Today’s Fashion Headlines: Friday, February 7, 2014

February 7, 2014 • Fashion Blog, Fashion News

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Karl Lagerfeld’s London Opening

The Karl Lagerfeld brand is gearing up to open its first store in the U.K. come March 14, a 2,690-square-foot flagship at 145-147 Regent Street. The Lagerfeld brand’s largest European store to date, will be decked out in the label’s signature decor, which incorporates mirrors, walls of light and black and white design details. The space will carry the Karl Lagerfeld’s men’s and women’s ready-to-wear collections, along with categories such as handbags, leather goods, footwear, eyewear and scarves.

Technology will also play a part in the store, with iPad minis integrated into the display racks so shoppers can view the collection online while in the store, while iPads will act as a digital guest book, on which shoppers can leave notes for Karl Lagerfeld himself. In addition, customers will be able to snap photos of themselves trying on Lagerfeld’s designs via touch screens in the fitting rooms.

WWD Beauty Team Gets Look at NYFW Through Google Glass

Beauty journalism has a new weapon. While covering the backstage action during New York Fashion Week, WWD’s team of reporters will be armed with Google Glass. The $1,500 device, which is now in testing mode and not yet sold at retail, will allow the team to capture videos on the fly and create other interactive content, including GIFs, from behind the scenes. “Through the use of Glass and the Google+ Auto Awesome Photos feature, editors can have a unique way to capture their backstage experience this [NYFW],” said Bette Ann Schlossberg, Google+ Lifestyle partnerships manager. “WWD readers can truly see what the editors are seeing.”

The Couture Council to Honor Carolina Herrera

Carolina Herrera will receive the 2014 Couture Council Award for Artistry of Fashion at the annual benefit luncheon, to take place at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center Sept. 3, kicking off the spring 2015 collections in New York. The lunch is hosted by The Couture Council of The Museum at FIT and chaired by Julie Macklowe and Elizabeth Musmanno.

Valerie Steele, the museum’s director, stated, “Carolina Herrera exemplifies the woman of style who is a very special kind of fashion designer. Like Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel, Carolina Herrera became famous for creating the kind of elegant, beautiful clothes that she herself wears.”

– Selicia Walker

Source & Photo: WWD

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