After swirling rumors, it has been confirmed that Erin Wasson will no longer be designing for RVCA. Wipe that tear off your face because she still has her other line, Low Luv. For Fall '10, her final design collaboration, you'll find more signature grungy cool pieces, including a white long-sleeve maxidress, skinny jeans, loose-fitting sweaters, and off-shoulder tees. Proceed to check out a few items from Erin Wasson's final collection for RVCA.
>> Erin Wasson never has a problem finding something to say — she recently told the Independent UK of her day job: "I've always been a girl with a massive opinion. I want to be in the know. Your typical model maybe shows up and is happy to be manipulated and is happy to ask no questions, and I'm quite the opposite. I'm really particular about wanting to know the essence and spirit of a situation that I'm in."
Perhaps that particularity and distinct point of view is part of what lead her to start designing in collaboration with RVCA. Last season, she went big, showing the collection at New York Fashion Week's Bryant Park Tents, but for Fall 2010, it sounds like she's going for an off-site location. Style.com reports: "We hear Erin Wasson is trading in the Tents for Fall '10 in favor of an ethnic-rug catwalk at ABC Home. Still planning live band though.."
>> Erin Wasson, who dropped by Charlotte Ronson just hours before her own RVCA show, brought the party to the Tents with a little live performance by Gang Gang Dance while a movie shot in the California desert played above them on a big screen, reflecting the show's inspiration. Behati Prinsloo and boyfriend Jamie Strachan were front row, as were Bruce Willis and his wife Emma Heming; the runway for Erin's first catwalk show got underway fashionably late — almost an hour after the scheduled time.
She told the Huffington Post of her move from presentation to the biggest Tent: "I was given a wonderful opportunity to be here. I did have doubts though. Was it too much too soon? Who am I to think that I belong here? It was very humbling. It was a very hard decision to make but when life hands me an opportunity I'm always up for the challenge. Go big, and go home!" As for her appearance as a party girl in Sofia Coppola's upcoming movie Somewhere: "[It's] half a second. If you blink you're going to miss me. I have no speaking lines."
>> Frankie Rayder to Walk Alexander Wang; Erin Wasson's Mysterious A-List Guest, Musical Act — Alexander Wang is known to bring familiar model faces back into the runway mix for his show, and this season, rumors are going around that Frankie Rayder — who walked Michael Kors last season — will do his catwalk; her sister, Missy Rayder, recently posed for Wang's lookbook. Style.com promises that Erin Wasson's RVCA show tomorrow, too, will be "memorable . . . for reasons we mostly cannot elaborate" — she has a mysterious band playing and a mysterious A-List guest attending. [Style File, Style File]
>> Erin Wasson is bringing her first runway show at Bryant Park's biggest Tent venue to 1,100 guests — about twice the number that former collaborator Alexander Wang is expecting.
The show, which is for both her RVCA line and her Low Luv jewelry collection, is set for Friday, Sept. 12 at 8 pm and will feature both a multi-media installation and a "special musical guest to play live on the catwalk" — no further clues available yet on the latter. Of the move to a primetime venue, Wasson said she is "humbled and honored":
“I’ve spent hours at those Tents as a model, working with some of the icons of American fashion. And meanwhile, I’ve only been doing this design thing for a few seasons — Spring ’10 is season three — and it’s kind of insane to think that I’m getting to show on that same stage."It's "too predictable" to show "in, like, an abandoned warehouse" »
Spring 2010 New York Fashion Week: Ralph Lauren Expands to Three Shows; Two Designers Dare to Overlap with Fashion's Night Out
>> New York Fashion Week is still over a month away, but Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week just released its official calendar today and the Fashion Calendar — which shows all of the shows not included in the Bryant Park festivities — has appeared online, so we can get an idea of what will be going down in that crazy time period between Sept. 9 and Sept. 17.
Despite the industry's economic doldrums, a few designers are adding an extra show for Spring 2010 — Ralph Lauren is upgrading from two showings to three in his usual morning-of-the-last-day spot; Phillip Lim is following in close friend Richard Chai's footsteps, doing a two separate shows this season, one for men's and one for women's, rather than combining them like he usually does; and Thom Browne, who chose to show his Fall 2009 collection in Florence instead of at New York Fashion Week, is back on the schedule with not one but two shows.
>> Erin Wasson Showing Bigger for Spring 2010 at Barneys' Behest —Erin Wasson says that she's expanding from her typical informal Erin Wasson for RVCA presentation to the Bryant Park Tents for Spring 2010 because Barneys did so well with the collection that it asked her to expand; the forthcoming larger collection, inspired by her pit bull, Cream, and "sunset," will be in conjunction with her jewelry line, Low Luv. As for personal progress, she just bought a house in Austin, Texas, and is wearing a tiny diamond band on her ring finger, of which she will only say: "I have a lot of love in my life. That’s the important thing." [Times UK]
>> Erin Wasson to Show in Tents for Spring 2010 —It pays to be the longtime face of Maybelline: the cosmetics company just signed on to be Bryant Park's official cosmetic sponsor for two years and is taking Erin Wasson with them. Erin, who for the past two seasons has done more informal presentations, said back in March that her Spring 2010 collection is inspired by her pit bull, Cream. [WWD]
Check it: there's a fine line between looking casual and casual cool. If it weren't for Kate Bosworth's denim vest by Current & Elliot, her gray tee would fall flat; pairing it with this essential piece pulls everything together in a snap. Pretty cool, huh? I like to wear my denim vests with frocks and billowy tops for a sweet, Bohemian vibe, but if that's not your thing, try it with a tank or simple tee, a la Bossie. However you do it, I guarantee hotness.
If you heart statement tees, check out this Erin Wasson For RVCA Righteousness Is Preferred Tank ($60). The message certainly mirrors the model/designer's nonchalant attitude but it's a little too pushy for my taste. But that's just me. Would you rock this?