This past Thursday, “The Ultimate Gold Collection,” Fashion Show premiered at the annual film festival in Cannes. Models such as Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Karolina Kurkova, Karlie Kloss, Alessandra Ambrosio, and more, modeled gold gowns made by Tom Ford, Alexander McQueen, Dior, Givenchy, Burberry, Luis Vuitton, Versace, Prada, etc. down the runway. A complete total of 40 lovely models participated in the catwalk for this event which was created as a tribute to Elizabeth Taylor. Also included at the event were live performances from Elie Goulding, Hot Chelle Rae, Dame Shirley Bassey, and other surprise performances. The gowns and accessories worn down the catwalk were absolutely stunning, and there is no doubt that our beloved Elizabeth was proud.
Outrageous hairstyles can be totally chic to look at or play around with, but often times they don’t translate well into your daily lifestyle. The runway hair this season was not only wearable, but super simple. Pops of color,criss crossed braids, and natural waves were some of the major trends. Ditch the basic pony, and go for a few simple hair adjustments that will instantly increase your chic meter this Spring. Take a cue from some of these gorgeous mops!
Add a popping hue for a fun accent!
Try a severe side part for a 60′s meets modern-day glam vibe.
Loose, natural waves at Versace.
The seriously low pony.
Last year, Vogue debuted their very first Vogue Festival - a promising fashion affair (more like a large fashion seminar) with fashion’s favorites like Stella McCartney, Diane von Furstenburg, Tom Ford, Domenico Dolce, and Stefano Gabbana, who spoke at the event.
With the success of last year’s event, the 2013 Vogue Festival is even more promising as the first batch of the line-up has been announced with exciting speakers: Alexa Chung, Donatella Versace, Mario Testino, Victoria Beckham, and Michael Kors.
“Our first Vogue Festival was such a success that for 2013 we are planning to do it again on a larger scale,” said Vogue UK editor Alexandra Shulman. “It is clear that giving our readers the chance to see and hear the people whose talent is reflected in the pages of the magazine surrounded by a fun, fashion environment, attracts an engaged and lively audience that are part of the unique appeal of this event.”
The festival will take place on April 27 & 28 at the Queen Elizabeth Hall at Southbank Centre. Tickets go on sale on February 20th so don’t wait up!
Runaway design star Christopher Kane joins the esteemed portfolio of Bernard Arnault and former Gucci groups PPR. The Scottish designer has shifted 51% ownership of his namesake label to PPR one of the biggest luxury brand holding companies in the world. – We’re guessing this is why Mr. Kane parted ways with Donatella Versace and Versus back in November when every fashion insider had him pegged to take over Balenciga after Nicolas Ghesquiere parted ways with his 17 year long employer. While we were pretty excited about him potentially going to Balenciaga this excites us even more. Strictly because of the resources he will now be afforded in terms of production, branding, and budget, all this sets him up for a Kane take over.
According to PPR,”London / Paris – 15 January 2013 – PPR and Christopher Kane jointly announced today that they have signed an agreement by which PPR acquires 51 percent of the luxury designer brand “Christopher Kane” in order to develop the business in partnership with its creator, the Scottish designer Christopher Kane. ”
Kane as a designer has come leaps and bounds since his London debut and has quickly become one of the most sought after young designers in the industry on the lips and in the ears of every fashion enthusiasts. Collection after collection Kane struts his skills as a well versed aficionado of the art of fashion design, and we are all to excited to see what fruit manifests from the seed of PPR who’s subsidiaries already include major labels by the likes of Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney, the newley named Saint Laurent Paris, and Sergio Rossi among numerous others…
This quote reveals Kane’s trust with French fashion company, ["PPR have an incredible reputation for building some of the very best luxury brands in the world," said Christopher Kane in a statement Tuesday."]
Kicking of the spring campaign season with a gusto is none other than Versace, and what a might fine gusto it is. Tapping the ever so talented Mert and Marcus duo behind the lens and the Supermodel of the moment Joan Smalls (OUR FAV), 90′s super Kate Moss, and a dangerously chiseled Daria Werbowy along with the adonis like creatures Edward Wilding, Kacey Carring, and Veit Couturier for a rousing visual.
We were already in love with both the mens and women’s collections over at Versace for spring 13′ but these shots are simply breathtaking and are utilizing that ever present Mert and Marcus lighting to full capacity. This one even trumps the stunning Spring 2012 campaign with Gisele. We definitely can’t wait to see how the photography duo and Versace team top themselves next season, because this ones a winner.
How do you feel about the campaing? Did you enjoy Gisele’s more or is Joan and crew hitting the spot..?
As for right now, for us at least… Joan is definitely lockscreen material!
Feast your eyes out the rest of the campaign below.
Splash! 2 Chainz comes through with an extended version of the G.O.O.D. Music track ‘The Morning’, found on the album Cruel Summer, for ‘G.O.O.D. Morning’, which coincides with Sharod Marcus Simpson visual of 2 Chainz’ time in Europe. Based On A T.R.U. Story in stores now.
This video looks like his time in Europe was very enjoyable.. I mean I would enjoy wearing $2,000 outfits too.
Sounds almost to good to be true…
Rumors are swirling around the internet (I know.. :/) that Parisian mega brand Givenchy headed by Annex fav Ricardo Tissci is on track to be 2013′s H&M collab. The story was leaked on tumblr by Fashion Industry Confessions and has since spread like wildfire.
Fashionista is reporting that a rep from H&M said very glib “We don’t comment on rumors.”, which to us sounds a lot like find some proof *Snap*.
According to Vogue UK Givenchy has Denied all connection to the rumor citing it as merely “false”.
But in all the hoopla what should really be up for debate is the repercussions that this collaboration would have on both entities. On one hand H&M would be hailed as a godsend while Givenchy would be crucified as a sell out. I mean whats next Prada for H & M, while we are HUGE fans of both H&M and Givenchy, and we love H&M’s collaborations and what it represents but this is crossing a line. A line that would speed up the slow descent-ion of luxury brands, and quickly assert Fast Fashion as King of the Hill.
Although, maybe JUST maybe people would stop pronouncing Givenchy as Gevenche … Just Saying!