Colorful fur jackets were very popular this winter but this trend went step further and next year we will be seeing a lot of colorful patchwork and vivid prints on fur. Miuccia Prada even made some printed fur coats for the summer, but we have seen more of this at fall/winter shows. Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, well known for his artistic prints on clothes, used them on fur this time, while Altuzarra, Aquilano Rimondi and Daks have shown us interesting patterns printed on fur.
Patchwork is definitely a huge trend for fall/winter 2014 and we have seen some beautiful coats made from colorful patches at Phillip Lim, Roksanda Ilincic and Topshop Unique. Prada’s latest collection includes some leather coats with fur trimmings in vivid colors, while Vercase and Dolce&Gabbana designed some amazing fur coats in bright red which look incredibly warm.
From girly ruffled dresses to leather biker jackets, plenty of metallic colors were seen at spring/summer shows in Paris, New York, Milan and London. While some designers like Alber Elbaz from Lanvin and Gareth Pugh were inspired by futurism and used hi-tech metallic fabrics, collections by Dries Van Noten and Rochas were very feminine and romantic. Dolce & Gabbana used a lot of golden materials and even made a gown from metal coins, and Anna Sui made them work with her flamboyant boho style dresses. Cristopher Kane was brave enough to mix multicolored metallic fabric with feathers, while Haider Ackermann used patches of gold and silver for her asymmetric dresses, but also skirts, trousers and suits.
Donatella Versace, Roberto Cavalli and Altuzarra used this trend as an excuse to make very sexy dresses, and collections by Meadham Kirchhoff and Marc by Marc Jacobs created some fabulous urban-wear pieces like metallic jackets.
How to wear this trend?
Since we could see a lot of modern light-weight fabrics, this trend can easily work for both spring summer parties. It is ideal for parties and glamorous events, but is can also be worn during the day in a more casual style. Head-to-toe in metallics would probably be too much, but if you choose one cool piece like a top or a jacket and combine it with other colors, it will blend in nicely. Haider Ackermann’s styling for her spring/summer 2014 show is a very good example how to rock this trend during the day.
New La Perla campaign for spring/summer collection named ‘Portraits of a Lady’ features Cara Delevingne, Liu Wen and Maglosia Bela. The three beauties represent La Perla’s diverse clientele: while Maglosia represents grown-up femininity, Cara is the epitome of youthfulness and Liu’s ‘zen’ calmness and elegance corresponds to Asian customers.
Images were captured by Mert Atlas and Marcus Piggott, who also photographed Kate Moss for December issue of Playboy magazine and are standing behind the much talked about Versace campaign with Lady Gaga. Shooting was art directed by Fabien Baron and styled by Ludivine Poiblanc, while makeup was done by Charlotte Tilbury.
Cara Delevingne appears in the campaign twice and wears both black lace lingerie set and white swimsuit, Liu Wen is dressed in a transparent black body with fine embellishments and Maglosia Bela is photographed in ‘Heritage’ corset.
Fashion in News November ModXchange 2011 Los Angeles’ Fashion Database
V e r s a c e f o r H & M S o l d O u t i n 3 0 M i n u t e s | ModXchange News M X N S 0040
“Fashion in News – Versace for H&M Sold Out in 30 Minutes”
by ModXchange Fashion Worldwide
18 November 2011
LONDON, United Kingdom, NEW YORK, New York – | F a s h i o n may covet praise but fashionistas, fashionisters, and more hit starting marks, ready to pounce upon what’s become the most coveted high-street wear collection so far… the Versace collection for H&M.
While rumour of designer T o m F o r d is already in queue for H&M’s next fashion Olympics collaboration tryouts, the question was, who wasn’t about on world streets, camped out, ready to vamp it out when D o n a t e l l a ‘ s prints, motifs, and coloured garbs released, less than discreetly at 9 a.m. the day prior.
Donatella Versace opened the doors to one and all (not to mention the commercial spots, which are teasingly fun) but not without some stringent rhyme and rules.
The London Regent Street H&M location set the tone for the on-your-mark, get-set, go, event with modifications impelled to prevent mishaps with pushing, shoving, and assorted fights, occurring with past design collaborative releases.
Nor were any allowed to pass security or pole vault across barring only to resell items at inflated pricing.
Shoppers were given leisure to purchase just one size, per garment selected.
Clientele attempting to secure their favourite new Versace wants online were derailed but quickly…
H&M’s website was brought to a crescendo then ‘crash.’
Versace ensemble pieces turned up on ebay and in cities Beijing and Dubai H&M stores tore though their racks, selling out in less than 30 – minutes.
At Emmanuelle Alt’s very posh preview party, “within 15 minutes, the rails had been picked clean of all black dresses, but the French crowd seemed less keen on the more colorful items.”
By morning and the H&M website’s reboot, the Versace collection…sold out.
The bargains found…? Priceless.
What H&M’s Jenn Uglialoro-Ward means, 51st and 5th streets are in New York, New York.
Some die-hard Versace big-apples are going to receive a special surprise.
Uglialoro-Ward tweeted Friday,
Those missing out on Jenn’s gifts…
Ready, get set.. shop!
Fashion in News November ModXchange 2011 Los Angeles’ Fashion Database
V e r s a c e a n d H & M F a s h i o n 2 0 1 1 L a u n c h | ModXchange News M X N S 0033
“Fashion in News – Versace and H&M Fashion 2011 Brand Launch ”
The Players: Versace, H&M, Donatella Versace, H&M Fashion, Designs, London
by ModXchange Fashion
5 November 2011
LONDON, United Kingdom, NEW YORK, New York – | Who’s in the house? House of V e r s a c e announced this summer among f a s h i o n détentes and Industry surprise, it was teaming with Swedish fashion co. H&M to create a fresh, high-end stamp maintaining the V’s signature style while ramping up fashion with a higher-end street wear and fashion swagger
Why the surprise? Maybe because icon heir of beauty Donatella V e r s a c e said previously there was little combinative possibility V label would blend with its pinnacle of lux with another haus.
“I respect everyone who does it. But the reason I didn’t do it is because I work very hard to put the Versace line in the luxury section,” she has expressed to the New York Times.
“I think to put the Versace line in H&M would confuse the brand.”
However, the aforementioned possibility of fashion circle of confusion with another designer with blend, has phased into a new “signature” of iconic trailblazing… and Donatella has searched the coiffeurs of the Versace haus’ multitude of looks to inspire from brother Gianni’s fantastic vision a generation past.
Sometimes, “no” really does mean, “yes.”
Creative advisor for H&M Margareta van den Bosch, orchestrator of H&M’s muse with collective fashion marquees, toggles, “Versace is one of the most important brands of recent times and their collection for H&M will be glamorous and flamboyant – everything Versace stands for.
“Donatella Versace is sharing with us iconic designs from the archives. This is such a celebratory collaboration and is perfect for the party season.”
If van den Bosch’s previous successes with Jimmy Choo, Comme des Garcons, the legendary Karl Lagerfeld and Stella McCartney are any indication of future label collaborative dominance, Versace is positioned for iconic brand “wow: factor…
The bets are easily sublimated: one look at designer Alber Elbaz’s Lanvin for H&M selling out in record time, followed up with exponential sales on eBay, kid you not, and there’s little guess Versace will prefer a similar fashion-accessory-sale coup.
Prints are said to be merging into the collaborative line for women (with Palm Tree motiff), and the men will have ops to wear more glam with accessories. Think ‘bling.’
If the additions of performer Prince to an upcoming fashion show, and soccer star David Beckham’s menswear line are subtle indicators… something fashionably momentous is ab ovo…
Versace’s plan: a H&M launch for its womenswear, menswear and homeware line. All slated to debut for sale Thursday, November 17 and more…
For the Versace heir, this new collection has theme in mind. “Versace,” Donatella says, “stands for sensuality, colour, fun, energy.”
Donatella has a plan for a pre-spring collection. Stardate: January 19 2012 for fashion addicts to partake across the world web waves.
Glossiped’ in News October ModXchange 2011 Los Angeles’ Fashion Database
G i s e l e , W i n t o u r , P r a d a, M o s s F o r b e s P o w e r f u l | Glossiped’ News GLNS 602
“Glossiped’ – Gisele Bündchen Most Powerful Celebrity Supermodel”
THE PLAYERS: GISELE BÜNDCHEN, ANNA WINTOUR, MIUCCIA PRADA, KATE MOSS, FORBES 100
by ModXchange Worldwide
7 October 2011.
New York, NEW YORK – | Greater than fashion aficionado Angelina Jolie’s Forbes power listing – she’s ranked 29 this season of all most likely to coup over count – within personal brand, is the crowning of the world’s first model cum celebrity. G i s e l e B ü n d c h e n is atop Forbes magazine’s ‘Forbes Celebrity 100 List’ – Reals and Euros in queue.
One half of another Forbes’ power list, Gisele Bündchen’s long-running marriage with husband NFL star Tom Brady cycles the model into other lead, in the mag’s “highest-paid celebrity couples.” The combinative rankings idle Bündchen at top 50 stature on ‘Forbes World’s 100 Most Powerful Women list.’
While supermodel Kate Moss reached heights of model power domination, entering Forbes’ Powerful Women list at no .94 – the notable Calvin Klein “It” girl is considered in the world of fashion “double threat” – hot on her trail as an equally indelible model within brand and design tracts, Bündchen has solidified rank with near inconceivable income, producing deals from her product lines and campaigns backend.
Moss, 37, topped fashion earnings dominance inking contract with Christian Dior, Cidade Jardim, TopShop, and Vogue Eyewear – while amassing endorsed rep from David Yurman, Longchamp, Yves Saint-Laurent and the successfully European line, Rimmel. Total bank, Kate ka-chinged $13.5M, besting a 2010 rake in of a milder $8M. Lauded as brand within 3rd and 4th generation fashion circles, with a rash of photography photographed by Bruce Weber and Chuck Close, Gene Lemuel, Glen Luchford, Juergen Teller, Mario Sorrenti, Mario Testino, Mary McCartney, Peter Blake, Terry Richardson and more, the appellation K a t e M o s s is gaining projection as the last, great supermodel – her image immortalized even larger than life at the Danziger Projects gallery, New York.
Fashion maven A n n a W i n t o u r ranked hemline in Forbes at No. 69; M i u c c i a P r a d a, creator of latest candy-licious Prada Spring ’11 line, edged with her stitch into No. 79.
Bündchen ranks Forbes’ list at No. 60.
Grendene’s Ipanema flip-flops with Gisele’s name imprinted on label, competitive brand to Brazil’s Havaianas, she’s matched modeling with brand empowerment – Gisele dotted I’s and crossed T’s with Pantene hair and care product line powering up her Moneyball earns, separate from husband Brady, to an eye-popping, if not eye-startling $45M.
Partner Tom inked better.
Brady signed with NFL team New England Patriots, a 4-year commitment and contracted extension in annual deal, adds with concentrated multiplier, stage up to $72M.
Tom Brady’s post-year intake, $31M, and Gisele’s endorsement, fashion, and product reprisals, $45M, place the world’s beautiful two as Forbes’ most influential celebrity coupling. Her Gisele Bündchen Brazilian Intimates, campaigns for Versace, creative director vis-à-vis with C&A’s Gisele Bündchen Collection, her hotel in South brazil, villa in Costa Rica, the new dream home she is building in Brentwood, CA facing Santa Monica bay, and Sejaa Pure Skincare cosmetics line, G i s e l e is poised as an incumbent to become the world’s first, billionaire supermodel.
The world of the beautiful: it’s fashion.