100 posts tagged "Riccardo Tisci"
Forget London—these days, it’s China that’s calling. The rest of the Far East, too. Designers and fashion labels have been courting the region for years, but in the last season, we’ve seen them really up the ante. There was Marc Jacobs’ Asian-inspired Spring show for Louis Vuitton, to begin with. Then Miuccia Prada staged a version of her own Spring presentation in Beijing last week. But it’s not just those two. Our senior market editor, Marina Larroude, clocked an Asian influence in Spring shoes, bags, and jewels, which she’s rounded up for the latest In the Mood For: Asia Major.
The Asian inspiration has translated into a boom season for Asian models, too. This week, Riccardo Tisci went with an all-Asian casting for his Givenchy Haute Couture presentation. And Vera Wang chose a Chinese face for her latest campaign shots, debuting exclusively here: Next’s Shu Pei Qin, styled by Lori Goldstein and lensed by Carter Smith at the Gramercy Park Hotel in New York.
Riccardo Tisci is famous for his meticulous casting: Rumor around Paris during men’s fashion week was that he begins casting his shows as far as six months in advance to get the perfect mix. No surprise, then, that the models who hit the boards for his Fall 2011 men’s show (including a few ladies, like Daphne Groeneveld, Saskia de Brauw, and Joan Smalls) made for one of the best lineups of the week. His Givenchy Haute Couture collection was shown in Paris today, and he’s attempted another casting coup: using only Asian models, including Ming Xi, Fei Fei Sun, Liu Wen, Shu Pei Qin, Du Juan, Ai Tominaga, and Tao Okamoto. Check it out above, and check back shortly for the full Givenchy Fall 2011 couture show.
Riccardo Tisci’s bags and shoes have long been available to e-commerce shoppers on Barneys’ Web site, but those after his ready-to-wear have had to repair to stores to get their fix. As of tomorrow, that all changes. Tisci’s collections hit the store’s e-tail site tomorrow, and the assembled parties are celebrating as fashion partiers these days prefer to: With a short, atmospheric film, and plenty of leopard. The designer’s muse and longtime friend, Mariacarla Boscono (above, in a still from the video), lent her talents for the clip, directed by SHOWStudio.com alum Ruth Hogben, who’s worked previously with the likes of Gareth Pugh and Celine. The video, goes up on Barneys.com tomorrow.
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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.]
Business of Fashion previews Industrie‘s list of the 50 fashion folks it considers the most influential creative forces working in the industry today. A controversial sampling? Yes. But of course, that’s exactly what such lists are for. [BOF]
Karl Lagerfeld. Coming to Macy’s. Repeat: Karl Lagerfeld. Coming to Macy’s. With a new one-off capsule collection. In 2011. All we can think: total world domination? [WWD]
Fashion’s favorite transgendered model, Lea T.—confidante and assistant of Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci, and frequent Givenchy runway and campaign star—will be appearing on Oprah, according to reports. On any other day, this might be the most unlikely revelation of the news cycle, but today, well, see above. [Hint Mag]
And speaking of world domination, the ladies of Sex and the City are apparently game for a third film. We don’t know whether to be awed or horrified. [Vogue U.K.]