Just before fashion week began, Savannah Miller confirmed that the launch of her own label, Savannah and shortly atfterwards, she showed her collection to a small group of press but last week, the first official image of the debut collection was released.
As expected, the clothes aren't a big departure from what she did with sister Sienna at Twenty8Twelve. What's different, though, is that the new label is more focused on including 'clothes to wear every day that don't cost the earth and make you feel great,' rather than the more trend lead Twenty8Twelve and so far so good. The outfit in the image, sported beautifully by Dree Hemingway, would make a welcomed addition in any women's wardrove and the quality looks good despite the affordable price range.
Are you excited for the collection to launch on October 24.
Models foraying into design isn't anything new. Kate Moss is probably the most successful example with her now ended partnership with Topshop and more recently Rosie Huntington-Whiteley made the transition by designing a lingerie collection for Marks & Spencer. And by the sounds of it, Dree Hemingway might follow suit soon too.
Talking to Grazia at the Ermanno Scervino show, she revealed that she'd actually been working on a collection not too long ago. 'Last year, I was working on my own lingerie line but then modelling took over and I didn' want to do anything half-heartedly,' she explained. In terms of a fashion line, the aesthetic of anything she would come out with would have a menswear focus. 'I love that '70s vibe - unbleached fabrics, oversized trousers - and I have a book of '70s climbers wearing perfectly dishevelled outfits in California so that would be inspiration.'
Back in March Chanel unveiled the images from their latest book, 'The Little Black Jacket', in Tokyo and last night they brought the travelling exhibition to New York with everyone from Pharrell Williams and Zoe Kravitz to regulars like Dree Hemingway and Poppy Delevigne in attendance.
Just as a refresher, the exhibition includes a selection of over 100 black and white photographs of models and celebrities shot by Karl Lagerfeld. Each star sports the brand's classic black tweed jacket styled in different ways by Carine Roitfeld.
The exhibition opens tomorrow until June 15 over at 18 Wooster Street.
H&M has been on a roll recently, especially with the launch of their red carpet worthy pieces and last year Topshop forayed into dressing celebrities for the red carpet too. Ginnifer Goodwin and Jessica Szohr have sported the brand's red carpet looks in the past and on Monday both Dree Heningway and Jamie King wore Topshop to the Met Gala.
‘We feel incredibly honoured to have had the opportunity to dress these two amazing girls with such differing style,’ Emma Farrow, Topshop's Head of Design, told ELLE UK. ‘The antique gold sequin and distressed mesh shift dress came straight off the catwalk and was simply lengthened to Dree's requirements—it was important to retain a simple modern feel.’ For Jamie the approach was different. 'We wanted to keep with her ‘30s siren glamour so worked along more traditional vintage lines with bold silk satin devore in a beautiful rich crimson that came from our original AW palette.’
Last week I wrote about the prevalence of cropped tops in the S/S12 shows and anyone that read the post will remember that I've officially sold into the trend. Based on these images from Coachella over the weekend, our favourite models and celebrities have embraced it too. Rihanna went full out with a tiny 'Peace' top from Topshop and Chanel Iman tapped into the trend by rolling a simple t-shirt up. My favourite look definitely comes from Dree Hemingway, though, who went for a more subtle version sporting that red peppers cropped top and midi skirt from the Dolce & Gabbana S/S12 collection.
Erin Wasson isn't the only model turning her hand to designing. Yesterday contemporary French label Sandro unveiled these images from their collaboration with Dree Hemingway. "The inspiration was growing up in Idaho and men's rock climbing books from the '70s," Hemingway explained. The 10-piece collection, which includes printed maxii dresses and skinny jeans, will be available in stores and online in March.
Just in case you're interested, yesterday the official campaign shot for Justin Bieber's debut fragrance was revealed. Shot by Terry Richardson, the ad features Dree Hemingway whispering into the singer's ear who looks completely unfazed by her seductive efforts.
The print ad for the fragrance, titled 'Someday', has been supported by a YouTube channel - after all, Bieber has had the biggest number of YouTube visits compared to any other artist - where videos include the full commercial and behind-the-scenes clips.