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New York street will be named after Oscar de la Renta
The city of New York will pay homage to Oscar de la Renta by naming a street after the late designer. The announcement was made by Mayor Bill de Blasio at an event for Made Fashion Week, an organisation that supports fashion designers by providing space and covering costs. “He brought such joy in all he did. He will be forever engrained in the fabric of this city,“ said Mayor de Blasio of the iconic designer, “No one is more deserving than him of that.” He also revealed plans to invest $15 million in fashion initiatives – fitting as de la Renta was an advocate of supporting young designers, especially through his role as a member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA).
Le Specs x Adam Selman
The man behind that see-through crystal dress Rihanna wore at the 2014 CFDA Awards has teamed up with Le Specs to create a collection of some very funky sunglasses. The eight-piece range features exaggerated as well as sleek cat-eye styles in rubberised and matt finishes. You can channel Catherine Deneuve in ‘The Hunger’ piece, named after the film or ooze 70s disco vibes with the ‘Playgirl’ black glitter item. Along with Deneuve in The Hunger, Selman also referenced Sue Lyons in Lolita as inspiration for the collection. He told Vogue Australia, “I wanted something striking and memorable. So I blended the two inspirations to come up with something unique, slick and playful at the same time.” The collection will officially launch at New York Fashion Week, however, not to worry you can buy one (or two) right now on lespecs.com. And the best part of it all? It’s all under $119 (your bank account will be grateful).
Karl Lagerfeld to debut childrenswear line for Spring 2016
When I look at pictures of me wearing questionable floral leggings (paired with white fluffy socks, no less) at the age of four I ask my mother dearest why on earth she allowed me to do so. She reasons that stylish baby/toddler clothing weren’t around. If only Karl Lagerfeld had decided to create a childrenswear line fifteen years ago instead of today, which he just recently announced, I would have been one stylish kid. It was said in a press release from the brand that, “The announcement reflects the brand’s ongoing commitment to newness and will allow Karl Lagerfeld to share its ironic, playful, creative vision to a young audience”. Set to debut in Spring 2016, the bi-annual line will be for newborns up until 16 years and will also feature accessories. No doubt we will be seeing the adorable six year old Hudson Kroneig in the collection – after all, not only is he Lagerfeld’s godson but has experience of walking in the Chanel shows since Spring/Summer 2011.
Besties Taylor Swift & Karlie Kloss are Vogue’s March Cover Stars
We all know that the September issue is the most important for fashion magazines, however the second important is the March one. So it’s no surprise that Vogue did March with a bang by putting Taylor Swift and Karlie Kloss on the cover. The beautiful and dreamy editorial sees the pair on a road-trip, albeit with a wardrobe of Vera Wang and Marchesa, taking selfies, playing music and just generally being stylish friends.