>> INSIDER WIRE —A number of companies are in a state of flux — Versace, Aquascutum, and Christian Lacroix among them — now add Luella to the list. Designer Luella Bartley is said to be restructuring her company, and may be parting with Club 21, which holds her brand's license for ready-to-wear and accessories. Sources tell WWD Luella may in fact be looking to take back control of her label. [WWD]
British label Luella unveiled a new website this weekend and it's fully e-commerce enabled. The site is simple and to the point--there is an online store stocked with the current collection as well as an about section and an opportunity to join the email list. So far, there is no lead-in to the Fall 2009 collection but we wouldn't be surprised if it were in the pipeline.
Model Jacquetta Wheeler attended the Fashion Fringe 2009 event at Covent Garden in London looking just as smashing as fellow supermodel Claudia Schiffer. The statement piece of the outfit was the ruffled skirt from Luella, which she wore with a basic black tank and a couple of gold necklaces. Effortless and easy. Shop it now.
Yowza. This Luella Polly Corset Dress ($1,845) is truly a blast from the past. The cut and hot pink embellishments are straight from the '80s. Don't get me wrong — I love the bright contrast — but the diagonal stripes, ruched chiffon, and ruffle embellishments create a zany effect. On the other hand, it might just take the right girl to rock Luella's creation. What say you?
In London, modern and minimal looks ruled and graphic transparency was a major trend. Like luxe turned inside out, transparent, colorless fabrics communicated a need for something special without even a hint of vulgarity. This season London was all about the personal, forward-looking fashion statement.
London Fashion Week A/W 2009: Luella Luella Bartley is like the Madonna of the fashion world. She constantly reinvents herself to make sure no two collections look the same. However, she does always dress the same girl — the hip Londoner. For Autumn '09 she recruited hip London scenesters Pixie Geldof and Portia Freeman to show off her funky military school kids inspired line.
Luella magazine is a hoax and no matter how many times the statement is released, the dream is kept alive...
Refinery 29 has a second edition to their report on the Stockholm Fashion Week shows.