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August 31 2014

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7 posts tagged "Aquascutum"

BFC Announces Expanded Menswear Program

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As a development of the Men’s day at London fashion week, the British Fashion Council has just announced a new menswear showcase, entitled London Collections: Men, set to launch June 2012.

London Collections: Men, running June 15-17, will have most of the same brands and designers who participate in Men’s day, selected by chairman and GQ editor Dylan Jones and a team of fashion insiders like Christopher Bailey, David Furnish, Elizabeth Saltzman Walker, and Style.com’s Tim Blanks. The participating brands that have been released so far include Savile Row, Aquascutum, and Margaret Howell.

Of the new program, Jones says, “This is a fabulous initiative and one that will undoubtedly draw even more attention towards London this year.” He added, “Whether you’re involved in sport, fashion, media, retail, entertainment, or tech, or indeed any industry, London is the place to be in 2012.”

Photo:Vogue U.K. / PA Photos

Topshop To Tokyo (Again),
JPG Joins Carla’s Cause, And More…

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Topshop has announced it’ll open a second Tokyo store in September, which will be its new Japanese flagship, in the Shinjuku shopping district. Glad to hear it—we were worried there were ten square feet left in Tokyo without some amazing retail space, so Topshop should fill that in nicely. [WWD]

Jean Paul Gaultier (pictured) has teamed up with Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, designing a T-shirt to raise awareness for the French first lady’s Born HIV Free campaign. The shirt comes packaged with the new issue of French Elle and is Breton style—we’d say perfectly on trend, given the Saint James craze at the moment, but in all fairness, Gaultier’s been doing sailor-boy chic for years. [WWD]

First Jersey-ite JWoww launched her line of Filthy Couture, and now her cast mate, Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, is launching his own line, with the apparel brand DILLIGAF (“Does It Look Like I Give A”…you can fill in the rest). He took to Facebook to show off the first look, which is, predictably, a tank top emblazoned with the words “The Situation.” Just what we were waiting for! [Racked]

Aquascutum’s new creative director, Joanna Sykes, is temporarily closing her own, namesake label to focus on the British heritage brand. But not to worry—if you’re a devoted customer, she’ll still make you your Sykes goods on a bespoke basis. [Vogue U.K.]

Photo: KCSPresse / Splash News

A Film From David Lynch, Bags From Lindsay Lohan, A New Name At Aquascutum, And More…

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David Lynch’s film for Dior, Lady Blue Shanghai, screened at the label’s cruise collection show. If you missed it there and want to see Marion Cotillard fretting (pictured), having a spectral love affair, and reciting a poem, the full 16-minute video is now up at LadyDior.com.

Following the departure of Graeme Fidler and Michael Herz for Bally earlier this year, Aquascutum has tapped English designer Joanna Sykes for its creative director post. Sykes is an alum of Armani, Ferretti, and Matches’ house label. [Vogue U.K.]

March of the mannequins: Industry stalwart Ralph Pucci will create a “catwalk” of his mannequins in Times Square, outfitted by Calvin Klein, DVF, Michael Kors, and more. Great, just what Times Square needs: more people standing stock-still, blocking pedestrian walkways. [WWD]

Lindsay Lohan is expanding her 6126 collection into handbags, apparently La Lohan’s favorite accessory. Style groups include Starlette, Glam A-Go-Go, and Kitten with a Whip. PR executives of the world: Isn’t there one of you out there who can convince her that these names are just not a good idea? [WWD]

And now we know: The tux R&B singer Janelle Monáe often sports is a tribute both to Marlene Dietrich and to her mother (a janitor) and her father (who drove a garbage truck). “It pays homage to how they put on a uniform every day and turned something into nothing.” [NY Mag]

Photo: David Lynch/Courtesy of Dior

Legionnaire Lagerfeld, Broadcast Balazs, And More…

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Karl Lagerfeld is the latest designer to be appointed as a Commander of the French Légion d’Honneur. That’s a relief: With just the constant accolades and endless new assignments to keep him going, we were worried he was going to get low self-esteem. [WWD]

And speaking of Chanel, The Moment checks in with house accessories designer (and Maison Michel milliner) Laetitia Crahay for a few salty quips about fashion, style, and the Kaiser. Among the revelations: She went to fashion school disliking fashion, couldn’t be bothered with draping, and supports a skincare regime that includes drinking, smoking, and partying. [The Moment]

André Balazs is reportedly in talks to create a fictionalized TV show about life behind the scenes at his famous hotels. Will the stars’ notorious antics be visible through the thin veil of fiction? Celebrity publicists, stand by. [Page Six]

And Graeme Fidler and Michael Herz—late of Aquascutum—are headed to Bally, says Fashion Week Daily. [FWD]

Photo: Jens Hartmann / Rex USA

Halston For The Guys, Pantsuits For the Girls, And More…

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Striking while the iron’s hot, Halston announces—on the heels of Marios Schwab’s successful first collection for the label and the high-profile signing of SJP to creative-direct the heritage line—that it will develop heritage and collection lines for men, too. But, no, Stanford Blatch won’t be the creative director of those. [WWD]

Aquascutum’s Graeme Fidler and Michael Herz, the designers, respectively, of the label’s men’s and womenswear, have resigned. The heritage British brand has responded with a cool, businesslike statement on their departure. In other words: classic stiff upper lip. [WWD]

The New York Times investigates the relationship of fashion and film and finds that…well, we’re not totally clear on what they’ve found. Apparently they used to be really tight, and now they’ve kind of cooled off, but they’re still friends sometimes. Sounds just like what happened to us and our BFF in junior high. [NYT]

And WSJ‘s Christina Binkley looks at the bounty of pantsuits on the runways, and sees the seventies Charlie girl and Xerox chairman Anne Mulcahy. (Even if sometimes, as at Dolce & Gabbana, they forget the pants.) [WSJ]