The shoes are named after models — Lara, Hanne, Raquel — but the bags are named after TV show characters. We have the Brenda and Kelly , the Dorothy shopper [The Golden Girls] and the Trudy [Miami Vice]. They’re all the shows that used to be on TV when I was growing up.
Alexander Wang is officially the man of the moment. But don't be misconceived. It's not all about parties and celebrities for the Swarovski Emerging Design Talent winner. Wang has developed a business acumen that could rival several leading figures in the business today. Each season, Wang ups the ante and continues to take his brand to the next level. Fresh off his diffusion collection with Gap and the introduction of his shoe line, Wang has expanded the brand to produce a range of leather goods including bags, shoes and clothing.
The past few months have really horrible for Giles Deacon. I mean, who would want to lounge around exclusive pools in L.A. observing beautiful women and end the day calling that a hard day's work? Well that's exactly what lucky Deacon has been up to recently, as he prepared for the launch of his new swimwear line at New Look, which launches today.
"It was all designed while on a research trip to Los Angeles - by the pool at the Chateau Marmont," Deacon told Vogue.com. "For me it's not so much Eighties-inspired but more a mix of clean lines and graphic boldness with a touch of playfulness."