You can imagine the expense of running a store on a busy street in New York City, so nothing screams "success!" like upgrading to a bigger space — and that's exactly what's happening for Zimmermann in September this year. The popular Australian brand will move their flagship store to a bigger premise around the same time that their pretty wares will hit the catwalk for New York Fashion Week. The new flagship, located on Mercer Street, will become Zimmermann's biggest store worldwide and be nestled amongst other big names like A.P.C, Phillip Lim, Alexander Wang and many more. Aussie brands cracking the global market? Check!
Topshop has launched its festival collection inspired by Kate Bosworth, which ultimately plays into the brand's multi-dimensional, interactive Summer campaign. From the acid-washed denim dresses and buckle-strap wedges to the pink-dipped feather angel wings, silver slip dresses (made for frolicking), and essential white separates, the line-up has Bosworth's mark on every piece. "To gain learning experience from the Topshop design team has been a great opportunity for me. Our intent was to create fresh, wearable, and effortless festival pieces. I am proud of our work together and I adore these pieces," Bosworth said.
Along with the collection debut, a short film shot by Bosworth's fiancé, Michael Polish, entitled The Road to Coachella, was released today, too. The dreamy video reveals Kate Bosworth roaming Mono Lake, CA, in a handful of effortlessly styled Topshop looks. Consider this the beginning of Topshop's Summer campaign — which aims to celebrate British festival style and the discovery of music — and click on for your first look at the collection (to be available online and select peices in the Sydney store soon), campaign, and short film. Images courtesy of Topshop
It's the end of an era: this morning David Beckham announced that he will retire from soccer at the end of this season. While he may have made a name for himself (taking his shirt off) on the field as one of the sports' most iconic athletes, he has also become famous for one other thing: his sizzling underwear ads. Judging from his iconic spreads for Emporio Armani in 2009 and his most recent campaign for his line of bodywear for H&M, we can only hope this job is one that the sexy footballer won't soon retire from.
News flash: Christy Turlington Burns has been named the new face, and body, of Calvin Klein Underwear for A/W 2013. The legendary supermodel has been a long-time collaborator with the iconic brand, first walking for in Calvin Klein's 1987 Fall ready to wear show age 18, and fronting for the Calvin Klein Collection campaign the following year. This latest gig sees Turlington Burns pose for the first time for famed snapper Mario Sorrenti, proving that CK is still providing one of the original supermodels with career firsts. This is just the first glimpse from behind the scenes of the campaign, so we'll keep you updated as more images come through.
Rihanna's second River Island collection is slated to debut May 25, but that certainly doesn't mean you'll be in the dark about what's to come. The UK brand released a behind-the-scenes video today, which not only supplied us with our first look at the singer's latest Summer capsule, but also gave us a little more insight into what goes into a Rihanna collaboration. She chatted candidly with co-designer Adam Selman (fun fact: this isn't the first time she's worked with him — the proof here), revealed her favourite piece and where she plans on wearing it, and expounded on "gangsta" florals. To watch the exclusive sneak peek, plus a complete look at the first Rihanna For River Island collection and campaign, just keep clicking.
Ottavio Missoni, founder of one of the world's most famous brands, had died at his home in Sumirago, Italy late last week. He was 92. In a statement, the brand said its founder passed peacefully, surrounded by his family. While no cause of death was given, WWD reported that Ottavio had been hospitalised for a cardiac impairment on May 1, but was released on the same day. It's another piece of sad news for one of fashion's most iconic families: just four months ago, Ottavio's son Vittorio vanished in a plane disappearance, and he has not been found. Though there were sad moments in Ottavio's near century on Earth, there were also groundbreaking and iconic moments, too — both personally and professionally. In addition to being a skilled designer and textile innovator, Ottavio was also an Olympic athlete, a soldier, and one of the most elegant men in the world. A look at his life and accomplishments, here in the gallery.
Keira Knightley wed James Righton in France over the weekend, and we were surprised to see her dress of choice for the occasion. Despite rumours that she was wearing Chanel, the bride chose to rewear a piece from her own wardrobe to walk down the aisle — a sweet strapless tulle dress reportedly by Rodarte. The first time we spotted her in this dress was at a pre-BAFTA bash in 2008! Watch on to hear the rest of the story, and let us know what you think about Keira's choice below.
The 2013 Costume Institute Benefit for the Metropolitan Museum of Art (or the Met Gala, as most of us know it) is just one sleep away, and as the star-studded event to celebrate the Punk: Chaos to Couture exhibit draws closer and closer, more details about who's wearing what, who's sitting where, and how to purchase a piece of the magical evening have emerged. Keep checking back for frequent updates, but in the meantime, a rundown of everything — and we do mean everything — you will need to know about the gala, here.
Come May 22, you can shop three J.Crew-exclusive collections, courtesy of 2012 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund winner Greg Chait, of The Elder Statesman, and runners-up Tabitha Simmons and Jennifer Meyer. This latest collaboration trifecta marks the third year in a row that J.Crew and the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund have teamed up to show off an emerging lineup of American designers, and to celebrate the trend, shoppers are getting a little treat. Starting May 8, you can sign up on jcrew.com to receive a link to snag the limited-edition collections on May 21 — a whole day earlier. In the meantime, here's your first look at the respective collections.
Nicolas Ghesquière's departure from Balenciaga was one of the biggest fashion stories of 2012. After keeping mum on the topic for several months, the designer has opened up to System Magazine — a new glossy whose first issue was guest-edited by his friend, stylist Marie-Amélie-Sauvé — about what made him leave. In an excerpt of the interview published by The Business of Fashion, Ghesquière told journalist Jonathan Wingfield that clashing with the business side on what kind of products to make and where to sell them contributed to his unhappiness there. "They wanted to open up a load of stores but in really mediocre spaces, where people weren't aware of the brand. It was a strategy that I just couldn't relate to," he said in the interview. "It was just so frustrating. Everything was like that." More on why Ghesquière left the brand, here.