[dropcap]J [/dropcap]ockey will be releasing an intimates line with their new partner Rachel Zoe in the fall. The idea behind this partnership was to create “must have” underwear and shape wear. Each of the hangtags will include a description reading as “Preferred by Rachel Zoe”. This is collection is only available at jockey.com and Jockey stores but will roll on into retailers such as Macy’s, Khol’s, Lord & Taylor and Bon-Ton come October.
Endorsed by Zoe, this line will include fashion forward intimates varying from bikinis, thongs, boy-shorts, tanks and hipsters. This shape wear line has also been described as “cotton rich comfort meets all-day curve control”. Zoe shares, “I love marrying comfort with style, and this new collection by Jockey does just that”. Wanting to target a younger and fashion forward consumer, they chose Zoe to do just that, revealing that she was chosen due to being a “design and fashion icon”.
[dropcap]K [/dropcap]risten Stewart is the new face of Balenciaga Paris’, Florabotanica. Nicolas Ghesquière has had his eye on Stewart since her role in “Panic Room”, sharing with WWD in a recent interview, “I remember thinking, ‘Wow, I would love to do something with her one day. She’s so Balenciaga.” Ghesquiere’s initial idea was to create a collection incorporating “nice” and “nasty” flowers, and Stewart’s duality between gorgeous looks and a boyish personality made her a perfect fit for this fragrance. Florbotanica was produced with Olivier Polge and Jean-Christophe Hèrault of International Flavors & Fragrances. The key notes to this scent are vetiver, amber, caladium-leaf accord, a hybrid rose, carnation and mint accord.
The advertisement for Florabotanica is composed of 3-D metal sculptures resembling elements of a floral print and Kristen wearing a piece from the latest Balenciaga collection. As told to WWD, Stewart has never really thought about her sense of fashion or had a style icon. “I think the hottest chick that’s ever walked the earth is Brigitte Bardot, and I couldn’t be more different from her.” Stewart reveals that she “was never the one wearing her mom’s perfume and trying to be sexy”. She went on to describe what really sold her on the fragrance, “there is something natural about it, it’s very alive. I think that as a young person wearing it – considering I’ve never worn a scent – it kind of puts you on this level of, like, ‘Whoa, check me out.’”
Balenciaga Fall/Winter 2012 Ad Campaign
Dolce & Gabbana will showcase a small collection of couture clothing for the first time July 9, following in the footsteps of fellow Italian houses to embrace the higher end of the market such as Armani and Versace.
Following recent rumors on the matter, the label confirmed June 27 that it will present its couture creations to a small group of clients next month in Taormina, Sicily.
Although Dolce & Gabbana has designed several custom couture gowns for celebrities, such as the one Scarlett Johansson wore to this year’s Costume Institute gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, this will be the designers’ first couture collection.
Dior Homme SS 2013 collection was entirely in blue, the metal buttons and white/blue striped sweaters aside. Van Assche, in his methodical way, set out to present what he called “a complete wardrobe.”
Photos by Olivier Zahm from purple.fr/
Looks from the KRISVANASSCHE Numero 16 collection for Spring/Summer 2013. “TEE” or t-shirts are the focus in the new collection. Sport and city collide in KRISVANASSCHE collection, the features combinations of looks that mix embellished trousers and shorts with jersery cotton t-shirts. Patterned argyle shapes appear alongside convertibles sweatshirts with removable sleeves.
Atelier Versace: Versace Atelier’s haute couture autumn 2012 runway show was unveiled on Sunday evening. Donatella Versace viewed Sunday evening’s show as a homecoming to the Ritz Paris, site of so many of Gianni Versace’s couture triumphs.
Donatella is a woman who knows her house and her customers, both celebrity regulars and increasingly, the uberrich ladies who live well to the luxe-loving East of Paris. She knows that couture-by-day is not what those women want from Versace. Rather, they crave that which the house does to perfection: glamour gone flamboyant.
Photos from Fashionising