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Nicolas Ghesquière to Show First Collection for Louis Vuitton in March

Image: Getty

Image: Getty

Immediately after Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton announced the American designer's departure from the French fashion house, Nicolas Ghesquière was pegged as Jacobs' most likely successor. Speculation was initially frenzied, but then died down after the rumor was falsely (and perhaps embarrassingly) confirmed a month ago. Finally today, luxury conglomerate LVMH confirms (to WWD) that the former head of Balenciaga has been named artistic director of womenswear at Louis Vuitton, effective immediately. Ghesquière will show his first collection for the house in March. 


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Shop Seasonal Trends on a Budget with Amazon’s New Style for Less Boutique

eBay has been trying to up its fashion credentials for quite some time, and now Amazon is clearly following suit. No longer will we just be browsing its offerings for new books and gadgets but rather for the chance to snap up pieces from some of our favourite high street stye labels — but at even lower price points than usual.

Dubbed the Style for Less Boutique, nothing will set you back more than £70. And don’t be under the illusion that just because everything is priced lower than usual that it’s all last season’s stock that customers no longer want, it’s full of on-trend seasonal pieces.

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For instance, you can rock plenty of fall's top trends with their current stock. Opt for the dark floral vibe with Motel’s Mandarin bodycon (£39), test out that much covetable tartan look with Glamorous’ patterned skirt (£16,50) or get punk ready with Motel’s Poison diamond bodycon (£45).

So, if you lead a champagne lifestyle on a lemonade budget, Amazon’s new section is a great way for you try out some of the new season’s trends on a shoestring. Plus, there’s also quite a few party pieces that'd work perfectly for the holiday season ahead — from hot LBDs to floor length gowns, they’ve definitely covered everything.

Head over to Amazon to see for yourself. 

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The Fashion Spot’s 10 Best Articles of the Week


  1. Monique Lhuillier’s Fall 2013 Disconnected Eyeliner Look: A tFS Video How-To — DIY the disconnected eyeliner seen on the runway at Monique Lhuillier Fall 2013.
  2. Seeing Double: Karolina Kurkova and Toni Collette Get Caught Up in Cut-Outs Courtesy of Esteban Cortazar and More Matching Celebs - Also matching: Rooney Mara and Anna Wintour. 
  3. Beauty Cheat Sheet: Find Your Best Eye Makeup Look for Any Season - Tips for finding your best eye makeup look based on the shape and color of your eyes.
  4. Color Crush: the New Colors to Wear for Spring 2014 - Here are the colors you'll be crushing on come the new season.
  5. Fake It: Fall’s No-Commitment Big Bang Trend - Not quite ready to commit to the big chop, but want to cash in on fringe benefits this fall? Take a cue from the runways and fake it.
  6. Designer to Watch: Liberty United - We talk to founder Peter Thum about his jewelry line created from destroyed illegal guns and bullet shells and the company's goal to end gun violence.
  7. Celeb Halloween Costume Roundup: the Good, the Bad and the Just Plain Weird - Stars love playing dress up, whether it’s on the red carpet or for Halloween.
  8. For the Product Junkie on Your List: Holiday’s Best Makeup Palettes and Gift Sets - If you have a product junkie on your holiday gift list, a great idea is the gift of options. Here's some of our favorite pretty palettes of the season.
  9. Men’s Fashion Forecasting from PROJECT’s Tommy Fazio - Boys, we love 'em (and want to steal their clothes). 
  10. Diane Kruger Attends Chanel’s The Little Black Jacket Exhibition in a Little Black Dress and Other Best Dressed Celebs of the Week - Naomi Watts, Kate Bosworth and Olivia Wilde also top this week's list.

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Amanda Murphy and Cameron Russell Join Anna Ewers for Prada Resort 2014 Campaign

The word 'directional' is one of the most faddish in our fashion lexicon, but none are better to describe Miuccia Prada's influence on the industry. 

Prada and Miu Miu collections are typically considered truly trendsetting for the season (or seasons) ahead and similarly, being cast in a Prada campaign or runway show can effectively launch a model's career. (That's part of the reason many were upset to learn that Malaika Firth was the first black model to appear in a Prada campaign in nineteen years.)

Amanda Murphy and Cameron Russell Join Anna Ewers for Prada Resort 2014 Campaign

So: Forum members were pleased that when the first image (above) from Prada's Resort 2014 campaign appeared online a few days ago, it starred a relative newcomer to the modeling industry, the German model Anna Ewars, who just closed out a stellar season at the Spring 2014 shows. 

Two more photos have just popped up in the Forums. The new ads, photographed by Steven Meisel, feature Amanda Murphy and Cameron Russell, who both appeared in the Fall 2013 campaign and are among the industry's most in-demand models. (Russell, a Victoria's Secret Angel, is also known for her activist projects and a 'Looks Aren't Everything' TED Talk, which went viral last year.)


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Image: Zino via tFS Forums

Cameron Russell / Image: Zino via tFS Forums

Prada's ads typically feature almost comically large campaign casts, so additional photos from the label's Resort 2014 campaign are likely to trickle in within the next few days. 


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Link Buzz: Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen Launch Fragrance(s) for Elizabeth & James; CFDA Brings Attention to Eco-Fashion

  • Image: Ryan/

    Image: Ryan/

    Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen are launching a paired fragrance duo for their Elizabeth & James brand. “I’d like to walk down the street and smell a note of it,” said Mary-Kate. [WWD]
  • "Whether you're a facial hair fan or not, Movemeber has arrived, which means plenty of the men in our lives will be growing out their mustaches and beards in support." [BellaSugar]
  • Gisele Bundchen and Erin Heatherton both appeared on the runway at São Paulo Fashion Week. [FabSugar]
  • The CFDA/Lexus Eco-Fashion Challenge is back for its fourth year. [Fashionologie]
  • Tina Fey is bringing a new sitcom (about a former cult member who moves to New York City) to NBC. [SheFinds]
  • Lena Dunham's first choice to play Marnie, the Allison Williams character, on Girls? Her real-life best friend, Audrey Gelman. Who is probably better known to some tFS readers as girlfriend to Terry Richardson. [PageSix]
  • Fashion critic Lisa Armstrong plays designer musical chairs, proposes emerging British designer Simone Rocha for the top spot at Jil Sander. [Telegraph]

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Collette Dinnigan to Close Her Eponymous Line


Image: Collette Dinnigan’s Instagram

A month ago, Australian designer Collette Dinnigan delivered a decadent collection for her 18th season showing at Paris Fashion Week. But if you’re hoping to buy anything from Spring 2014, better make it snappy: Dinnigan has announced she’s ceasing production of her eponymous evening and bridal lines by the end of 2013, and closing her boutiques in Sydney, Melbourne and London soon after New Year's.

It’s not all over for Dinnigan or fans of her playful, ladylike luxe. The designer will continue with her diffusion and children’s lines, Collette by Collette Dinnigan and Collette Dinnigan Enfant. But in an industry that’s seen local heavyweights, including Lisa Ho and Kirrily Johnson, shutting up shop, it’s difficult not to label Dinnigan another victim of a fickle industry.

The decision was announced at the launch of the designer’s new coffee table book, Obsessive Creative. “The book is a retrospective of my life and it’s made me stop and think about the amazing journey I have had thus far,” said Dinnigan. “It [crystalized] my thinking, that I have sacrificed a lot of family time in building and maintaining my business, now I want balance back in my life with my husband, nine-year-old daughter and baby boy. I have met and worked with some of the world’s most talented people, as well as realizing my own creativity while driving a financially viable, profitable business.” 

She followed it up with a handwritten letter on Instagram thanking her followers for their 24 years of support. 

But WWD has pointed out that a different reason was given in an interview with the Australian Financial Review, where the designer cited a lack of resources as a contributing factor. A spokesperson has noted in response that the Collette Dinnigan brand is totally debt-free.

We’ll miss seeing Dinnigan’s breezy romanticism on the runways, but we’ve still got one Australian designer holding down the Paris Fashion Week fort. Ellery showed her debut collection there as Dinnigan presented her last.  

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