Michael Bastian’s Barneys Collection, Ralph Rucci Cancels His Runway Show, DVF’s Spring Campaign, And More…
CFDA Menswear Designer of the Year Michael Bastian has collaborated with Barneys on a fully outfitted suit collection. The line will feature slim, modern tailoring ideal for an emerging market of young professionals who want to avoid an “anonymous baggy ‘going to work’ suit.” Pieces, available online and in Barneys stores, will be priced 20 percent lower than Bastian’s namesake line. [Michael Bastian]
Ralph Rucci is opting for private showroom meetings rather than a runway show this season. His sister and communications director, Rosina Rucci, stated that his time slot, conflicting with the Tommy Hilfiger show, was not a factor in the decision. Chado Ralph Rucci was scheduled to show on February 12. [WWD]
Diane von Furstenberg’s new Spring ’12 campaign recollects work by Surrealist artists Salvador Dalí and Magritte. The campaign places models in desert landscapes, obscured by a mirror covering the face. Von Furstenberg is known to be a collector of the late Dali’s art. [Telegraph]
The Hyères International Festival of Fashion and Photography has announced its ten fashion design candidates for the 27th annual competition. From April 27-30, the global group of designers from Estonia to Argentina will showcase their work to a panel of judges, presided over by Yohji Yamamoto. Hyères is known for embracing emerging avant-garde talent—last year’s jury consisted of Raf Simons, Christopher Kane, Proenza Schouler, and Style.com’s Tim Blanks.