April 18 2014

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5 posts tagged "Hakaan"

Lost In Transit: Hakaan Cancels His Spring Show


London-based designer Hakaan Yildirim, who was slated to show his Spring 2013 collection tomorrow in Paris, has been forced to call off his show because the clothes were lost by the courier company. The Turkish-born up-and-comer, who won the ANDAM Award in 2010 and debuted his Hakaan line at London fashion week the same year (with the likes of Kate Moss, Emmanuelle Alt, and Carine Roitfeld all in the front row), is reportedly remaking the show pieces for editors and buyers to view in the showroom. The clothes will be available for editorial requests as usual.

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Throwback Thursday: We’re Gunning For A Daria Werbowy Runway Revival


Here at, we’ve always got our eyes peeled for the next big model, but closing in on the Spring ’13 shows, there’s a unanimous inter-office consensus that the one girl we’d most like to see stalking the runways next month isn’t a fresh face, but Daria Werbowy. The 28-year-old Canadian first captured our hearts in the mid-aughts, but despite a steady stream of editorial and commercial work, she all but disappeared from the runways after 2008—with the exception of cameo appearances at Balmain and Hakaan for Spring ’11. Considering how good she’s looking on the September cover of Paris Vogue, on newsstands today, and in Céline’s Fall ads, we’d say there’s no time better than the present for a fashion week comeback. Daria, consider this our official entreaty.

In the meantime, CLICK FOR A SLIDESHOW of our favorite Daria pics, or check out our robust archive of 1,014 runway, backstage, and party photos of the top model.

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Coming From Behind


Last week in Paris, as is typically the case, the season’s trends came into focus and the top newcomers broke away from the pack. Front-runners Nadja Bender and Marie Piovesan finished out the marathon month with about 50 shows apiece, while Vanessa Axente (pictured) and Elza Luijendijk, who both debuted as Prada exclusives, made their respective impacts on the runways that matter. Axente opened Valentino and Celine, and walked Alexander McQueen, Givenchy, and Miu Miu, among others. And naturally, there are already Prada campaign rumors swirling around the 16-year-old Hungarian stunner—but then again, that’s always a given when Miuccia selects you to open her influential Milan show. Luijendijk, who we think is a dead ringer for a young Michelle Pfeiffer, bookended Yves Saint Laurent and scored other highly selective spots in the Balenciaga and Hakaan shows. While these new girls definitely stepped it up, possibly the most inspiring model story this season was the handful of models who unexpectedly came out of the woodwork—girls like Ava Smith and Kel Markey, who had been flying under the radar for quite some time and then started turning up on all the major Fall catwalks. Proof that you don’t necessarily need a white-hot first outing to make it big in this industry—just a little perseverance, a striking personality (and look), and maybe a superstar booker.

Photo: Karl Prouse / Getty Images

The Evening Jumpsuit: Hot Or Not?


For Spring, the question on designers’ minds was: What would Yves Saint Laurent do? Everyone from Marc Jacobs to Gucci‘s Frida Giannini took pages straight from the late great’s playbook, showing seventies-inspired designs. There was no lack of jumpsuits on the runways, but in contrast to recent seasons, these were more Studio 54 dance floor than airplane hangar or mechanics’ garage.

Trussardi 1911‘s Milan Vukmirovic told, “The jumpsuit is great for evening because it’s a cool, all-in-one version of the tuxedo. It makes women look sexy.” At Hakaan and The Row, plunging necklines added an extra dose of glamour. If you’re going for something a little less racy, follow the lead of Celine‘s Phoebe Philo, who tossed a blazer over her strapless jumpsuit to accept her Designer of the Year prize at the British Fashion Awards.

Click for a slideshow and tell us if you’re going to get a jump on the Spring trend this New Year’s Eve.

Photo: Yannis Vlamos /

In Paris, Punk’s Not Dead


Two days into the Paris shows, the spirit of ’77 is in the air. It’s never blared more clearly than at Balmain (and the soundtrack, by the way, was Sid Vicious’ famous cover of Sinatra’s “My Way”). Christophe Decarnin has long borrowed punk culture’s tropes, but the affect here was full-on mosh pit: tattered fishnets, ragged cutoffs, moto jackets and vests festooned with safety pins and band buttons (above). You could’ve been waiting on line for a Johnny Thunders show—a very expensive one.

At Balenciaga, Nicolas Ghesquière seemed to be marching to the beat, too. He also showed motorcycle jackets like the punkers used to wear, though his weren’t in shreds. But the piece-y crop tops his models sported looked like the DIY haircuts you used to see administered in the bathroom at rock shows, and the iridescent, thick-soled flats (above) looked a little like the Creepers those girls used to wear. (Shoes, by the way, that have also influenced footwear in seasons past at Proenza Schouler and Alexander Wang.)

Face piercings, too, have been popping up on the runway, not only in Europe but in New York, too. Alexander Wang sent models out with septum rings at his austere, mostly-white show (above left). Charlotte Ronson put her girls in nose and lip rings for a nineties grunge-girl look (above center). And at Hakaan yesterday, every model wore a simulated bridge piercing, high on the nose—what the kids call an Earl (above right).

Photos: Monica Feudi / (Balmain); Gianni Pucci / (Balenciaga, Alexander Wang); Simone Leonardi / (Hakaan); Yannis Vlamos / (Charlotte Ronson)