Those of us who are rooting for the swift demise of designer x fast fashion collaborations will be heartened to hear that Target is practically paying people to take its Peter Pilotto leftovers. (By "paying people" I mean giving them a 30% discount, but considering how fast these collaborations typically sell out, it's a bad sign.) [
London's digital fashion scene is thriving. [HuffPo]
Buzzfeed's Jonah Peretti expounds on bundling and the role of advertising on the site: “The way we think about it is, it goes back to the best of advertising in magazines, where you pick up a women’s fashion magazine, and you take all the ads out, it would be a worse experience for the consumer. The advertising is high-quality fashion photography and so are the editorial spreads, and that’s something to aspire to for the Web.”
The last time I looked at an issue of Vogue (not sure if it was the February or March issue), I must have flipped through 200 pages before I even hit the table of contents. Just saying, fashion magazines are maybe not the best model for thinking about how to balance editorial and advertising. [WWD]
New York City's "top" tech start-ups are sooo sooo … nauseating. [Refinery29]
Sky Ferreira speaks out against abusive Internet trolls. [DazedDigital]
Fashionista speaks to costume designer Janie Bryant about her post-Mad Men career aspirations. [Fashionista]
- Paris Fashion Week may be over, but these photos of what the runway beauty looks were are probably forever. [BellaSugar]
For AnOther magazine's current issue, stylist and fashion editor Katie Shillingford collaborated with her longtime friend Gareth Pugh (the pair met when they were both studying at Central Saint Martins) on a fashion story featuring the designer's Fall 2014 mens and womenswear collections.
Referring to the collection as a turning point, Pugh and Shillingford named the editorial, 'A New Perspective.'
As the designer put it, "This show was my attempt to begin to see things differently – to try and find some sort of truth in a constant swirl of opinions and ideas. This sounds very grand indeed, but essentially I felt the need to take things back to zero: to hit the reset button."
To see more on AnOtherMag.com or check the newsstand.
UK Elle is usually the first of the British monthlies to surface but this month is an exception. Elle has landed Katie Holmes for its April 2014 cover wearing a Prada coat, photographed by Thomas Whiteside. She looks radiant and is a refreshing cover choice for a British magazine.
"Just saw this on the newsstand… Random! It's a nice cover though, I like it," wrote honeycombchild
KissMiss questioned Lorraine Candy's (UK Elle's editor-in-chief) choice in cover subject and posted, "Really? The cover is nice though… I find her so intensely uninteresting though…"
Catherine88 also didn't seem to understand the cover choice, "Why did they choose her?" But Luxx reassured her, "She has 4 movies coming out in 2014 – though I don't feel like one is scheduled for release ASAP so I'm not sure. The picture is nice though and she looks refreshingly adult — she should embrace this style in her day to day life."
I do agree with the comments theFashionSpot members are making towards this particular appearance, but it's a refreshing one. It's a pleasure to see a different face on the cover of a magazine. We often get the same recycled celebrities over and over, I like this. The composition and overall look of the cover is excellent.
Join the discussion and take a look at some previews here.
Before you give in and let your New Year's resolution routines slow down a little, there is a new line to pick you right up and back on the treadmill as the eagerly awaited Topshop x Adidas Originals collaboration launches on March 20.
The high street giant tweeted an excited link to the site, telling fans of the infamous sportswear label to get ready for the 20-piece collection that will be released in-store and on the website, available worldwide.
Delving into the Adidas archives, the two brands have come up with a collection that reimagines vintage designs with a fresh twist. There will be a real emphasis on femininity throughout the collection with a fresh, spring palette that can be worn in the gym or simply out and about.
Loose tanks featuring a floral Adidas logo feature alongside tailored sweatpants and soft cotton sweatshirts in dove greys and peach melba hues, as well as retro-style running shorts perfect for any holiday wardrobe. With prices starting at £25 for clothing up to £90 for the collaborative footwear styles including Tech super trainers.
No excuse to wear that old T-shirt and leggings combo at the gym from now on then.
Sign up to get updates on Topshop x Adidas Originals on Topshop.com now.
Toronto-based designer Anu Raina will be showing her eponymous World MasterCard Fashion Week collection in the Studio on Friday, March 21 at 3:00 p.m. It’s not the most prestigious of locales or timeslots, but those who aren’t yet decided on attending the Fall 2014 shows can reconsider their decision after hearing of Raina’s inspiration.
Like the vision behind her popular Toronto subway scarf, Raina is again set to channel her favourite city, paying homage with a collection that focuses on the rich hues and textures of Toronto’s autumn season. Entitled T.O², the lineup will include signature prints featuring original artwork of city-inspired imagery.
“In this collection of prints, I sought to recapture the joyful experience of falling in love with Toronto,” says Raina. “The rich memories of my first fall here have been a great source of inspiration for me. I recall an experience beyond words, where it seemed someone had filled a bucket with warm hues and splashed it across the city.”
Woven together by a common thread of black, the palette is punctuated by Malachite green, ochre, cobalt blue, prunes, purples and teals, inspired by the changing colours of nature and the passive-but-pervasive backdrop of the city’s signals and signs. Raina’s trademark prints feature stylized and abstract city scenes, including fall on Lake Ontario, gleaming high-rises, downtown at night, rides on “The Rocket” and long walks around North York.
I have only seen sketches of what’s to come — one of which is included here — but expect this collection to be a real flag-waving gem that will embody the changing nature and backdrop of fashion week’s host city.
Image via Anu Raina Designs
We've been obsessed with The Face ever since we first learned that supermodel Naomi Campbell was launching a new modeling reality show. In anticipation of the Oxygen Network series' second season premiere (airing tomorrow, on Wednesday, March 5 at 10 ET), we're excited to announce that we'll be hosting an exclusive weekly blog from one of the contestants, model Amanda Gullickson.
We asked Gullickson to tell us a little bit about herself in a video selfie, which you can see for yourself here. The 18-year-old South Carolina girl has been modeling for the past couple of years and is currently signed with Next Los Angeles. (Here's a little feature on Gullickson in WWD; you can also check out her tFS forum thread.) She tells us that she auditioned for The Face at the suggestion of her mother agency in Charlotte, Evolution: "I went to the casting and everything just fell into place."
This season, industry legends Lydia Hearst and Anne V join Campbell as mentors to the twelve contestants; photographer and television personality Nigel Barker will his role as host. The winner will become the face of Frédéric Fekkai for the beauty brand's 2014 national ad campaign and receive a spread in the July issue of ELLE magazine.
Check back after tomorrow's premiere to get Amanda's exclusive take on the episode.