When you think of Anthony Vaccarello, what springs to mind? Anja Rubik and her exposed right hip in that dress that he designed for her to wear to this year's Met Gala, no? That exposure was both a good and a bad thing. Good, because it definitely put his name out there in the consciousness of the mainstream but bad because it, to a large extent, pigeonholed him into designing sexy evening wear.
For that reason it was a smart choice, then, that he opened the show with Rubik completely covered up wearing a simple but desirable white blazer and black trouser combo. The move was deliberate. He was making a point to the world that, while he will continue to deliver those dresses that get the photographers snapping, there's more to him that a hot dress. And this season that he transpired on the series of deconstructed jackets, white over the knee shorts and easy throw on tops that are just what we all need for summer, and will no doubt prove to be a smart business move.
Sex was still there and so were short hemlines. The dresses clung closely to the body to replicate how your clothes would look if you had walked out of the ocean wearing them. I can't lie, the dresses did look extremely hot on Cara Delevigne and Jourdan Dunn but that's partly where the problem is. As has been the case for the past few seasons, I'm just not convinced that these looks will translate on us mere mortals.
Last night the British Fashion Council hosted an event to announce the nominees for this year's British Fashion Awards and on the whole, there isn't many surprises.
Fash Pack favourite Stella McCartney lead the pack with a nod for the designer of the year award along with nominations for the red carpet award and designer brand too. The model category is probably the most predictable category with regulars like Jourdan Dunn,Cara Delevigne and David Gandy all receieving nominations.
'2012 has been a momenous yar and seen a nationwide celebration of British talent,' British Fashion Council chairman Harold Tilman said at The Savoy last night. 'The British Fashion Awards recognise and celebrate the exceptional individuals and brands who've defined out fashion industry over the past year and we're incredibly proud to announce these nominations who represent a cross section of British fashion talent.'
Georgia May Jagger, Kate Moss, Lily Donaldson and Naomi Campbell
Yesterday we finally saw the likes of Stella Tennant, Kate Moss and Jourdan Dunn hit the runway at the closing ceremony wearing British designers like Victoria Beckham and Alexander McQueen but the party started before the event.
Ahead of the festivities Naomi Campbell hosted a party in the capital to mark the Olympics but also for her Fashion for Relief charity. As you would expect, the party was full of fashion folk like Vivienne Westwood and Ozwald Boateng but Campbell did actually invite some athletes so British cyclist Dani King was there along, who naturally turned up sporting her gold medal.
For a while now we've known that Kate Moss will take part in the closing ceremony alongside other big British models like Naomi Campbell and Stella Tennant but even now, it's still unclear what, or who, they will down the runway. The latest issue of Vogue might reveal a clue.
To mark the event and in collaboration with the British Fashion Council, Vogue commissioned Nick Knight to shoot all of the models involved wearing British designers, leading people to speculate that the girls will wear the same brands for the closing event as they wear in the shoot.
In the issue Moss appears wearing a gold encrusted dress by Sarah Burton, as does Campbell, while Stella Tennant appears in Christopher Kane, Lily Cole and Donaldson in Erdem and Vivienne Westwood respectively, Georgia May Jagger in Victoria Beckham and Jourdan Dunn in Jonathan Saunders. I think it's safe to assume that they won't wear the same things but I'm sure the brand choice will be the same.
With the London Olympics just around the corner, the official opening ceremony isn't the only thing people are talking about. Yesterday reports emerged that some of Britain's biggest models will be involved in the event's closing ceremony on August 12.
All the big names like Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss and Stella Tennant are expected to appear alongside younger girls like Lily Donaldson and Jourdan Dunn. Each model will allegedly sport the designs of leading British designers like Alexander McQueen and Vivienne Westwood.
We always get excited at this time of the year. While most people are just about getting into the swing of their summer shopping, the fash pack are already lusting over all things outerwear. With that in mind, you can imagine our delight when these images of the Burberry fall 2011 campign hit our inboxes.
For the latest campaign Cara Delevigne and Jourdan Dunn are joined by relatively newcomers Amber Anderson, Molly Smith, Thomas Penfound and actress Felicity Jones.
I think it's safe to say that lace is a hard trend to do well. We've seen it appear on the runway season after season making it often lack originality but that wasn't the case at Jason Wu.
The designer incorporated the style throughout in small accents such as along the neckline and sleeves of a dramatic black feathered dress; along the sleeves of a heavy white wool jacket teamed with a black blouse and cropped trousers and it also appeared on the epaulets of a purple blazer and on masks. Wu also presented a selection of trouser suits and sexy black tuxedos that were given a soft touch with a monochromatic blouses.
Dresses had an old school elegance feel yet were modern at the same time. Joan Smalls stole the show in a floor length sequin gold gown and Jourdan Dunn helped bring the drama in a strapless red gown with gold embroidery along the waist and on the bust.
Back in November, American Vogue did a similar shoot called 'Asia Major' championing the top Asian models in the business, but are such attempts merely a gimmick, or is it actually a positive step forward? Without sounding cynical, was the American Vogue editorial simply an attempt to appeal to the one international market relatively unaffected by the economic crisis, rather than an being an attempt to diversify the representation of models in the magazine?
Jourdan Dunn has bagged a campaign for Burberry, and the images are finally out. The campaign marks the first big fashion ad that the model has secured since returning to the modelling world after giving birth to her son; she recently appeared in the YSL beauty campaign.
Shot by Mario Testino on a beach in Brighton, Dunn appears alongside Sascha M'baye in the popular leather pieces from the collection. According to reports, the duo aren't the only pair to appear in campaigns for the brand. Each month, Burberry will release images of different pairs of models, so stay tuned to see who appears next month.