Stella McCartney x Net-a-Porter Exclusive Capsule Collection

Stella McCartney is getting into the holiday spirit with an exclusive capsule collection for Net-a-porter. Dance the night away in this exclusive capsule by Stella McCartney. Own the night in disco glamour styles, from chic gowns and jumpsuits to sophisticated separates, this collection will guarantee you own party season.

“The collection is basically looking at women’s needs in this day and age; taking an incredibly luxurious, sustainable look at fashion and looking at a woman’s wardrobe from day to evening. Celebrating the holiday season, being able to take pieces and mix and match and just always complimenting who you are through what you’re wearing, and having conversation in a really subtle and chic manner with beautiful, classic pieces that have also a point of view and a little bit of attitude; having a bit of sassiness and sexiness in a really confident and natural way. But at the same time being incredibly modern,” McCartney said.

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CHAOS SIXTYNINE POSTER BOOK

Chaos SixtyNine is a brand new type of magazine – actually it’s not a magazine. It’s a poster book! According to WWD, Chaos SixtyNine is a poster book laid out in the format of a magazine, with a hard spine and perforated pages.

London-based stylists — and now co-editors in chief — Charlotte Stockdale and Katie Lyall are launching their new biannual title, a poster book called Chaos SixtyNine, this week — and there’s not an ad to be seen. The 131-page magazine, which is funded by the stylists, is slated to launch on Thursday, and marks Stockdale and Lyall’s foray into publishing.

The debut issue features five limited-edition covers shot by Karl Lagerfeld, Cass Bird, Dexter Navy and Phil Poynter. Features include Cara Delevingne and Adwoa Aboah’s work with charities Girl Up and Gurls Talk, while Kendall Jenner, Yara Shahidi, Princess Beatrice and Hanne Gaby Odile talk about support and love. They have their lips photographed on posters. David Bailey has shot fashion’s culinary talents, while Nick Knight has photographed “outsider artists” such as Fecal Matter, Hungry, Sad Saliva and Teratology.

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EDWARD ENNINFUL’S VERY FIRST ISSUE OF BRITISH ‘VOGUE’

Edward Enninful presented his first issue of British Vogue as editor in chief, with Adwoa Aboah on the cover, wearing a printed minidress and turban by Marc Jacobs, bright blue eye shadow and long diamond earrings. The British model was shot by Steven Meisel. Hair done by Guido Palao and make up courtesy of Pat McGrath.

Enninful replaced the longtime Editor-in-Chief Alexandra Shulman.

The issue hits newsstands on Nov. 10.

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Fashion’s Hottest Brands and Top Selling Products in Q3

Balenciaga has stolen Gucci’s crown to become the hottest brand in fashion. According to the latest data analysed by BoF in partnership with search platform Lyst — which tracks 4.5 million data points per hour from over 65 million annual consumers, five million products and 12,000 brands — the Demna Gvasalia designed brand climbed two places to top the hottest brand ranking in the third quarter of 2017.

Gucci dropped one place, coming in second this quarter, but continues to excel as the most consistent performer in the hottest brand ranking to date this year. Between July and September, the label launched Gucci Décor — an eclectic line of home furnishings and treatments — and announced its collaboration with Dapper Dan, driving brand searches across the e-commerce sites Lyst aggregates.

But the real success story this quarter is the impressive ascent of Virgil Abloh’s Off-White, which jumped 31 places to become the third-hottest fashion brand in the world in Q3.

Chanel will show next Métiers d’Art collection in Hamburg, Germany

 

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Chanel has announced a new location for the next Chanel Métiers d’Art collection, with past locations including  Salzburg, Dallas, Edinborough, Rome and Paris (The Ritz).

Chanel’s Métiers d’Art collections have always been unveiled in emblematic locations, carefully selected by Karl Lagerfeld, often representing moments in the fashion house’s history, places dear to its founder Gabrielle Chanel, or new fashionable hotspots.

This year, Karl Lagerfeld is taking the show to his hometown of Hamburg, Germany, according to WWD, holding it on December 6 at the newly constructed concert hall Elbphilharmonie, designed by Pierre de Meuron and Jacques Herzog on the Grasbrook peninsula of the Elbe River.

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EMMA STONE IS THE NEW AMBASSADOR OF LOUIS VUITTON

Louis Vuitton  announced Emma Stone is the latest ambassador for the Maison. The announcement was made in anticipation of Stone’s “Battle of the Sexes” movie premiere in London. With her striking beauty and unique talent, Academy Award winning actress, Emma Stone has claimed her role as one of Hollywood’s most sought out actresses.

“I’m excited by this opportunity and my stylist, Petra and I are really looking forward to collaborating with the incredibly kind and talented Nicolas Ghesquiere.” commented Emma Stone

Nicolas Ghesquière added “I admire Emma hugely. We have been collaborating over the past years and I am delighted she is joining Louis Vuitton today. I am looking forward to this wonderful partnership together”

Emma Stone recently appeared in Damien Chazelle’s La La Land. Peter Travers at Rolling Stone said “The Academy damn well better crown Stone…with Oscar love.” She went on to win the Academy Award for “Best Actress,” Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role,” Golden Globe for “Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy,” British Academy Film Award for “Best Actress in a Leading Role” and “Best Actress” at the Venice Film Festival for her work in the film. She was also honored along with co-star Ryan Gosling with the Santa Barbara Film Festival’s “Outstanding Performers of the Year” and the Palm Springs International
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She can currently be seen in “Battle of the sexes” and in 2018 she will be seen in “The Favourite” and “Maniac” which she is also producing.

 

Givenchy Announces Clare Waight Keller as Its New Artistic Director

“Hubert de Givenchy’s confident style has always been an inspiration and I am very grateful for the opportunity to be a part of this legendary house’s history,” said Waight Keller in a statement issued shortly after the Instagram announcement. “I look forward to working with the teams and writing a new chapter in this beautiful story.”

Waight Keller will present her first collection for Givenchy in October in Paris, for Spring/Summer 2018.

Lanvin Spring 2017 PFW

Bouchra Jarrar presented her first fashion show for Lanvin during the Paris Fashion Week. Held in the dramatic Hôtel de Ville, the presentation included many of Jarrar’s signatures, from feathers to slim-cut jackets, as well as a sense of joy that is classic Lanvin. She said her collection was for “women who love, and women who love to be loved.” And women who love to spend a lot of time in their boudoirs, by the looks of a collection that specialised in the sheer, the filmy, the floaty.

The show opened with white suit, worn with a long striped silk button-down tunic and accessorized with floral brooches and ties at the neck. Followed by feather-trimmed jackets, and a couple of cropped leather jackets. There were striped robes layered over stock-tied blouses and pyjama pants, or a pique bib-front shirt with black pants. See the full lineup below.

Raf Simons Taking Over Calvin Klein

After several months of rumors and waiting, Raf Simons has been appointed as Calvin Klein’s new creative director and will be gracing the offices of the American company starting this Tuesday, August 2.

The Belgian designer will start work in his new offices in New York and will first focus on developing the CK Jeans line, as well as a new brand image and a reorganization of the brand’s fashion shows.

Calvin Klein is undergoing a big transformation and will receive a troop of new designers to replace the old team, which was abruptly dismissed just a few days before the arrival of Raf Simons.

Simons left Dior last fall after three years of collaboration, “It is after careful and long consideration that I have decided to leave my position as creative director of Christian Dior’s women’s collection. It is a decision based entirely and equally on my desire to focus on other interests in my life, including my own brand, and the passions that drive me outside my work” Simons said at that time.

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Peter Copping Exits Oscar de la Renta

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Oscar de la Renta’s creative director Peter Copping exited the company. “After almost two years at Oscar de la Renta, personal circumstances require me to return to Europe. I have loved my time in New York where I hope to return at some point in the future”said Peter in a statement released by the company Wednesday night.

Peter Copping was named as Oscar De La Renta’s creative director just days before Mr. de la Renta’s death in October 2014. De la Renta called Copping “a great talent … along with our shared design sensibilities, we both have a deep curiosity about the wider world, from music and art to architecture and gardens.”