When it comes to cover images, nobody does it quite like LOVE. Yesterday the magazine released this image of their Autumn/Winter 2011 cover via Twitter.
The sixth issue sees Zimbabwean-born model Nyasha Matonhodze appear styled with a black crow headwear and black tears for their 'Strangely Romantic Super Natural' theme. The cover is the second big gig for the 16 year old model after securing a spot in the fall 2011 Louis Vuitton campaign.
The first time I saw Madonna was on Top of the Pops. She was singing 'Holiday,' and she had a fabulous look. (I actually thought that she was English because she was so stylish.) She was into the same things that I was doing at the time, like crosses, oversized jewelry, and fishnets. The second time I saw her live was at the first MTV awards in New York at Radio City Music Hall. It must have been 1984. She sang 'Like A Virgin' in a wedding dress and was simulating 'self contentment' or 'self satisfaction,' to put it euphemistically. The audience was mostly business people, who were horrified. There were just a few young fans — and me, who absolutely loved it. That is when I realized that she couldn’t care less what others thought of her, and I also saw how powerful she was.
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If you're a fan of the Jil Sander's +J capsule collection for Uniqlo, we come baring bad news. After two years of working with the high street retailer, a spokesperson from the brand announced that the fall 2011 collection will be the last from the line:
With the recent completion of the design of the...fall and winter collection, Ms. Sander and [Uniqlo] agreed that they had fully explored the possibilities of their creative collaboration and accomplished what they had set out to do. Consequently, the two parties have decided to wrap up their design consulting agreement with this collection.
The collection has been a great success - cast your mind back to those images of people quewing in the snow - so the decision to end the partnership has come a surprise. As yet, neither party have given an explanation.
Clearly Azzedine Alaia isn't the only designer being unusually frank to journalists this week. After presenting his menswear show in Milan on Tuesday, Giorgio Armani reportedly criticised the menswear collections produced by Prada and Dolce & Gabbana arguing that both collections were not something that any man would want to wear.
But it didn't end there. “Fashion today is in the hands of the banks and of the stock market and not of their owners," he explained whilst criticising the press for not actively scrutinising the collections. "In a direct insult to Prada, he added that he doesn't need to go public because his company doesn't have debts, is independent, and produces clothing that makes men look handsome and elegant,' The Cut reports.
American Apparel is predicted to close by 2012: [The Cut]
See Vera Wang's bridal collection David's Bridal here: [David's Bridal]
After being dropped from Neiman Marcus, Nick Woorster has been hired at Gilt Man: [WWD]
Nicola Scherzinger definitely wanted to make a statement in this: [Daily Mail]
Banana Republic have released their Mad Men capsule collection: [The Cut]