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April 19 2014

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31 posts tagged "Phoebe Philo"

North West Gets Dressed

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Givenchy babyKimYe naysayers take heed. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, who showed face (but not the bedazzled kind) front row at Riccardo Tisci’s Spring Givenchy show, seem to have garnered some fashion clout (Klout?). Thanks to some combination of Kanye’s early embrace of Tisci’s collections, his recent capsule for A.P.C., and the Alexander Wang name-drop in his new album, as well as Kim’s surprising Givenchy-clad appearance at this year’s Met Gala and her grill-toothed CR Fashion Book cover, have caught the attention of the fashion industry’s elite. And Kim’s recent take to Instagram is a sure sign that baby North West will follow in Mommy and Daddy’s footsteps. Earlier this morning, the seasoned selfie snapper revealed photos of Nori’s new custom clothing, designed and gifted by Phoebe Philo, Maison Martin Margiela, Alber Elbaz, Alexander Wang, and Riccardo Tisci. Fast-forward to street-style shots starring North West, Blue Ivy, and Alai Wang.

FOS Gets Physical for Céline

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FOS for Celine

Beneath Phoebe Philo’s athletic, streamlined wares for Céline, the designer has her quirks—remember Spring ’13′s fur-lined Birkenstocks or Fall ’13′s tied-sleeve coats? That penchant for the unconventional will soon extend to the brand’s London flagship, which, opening in September, will feature furniture by Danish artist FOS.

“Fashion is a two-faced being. On one side, the value it produces mirrors our time, but on the other, it is a giant retail spider,” FOS (née Thomas Poulsen) told Style.com from Copenhagen. It’s a fitting sound-off for an artist-cum-ergonomist who seemingly lives somewhere between fantasy and reality—just look at his oddly storelike installations that skew perceptions of space, purpose, dreams, and cognition. Reinterpreting his vision for an actual sales environment, FOS seamlessly transitioned from what he described as the “phenomenal” world into the “physical” one, creating singular, and surprisingly practical, accents like golden, tubular lamp shades and earthen table stands. FOS added, “This marks the high point in collaborating with Céline. Design has always been a part of my artistic frame, which by its nature is part of fashion’s.”

FOS’ furniture for Céline will be available via special order through London’s Max Wigram Gallery. Price upon request.

Photo: Courtesy of Max Wigram Gallery

At Issa London, A Changing of the Guard

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Daniella Helayel with Cara Delevingne at her Fall '13 show

London-based womenswear label Issa—the Kate Middleton favorite responsible for the Duchess’ famed sapphire engagement frock—announced today that its founder and creative director, Daniella Helayel, is stepping down. “The time has come for me to move on to focus on my art, travel, and other interests,” said Helayel in a press release. Sources say that Helayel, who launched Issa in 2004, had been unhappy in her role for some time.

 

Helayel will stay on to consult on the label’s Banana Republic collaboration through December 2013, but the brand reveals today that Central Saint Martins-trained designer Blue Farrier has been appointed as Issa’s new creative director. In addition to having worked under Phoebe Philo at Chloé for six years, Farrier has worked with such labels as Stella McCartney, Sandro, and Anya Hindmarch.

Photo: Marcus Tondo/ InDigital/GoRunway

V Magazine Goes Low-Def

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Even though it doesn’t hit newsstands until Thursday, V magazine’s summer issue has already inspired a ruckus—that’s what happens when you put a scantily clad Miley Cyrus on your cover. However, the issue, which is aptly titled “Drawn to Fashion,” boasts more than saucy Mario Testino-lensed snaps of Hannah Montana. Perhaps appealing to our taste for nostalgia, V has revived the craft of fashion illustration, turning out an edition that almost entirely consists of hand-drawn imagery and graphic art. Take, for instance, its “Face of the Future” spread, which, featuring the work of Spanish-born, London-based artist Ricardo Fumanal, debuts exclusively above. The subjects of his six-page story are some of contemporary fashion’s greatest female designers (Miuccia Prada, Rei Kawakubo, Sarah Burton, and Phoebe Philo among them), and their best looks from Fall 2013. Don’t get us wrong, we love the digital world, but now and again it’s nice to revisit the old school.

A Sartorial Touchdown from Les Plus Dorés NYC

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The Super Bowl is just around the corner. But those of us who aren’t exactly football fanatics (or, for that matter, can’t tell the quarterback from the water boy) can embrace the sporty spirit with Les Plus Dorés NYC’s T-shirts. Why root for the Patriots, Falcons, Ravens, or 49ers when you could cheer on team Philo, Ghesquière, Margiela, or Tisci? According to the label’s Web site, there was also a Simons shirt, but, not surprisingly, it’s sold out. While your football-savvy friends might not get the joke, Les Plus Dorés NYC’s tees will certainly be appreciated by (and likely seen on) the street-style set. Although, a four-way designer showdown would make for a pretty amusing halftime show. Go team!

Les Plus Dorés NYC’s T-shirts are available at Brownsfashion.com