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August 27 2014

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Fresh From The Feed

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Style.com’s Fashion Feed brings you the best of the news around the Web and on Twitter, and ranks the most-discussed designers, labels, models, and celebrities. In our weekly series, we call out the top five designers of the previous week (with our handy gloss on the hows and whys).

1. Karl Lagerfeld (pictured; last week: N/A)
Couture week might as well be called Kouture week—K for Karl, klar. Lagerfeld showed a strong collection in its own right, but the Kaiser knows that a little showmanship never hurts: hence the giant golden lion and the timely release of Shopping Fever, a short film for pre-fall starring Abbey Lee, Dree Hemingway, and Baptiste Giabiconi.

2. Victoria Beckham (last week: 1)
The unofficial WAG-in-chief hasn’t slowed her roll during the World Cup. She’s hitting parties (like Net-a-Porter’s tenth anniversary fête in London) and making quotable pronouncements (like “I am a gay man in a woman’s body,” apropos of Lady Gaga fandom).

3. Elie Saab (last week: N/A)
Red-carpet favorite Saab showed a lovely collection at Couture, but his models did get a lot of the press attention—for falling on his slipper runway.

4. Alexander Wang (last week: 3)
From shoppers panting over covetable accessories to DIY-ing his trend-cementing styling touches like the side braid, Alexander Wang kept the blog buzz going strong again this week.

5. Giorgio Armani (last week: N/A)
It was a good week for Mr. Armani last week. In addition to his own Couture show, Armani boasted a high-profile bride—one Miss Megan Fox, heard of her?—who wore Armani Privé to her wedding, and double-digit growth in China for the first quarter of 2010.

Photo: Antonio de Moraes Barros / WireImage / Getty Images

Eres Shuts Its Doors, Jason Adds Accessories, Inez Sounds Off, And More…

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Lingerie lovers: Run, don’t walk, to Eres stores. The Chanel-owned brand has announced it will shut its standalone retail spaces in the U.S. by August. But don’t worry too much—the line (pictured, left, with Chanel in the Karl Lagerfeld-shot co-branded campaign) will still be available in the U.S. at forthcoming shop-in-shops. [WWD]

Meanwhile, Lacoste is going deeper into the U.S. market. Its new, younger-skewing Lacoste Live brand will bow first with a shop in Soho, before rolling out internationally. [WWD]

Tantalizing: Jason Wu is adding accessories to his eponymous collection. He’s already dipped a toe into the water with a range of sunglasses. [Vogue U.K.]

Inez van Lamsweerde on retouching: “We have all become avatars.” Someone alert James Cameron! [The Guardian via Fashionologie]

And the most adorable video you’ll see this week: Spanish goalie, team captain, and newly crowned World Cup winner Iker Casillas conducts an on-air interview of sorts with his broadcaster girlfriend, Sara Carbonero. Adrien Brody and Halle Berry have got nothing on these two. [Gawker]

Photo: Karl Lagerfeld/Courtesy of Eres

Karl Dreams Of Lions, The Rise Of The Bleisure Suit, And More…

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Meet Stéfan Lubrina, the man who makes Karl’s dreams come to life. No, really: Karl dreams of couture shows presided over by giant golden lions; Lubrina builds them (pictured). [IHT]

Here’s the 411: Mary J. Blige is launching eyewear. [WWD]

The World Cup comes to an end this Sunday, and Shakira is on hand to perform the official song, “Waka-Waka,” for its closing ceremony. She’ll be wearing Cavalli for the occasion—a pearl-embroidered tulle top, a silk fringed skirt, and a denim belt. [Vogue U.K.]

The final word on the men’s shows? “Bleisure.” That’s business + leisure, i.e., looks that are polished enough to be office-ready but casual enough to be comfortable—think Cary Grant in the off-hours. Somehow the term “bleisure” has a little less unforced cool than, say, Cary Grant, but we guess it’s better than “professual,” which apparently it edged out. [WSJ]

And the Emmy nominations are out! It’s a good morning if you’re in the cast of Glee, Lost, or happen to be Tina Fey. But we think every morning’s probably a good morning if you happen to be Tina Fey. [Gawker]

Photo: Eric Ryan / Getty Images

Karl’s Shopping Fever

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If you’re not in a state of Chanel overload from obsessively browsing Karl’s new Couture collection for the house, how about a little cinema Lagerfeld? Shopping Fever stars Abbey Lee and Dree Hemingway as two rich teens and Baptiste Giabiconi as the hotel valet who caters to them. As for the shopping fever the girls have caught—when you look at the Chanel pre-fall offerings they’re sporting, well, who can blame them?

The World Cup, Kit By Lanvin. No, Really.

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The German stylist, editor, and writer Markus Ebner isn’t exactly overwhelmed with free time—he’s the contributing fashion editor of Die Zeit, writes reviews for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, and edits Achtung, the fashion magazine he founded and now runs from Paris. That makes it all the more impressive that every two years, for every World Cup and Euro Cup, Ebner—along with his co-editor, Godfrey Deeny—manages to produce another journal: SEPP, the original fashion-meets-football publication. Founded in 2002, when, Ebner says, “few designers, except maybe Armani with the Davids—James and Beckham—and Dirk Bikkembergs cared much about football,” the magazine commissions designers to create jerseys, sketches, and shoots inspired by the beautiful game. (Its first supporter? The diehard Inter Milan fan Donatella Versace, who contributes a jersey design to every issue, almost always in Milan blue.) For the 2010 installment, designers such as Alber Elbaz (above), Giambattista Valli (below), Giorgio Armani, and Dries Van Noten lent their talents, as did Karl Lagerfeld, who sketched a few of his favorite stars as well as one player who we could only hope would take the field. That fellow’s name? Karl Lagerfeld (bottom). Continue Reading “The World Cup, Kit By Lanvin. No, Really.” »