Nic: Overall the collection was quite safe in the choice of colour, and a lot of the collection reflected some of the ideas that we've seen in the H&M collection, which was interesting. I thought she used knitwear quite innovatively too, and it was refreshing to see models with smiles on their faces for a change.
Naomi: Really? I'm all about the scowl! I agree with what you said though. They definitely worked with the same prints that we saw from the H&M line but it is part of the brand's signature after all.
I loved the knitwear. Although they did play it safe, everything about the collection from the colour palette to the simplistic quality of the knitwear gave the pieces a timeless quality whilst still managing to be a bit fun and playful too.
What did you think about the headwear? The first thing that came into my mind was the DVF collection where they had the huge balls on the hats.
Nic: I completely agree about the hats. It was those huge ethnic-like pom pom hats I think.
Naomi: Hardly the most practical pieces in the world but I loved them nonetheless.
People always ask if I think about a concept or the show or the front row or whatever first. No! Fuck off! The client comes first! The collection is driven by what clients want in different parts of the world, so I want them to be able to see it straight away and to judge it for themselves. Well I just think that which celebrities are wearing it, what reviews say—none of it matters if it’s all there for people to make their own minds up. I’m 40 now, but I want this to be a company that lives way beyond me, and I believe that customers are more important to making that happen than press. When I’m dead, hopefully this house will still be going. On a spaceship. Hopping up and down above the earth.
Brazilian fashion is gaining more of a global presence every year, and Ana Beatriz Lerario is just one of the reasons why. The print-loving designer - who's now a New Yorker, though she grew up in Sao Paulo - created the collection Lerario Beatriz, which caught our eye for both its sweet custom florals and obsession with mixing textures. That makes sense, considering that Lerario previously worked on Marc Jacobs' design team and served as head designer of TseSay, TSE's cashmere diffusion line.
Know what else is great about Lerario? She makes a great playlist, which we found out when she invited us to work with her.
Despite having previously expressed their disdain for red carpet fashion this season, both Cathy Horyn, critic for The Times, and André Leon Talley of Vogue seemed to have actually liked some of the dresses on parade at the Oscars on Sunday. Normally a fashion hit, Sarah Jessica Parker came under some mixed criticisms for the Chanel Haute Couture she sported, or rather, as Horyn writes, "Ms. Parker is a beautiful woman, but the hairdo (and the Chanel column with breastplate) wore her on this occasion." Talley however loved the dress but agreed about the hair, which he described as "throwing her off carriage".
Stating that Sandra Bullock had "finally got the message!", Talley loved her Marchesa number, and even the hair and makeup too, however surprisingly his favourite of the night happened to be Jennifer Lopez's Armani Privé, which flaunted a billowing, oversized ruffle at the hip. Whilst we liked the Dries Van Noten number that Maggie Gyllenhall wore, ALT was less than impressed, however Elizabeth Banks, Mo'Nique and Charlize Theron all got the thumbs up. At least now the stars can rest from the scrutiny for a short while, until the next red carpet event, that is.
Despite only announcing her engagement last week, Coco Rocha is set to wed James Conran as soon as June.
According to sources, the details of the wedding are all set in stone, including the dress. “I know exactly what’s it going to look like and who’s making it, but it hasn’t actually been produced yet,” she told the Daily backstage at Dior.
And fashion week isn't the only reason why the model is in Paris. “We’re getting married right here in France,” she revealed."A friend has this beautiful house here so we’ll bring everyone here!”