2012 is proving to be a big year for Opening Ceremony. This year marks their 10th anniversary, recently we reported that the store is coming to London this summer and today WWD confirmed that it will launch a fashion and culture magazine this August.
'As magazine fanatics, O.C. founder Humberto Leon and myself are aiming to create a collectible publication for a new generation, something beautiful and special n the vein of Benetton’s ‘Colors,’ Comme des Garçons’ ‘Six’ and Joe McKenna’s ‘Joe',' co-founder Carol Lim said in an internal memo. 'We want to make a magazine that will appeal to kids in Nebraska as much as industry people.' The magazine will be called OC and each issue will be based around a theme, the first of which is a tribute to the Olympics. Leading photographers like Tim Barber and Bruce Weber have already signed up to contribute.
For some reason excitement for the Versace-H&M partnership was slow but with only a month to go, anticipation is starting to build up especially since these images from the campaign were revealed.
The line-up isn't surprising. Versace favourites Abbey Lee Kershaw, Sasha Pivovarova, Lindsey Wixson and Daphne Groeneveld all appear with bright blonde hair styled by Joe McKenna and shot by Mert & Marcus.
The air of mystery surrounding the house of Versace is something that has loomed long past the unfortunate and untimely death of its founder, Gianni Versace - with a devastating murder, long battle against drug addiction, over-indulgent spending habits and eating disorders, you'd be forgiven for thinking the tale of Versace was a fictional one. Deborah Ball's 'House of Versace: The Untold Story of Genius, Murder and Survival' - released on Tuesday - sees the first book published for which the Versace's gave help, along with interviews from Antonio D'Amico, Anna Wintour, Joe McKenna and Francois Nars, Donatella and Santo both gave their accounts, accumulating in a chronicle of the ups and downs in one of Italy's most famed families.
Alongside touching upon some of the more obvious queries surrounding the family - including why Gianni left his 50% stake of the company to Allegra - the book also reveals more intimate details, as we get to see how Gianna coached Claudia Schiffer on the runway, where and how he came up with the infamous Versace symbol, the possibility that Karl Lagerfeld might have taken the reign pre-Donatella, and how the icily thought of Anna Wintour choked up at the funeral of Gianni.