Fashion Bite: M.I.A. Teams Up With Versace For Capsule Collection

October 7, 2013 § Leave a comment

MIA-x-Versus

M.I.A. is known for her fun fashion choices just as much as she’s known for her music, so it comes as no surprise that the “Come Walk With Me” singer is working on a collaboration with none other than Versace!

The artist is creating a 19-piece capsule collection for Versace’s sister line Versus, that plays as a riff on infamous knockoff Versace pieces that she’s found across the globe – which is a pretty amazing feat seeing how counterfeit clothing pose a serious threat to luxury brands like Versace.

“The theme of counterfeits, of those that produce and sell them has always been part of the culture of M.I.A.,” she said. “When I was contacted by Versace, it seemed a great idea to invert the circle. Versace’s designs have always been copied, now it’s Versace that copies the copies, so those that copy must copy the copies. So this will continue.”

The collection will be made available on October 16, just a few weeks before the artist’s fourth album Matangi drops on November 5.

Check out a few teaser photos after the jump! « Read the rest of this entry »

Fashion Bite: Christopher Kane Parts Ways With Versus

November 19, 2012 § Leave a comment

Christopher Kane & Donatella Versace at Versus Spring 2013 show

After the shocking news of Nicolas Ghesquière leaving Balenciaga, rumours sprung that Christopher Kane will be taking the creative director’s place. While this hasn’t been confirmed yet, the pot continues to stir as the Scottish designer is now parting ways with Donatella Versace’s line Versus.

The house of Versace announced the news today, also stating that Donatella Versace will regain creative control of the brand.  Style.com writes:

Rather than remain a traditional fashion collection shown on the runway in Milan, it will transition to become a series of capsules and limited-editions, shown during special events wherever and whenever the spirit may strike. The first will take place in New York this Spring. An e-commerce store for Versus is also in the offing for next year.

The designer said today in a statement that, “the time has come to dedicate all my focus to the future of the Christopher Kane label.” Kane has been the creative director for Versus since 2009.

[Source: Style.com]

Photo Courtesy of: Style.com

Fashion’s Spring 2012 Ad Campaigns Are Here!

December 28, 2011 § 1 Comment

Spring 2012’s ad campaigns from fashion’s leading heavyweights have arrived! After perusing through a majority of them, I picked out some of my favorite ads for the upcoming season.

Check out my picks below!

Prada S/S 2012 by Steven Meisel

Versace S/S 2012 by Mert & Marcus

Givenchy S/S 2012 by Mert & Marcus

Dolce & Gabbana S/S 2012by Giampaolo Sgura

What are your favorite Spring 2012 ad campaigns?

All Photos Courtesy of: WWD

Fashion Preview – Versace For H&M 2012 Cruise Collection

December 14, 2011 § 1 Comment

After a successful collaboration with H&M, luxury house Versace is back with another collection! The 2012 Cruise collection will be available on January 19.

The 38-item collection will only be available online at hm.com in Sweden, the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway and Denmark. Since the online market won’t launch in the U.S. until Fall 2012, our best bet to get our hands on this collection is eBay.

The collection is filled with summery pastels and juicy prints – definitely suited for your inner girly-girl!

Check out some pieces below:

Click here to view the full collection

[Source: Fashionologie]

Versace For H&M Collection Debuts in NYC!

November 9, 2011 § 1 Comment

Last night, NYC’s Pier 57 brought out the best in fashion as editors, designers, celebrities, models and socialites alike gathered for the highly anticipated debut of Donatella Versace’s collaboration collection with H&M.

The night began with a runway show, where the aura of the late Gianni Versace could be felt as wild prints, sexy cutouts and bad-ass spikes strutted down the bare runway. I viewed the collection’s lookbook online and was absolutely stunned then. But to see the vibrant colors and sultry silhouettes in motion was otherworldly!

After the show, Donatella motioned the guests to join her in the green “disco theatre” where Nicki Minaj and Prince put on some explosive and fun performances! Around midnight, the curtains went up and shoppers got the chance to finally purchase the Versace x H&M collection.

Check out some of my favorite highlights below:

Allegra & Donatella Versace

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Milan Spring ’12 Fashion Week: My Top 5!

September 28, 2011 § 1 Comment

Milan Fashion week ended yesterday, and what a hit it was! The collections shown at MFW instantly wiped out anyone’s thoughts on NYFW! These collections were strong, sexy and very Italian. I’ve never respected a fashion week in such a long time; the clothes were that impeccable. The city surprised me with amazing collections from brands that I usually don’t like; I loved that unexpectedness! I’m happy to know that Milan has still got it when it comes to fashion. If Milan was like this, I cannot wait to see what Paris has in store this season. The collections were so strong in fact, that I couldn’t choose just four favorites.

I present to you my top FIVE Spring ’12 collections from Milan Fashion Week:

5. Versus

I’ve always been a fan of UK designer Christopher Kane, so when he collaborated with Donatella Versace for her classic Versus label a few seasons back I was beyond ecstatic. Kane has blossomed this label into something fun, daring, and very sexy. I especially loved his take on sportswear for this season’s runway show! The pastel palette of the collections makes the idea of sportswear lighter and more fun. The colors may be girly, but the cuts and silhouettes of the dresses and pieces are very edgy and suggestive. That juxtaposition is mastered well in this collection.

I like that Kane took the basic idea of basketball players and cheerleaders and make it fashionable yet still wearable. The slashes on the chest of the dresses is very classic Versus; it was nice to see Kane embed those details into this collection and still make it modern. I would kill to have those shoes in my closet; they’re so fun! I also have a strong feeling that I will be seeing these mini dresses on many of editors for the next season!

Click here for the full collection

4. Prada

Miuccia Prada’s eponymous label is always a hit or miss for me; her odd designs and off-kilter patterns are usually a miss. But with this Spring ’12 collection, I surprisingly adored the clothes I saw! The influence of this collection was Italy in the 1950s, interpreted through the eyes of Prada. She took two things that men love (sultry women and race cars) and made a fabulous collection out of it. Who else put Prada could pull that off?

The outfits are very referential, but the bright colors and quirky prints bring those classic silhouettes back into this era. My favorite looks of this collections are the ones with the high-waisted skirt and mini bandeau top; it is sexy without being too over the top. Prada managed to keep her distinct aesthetic but still make beautiful clothes; I just hope she can keep that up for the next fall season.

Click here for the full collection

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