Rihanna's second River Island collection is slated to debut May 25, but that certainly doesn't mean you'll be in the dark about what's to come. The brand released a behind-the-scenes video today, which not only supplied us with our first look at the singer's latest Summer capsule, but also gave us a little more insight into what goes into a Rihanna collaboration. She chatted candidly with codesigner Adam Selman (fun fact: this isn't the first time she's worked with him — the proof here), revealed her favorite piece and where she plans on wearing it, and expounded on "gangsta" florals. To watch the exclusive sneak peek, plus a complete look at the first Rihanna For River Island collection and campaign, just keep clicking.
The only thing you really need to know about this week can be summed up in two words: Met Gala. All of our favorite stars, designers, and models turned up to one of the fashion industry's most anticipated nights — themed to the Punk: Chaos to Couture exhibition — in everything from fishnets and corsets to spikes, studs, and harnesses. Be sure to get caught up on every moment from the red carpet to the afterparty in this week's fashionable recap.
If you're a fan of indulgent fashion, this week was one for the books. We started things off by taking a peek at Prada's exhibit for The Great Gatsby (read: mannequins dripping in sequins, feathers, and jewels), then got our first look at the Punk: Chaos to Couture exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. As for the latter? We spied spiked headpieces, safety-pinned dresses, and a full-scale revival of the punk sensibility — and that's only the beginning. See all this, plus the most covetable (and affordable!) Summer-ready pieces to snag now, in this week's Instagram highlights.
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Target announced today that it is collaborating with designer Phillip Lim on an exclusive Fall 2013 collection, slated to hit Target stores on Sept. 15. The range will feature over 100 items for both men and women, including apparel, shoes, bags, and travel accessories — all priced between $20-$300. We can also expect the collection to be rooted in a classic autumnal palette, and collaboration line aside, the designer will stick to his signature modern, sophisticated aesthetic. Phillip Lim explained that he's been "intrigued by the idea of a design evolution" since an early age, and is excited at the prospect of creating a collection "that would inspire — one that is cool and chic, but still very accessible." Does that mean we'll see a Pashli look-alike?
In honor of the designer's big collaboration news, we've rounded up some of our favorite 3.1 Phillip Lim runway looks over the years — as well as Target's video sneak peek and your first look at Lim's sketches. Click through to see them all now, and don't forget to mark your calendars for Sept. 15!
We may be in the thick of wedding season, but this week it was the model's turn to take the trip down the aisle — or, rather, the runway. From Oscar de la Renta's blushing bride to a lineup of gowns from White by Vera Wang that would make Jay Gatsby proud, our favorite designers did not disappoint with next season's must-have bridal wears. See all this — plus a debut shoe collection from Brian Atwood — in our stylish snaps of the week.
H&M has tapped Beyoncé to be the face of its Summer campaign. And with her Mrs. Carter world tour under way, today marks the simultaneous launch of the singer's H&M commercial, too. The video, along with the campaign images, show Beyoncé lounging on the beach in the Bahamas, looking (not surprisingly) amazing in a flurry of H&M swimwear and beachy cover-ups. But here's the best part: the commercial also features her new song, "Standing on the Sun," which feels (and sounds) just as Summer-perfect as the pieces she's wearing. Click on for a look at the commercial, plus the latest campaign images, inside the gallery.
Spring may have only just started, but we've already got our sights set on Summer. It's looking like a warm-weather season filled with serious style, from Coachella's endlessly inspiring festival looks to the Saint James for Coach collaboration. Beyoncé kicked off her Mrs. Carter world tour wearing custom costumes by Emilio Pucci (among other notable designers), the stars hit the MTV Movie Awards red carpet, and Tiffany & Co. hosted a party that mirrored the fashion and opulence of The Great Gatsby. Everything you need to know about this week's fashionable happenings are right this way.
Soludos has released its latest covetable espadrille collaboration with African brand Lalesso — just in time for all of your sunny weekend getaways. With Summer on the mind, the collection highlights colorful "lesso" (vibrant patterned sarongs worn by Swahili women in East Africa) prints featuring tribal and African patterns. Wear them with cool cutoffs and a printed tee for an easy weekend look, or a pair of cropped jeans and a striped tee for a preppier take on off-duty dressing. Shop them here, then check out our up close and personal interview with the designer behind the brand.
Target has tapped celebrity stylist Kate Young for its latest collaboration (available now!), and the partnership has yielded a fun, playful limited-edition lineup of semiformal and special-occasion dresses. And now that the collection has officially launched, you can actually see (and shop) Target's first non-designer collaboration.
The Kate Young For Target Collection ranges from $30 to $90 for apparel, and $15 to $50 for jewelry, handbags, and shoes. Want to hear more about the design process? Watch our exclusive interview with Kate Young. Then, click on for the complete lookbook, along with the Terry Richardson-shot ad campaign, a few of Young's sneak-peek sketches, and some of the stylish stars who come to her for styling expertise.
Source: courtesy of Target; photos by Terry Richardson
Beyoncé Knowles just kicked off her Mrs. Carter world tour today in Serbia, and to get you excited for what's bound to be a whirlwind of great music and awesome fashion, we're taking a look at some of her latest costume looks. The performer has teamed up with Emilio Pucci to create some glamorous rock-star concert ensembles inspired by the brand's Fall '13 collection. "She liked the Pucci girl look and vibe of the last show, but we made unique couture versions to make it extra special and also to suit her needs as a dancer," said creative director Peter Dundas. "Doing stage costumes is a little different than a show — it's like a high voltage version of the runway." Dundas's take on "modern glamour" showcases lots of sexy bodysuits, embellished minis, and hot shorts. Click on to see the sketches, and tell us which look you're especially excited to see Beyoncé wear on stage!