Schiaparelli has finally found a designer to take the place of Marco Zanini, who served at the helm of the house for a mere two seasons. Bertrand Guyon will take up the banner for the revived fashion house.
Guyon is no stranger to couture, having worked in that capacity for Givenchy, Christian Lacroix and Valentino. Guyon will be responsible for creating both ready-to-wear and couture for Schiaparelli and is slated to make his debut in his new position this July during Haute Couture Week.
“Elsa Schiaparelli is an enchanting couture house. I have always been fascinated by its exceptional legacy, its luminous and intimate story, its quirky and poetic world, its ultimate chic and its endless creativity,” Guyon said of his new appointment. “I feel honoured to be part of Schiaparelli today and develop it further, respecting its heritage and tradition while adding a contemporary and modern take, something Elsa Schiaparelli has always demonstrated.”
Zanini is rumored to have left Schiaparelli after feeling the position was not a good fit. In the meantime, we can’t wait to see what Guyon whips up for the house.
You need to clear your calendar ASAP, because Target has just announced a collaboration with Australian designer Dion Lee for a one-off women’s capsule collection.
“We were excited about the opportunity to create a collection that will give more women across Australia access to the Dion Lee brand,” the designer said in a press release. “The Dion Lee for Target collection is designed to reflect the lifestyle of the contemporary woman, mixing elements of tailoring, lounge and active wear, to create the ultimate modern wardrobe.”
The collection will consist of 35 pieces, featuring day-to-night clothing, loungewear, accessories, and Dion Lee’s first-ever activewear capsule. We can expect signature tailored detailing, laser-cut and technical fabrics, and, this is the best part, extremely affordable prices ranging from $25 to $119. Yes, that’s right, you can own a Dion Lee garment without having to splash the cash.
Australia’s Next Top Model Cycle 9 begins this Thursday, April 30, but we’ve already been hearing about the tantrums and dramas before the show has even started. Apparently the girls have been giving themselves a five-finger discount, pinching clothes from mentor Didier Cohen and fellow contestants.
Speaking to KIIS FM’s Kyle and Jackie O on Tuesday, Didier revealed that the girls were to blame for a pair of pants he lost. “They stole my pants,” he said. “My pants got stolen on set. I went to the girls’ house, got changed, and they stole my pants,” he continued, claiming it was a pair of trackies which went mysteriously missing. (more…)
Naomi Watts has put on her modelling hat in a vintage-inspired shoot for British Airways, as the airline celebrates it 80th anniversary of flights to Australia.
The 46-year-old actress recreated the company’s iconic poster from back in 1935, used to promote a service from London to Brisbane under the name of British Airways’ predecessor, B.O.A.C, in conjunction with Qantas Empire Airways.
Naomi is an absolute babe in the shoot, donning a red one-piece swimsuit featuring a balconette bra and shorts, and that big yellow surfboard under her arm. She practically becomes the real-life version of the image which preceded her, while also channelling the Baywatch vibes. (more…)
It seems that every few months, we hear about another disaster or reports of abuses at a supply factory for a fast fashion retailer. In the aftermath of the devastating Rana Plaza collapse in 2013, several retailers linked to the factory pledged to practice more oversight for supply chain management – promises retailers have been making forever. Take Gap, for example, whose sweatshop woes have followed it through the 90s and continue to do so today.
Many of these retailers blame some of the unsafe working conditions and child labor practices on unauthorized subcontractors hired by authorized contractors to complete orders. But this has happened so many times, it’s mind-boggling to think that retailers would even trust their authorized contractors at all. John Oliver at Last Week Tonight is wondering the same thing and has something special planned for the heads of major retailers like Walmart, Gap, H&M, Joe Fresh and The Children’s Place.
His lesson? If they expect customers to wear clothes but can’t confirm whether or not the people who made them are being treated ethically, then the CEOs of each of these companies should be happy enough eating the lunches Oliver ordered them – but Oliver cannot confirm how the food was made…or if anyone spat in them.
Watch Oliver’s amazing takedown in the video above.