Now here’s one awards ceremony that gets us really excited. The CFDA Awards are the Oscars of fashion and the red carpet was spectacularly good.
A quick round-up of the winners for you…
- Womenswear Designer of the Year: Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen (beat Marc Jacobs!)
- Menswear Designer of the Year: Billy Reid
- Accessories Designer of the Year: Reed Krakoff
- International Award: Rei Kawakubo of Commes des Garçons
- Swarovski Awards for Emerging Talent: Joseph Altuzarra for womenswear, Phillip Lim for menswear and Tabitha Simmons for accessories
- Media Award: Scott Schumann and Garance Doré
- Founders Award: Andrew Rosen (CEO of Theory and Helmut Lang)
- Lifetime Achievement Award: Tommy Hilfiger
- Fashion Icon Award: Johnny Depp
Yes, yes, yes but who wore what? Regarde…
Pics: The Telegraph + The Daily Mail
Both shows were packed with celebs, drama and were one of LFW’s hottest tickets so how did Stella’s starry dinner compare with Mulberry’s magical woodland?
Mulberry: yetis + monsters!
Halloween came early at Mulberry as monsters, yetis and Where The Wild Things Are inspired outfits were de rigour…as well as some elegant gowns and sensational printed parkers – my new lust-have.
You’ll be wearing furry gilets and jackets belted at the waist with thick woolly items and sleek lady-like skirts teamed with heeled hiking boots (dig them out from Winter ’10). Tangerine and burnt tones with brown and black zigzags, mixed textures and quilting made up the outdoorsy winter-wear, while star prints and subtle multicoloured metallics will make winter sparkle in due time.
We also glimpsed the new Del Rey bag, aptly carried by Lana in ostrich white.
Guest list: Laura Carmichael and Michelle Dockery (Downton Abbey) sat alongside Michelle Williams, Elizabeth Olsen, Lana Del Rey, Pixie Geldof, Azealia Banks, Olivia Palermo, Pixie Lott, Anna Wintour…impressive!
Stella: dinner for hundreds
According to Vogue the celebs sat down to a tasty veggie dinner chez Stella while models wafted around, then at 11pm a famous magician entertained the crowd by apparently hypnotising Alexa Chung before balancing her on three swords. And it got weirder…a model started screaming, waiters dropped their trays and a flash mob ensued with models carried in on chairs. To hell with a catwalk!
After all the drama, guests finally got to see a capsule collection of evening wear complete with amazing costume jewellery before the big reveal in Paris next week. And there’s no pics yet!
Pics: Elle + The DM.
We’ve seen these before but Stylist kindly put a load of pictures in one place…so for all our followers…behold the wonders that are the mini designers and fashion mogul necklaces by Defiles by Paris. I would like a mini Anna Wintour please.
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We’re weren’t a-bloggin’ this time last year so SS12 was our first official fashion week- and there was plenty of drama. Here are our top 5 fashion moments (we’ll be waxing lyrical about our favourite looks post NYE festivities!)
1-Florence Welch performs in a shell for Chanel
2-Lyndey Wixon takes a tumble for Versace
Versace has had a big year and one of 2011’s best-known models, Lyndsey Wixon had a real catwalk moment after falling over in some extremely high underwater-themed Versace platforms. We love how she got up, smiled and punched the air.
3-Lana Del Ray x Christopher Kane
We are crazy for Lana Del Rey (her look and magical music) and we first heard it at Christopher Kane’s show, where the combination of clothes, super long runway and choice of track made for a memorable fashion moment.
4-Kate Moss rides Louis Vuitton’s merry-go-round
5-The Balenciaga bench collapse
Maybe it’s my childish sense of humour but the Balenciaga bench collapse at PFW made me giggle. While the Art Deco-inspired collection was amazing, it was like an extra fashion show seeing what Anna Wintour et all were wearing.
Miranda Kerr wore a dress from Peter Pilotto’s optical illusion/ underwater-themed SS12 collection to attend a night in Spanish director Pedro Almodovar’s honour at the Museum of Modern Art along with fashion legends, Blake Lively, Elizabeth Olsen and Emma Stone were looking particularly amazing.
Without further ado, let’s get dress oggling!
…No we don’t mean wearing flip flops in winter (but shorts are fine!)
We were glued to the S/S12 fashion weeks and got incredibly excited at the prospect of floral prints, pretty pastels, crisp white dresses, seaside and underwater-inspired collections and so much more…but then got back to the business of dressing for this season.
But now so on planet celebrity where it counts to be ‘first’ (and Hollywood is very probably quite a lot hotter than London!)
We got so excited when we spotted Sienna Miller wearing Matthew Williamson just a couple of weeks after London Fashion Week but The Telegraph has surpassed us by spotting plenty more famous folks wearing next season’s collections…Burberry, Jil Sander, Prabal Gurung, Jason Wu, Calvin Klein, Mary Katrantzou and Christian Dior.
Pics: The Telegraph.
There are of course some excellent examples of celebrities turned fashion designers – Victoria Beckham, Alexa Chung for Madewell, The Olsens’ The Row…but there are some real turkeys too! We don’t want to completely write off Kanye’s efforts but well, we weren’t blown away and particularly did not like the heavily Herve Leger inspired bandage dress with so many slashes it looked like it was coming undone. Rapper-style ultra tight metallic trous and shaggy fur coats were just a little too much for us, but the show certainly sported an impressive frow (including Anna Wintour, Leigh Lezark, Lindsay Lohan and The Olsen’s) if not a mind-blowing collection.
Should Kanye stick to the day job or are you impressed?
Crazy pom poms seem to be a micro trend on planet celeb at the moment. Nicky Minaj wore a crazy pom pom-ed outfit for Carolina Herrera’s show at New York Fashion Week causing an outcry from a young Brit designer, Jessica Rogers, who said her designs have been ripped off. We wonder whether she’s behind Nicola’s quirky skirt?
Pics: The DM.
No celebrity summer holiday outfit would be complete without a piece of Matthew Williamson or five. So it’s a good job that Williamson’s show was packed with his signature prints, colour and sexy summer pieces.
Dree Hemingway took to the catwalk in The Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall, with Williamson devotee Sienna Miller (and Anna
Wintour) looking on. In a new move, Williamson told Vogue he looked to Japan for shape influences this season for a ‘less girly’ collection. There were some subtle cherry blossom prints mixed with Tokyo skyline imagery for a fresh take on Japan.
Trying to ditch the ‘just for holidays’ label, he reportedly said: “There is a preconceived notion of the label being all about holidays, the jet set, Ibiza parties – all those clichés, for want of a better word. I wanted to keep the DNA of the brand but explore new territory, literally and figuratively.”
Colour-wise, sunsets and plums fused with corals (dig them out again for next year!) and bright orange, which we’ve
seen everywhere. A new take on his iconic feather prints, Williamson used real ostrich feathers, beads and embroidery in addition to chiffon, and Charlotte Olympia did the shoes.