2008 February 14
Aquascutum - London Fall 2008
(LONDON) Roll Call: Manolo Blahnik
Chic Report: The classic (dare we say stuffy?) British brand’s 150-year-old heritage--i.e., outfitting the military and many an aristocratic grande dame--was so due for an update. Co-designers Graeme Fidler and Michael Herz successfully sexed things up by adding sumptuous fabrics, interesting shapes and a striking color palette. There was a parade of statement coats, from Liya Kebede’s opening look, an African fabric-embellished oversized wool coat, to the Crayola crimson bouclé jacket and a genius, puff-sleeved trench. But it wasn’t just about outerwear--there were tons of standout dresses, too, including a trio of color-blocked frocks in electric orange, fuchsia, purple, and green, a fabulous LBD with floral embroidery, and a lemon-yellow sheath with red flourishes.
Isaac Mizrahi has been narrating the children's story Peter and the Wolf at The Guggenheim Museum for the last seven years, but this year the designer has been tapped to oversee the...
More shakeups chez Hearst: Kimberly Cutter will be departing from her position as executive editor at Harper’s Bazaar. Cutter’s decision to leave came just a year after she arrived...
L'Officiel is adding a new talent to the upper rungs of its masthead. The French glossy has tapped Frédérique Dedet as editor-in-chief at the title. Dedet joins the magazine from...