Gisele for Balenciaga

Is there anything can’t do?  Super model, mother, wife, United Nations Good Will Ambasador, Actress, Yoga devotee, Producer, Victoria’s Secrets Angel and now the new face of Balenciaga AW14! ! Balenciaga doesn’t exactly need a huge campaign (it’s pretty big already you know) in fact all that’s necessary is a stunning Gisele and a fierce looking crop….Stunning!

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Gisele for Balenciaga AW14 By Steven Klein

Another one bites the dust

Recently it seems every new piece of news from the industry brings news of a big departure.  Emma Hill at Mulberry started the trend, closely followed by Marc Jacobs’s dramatic departure from Louis Vuitton, after which Angela Ahrendts decided to up and leave the fashion world behind; moving from Burberry to Apple and to top it off, this weekend the news that Jill Sander has yet again left the position as Creative Director of her own name brand, after having only returned just over a year ago!  Great losses on each part, however also exciting to see what they all go on to do and more importantly who becomes the lucky one to take over each of these four fashion power houses….watch this space!

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Mulberry: SS14 Look one, Emma Hill’s final bow

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Louis Vuitton: Marc Jacobs bids farewell, SS14 Look One

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Burberry: Angla Ahrendts, SS14 Look One

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Jill Sander: SS14 Look One, Jill Sander’s AW13 Bow

10 Years at the Top

Calvin Klein, one of the most iconic American fashion houses of recent times, still knows how to bring New York Fashion Week to an end in style.  With Francisco Costa celebrating ten years as the Women’s Creative Director, it was a particularly poignant show for the brand and what a show it was!  Typically minimal, Costa stayed true to his signature white opener however straight away it was clear, this season there was a slight twist.  As usual each piece was immaculate however the garments appeared inside out with seams and overhang on show, more interesting still; seams were sewn with fluorescent thread from oranges to pinks and greens.  From simple seams to multicoloured fringing, it’s taken 10 years but Costa has found the colour wheel and apparently he knows how to use it!  Admittedly the dresses looked a lot more practical than the trouser’s in what was apparently hand woven tweed but to be honest, I’d have it all, all of it!!  Here’s to ten more years at the top for Francisco Costa at Calvin Klein!

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Calvin Klein Collection SS14: Look 1, 4 and 13

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Calvin Klein Collection SS14: Look 9, 16 and 18

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Calvin Klein Collection SS14: Look 23, 25 and 34

*All images courtesy of Style.com