Hurrah, not long until January is over, you're nearly there! To boot, here's all the fashion need to know news from this week.
It's been couture time in Paris this week. Besides all the beautiful dresses (pay special attention to Valentino and Christian Dior) it seems like long-time couturiers were in the mood for mischief. First of all, Karl Lagerfeld made a statement about gay marriage by sending two brides arm-in-arm, subverting the usual final look sequence on a couture catwalk. Then there was Jean Paul Gaultier's finale trick; a skirt full of children. Hidden under a huge skirt, four brightly dressed Indian children emerged from underneath and scampered down the catwalk. For the couture lowdown, see the New York Times.
|Jean Paul Gaultier's skirt full of children (image via latimes.com)|
|In support of gay marriage at Chanel (image via glamour.com)|
|Oh so pretty... Valentino (style.com)|
|Petals and blooms at Dior (style.com)|
|Flowers of every kind, er (style.com)|
|Showing off those arms in Jason Wu (image via usmagazine.com)|
|In foulard inspired Thom Browne coat and J Crew accessories (image via latimes.com)|
|Beyonce's earrings, plus Pucci dress (image via jezebel.com)|
|Cecil Beaton's portrait of the Queen at her coronation (artlyst.com)|
Congratulations to Holly Fulton, David Koma and Michael van der Ham who have won Fashion Forward sponsorship for AW13. The award, sponsored by eBay and the Mayor of London, follows on from NEWGEN and should help the designers in their quest to establish successful fashion businesses.
|Designs by Koma, Fulton and van der Ham on the SS13 catwalks (via artinfo.com)|
Yeashin's eccentrically modern take on traditional Korean costumes...
Yulia's delicate handiwork and gothic vibes
And Patrick's clean lines and colour panels.
Forget Teen Vogue, it's all about Miss Vogue, a new venture from the British edition of the Conde Nast publication. It will come as a 124 page supplement to the main magazine. Oh, how my teen self would have rejoiced. Rather appropriately, Cara Delevingne makes her cover debut for the March issue. She seems like ultimate Miss Vogue.
|Cara Delevingne on March Vogue (via thefrontrowview.com)|
|Acne are leaving London for Paris (style.com)|
In case your anticipation for the launch of VB's website had subsided then she's making sure you don't forget with a few obscure teaser videos....
Finally if the post-snow sludge, colourless skies and chilly temperatures are getting you down, you'll be needing a reminder of sea, sand, sunshine and bare legs, courtesy of True Religion