Earlier this month when Karl Lagerfeld sent three year-old Hudson Kroeing on the runway in head-to-toe Chanel, it was clear that he was tapping into the next generation - the Chanel customer of the future. The same sentiment is apparent in the Boy Chanel campaign starring Alice Dellal.
The model wasn't the most obvious choice to front the campaign. After all, she's more known for hanging out in warehouse raves in the East End than she is for being associated with luxury brands but it's for that reason precisely that that I think the partnership happened. In the campaign she appears dressed in a way not too dissimilar from what you expect to see her in (ripped tights and all), and that will no doubt help the brand appear to a younger audience.
While the love of all things royal intensified in the run up to last year's royal wedding, it didn't end there. To celebrate the year of the Queen's diamond jubilee, i-D have dedicated their Spring issue to the theme and if there was anyone worthy to cover the issue, it's Karl Lagerfeld. The designer, who shot himself for the cover, refrained from taking off his glasses for the i-D wink and instead sported a playful cover-up over one eye.
You've seen the campaign, the video and the launch party and now we bring you the full look book for the Marni for H&M collection. While the retailer's designer collaborations have always been good, this collection more so than the others would not have looked out of place in a mainline collection but of course, without the price tag. Prices range from $19.95 for accessories to $129 for a coat.
When I heard that Christina Aguilera was Marie Claire's February cover star, I really wanted to like it. Last year wasn't a good one for the singer. Although her fashion choices have never generally gone down particularly well, last year seemed to be exceptionally bad. As a big fan of hers I was really hoping for a strong revamp and comeback with her first cover of the new year but it sadly it feels a bit flat. Don't get me wrong - the cover isn't bad but I was expecting a lot more from it.
If, like me, you're a fan of all thinks Taylor Tomasi Hill, you'll be pleased to know that the Moda Operandi artistic director has just launched a small collection with Lane Crawford.
Editors have been criticised recently for using their new-found popularity to transition into lucrative partnerships but this seems to be one of the better ones that we've seen. The mini collection, comprised of a printed trousers and skirt combo, a sequin skirt and blue blouse with cut out shoulders, genuinely looks like something you would Tomasi Hill wear. “I am fond of things that don’t necessarily look as they should go together,” she explained. “Something unexpected always adds an element of interest to an outfit.” The bad news, unfortunately, is that the pieces won't be available in Europe or America. Fingers crossed than that the collection goes down well in Hong Kong so we can be in with a chance of getting a hold of it.