Athleta‘s first designer collaboration is bound to make Lululemon sweat. Today, the athletic apparel and accessory brand announced its first partnership with Derek Lam 10 Crosby. The capsule collection will incorporate 10 Crosby signatures, like colorblocking and two-in-one styles, in Athleta’s breathable, high-performance fabrics. Expect leggings, shorts, dresses, jackets, sweatshirts and custom sneakers to roll out during three delivery seasons: Fall 2015, Winter 2015 and Spring 2016. The first installment will hit select Athleta stores, Athleta.com and the Derek Lam 10 Crosby boutique in SoHo in September 2015.
While her ex-husband Chris is busy shutting down his “revenge retail” firm C. Wonder, Tory Burch’s brand is thriving. WWD reports that the designer’s label is doing better than ever thanks to some share swaps between investors, the result of which has boosted the company’s value to $3.5 billion.
Burch’s growing value could make the company a prime candidate for a public offering, though we don’t know if that is actually in the cards for the fashion label. As recently as September, Burch made it clear that she’s satisfied with the company’s private status, at least for now. Still, people are speculating that the designer may change her mind, possibly in the near future. But until she officially makes a move, Burch will be privately raking in her billions.
Porter is turning one and what better way to celebrate than by placing a supermodel on the cover? The magazine tapped Natalia Vodianova for the celebratory edition, following the likes of Gisele Bündchen, Lara Stone, Anja Rubik and Lady Gaga, who have all been Porter cover girls themselves. Photographed by Ryan McGinley, Natalia was captured surrounded by vibrant blossoms for the magazine’s Spring 2015 issue.
It should come as no surprise that our forum members are loving Porter‘s most recent installment. “It’s another gorgeous cover from Porter, I love this! So perfect for a spring cover. This magazine is really surpassing UK Vogue, Miss Dalloway, making it clear she’s an admirer.Instead of them, my money goes to Porter every time now! Proper fan of what Lucy Yeomans, and her team are doing with such a new title,” raved
“This is so gorgeous, I’m excited to see Ryan get more work. It’s also very appropriate for spring, such lovely colors. One of the best magazines at the moment for sure, they also produce amazing covers and editorials,” agreed KateTheGreatest.
Nymphaea was also a fan: “Beautiful spring cover, love the colors and Natalia peeking through the branches is mesmerizing.”
TaylorBinque added, “When you decide to do something different with Natalia, she will always deliver. This is so beautiful.”
“Echo the same sentiments as everyone else…beautiful cover. The colors are almost ironically autumnal. Really looking forward to seeing what McGinley produced with the ever dynamic Natalia,” Fiercification enthused.
SevenWeeksLater simply stated, “That’s one stunning cover,” and we couldn’t agree more!
Await the contents of Porter‘s Spring 2015 issue and join the discussion here.
As our excitement builds for London Fashion Week, which is now only a few weeks away, we’re beginning to speculate about everything from which trends we’ll be seeing to who will be sitting front row and even which models have been booked for the biggest runways.
We’ve been tipping Immy Waterhouse and Hannah Dodd for big things for a while now, and we’re pretty sure that we’ll see them further solidify their style credentials at LFW. Why’s that you ask? Well, we spotted both of the models in the front row at Burberry’s London Collections: Men show earlier this month and nothing screams Burberry muse more than a front row seat at one of its most sought-after shows. Of course, we’re taking this as a sign that they’ll be gracing Burberry’s runway at LFW, too. (more…)
Isaac Mizrahi is adding color cosmetics and skincare to his long list of endeavors. The line is called True Isaac Mizrahi and will be a 144-piece collection that will debut on February 9 on his QVC show, online at IsaacMizrahi.com and at retailer Beauty Brands. Once the rollout is complete, the line — which has an extensive range of lip, eye and face products — will be available in 150 stores.
“My color sense has always been my calling card,” Mizrahi told WWD regarding the large collection. “We’re not dipping a toe in the water, we’re jumping in the lake. And one of my goals as a designer has always been to get my customer to look in the mirror the right way. I don’t want her to buy this because it’s a big fantasy, but because she will look in the mirror and think she looks good.”
Mizrahi is no stranger to new business ventures. In 2002, he became one of the first designers to team up with Target to successfully create a women’s apparel line, and did so until 2008. In 2010, Isaac Mizrahi Live! began to air on QVC and in the fall of 2012, he launched a fragrance. So it is no surprise that he has big plans for this line, telling WWD, “We had about 150 things we had to cut in the line. I’d love to see the line tripled in both size and reach at this time next year.”