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Anna Dello Russo, Meredith Melling Burke and Jade Jagger all sat front row at Kinder Aggugini show yesterday to see his spring/summer 11 offerings. This season Aggugini cites Africa as his inspiration stemming from the book 'Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa' written in 1805 by a Scottish explorer. Just in the case the reference wasn't clear enough, models walked down the runway through a big bone structure.
The book charters the explorers transformation from a westerner to fully embracing Africa and this inspiration was made clear. The collection opened with white tailored linen trousers and cotton blazers in brown and dresses came in royal blue. As the collection continued the transformation began with Aggugini introducing earthy browns on waistcoats with silk printed scarves running down the back and dresses came in mustards, browns and orange. Prints were bold in earthy blues and yellows on draped dresses. White jackets came with brown trim. The strength of the collection lay in the maxi dresses that came printed in blue, purple and gold with a racer back teamed with dramatic chunky jewellery.
Image via The Cut
It looks like the movement between magazines won't slow down any time soon. After Stefano Tonchi's move from T, many expected that Anne Christensen - the magazine's fashion director - would take his place but eventually lost the position to Vogue's Sally Singer. Christensen went on to resign from her role causing even more speculation as to who will take her place.
Tabbitha Simmons is a name that has been thrown into the hat of likely successors. Many think she's a firm favourite particularly due to her longtime close relationship with Singer and her ties with Vogue who she frequently styles for. However, Meredith Melling Burke is also tipped to be in the running for the job. However, as The Cut pointed out, it's unlikely that she will make the move because that would be the second big editor to leave American Vogue.
In other news, there's been a lot of competition of the fashion director position at Glamour after Zanthipi Joannides left the magazine in June. Despite moving to Marie Claire from ELLE only a year or so ago, Nina Garcia is said to have been interested in the position but "discussions with ended shortly after they began" a source told WWD. Kate Lanphear has also met with Cindi Leive, which if it resulted in a move from ELLE, would be really sad. ELLE without Lanphear?!