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"Hasn't everybody at one point or another had the fantasy of being a cowboy? A cowgirl?" Derek Lam asked backstage, whilst pondering the inspiration behind his latest catwalk collection. As inspiration from the Wild West could be seen on the SS10 runway shows of Chanel and D&G, it was just as present on Lam's AW10 collection, with fringed but tough black leather skirts, suede-heeled cowboy-esque boots and sheriff-style tailoring to be found on shirts and outerwear.
Lam juxtaposed the likes of suede, cotton, leather and jersey to make up a collection that although evoked a cowboy feel, still contained enough urban detailing - structured panels, biker style trousers and hardened shoulders - to make the pieces wearable, and not costume like, with favourites being the seam detailing skinny leather trousers, suede shouldered cotton shirt and the two finale draped floor length gowns.
It seems all the top designers were dreaming of the great outdoors when they designed their SS10 collections. Lagerfeld took Chanel to the country barnyard, whilst Marc at Louis Vuitton went camping. From clogs and lace to parkas and plaid, this trend has no set rules. Mix elements from the collections to form your own eclectic take on the trend. We've put together our own version of the style for you lovely readers - after that you're in the wild.
To all you Black Friday shoppers out there, we wanted to post something to, well, help you decompress after a potentially crazy day. And hey, if it's a little steamy, then so be it. Enter the new D&G Time commercial, which features the obsession of the moment, the threesome. (You maybe can thank 'Gossip Girl' for that one.) Directed by Cyril Guyot - who also has shot for YSL, Prada, Lancome, Tom Ford and Tommy Hilfiger - and based on the vision of Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, the commercial starts with a young couple getting passionate in a Parisian apartment. When a third man happens upon them, of course he has to join. As the girl's mum catches the menage et trois in action (gasp!), she lets out a horror-film scream and covers her mouth with her hand, which means she has to flash the D&G watch on her wrist.
We say that's perfect product placement in a gorgeous film spot, but as usual, it looks like D&G will stir up some controversy. Remember when their Time ad showed the first gay kiss on a TV commercial? Us too. And we say: Keep us guessing, D&G.
Diane Kruger, Eva Mendes and Lily Collins were just a few of the fashion beauties that came out on Friday to celebrate the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Finalists. The afternoon consisted of tea and a fashion show held by Frederic Fekkai, with flashes of Dior, Prada and D&G dresses, the party couldn't have been prettier. The finalists were given a lot of support, with Eva Mendes admitting that she found the 'designers so inspiring', and Tracee Ellis Ross admitting that 'it's like we're looking at the future of fashion'. After studying the crowd, stylist Jeanne Yang admitted 'This is the best looking party I have ever been to', and we couldn't agree more. Anyone else simply love Diane Kruger's velvet playsuit? We're certainly lusting after it.
D&G SS10 took us all the way back to the wild wild west, minus the barns and straw seen at Chanel. Denim ruled the runway in the form of shirts, playsuits, dresses and raras, all showing that mixing it up is never a bad thing. Fringing and ruffles also added to the theme with tan accessories finishing off the look. With denim making an appearance at Chloe and Marc by Marc Jacobs, it is safe to say the rage is not dying down, and how grateful we are.
Dolce and Gabbana told Vogue they took inspiration from ''young British women and their instinctive ability to mix and match denim, streetwear and formal wear with a typical blasé attitude.'' We found exactly that at London Fashion Week. This girl teamed a denim playsuit with black tights, taking the look through the winter weather. The patterned head scarf and gold tipped boots add the perfect quirky edge we just can't get enough of.