August 23 2014

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5 posts tagged "Nicole Farhi"

More Details Emerge On London’s Menswear Week


After cramming a city’s worth of menswear offerings into a single MAN Day for the last few seasons, London is planning to give its standout men’s offerings a bit more room to breathe. The first men’s-only London fashion collections (technically three days, rather than a few weeks) will take place June 15 to 17, with opening programs including a launch event hosted by Prince Charles. In addition to the young London designers who have been showing on MAN DAY—like J.W. Anderson, James Long, Topman, Lou Dalton, and Christopher Shannon—the new opportunity has lured several U.K. brands back to their home turf, including Pringle of Scotland and Nicole Farhi, who have been showing in Milan, and Dunhill. E. Tautz, Hardy Amies, and Richard James will show ready-to-wear collections on Savile Row, and Richard Nicoll (pictured) will debut a menswear collection. The full schedule is now available at

Photo: John Sciulli / Getty Images

A Lighter Shade Of Pale At Givenchy, Wedding Bells For Lauren And Mr. Lauren, The Latest From London, And More…


Riccardo Tisci is crowning a new model of the moment—just when his last discovery, his longtime assistant, transgender model Lea T., is being celebrated more than ever. His next campaign will star albino model Stephen Thompson (left) alongside Mariacarla Boscono, Daphne Groeneveld, and Iris Strubegger. Albino skin tones are “very near my world,” Tisci isaid. [WWD]

Congratulations to fashion scion David Lauren, who reportedly proposed to longtime girlfriend Lauren Bush on Friday night. [Page Six]

Step right up, dedicated shoppers: Chloe Sevigny’s Resort ’11 collection for Opening Ceremony goes on pre-sale today. Nothing says “Merry Christmas” like one of Sevigny’s Robert Mapplethorpe-print T-shirts. (But probably not for grandma’s stocking, as most of them are NSFW.) [Fashionologie]

In London, Mulberry’s on top. The resurgent brand tripled its profits in the last sixth months, was named Brand of the Year at the British Fashion Awards, and is now opening a new Bond Street flagship that’s a giant 5,400 square feet. In other words: A whole lotta Alexas. [WWD]

And speaking of London fashion, Nicole Farhi’s named a new men’s designer: Massimo Nicosia, a veteran of Pringle of Scotland and Alessandro Dell’Acqua. [Vogue U.K.]

Photo: Courtesy of Givenchy

Noticed In London: Fringe Benefits


London fashion week begins its comedown tonight—tomorrow, the men get their day—and over the course of the shows, we’ve noticed something unexpected: the gangbusters return of fringe. We’ll leave it to the sages to explain why, but at labels as disparate as Holly Fulton (above left), Mark Fast (above right), Nicole Farhi (below left), Giles (below center), and Matthew Williamson (below right), the strands have been swinging. Ironically, the young-designers’ lab Fashion Fringe, which stages a seasonal show of the best and brightest of the up-and-comers, featured no fringe at all. Turns out not all prophecies are self-fulfilling.

Photos: All Photos by Yannis Vlamos / except Nicole Farhi by Marcus Tondo /

Madonna & Gabbana, French Disconnection, And More…


Madonna’s design streak continues: After signing design and distribution deals with Iconix, Madge has inked her latest agreement, to do a line of eyewear with her friends Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana. The shades (pictured) will be marketed with Madonna’s M appended to the usual D&G logo. OMG MDG! [WWD]

Rumor confirmed. Phillips-Van Heusen agreed to buy Tommy Hilfiger for $3B in cash and stock, with Tommy remaining at the helm. [NYT]

French Connection, meanwhile, isn’t faring as well. The company is making plans to sell Nicole Farhi’s label, after shutting down its own label’s northern European and Japanese retailing. Say it with us, French Connection execs: Oh, fcuk. [Vogue U.K.]

And Blackbook takes a moment to call out all of the product placements in Lady Gaga and Beyoncé’s new video extravaganza, “Telephone.” Somehow it’s not hard to believe Lady Gaga is in favor of Miracle Whip, Wonder Bread, and Diet Coke, but we were more taken by the similarity of her vintage Mugler hat (as she’s exiting prison) to the nouveau wimples Stefano Pilati showed for YSL this season. [Blackbook]

Photo: Courtesy of Dolce & Gabbana

The Political Accessory


Though killer heels and statement baubles have so far been the favored accessories at London fashion week, Nicole Farhi chose to go a different route at her show yesterday, using an Obama ’08 button as an alternative to a brooch. So far, no sign of McCain on the British runways.

Photo: Courtesy of Nicole Farhi