Weekly Round Up
This weeks inspiration...
Raf Simons, creative director of Dior as of April this year has announced his plans to reform the brand. He told Vogue in an interview for the January issue that he wants the company to be wearable on the street and went on to say...
"The Chanel woman? I don't even need to see, I smell her from round the corner, but I don't recognise the Dior woman," he said. "I want to work on that fast. Chanel has the deux-pièces with the pockets, or the bouclé, but what is it for Dior nowadays? I can't say."
A pop-up shop open until the end of the month selling the best of designer clothing at bargain prices has appeared at 70 Lambs Conduit street in London. The shop is seeing great interest and success, with prices ranging from £20 to £500.
Our beloved Topshop is set for a large scale expansion over the coming years, focusing mainly on the US. US business and fashion organisation Leonard Green & partners have secured themselves a 25% stake in the empire which is said to be worth £2 billion.
"Under my family's ownership, we have continued to invest in and grow the Topshop/Topman brands," said Green in a statement. "Having had extensive dialogue over several months, the Board felt that LGP becoming our partner would be extremely beneficial. Their experienced management teams and knowledge of retail in the USA will greatly assist Topshop/Topman with their global expansion."-Sir Philip Green
The appearance of Kanye West and Kim Kardashian on the front row of Stephane Rolland's couture show last season has sparked off some bitchiness within the industry-shocking (not). The designer himself was quick to confirm that nothing had changed...
"Kanye is an authentic artist/By that I mean a well-trained aesthete - his interest in couture and its level of sophistication is no surprise. Kim is a modern icon of mainstream culture. Nothing has changed. The world of luxury, in which couture is a guiding light, has always attracted a diverse range of personalities; age or social status do not change anything."-Stephane Rolland
British model Jourdan dunn is set to star in Rihanna's collaberation campaign with River Island. Love her or hate her, the prospect is an exciting one. Admittedly my doubts are still very much present (in general I find Rihanna tacky and a little embarrassing) but this blue jumpsuit from the collection she was seen sporting offers hope for the range yet...