YouHeShe’s new kid on the block, Alexander Wang, will on Monday launch his first add campaign with promotional posters – photographed by Dan Jackson (contributor to among others; Self Service, Numero, Nippon Vogue and US Harper’s Bazaar) and featuring American model Hannah Holman – plastered all over downtown Manhattan.
As for whether the campaign will break in other cities (one can only hope), Wang said to WWD, “if it becomes something people really respond to, but right now New York City is where it’s at. This is our home.”
“The images were originally only supposed to be posters we were going to send to editors and stores,” said Wang. “But I felt the energy was much more appropriate for something like guerrilla marketing than anything too proper or formal. Because the T collection is really the core foundation of what Alexander Wang stands for, I thought it should be something that could be much more democratic.”
YouHeShe will from SS10 offer one of Scandinavia’s largest assortments of Alexander Wang’s eclectic and cool collection.
Watch this space!
Front Row bloggers
Sarah Mower (Style.com and US Vogue), Susannah Frankel (The Independent) and Suzy Menkes (International Herald Tribune) – the grand old ladies of fashion journalism – have in recent weeks talked, commented and given their opinion on the emergence of fashion bloggers.
They all share the opinion that the Internet (and blogging in particularly) is an important communication platform, but questions the integrity and predict that only a percentage of the present bloggers survive.
Listen to what Suzy Menkes has to say about this issue:
Not the henna, not the permanent but faux tattoos like the ones seen at the runways of designers such as; Rodarte, Jean Paul Gaultier and Chanel.
The Chanel tattoos featuring flowers, birds and chains, created by make-p guro Peter Philips, are to hit the shelves exclusively at the Chanel stores and Selfridges on 1 March – and there is already a waiting list!
There are thousands of possibilities to make your personal contribution to support the needy and distressed population of Haiti.
And why not combine contributing to a good cause with a statement piece reminding others to do the same.
The company Uncommon – founded on the desire to foster an artistic community – have created the Haiti Relief Collection a selection of iPhone cases costing $39.99 where 100% of profits from your purchase will go to the Red Cross. It will express both your support and act as a reminder to yourself and others of the ongoing need in Haiti.
As it says on their site, “Make this case part of your long term day-to-day communication encouraging others to give.”
Clic here to buy your Red Cross iPhone case
Yet another designer has grabbed the potential of the online media and incorporated an online event when presenting the new collection.
Today at 12.30 (GMT + 1) Yves Saint Laurent / Stefano Pilati debuts an installation of Bruce Weber’s short film ‘Ain’t Nothin’ Like the Real Thing’ at the presentation of the autumn/winter ‘10 men’s collection and at the exact same time a trailer featuring behind-the-scenes imagery will debut on Facebook and Youtube.
At 4pm (GMT + 1) ‘Ain’t Nothin’ Like the Real Thing’ and the Yves Saint Laurent fashion show video will be posted simultaneously on ysl.com, Facebook® and Youtube®
With this, Stefano Pilati forwards his commitment to film as a medium for a multi-dimensional presentation of men’s fashion. Continuing a tradition now in its fifth season, where an artist is given carte blanche to create a film project that is shown with the men’s collection, this latest initiative underlines Stefano Pilati’s belief that true creative production requires freedom and diverse points of departure.
If you can’t wait until 12.30 here is another of Bruce Weber’s grain of gold from the film Chop Suey:
Sonja Richter & Per Fly at the gala premiere last night in Imperial
I’d been looking forward to a fantastic film gala premiere at Imperial – but had perhaps too high expectations. Unfortunately I thought The Woman Who Dreamed Of A Man was flat and cliché-ish. Although the set design was beautiful with Paris and Warsaw as background scenery, the film never fully captured my attention. The chemistry between key actors was missing, and only a few scenes managed to be convincing and authentic.
However, the setup behind the movie is beyond reproach, with lots of press coverage and nearly 1500 fans on Facebook – and mind you this is number was before BEFORE the opening night – hence there were big expectations from all sides. Celebrities from both the fashion and film industry had turned up in droves and spread a little glamour on an otherwise cold January evening.
BUT, there are mixed feelings among the reviewers – so if you are going to the cinema to watch this film please post your opinion on my blog.
Looking forward to hear from you!
The Woman Who Dreamt Of A Man
Photographer Lorraine Goddard (former wife of 80s singer and Adam Ant) hosts this exhibition at the Getty Images Gallery in London, featuring more than 50 celebrities and fashion types snapped doing what makes them happy.
The show, which includes snaps of Vivienne Westwood with her husband Andreas Kronthaler, Roland Mouret reading and Sophie Dahl sitting in a window glancing out, took several years to put together and aims to raise awareness of depression. It will be touring the rest of the UK, and coming out s a coffee-table book, before travelling to New York and LA later in the year.
Each photograph is a limited edition of 25. All of the images are for sale; £150 signed, unframed.
A percentage of the profits go to YOUNGMINDS, The Children’s Mental Health Charity of which Lorraine Goddard is patron.
“Listen bud, my ship just came in and I got CASH TO BLOW! I need pictures and prices pronto, so hurry it up or I’ll go to some other museum shop with a better selection and hotter staff. Here’s how to reach me …”
is how your email will start when clicking on the ‘contact the shop’ button at The Museum of Everything’s site.
And yes, you might have guessed by now that The Museum of Everything is no ordinary museum! Tucked away down an unassuming residential street in Primrose Hill (fashionable area in London), the Museum of Everything is the only public space in London dedicated to outsider art – works created by untrained, unintentional an unseen creators in society.
For its first exhibition (it opened in October 2009), the museum invited leading international artist, curators and cultural figures to select over 200 works by outsider artists, spanning from illustration, painting and sculpture.
This is a place to wile away many an hour just absorbing and enjoying.
A true hidden gem worth looking for!
The Museum of Everything
Friday the 15 January 2010 the award for Fashion Writer 2009 was held at an award ceremony at the Museum of Decorative Art in Copenhagen.
Among the three nominees Susanne Madsen, a freelance journalist living in London and Dansk Magazine’s Fashion Features Director, Niels Pedersen freelance journalist at Politiken and last but not least winner Chris Pedersen contributing to among others Eurowoman and Alt for Damerne.
Dorrit Bøilerehauge, Head of Knowledge Center for Design & Business and the driving force behind price, said the following about the price, “The price is established to appreciate good fashion journalism and focus on this crucial area. In this way we can help to create a culture of fashion journalism. And it is important not just for the fashion industry and its producers, but also for the readers and consumers. ”
English Sarah Mower, contributor to Style.com, Vogue (U.S.) and the Daily Telegraph, was the guest of honor at the awards ceremony and gave a interesting speech on the future of fashion journalism with the Internet and its possibilities for live streaming of shows, blogs, twitter, etc.
The price is the first of its kind and Denmark is the first country to recognize the importance of the fashion writer. The textile industry in Denmark has a turnover of approx. 35 billion. DKK annually, is Denmark’s 4th largest export industry and approx every 9th Dane in the Danish workforce is one way or the other involved in the fashion industry.