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At just 28, Dutch designer Iris van Herpen has established herself as one of the most innovative names in haute couture. While her boundary-shattering clothing has only been known and accessible by a few, the designer is ready to stretch her wings with a new ready-to-wear line.
On Sunday Miuccia Prada put more than menswear on her runway in Milan. Her models, clad in the house’s new take on “normal” clothing, ambled through a set dotted with sleek, geometric furniture and everyday objects rendered in bold, primary colors, created by Rem Koolhaas‘ Office for Metropolitan Architecture, or OMA.
There is something sweet about the vision that designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli have created for the house of Valentino. But in their pre-fall 2013 collection, which featured a staggering 70 looks, a little rebelliousness has has crept into the romanticism.
The Hugo Boss Meatpacking District store carries more than just sleek clothing — its windows regularly feature imaginative displays by artists like Béatrice Coron and Brad Fisher. And now, through February 12, the store will feature the work of ARTINFO’s very own Brian Souser.
After much speculation, it’s finally official: PPR has taken a majority stake in the Christopher Kane brand. The deal gives the luxury conglomerate 51 percent ownership of the London label, which launched with womenswear after the designer’s graduation from Central Saint Martins in 2006. In the years since, the Scottish designer has expanded his brand to include menswear, shoes, and accessories, and editors have eaten up every bit, from his iridescent liquid-filled plastic handbags to his iconic gorilla-print T-shirts.
At PPR, the 30-year-old designer joins a roster that includes fellow UK brands Stella McCartney and Alexander McQueen, as well as Gucci, Saint Laurent, and Bottega Veneta.
It’s only January, but 2013 already had its share of major red-carpet moments. Many of them come courtesy of one petite actress in particular, Kerry Washington, who’s been no stranger to best-dressed lists, even before turning up to the Golden Globes in a stunning nude-hued Miu Miu. While we certainly approved of last night’s rather ladylike look, it’s the more playful side of the “Django Unchained” star that we really love. Thankfully, the film’s European press tour has given the actress the opportunity to wear a string of fearless — and flawless — hot-off-the-runway looks.
Hedi Slimane leaked a lookbook for his pre-fall 2013 Saint Laurent collection at Style.com, and just like his first outing at the storied French house, it’s full of darkly inflected rock ‘n’ roll vibes.
The stylized black-and-white photos, shot by Slimane himself, star singer-slash-model Sky Ferreira rocking the season’s best with notable heavy cat eyes. Though it’s difficult to make out the details, it’s immediately clear that the collection is all Slimane. Along with the designer’s signature tailoring, the 19-look collection is filled with shiny studded leather, see-through lace or sequin tops, and super-slim pants — all in black, of course — with sheer details and bits of bare skin amping up the sex appeal.