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57 posts tagged "Hedi Slimane"

On The Hunt For The Next Carine, Everything’s Better In Bali, And More…


Well, that didn’t take long. Less than a day after Carine Roitfeld announced she’s stepping down from her post at Paris Vogue, London’s Telegraph has rounded up a few candidates who might replace her. Their picks range from the likely (Roitfeld’s second-in-command, Emmanuelle Alt, left) to the less likely (Anna Dello Russo) to the well-actually-that’s-kind-of-inspired (Hedi Slimane). [Telegraph]

Models tend to have good travel tips—they get flown around the world for a living, after all—and Carolyn Murphy’s no exception. The nineties supe chats with the Huffington Post about her favorite global spots, like Bali. [HuffPo]

And speaking of Indonesian hotspots, another one—Jakarta—is playing host to the very first John Hardy store. (The company was founded in Bali.) More stores are planned for Hong Kong, Moscow, and, eventually, the U.S. [WWD]

Photo: Alice Bensi /

The Kennys’ Latest Konvert


The rise of twin Jerseyite models Ann (right) and Kirby Kenny continues. Their latest admirer is Hedi Slimane, who shot a series of the sisters together for his updated-when-he-feels-like-it Fashion Diary. They’ve already bedeviled Miuccia Prada (who chose Ann for Prada and Kirby for Miu Miu) and our own model-watcher Romney Leader (who included them in her top 10 models of Fall 2010 list); now Slimane—world domination (or at least a few blue-chip campaigns) is sure to follow.

Photo: Hedi Slimane

A Weeklong Week, Etam Gets Eva, And More…


What Miuccia wants, Miuccia gets. And Miuccia wants seven days of Milan fashion week. Prada, Armani, and the biggest names in Italian fashion have agreed to space out their shows to ensure a full week next season. [Vogue U.K.]

Hedi Slimane x Rolls Royce x Beck. Whoa. [Dazed Digital]

Eva Herzigova is the latest model-turned-designer. The Czech siren unveiled a line (pictured) for France’s Etam (for which Natalia Vodianova also designs lingerie) this week. [WWD]

More Abu Dhabi, more bejeweled shoulder spikes: It’s the second trailer for Sex and the City 2. [YouTube]

Photo: Courtesy Photo

Vena Cava For Less, Fashion Ballers On Basketballers, And More…


Who doesn’t have a lower-priced, secondary collection of T-shirts at this point? It turns out Vena Cava (pictured) didn’t, and now they do: Viva Vena, a line of organic cotton and jersey tees and tanks produced in L.A. All will retail under $200. The wheel remains unreinvented, but we ain’t complaining. [WWD]

Speaking of wheels un-reinvented, Hedi Slimane shot a moody portfolio of dark-eyed Euro youths for the upcoming issue of VMan. This time: Danes. presents a little preview, and again, no complaints. [VMan]

OK, this one is reinvented: Jeff Koons is the latest artist to take on the BMW Art Car challenge, designing his own muscle car, and judging from his psychedelic initial sketches, it should be one to see. []

Jean Paul Gaultier is set to be honored at the 11th annual French Film Festival in Athens next, where he’ll screen some of his favorite flicks. Those include Jacques Becker’s Falbalas, Franco Zeffirelli’s Callas Forever, and an episode of Loïc Prigent’s The Day Before fashion documentary, starring, of all people, Jean Paul Gaultier. [WWD]

And fashion big shots like Love‘s Katie Grand and Ford Models’ Paul Rowland say they’d love to cast androgynous Baylor University basketball player Brittney Griner. And, yes, this may be the first time we’ve ever seen “Love‘s Katie Grand” and “Baylor University basketball player” in the same sentence. [NYMag]

Photo: Patrick McMullan

The Future Of Fashion, Part Three: Hedi Slimane


As we enter a new decade, the fashion business, like the rest of the world, is encountering significant economic and technological change. In this new series,’s editor in chief, Dirk Standen, talks to a number of leading industry figures about the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.
When I approached Hedi Slimane about doing this interview, his first in almost three years, he agreed on the condition that he could answer my questions by e-mail. Well, why not? This series is about the future of fashion, and—who knows?—perhaps this type of electronic exchange is the future of journalism. Besides, I thought that Slimane might bring a unique perspective to the subject at hand. He has been both an insider (as, among other things, the highly influential designer of Dior Homme from 2000 to 2007) and an outsider (since stepping away from Dior, he has pursued a more nomadic existence, focusing chiefly on his photographs for magazines and his Web site, Here, he discusses today’s “costly and overwhelming fashion avalanche,” whether or not he plans to return to design, and the enduring relevance of Pete Doherty. If this interview reads less like a conversation than a kind of manifesto for the future, I don’t think it’s any less interesting for that. Ultimately, though, it’s up to the reader to decide how well this format works.
How do you think technology—tweeting, blogging, social media, etc.—has affected fashion? For better or worse?
It has affected different aspects of fashion tremendously. From commentary to fashion design, communication, and distribution.
The fashion Internet community is like a global digital agora tweeting passions and opinions. Anyone knows better, and each one is a self-made critic.
This is a fascinating idea, as I always favored amateurism (“the one that loves”) over professionalism, attraction over experience. It obliges anyone in the industry to think in a fresher way.
Of course, it is hard to say if any “authority,” someone like Suzy Menkes, might one day come out and use digital means to lead with integrity, enough background, outside of any conflict of interest.
On a design perspective, it has allowed any young designer or indie brand to get an instant audience, if used with wit and invention.
I am not quite sure of the future of retail as we know it. This is a truly important thing, maybe the most important one, as it might already mean there is nothing standing between the design and an audience/consumer.
Finally, the better and the worse have always been part of fashion, with the Internet only magnifying it and creating a joyful and noisy digital chaos.
The bottom line is that any note can create music. It is only a matter of taste.
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