2009 February 20
And They're Off!
(LONDON) What better way to kick off London Fashion Week--known for nurturing young, fresh talents--than with a show by last season's Fashion Fringe winner, Eun Jeong? While her winning Spring 2009 collection, "Go by a Secret Path," was based around a white palette, she took a darker turn this season with "Black Vanity," a mainly black collection featuring metallics, bursts of coral and the occasional neutral. Inspired by the film V for Vendetta, Jeong's collection took her signature draping and combined it with clean-cut tailoring, mixing sheer chiffons with heavier fabrics for a result at once soft and sharp.
The extraordinary attention to detail was apparent in the sequinned epaulettes garnishing a pair of silk overalls, the rosettes covering the backs of coats (adorned with ribbon, beads, sequins, tulle, rhinestones and more) and the intricate embellishment on the insides of hoods. (Those weren't only oversized on a coral coat, but also shown as an accessory unto themselves, unattached to outerwear.) We adored the billowing, uber-voluminous finale gown that floated down the runway like a cloud. Fashion Fringe creative director Colin McDowell looked on with approval, while Erin O'Connor and Hilary Alexander pointed out pieces they liked and giggled. Those who want more Jeong can head to Selfridges where her 'Go by a Secret Path' collection is currently on display in the vitrines.
Want to stay chez Karl Lagerfeld? The designer has signed on to create a signature hotel in Macau, China which will welcome guests come 2017. Lagerfeld's major hospitality endeavor...
Phoebe Arnold, formerly fashion director at Ponystep, has been named senior editor at LOVE...David Perel, formerly president at Next Act Media, has been named editorial director at...
Big shuffles at Bauer Publishing: Dan Wakeford is out as EIC of In Touch and Life & Style, 12 years after joining the European mag company's stateside HQ. David Perel has been named...