London-based Central St. Martins graduate Danielle Scutt's second collection for Topshop hits stores (and the online shop) this week. For Spring 2010, Scutt designed vividly-hued digital prints that appear on deconstructed swimwear, ruched dresses, and chiffon tops. Her inspiration runs the gamut from 50s demure — a floral playsuit in lime green and yellow — to 90s body-con — a dove-gray high-neck one-piece swimsuit. Click below for images.
The future may be impossible to predict but as they say the show must go on and in fashion there is never a "consumers go naked" day off.
J. C. Penney Company, Inc will launch of ALLEN B, a complete women's fashion sportswear and dress collection designed by Allen B. Schwartz to be sold exclusively at JCPenney. Co-founder of renowned brand Esprit de Corp and owner of brand A.B.S., Allen B. Schwartz is a master at reworking trends, particular on the red carpet, and bringing them to market in record time
The short list of the British Fashion Awards has been released. Nominees for emerging takent include Danielle Scutt, Louise Goldin, and Felder Felder in ready to wear and Nicholas Kirkwood, Charlotte Olympia, and Anna Vince in accessories.
Fashion brands continue to expand overseas. Ralph Lauren has opened it first store in Turkey and Armani is opening its first store in India's New Delhi.
Pantyhose for men? This must be a joe and yet somehow the pieces begs to be taken seriously.
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A Bruce Weber-lensed photo places Daria Werbowy, Kate Moss, and Lara Stone on the cover, and that mean troika is joined by Sasha Pivovarova and a whole cabal of up-and-coming designers — think Alexander Wang, Rodarte, Gareth Pugh, Danielle Scutt, Christophe Decarnin of Balmain, plus more — to cavort around for 36-page editorial shot in Miami.
Bruce Weber was the perfect choice to capture the high summer heat in action — favorite images include a portrait of Kate Moss with her father and sister (below), glasses-wearing Jeremy Laing being playfully bullied by a bevy of much tanner, much beefier male models, and Laura and Kate Mulleavy trying on vintage couture hats.
According to Danielle Scutt, she, Louise Goldin, Gareth Pugh, and Georgina Chapman got together during the shoot for a performance of George Michael’s “Freedom! ’90”:
Gareth was playing the washboard, Georgina had maracas, and me and Louise had tambourines. Some of us then went back to the hotel and jumped in the pool. When I woke up the next morning, I couldn’t find my trainers or jeans.
Another fun fact: Jason Wu, besides designing his eponymous line, is the creative director and partner of a $5 million company, Integrity Toys Inc., for whom he develops dolls.
Anyway, back to the good stuff — full editorial here (NSFW).
Danielle Scutt's youthful and bold take on clothing has landed her a goldmine: Gwen Stefani, international style icon, is a fan of her designs. In a recent interview with Vogue magazine, Scutt stated, "To have such a fashion icon as Gwen enthused about my clothing is a great boost."
Her use of feminine fabrics and cuts accentuated by rough finishes have stirred a frenzy of excitement in the fashion industry. Danielle Scutt shows no signs of slowing down with her fresh take on clothing. Her clientele base is growing at an exponential rate with a recent security of large orders from a number of unnamed stockists. After showing her first Spring 2008 show, Scutt is focused on creating more exciting clothing along with establishing her business.
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