Sydney just finished hosting the 15th Rosemount Australian Fashion Week - and since Australia is in the midst of autumn now, designers showed off their Spring/Summer 2010-11 collections. As Fashionista points out, it's nice to see clothes come down the runway...that are actually appropriate for (our) season at hand.
Fashionista kept tabs of all the happenings down under, pointing out the strong points for both fashion (swimwear - especially retro maillots and teeny bikinis) and cocktail conversation. Case in point: Aboriginal model Samantha Harris stormed at least 18 shows, plus nabbed the June cover shot for Vogue Australia (the same significance as our September issue). That's the first time in 17 years that the magazine featured an aboriginal model.
You might want to watch out for Dion Lee, who just showed his second collection at the Sydney Opera House. Tim Blanks said, for Vogue Australia: “Lee deflected the weight of expectation with a flawless presentation that earned him a niche in fashion’s Generation Next, alongside the likes of fellow twenty-somethings Marios Schwab and Proenza Schouler.” On the not-so-bright side, some members of press saw Phoebe Philo's work for Celine ripped off a bit too literally on the runway.
Ending on a good note, Ksubi closed RAFW to great praise, in what many are considering a beautiful comeback show. The label nearly went under but was saved in the eleventh hour with a new owner. This is the first time in three years that Ksubi showed at RAFW. And here's hoping the brand is back next time around.
Can Michelle Obama turn designers into stars? [NY Times]
Ksubi closes Australian Fashion Week [Sassybella]
This woman has 3,000 vintage dresses, mostly designer [The Cut]
Here's how to dress for spring [Refinery29]
Vote for your favourite fragrance in the FiFi Awards [Allure]
Image via Highsnobiety
The economy has taken plenty of victims, but a bit of good news has come out of Australia now. The cult denim label Ksubi, which went into voluntary administration in January, has been revived by Harry Hodge of Quicksilver Europe and Ksubi's distributor, Bleach. In a meeting last Wednesday, creditors decided to liquidate group liabilities and allow the union to go forward.
Reportedly, Ksubi had a better offer available but would have had to meet several additional conditions for the deal. About 30 potential offers were submitted to Dan Single and George Gorrow's brand, according to Ragtrader. That's a brow-wiping situation for Ksubi, but we bet Gorrow - who once explained his office wisdom as "sh*t f*cking happens" - is ready to take his 29 employees and move forward.
Erin Wasson still likes to be dirty [The Cut]
Ksubi facing big financial trouble [Daily Telegraph]
Barack Obama's clothing ad to be removed [Stylewatch]
Emma Watson's brother, Alex Watson, could walk the Burberry runway [Fashionista]
Badgley Mischka's parent company suing Merrill Lynch [WWD]
The Queen loves Christopher Bailey [WWD]
Diane Kruger signs for L'Oreal [Elle UK]
Ksubi's case of animal cruelty? [Telegraph]
Almost half the people who buy fake bags end up buying real [The Cut]
Kim Kardashian explains that hair [Stylewatch]
Karlie Kloss nabbed the Galliano campaign [WWD]
Marisa Miller will take the $3 million bra, thanks [Stylewatch]
Stop, or Burberry will sue [Guardian]
Ksubi is stepping up its game, possibly with Topshop [Sassybella]
Karl Lagerfeld is headed to Argentina [Grazia]
Sh*t f*cking happens.The company co-founder tells The Selby how he summarises his office wisdom in three words
Imagine it, people: Soon this could look loose. Both Acne and Ksubi have confirmed that they'll be making their "skinniest jeans ever" for autumn. And Style.com says that's a double direct quote.
So in terms of autumn/winter trends, you can choose from skinny-mini denim, slashed leggings, regular leggings or thigh-high boots. What happened to Katie Holmes and her boyfriend jeans?