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July 30 2014

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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

Celine To Move Into Mount Street, Bernard Arnault Takes An Interest In Maxime Simoens, And More…

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London’s Mount Street, which has seen a recent influx of luxury retailers, will welcome a Celine shop in the coming months. The LVMH-owned label closed its only London location back in July 2009, shortly after the appointment of creative director Phoebe Philo. [Vogue U.K.]

Maxime Simoens may have parted ways with French label Leonard earlier this month, but LVMH’s Bernard Arnault is reportedly investing in the young designer’s namesake line. Arnault’s usual acquisitions include international luxury brands such as Bulgari, which LVMH purchased last year—which makes Simoens an interesting investment choice. At this time, WWD could not obtain further details. [WWD]

For the alternative bride, Topshop has announced a bridal collection designed by Richard Nicoll. Though no photos have surfaced, the collection is set to hit stores in June. Don’t expect too many girlish frills from Nicoll. [Grazia Daily]

Art-world phenom Damien Hirst reportedly customized a baby monitor for Victoria and David Beckham, whose daughter Harper Seven is now eight months old. Experts say the monitor is valued upwards of £10,000, which means it might just be the most expensive baby monitor in existence. [Daily Mail]

Photo: Courtesy of Celine

All Systems Go

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Ready or not, New York fashion week is here. Today, Style.com’s Marina Larroude shared a few of her front row-worthy clothing picks for the week, from the Prada Saffiano leather car clutch to black and red suede Celine platforms—all pieces likely to catch a second look from Tommy Ton. Here, find out what the Style.com editors are planning to wear this week and what keeps them looking good after many late nights.

Nicole Phelps, executive editor
“Every time I go back and peek at Phoebe Philo’s Resort collection for Celine, I like it more. This week, I’m lusting after looks 4, 12, and 25, but especially 21. The two-tone turtleneck with the high-waisted leather jeans is the pulled-together yet cool look of my New York fashion week dreams.”

Tim Blanks, editor at large
“My fashion week essential is the backpack Tommy Ton has designed for Club Monaco. It’s a bottomless pit! My second essential is the oyster pan roast with uni toast, at the John Dory in the Ace Hotel. [It's] the kind of dish you leave home for and never go back.”

Marina Larroude, senior fashion editor
“The Dry Bar has finally opened a block away from my house. I hope to have more than a couple visits during the week, although in reality, I’ll probably be there just once. Ca & Lou, Jack Vartanian, and Repossi earrings will be my go-to jewelry—a fresh and easy update to any look.”

Celia Ellenberg, senior beauty editor
“I snagged my YSL Manifesto tote outside of Rodarte’s Fall 2010 show, and it’s been with me every season since. The pixelated strawberry printed satchel doubles as a pretty chic laptop carrier, and while I keep swearing that I’m going to invest in a new bag for fashion week that will hold my laptop, iPad, iPhone, notebook, flats, and my makeup essentials, said bag still somehow manages to elude me. Until it magically reveals itself, it’s all about doubling up with the YSL tote.”

Kristin Studeman, associate news editor
“Coffee, my iPhone (with my amazing black Rebecca Minkoff studded case for it), my trusty black wedges (so I can run around the city from early in the morning until late at night), plenty of party dresses, and did I mention lots of coffee?”

Jessica Minkoff, editorial coordinator
“My Motorola Droid, a.k.a. my work phone. This season I will be attending the shows so my work phone will come in handy. I’ll be able to stay on top of all my e-mails, write my reviews, and catch some of the catwalk action.”

Maya Singer, special projects editor
“My Equinox gym membership. Not much time to work out, but there’s always a locker room by the shows where I can change clothes and a cafe with WiFi for me to work in. And, sometimes, I can even squeeze in a Pilates class.”

Darrell Hartman, contributor
“I’ll probably go through at least a couple Scout Books notepads. They’re made from 100 percent recycled paper and their slogan is ‘Little Books for Big Ideas,’ which is galvanizing, even if the ‘Big Ideas’ part isn’t always true in my case. Then Byredo Gypsy Water lotion for the morning after: Too much partying dries me out.”

Photo: Courtesy of Prada