Net-a-porter has tapped Gucci’s Alessandro Michele to create a one-off, 20-piece collection of ready-to-wear, shoes and accessories.
This is the first exclusive capsule collection that Michele has done as creative director of Gucci.The collection also has its own label. Michele has whipped up an exclusive rose print inspired by a 19th-century tapestry, which appears on pieces such as a three-quarter sleeve scarf blouse with pearl GG buttons, and a pleated skirt with nude lining, both done in double silk georgette.
The roses also appear on a reversible cashmere and merino wool cardigan and on accessories, including two sizes of the Dionysus bag, flat mules, a high heel pump and the Ace sneaker.
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Havaianas teams up with luxury shoes and accessories brand, Charlotte Olympia, to bring you Havaianas’ super comfy flip-flops with a touch of glamour. This feminine yet playful collaboration will have you looking purrrfect on and off the beach.
Dellal will launch three flip-flop styles with the Brazilian label during Milan Fashion Week in October, landing at retail in February. The Kitty will be a black flip-flop with a gold cat motif, Bruce comes in red with Dellal’s leopard print, and Charlotte’s Web comes in pink with a spider web pattern.
Charlotte Olympia Meets Havaianas was last modified: February 18th, 2016 by thefashionistyle
With his ever-popular collections flying off the shelves in America and his infectious sense of humor, it’s no wonder MAC asked Prabal Gurung, the self-proclaimed “mama’s boy, with a passion for beauty” to create a Christmas capsule collection. We met with the designer to find out more.
When did you first come into contact with MAC?
As MAC is the go-to make-up brand for New York Fashion Week I first came into contact with the label backstage. They have provided the beauty looks for a number of shows, including my collections for the last five years. I was thrilled when the idea of a collaboration first came about two years ago. At the time I remember thinking it was a risk for such a well-known brand to work alongside a small label like mine, but also a smart move!
Tell us about the collaboration.
Everything ran smoothly, the MAC team certainly know how to take risks. They let me take total control over the design of the collection and the colors involved. I had high-quality objects of perfection in mind, fitting with my mantra of “beauty with substance”. Two years later, the collection is finally ready. I am really proud of it, it dovetails with my style and is true to my original ideas . I cannot thank MAC enough for their patience during the creative process, particularly regarding the box for the Color Bronzer.
Did you have any particular inspirations for the collection?
Yes, Helmut Newton and Damian Hirst inspired the mesh effect of the casing, using a combination of popular and more unexpected colors.
What essential make-up rule should we be following?
I like the idea of a woman changing her make-up look as the day goes on. In the morning, she should highlight the freshness of her complexion with a sunset blush where the sun hits. In the afternoon, she should focus on the eyes then at night, opt for a standout lip, in either a soft or bold color depending on the occasion.
What does beauty and make-up mean to you?
For me it is the same as fashion. In my career I have been lucky enough to dress women as varied as Cate Blanchet, Diane Kruger, Zoe Saldana, the Duchess of Cambridge and Michelle Obama and I endeavor to convey their personality and intelligence through their outfit. In terms of make-up, I find that the more the look reflects a personality, the more successful it is. Personally I am a real mama’s boy, as a child I loved watching my mother put on her make, I found it fascinating. For me, beauty also relates to well being, I play sports three to four times a week, mediate twice a day for twenty minutes and have regular acupuncture sessions.
The Prabal Gurung x MAC Cosmetics collection will launch Nov. 26 and will be available here.
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It won’t be available until September, but the line designed by Joseph Altuzarra has been revealed via a lookbook released by Target. “I always want there to be a feeling of beauty and sensuality to my designs,” says Joseph Altuzarra. “When I picture someone wearing the clothes, it’s a woman, never a girl.”
With almost 50 pieces in the collection, fans of the label can expect to be seduced from all angles with everything from thigh-grazing stiletto boots to slim-cut blazers to his signature slit skirts. Prices are set to start at $17.99 and max out at a mere $89.99, and that makes the idea of shopping for an entirely new fall wardrobe all the more alluring. Will be available Sept. 14 at select Target stores and Target.com.
Don’t miss out:Sign up now at Net-a-Porter.com to be the first to shop the hotly anticipated collaboration. To celebrate the launch, they are giving you the chance to win their edit of the collection, plus a $8000 shopping spree at Net-a-Porter.com
Joseph Altuzarra for Target was last modified: August 20th, 2014 by thefashionistyle
Sophia Webster for J.Crew: J.Crew is set to strike its collaboration with its new team-up with Sophia Webster, another British-born shoe designer that’s making major waves in the fashion world.
For the project, Webster reworked 12 styles from her primary collection for J.Crew shoppers, ranging from ankle-strapped stilettos to her famous Aztec sandals. We can also expect lots of polka dots, neon, tassels and other embellishment. While speaking with WWD, J.Crew’s Jenna Lyons described Webster’s shoes as “miniature sets—a beautiful world for your feet to spend the day in. Each shoe tells a unique story.” And since the lady clearly knows her way around a stiletto, we’ll take her word for it.