Happy Friday stylish people... Here's everything you need to know about what's happened in fashion this week.
1. ANNA WINTOUR SORT OF GOT A NEW JOB
Nope, sadly (maybe?) it looks like the American Vogue editor has lost out on the ambassador job everyone was practically printing her business cards for a couple of months ago. Never mind though, as it looks like Anna will be wielding her editing skills across the rest of Conde Nast, rather than sticking to her US Vogue territory. Wintour describes her new job as "a one-person consulting firm" whereby she will offer advice and direction to Conde Nast's other US (but not international) brands. Insiders are suggesting that she is taking on some of the responsibilities previously held by CN chairman S.I Newhouse who's now 85.
|Anna Wintour at London Fashion Week in Prada (image via dailymail.co.uk)|
The rumour mill is firmly back in action after fashion weeks. Big rumour no.1 is that Nicolas Ghesquiere, who left Balenciaga after 15 years before Chrstimas, might be plotting a comeback with his own label. The New York Post reports that LVMH and Diesel are both interested in backing Ghesquiere. His long-time collaborator and friend Marie-Amélie Sauvé has also hinted that he'll be back before long. She told The Cut "I'm continuing to work in some capacity with Nicolas, I talk to him regularly. I think he'll do something in fashion because he is very passionate about it, but his vision goes beyond fashion."
|Nicolas Ghesquiere taking his final Balenciaga bow |
after his SS13 show (via style.com)
Well not the man, that would be slavery or something, but his Vogue Talent Fund winning business. It looks like PPR's investment in Christopher Kane might have prompted big fashion investors to look to the UK for their next acquisition. LVMH is reportedly just one of the companies apparently courting Kirkwood.
|Beauteous pearly heels from Nicholas Kirkwood's AW13 collection|
Designers are clearly obsessed with Rihanna. See how Tom Ford cited her as a big inspiration for his AW13 collection in this video-
She's got her pick but has bestowed the honour of designing costumes for her Diamonds tour upon Givenchy's Riccardo Tisci. He told Vogue "Rihanna represents what young and amazing means today. She is punk and talented. She offers intelligence, energy and pure beauty." Right on.
|Rihanna's Givenchy tour costume (image via Vogue.co.uk)|
Find out here. Alexander Wang, now splitting his time between his own label and Balenciaga in Paris, is unsurprisingly nominated as Best Womenswear Designer, alongside the Proenza Schouler boys and, natch, Marc Jacobs. Tim Blanks bags the Media Award. As it happens, Blanks plays a big role in two of the most interesting videos I've watched this week. SHOWstudio's Paris round-up is incredibly interesting. Follow this link to watch. Then there's Garage magazine very timely mini documentary about street style, entitled Take My Picture.
TAKE MY PICTURE from GARAGE Magazine on Vimeo.
6. VOGUE TAKES A BIT OF A STAB AT SAINT LAURENT
In her weekly bargain shopping column, Lynn Yaeger has taken on the "challenge" of finding the AW13 Saint Laurent look on a budget. There follows a vaguely snide discovery that there are rails of lumberjack shirts and babydoll dresses readily available in the value stores of New York.
7. THE QUEEN IS HOSTING A FASHION SHOW
It's a universally undisputed fact that the Queen is, for want of a better phrase, a style icon. Brilliantly, this summer's Coronation Festival will celebrate her own look, as well as the fashions which have been relevant throughout her reign. There will be four catwalk shows each day during the festival, covering themes like "Vintage Picnic" and "Diamonds and Pearls". All the various outfitters who hold royal warrants will participate, from John Lewis to Daks and the Queen's favourite handbag makers, Launer. Tickets for the festival in July are available now.
|The Queen in diamonds and pearls (image via bbc.co.uk)|
Harmony Korine's new film, Spring Breakers, is out on March 22nd. Opening Ceremony are tapping into the hype with a range inspired by the teeny fluoro bikinis, ripped up denim shorts and little vests which Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens et al wear in their roles as runaway school girls. Get a taster of what we mean with the trailer... Happy Weekend!