After being announced as the replacement for Jean Paul Gaultier at Hermès, after the designer officially announced his departure this week, Christophe Lemaire has just announced that he is leaving is position as creative director of Lacoste. The brand are yet to announce the replacement but according to WWD, we can expect his successor to be announced by the end of the year.
For a long time, I've been looking for a way of working with affordable fashion. I think Theory is the right brand to do this. It was a big intuition for me to do this Theyskens/Theory project - I'm super excited by it! I think today, you can find great things at a great price. As a designer, I'm not a guy that can be put in a niche. I'm a guy who can also put his mind to something more global and accessible. Also, I've always been hoping that my friends can buy what I design.
Stefano Tonchi is leading W into big changes, and the August issue will show off the magazine's first cover shoot supervised by the new editor-in-chief. The cover stars? Reportedly, Jon Hamm and Rebecca Hall, who costar in Ben Affleck's upcoming crime film 'The Town'. That's certainly a more commercial choice for the magazine, but we'll never complain about anything Hamm-related. For other Tonchi news, his first official issue with W will be July, with a full redesign on the books for September.
At Tonchi's old stomping grounds, T magazine, the higher-ups seem to be close to picking a replacement. The likely choice? Anne Christensen, who currently serves as women's fashion director for the New York Times' mag. Vogue fashion news director Sally Singer is said to have turned down the job - after being considered the frontrunner.
I was recently asked to give my opinion both professional and personal on a cult makeup item that is probably the most sold product on the market. And whilst at the meeting, I realised that most people own this product, but few actually know what to do with it. What am I talking about? The highlighter.
One of the many things discussed at said meeting was the evolution of the whole idea of highlighting since it was first introduced into women’s makeup. It started out with the highlighter being used to enhance and ‘bring forth’ features you’d like to show off, or to lighten darker areas on your face. Then, the introduction of shimmer changed it all.
It is now fully confirmed that Giles Deacon is replacing Estrella Arch as Creative Director at Ungaro. To add to the excitement Deacon is said to be building what can only be described as an "A Team" around himself, with super-stylist Katie Grand, who he previously dated, on board. Having already worked her magic at Prada and Vuitton, she will undoubtedly wow us with whatever she happens to do at Ungaro. And choice of fashion muse goes to none other than Carine Roitfield.
Deacon said, "Carine Roitfeld has a very Ungaro feel about the way she dresses: the tailored jacket, the pencil skirt, her style is kind of tarty with intelligence. I see them as really empowering clothes, and lots of women like playing with the psychology of all that. It’s an interesting game."
Both choices are impeccable much like Deacon's taste in clothes. Roitfield and Grand sounds like a winner and Deacon himself will eloquently bring all the fabulous elements together to create a masterpiece at Ungaro. We await his work eagerly.
In Rihanna's new music video for 'Rockstar 101', the singer sports some pretty fierce looks (and we apologize for using the word "fierce," but we had to). Specifically, the video attire consists of lots of body chains, armour styles, spikes and cuffs - all designed by London-based Swedish designer Fannie Shiavoni. Shiavoni's current fan base includes Lady Gaga and Yasmin Le Bon, and now, apparently, Rihanna.
The designer gave Grazia a bit of insight into the 'Rockstar' shoot: "I discussed ideas with Rihanna and her stylist Mariel Haenn the day before the shoot and then I went to my hotel in LA and made everything that night. The next day was the video shoot and I literally chained Rihanna into everything piece by piece. Working with Rihanna and her creative team was amazing...it's a dream come true to see my designs being worn by her in the new video. She rocks it well and looks incredible...I've also been working as the assistant to Rihanna's creative director, Simon Henwood, for her Russian Roulette tour."