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Renzo Rosso Is Thrilled with John Galliano at Maison Margiela

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Things are really looking good for John Galliano at the house of Margiela. The once-disgraced Dior designer seems to be doing well with his new job and it sounds like his boss, Renzo Rosso, is quite pleased.

Rosso admitted he had Galliano in mind for Margiela when the designer was fired from Dior in 2011 and that since his debut at the house, sales are up 20 percent, even though only a few of the designer’s wares are available in stores. If that’s not a testament to Galliano’s talent and ability to excite customers, we don’t know what is. 

“John is a real pro, I am so happy to have him,” Rosso said to Reuters. “He is not a designer but a couturier and has great pyramidal thinking — turning couture concepts into ready-to-wear clothing and accessories.” Under Galliano, the house of Margiela is also enjoying quite a red carpet run — Amal Clooney wore a custom piece from the label to the Japan premiere of Tomorrowland and has hired Galliano’s beau Alexis Roche as her stylist.

[via BoF]

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Model with Down Syndrome Gains Global Attention

Madeline Stewart

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Job offers and support from all around the world are pouring in for Brisbane-based Madeline Stuart, an aspiring model with genetic chromosomal disorder Down syndrome.

The 18-year-old is truly inspirational, proving that people with disabilities are not only beautiful, but also more than capable of making it big in the cut-throat fashion industry. “I think it is time people realised that people with down syndrome can be sexy and beautiful and should be celebrated,” her mother, Rosanne, told Daily Mail Australia.

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Iggy Azalea Finally Explains Why She Cancelled Her US Tour

Iggy Azalea attends the Billboard Music Awards

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Iggy Azalea has revealed why she cancelled her first arena tour in the US, and it’s got nothing to do with an illness or her upcoming wedding.

Speaking to Seventeen magazine, Iggy said she decided against proceeding with her Great Escape tour because she’s “had a different creative change of heart.”

Following news of the cancellation last Friday, Iggy explained, “I want to start totally anew, and if I stayed on my tour, that would mean I wouldn’t even be able to start working on that until after Christmas.” (more…)

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Karolin Wolter Shows Some Killer Legs on Vogue Turkey (Forum Buzz)

Vogue Turkey started to fall out of favor on our forums, but the title has regained our attention with the release of its June 2015 cover. Karolin Wolter is handed her second Vogue cover (excluding reprints) by the Turkish magazine, captured in New York City by photographer Miguel Reveriego. The German beauty and current face of Alexander McQueen isn’t overshadowed by the location as she demands our attention posing in a swimsuit and skyscraper heels.

Vogue Turkey June 2015 Karolin Wolter by Miguel Reveriego

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Forum members began to declare their love for the magazine within seconds. “Vogue Turkey is back to making great and original covers! Karolin looks stunning and the backdrop is perfect!” miguelalmeida raved the moment the cover dropped.

“I like this! This is a great shot and it reminds me of the Vogue Turkey I like,” Oxymore replied.

Echoing the same sentiments was MyNameIs: “This is so good. Way to think outside the box and deliver, VT.”

Also taking a huge liking toward the cover was TeeVanity. “Now this is lovely, everything is right about this cover,” he applauded.

“Karolin Wolter! Haven’t seen her in a while, but she’s always great!” enthused Simera.

Bruce7Lee also showed Karolin some support, declaring, “Karolin’s model skills are definitely one of the best in the industry now.”

KILLER LEGS!! Love it,” proclaimed an overwhelmed fluorescentbeat.

Does Turkish Vogue‘s cover do it for you? Drop us a comment inside the thread here.

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Inside the Graduate Fashion Week Exhibition 2015 in London

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The best thing about Graduate Fashion Week is not only checking out the runway shows to try and spot the next big future designer, but also exploring its exhibition. It presents you with the chance to get closer to the designs than the runway shows allow, whilst gaining a better, more visual idea of the designers’ inspirations thanks to the surrounding mood boards and sketchbooks on display. Plus, there’s also the opportunity to have a quick chat with the lecturers and get a real feel for each university. All in all, it’s a much more fulfilling experience than simply watching a three-minute runway show. 

So as this year’s Graduate Fashion Week descended upon Brick Lane’s The Old Truman Brewery in London’s hipster Shoreditch district, it was almost compulsory for us to wander around the exhibition and snap a few of our favourite finds. We were welcomed by creative artist Ant Carver painting a colourful picture of model Erin O’Connor. Judging by the quality of the work on display, there’s a bright future ahead for many of these aspiring designers and we wish them all the very best of luck. Take a look through a few of our favourite pieces from the exhibition in the slideshow below.  (more…)

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John Galiano Changes Its Logo

New John Galliano Logo

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The house of Galliano has gone through a lot of changes over the past few years, mainly losing its namesake designer. But the John Galliano label just got another major update. The fashion house recently inked a deal with Modalis and under the new licensing agreement, it seemed like a great time to change the logo. Nicolas Ghesquière did it at Louis Vuitton, Hedi Slimane did it at Saint Laurent and now it’s Bill Gaytten’s turn to switch up the house of Galliano’s swag.

The gothic type of the Galliano house has been replaced with less ornamented lettering. “Embedded in this new identity is the energy of late Eighties London, when artists and designers twisted established ideas,” said Frank Durand, the man helping to bring the new Galliano image to life. “This refined-meets-raw attitude, also at the heart of the Maison, has strong graphic potential, so we played off that.”  Galliano label CEO Dominique deLongvialle also seems excited about the house’s new look. “We believe this new visual identity expresses a resurgence of Maison John Galliano’s creative output and revival of its original ideas,” he said.

We suppose it was high time the logo changed, since John Galliano is no longer at the brand and it doesn’t look like he will be returning anytime soon. He’s clearly moved on to his post at Margiela so it seems like these changes were long overdue. At any rate, are you feeling Galliano’s new look?

[via Vogue UK]