Sunday, May 26, 2013

Weekly Fashion News (20/05-26/05)

   Tommy Hilfiger collaborates with Disney to launch up a collection for kids featuring the famous muppets—including Miss Piggy, Kermit the frog and Fozzie bear. "I love the pieces with moi - they're so stylish, so now, so moi," said Miss Piggy. "I also love the designs featuring Kermie and moi - and especially the top that reads 'Miss Piggy 4 Kermit'. It never hurts to advertise your intentions, n'est ce pas?"

   Moreover, Diane Von Furstenberg has teamed up with Gap for the second time to design a limited-edition collection for GapKids and BabyGap. DVF delved into her archives to find the patterns. “It had to be the essence of DVF,” the designer said. “You had to go down to the roots. One of the patterns from my archives is from a collection called Under the Volcano. I also added a few new prints and adorable printed jeans that I wish I had.”

   Another robbery at the Cannes Festival this past week occurred for a € 2 million worth Grisogono necklace. According to the jeweller, the piece went missing after its annual festival party - held at the Eden Roc Hotel - last Tuesday, despite over 80 security guards and local police being in attendance.

   Rihanna is continuing the television series of “Styled To Rock” this year with free-spirited model of Zadig & Voltaire Erin Wasson and musician Pharell Williams as advisors to the aspiring designers who will compete to dress Rihanna at an unnamed high-profile event.

   Graduate Fashion Week will host its first international showcase next month. The event, set to take place on June 3 at Earls Court, will feature designs from 16 of the world's leading fashion universities, including: Parsons The New School of Design, US; Academy of Art, US; BUNKA, Japan; Shenkar, Israel; Shih Chien, Taiwan; FIT, Italy; Istituto Marangoni, Italy; IED, Italy; Accademia di Costume e Moda, Italy; IUVA, Italy; Kolding, Denmark; Istituto Marangoni, Paris; ESMOD, Berlin; ESMOD, Oslo; Pakistan Institute of Fashion Design, Pakistan; Mima Sinan Fine Arts, Turkey.

   Qatar Holding, the giant monstruous investor and the company that owns and counts Harrods, Sainsburys and Paris Saint-Germain football club to its name, is said to be "looking carefully" at investing in Versace.

   Designer Mary Katrantzou, that is renowned for her mind-bending digital prints and sculptured silhouettes, is currently preparing for significant brand expansion, including the launch of her debut e-commerce site in the coming weeks. In addition, plans to launch a leather-goods line and an interiors range in the future.

   Nearly 200 designers—including  Eliane D.S., Aude Lechère and Christofle –are coming together for the Palais de Tokyo’s “Reflet(s)– Rencontres Autour du Bijou” exhibition, which runs from May 29 to June 3. It will display around 400 pieces of jewelry chosen to reflect on the various aspects of French style and taste. The work of the artists will be divided into three principal themes: The organic, the original and the abstract.

   Crazy Fancy designer Iris Van Herpen—that I have already mentioned here—is launching a new exhibition at the International City of Lace and Fashion museum in Calais, France which runs from June 15 through December 31. The exhibition will feature some 30 pieces made by the 29-year-old Dutch designer between the years 2008 and 2012. 

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