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British designers Sir Paul Smith and Julien MacDonald have very different holiday decorating styles. According to WWD, Smith goes for a natural tree with just a few fairy lights and threatens to "tie and gag" the grandchildren if they add in any clashing colors. MacDonald, on the other hand, believes in a more festive look.
“I like to go for a camp tree, which I decorate with shells covered in glitter and fish dressed as drag queens with top hats and wigs," he told reporters at Tiffany's annual holiday party in London.
Cheap Monday is releasing a limited edition pair of jeans with the help of Barneys--the jeans, and their "Increase The Peace" insignia, will be sold only tomorrow, on election day, at the Barneys stores. We're guessing a lot of people will 'swing by' after casting their vote, no one gets a free twenty-minute break from work without bending the rules a little bit.
Adidas is launching a sportswear line (as in American clothing not running gear) this Fall 09 called SLVR. The collection will be launched during New York Fashion Week in February complete with a fashion show and retail space opening. A few weeks later the same thing will occur during Paris Fashion Week, and, after that, the subsequent roll out of other stores and wholesale accounts.
Designer Matthew Williamson is set to relaunch his diffusion line for British retailer Debenhams, after a two year hiatus from his post there. Julien Macdonald and Jasper Conran currently design diffusion lines for the high street retailer as well.
Fortunately, in New York, not everyone at the glossies is losing their jobs. Here's the official record of those who haven't.
When there's salt, there's pepper. Hot and cold. Light and dark. You catch my drift. In fashion, we are always presented with another side of the coin. If Ice Ice Baby isn't your tune, try watching Tales From the Dark Side.
Some of these designers always cater to the dark lords of fashion — London's Gareth Pugh, Givenchy's Ricardo Tisci. A few just felt like dipping in murky waters for Fall: Julien Macdonald's dark glam rockin' looks and Gucci's fabulous folky getups. Meanwhile, Alexander Wang is proving to be the connoisseur of downtown (dis)taste. But no one told a tall tale like Ann Demeulemeester and her posh tatterdemalions (left).
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