Much has been said aboutErin Wasson's departure from RVCA but it looks like the designer is not letting the split slow her down and is instead throwing herself into her jewellery line, Low Luv. Last week, the model took to San Francisco to promote the line at at Azalea boutique.
But it looks like her jewellery line is not the only venture Wasson is working on. In a recent interview with StyleList she revealed that she's been playing with the idea of launching a new clothing line. "Anything's possible," she said. "I like to keep a bit of mystery. I'm not ready to read my entire book to everyone right now. There are still a lot of chapters being written. And I want to make sure that [a clothing line is] right." She elaborated on the idea to FabSugar: "I'm in the works of talking with other people and taking my time to really figure out what that next step is going to be. I'm definitely going to be coming up with another clothing line, standing on my own two feet and making it my own but it's probably six months away from now. Taking a little intermission right now . . . If I do [clothing again] one day, for sure, denim is a staple, it's always going to be a part of everything that I do. I love leather, that's always going to be a thing that I do moving forward."
Erin Wasson, who has single-handedly revolutionised the way in which models dress off-duty, looks set to continue blazing a trail in 2010. Wasson already has a glittering career as a 'super', which has seen her appear on covers ranging from Vogue to Allure; walk for the likes of Balenciaga and Gucci; and be photographed by Patrick Demarchelier, Mario Testino and Steven Meisel, to name but a few. And since she unveiled her debut collection for RVCA, we just can't get enough of her pared-down chic and highly wearable designs.
Always a trendsetter, the supermodel-turned-stylist looks set to channel the concept of Fashion Rocks by sending her forthcoming Fall '10 collection to the beats of a live band. It seems Alexander Wang's muse and BFF is also leaving the comfort of the Bryant Park Tents in favour of new pastures. According to a report from Style.com: "We hear Erin Wasson is trading in the Tents for Fall '10 in favour of an ethnic-rug catwalk at ABC Home. Still planning live band though."
It's official. Erin Wasson cannot do any wrong. Want proof? After only producing two collections for RVCA, Wasson's gone from presenting a small static presentation for the brand to showing at one of Byrant Park's biggest venues for her third season. Still not convinced about the power of Miss Wasson? While we're all still salivating over her rock and grunge chic looks from A/W 09/10, Wasson has already moved on with her latest collection.
This season Chanel Iman, Eniko Mihalik, Laksmi Menon and Freja Beha all sashayed down the runway with a deep tan (think Dsquared2) and bed head hair. Jeans were low slung and mini dresses appeared in abundance showing the models washboard abs and killer legs. If the term 'washboard' doesn't spring to mind when you look down at your stomach, don't panic. Towards the end of the show Wasson presented oversized slouch tops, most notably one that had 'Keep It Neil' sprawled across the front styled with last season's leather trousers that will thankfully hide a multitude of sins.
If you're not yet excited about New York Fashion Week coming up in a matter of weeks, I'm sure you will be after you watch this.
In the clip Erin Wasson, who is showing her collection for RVCA in Bryant Park in September, talks about the change in direction for the new collection.
‘I wanted to take a departure away from the really dark colors and that sort of rock'n'roll vibe that everyone knows me really well for,’ she said. ‘I based it on the idea of a girl who’s on a journey, which is myself. I’m still embarking on this journey of being a designer and creating things and sharing my vision with the world.’
I think I’ve always appreciated the world of streetwear. I was always into the girls that would be running around in jeans and a t-shirt, just effortless, not listening to fashion drums. If you think about surfers, they live on the beach, and I really connect with the nonchalance. I always say the paddle-out’s a b*tch, but the ride’s amazing. It’s a good metaphor for life.
The model turned designer tells the Times about her icons
It would appear so. Street-style photog Mark Hunter, a.k.a. The Cobrasnake, has organised parties in Paris, Los Angeles, Berlin and New York to celebrate the launch of the new Star Trek Film, according to Refinery29. He's brought the likes of DJ AM and Steve Aoki on board, along with a number of artists and, naturally, alien girls. Hunter has also collaborated with RVCA to get commemorative t-shirts for the parties, so perhaps it's time to wear your geek on your sleeve.
The Guardian were lucky enough to secure an interview with supermodel and buisnesswoman Erin Wasson, when she was in the UK promoting her line in Selfridges.
What do your clothes say about you?
I think they say that I really couldn't give two shits. It's like, take it or leave it.
Do you have a grooming or makeup routine?
No, I'm pretty low maintenance. As you can tell, I wasn't into my hair today so I put it up in a pompom. On a daily basis, it's a bit of concealer over some spots - and some eyeliner if I feel like stepping it up a notch. I loathe hair salons. People have always told me I am in the wrong business because I can't stand getting my hair cut or having it messed around with. Hairdressers feel as if they've got to be your shrinks. I just want them to do my hair, so I can get out of there.
Erin Wasson is the epitome of 'IT' girl. If she's not appearing on the cover of Vogue, ELLE or Esquire, Wasson is working as the muse and confidant of Alexander Wang, or styling the pages of ELLE magazine. If that's not enough, the model recently lanched a successful jewelery line and womenswear line with RVCA.
Wasson recently spoke to The Daily Beast about her current ventures