Rachel Zoe's clothing line was snapped up by just about every department store worth their retail space as well as several leading e-commerce companies and it looks like they can't get enough of the stylist-come-designer.
Want proof? Shopbop.com have partnered with Zoe on an exclusive video sequence featuring behind-the-scenes footage of the creation of the collection, as well as interviews with the designer who discusses everything from her favourite pieces to her inspiration and creative process. "We are thrilled to partner with Rachel Zoe for the premier global launch of a live video shopping opportunity introducing her Fall collection," Darcy Penick, DMM for Shopbop.com, said. "We always love bringing our customers the newest fashion in the most innovative ways."
We'll all be doing like Catherine Baba this season at New York Fashion Week if The Fashion Center BID have anything to do with it. In preparation for September they've called on designers like Diane von Furstenberg, Elie Tahari and Rebecca Taylor to spruce up Bowery Lane bicycles to encourage press and buyers to use them instead of cars to get around during the show season.
The bikes will be available in designated areas in the Garment Center, WWD reports, and will be free to use but will require a credit card to ensure they are all returned.
Recently we revealed that Grace Coddington is working on a memoir based on her modelling years and time at Vogue and now reports confirm that she's sold it to Random House for an alleged $1.2 million.
The confirmation comes despite Page Six recently reporting that the stylist had "put the project aside". Get ready for tales of “her modeling days in Sixties London, the car accident that changed her career path and her ascendancy through fashion’s ranks as a stylist and editor at British Vogue and, later, its American counterpart.”
It's that time again. The Fall issue of ELLE Collections has finally hit newsstands. Although we say it is every season, the latest installement is definitely the best yet. Touching on the controversy that has dictated the fashion headlines over the last six months, editor Lorraine Candyintroduces the issue by assuring us that it's still, as it should be, all about the clothes.
As always the issue features images that capture the key most memorable moments from this season. Nicola Formichetti's first bow as creative director of Mugler accompanied by Lady Gaga appears, as does a shot capturing the moment snow fell from the ceiling in the breathtaking production by Burberry - all of which is mixed amongst the latest campaigns and regulars like the season's best invites and Tommy Ton's best street style shots from the shows.
Pictures aside, what I most look forward to are the special interviews and this issue was no different. Susie Bubble was brought on board to talk to Alexander Wang about everything from those scathing comments from Cathy Horyn to his plans for the future and in a candid interview with Nicola Formichetti, the stylist professed his love of all things social media, revealed all about his latest porn project (yes, you did read that correctly) and how he juggles his comepeting commitements. Avril Mair also sat down to talk to Victoria Beckham after the royal wedding in an interview ithat was refreshingly fashion based rather than the tendancies to focus on her 'celebrity'.
Elle Fanning is having quite a fashion moment. The young actress is the current campaign star for Marc by Marc Jacobs, appeared in the August issue of US Vogue alongside big sister Dakota and has now bagged herself this LOVE cover shot by Mert & Marcus.
Just because we're loving all things Fanning at the moment, we've compiled a gallery of her most recent red carpet looks.
Every couple of months there are new reports on American Apparel's financial woes but it looks like things might actually be looking up for the nearly bankrupt company. Yesterday WWD revealed that AA boss Dov Charney is currently working on an e-commerce project with eBay, which could help the failing company, as well as a planned shop-in-shop at Bloomingdales as a last attempt to save the business.
The new partnerships are all a part of their new business strategy aiming to expand their distribution outside their own stores, as Fashionista report. “There are more than 30,000 searches for American Apparel on eBay each month and right now those customers are not buying from us directly,” Charney told WWD. Unsurprisingly other brands are reported to be working with eBay on similar project.