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July 29 2014

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9 posts tagged "Consuelo Castiglioni"

Will You Go Big With Statement Earrings?

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Earrings made a big comeback—”big” in both size and scope—at the Spring shows. Marni‘s Consuelo Castiglioni led the way, accessorizing her Fall collection with door knocker-sized baubles and making ear candy in the form of mod, colorful hoops a big part of her story this season. Boho glam chandeliers punctuated every look at Oscar de la Renta and Emilio Pucci, while Dolce & Gabbana and Missoni turned up the kitsch factor with garden vegetables and gilded critters, respectively. Needless to say, street-style darlings like Shala Monroque, Anna Dello Russo, and Miroslava Duma kept up with the runways, showing off their jumbo-sized earrings in many a front row. But we’ve got to give props to stylist Catherine Baba, whose rotating collection of shoulder-scrapers is arguably as signature as her ubiquitous two-speed bike.

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Photo: Gianni Pucci / GoRunway.com

Yves By Hedi, A Woman On Top At The
Gray Lady, Florence Welch Takes On Buddy Holly, And More…

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Hedi Slimane takes a break from shooting young punks and skaters to serve up a tantalizing new group of shots on his Fashion Diary: a series of pictures from Yves Saint Laurent’s farewell-to-fashion show in 2002 (above). [Hedi Slimane]

Despite rumors of a big change at Harper’s Bazaar, there’s been no motion on that front yet. But at another storied publication, The New York Times, a big change will be announced today: Jill Abramson will be named the paper’s executive editor, the first woman to hold the post in its entire history. [WWD]

Marni for less? Seems too good to be true—but it’s exactly what you’ll get when Consuelo Castiglioni debuts a lower-priced collection, called Foulard, this June. [Harper’s Bazaar via Racked]

Crime may not pay, but beauty sure does. Gisele Bündchen, the world’s most successful model, is apparently well on her way to billionaire-dom. As if we needed another reason to envy her. [Vogue U.K.]

And today on Nowness, Florence Welch debuts a new video—a tribute to her longtime musical idol and admitted crush, Buddy Holly. [Nowness]

Photo: Hedi Slimane

Valley Of The Marni-Clad Dolls

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Marni’s keeping it animated for its new summer-edition (what we might call pre-fall) collection: Consuelo Castiglioni has once again collaborated with British video artist Rohan Wadham to create a short film for the label’s muse, a futuristic doll-creature with an enviable wardrobe—all Marni, of course. In her first video last February, she was taking on the tundra, but we’re glad to report she’s found herself in sunnier, more hospitable climes. She’s even found herself a date. Some dolls have all the luck. Check it out, below.

Milan Menswear: Marni’s Saving Grace

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I’d already been through the racks of Marni’s fall collection for men when Consuelo Castiglioni, the designer herself, popped out of a door in the wall of the showroom. “What kind of man do you imagine in these clothes?” I wondered. “Gorgeous ones,” she answered. I pushed her a bit, and she specified architects, musicians…. I was having a little trouble with that idea, because the collection itself had a resolutely undeclarative flatness. Sure, there were clever touches—like the puffa sewn inside a tweed jacket, or the jacket that reversed to a raincoat—but otherwise, it was hard to imagine Marni’s fall menswear galvanizing creative types. Then I saw the lookbook, which features U.K. model Ash Stymest, he of the extreme tatts and kickass att. He looked like an angel. Okay, fashion is alchemy, and I stand corrected on the transformative power of Marni’s new menswear.

Photo: Courtesy of Marni