Spanx have been a leader in their market for decades and has racked up multiple celebrity fans over the years from the likes of Trinny and Susannah, GwynethPaltrow and Beyonce.
DKNY has decided to launch its own version of the figure friendly undergarment, Smoothies Shapewear, which although bearing a slight resemblance to cycling shorts from the 80s, these have been described as 'shaping biker shorts'. The line, which launches in February 2010 will be available in seven colours including black, nude, electric pink and orange will sell at $15 each. As a fashionable yet figure fixing creation, who said going to the gym was the be all and end all?
Our four favourite fashion capitals all appeal for different reasons, right? As Kelly Cutrone put it, 'London sells edge, New York - commercialism, Paris has an air of mystery and Milan sells sex'. And who else sells sex better than the almighty design duo and kings of Milan, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana. Inviting us to the wild west in their latest collection, D&G played on all of the elements that we've been loving all summer - denim, fringing, suede and mocassin style boots - threw them all together into a collection and notched up the cowgirl sex appeal.
Desert hues were the choice of call for Albino D'Amato's Spring Summer 2010 Milanshow. With shades of sand, aubergine, gold and black making a distinct palette, one could say that the collection had a slightly ironic, Autumnal feel. However it was the floaty chiffon and ruffled halterneck maxi dresses that made this collection strictly about the new season.
Olivia Palermo,who started out as a 'social', became a household name since the launch of the MTV reality series, The City. Not content with her status as a reality TV star, the 23 year old has revealed that she is designing a jewellery range, in collaboration with Manhattan based designer- Roberta Freymann.
Muiccia Prada opened the Prada show with chic, strong looks that were well put together yesterday at Milan Fashion Week. Crisp white shits were styled underneath angular, structured grey coats in what looked like satin and nylon. The colour palette and tailoring of the opening looks introduced a sci-fi and fantasy element into the collection. The undone pigtails created a balance to the otherwise polished looks.
Moschino Cheap & Chic helped open Milan Fashion Week to a fun start. I mean, what's not fun about a tote with 'Fashion is full of chic' sprawled across the front.
Rosella Jardini's Spring/Summer 2010 collection for the brand takes the form of 60s mod meets flower power loving hippies. Daises appeared on feminine jumpsuits, chiffon blouses, pink shorts and ruffle neck black, white and pink print dresses. If the reference wasn't clear enough, Jardini added white petals to a yellow straw hats, creating an aerial view of a daisy and used them for the frames of sunglasses.
One of the reasons that London is renowned for being one of the top fashion capitals derives from it's ability to pull through emerging talent and encourage them into the fashion limelight. Christopher Kane is without doubt a leading example of this seasonly debuting of talent, having shown at London Fashion Week for the first time in September 2006, after being awarded New Generation Sponsorship from The British Fashion Council.
Kane has become well known for his ability to pull something completely new out of the bag each season, whilst at the same time maintaining a strong style, and it is for this reason that not only were Kane's collection showing on the catwalk on the fourth day of LFW, but four fashionistas were spotted wearing his geometric velvet and chiffon dress, whilst the crocodile print dress Kane had designed for Topshop was everywhere to be seen both in and out of Somerset House. And to top it all off, Kane is a mere 27 years old.
Remember the fuss people made about 'Sin City' a few years ago? Now, the film's signature graphic design has provided inspiration for a Paris model agency's show package for Spring '10. WM wanted its girls to stand out, and what better way than with black-and-white shots and bold accents?
Then, Women Paris - which includes Aline Weber and Iris Strubegger among its ranks - opted for high-contrast shots and pops of yellow. As Fashionologie points out, agencies are going a little comic-book this season, no?
Want to find out about the inspiration behind the new Temperley London collection? Look no further than the brand's relaunched website. Alice Temperley, who cites her inspiration this season as the Circus, has collaborated with Milk Studio's Emmy nominated film division, LEGS, to create a travelling installation.
Translation: Keeping the collection's circus theme, the installation features a series of short films with an old film feel, whereby professional acrobats and circus performers all showcase the brand's Spring/Summer 2010 collection.