As if the 'Black Swan' drama wasn't bad enough, this week it took another turn for the worse. Last week we were all shocked and disappointed that the movie was not tipped for an Oscar nod for best costume despite the unnerving revelation that Kate and Laura Mulleavy would not get the full credit they deserved.
However, the movie's costume designer Amy Westcott has hit back at the criticism saying that the pair 'wouldn't have been cheated out of anything', The Cut reports.
Not only a legendary fashion photographer but also the director of SHOWstudio, Nick Knight is responsible for bringing fashion media to the masses. And yet again, he fails to disappoint. Knight is now collaborating with designers Alexander Wang and Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte, presenting a live “digital calendar” of their collections on SHOWstudio, supported by Mercedes-Benz. Wang’s show, available here, and viewable after the presentations, will be on the site February 13 at 5 p.m. EST and Rodarte on February 16 at noon EST.
“I see the future of fashion weeks around the world as not only a physical schedule of shows, but also as a digital calendar of fashion experiences online, which bridge the industry and consumer experience," said Knight. "When the industry talks about the ‘future of fashion weeks’ this is ultimately where they will arrive."
“Working with Nick Knight and SHOWstudio is truly an honor," said Alexander Wang. "We are so excited to bring our show to a new platform, and to do something truly innovative in the way it is presented to our audience." Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte added: “With each Rodarte show, we aim to create a visual and experiential immersion for the audience. Working with Nick Knight to bring our next show environment to a wider audience is a thrilling opportunity.”
So 2009 proved to be the year of Rodarte. The label's S/S10 collection won praise and an unprecedented number of fans, so much so that Target had to get the duo onboard to design a line for its GO International range (and, of course, this was an instant hit, too). With all the success and awards designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy have amassed since the brand's inception in 2005, it was only a matter of time before the pair would be worthy of an official profile, courtesy of the New Yorker.
The profile looks set to be a rare insight into how the Mulleavy sisters live and work. For instance, their father, who also happens to be their business advisor and the label's CFO, explains that only 1,000 pieces are produced each year and as such, the pieces yield minimal profit. "What profit we make goes back into research and development and making samples for the next season," he said.
As we have already announced, the sisters behind Rodarte, Kate and Laura Mulleavy, have designed a 55-piece range for Target, as part of its Go International series of limited collections. The line is not due to be introduced into stores until December 20th, however, Target hosted an Editor’s preview of the line, through which images found their way onto Twitter, thanks to some mischievous people who attended the event. Target weren’t too happy and soon worked to get the images taken down.
Unfortunately for Target, one attendee recently put a piece from the collection up for sale on eBay, describing is as: “A gift from the Rodarte for Target fall preview - dark navy blue floral lace scoop neck shirt - short sleeve, with beautiful same colour tulle trim.” Surprisingly, the item only received two bids, and went for a mere $10.49!