Last week we showed you Karl Lagerfeld's cover for i-D magazine's spring 2012 issue and now, all of the other special covers are out and they're really good. Shalom Harlow, Dame Vivienne Westwood, Carolyn Murphy and Georgia May Jagger are just a few of the faces fronting the new issue that hits newsstands this Thursday.
You can always count on Dame Vivienne Westwood for a good sound bite. Need evidence? Cast your mind back to this time last year when the designer notoriously told the guests at the Elle Style Awards that she had never heard of Emma Watson before presenting the young actress with an award.
Yesterday her attention turned to the negative effect that fast fashion is having on style. 'People have never looked so ugly as they do today. We just consume far too much...I'm talking about all this disposable crap,' she told reporters after her Red Label show. 'What I'm saying is buy less - choose well. Don't just suck up stuff so everyone looks like clones.' While most would agree that there is some truth here, her comments interestingly sparked controversy and were the subject of attention in the papers and breakfast shows this morning.
Clearly the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. Dame Vivienne Westwood's son, Ben is set to follow in her footsteps. Yesterday the erotic photographer announced that he is launching a menswear line that will include pants, shirts and jackets. The line is set to be stocked in A Child of The Jago London, which is the new store of his brother's, Joe Corre (founder of Agent Provocateur).
Check back for the first images of the collection.
Trust Vivienne Westwood to show us how it's done. While most brands are feeling the pinch during the current economic downturn, Westwood is selling dresses worth £16,000 without a sweat. Not any dress I might add. Last week we reported that the wedding dress Sarah Jesssica Parker wore as Carrie Bradshaw in the 'Sex and the City' movie completely sold out on Net-a-Porter.
It's hardly a suprise, then, that the legendary designer has launched a bridal range. If your bank balance can cope with the hefty £16,000 price tag for many of the designs, make an appointment to try them on at the Davies Street store in London (020 7629 3757).