Louise Goldin has been pretty quiet over the last few years. Despite being a favourite on the London Fashion Week calendar, she decided to take two seasons out after showing her collection in a presentation in New York. But finally, she's decided to go ahead with the comeback that we've all been waiting for.
Earlier on this week Goldin confirmed that she will make her runway return this season but instead of showing in London, she will present her S/S13 collection in New York, and the move isn't a big surprise. The designer moved to New York after tieing the knot with her American husband last October and made no secret of the fact that she plans to spend more time on the other side of the pond. 'I have always felt New York would be a strong city for me to position my label and hope to build some strong foundations for the future there,' she told Vogue.com. 'But London will always be integral to my brand.'
Karl Lagerfeld has taken Chanel's 'The Little Black Jacket' exhibition to Tokyo, New York, Taipei and Hong Kong and now it's finally coming to London. Yesterday Vogue UK confirmed that the installation is set to arrive at London's Saatchi Gallery in October.
Just in case you unfamiliar with it, the exhibition includes images taken for a book the brand will launch later this year baring the same name. Stars like Kanye West and Sarah Jessica Parker to Anna Wntour and Carine Roitfeld posed in their signature black jacket to illustrate the timeless quality of the iconic piece and its ability to transcend generations and styles. 'The special event underlines the brand's values of creativity, modernity and excellence,' says a statement from Chanel. 'The public will discover the versatility and timelessness of the iconic Chanel jacket through Karl Lagerfeld's photographs.'
And that's not all. To mark the opening of the exhibition, the Chanel stores on Brompton Cross, Bond Street and Sloane Street will all have their windows dedicated to jackets from the most recent collections.
The exhibition will run from October 12 to October 29, 2012.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West made their couture show debut at the Stephane Rolland show earlier on today. While, it's true, fashions shows don't usually tend to start on time, the pair rubbed people up the wrong way by taking that a bit too far by turning up an hour late.
We're all used to editors and buyers turning up late but the hour delay didn't go down particularly well with guests at the show, especially editors trying to deal with the busy schedule of shows today. According to Red Carpet Fashion Awards' Katharine Kallon, the pair were so late that the show organisers were forced to start the show without them and WWD tweeted that the pair only managed to slip in and see the finale.
He may still be finding his feet with his womenswear line but right now, rumours abound that Kanye West is preparing to show a new menswear line under his label in Paris this week.
So far West's reps have not denied nor confirmed the reports but Ford Models added duel to the speculation earlier on this week when they tweeted: 'Is Kanye also doing a menswear show this week in Paris?' While it wouldn't be wrong to say that the agency are known for spreading a bit of gossip, the tweet has led many to believe that they, in fact, have provided male models to appear in the show.
Back in May Franca Sozaaniconfirmed that Kim Kardashian would cover the July/August issue of L'Uomo Vogue, rather than Vogue Italia as many initially thought, and today the issue has finally dropped.
As previously reported, the black-and-white cover was shot by Sozzani's son, Francesco Carrozini in LA's Chinatown and styled by the magazine's fashion editor, Rushka Bergman. The editorial, titled 'Just Unconventional', is different from all of her past magazine shoots (and she uncannily looks lie her mother Kris) but still, I'm not convinced.
While the accompanying editorial begins by stating that 'everything has been said about her' already, it doesn't actually unearth any new ground. Saying that, the fact that Kim banned any talk of 'sex tapes, books, record, videos, films and above all marriages and divorces,' surely didn't help.
On her privileged beginnings and building her empire:
'Yes I was born rich; it was a classic Californian lineage: lavishness and ostentation, luxury mansions with pools, private clubs, exclusive friendships, and luxury cars. Despite the affluence, at only 31 I’ve been able to build my own empire in the world of entertainment and, although looks and friendships are important, I want the new generation to understand that if you don’t believe in yourself and in your own ideas, you go nowhere.'
Anyone that followed my live tweets during the Met Gala will know that I was slightly relieved not to see Kim Kardashian turn up with Kanye West. I like 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians' as much as the next person but her endless search for a photo-op doesn't sit well with me. It looks like Anna Wintour feels the same way because reports emerged yesterday alleging that the Vogue editor deliberately didn't invite her.
'Anna hates Kim,' a source told RadarOnline.com. 'Why would she be invited to the event? It is all of the biggest stars in the world and Kim doesn't fit that bill at all.' The source added: 'The Met Gala is $25,000 a ticket but Kim can't even buy her way in [because] Anna Wintour does not want her there...Kim and her camp will deny that she wasn't invited by saying that she had business in L.A. [but] she would have done anything to be there with all the A-listers.'
Wintour isn't the only editor not particularly charmed by Kim. When asked about the reality star hasn't covered US ELLE, Joe Zee made it clear that there hasn't been a reason too. 'I just wish she would do something, but she's not doing anything,' he said. 'If she actually did something, we would thnk about Kim for the cover. It's not about, so much, a reality star.'
This month Jennifer Lopez's cover for US Vogue's annual shape issue dropped and if the rumours are anything to go by, she's working with Anna Wintour on another project.
This morning reports alleged that Wintour has secured the singer to perform at this year's Met Gala. If there reports are true, Lopez will follow in the footsteps of Florence and the Machine who performed last year and Lady Gaga, Rihanna and Kanye West who have also been asked to perform. The reports do come as a bit of a surprise. Adele has had a long relationship with the editor so many tipped her to perform at the big even on May 7.
Do you want Jennifer Lopez to be this year's entertainment of choice?
Kanye West's debut collection didn't go down well last season but his fall collection was definitely a step in the right direction. The show was refined - featuring only 20 looks - and centred around black leather on simple silhouettes and it worked. More so than least season, the collection featured pieces that real women would actually want to wear rather than something you would see in a music video, which was the feeling last season.
It was clear that West had learned from his mistakes. While he wasn't happy about the criticisms, you could see that he had sat back and taken them on board and used them to help take his design aesthetic forward. As you would expect, there were sexy pieces like one look that saw the model come down the runway in a skin tight pair of leather trousers and cropped jacket with what looked like a whip, but equally he showed loose fitted sequin tops with simple trousers and great coats that will be more retail friendly. Hopefully this is the start of good things to come.