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Forget your Saturday night: Alexander Wang for H&M was announced at Coachella


Alexander Wang HM Coachella

Photography by Jerod Harris/Getty Images

However cool you thought your Saturday night was, Alexander Wang probably has you beat. Again. The designer announced his upcoming collaboration with H&M last night, which in and of itself is a big deal. He’s the first-ever American designer to collaborate with the brand. He’s also just a liiiitle busy lately, but hey. Why not make top the major with more major—a throw down dance party at Coachella featuring surprise performances by Iggy Azealea, Major Lazer and Diplo. The designer also used the announcement to launch his Instagram account, which previously stayed update-less for two years. “We were really waiting for the right moment to do something with it and find the right project. We kept it going and it kind of accumulated followers without any posts and we thought, what a great idea for the first post to be this, so we did a really fun video,” the designer told WWD.
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Michelle Williams is twice as nice in Louis Vuitton’s Spring 2014 handbag campaign


Michelle Williams Louis Vuitton Spring 2014 Campaign

Photography by Peter Lindbergh

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If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. After a successful season as the face of Louis Vuitton handbags, Michelle Williams is back with an even prettier campaign for Spring 2014. Photographed by Peter Lindbergh, the shots depict the actress in a myriad of springy modes: in pastel lipstick, on a bike, in a raglan tee. She’s beautiful; the bags are beautiful… what more can I say? Maybe just that “I don’t want to wait (for these new spring arrivals…)”
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Kate Moss for Topshop: View the complete Spring 2014 lookbook


Kate Moss Topshop Spring 2014 Lookbook

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After 4 years hiatus, Kate Moss has reprised her mega successful collaboration with Topshop for Spring 2014, bringing her babeular boho look back with 43 pieces launching at the end of this month. The latest collection features a Kate prescription for every mode: pyjama time, cocktail hour and “Baeraic dressing” a.k.a dressing for strictly beachside days. As well as her signature gypsy-like wisps, the collection features ever-popular motifs like Aztec prints, sequined stars and plenty of shimmer fringe. The collection also boasts a more luxe approach, using silk chiffon, butter soft suede and intricate lace.

“I love the whole process of designing, from hanging out with the girls in the design team, building the concept, getting excited about seeing the various stages of sampling, making tweaks and improvements and then seeing the final collection coming together,” says Moss via press release. We dig it too, girl.
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Rumour mill: Is Uniqlo opening in Toronto?


Uniqlo Toronto

Photography by Toru Yamanaka/AFP/Getty Images

Toronto is a hotbed for international retailers. That, and international retailer rumours. From the real (Nordstrom) to the still TBD (Bloomingdales), there always seems to be something to talk about. While we don’t like to pander to gossip and industry rumblings (or maybe we do), this latest rumour is too good to ignore. Japanese retailer Uniqlo is apparently in serious talks with Canadian retailers in an attempt to bring their famous $79 cashmere sweaters to our very own Yorkdale Shopping Centre. We don’t wanna jinx it, but we’re seriously giddy.
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Google Glass sets its sights on fashion with Luxottica partnership


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Google Glass on the runway at DVF, Spring 2013

For the past few years, we’ve become accustomed to fashion titans like Diane Von Furstenberg and Nina Garcia sporting Google Glass to fashion shows. Even before they hit stands, the first-edition prototypes have become the ultimate in techy covetables at $1,500 a pop. For those who have actually tried a pair though, you’d know that they ain’t so fierce IRL. Clunky and, well, utilitarian, they look more like fourth grade nerd glasses than they do stylish.

That’s all set to change, with today’s Google announcement of a partnership with luxury eyewear conglomerate Luxottica Group. Aiming to bring the Glass to a wider consumer basse, two of the group’s biggest brands, Ray-Ban and Oakley, will be the first to reveal styles in 2015.

“We believe that a strategic partnership with a leading player like Google is the ideal platform for developing a new way forward in our industry and answering the evolving needs of consumers on a global scale,” Luxottica Chief Executive Officer Andrea Guerra said via press release.

Video: Behind the scenes with Beyoncé’s tour stylists


While some might have you believe that the magic of Beyoncé is just that, magic, the queen is revealing the team of stylists that help her prep for daily global domination. The latest installment in a string of behind-the-scenes tour videos released on her YouTube page provides some serious designer eye-candy as we delve into the wonderful world of wardrobe for the Mrs. Carter World Tour. In the video, tour stylists Ty Hunter and Raquel Smith give an up close and personal look at all the different tour outfits and share how looks are chosen, how they come together and some insider details on those quick costume changes (think layers) from Givenchy to Ungaro and beyond. One Versace employee shares how long it took to make that insane white and silver fitted number (spoiler: a paltry 300 hours). For the Crazy in Love segment, the secret to better on-stage twerking is revealed and it includes plenty of ruffled patent leather.
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Anja Rubik is a video star! Guarantee it’s the best thing you’ve seen since “Fashion Shower”

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Welcome to the best moment of today: Anja Rubik is in a music video and it’s delightfully ridiculous. “Chleb” features the supermodel walking, singing and eventually flying through cartoon graphics created by Polish artist Dorota Masłowska a.k.a Mister D. Looking about as Eastern Euro as humanly possible, Rubik wears caked shimmer eyeshadow, Kim Mathers-style pink lips, gold chains and a tiara as she mouths words we obviously don’t understand but venture to guess are awesome. Also featured, is a normcore teen transforming into iron man, a guy in drag receiving defibrillator shocks, several loaves of bread and a man playfully grazing his neck with an axe.

So, like, what is going on here? Is this for real? Or is Anja Rubik Poland’s unsung answer to Ryan Trecartin? Is Anna Dello Russo crying inside? (I see your ‘Fashion Shower‘ and raise you one terribly low budge pop song” I imagine she said.) We’ll continue to uncover this magical mystery but until then, enjoy.

Remembering L’Wren Scott: Highlights of the designer’s illustrious fashion career


Lwren Scott

Photography by Fred Duval/FilmMagic

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The fashion world has lost another of its own. Earlier today, we were shocked to learn of the passing of L’Wren Scott, a successful American womenswear designer who had been a favourite among actresses and models for her flattering, sexy designs.

Her journey in fashion began as a teenager, forced to sew her own clothes to suit her unique 6’4” frame and then later as a model, walking some of the most famed runways. Scott eventually founded her own line in 2006 with her debut collection entitled Little Black Dress, featuring various finely tailored and overtly feminine takes on the wardrobe staple. Scott’s designs amassed a loyal fan base including Penelope Cruz, Sarah Jessica Parker and her long time friend and client, Nicole Kidman.

On the runways in London, Scott’s looks could be as varied as full-on chinoiserie, poured gold va-va-voom and elegantly art inspired, and while garnering rave reviews from critics, it’s being reported that her business was on the decline. Her timeless designs and eye for detail will be missed, to say the least.

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