Alexander Wang Named Balenciaga Creative Director

After rumours started circulating a few days ago (and, on many occasions, denied soon after), WWD reported that Alexander Wang has been confirmed as Balenciaga’s new creative director, with an official appointment to be released next week. However, at the time of publication, neither Balenciaga nor Alexander Wang officials could...

Versace Partners with Jonathan Anderson to Design New Versus Collection

Versace announced on 29 November 2012 that Jonathan Anderson will design a capsule collection for Versus, as the first of a series of collaborations which are part of the recently announced strategic repositioning of the brand under Donatella Versace’s creative leadership. The collection, which will be launched with a presentation-event...

Dolce & Gabbana’s Spring/Summer 2013 Menswear and Womenswear Campaign

The first campaign photographs of Dolce & Gabbana‘s Spring/Summer 2013 menswear and womenswear collections have been unveiled online by a number of faithful followers of the brand. Photographed by Domenico Dolce and styled by Stefano Gabbana, the campaign depicts groups of family and friends in animated tableaux vivants by the...

Brioni Designs Exclusive Tuxedo for mrporter.com

Italian brand Brioni has designed an exclusive tuxedo for online menswear retailer mrporter.com. The collaboration confirms not only the importance of designs conceived for the forthcoming holiday season, but also the reputation that mrporter.com has garnered in less than two years of existence. In dark midnight blue, the one-button wool...

Versace Launches New Underwear and Beachwear Collections

Versace is launching new underwear and beachwear lines for men and women in January 2013 alongside the brand’s main collections for Spring/Summer 2013. The pieces’ designs will include the iconic Medusa logo, the Greek key motif and colourful prints. Models Candice Swanepoel and Ryan Barrett were selected to feature in...

Saint Laurent Menswear Spring/Summer 2013 Campaign

Hedi Slimane has enlisted Dutch female model Saskia de Brauw to pose for his Saint Laurent men’s Spring/Summer 2013 campaign. Slimane, who has resorted to the androgynous look in many of his past fashion collections for Dior Homme and for his own photographs, was also the stylist and photographer of...

Christian Louboutin Opens First London Men’s Store

French footwear designer Christian Louboutin has opened his first men’s store in the UK. This is the luxury brand’s fourth of its kind in the world, following Paris, New York and Los Angeles. Located within close distance to Louboutin’s flagship London boutique on Mount Street, the new men’s store occupies...

2012 British Fashion Awards Winners Announced

The British Fashion Council announced the winners of the 2012 British Fashion Awards at a ceremony held at the Savoy hotel in London on 27 November 2012. The top award, as Designer of the Year, went to Stella McCartney who also received the Designer Brand Award for her eponymous label....

Marcelo Burlon T-shirts Ready to Conquer London

A line of graphic men’s t-shirts by Marcelo Burlon (titled ‘Marcelo Burlon: County of Milan’) is launching in London from early December, with the department store Selfridges in Oxford Street having secured exclusive retail rights for the UK. Burlon is known for his collaborations with Givenchy, Prada, Jil Sander and...

Kris Van Assche Designs Exclusive Tuxedo for thecorner.com

Kris Van Assche has designed an exclusive tuxedo for online retailer thecorner.com to be available from the end of November 2012 and ready for the holiday season. Reinterpreted with a sportswear touch, the tuxedo consists of a navy blue two-button jacket with a contrasting black satin collar and waistline darts...