>> Another season, another London Fashion Week down. But which six collections do we see sticking in our minds for the ages? Cue slideshow.
>> The second annual BFC/Vogue Fashion Fund shortlist was released late last week, and among the nominees this year: Christopher Kane, Richard Nicoll, Jonathan Saunders, Charlotte Olympia, E. Tautz, Nicholas Kirkwood, Osman Yousefzada, and Peter Pilotto. The winner — last year, it was Erdem Moralioglu — takes £200,000 in prize money, whereas the runners-up are each assigned a mentor. Richard Nicoll and Christopher Kane are repeat nominees. [Vogue UK, Vogue UK]
>> Jonathan Saunders, who is no longer designing for Pollini, is now pairing with Escada Sport, and he is on board to create a Resort 2012 capsule collection, consisting of 20 pieces over all product groups, including leather accessories. The collection is expected to hit stores next November. [WWD]
Five years ago, Target started collaborating with some of the industry's best — now it's celebrating Target Go International with a fabulous 34-piece collection created by 17 previously featured designers. Luella Bartley, Tara Jarmon, Paul & Joe, Behnaz Sarafpour, Proenza Schouler, Libertine, Alice Temperley, Erin Fetherston, Jovovich-Hawk, Rogan, Richard Chai, Jonathan Saunders, Thakoon, Tracy Feith, Rodarte, Zac Posen, and Tucker will all contribute fun dresses, available in stores and online March 13 through April 10. While we anxiously wait, here are 10 pieces we hope to see re-created come Spring!
Dresses from Luella Bartley, Rodarte, Proenza Schouler and More Go International Designers to Be Re-Released by Target in March
>> In celebration of its fifth year collaborating with designers, Target will re-release 34 dresses from 17 past Go International participants — to hit most Target stores and online at Target.com on March 13, 2011.
The Go International Designer Collective line, as its being called, will feature signature dresses from the past Target lines of Luella Bartley, Tara Jarmon, Paul & Joe, Behnaz Sarafpour, Proenza Schouler, Libertine, Alice Temperley, Erin Fetherston, Jovovich-Hawk, Rogan, Richard Chai, Jonathan Saunders, Thakoon, Tracy Feith, Rodarte, Zac Posen, and Tucker. Only Patrick Robinson of Gap declined the opportunity to work with Target again, saying he had other commitments. Images of the collection, which will be in stores through April 10, 2011, are expected to be available in February.
>> Alessandra Ambrosio has taken a couple of turns on the Spring 2011 catwalks — the latest was at Giles, where she wore her bread and butter: a bikini. "I wake up and read [show stylist] Katie [Grand]'s message on my phone — 'Are you okay wearing a bikini?'" she told The Cut. "I had to think second thoughts about what I was going to have for breakfast. [But] I'm like, 'I guess.' Because I'm Brazilian and I do Victoria's Secret, it wouldn't be polite to say I'm not okay. As long as it's not a G-string, I'm okay. I'm a mom now: I can't [do G-strings]." See Ambrosio, Jessica Stam, and more doing the backstage thing during London Fashion Week — we've got snaps from Christopher Kane, Erdem, Giles, Mary Katrantzou, Matthew Williamson, Marios Schwab, Mark Fast, Peter Pilotto, Pringle of Scotland, Richard Nicoll, Jonathan Saunders, Topshop Unique, and Vivienne Westwood.
Photos: Greg Kessler
Jonathan Saunders' latest collection for Topshop is available in stores today (and will be online this weekend). His gray, white, and black five piece lineup includes a denim pencil skirt and matching strapless bustier with graphic panels, a black body con dress with subtle a grid design, a sweatshirt, and an oversized white tee.
“My collection for Topshop this season has been inspired by sportswear and workwear, as well as the bold and graphic shapes of the Memphis movement. It’s perfect for urban city dewellers," says Saunders. Check out all the Topshop looks in the gallery below.
Jonathan Saunders will be showing his fall 2010 designer collection in London this February.
Jonathan Saunders is still going strong with his collaboration with Topshop. While his past collections with the retail giant were bright and bold, his latest offerings hit a different note. "My collection for Topshop this season has been inspired by sportswear and workwear, as well as the bold and graphic shapes of the Memphis movement. It’s perfect for urban city dwellers," said Saunders. His new line, debuting Jan. 22, takes on a more minimal approach using geometric shapes and color blocking techniques. The only colors used are black and white, with tricolor denim as the focal point. I like how the '90s-inspired silhouettes are tempered with his iconic modern prints. Keep on to see more from his latest collection!
>> Peter Jensen, Jeremy Scott Coming to New York Fashion Week —Although many designers (including Burberry, Matthew Williamson, and Jonathan Saunders) opted to show in London again for Fall 2010 after returning last season, Peter Jensen, who has historically shown in London, is headed for New York to partake in MAC at Milk Studios' second season. And Jeremy Scott — who showed in London last season and Paris the season before — announced yesterday that he will be returning to New York Fashion Week, also at MAC at Milk, for Fall 2010. [Vogue UK, @ITSJEREMYSCOTT]