US Vogue Celebrates 120th Anniversary with Documentary

‘In Vogue: The Editor’s Eye’, a documentary about US Vogue’s fashion editors will be released on 6 December 2012 to mark the magazine’s 120th anniversary. The film (produced and directed by Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato in association with HBO) follows the publication in early October 2012 of the book...

AMO/OMA’s ‘Real Fantasies’ Film for Prada

AMO, the Rotterdam-based research studio (and counterpart to renowned architectural practice OMA), has conceived the film ‘Real Fantasies‘ to illustrate Prada‘s Autumn/Winter 2012 collection. In the film, models are depicted within the context of a dystopian society where machines and jagged geometric landscapes project the future of fashion as a...

Lana Del Rey to Front H&M;’s Autumn/Winter 2012 Campaign

H&M has announced that Lana Del Rey will be the global face and voice for its forthcoming Autumn/Winter 2012 women’s collections. The singer will star in a print campaign shot by photographers Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, as well as in a full-length film shot by director Johan Renck...

Agi & Sam Menswear Spring/Summer 2013

After showing for two seasons during London Fashion Week as part of the Fashion East installations, Agape Mdumulla and Sam Cotton showed their inaugural runway collection for Autumn/Winter 2012 as part of MAN (a collaborative project between Topman and Fashion East) in the sombre environs of London‘s Royal Opera House...

London Unveils Redesigned and Enhanced Leicester Square

After months of refurbishment work, Leicester Square, renowned for hosting world-class film festivals and premieres in the heart of London, unveiled a new look at a red-carpet event on 23 May attended by a bevy of local government politicos, including the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson. The redesigned square is...

‘Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations’ Exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute

The Costume Institute of New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art has unveiled its Spring 2012 exhibition, ‘Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations’. The exhibition, open to public until 19 August 2012, explores the affinities between Elsa Schiaparelli (1890–1973) and Miuccia Prada, two influential Italian female designers from different eras. Schiaparelli, who...

CCTV Headquarters in Beijing by OMA

The China Central Television (CCTV) Headquarters in Beijing, which will start to be used later this year, has been unveiled to the public. Designed by OMA as a reinvention of the skyscraper as a loop, the construction on the building began in 2004. At approximately 473,000m2, and accommodating TV studios,...

V&A;’s Fashion Galleries Reopen with Spectacular Celebration of British Glamour

London’s Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A) is marking the unveiling of its refurbished fashion galleries on 19 May with the exhibition ‘Ballgowns: British Glamour Since 1950’. If the title might conjure anachronic perceptions of fashion, the stunning display dissipates any concern. Instead of focussing on old-fashioned tropes and mores of...

Inside Don Draper’s Apartment

With television series Mad Men returning for a fifth season, The Style Examiner paused to look into one of its stylish sets: Don Draper’s new digs in Manhattan’s Upper East Side. The time is June 1966 and, despite being recently married to second wife Megan (played by Jessica Paré) and...