Today’s Fashion Headlines. August 24, 2012

August 24, 2012 • Fashion Blog, Fashion News

Nars Does An Andy Warhol Collection

Andy Warhol will be available this fall at Nars cosmetic counters. Warhol has been a longtime inspiration to Nars, and the creative director thought it was about time to do a collection.  The holiday collection is split into two offerings. One launched October 1 and is exclusive for Sephora. The other separate lineup for department and specialty stores will launch November 1.

The Sephora collection is an ode to Warhol’s Pop Art and includes many bright colors. The department and specialty store line intends to capture the spirit of Warhol’s Silver Factory. WWD says, It pulls inspiration from downtown, black and white with the edgy energy of the screen tests and color of the silk screens.

Lululemon Suing Calvin Klein

The brand is firing up a lawsuit again the major fashion brand Calvin Klein. According to the Chicago Tribune, Lulu filed suit on August 13 accussing Calvin Klien of copying three of Lululemon’s  patent “Astro” pants. Lawsuits can always be risky, but Calvin Klein has already removed both styles of pants from their website. We are wondering if this case is going to get taken to court, or maybe Lululemon has made its point.

MAC Gears Up for Fashion Week

Twenty years after MAC started backstage at ready-to-wear shows, MAC is determined to conquer Fashion Week 2012. The company is planning on doing this by co-branding events for upcoming rtw fashion shows. John Demsey, group president of the Estee Lauder Cos. Inc. said, “Fashion week has always been an important part of MAC’s DNA – even back when fashion week was basically a trade show – and these initiatives help show why.”

MAC will kick off New York Fashion Week on September 6 with a Fashion’s Night Out performance by Azealia Banks at MAC’s SoHo store. Banks is creating a limited – edition lipstick called Yung Rapunxel, a deep blackened purple. It is available at all New York stores starting September 6. You can also buy it online at MAC starting September 5. MAC is not done hosting parties yet. They will also host a private party on September 8 for Carine Roitfeld’s new magazine, CR, and her 23-piece collection for MAC. MAC has a lot planned for September and Fashion Week.

-Katie Schmitz

Source: WWD & Fashionista
Image: WWD


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