It's fair to say that young designer Zac Posen (who some have even nicknamed the boy wonder) has been given a fairly hard time in New York of late. The Times claimed recently that his only talent was designing dresses flattering to many women's bodies, branding Posen "a showman trying to project a sense of grandness", whilst the Wall Street Journal asked his own mother - and chairman to his company - if she believed her boy had grown up, to which she replied "Of he feels that way".
To add insult to injury, not only is Posen struggling to get the slot he wants for New York Fashion Week, but much of his Z Spoke line can be found taking up most of the sale rails at Saks. Hardly surprising, then, that the New York based designer wants to give Paris a try, as he was overheard telling a visitor to his showroom this week "the understand my clothes".
This season saw some great British designers and brands come back to London Fashion Week to celebrate the event's 25th anniversary with Matthew Williamson and Burberry being two amongst many. Despite the comeback of these great brands, we couldn't help but feel the absense of Giles Deacon who left London this season to show his collection in Paris. Although, it appears that we might have missed him more than he's missed us.
When asked if he was disappointed that he wasn't in London during the festivities he told Grazia Daily: "No, not really because I was in Paris. The thing with fashion week is that we're always working. I heard there were some great shows though, and that it was a really buoyant event. I'm a big fan of Christopher [Kane]'s work and I think Roksanda [Ilincic] does some beautiful things. I also think Burberry put on a fantastic show getting that front row."
The friendship between Hollywood actress Katie Holmes and British singer-come designer, Victoria Beckham has taken an interesting turn this week, as Holmes' new fashion line, Holmes & Yang has been recently bought by high-end LA boutique, Maxfield. Victoria's denim line, dVb, however has been dropped from the boutique, reportedly because of "poor sales".
A representative for Victoria claimed that "Maxfield has not carried any dVb product for the past three seasons", although Maxfield wouldn't confirm how long ago the line had been dropped. After following in Victoria's footsteps, this latest revellation must have been disheartening for Posh, after her line had already been dropped by Kitson, Saks and Bendels. Lets hope that her main clothing line, Victoria Beckham, gets along a little better.
Designer Charlotte Ronson has been getting more than the expected share of tabloid press lately (namely, due to the teensy incident of disallowing Lindsay Lohan into her JC Penney party), but surely that buzz can only help her swimwear line. Collaborating with longtime friend Shoshanna Lonstein Gruss, she's launched a collection of bathing suits and bikinis called Shoshanna Made With Love Charlotte Ronson.
Pieces sell for $60 to $140 in the US, at Bloomingdale's and Saks Fifth Avenue, but Shopbop.com sell internationally. You can shop the collection after the jump.