44 posts tagged "Topshop"
This season, H&M—the Swedish high-street retailer best known for its high-low fashion collaborations with the likes of Karl Lagerfeld, Comme des Garçons, Versace, and, most recently, Maison Martin Margiela, will show its Fall ’13 collection on February 27, during Paris fashion week. This marks the first time the retailer has presented its collection via a fashion show since 2005 (unless, as WWD notes, you count the events for the limited-edition designer collaborations, or the 2010 Lanvin for H&M “couture” show that featured Dree Hemingway and Pixie Geldof, pictured left).
H&M joins retailers like Topshop (whose Unique show has been one of the hottest tickets at London fashion week since it began in 2005), J.Crew (the brand made its official New York fashion week debut in 2011), and now, thanks to its collaboration with Rihanna, River Island (Fall ’13 marks the fast-fashion retailer’s first time on the London fashion week calendar) in revealing its collection on fashion’s international stage. This is a smart move for H&M, one that is perhaps indicative of consumers’ high-low styling tendencies (à la Michelle Obama at the inauguration, with her now infamous J.Crew belt and custom Thom Browne coat). Fashion-savvy men and women have been mixing H&M’s affordable wares with pieces by luxury labels for years now, so why not show both fashion varieties in the same context?
Designers have always had an affinity for punk rock and the elements that define its style, studs being a main component. Recall Burberry Prorsum’s “heavy metal” Spring 2011 collection, with moto jackets and trenchcoats covered in studs. And who can forget Christian Louboutin’s famous studded smoking slippers, a street-style phenomenon that’s still going strong. Here, we’ve rounded up six new standout studded pieces, from Valentino Rockstud sandals to Topshop cutoffs, to refresh your look.
1. Topshop studded shorts, $70, available at www.topshop.com
2. 3.1 Phillip Lim studded tunic, $593, available at www.farfetch.com
3. Versace bracelet, $412.50, available at www.netaporter.com
4. Christian Louboutin Artemis bag, $1,095, available at www.neimanmarcus.com
5. Valentino sandal, $829, available at www.farfetch.com
6. Low Luv knuckle ring, $80, available at www.saksfifthavenue.com
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Madonna’s MDNA concert tour kicks off today in Tel Aviv. While the iconic singer is sure to bring her signature moves to the stage, it’s her costumes that are generating the most buzz. An army of designers—Jean Paul Gaultier, Jeremy Scott, and Alexander Wang—have been enlisted to create eye-catching looks, to be accessorized with shoes from Prada and Miu Miu. Italian designer Fausto Puglisi (who also worked with the singer for the Super Bowl on M.I.A. and Nicki Minaj’s costumes) has also been tapped to design looks for the backup dancers. [WWD]
Now at Topshop, you can shop till you drop, and find yourself in a bed moments later. The retailer has teamed up with Travelodge on combined store and hotel development at Topshop’s flagship store in Edinburgh—what was once Topshop’s stock room has been converted into a 96-room hotel. [Telegraph]
Last year was Gaga, this year is Disney. Word on the street is that Barneys New York has plans to team up with the Walt Disney Co. for the upcoming holiday season, and they have all sorts of treats in store. Reportedly, one of the elements of the decorations will be an animated Disney fashion film starring fashion insiders. [WWD]
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]
Kanye West is prepping to show his second collection in Paris, but in between working on his own line, he collaborated with Aussie label Dion Lee on footwear. West’s black pointed-toe heels were part of Dion Lee’s debut presentation at London fashion week. [Grazia Daily]
It has been a year since John Galliano’s departure from Dior, and his shoes still remain unfilled. The latest name to be thrown in the hat for the job? Christopher Kane. Suzy Menkes writes, “The collaboration between Donatella Versace and Christopher Kane with his sister Tammy is a sweet reminder of the Gianni Versace/Donatella years. But what if—as the rumor mill claims—Mr. Kane has been put up for the Dior job? There will be yet another round of musical chairs.” [NYT]
Today, Topshop announced plans to open a Los Angeles 25,000-square-foot space next year at The Grove. An L.A. store would be the British retailer’s fourth location in the United States, following a Las Vegas spot opening next month. [WWD]