6 posts tagged "Fashion Fund"
The winners and runners-up of the Vogue/CFDA Fashion Fund are once again getting an added boost with the accolade: capsule collections debuting this spring at J.Crew. Last week, the retailer hosted a dinner to toast Joseph Altuzarra, this year’s winner, as well as Pamela Love and Creatures of the Wind’s Shane Gabier and Chris Peters, all of whom will see their wares sold at www.jcrew.com, at the chain’s Fifth Avenue store, and by phone. Altuzarra’s seven-piece Saint-Tropezienne-inspired collection goes on sale tomorrow, with Breton-stripe sweaters and dresses, pencil skirts, and suede espadrilles among the offerings. Pamela Love and Creatures of the Wind each created three pieces; they’ll go on sale on May 17 and June 14, respectively, though they’ll be available for preorder by phone tomorrow as well
Pictured, top left: Altuzarra for J.Crew Manon back-pleat pencil skirt in denim, $168, and Corinne suede espadrilles, $345.
Pictured, top right: Creatures of the Wind for J.Crew sleeveless zip dress in Liberty-print chambray, $350.
Pictured, bottom: Pamela Love for J.Crew Lorimer jean jacket with pins, $295.
Jewelers, it’s your lucky day. Tiffany & Co. has announced a new, $1 million gift to the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund, which will include a $250,000 grant to be awarded to one of the past jewelry winners of the Fashion Fund grant. [CFDA]
Vogue Italia investigates a trend we’re not sure will catch on: “the housemaid look” (left). [Vogue.it]
Before his move to W, Edward Enninful had been fashion director at i-D for two decades, since taking the job in 1991 at the tender age of 18. His successor has just been announced: Charlotte Stockdale, the English stylist who’s long worked with the magazine, as well as contributing to Numéro, V, and Visionaire. [Fashionologie]
Organic’s John Patrick is a man of many talents. Case in point: The watercolor paintings (with organic paint, no less!) he’s contributing to a new group show. [T]
And pour a little out, it’s the end of an era: The final episode of Oprah airs today at 4 p.m. EST. [Oprah]
Announced this morning: Christopher Kane is the latest winner of the British Fashion Council/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund. (He’s pronounced himself “absolutely delighted” by the award.) Kane is the second winner of the annual prize, which grants designers £200,000 and access to mentors across the industry. British Vogue‘s Alexandra Shulman chaired the judging panel, which selected Kane from a short list of eight designers, including Charlotte Olympia’s Charlotte Dellal, E. Tautz’s Patrick Grant, Jonathan Saunders, Osman’s Osman Yousefzada, Peter Pilotto’s Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos, Nicholas Kirkwood, and Richard Nicoll. To see all of Christopher Kane’s recent collections, click here; to check out his work reviving Versace’s Versus, click here.
Pictured: Kane backstage with models at his Fall 2008 show.
The Fashion Fund Finalists Face The Judges, J.Crew Buy’s Not A Done Deal Yet, Menswear On The Rise, And More…-------
The finalists for the BFC/Vogue Fashion Fund—the English version of the American prize—and their models met the judging committee, and British Vogue was there to snap a few shots behind the scenes. Their gallery’s well worth a visit this afternoon. Left, models in Christopher Kane at the judging panel. [Vogue U.K.]
Hold your horses, there, Leonard Green and TPG Capital. The equity groups have designs on acquiring J.Crew, but Sears and Urban Outiftters are reportedly both mulling rival bids during the requisite “shopping” period for counteroffers. [Fashionologie]
Women, says the Wall Street Journal, could stand to take a few shopping tips from men—namely, that comfort and construction should outweigh brands and trends. Men, according to the paper (and the designers surveyed, including Thom Browne and Jay Kos), look for fit and feel… [WSJ]
…and the fact that they’re finding it in contemporary menswear may help to account for why, as Women’s Wear Daily reports, menswear was a “star performer” this holiday season—one trend, at least, retailers hope will continue come spring. [WWD]
As the countdown to London fashion week begins, applications for the BFC/Vogue Fashion Fund are now open, and two new designers have joined Lulu Kennedy’s MAN shows: Martine Rose and Felipe Rojas Llanos. [Vogue U.K.]
Speaking of fashion weeks, the tie-ins are approaching, too: Just in time for Paris fashion week, France’s Maison Européenne de la Photographie will present Parcours de travail, a retrospective of Karl Lagerfeld’s photography. [WWD]
Angelina Jolie says her daughter Shiloh’s much-debated tomboy style and cropped ‘do aren’t her choice, but Shiloh’s. Critics, in any case, can content themselves with her other daughter, Zahara, who “dresses very much like a girl, very pink and flowery, very feminine.” Everybody wins! [Us via Gawker]
And speaking of style icons who maybe should just be allowed to grow up away from the fashion police: SObama—that’s Sasha Obama, the 9-year-old first daughter—comes under scrutiny for her layered, possibly MObama-influenced, style. [The Daily Beast]