The venture will take over Emma’s of Lovedale on Wilderness Road and be renamed to Nanna Kerr’s Kitchen, inspired by Matt and Miranda’s grandmother, Anne, whose Gunnedah home was destroyed by a fire in 2011. (more…)
Today, Public School showed yet another strong menswear collection, but this time, creative directors Maxwell Osbourne and Dao-Yi Chow attempted to make a bit of a political statement during the presentation. They put models (which included male style maven Nick Wooster) in a rendering of a police lineup setting to showcase the clothes and also as a comment on America’s criminal justice system.
“We wanted to show unity and that everybody is the same when lined up next to one another,” Chow told WWD. This would be a valid point were it not for the harsh truth that to the criminal justice system, we are not all the same. Unity is a beautiful thing and there is a place for that, but the fact of the matter is that the American criminal justice system disproportionately targets black and Latino men and it’s a reality that a lot of people are uncomfortable facing. This notion of everyone being the same, while it is fundamentally true, kind of glosses over and dilutes the heart of the issue.
Still, one can argue that the display was a comment on humanity in general, rather than the criminal justice system. But using a police lineup was perhaps not the best way to demonstrate the concept when police brutality is making headlines across America.
But hey, at least the display was thought-provoking and the clothes themselves a delight to look at.
Topshop is getting all eco on us. The high street retailer has announced the launch of Topshop Reclaim, a 20-piece range of stylish sustainable pieces to add some eco-friendly oomph to your wardrobe. From breezy floral rompers and zip-front skirts to airy camis and charming pinafores, there are both basics and standout pieces to create a look for any occasion.
Topshop used leftover material from past collections to create the range, made in collaboration with Reclaim to Wear, which has partnered with the retailer for three previous sustainable collections. Reclaim to Wear has also teamed up with Livia Firth, Speedo and Central Saint Martins.
The new Reclaim collection is set to hit stores July 16. Check out what Topshop has in store in the gallery below. (more…)
It’s not exactly a secret that we’ve become huge supporters of Harper’s Bazaar Australia, after giving us the likes of Elle Macpherson, Miranda Kerr and Cate Blanchett on its previous installments. Now Bazaar gears up for the release of its August issue featuring a surprising cover subject: Emily Baker, whose last notable presence was a Gucci campaign back in 2011. We’re all for seeing models on our magazine covers and the New Zealand-born beauty was photographed by Steven Chee wearing Prada.
“Hopefully this cover heralds the return to the international stage of Miss Emily Baker?!” asked zoom right away.
“The return of Miss Baker. She looks amazing!” replied a content littlekiki.
Also thrilled with Bazaar‘s choice of subject was Avogadro, who echoed, “So nice to see Emily Baker.”
“Too much Photoshop, but you can’t deny this is a gorgeous cover and Emily’s looking stunning here,” said justaguy.
But the majority of us were left with mixed feelings. “At first glance I see Lara [Stone] and when I stare at it, I see Toni [Garrn]…” described MON.
Benn98 agreed, adding, “Toni Garrn? I see that as well. They’ve got just enough cover lines on the newsstand cover, and the image is still striking. I wish other editions would take note.”
“I am so over the bleached eyebrows trend but other than that this looks really good,” approved KateTheGreatest.
Check out Emily’s cover story, which is a total contrast from the cover shot, inside our thread here.
If you shed a tear in 2010 at the notion of never being able to purchase Alexander McQueen’s Armadillo boots, Christie’s auction house is giving you a chance to take home a pair. The impossibly high platform boots were the talk of McQueen’s Spring 2010 collection and now, Christie’s is auctioning off three pairs in support of UNICEF’s work to help rebuild Nepal. Only 21 pairs of the shoes were originally made for a lucky few.
Starting today, you can bid on the shoes, as well as other pricey designer goods in Christie’s handbags & accessories category. The Italian-made shoes are made of wood and python skin and all the proceeds will go to UNICEF. The starting bid on the eye-catching footwear is $10,000 USD – a pretty penny for some savagely beautiful footwear. You can bid from now until July 23 when the auction ends.
Hope your pockets are extra deep!
We’ve seen the main bulk of the new season campaigns by now, but there’s always one we forget that surfaces from nowhere and today, we finally get to see Alexander Wang‘s Fall 2015 ads. Gone from last season are the vibrant neon colors in favor of a more subdued and moody look, captured in black and white by Steven Klein. Wang welcomes back Anna Ewers as the face of his collection, who is joined by models Molly Bair, Binx Walton, Lexi Boling, Hanne Gaby Odiele, Sarah Brannon and Isabella Emmack as well as singer Alice Glass and the Japanese dance duo AyaBambi, making for an interesting cast that ultimately seems part of some trendy gothic clique.
Our feisty forum members began discussing immediately. “His usual gang plus some random chicks. He really needs to stop with it, especially with Hanne who looks awful once again. She, Isabella and Sarah are really irrelevant. The second shot is way too crowded but I quite like the first one. Still, it’s the weakest Wang campaign in seasons,” slammed anlabe32.
“I don’t like it, it looks like a group of cool girls with ugly shoes who came out into the rain and are angry now,” shared an unimpressed dcmaike.
Also not feeling it was Benn98: “Yikes, I’m not a fan. It’s too over the top, fashion models trying to be goth while having only a vague idea what it’s about.”
“I don’t like it, they tried to be so goth, tough and cool but they failed and all look… dead? The anger they tried to show looks so fake and silly in a way. And it’s too crowded, the cast is so random,” announced perhydrol.
HeatherAnne was far from overjoyed as she deemed the campaign, “So cheesy!”
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