Margherita Missoni lives on a different fashion planet. Imagine having Missoni blood pumping through your veins. No wonder the newly appointed accessory designer for the house dares to go there. There being mixing printed pants with cropped knits. Her silky Missoni zigzag pants are the coolest warm-weather counterpart to her sexy cropped knit tank. Because of the high waist, this crop top forgives, only revealing a smart sliver of skin. We can't all be rendezvousing on the Italian coast right now, but we can emulate this luxe look.
Ready for the third roundup of Cruise '11? In short, it's filled with futuristic, fresh, and fabulous designs by the likes of Zac Posen for Z Spoke, Roberto Cavalli, Balenciaga, Adam Lippes, Michael Kors, the list goes on. This funky bunch has a mix of signature resort pieces like airy rompers and floral frocks, but also carries some nontraditional knits, denim, and black. It's a hodgepodge, but one you'll draw much inspiration from. Here are three looks from completely different designers, yet bonded by shades of green. Enter to witness more standout pieces from the latest collections.
>> It's not often that a designer graces the cover of a magazine, but in celebration of a decade since its launch, 10 magazine wrangled ten "fashion gods" for ten separate covers — each photographed by the lensman of their choice. Helmut Lang sent in a passport photo, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana commissioned Terry Richardson, Vivienne Westwood had Juergen Teller capture her, Ralph Lauren was snapped by Bruce Weber, and Karl Lagerfeld submitted a self-portrait. Alber Elbaz, Azzedine Alaia, Donatella Versace, John Galliano, and Tom Ford round out the rest of the designers featured.
“These are some of the faces that have made our industry and it is an honour to be celebrating them. 10 magazine has a history of celebrating the best creative talent in the world and we are honoured that these icons of fashion agreed to be our cover stars,” said Sophia Neophitou-Apostolou, the magazine's founder and editor-in-chief (who is also creative director and fashion director at Harper's Bazaar UK).
Motorcycle-inspired jackets will always remain a cult classic. They give off just the right amount of bad girl attitude without looking overly boyish. Since leather and suede versions won't do in the warm weather (think hot and sweaty), we're moving over to the light denim moto. This lightweight fabric and cooler hue will undoubtedly be a Spring staple. Wear it with a dress — a la Kate Bosworth in Paul & Joe Sister — for a funky femme vibe, or go total hard-core and pair it with denim skinnies and a pair of need-now heels.
>> Is Martin Margiela Going the Helmut Lang Route? —When Helmut Lang left his eponymous label in 2005, he went on to focus on art projects; in the past few years, he has had a smattering of solo art presentations. It sounds like Martin Margiela, who left his namesake label at the end of last year, may be leaning toward a similar path: he's rumored to be going back to school — art school. [@jcreportglobal]
You've probably already heard of — and already signed up for — Net-a-Porter's $40,000 shopping spree to celebrate its one millionth order. We certainly have. But have you fantasized about what you would buy? I can rarely afford NAP, but it is one of the best online shopping destinations. And $40,000 is a hefty amount! Can you imagine picking out your goodies? I can. I went straight for shoes, bags, jackets, and jewelry, and found myself hovering at $20,000, amazed at my new loves. Then I continued to salivate, and threw in some long-time fascinations (Alexander McQueen's skull scarf, classic black Loub pumps, Missoni bikini). My total came to $39,970 — $30 to spare. I'm spent. Wish me luck!
Natalia Vodianova's spring 2010 campaign for Etam is, of course, gorgeous.
Selima Salaun's Noho boutique hosts a Cutler and Gross pop-up shop through April with over 400 styles from the London-based eyewear label.
Sally Singer fetes Helmut Lang's Nicole and Michael Colovos at the Hotel Chelea in New York.
Annie Leibovitz poses in front of the camera for Louis Vuitton's latest core values campaign.
Louise Goldin is awarded the British Fashion Council's Fashion Forward prize for 2010.
Scarlett Johansson is back as the face of Mango.
Models.com talks male nudity in advertising, working with Nick Knight, and what makes models super with the genius photographer, Sølve Sundsbø.
There's nothing I like more than seeing Sophia Bush step outside the fashion box. Over the weekend, the actress attended The Private Lives of Pippa Lee premiere in NYC looking glam galactic in a long sleeve minidress by Helmut Lang. The abstract powder print is so art nouveau, and I like how she tempered it with sleek suede booties. With a dress like that, you don't need a lot of accessories.
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Jennifer Aniston attended the annual 24 Hour Plays on Broadway alongside Emily Blunt and Eva Mendes. Her head-to-toe black ensemble was basic yet sexy and chic. She wore a leather motorcycle jacket, very similar to this one by Helmut Lang, over a fitted black dress with semi sheer tights and tall suede boots. To finish the look, she added a gold pendant necklace and carried a black leather tote. Shop similar items now!
Kate Moss arrived at the spring 2010 Miu Miu fashion show in Paris earlier this month looking gorgeous in a killer Miuccia Prada-designed leather long sleeve mini dress. Inspired by her supermodel style, we picked our favorite new season leather pieces including a roundup of accessories that complete the tough girl look—chain heels, cropped gloves, a tiny clutch and a wide belt.