Natasha Poly, Domenico Dolce, Stefano Gabbana and Eva Herzigova
"The online boutique is like a game," Stefano Gabbana tells WWD. "It's a fun and immediate way to shop, without space or time limitations. We are conﬁdent it will get people even closer to D&G's dynamic universe."
So says half of the Dolce & Gabbana team, who, with Domenico Dolce, will launch an online boutique on June 23. Dandgstore.com is set to sell women's and men's clothing, accessories, eyewear, jewellery and watches to 31 countries, according to Vogue UK.
This is a newsy week for Dolce & Gabbana. We've already learned the brand is slashing prices by 10 to 20 percent in an effort to be more consumer-friendly, and now it's emerged that Madonna's toy boy Jesus Luz will make an exclusive appearance on Dolce & Gabbana's catwalk this Saturday during Men's Fashion Week in Milan.
What would you do if you'd sold your own luxury clothing line for two years - trading under your birth name - and a similarly named US pop star found a law firm to tell you to step the freak back? Such is the case of Australian designer Katie Perry, who was surprised last week by a letter from Queensland-based Fisher Adams Kelly asking her to erase her company and take her clothes off the market.
Courtney Love officially is, as her Hole lyrics would say, the girl with the most cake. Earlier reports that the singer was working on a fashion line (via Peaches Geldof's Twitter, of all things) have been confirmed by Love's rep.
It seems her line will include "cotton ribbed body suits, cashmere harem pants and a ruby stitched into every outfit". Would you wear Love's stylings?
Got a baby you need to dress? Stella McCartney can help, or rather, she'll be able to soon. The designer is contracted to create a one-off children's Gap collection, available available in select babyGap and GapKids stores later this year. Shoppers in the UK, US, Canada, France, Ireland and Japan, be thankful.
The Gap seems to be kicking up its game lately, with recent collaborations with both Alexander Wang and Vena Cava. We'd like to see an adult collaboration with Rachel Roy, please. Who would you like to bring in?
Need a kaftan, a nearly-Lanvin leopard-print dress or perhaps a feather belt-skirt? Luckily, the Kate Moss for Topshop summer collection launches today. It's Miss Moss' third year designing for the high-street brand, and all signs indicate this collection will cause as much of a fuss as ever.
There are two reasons for Giles Deacon to be happy now: He's expecting to quadruple sales and, over the next year, increase his stockists from 40 to 140. That's thanks to a production and delivery deal he's just signed with Castor Srl, best known for turning out 6267 products.
This comes in the face of sporadic but preliminarily good news from the fashion sector, where sales for brands like Armani and Hermes have been rising. Just Monday, designer Anya Hindmarch said she believes the industry could be on the upswing. We say, if any designer can beat the madness, we hope it's Giles.
Geometry mixed with soft silhouettes seems to be the strategy of late for designer Nico Didonna, who's been getting his fair share of buzz the Vauxhall Fashion Scout side of London Fashion Week. The Italian designer, who moved to London in the '80s, is stocked at boutiques worldwide but has his main shop and studio right here in the UK capital.
Nico D, whose autumn/winter catwalk video is here for your viewing pleasure, opened up his studio to The Fash Pack. He filled us in on everything from his iPod selections to his favourite foods to eat on-the-job.
We here in London aren't lucky enough to be in walking (or heck, driving) distance of a Target, but for those of you who are, be excited. WWD has announced that designer Anna Sui will be the next collaborator with the department store's Designer Collaborations Series.
Indie-denim fave Cheap Monday has a new head designer: Ann-Sofie Back, the Swedish knitwear designer who had relocated to London for the past eight years. Her shows are always hotly anticipated at London Fashion Week, so we're sure she'll be a great pick for extending the Swedish company beyond its roots.
Back tells Rodeo magazine: "I have not even begun. But there has been much focus on jeans so far, and my task is to create a stronger identity on anything that is not denim."