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February 12, 2010

From Intern To Hotshot Designer: The Rise of Wes Gordon


Any intern will tell you that they hope one day, to hold the position of the person for which they are interning. Wes Gordon, the Atlanta-born designer to watch, has achieved this goal at break-neck speed. From interning at Tom Ford and Oscar de la Renta, at the tender age of 23, the Central St Martins graduate recently chose to unveil his debut 20-piece collection to buyers and editors in a suite at the St Regis Hotel.

Having closed the CSM BA Honours Fashion Show last year with his stunning 'Glass Collection', Gordon has drawn inspiration from beautiful women for his first collection. He told Vogue.com "The collection was inspired by all the beautiful girls I know or wish I knew, like Lauren Bacall. These women exude modern elegance, wearing exquisitely tailored clothes with a certain twist and edge - not unlike themselves. My goal is to design pieces that combine creativity and fun." The collection really does reflect this and is packed full of paired-down classics every 'beautiful' girl needs to have in he wardrobe including; belted coatigans, high-waisted skirts, draped dresses, a tailored leather jacket with brocade sleeves, skin-tight leather trousers and long-sleeved maxis, all with interesting finishing touches. Have a peek below and be the judge.

See more images after the jump

October 06, 2009

In The Studio With: Stephen Burrows

Being the first African-American fashion designer to reach international fame is a pretty big accomplishment, no? It's Stephen Burrows who holds that honour, and after he started designing in the '60s, he earned a commendable client list. Ever heard of Lauren Bacall, Jerry Hall, Cher or Diana Ross? Forty years later, with CFDA honours along the way, he's still in top form.

This week, Burrows chats with The Fash Pack about his real feelings on fashion week, his possible TV addiction and early-morning design inspiration.

Read Stephen Burrows' Q&A after the jump

August 03, 2009

Screen Style: 'How To Marry A Millionaire'

A film starring Marilyn Monroe, Lauren Bacall and Betty Grable? We clearly love.

The costume designer Travilla was nominated for an Academy Award for his work on 'How To Marry A Millionaire', the 1953 film about three models hoping to pay their bills through speedy weddings.

Travilla (first name: William) won an Oscar for 'Adventures of Don Juan', but perhaps is best known for costuming Monroe in eight films. He also designed for 'Valley of the Dolls' and a little show called 'Dallas'. Perhaps you recall it?

June 21, 2009

Fash Off: Old Hollywood Edition

Veronica Lake, Lauren Bacall

Two gorgeous film noir actresses. Two icons for fashion and beauty. We want to know: Whose look do you prefer?

April 07, 2009

Giles Deacon Is Not Amused

Designer muses? Not for Giles Deacon. The designer opened up to Colin McDowell last night at the latest instalment of The Sunday Times Style's In Conversation With series and revealed that there's no one woman whose style does it for him. "I think that's too spooky, having just one," he said.

Giles admits, though, that if Lauren Bacall came calling, he'd have no problem whipping up a wardrobe.



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