10 posts tagged "Hogan"
After three seasons of collaborating with Katie Grand on capsule collections, Hogan has changed things up. Simon Holloway has been hired away from Jimmy Choo to design not just the shoes and bags that are the core of the Diego Della Valle-owned brand, but also a full line of ready-to-wear. Leather, naturally, was the core of the offering. Holloway had a good-looking oversize biker jacket and a cashmere fur chubby that keyed into one of the season’s big trends. But maybe his best idea was to tap his pal, the artist Julie Verhoeven, to design clever prints. The only thing happening more than shaggy fur for Fall—at least in Milan—might just be whimsical prints. Verhoeven followed Holloway’s lead, sketching mechanic’s tools and a greasy handprint motif for floaty chiffon dresses that evoked vintage Ossie Clark. So, will artist collaborations become a signature of the new Hogan? Holloway demurred. “I don’t have enough artist friends.” But here’s something you should expect: Hogan runway shows, maybe as soon as September.
If the Fall ’13 campaigns and Spring ’14 runways have left you craving more surprise appearances from nineties supers (Christy Turlington starred in Fall ads for Calvin Klein Underwear, Jason Wu, and Prada; Naomi Campbell strutted her stuff down DVF’s Spring runway; Kate Moss was printed across Giles Deacon’s Spring dresses, etc.), look no further than Katie Grand’s latest Hogan short for your next fix. To showcase her Spring ’14 collaboration with the label (the third installment of the ongoing series), Grand asked Dan Jackson to direct a film featuring Linda Evangelista and Stephanie Seymour, as well as Joan Smalls, Sam Rollinson, Edie Campbell, Georgia May Jagger, Liu Wen, and more, dancing about in the new collection. As for the Spring range, it boasts soft leather jackets and accessories kissed with Grand’s signature Pop aesthetic. The lineup, which Grand describes as “slick, sexy, straight-to-the-point practicality,” includes stark white creepers, polka-dot pouches, slim stilettos, and duffel bags and iPhone cases embellished with the collaboration’s heart motif—a nod to Grand’s Love magazine. See it all in the flick’s exclusive debut, above.
Today, we learned that fashion’s favorite facial contortionist, Cara Delevingne, has lent her singing skills to a duet with her musician friend Will Heard. Unlike her solo debut, which served as the background track for Katie Grand’s Hogan video teaser, here Delevingne shows off her vocal chops in front of the lens. Maybe an encore with new pal RiRi isn’t too far in the future?
Fall 2013 marks Love magazine’s Katie Grand’s second collaborative capsule for Hogan. Titled Gang, the range includes everything from iPhone cases to skate shoes, and features lots and lots of zebra print, simply because, as Grand explains, “It felt right and looked great.” In true Grand style, the collection debuts via a playful film, which stars Love-ettes like Cara Delevingne, Tallulah Harlech, Stephanie Seymour, and Ondria Hardin. Shot by Daniel Jackson, the short shows the ladies bouncing around in Katie Grand x Hogan’s wares to the tune “I Want Candy,” sung by Miss Delevingne herself. “Cara kept saying how she wanted to do something with me that wasn’t modeling, so when I wanted to do something special with the video, I thought it was ideal to get her to sing the soundtrack,” Grand told Style.com. Catch the film’s premiere, as well as Cara’s singing skills, above, exclusively on Style.com.
Hogan doesn’t slouch when it comes to collaborators: Karl Lagerfeld created four collections for the brand. Their latest partnership is with Love magazine editor in chief and super-stylist Katie Grand, who worked with the Tod’s Group-owned label on a colorful Spring capsule collection called Gang. Grand tweaked three sneakers (based on styles from the Hogan archive), a ballerina flat, leather purses, and oval sunglasses with a heart motif. To show it all off, she assembled one hell of a gang—Alessandra Ambrosio, Saskia de Brauw, Cara Delevingne, Linda Evangelista, and Edie Campbell, and more—for a one-off publication shot by Dan Jackson. Style.com has a first look at the new pieces, as well as a behind-the-scenes video from the set (below).