Jan 17, 2013

Golden Globe Awards 2013

Golden Globes, "Argo" won for best dramatic film and best director Ben Affleck, while the musical "Les Miserables" took home three Golden Globes -- for best musical or comedy, lead actor for Hugh Jackman and supporting actress for Anne Hathaway. "Lincoln" had led the nominations with seven, with Daniel Day-Lewis winning lead actor for playing the nation’s 16th president.

On the TV side, Showtime's "Homeland" won its second consecutive award for drama series, with Claire Danes and co-star Damian Lewis also winning awards. "Game Change" took the prizes for best miniseries or TV movie, supporting actor for Ed Harris and lead actress for Julianne Moore. HBO's "Girls" won best comedy series, while its star and creator, Lena Dunham, won lead actress.

2013 Golden Globe Award winners and nominees

Jan 4, 2013

Christopher Kane Pre-Fall 2013

Christopher Kane worked in a palette of black, gray, deep purple and cobalt blue, tossing some natural prints into the mix. There were sumptuous leather shifts with frogging details, sculptural velvet cocktail dresses and other velvet numbers covered in Day-Glo flower prints. A slightly sinister black-and-white jaguar print was worked on goatskin and leather shirts and coats. “I’m carrying on the successful shapes from past seasons, and showing prints from previous seasons that have never been used,” said Kane, who added that part of his inspiration came from Hammer horror films. To wit, a T-shirt was printed with an oversize Dracula face and a skirt was dotted with bits of unwoven jacquard, recalling the bites and scratches of a werewolf.

Lanvin Pre-Fall 2013

Alber Elbaz described his pre-fall collection for Lanvin as “a mix of wildness and classics.” The clothes featured a variety of looks with distinctive personalities, from an animal-print wool jacquard sweatshirt to romantic red-carpet swooners.
“It’s not about a concept, it’s about women; it’s about their mood, it’s about individuality,” added Elbaz. “It’s almost like everything women would want to have this season.” The designer layered up textures and fabrics with prints and jacquards, leathers and furs and a mix of shapes and cuts.

Key footwear included sharp-toed lace-up platform boots and a leopard-print boot with a studded clog heel. The jewelry was inspired by lost ancient cities such as Kalahari and Volubilis, featuring bold metal links, printed ponyskin and chunky crystals.

New Showroom and Event Space Bows in Milan

“This is an extraordinary opportunity in the middle of a crisis,” said Salomon, whose own fashion company Altana produces children’s wear lines for brands including Gucci, Moncler and Dondup. “In Italy, there is fear for the future now. It’s an attitude towards life and work, but with the Bizzis, we share a sense of freedom and desire to build something. It’s a creative project, it stems from fashion but this can be mixed with other excellences, such as design or digital projects.”

The investment, made through Salomon’s Alchimia holding, totaled between 9 and 10 million euros, or $11.7 million to $13 million at current exchange.

Daks London, Collection Privée, Hapter, Faustdrang, Cangiari and Aqua Bland are some of the brands that have secured showrooms on Via Calabiana. Bizzi underscored that the project is distinct and separated from White as a new company, called Calabiana Srl, was specifically founded for this venture.

Full article at: WWD