For the past few seasons, Givenchy has opted out of presenting a couture collection, officially announcing a break from the calendar at the end of 2012. But now, there’s hope that the French fashion house will make a comeback to the trade, thanks to a bit of tea Riccardo Tisci spilled to The New York Times this week.
Before heading to the after-party for Atelier Versace, the designer let it slip that Givenchy will be going back to presenting couture shows again — and then he “smiled and then walked away.”
Oh, Tisci, you sly dog. We’re glad that the designer will again be creating couture collections — after all, Kim Kardashian and Tisci’s flock of famous gal pals aren’t the only ones that should be able to rock threads from the Givenchy atelier. Non-famous, but still wildly wealthy women with a penchant for expensive clothes deserve a little love, too.
Whatever you have to say about Kim Kardashian, one thing’s for sure: She isn’t above poking fun at herself. The reality star was tapped to appear in T-Mobile’s latest Super Bowl commercial, a version of which aired during Conan last night. The spot has the feel of a very serious PSA (think Sarah McLachlan’s ASPCA commercial, minus the depressing puppy and kitten faces) with Mrs. Kardashian West relaying the sad reality that unused data minutes your phone company collects keeps you from looking at more of her vacation, tennis, makeup and OOTD selfies.
“Tragic,” the reality star deadpans, asking us to “help save the data.” You can expect another, longer version of the commercial during the Super Bowl. We wonder if it will include an appearance by Kanye, or better yet, North West.
Watch Kim in the hilarious clip above.
[via T-Mobile YouTube]
Sofia Vergara and Kmart are parting ways, after partnering for the last four years on the Sofia by Sofia Vergara collection, a range that included apparel and intimates. The actress says she is “looking forward to pursuing new opportunities in the apparel world,” though we don’t yet know what her next move will be.
Sofia has racked up quite a generous share of endorsements, ranging from deals with Kay Jewelers (she even wore jewelry by the brand for her SAG Awards appearance) to Head & Shoulders, the latter of which also features the star’s family. Sofia is expected to launch her second fragrance this summer, so it’s clear she has no trouble pulling in licensing deals. We wager it won’t be long until we see Sofia Vergara apparel on shelves again, even if it isn’t with Kmart.
Not only has Georgia May Jagger replaced Cara Delevingne as the face of Mulberry’s spring campaign, but a new photographic team makes for a refreshing change. Lensed by Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin (replacing Tim Walker), Georgia stands before a makeshift studio backdrop erected inside a country manor, suggesting the shoot was unrehearsed. To accompany the print ads that are slated to break inside the March issues of fashion glossies, Mulberry also released a video, which can be viewed on the brand’s site.
But the best efforts of the team involved in the shoot, from Melanie Ward on styling duties to Christiaan tending to Georgia’s tresses, don’t mean a thing if our forum members aren’t feeling it. Marsnoop2 summed it up, declaring the ads “truly terrible.”
“I should be lined against a wall and shot for saying this, but I actually miss Cara now. The concept seems nice, that whole split scene vibe, but the execution is poor. Not entirely Georgia’s fault,” added Benn98, also not exactly sharing an ecstatic notion for the campaign.
Emmanuelle failed to see how Georgia was a good choice for Mulberry. “I like the setting, even if it is a little too dark. I am not sure Georgia is the best model choice for the brand. She looks too sophisticated, and her poses are not natural enough I think,” she commented. (more…)
Minimalists rejoice! Japanese fast fashion chain Uniqlo, best known for its stylish basics at favourable prices, has announced that it will open two locations in Toronto in the fall of 2016. This is the brand’s first foray into the Canadian market and its 18th market worldwide.
The two flagship stores will be located in Toronto’s Yorkdale Shopping Centre, one of North America’s top-earning malls, and the historic Eaton Centre mall, a landmark shopping destination. They will measure 24,000 and 28,000 square feet respectively and will carry the full men’s, women’s and children’s Uniqlo ranges.
Some of the brand’s proprietary performance collections include AIRism, HEATTECH and Ultra Light Down as well as premium denim, fleece and cotton separates. A leader in creating high-performance apparel, past designer collaborations have included collections produced in conjunction with Jil Sander, Orla Kiely and Helmut Lang.
H&M’s Design Award hit a milestone yesterday as the retailer announced its first menswear designer as the winner of the coveted prize. Ximon Lee, a 24 year old from China, took home the honor, which includes $56,000 (or 50,000 euros), a collaboration with the retailer and a mentorship.
Using a lot of denim and drawing inspiration from the 2005 documentary The Children of Leningradsky, Lee created a 22-piece range with lots of volume and layering with a semi-sculptural feel. Wide-leg trousers and culottes along with ballooning T-shirt sleeves were rendered in shades of blue, black and white with patchwork and ombre galore.
Lee hopes that this win will put him on the path to designing for his very own label out of New York City. If this win is any indication, it looks like he may one day fulfill his dream.