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I decided to kick off London Fashion Week by nearly falling…into my fabulous silver Mercedes Benz sedan. Thanks, British Fashion Council (and ouch, Louboutins)! Not a great start, but all was forgotten once I got to the Jena.Theo show, where an excited Hilary Alexander was already seated, wearing the cutest leopard-print sneakers. Loved the great big hair and red lips inspired by old-Hollywood glamour (fitting for a collection called Fatale).
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There’s no questioning fashion’s love of tomboys. From Diane Keaton’s iconic Annie Hall moment to Paris Vogue editor in chief, Emmanuelle Alt’s pants-only uniform, a little gender bending always has a place among the style set. So what’s next in the way of androgynous dressing? Introducing J.W. Anderson, the Northern Irish designer who graduated from the London College of Fashion in 2007, specializing in menswear. After designing exclusively for the guys, Anderson ventured into womenswear in 2010.
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The first shows in London were under-attended due to the tornado in New York, but in London the weather’s fine and after a restful night at the May Fair Hotel and a lovely car ride with my assigned driver for the week (thanks, British Fashion Council!), I started the day at the Bora Aksu show. (Loved the ant-trail-printed tights. Wonder if—hoping—those will be produced?) Read more »
The date for Alexander McQueen’s memorial service has been set for September 20, during London Fashion Week. A private funeral for McQueen, who committed suicide in February, was attended by close family and friends, including Naomi Campbell, Daphne Guinness and Kate Moss, but this is a chance for the fashion community at large to celebrate the designer’s life and talent.
The service will take place at London’s iconic St. Paul’s Cathedral, which has also held memorials for Jim Henson and King Hussein of Jordan, as well as the wedding of Prince Charles and Princess Diana.
Fashion news: Doutzen Kroes is pregnant, Giles goes back to LFW, and what do Justin Bieber and Tavi have in common?
Big congrats to Victoria’s Secret model Doutzen Kroes who is pregnant with her first child. We’re already expecting to be wowed by her post-baby bod. [The Cut]
The London Fashion Week schedule has just been released: after two seasons in Paris, Brit designer Giles Deacon will be presenting on home turf, along with LFW newbies Acne. The usual slew of Canadians are on the list as well, including Mark Fast, Todd Lynn, Jean Pierre Braganza and Erdem. London Fashion Week starts September 17.
Fashion news: Proenza for J Brand, Mizrahi’s pre-show ritual, Canadians are the 10th prettiest people, and more
The collaboration Proenza Schouler and J Brand denim label, which debuted at Proenza’s Fall 2010 show, is being launched at specialty stores mid-July. The jeans have a graffiti-esque pattern that’s printed and hand-painted [Stylelist]
Fashion news: McQueen label to carry on, models-turn-DJs, Anna Wintour abandons the Diesel show, and more
One week after the news of Alexander McQueen‘s suicide, the Gucci Group confirmed that the designer’s label will continue. GG President and CEO Robert Polet said, “We believe in the future of the brand…Lee was very proud of the people working in his company, and so am I.” [Vogue UK]
Meanwhile the British Fashion Council will pay tribute to McQueen at London Fashion Week, setting up a wall in the main tent where guests can pin notes written to the designer and his family. At the end of the week, the BFC will compile the notes into a book and give it to the McQueen’s family. [WWD] Read more »