handsome, Ten Pieces and Manning Cartell are choosing to show offsite.
There will be a few notable absentees including Dion Lee, Camilla and Marc, Alex Perry, Christopher Esber, and Kahlo, but there’s still hope considering the opening and closing shows are yet to be announced. (more…)
- Here’s why Kendall Jenner stands the way she does on the red carpet. [ELLE]
- Gwyneth Paltrow said she was a fool when she first started Goop. [Us Weekly]
- Kanye West’s lookbook for his first Adidas collection has leaked. There are naked people in it. [Four Pins]
- Lottie Moss gets her first catwalk credit from Sonia Rykiel’s Fall 2015 runway. [Fashionista]
- Sarah Burton on the legacy of Alexander McQueen. [Telegraph]
- The “big four” fashion capitals are looking abroad to attract international talent. [The Business of Fashion]
- Fur is fashionable again — but there is far less PETA outrage over it. [The Daily Beast]
Image: Courtesy of Charlotte Olympia
Julia Restoin Roitfeld is putting her own special touch on the children’s book Pat the Bunny for the tome’s 75th anniversary. Roitfeld has designed a limited-edition range with Bonpoint, aden + anais and Charlotte Olympia, in conjunction with her lifestyle blog Romy & The Bunnies.
Roitfeld has created a 14-piece range for moms and babies that includes shoes, swaddlers, sweaters, rompers and more. The pieces are, of course, decorated with Pat the Bunny imagery and illustrations, our favorite piece being the bunny-shaped sandals.
The collection is set to hit stores March 21 and will be available at Harrods, Bonpoint, aden + anais and Charlotte Olympia. Check out a few pieces from the collection below and try not to explode from the cuteness. (more…)
For the fashion aficionados amongst us, it’s hard to imagine wearing an item that is clearly labelled as fake, but that’s exactly the trend that Stella McCartney was trying to set at Paris Fashion Week this morning. It’s all for the greater good, of course, and rather than supporting some kind of counterfeit trade, the designer is promoting the use of fake fur. As her Fall 2015 collection hit the runway at the Opéra National in Paris, the vegetarian ensured that her shaggy faux fur coats featured a clearly visible label reading “Fur-Free Fur” on the outside of the neck or sleeves.
We saw plenty of fur on the runways and on many an editor this season. The trend is so prevalent, in fact, that Karl Lagerfeld is launching a fur-only show for Fendi called Haute Fourrure. McCartney, who never uses fur or leather in her collections, is proving to both the industry and consumers that you don’t have to wear real fur to be fashionable. Her collection is, of course, made entirely from synthetically-made fur, making this one of the few PETA-approved shows.
Let’s hope that her openly fake fur trend sets a precedent within the fashion industry, and other designers soon follow suit by solely working with synthetic furs.
Today, in addition to a few other impressive updates to the Apple family – like the new gold MacBook – the tech giant unveiled more about the much-anticipated Apple Watch. Since first teasing it back in September, Apple seems to have been on a tour trying to beef up the watch’s street cred, particularly amongst the fashion set. After all, it may be a tech item, but the Apple Watch is still an accessory that has to be stylish.
Apple also revealed that it’s chosen Christy Turlington to help promote the watch’s advanced fitness features. The supermodel actually used the watch to run a half marathon (a first for Apple) to benefit her Every Mother Counts organization and will continue to push the new tech item in a weekly blog that will focus on her preparation for the Virgin Money London Marathon. Of course, Turlington will be running the race with an Apple Watch around her wrist .
Pre-orders for the device start April 10. On that date, Apple will also make a few samples available in stores so that customers can try out the three watch collections. The Apple Sport options are priced between $349 and $399, the Apple Watch version ranges from $549 to $1,099, and the big kahuna, the 18-karat gold Apple Watch Edition starts at $10,000.
You’ll be able to get your hands (or wrist) on the device when it hits stores April 24 in the U.S., U.K., China, Japan, France, Canada, Germany, Australia and Hong Kong.