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20 posts tagged "Daisy Lowe"

Matthew Williamson For Guys (And Sympathetic Gals), Hussein Takes The Reins, And More…

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After testing the waters with a few men’s pieces for his H&M collaboration, Matthew Williamson is diving head-on into the men’s market with a small line due out this February. Looking at the first pieces, we think Williamson’s ladies will find plenty to poach here, too. [WWD]

Score one for the little guy: Hussein Chalayan has bought back Puma AG’s stake in his namesake company. (He’ll remain creative director of Puma.) Fashion’s high priest of avant freed of corporate control? Get ready for avant to get even, uh, avant-ier. [WWD]

The couple that works together, stays together. The first issue of the Viennese 25 magazine edited by Anja Rubik and her boyfriend, fellow model Sasha Knezevic, is out this February. We can’t imagine how Anja balances modeling, editing, and designing her own accessories line in her native Poland, but we imagine all the yoga keeps her pretty centered. [Fashionologie]

And speaking of model multi-hyphenates, Daisy Lowe has been tapped by Swarovski to design a capsule line of jewelry inspired by the stars. That’s the astronomical stars, mind you, not stepmom Gwen Stefani. [Grazia]

Mamma Mia Madonna, Monteiro for Blass, and More…

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More details on Madonna‘s spaghetti-eating, tear-jerking campaign for Dolce & Gabbana. “She really cried,” says Gabbana. [WWD]

If Mad Men is Sex and the City for guys, then skinny ties are their flower pins. [NYT]

Jeffrey Monteiro is in at Bill Blass, and the gig starts in January. In case you’ve forgotten, “the last of four designers who tried to carry on [the label’s] legacy finally gave up,” so no pressure, Jeff. [NYT]

Christina Ricci is starring opposite a Donna Karan handbag in Four Play, the new short/commercial directed by Sting and Trudie’s son Jake. If this starlet and bag trend keeps up, male models could be out of a job. [WWD]

Remember Esprit? It’s bringing a big ol’ flagship and love from Julia Restoin-Roitfeld and Daisy Lowe to New York next year. [Refinery 29]

Photo: Steven Klein

Yay, Nay, Or Eh: Daisy Lowe Cuts It Out

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With the holiday soirée circuit in full swing, we’ve been noticing that revelers are in full-on exposure mode, thanks to the recent obsession with cutouts on the runways. Waists, thighs, backs—there’s virtually no patch of skin designers haven’t been putting on display. Witness Daisy Lowe in Vivienne Westwood at last night’s British Fashion Awards. From the bodice up she looks perfectly elegant, but we’d say a little more coverage is wanted below the belt. What do you think? Are eveningwear’s new cutouts a cut above, or just too much?

Photo: Stuart Wilson/Getty Images

Comme Together, Beyoncé Stays Local, And More…

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The highly anticipated William Rast retail rollout has begun, and it’s “aggressive.” Sounds like Justin‘s bringing sexy back again. [WWD]

Finally, an uplifting recession scorecard report: Shoe sales are way up. We swear we had no idea. [NYT]

The first Comme des Garçons/Beatles collection image is out. We were hoping for less apple and more strawberry field. [WWD]

It looks like we may get to keep Beyoncé all to ourselves. Her Malaysian concert was a no-go, and now Egypt has declared her tour an “insolent sex party.” Sounds horrible, right? [USA Today]

Donatella confirms rumors that Georgia May Jagger (our latest Beauty Icon) is the face of the new Versace campaign. This, plus Daisy Lowe’s new Louis Vuitton booking, means we are officially in hot British rocker progeny overdrive. [WWD]

Karlie Kloss totally knows how to change your oil. Explore the inner workings of models’ minds on www.modelsaresmart.tumblr.com. [HuffPo]

Escada: Saved! The label has finally been acquired. [WWD]

Photo: Courtesy of Comme Des Garcons

C’N'C Takes It To The Masses With Rock Royalty, Coke

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“Fashion has gotten stale,” C’N'C’s Ennio Capasa informed us last night. “I wanted to zing things up so I thought I’d bring it to the people. ” For Capasa, this meant live national TV coverage, and “us,” the fashion folk on a grandstand behind a catwalk facing a crowd of 10,000 in Milan’s Piazza Duomo. We recovered from the initial shock of the spectacle just in time to be swept through a medley of Britain’s Got Talent-type performances capped off with a ramshackle troupe of airborne, flame-throwing wizards and a short set from the Killers. Then came the runway show with a frizzed-up selection of, as the press notes called them, “the children of yesterday’s rock stars” in the form of Pixie Geldof, Tali Lennox, and Daisy Lowe. (The lattermost disavowed to us her “wild child” status, claiming to be headed straight to her hotel room post-show to catch up on her Buffy the Vampire Slayer DVDs.)

Following that was the charity auction: Coca-Cola Light’s “Tribute to Fashion,” where giant coke bottles hit the catwalk. No, we haven’t segued into a Fellini-esque blog post dream sequence. The various bottles were designed by Italy’s major labels: Alberta Ferretti, Blumarine, Etro, Fendi, Marni, Missoni, Moschino, and Versace. Camps from all of the above were there to show their support. At any rate, though a bit goofy to say the least, the auction turned out to be a success. A total of €100,000 was raised for victims of the earthquake in Abruzzo.

 

Photo: FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images