giovedì 27 maggio 2010

Jean Paul Gaultier Leaving Hermès ...

JEAN PAUL GAULTIER has announced that he is leaving luxury French fashion label Hermès.

The house has named Christopher Lemaire - currently creative director of Lacoste - as his successor.

"Hermès is deeply grateful to Jean Paul Gaultier for his outstanding creative contribution during these seven years," the company told WWD.

Gaultier will leave after the label's spring/summer 2011 collection is showcased in October and Lemaire will take the helm at women's ready-to-wear at the start of the autumn/winter 2011 collection.

Gaultier, who was appointed artistic director of Hermès in 2003 when he took over from Martin Margiela, is expected to concentrate on his own ready-to-wear collections and haute couture fashion house, in which Hermès will retain a 45 per cent stake.

Hermès recently reported a sales increase of 18 per cent over the last quarter, and 15.2 per cent rise across Europe. The label plans to open or renovate 20 stores over the future year.


Sarah Burton For McQueen

SARAH BURTON, the late Alexander McQueen's right-hand design aide, has been named creative director of the London-based fashion house.

Burton - who grew up in Manchester and graduated from Central Saint Martins in 1997 - worked with McQueen for sixteen years. Having joined the brand in 1996, she has worked as head of womenswear design since 2000 and was credited with completing the designer's autumn/winter 2010-11 collection in time for Paris Fashion Week in March, following his suicide less than a month earlier.

The collection received rave reviews from retailers and the fashion press.
"The creation of modern, beautifully crafted clothes was at the heart of Lee's vision. I intend to stay true to his legacy," commented Burton on the announcement.

Gucci Group affirmed they would continue the company in McQueen's name shortly after his death, stating that the designer had set the "building blocks of the brand" that would allow the business to thrive.

Jonathan Akeroyd, president and ceo of Alexander McQueen said: "We are delighted that Sarah has agreed to take on the role of creative director. Having worked alongside Lee McQueen for more than 14 years, she has a deep understanding of his vision, which will allow the company to stay true to its core values."

Burton's appointment will help strengthen the future of the company, which continues to press forward - with plans to launch a men's underwear collection under license to Italy's Albisetti SpA in June.

"Sarah is extremely talented and under her creative leadership we are ready to enter a new phase in the brand's history," said Akeroyd.

Robert Polet, president and ceo of Gucci Group added: "Sarah has a real talent, a close understanding of the brand, and the vision necessary to take it forward. We will be giving full support to Sarah and the team in the coming years."

venerdì 21 maggio 2010

lunedì 17 maggio 2010

Kate Moss for Topshop SS10

Here the Kate Moss for Topshop ss10 collection preview ... I already love it !!!!! It will be a collection full of vintage inspired pieces with a good mix of styles, fabrics, colors.

"There are pieces for every occasion which reflect Kate's bohemian take on dressing" they say.

Launches on May 20th .. I'm counting down the days !!! :)

venerdì 14 maggio 2010

Chubby Broccoli

Here another of my favourite blogs, Chubby Broccoli; the autor is a canadian (french speaker, she lives in Paris now) graphic designer Jacqueline Hudon-Verrelli. I follow her blog for a while and I love her illustrations .. that one of my favourite ever !!! Her website

giovedì 13 maggio 2010

Desire To Inspire

I'm totally in love with Desire To Inspire, a beautiful, supercool blog that talks about interior design.

Kim and Jo have never met but there is a bond between them that is so strong that it can cross half the world and back again. You see Kim and Jo are interior design junkies. They go weak at the knees when they find that perfect room and they just have to share. It all started towards the end of 2006. They met on Flickr, shared images they had bookmarked and well that was that. Desire to Inspire was born.

Here just few of my favourite pictures ..

martedì 4 maggio 2010

MET Gala 2010

The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Gala Benefit celebrates the opening of the “American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity” exhibition. The event is hosted by Patrick Robinson of The Gap, co-hosted by Vogue editor Anna Wintour and talk show queen Oprah Winfrey. Here's my favourites ...