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Splurge: Preen

In designer, Engage, Fashion, RTW, splurge on November 6, 2009 at 10:21 pm

Fashion design couple Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi’s line Preen has been on my mind for quite some time. In 2009, Preen proposed a more traditional fashion-girl but 2010 marks the turn of a recession. Preen has pushed this once light-hearted girl into darker, more demanding territories. The androgynous emphasis of Preen’s line incorporated with the `90s power-suit wearing woman means the designers have noticed a trend: women are fierce and taking charge. The line has empowered women, and whether they choose to wear free-slowing silks, show skin, or wear sluggish trousers, the new Preen woman dived head first in deep end of the sea – and she has conquered it like a true warrior.

Available at Browns Fashion and Net-A-Porter.

Engage: Prada

In Uncategorized on November 6, 2009 at 9:31 pm

Prada

If you love Prada, you’re a fan of the its cinematic fashion statements and tenure as a leading luxury brand. Now, imagine being able to relish in 706 pages of Prada’s career in fashion, art, architecture and much more.

This is the chance. CEO Patrizio Bertelli and Ms. Miuccia Prada herself are releasing the book that has captured 30 years of Prada’s career in the spotlight. The book costs 100 (Euros), and will be available at select bookstores and via Prada‘s website.

In the Know: Nicole Richie x Winter Kate

In designer, Fashion, In the Know, News, RTW, Vogue on November 6, 2009 at 6:22 pm

Nicole Richie

It’s quite possible that Nicole Richie (daughter of Lionel Richie and former BFF of Paris Hilton) is one of the hardest working women in fashion – and even entertainment, for that matter. In 2009 she launched her House of Harlow 1960 Jewellery collection and in January 2010, the slebrity-obsessed and fashion lovers a like can indulge in her latest branch offs: House of Harlow Footwear and clothing line Winter Kate.

Winter Kate and HHF have already been taken up by British online boutique MY-WARDROBE.com considering that they purchased her Jewellery collection. It has been said that the clothing line will immulate Richie’s closet, consisting of free-flowing maxi dresses, and tunic tops.

Stay tuned for more information…

Engage: Tracey Emin in Performa

In Engage on November 6, 2009 at 5:38 pm

Tracey Emin
Tracey Emin is one of the few art professionals lucky enough to revel in the face of fame, fortune and glamour thanks to her rockstar persona. It’s not that she’s not talented, but how many people do you know get shortlisted for acclaimed awards ( the Turner Prize) for an installation called My Bed ?(which literally consister her bed with objects on and around it.)Well Ms. Emin is that lucky one, and she will  be in New York reading from her new book of poems Those Who Suffer Love and from her 2008 autobiography Strangeland. If you’re lucky maybe you’ll be able to ask her some questions, but becareful, it will be moderated by Art Historian, Author, Critic and Curator RoseLee Goldberg.

 Who: Tracey Emin

What: Performa

When: Saturday, 7 November, 3PM

Where: Performance Project at University Settlement, 184 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002

RSVP to rsvp@performa-arts.org

For more information visit www.lehmannmaupin.com.

In the Know: Georgia May Jagger for Versace

In Fashion, In the Know, News on November 6, 2009 at 4:47 pm

Georgia May Jagger

There was once a time when daughters of rock stars (ie., Liv Taylor) were becoming actress. Now, their taking over the fashion scene. 2009 marks the year of Georgia May, daughter of rocker legend Mick Jagger and former supermodel Jerry Hall, as the burgeoning new bread of top of the world. Already becoming the face of Hudson Jeans and Rimmel London, appearing on the cover of British Vogue at just 17, it’s recently been announced that she’s going to be the spokesmodel for Versace. Sir Jagger must be proud.

One-to-Watch: David Wyatt

In designer, France, In the Know, News, One to Watch, Shoes on November 6, 2009 at 4:24 pm

David WyattShoes are definitely a trend for the new season and for Spring/Summer 2010, shoe designer David Wyatt ups the ante taking the meaning “shoe fetish” to new levels. New to the scene (he launched his brand summer 2009), Wyatt has been creating a  major buzz with his exciting, fresh concepts and immaculate use of colour and texture. The new season colour ways are sunshine yellow, lacquer red, and deep magenta, and draws inspiration from Miami, Rio and Barcelona.

Rumour has it that a press day has been confirmed on November 10th.

Stockist Info:

Matches – London, UK
www.matchesfashion.com

Mahna Mahna, Tokyo, Japan
www.mahna.co.jp

4510 – Dallas, USA
www.fortyfiveten.com

For more information visit: www.davidwyatt.com.

In the Know: Beyonce in David Koma dress

In designer, Fashion, In the Know, News on November 6, 2009 at 3:47 pm

For those of you who do not know, it ‘s worth while to pay attention to the Award-winning, Georgian-born, London-based fashion designer David Koma.

He’s fairly new to the scene (he recently completed his MA) from the world-renowned Central Saint Martins, but his line is seems to be an ode to post-punk futurism with chains, tubes and strong shapes. His AW 2009/2010 will be stocked in Browns Focus.

Beyonce has been quite quick to catch on this one, as you can see. She carries the dress as a confident woman with curves should at the MTV Awards last night:

Beyonce - David Koma

David Koma on the runway:

David Koma - RTW