It's all about a winning team seems to be the sentiment for Kanye West in the run up to his womenswear debut. We've already had confirmations that he's brought designer Louise Goldin and stylistChristine Centenera on board and now reports allege that Yeezy has bagged Giuseppe Zanotti to design the shoes for the show.
When asked about the reports Zanotti didn't give too much away. "Kanye is always here in my factory. In the last three years, he has come here maybe every month and worked with the employees 10 to 12 hours a day. He loves learning about shoes, both the design and construction, and we’ve tried to design something together." He continued: “In a couple of months, he could have his own special collection out.
This week we spoke about speculation that the cocktail party that Tom Ford is confirmed to be hosting on Saturday, will in fact showcase his full new womenswear line. We couldn't help but shrug this off as nothing more than a rumour but it looks the the reports are true. Last night, Lou Doillon confirmed to WWD that she will be walking for the designer's womenswear line in New York next week. With fashion week starting in less that 24 hours, we couldn't be more excited.
Now that Tom Ford's film, 'A Single Man', has been picked up by The Weinstein Company - and probably will be put into the Oscar fight with a late-December release - it's time to talk clothes. It seems Ford is looking for funding for a women's wear line.
It's thought that the designer/film man is seeking at least $50 million, and that the search for funds began in the past two weeks. Rumour had it back in February, Alessandra Facchinetti (top women's wear designer for Ford at Gucci) would take over any new line. We'll just have to wait and see on this one.
In May, Vauxhall Fashion Scout - now in its seventh season - began the search for this year's young, creative designers to showcase with London’s largest independent catwalk event. Last season's designers included Cooperative Designs, Emma Bell, Louise Amstrup, William Tempest, Alexandra Groover, Horace and Ioannis Dimitrousis.
And for S/S 2010 the four womenswear designers making their debut have been announced as Ada Zanditon, Dean Quinn, Hermione de Paula and Marko Mitanovski, providing the young hopefuls with perfect platform to spearhead a career in fashion.
For the past four seasons Alexander Wang has been spreading his magic in his womenswear and, as previously reported, the young designer is now branching into menswear.
Today, WWD confirmed that the collection will be released a lot sooner than expected. Try, this month! The menswear pieces will be incorporated into his T line, which is based around edgy women's basics.
If his past collections are anything to go by, expect these pieces to sell out fast.