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Rodarte: States Of Matter Exhibition Opens At Los Angeles’ MOCA

Rodarte: States Of Matter Exhibition Opens At Los Angeles’ MOCA

Rodarte's Kate and Laura Mulleavy didn't get the recognition they deserved for their work on Black Swan costumes (luckily, Natalie Portman did) at 2011 Oscars. But it's all water under the bridge now that sisters get their first solo exhibition on the West Coast.

The exhibition Rodarte: States Of Matter will present the designers' garments hung from the ceiling - some static, some in motion - as sculptural objects. Of course, the Black Swan ballet costumes designed by Rodarte will be included and so will select pieces from Rodarte’s Spring 2010, Fall 2010, and Fall 2008 collections.

Rodarte: States Of Matter will open to the public today - March 4th - at MOCA Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles.

Hussein Chalayan Fall 2011 “Kaikoku” Collection Film

Hussein Chalayan Fall 2011 “Kaikoku” Collection Film

Kaikoku - "Open society" in Japanese. That is the name of Hussein Chalayan's recent Fall 2011 collection. Besides showing a presentation and creating a look book, the designer also created a film. Whether you can call it a short film is debatable when it comes to fashion films - it's 19 minutes long. A play on models walking the collection in a smokey space, shadows and darkened silhouettes. Some very sharp coats and double breasted jackets live alongside the more deconstructed and asymmetric pieces in this collection, while simple dresses in mute prints complete it.

Formichetti’s Mugler Fall 2011: Lady Gaga Runway Walk And Other Good Things

Formichetti’s Mugler Fall 2011: Lady Gaga Runway Walk And Other Good Things

After much anticipation, buzz and heavy internet promotion, Nicola Formichetti's debut womenswear collection for Mugler Fall 2011 finally happened yesterday. The who-is-who of fashion world was in the front row and many more watching the runway stream live on Mugler's Facebook page. Besides directing it musically, Lady Gaga also walked the runway for two looks - doing her best impersonating a 90's supermodel.

As far as the clothes go, I cannot help but feel a bit disappointed. With so much PR, one would expect the debut collection looks to be ... more. Strong shouldered body-con dresses and rubber bras is not something we haven't seen before - created by Formichetti for Lady Gaga in the past. Some of the pieces, like ...

Rumor: Dolce & Gabbana To End D&G Line

Rumor: Dolce & Gabbana To End D&G Line

It's very possible that the next Spring 2012 D&G collection and runway show could be the last we'll see of the younger Dolce & Gabbana sister line. Although Dolce & Gabbana won't comment on the matter, retailers around the world who stock D&G, while retaining anonymity, say they have it on good confidence that the line is about to be canceled.

Two years ago Dolce & Gabbana gave D&G a makeover - making it more upscale and moving the price point for the line upwards. Since then they feel that the signature line and the younger and more commercial line are stepping on each other's toes. Under one name, one signature label they intend to incorporate some of the D&G commerciality ...

Vena Cava For Uniqlo Collaboration Collection Sneak Peek

Vena Cava For Uniqlo Collaboration Collection Sneak Peek

Not a lot of details are known about the forthcoming Vena Cava For Uniqlo collection. The Vena Cava duo casually mentioned the forthcoming collaboration with Uniqlo during a discussion panel at Fashion Group International a couple of weeks ago.

While no more details or images of Vena Cava For Uniqlo were released by either party since then, Russian Vogue got a few preview images of two dresses and a tank top from the collection, saying that it will reach Moscow stores in April. So it is very much possible that us New Yorkers will get to stand in line for these hot Vena Cava For Uniqlo pieces even before then.

Crystal Renn Models Swimwear In New J.Crew Catalog

Crystal Renn Models Swimwear In New J.Crew Catalog

Crystal Renn seems happy modeling swimwear in the forthcoming J.Crew catalog and looks damn good doing it. Renn already debuted her skinnier self in Zac Posen's Pre-Fall 2011 look book and the more recent Jimmy Choo Spring 2011 ad campaign. People will begin criticizing her for being too skinny in one, two ...

Anja Rubik Dons Neons In Vogue Australia April 2011 “Edge Of Forever” Editorial

Anja Rubik Dons Neons In Vogue Australia April 2011 “Edge Of Forever” Editorial

Anja Rubik was photographed by Max Doyle for a Vogue Australia April 2011 editorial Edge of Forever. In a rather anti-utopian setting, à la Mad Max, stylist Naomi Smith juxtaposes the rawness of a vast deserted plain with nothing but a primitively-made of scraps vehicle in sight with Balenciaga's technological fabrics and Christopher Kane's neons. Edge of Forever has Rubik in Spring 2011 looks by the likes of Chanel, Christopher Kane, Miu Miu, Ann Demeulemeester and Balenciaga.

Amber Heard Is The New Face Of Guess For Fall 2011 Campaign

Amber Heard Is The New Face Of Guess For Fall 2011 Campaign

Amber Heard, the actress who's known for movies like Pineapple Express, Zombieland and the forthcoming The Rum Diary, was just announced as the new face of Guess. Ellen Von Unwerth will photograph her for the Guess Fall 2011 campaign next month in Los Angeles. It will be interesting to see if Von Unwerth continues the 60's vibe that the past couple of Guess campaigns shot by her had. I hope a new brand face will bring new inspiration.

Paul Marciano, Guess' creative director said that Heard "embodies the essence of the true Guess girl with her natural beauty and classic all-American good looks." It's very refreshing to see a fashion brand (you could even call it "mass") using an openly gay ...

Fashion Around The Web: Galliano, Franca Sozzani, Gisele Bündchen, Bow-ties

Fashion Around The Web: Galliano, Franca Sozzani, Gisele Bündchen, Bow-ties

So who will replace John Galliano? [Fashionologie]

Gisele Bündchen in Vogue Turkey March 2011 [FashionCopious]

Franca Sozzani condemns the giggling girls that took advantage of Galliano's drunken state for a video notoriety [Vogue Italia]

Make a statement with these Bow ties made for women [Refinery29]

Designers sketch shoes for Kate Middleton's wedding attire [WWD Footwear]

10 Woven Bags For A Relaxed Look This Summer

10 Woven Bags For A Relaxed Look This Summer

When we think of woven bags, a free-spirited summer comes to mind. And this summer, the designers stepped it up and created some very luxurious and original takes on the trend. The beauty of a well designed woven bag is that you can either match it to a Bohemian day look or dress it up for an effortless summer-y evening look.

On the highest end you have, of course, the classic Bettoga Veneta Intrecciato, but it no longer has to be the classic basket weave. Diane Von Furstenberg offers a woven chain-link leather hobo bag that has a very interesting texture and feel to it and Stella McCartney produced her classic Falabella tote out of chunky woven cotton-blend fabric.

We'll begin with ...