Diane von Furstenberg For GapKids
Diane von Furstenberg collaborates with Gap again to create a limited-edition collection for GapKids as well as BabyGap. Her designs features vibrant colors like bright yellows, blues and pinks. Furstenberg was inspired by African prints as the collection has a safari-esque theme.
“I actually worked on it personally,” von Furstenberg said of the collection, her second for GapKids. “I had a lot of fun. It’s a limited engagement. People have to rush and go get it.”
The limited-edition line ranges from newborn to age 14 and sadly is for girls only. It will be available in all U.S. Gap stores as well as on gap.com beginning Thursday. That Wednesday, von Furstenberg will be at Gap’s 680 Fifth Avenue location in New York to help customers shop during a private event.
Stella McCartney Named Patron of Designer Competition
Stella McCartney was named the new patron of the competition for emerging designers, Designer for Tomorrow. The competition is sponsored by Peek & Cloppenburg, a German specialty chain store. Marc Jacobs was the last patron of the competition as well as a jury member for the last two years. He was Designer for Tomorrow’s first “big-name” patron.
As a patron, McCartney will have to review applications submitted by hopefuls from all over the Europe and select her top 10 out of that batch. Then she will head over to Berlin in May to review the collections from these designers, and along with the jury she will decide the winner in July during Berlin fashion week.
Berluti Ads Channel Royals
After relaunching as a luxury lifestyle label for men in 2012, Berluti is about to debut its first new-look since the switch. With advertisements featuring Pierre Casiraghi, who is third in line to the throne of Monaco and British actor Jeremy Irons the new ads are sure to make a splash. Alessandro Sartori, a men’s wear designer, will have creative direction, and the campaign will be photographed by Jean-Baptiste Mondino. The ads are expected to be out in May.
“The French firm, founded in Paris in 1895 and now piloted by Antoine Arnault, is ramping up its profile and image as it rolls out a network of some 20 new stores, including locations in New York, Paris, Shanghai and Tokyo.”
The Teachings of Galliano
Disgraced designer John Galliano will be teaching a three-day workshop at Parsons The New School for Design called “Show Me Emotion.” In an email to students it was explained the course will be available to seniors in Parsons’ BFA program, and includes a final critique by Galliano and Dean of Fashion Simon Collins. “We believe that over the past two years Galliano has demonstrated a serious intent to make amends for his past actions, and as part of this workshop . . . students will have the opportunity to engage in a frank conversation with [him] about the challenges and complications of leading a design house,” the school said. Let’s just hope he doesn’t teach fashion in religion.
– Jamie Wilson
Sources: WWD & NYPost
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