The documentary revealing a realistic look at the inner workings of American Vogue and its Editor-in-Chief, Anna Wintour, opened in New York last weekend. 'The September Issue' made $240,078 in six cinemas, for an average of $40,013 per screen, making the documentary the second-best film per cinema on average of any 2009 release, according to indieWIRE. It also makes it the fifth-best documentary debut in New York’s history.
Anna Wintour, who we presume has seen the documentary countless times over, waited in-line, dressed in dark denim skinny jeans, beige flat loafers, sunglasses and a Fashion's Night Out T-shirt, to buy a ticket for the film alongside everyone else.
In the weeks of January leading up to Fashion Week, Peter Som, whose shows lured in the likes of Anna Wintour and André Leon Talley, cancelled his autumn 2009 catwalk show, due to financial backing from Creative Design Studios falling through. This subsequently led to Som resigning later that year.
The American designer, who describes his aesthetic as one of “effortless elegance and refined sexiness”, is now, months later, in a very different position. Som, who signed a licensing deal with an Italian company this May, is now able to produce and manufacture his line. We’ll look forward to his spring 2010 collection in a presentation at Milk Studios.
Although Som has managed to keep his label intact throughout the downturn, he ponders over the economic challenges the fashion industry still faces in an interview with The Cut: “For fall that was the depths of the recession, where there was no visibility for anybody — I don’t care who you are. Stores were going out of business left and right, no one was shopping,” Som says. “Hopefully we’ll get back to some semblance of normalcy. Nothing’s normal anymore.”
There's not much that Peaches Geldof hasn't done. Her CV includes working as a presenter, model, DJ and of course, a columnist for Nylon magazine and all round party girl. Today, sources confirmed that Geldof is adding reporting at fashion week to her ever growing repertoire, as she's just secured a deal with GMTV.
A spokesperson from GMTV said that Peaches will be ‘keeping viewers up-to-date with all the creations making an impact on the catwalk this season. With behind-the-scenes access, Peaches is set to share the latest and hottest glamour gossip from the star-studded event.’
This morning, Peaches released the following statement: ‘Fashion is the thing that establishes creative talent and a person’s aesthetic individuality, but most of all it’s a fun way to express yourself, I love attending the shows I am excited to be covering NYC FW for GMTV. NYC is the perfect backdrop for some of the most exciting new designers and old classics in the fashion world.’
Much has been made of Jimmy Choo's upcoming collection for H&M, which includes shoes, bags, and accessories for men and women and womenswear, as well as shoes. Yesterday, an image of the brand's over-the-knee boots for the high street retailer leaked on The Fashion Spot. The shoes in question cost 1,799 DKK, or about $345.
The fashion industry will soon be busy with excitement as New York Fashion Week kicks off the Spring/Summer 2010 fashion week season. NFW will commence on the 10th September 2009 and is set to attract some 'heavy weights' from the design world. The Bryant Park tents will serve as a temporary home to the likes ofDerek Lam, Diane Von Furstenberg, 3.1 Phillip Lim and Narciso Rodriguez, to name but a few.
Others such as Donna Karen, Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein have opted to show their collections off site in order to lend a more intimate feel to the proceedings, whilst other big names, including Proenza Schouler and Alexander Wang, amongst others, have decided to show their wares downtown at Milk Studios.
Keep your eyes peeled for rising model, Dree Hemmingway. The heiress and great grand-daughter of non other than Ernst Hemmingway has been confirmed to be walking the Calvin Klein runway, before hot-footing it to the London, Milan and Paris catwalks respectively. Watch this space for updates on the NFW collections and festivities in general.
Maybe I'm in a retro mood after watching '(500) Days of Summer' this weekend, but I'm really loving Wundervoll, a cleverly crafted lingerie line with hints of art deco and a little bit of 'Mad Men'. The German brand, designed by Matthias Jaschke, recently launched in the US and should have a whole new crowd of followers soon.
This week, Jaschke tells The Fash Pack about his emphasis on quality and confidence, and when Carla Bruni can be helpful.
POP's September Issue is to mark the sign of changing times. The issue is the first (of many to come), with DashaZhukova as the editor-in-chief- since the departure of KatieGrand earlier this year.
Zhukova was a surprising choice to some given that she has always maintained that 'fashion really isn't her thing', unlike art which, has been both a hobby and a business since she opened an art gallery in Moscow last year.
Zhukova intends to fuse her knowledge of art with the fashion that POP has come to be known for- and if the number of advertisers, including Prada,Chanel, Dior,Chloe and Armani, within the 316 pages is anything to go by, it is clear that fashion insiders are 100% in support of and behind this 'new look' POP. Zhukova enthuses that POP is welcoming a 'new era that is more fluid than ever before', and will see fashion and art equally complement each other.
Ensure to pick up this month's issue which sees Margaret Thatcher hailed as a fashion icon, Rodarte celebrating 'US stem-cell scientists' and Tavi Gevinson, the 13 year old blogger currently earning much kudos, and over a million followers for her engaging and witty daily blog.