6 Fabulous Fashion Shots Of Weekend News
Kristen Stewart The New Face Of Balenciaga
Kristen Stewart has been announced as the face of Balenciaga’s new fragrance to be launched this autumn. Balenciaga’s Creative Director, Nicholas Ghesquière, has said of Stewart: “Kristen embodies the modernity of the new Balenciaga fragrance with her unique sensibility and intelligence… she shares the radical spirit of Balenciaga.”
Stewart joins Charlotte Gainsbourg at Balenciaga, who is the face of Balenciaga Paris, the first olfactory venture from the fashion house which launched in 2010.
Mia Wasikowska The New Face Of Miu Miu
Mia Wasikowska has been named the face of Miu Miu’s Spring / Summer 2012 campaign. The Jane Eyre actress will replace Hailee Steinfeld who was the face of the label for Autumn / Winter 2011. The first campaign image has been released (pictured above) and Wasikowska is certainly shining bright!
Mary Katrantzou For Longchamp
Known for her extraordinary digital prints, Mary Katrantzou has collaborated with Longchamp to create two exclusive new prints (pictured above). With an East-meets-West theme, the London designer used an Asian temple, the New York Carnergie Hall as well as orchids, amongst other inspiration, as her starting point.
Of the collaboration, Katrantzou has said: “The prints we designed reference Vietnam temple architecture, Thomas Heatherwick’s design for their Soho store, lanterns, orchids, an aquarium and many more surreal juxtapositions. I wanted to create a Mary Katrantzou world for Longchamp and they were amazing at letting us be so creative with the prints!”
Fashion’s First Lady Joins Twitter
Michelle Obama joined Twitter on Friday and has already attracted over 283,000 followers. The account will be managed by campaign staff; however, the First Lady will be signing off personal tweets with “mo”. Follow Michelle Obama @michelleobama
Selfridges New Reading Experience
On Friday, Selfridges launched its own pop-up library which will house over 15,000 of the world’s most inspirational books. Although shoppers will not be able to borrow the books, they can buy them and spend the afternoon reading one of Selfridge’s comfortable chairs.
Curated by Penguin, Thames and Hudson, Faber and Taschen; some of the store’s stylish friends -from Olivia Palermo to Lily Cole and Thandie Newton – have all revealed their favourite books for some reading added inspiration.
Alberta Ferretti Replaces Models With Debutantes
Alberta Ferretti’s ‘Limited Edition’ collection presentation has been modelled by a connected group of young socialites. Solange Knowles, Tali Lennox, Amber Le Bon, Sarah Margaret Qualley and others took to the catwalk for Ferretti’s mid-season show in Milan on Friday (pictured below).
Happy Weekend! xx
Photos from vogue.co.uk / fashion.telegraph.co.uk
Extraordinary Colour, Mesmerising Prints, Joyous Spring Dresses…
During London Fashion Week, Mary Katrantzou presented yet another collection filled with pure joy and intoxicating boldness. Known for her prints and structural silhouettes, Katrantzou’s Spring / Summer 2012 collection stayed true to her unique intensity of vision, blazing a trail for modern day print masters anywhere.
On a bed of red, pink, yellow and white carnations, Katrantzou explored the idea of repetition in nature and the industrial revolution.The influence of nature started with striking prints – there were scales, feathers, flowers – all blown up, ‘zoomed in’ and distorted, until they became unrecognisable. These luxe materials formed the decedent patchwork of vibrant colour and pattern across the collection. Dresses twisted and draped around the body. Embellishment also reigned – sequined florals outlined tropical bird and skyscrapers shapes.
Exaggerated silhouettes closed the collection with pieces enriched with character – where prints seemed to only heighten in intensity. Metal appliqué swirled diagonally in bands of coloured metal flowers around dresses. Katrantzou described the 3D metallic creations as “A whirlwind of metal”.
My favourite look… A bell shape mini dress, in rich Caribbean blue, seemingly had tropical fish swimming right around the body (pictured above right). J’adore!
Katrantzou has become a remarkable new voice in fashion. Her astonishing artistry and talent for shape and structure is incredibly inspiring…
Will you embrace bold prints for Summer? xx
Photos from style.com