You didn't have to jet to London to catch the live action from today's British Fashion Awards. From the prize-winning designers you need to know to Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's surprising legwear and Marc Jacobs's regal proclamation, the festivities unfolded right before our eyes on Twitter this afternoon. See how it all went down, below!
Yesterday, Kate Bosworth proved that one can never have too many outfit changes. She shopped in New York's SoHo neighborhood wearing a chic cream colored leather coat and sweater, both by Topshop, styled over skinny black pants, which she tucked into flat boots (also by Topshop!) and accessorized with a heart-print tote and a pair of Karen Walker frames. She debuted outfit number two — an electric-blue dress and seasonal brown tweed coat — when she arrived at Sirius XM studios. A pair of gray heels, and those same pair of Karen Walker shades complemented her neutral coat, while a blue shoulder bag accented the bold color of her dress. But what day wouldn't be complete without a showstopping red carpet look? Kate celebrated the premiere of Big Sur in a glamorous black gown by Christopher Kane, whose neckline (and waistline!) sparkled with floral embellishments, and a pair of black pumps by Casadei. All of Kate's looks may be perfect, but only one can be your favorite — vote below!
The stars came out in full force to support some of their favorite designers at last night's Fashion Group International Night of Stars.
Miley Cyrus, Karlie Koss, and Kate Upton were on the red carpet, but so were designers Christopher Kane, Alexander Wang, and Angela Missoni. Marc Jacobs and his business partner Robert Duffy won the evening's Superstar Award together.
Cyrus hosted the event, but it was soul legend Aretha Franklin who brought the house down with a performance. "She asked me if I was going to twerk," Cyrus said, "but I didn't know if this was the right audience."
A look at the glittering evening here in the gallery.
With the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalists named and Fashion Group International's Fashion Prize at stake (not to mention the US Woolmark Prize and British Fashion Council NewGen winners already handed out), staying on top of the latest style awards deserves, well, an award! Now with news of The Dorchester Fashion Prize shortlist, the task of keeping up has gotten all the more challenging. Here, a breakdown of all the upcoming titles to keep your eye on and a cheat sheet of the who, what, and when!
Christopher Kane beat some stiff competition from fellow countrymen Jonathan Saunders, Louise Gray, and Holly Fulton last night as he was crowned designer of the year at the Scottish Fashion Awards. The ceremony took place in London for the first time, which made a strange kind of sense given that most of the Scots-born nominees now work out of the capital.
Chanel scooped up the international designer of the year award, which recognizes international brands that have used Scottish fabrics; in this case tartan. Other winners included ever-reliable high street footwear chain Schuh and singer Emeli Sandé, who was voted 2013's Scottish fashion icon. For a full list of the winners, keep on reading
Child star, this Harry Potter actress is not! In her cover story for the latest installment of Net-A-Porter's The Edit, Emma Watson models the eco-friendly designs of Green Carpet Challenge labels including Christopher Kane, Roland Mouret, and Alexander McQueen. Speaking with Livia Firth on the conflict between sustainability and style, the actress admits, "I would love to wear garments that are ethically sourced, but there aren't enough options for me to be able to do that realistically."
Fortunately, the options were plentiful for Emma's sophisticated shoot. And though she looks at ease, don't let her poise fool you: "On the red carpet, I'm usually in so much discomfort — my shoes are uncomfortable, I can't breathe in the dress. I don't compromise like that in my everyday style." And that refreshing confession is just one of the many sides she shows!
If you can believe it, London Fashion Week is almost coming to a close, and we're breaking down some of the best looks from the catwalks in the UK. While there were plenty of understated looks — Erdem, Christopher Kane, and Matthew Williamson got on board — there were plenty of out-there beauty looks, including gothic face paint, antennae buns, and 3D nail art. Plus, Cara Delevingne made her return to the runway in London, showing off the wet-shine look at Mulberry and dusty rose shadow at Burberry.
On Kirbie: Gypsy top, Rachel Zoe blazer
Today is a big day for Christopher Kane. Not only did he show his Spring 2014 collection in London, but he also announced that he's opening his first freestanding store in the British city.
"This is an incredibly exciting time for us," Kane said. "To have our own retail space gives us the chance to showcase our collections and to really express our vision. To open in London first was really important to us as this is where our label was born."
The store will be located on Mount Street in London's Mayfair neighborhood, and the brand says it's expected to open its doors before the end of 2014. The brick-and-mortar location is part of a growth plan that was set in motion early this year when the fashion conglomerate Kering bought a controlling stake in Kane's brand. Eventually, the brand is expected to grow internationally, too.
"This is the first step in a new chapter for the Christopher Kane brand," said the brand's CEO Alexandre de Brettes. "London is a powerful retail center, so our store will become not only a destination for a global consumer but an incredible marketing platform for the brand around the world."
A mirrored runway made reflecting on Christopher Kane's thought-provoking Spring 2014 collection a thrilling task. After all, the high-shine surface was the perfect backdrop for reviewing the many angles of the designer's crystal brooches, iridescent fabrics, and sheer panels.
While there was no shortage of intricate detail to marvel at, peekaboo panels warranted some of the closest inspection. Bold teardrop cutouts punctuated the first half of the show and slowly transitioned to perforated botanical diagrams so detailed they could be confused for a print. Later, when said flowers eventually did transition to prints, the results were ultracool sweatshirts that will definitely find a place in our personal mirrors!