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Selfie Promotion: Timur Kim’s New T-Shirts Are a Social Media Addict’s Dream

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How many times have you found yourself saying, “Ugh, I just can’t find the right shirt to wear in this selfie?” Well, fret not, tech-savvy narcissists, because up-and-coming London-based designer Timur Kim has got you covered. Today, the Central Saint Martins-trained talent (who, having graduated in 2012 at the age of 22, was one of the late Louise Wilson’s star pupils) launches his selfie T-shirts, a unisex range of limited-edition tees whose prints are cleverly focused around the neck. “When you’re doing a selfie, you capture only the face and the area below the neck,” said the 25-year-old designer of Russian and Korean descent. “What makes these shirts perfect for taking selfies is that all the designs are concentrated around this area. Everything is in the right place for the photograph.”

Selfie-focused fashion—could this be the end of cerebral, well-designed clothing as we know it? Not at all, actually, because Kim’s cheeky, entirely handmade capsule is simultaneously a clever commentary on our self-absorbed, iPhone-obsessed generation and an ingenious marketing plan. “I don’t really do selfies,” Kim told me. “I like to keep to myself, and I don’t like to be photographed. But the selfie is a huge phenomenon, especially in fashion, because [fashion] is such a self-centric industry. We all want to be part of it. We all want to be exposed, often through the clothes we wear and the style we choose. So I thought why not get people to take a selfie in my work?”

Timur Kim

Offered in three styles, the tops are priced at £100 and are available on Kim’s website. And because I know you were wondering, no. Kim’s T-shirts were not inspired by Kim Kardashian West’s recently announced book of selfies. In fact, he didn’t even know said tome was in the works. “I don’t really pay attention to Kim Kardashian. What she’s doing doesn’t in any way relate to my work, so she doesn’t really interest me.” We’re guessing she won’t be posing in Mr. Kim’s tops anytime soon.

Timur KimWhat does interest Kim (and me, for that matter) is his forthcoming Spring ’15 collection, for which his T-shirts serve as a preview of sorts. With his event scheduled for September 15 at London’s Lyst Studios, Kim is confident that this London fashion week outing will be his best yet. A sneak peek at his mood board debuts exclusively here.

“I think this is going to be my breakthrough,” Kim said confidently. “The main theme is Back to the Future, so it kind of encompasses everything I’ve done from the [Central Saint Martins] MA to this point. I feel like I can finally integrate all that I’m capable of, and the result is what I’ve wanted to achieve for a long time. I’m getting there, and I’m liking it.” Expect color-blocking, stretch everything (including denim), silk looks, and “unexpected techniques,” as well as garments that are made entirely by hand. “Some designers don’t learn the craft, and then the craft gets lost,” said Kim of the importance of touching each garment he conceives. “It’s not just about styling and jewelry and sketching. You have to know how to work with the fabric, how to be an architect of clothing.” Like we said, good design isn’t going anywhere—in fact, it might just be getting started.

Photos: Courtesy Photos

The 15 Looks You Loved Most This Week

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Look of the dayWhat do Kim Kardashian and Rihanna have in common? Other than world-famous rear views, both are coveting Ulyana Sergeenko’s silky kimonos. Kim wore a teal robe to Jimmy Kimmel Live, while Rihanna styled her nude version with a matching bodysuit at the MTV Movie Awards. We dedicated a Look of the Day poll to the boudoir-inspired trend on Wednesday, then asked you to play favorites. It didn’t surprise us that Rihanna took first place. What else was on our minds this week? On Monday, we rounded up our favorite high necklines of late. In a sequined black Tamara Mellon dress, Karlie Kloss looked sexy and chic without revealing too much skin. Her look won first place, followed by Lottie Moss’ more casual blue suede number. On Tuesday, we turned our attention to our favorite performances at the Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago. Indie It girl Jenny Lewis took to the stage in a starry rainbow suit, which won your vote by a landslide. And on Friday, we had a little too much fun hunting down photos of Pharrell-inspired Western hats. The musician’s Vivienne Westwood topper sparked a global phenomenon last January, inspiring stylish risk-takers like Anna Dello Russo to try one on for size. See all of the week’s winning looks here, plus a few runners-up for extra inspo.

George Clooney Will Exchange Vows in Giorgio Armani

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George ClooneyGeorge Clooney’s September wedding is really happening. WWD reports that Clooney’s go-to designer, Giorgio Armani, is designing the longtime bachelor’s tuxedo. Sources say Armani sent an entire team from the Milan office up to Clooney’s home in Lake Como to ensure that he and his groomsmen get a perfect fit.

The excitement surrounding this piece of news might signal a new trend in wedding coverage. While the public is usually focused on the bride—Amal Alamuddin is rumored to be wearing Oscar de la Renta—grooms have been stepping it up as of late. Kanye West married Kim Kardashian in custom Givenchy back in May, setting a new standard for his millions of male fans. Clooney will likely go a more traditional route with his tux, but he may just beat out Kanye for best-dressed groom of 2014.

Photo: Getty Images

The 10 Best Moments from Riccardo Tisci’s Ibiza Birthday Bash

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When we first heard that Riccardo Tisci would celebrate his 40th B-Day with a few (hundred) of his closest friends, in Ibiza, on a horse stud farm, we were fully prepared for an influx of “HBD @riccardotisci17″-captioned Instagrams. Every one of the Givenchy designer’s longtime nearest and dearest, like Mariacarla Boscono to his some of his new devotees like Kardashian/Jenner clan (Justin Bieber was also there. We’re still trying to figure this one out) quickly flooded our feeds with that may have been the most Instagrammed birthday party in history. In addition to a performance by Kanye West (surprise!), a Studio ’74 theme (get it? It’s the year Tisci was born.), and a four-tiered birthday cake (yes, fashion people eat birthday cake), Tisci was treated to a pair of 24-karat-gold Beats by Dre headphones, which were bestowed upon him by Naomi Campbell, before she and Kate Moss broke into “Happy Birthday.” Here, the 10 most memorable moments from Riccardo Tisci’s 40th birthday bash—plus, an exclusive bonus video of Tisci making a wish. #Ibiza74

BONUS: Make a wish, Riccardo!

Surprise! Kim K’s Wedding Dress Was Givenchy

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Kim Kardashian Givenchy
Kim Kardashian Givenchy

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past week, you’re well aware that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West finally exchanged vows in Florence, Italy, this weekend. And naturally, the pair wore custom Givenchy designs by their fashion-world bestie, Riccardo Tisci. While Kanye opted for a black tux with trousers that resembled biker pants, Mrs. West donned a lacy play on look 11 from the Fall ’11 couture collection. While the gown’s mermaid train and sheer white inserts weren’t quite virginal, the look was a tasteful, almost classic choice for the ever-racy Kim K. Cheers to the happy, designer-decked couple.

Photos: via eonline.com; Courtesy of Givenchy