30 posts tagged "Victoria’s Secret"
“Wearing a bikini is the most naked we ever are in public, so I wanted to create a palette of classic silhouettes that make it easy for women to enjoy that experience,” says swimwear designer Matthew Zink. “I think the swimwear market was missing a brand for the ultimate bikini lover. There didn’t seem to be a provocative swimwear outlet for the gal that wanted a simple approach to feeling sexy.”
Zink certainly knows a thing or two about designing for the almost-naked body—he spent five years at the helm of Victoria’s Secret as the lingerie powerhouse’s design director. During that time, he fell in love with swimwear and eventually departed to launch his line, Charlie by Matthew Zink, in July 2010. “I had so many girl friends that couldn’t seem to find a classic, simple, sexy bikini, so I wanted to create a brand that celebrated the golden era of swimwear that represented the joyful sexuality of the seventies and eighties,” Zink (who also had stints working under Stefano Pilati and Carolina Herrera) tells Style.com, naming the likes of Jerry Hall, Stephanie Seymour, Gianni Versace, and Roy Halston as muses and mentors for his work. “I want to capture that effervescent glamour of these icons of the past.”
Cher, in particular, was his icon of choice for his latest retro collection of swimwear and cover-ups. “I tried to imagine Cher bursting into the Rainbow Room with its arresting rainbow-lighted, oval-shaped ceiling and countless palm plants reaching high above the tables filled with guests that seem to go on forever.” In swimwear terms, that translated into barely-there bikinis in varying bright shades of blue and green, offered in zigzag and dot prints, and cover-ups to match. And it appears retailers like what they see—the line is already available on Net-a-Porter, but Zink’s latest collection ($190 to $375) has also been snatched up by the likes of Barneys (hitting stores later this month), TheCorner.com, and the Webster. Coming soon to Charlie by Matthew Zink: shoes.
Miller Sisters Leave Twenty8Twelve, Victoria’s Secret Launches Luxe Lingerie, Yasmin Le Bon’s 100-Pound Dress, And More…
Sienna and Savannah Miller, who served as co-creative directors of Twenty8Twelve, are leaving the London-based label to work on their own projects. The label will show its Fall ’12 collection at London fashion week in February as planned. [Vogue U.K.]
Victoria’s Secret launched its first high-end lingerie line yesterday on victoriassecret.com
Yasmin Le Bon walked the runway for Stephane Rolland’s Couture show yesterday wearing a dress that weighed over 100 pounds. The train was so heavy she needed two assistants to help her make it down the runway. [Huff Po]
Christian Louboutin and YSL took their legal battle back to the courtroom yesterday. Diane von Furstenberg was in attendance to support her close friend Mr. Louboutin. “Now that the hearing is over, the judges will decide whether Marrero’s verdict stands, or if it will be reversed,” WWD reports. [WWD]
19-year-old Karlie Kloss has been having a banner year, and it just keeps getting better. The new Victoria’s Secret Angel landed the cover of Vogue Italia‘s December issue and stripped down to her birthday suit for Steven Klein’s editorial, called “Body by Kloss.” [Telegraph]
The past 50 years of the CFDA will be commemorated in an upcoming exhibition at the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology in February. The show will include work by historical CFDA members chosen by curators Patricia Mears and Fred Dennis. [Museum at FIT]
Elite Model Management is set to open a branch in Shanghai early next year. To kick things off, the agency is hosting 70 models from 70 different countries who are heading to Shangai next week to get ready for Elite’s 28th Model Look World Final competition on December 6. Some of the tutors at boot camp are Fei Fei Sun, Nyasha Matonhodze, and Natasa Vojnovic. [WWD]
Pringle of Scotland’s Alistair Carr has enlisted British artist Liam Gillick for a capsule collection of knitwear and accessories. LiamGillickForPringleOfScotland was unveiled yesterday at a Pringle pop-up shop at Art Basel in Miami. [Dazed Digital]
Fabergé Lays A New Egg In London, No Free Panties For VS Angels, Christophe Decarnin’s Extremely Limited-Edition Dress For Sale, And More…
Fabergé opened its first boutique in 96 years in London today. The shop will be selling its famous jeweled eggs along with a new collection of high-end jewelry and watches. [Telegraph]
Apparently, getting your Angel wings and modeling Victoria’s Secret’s most expensive bra doesn’t mean you get free lingerie from the brand. Miranda Kerr was spotted shopping at Victoria’s Secret over the weekend in New York with her baby son Flynn. [Huff Po]
The costume designer for My Week With Marilyn, Jill Taylor, says the goal was to show another side of the blonde bombshell’s style. “She’s known for her showstopping glamorous gowns, but after studying hundreds of books and photographs, we found out that Marilyn actually dressed for comfort.” [Vogue U.K.]
If you had any interest in getting your hands on Christophe Decarnin’s metallic silk runway dress from his Fall 2011 collection, you better move quickly. There is only one of the Balmain dresses available in the world and it’s on SSENSE.com today. [SSENSE.com]
Starting December 5, you can access five decades of Valentino Garavani’s archives with the click of a button. The Valentino Garavani Virtual Museum, an application you can download to your computer, offers a 3-D experience to view over 5,000 images of the designer’s dresses, illustrations, and photos, along with 95 fashion show videos. [ValentinoGaravaniArchives.org]
The annual Victoria’s Secret runway spectacular (complete with a performance by Kanye West this year) is just around the corner on November 29. In the meantime, VS is rolling out its holiday campaign. For the TV ad, debuting this Sunday during Desperate Housewives, director Michael Bay filmed Candice Swanepoel, Doutzen Kroes, Adriana Lima, and Erin Heatherton strutting around the streets of Prague (scantily clad in the new Dream Angels collection—available in limited edition with rhinestones for the holidays—and wings, naturally). “The city of Prague was the perfect place to shoot because it had a very regal and magical feeling,” Swanepoel tells Style.com. “It’s always so nice to have all of the Angels in one city!” Here’s an exclusive sneak peak at the new ad and the collection before it hits stores November 1.