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Puma Taps Rihanna as Creative Director

Rihanna has been named creative director of Puma, charged with overseeing the sporting goods maker’s women’s line.

The seven-time Grammy Award winner and CFDA’s Fashion Icon laureate “will work with Puma to design and customize classic Puma styles as well as create new styles to add to the Puma product portfolio,” the company said on December 16. Continue Reading

Faconnable Launches Cocteau-inspired Capsule

One weekend in 1950, the French poet, artist and filmmaker Jean Cocteau, visited the villa of his friend Francine Weisweiller in Santo Sospir in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, and decorated all the walls with a series of fantastical drawings, among them a star with eight points, an infinity sign, a treble clef eye, and a pair of Inca twin heads.

Now, French fashion brand Faconnable has appropriated these art works for a capsule collection bowing for Spring-Summer 2015. Continue Reading

V&A Unveils Gareth Pugh-designed Tree

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British Fashion Awards 2014 Winners Announced

The British Fashion Awards were announced at the London Coliseum on December 1, and Erdem, Victoria Beckham and Nicolas Ghesquière took home the Womeswear Designer, Brand, and International Designer awards respectively. Alexander McQueen snagged Red Carpet Designer.

JW Anderson took home the Menswear award, Cara Delevingne nabbed the Model of the Year accolade, while actress Emma Watson won for embodying the best British Style. The 24-year-old proved her worth of the recognition by accepting the award in a thoroughly modern white Misha Nonoo jumpsuit and black Dior tuxedo jacket, accessorized with Christian Louboutin shoes and a quirky printed Anya Hindmarch clutch bag.

(In contrast, Rihanna turned up in just a black tuxedo jacket (pictured below). But let’s not dwell on that.) Continue Reading

Pharrell Williams, Cara Delevingne Reenact ‘Sissi’ for Chanel

Karl Lagerfeld has directed a short video, Reincarnation, featuring Pharrell Williams and Cara Delevingne, to be fully unveiled with the launch of Chanel’s Paris-Salzburg 2014/15 Métiers d’art collection that will be shown on December 2 in Salzburg.

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Bergdorf’s Unveils Arts-Themed Holiday Windows

Bergdorf Goodman has unveiled its “The Arts”-themed holiday windows for 2014, drawing inspiration from performance, applied and fine arts to depict scenes from the realms of theater, literature, painting, sculpture, architecture, music, dance, and film. Continue Reading

Paul Andrew Plans Pop-Up in London

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Zanini and Schiaparelli Bid Each Other Adieu

After a short year-long stint at the house of Schiaparelli, Marco Zanini is leaving his position as creative director.

The couture house, owned by Tod’s Group, said in a statement on Friday that a new creative director will be announced “soon,” adding: “The House of Schiaparelli is looking towards its future while transcending the aesthetic codes created by Elsa Schiaparelli. It follows a dynamic where a contemporary spirit meets its founder’s daring personality.” Continue Reading

Paul Andrews Wins 2014 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Award

(l-r) Designer Diane von Furstenberg, CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Finalists and Designers Ryan Roche, Paul Andrew, and Eva Zuckerman, Anna Wintour, and CFDA CEO Steven Kolb at the 11th annual CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards.

According to Ken Downing, SVP and fashion director of Neiman Marcus, picking this year’s winners of the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards was extra difficult, akin to “truly judging apples to oranges to bananas to kiwis to cucumbers, because none of them are similar in any way. Each one of the designers is very different in their aesthetic and very different in their approach to what they do, which actually made it sort of hard.” Continue Reading

Sarah Morris Conjures Spirit of Rio on Longchamp Pliage Bag

Following in the footsteps of Tracey Emin, Jeremy Scott, and Mary Katrantzou, it’s the turn of British-American artist Sarah Morris to reinterpret Longchamp’s iconic Le Pliage bag, which was originally inspired by the art of Japanese origami and just celebrated its 20th anniversary.

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