It's cold outside, here's some fashion news to warm you up...
|Jonathan Saunders SS12|
When Jonathan's win was announced, Lulu Kennedy (who supported Jonathan through her Fashion East scheme early in his career) tweeted a picture of Natalia Vodianova wearing a Saunder's dress on the cover of Vogue in 2004. I thought it'd be nice to share- thanks Lulu!
|Jonathan Saunders covers Vogue in 2004- image from Lulu kennedy's twitter|
|A look from Stine Riis' collection (from wwd.com)|
Talking of LCF, the FashEd and I had a brilliant and inspiring time on Tuesday night at the college's MA exhibition. We heard lots of great stories and saw some beautiful work. Look out for our full report next week.
Last year, Robin Derrick left British Vogue to work on the re-launch of the US edition of Harper's Bazaar. The fruits of his challenge to revamp the title were revealed this week with a stark monochrome cover starring Gwyneth Paltrow. According to our favourite New York tweeter @jimshi809 the 'Redesigned Harper's Bazaar US is one-inch bigger w/ thicker paper & new fonts & every new section starts w/ the world "the."' Now we know!
|One of the many brilliant personalities in the Cunningham film, Shail Upadhya, a |
Nepalese UN representative and one of Bill's regular subjects.
This week, I spent an amazing evening at the UK premiere of 'Bill Cunningham New York', Richard Press's new documentary about the 80 year-old New York Times photographer. The event was sponsored by Grazia, and afterwards Paula Reed hosted a Q&A with Chris Moore, legendary catwalk photographer and owner of catwalking.com. His is a completely unique career which has seen him chart 'true' trends from the past half century. As well as paying attention to what's happening on the catwalks, Bill tirelessly scours the streets of NYC to discover what people are REALLY wearing and how they're wearing it. Many call him the original street style photographer. Although I think that's true, there's definitely much more to it than that which is why I am very happy to see the film's blurb describe him as a 'cultural anthropologist'. His observations are sharp and his knowledge of fashion and trends is encyclopaedic. His comparison of the work of Rei Kawakubo at Comme des Garcons in the 80s with the style of the bag women living on the streets of New York at the time is still playing on my mind, and shows the unique position he is in to marry the pavement and the catwalk. The film is a must-see, even if fashion is not your thing. It's out at selected cinemas in March.
|Cunningham's fab picture of Isabella Blow (from lightbox.time.com)|
|Lana (by Mario Testino) prettified for Vogue (image from www.vogue.co.uk)|
|Linda Evangelista covers Love, shot by Mert and Marcus(image from @thelovemagazine)|
|Fragile: Linda Evangelista in Giles (image from @thelovemagazine)|
|Tinie does bow ties and monochrome (image from telegraph.co.uk)|
'In this case, it’s utterly false, and it’s irresponsible of an American news organization to repeat the story, even allowing that it could be true. So it’s wrong.'
Apparently The White House was unable to provide 'evidence' that the First Lady had not visited the purveyors of sexy underwear- the mind boggles. While Michelle cannot be too pleased about the story, Agent Provocateur say the 'unexpected famous names' who patronise the business have contributed to its continued growth.
|The Obamas are joined by Tim burton at their halloween do in 2009 (image from chicksontheright.com)|
|Belgian designer A.Knackfuss is set to be a highlight of the |
showcase (image from mussola.style.it)