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April 14, 2014

Video interview: Alexander Wang on his collaboration with H&M, at the Coachella Music Festival

Lucire staff/22.39


Above H&M’s Margareta van den Bosch and New York designer Alexander Wang.

Alexander Wang (王性仁) is the next designer to collaborate with Hennes & Mauritz, with the announcement made on Saturday at the Coachella Music Festival in Palm Springs, Calif. Online above is video footage from the event, featuring interviews with Wang, Kate Bosworth and Emmy Rossum, along with highlights from the party.
   Wang is the first American to collaborate with H&M in a series that began in 2004, and has seen team-ups with Karl Lagerfeld, Comme Des Garçons, Sonia Rykiel, Roberto Cavalli. Stella McCartney, and Viktor & Rolf. The collaboration will be called Alexander Wang × H&M.
   A beaming Wang says, ‘It’s such an honour. H&M is a brand with so much creativity and they’ve done something so different with these collaborations, and I am so excited to be a part of it with the 10th year anniversary and also be the first American brand that they have collaborated with. It’s really exciting and we have a lot of stuff that’s going to be new for the collaboration that I’m just really excited to reveal in November.’
   In his release, he notes, ‘I am honoured to be a part of H&M’s designer collaborations. The work with their team is an exciting, fun process. They are very open to push boundaries and to set a platform for creativity. This will be a great way for a wider audience to experience elements of the Alexander Wang brand and lifestyle.’
   Bosworth says, ‘I’m so excited for Alex. I’ve known him for such a long time and been an admirer for just as long, and I just live seeing all the success at the moment. H&M is such an accessible label and there is something so inspirational obviously about Alex, and I’m really excited to see what he brings to the brand.’
   Rossum adds, ‘Because I love Alex and I’ve been waiting for so so long for him to ask me to do anything 
 I was happy that I could do something in advance so I could finally wear something of his. I think it’s awesome [he] is doing something for H&M and making it more accessible.’
   Wang’s label was launched in the 2007 and known for its contrasts. The Alexander Wang × H&M collection will have womenswear and menswear, and the Swedish retailer says he will ‘propose a new take on the lifestyle product offering that goes beyond fashion.’
   Margareta van den Bosch, H&M’s creative adviser, says, ‘Alexander Wang is one of the most important voices in fashion today. He understands exactly what people want to wear and does it with an energy and passion that’s infectious. It feels incredible to be collaborating with him this year.’
   The collection will be available in 250 H&M stores worldwide and online, from November 6.

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March 17, 2014

Designer L’Wren Scott, 49, found hanged in apartment—death treated as suicide

Lucire staff/18.03


Above Mick Jagger and L’Wren Scott pictured last November.

Fashion designer L’Wren Scott, 49, has been found dead in her Manhattan apartment, with her death being treated as suicide by New York police.
   Scott was found hanged by her assistant, whom she had texted earlier in the day to go to the apartment, at 10 a.m. EDT.
   No suicide note was found, according to police, whose investigations continue.
   Her company was in millions of pounds of debt. The firm, LS Fashion Ltd., had a loss of ÂŁ3·5 million, and it had been run at a loss for several years before. Some ÂŁ4·6 million was owed to creditors, with ÂŁ1 million due within a year. LS Fashion Ltd. had ÂŁ1·1 million of assets.
   Scott’s autumn–winter 2014–15 show at London Fashion Week had been cancelled. Late last year, Scott launched a line in collaboration with Banana Republic.
   She was born Luanna Bambrough in Utah. Having reached 6 ft in height by age 12, she learned to make her own clothes as she struggled to find anything that fitted her. She modelled in Paris before heading to Los Angeles to become a stylist and costume designer. Her label started in 2006.
   Her designs were a favourite of this publication, and US First Lady Michelle Obama, and celebrities such as Angelina Jolie, Amy Adams, PenĂ©lope Cruz and Christina Hendricks were among her fans.
   A spokesman for the British Fashion Council said, ‘We are deeply saddened at the news of L’Wren Scott’s tragic death.
   â€˜She was an iconic woman who inspired so many, and a designer whose contributions to the fashion industry were both extraordinary and unique.
   â€˜She will leave behind an exceptional legacy, however we are so incredibly proud to have had her in our midst.’
   She was the long-term girlfriend of the Rolling Stones’ Sir Mick Jagger. They had been together for nearly 13 years and Jagger had spoken about her fashion collections in the past.
   Jagger had arrived in Australia for the Rolling Stones’ tour there, which may be cancelled.
   Bianca Jagger, Sir Mick’s ex-wife, led tributes, saying, ‘Heartbroken to learn of the loss of the lovely and talented L’Wren Scott. My thoughts and prayers are with her family. May she rest in peace.’
   Supermodel Naomi Campbell wrote on WhoSay: ‘I am deeply shocked and devastated by the news. L’Wren was someone I knew since I was 17. We travelled the world together many times. L’Wren was someone I always loved. She was the epitome of elegance and femininity yet still had a girlish quality. I will miss her honesty and I will miss her friendship. My heart goes out to Mick and all who loved her and were loved by her. May she Rest in Peace.’
   Actress Nicole Kidman issued a statement, reading, ‘Nicole and L’Wren were close friends for 25 years. She is heartbroken and in shock right now, and unable to say anything.’

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February 28, 2014

The Royal New Zealand Ballet’s triple treat in New York

Lola Saab/23.47


Evan Li

Above The Royal New Zealand Ballet’s Gillian Murphy and Qi Huan.

Martha Graham once said, ‘Dance is the hidden language of the soul.’ The famous American modern dancer and choreographer’s perspective of dance lives on, especially when watching immensely passionate dancers take centre stage. They rely on their bodies to tell a story, disregarding the use of words, to articulate a tale. Sir Jon Trimmer, a New Zealand ballet dancer, has expressed himself on stage since the age of 12. Numerous other talented ballerinas continue to convey their talent and flair for people to enjoy, capturing the mind, body and everlasting spirit.
   The Royal New Zealand Ballet came together in 1953 thanks to Royal Danish Ballet principal dancer, Paul Gnatt. After more than two decades, the Royal New Zealand Ballet came back to North America to provide viewers with a graceful treat. From Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, to Minneapolis and New York, they brought such elegance to the stage under Artistic Director, Ethan Stiefel. The bright lights glimmered on the Royal New Zealand Ballet at the Joyce Theater in Chelsea in New York City. February 12, 2014 marked its New York dĂ©but, presenting a brilliantly unforgettable evening with a three-part performance, providing everyone with their personal coup de cƓur. Each dancer shared a beautiful story with their powerful body movements, elegant hand gestures and expressive faces that induced smiles, curiosity and engagement from one spectator to the next. They demonstrated their aptitude in various ballet techniques without simply focusing on the classics. Dancers included Qi Huan, who joined the Royal New Zealand Ballet in 2005, and Gillian Murphy, the guest principal dancer. They had both starred in the Royal New Zealand Ballet’s 2012 production of Giselle, which was co-produced by Stiefel and Johan Kobborg, moving with nobility and charm.
   The first feature, entitled 28 Variations on a Theme by Paganini (2005), was choreographed by Benjamin Millepied with traditional ballet movements flowing to music by the famous pianist and composer, Johannes Brahms. The classic rhythm and serene atmosphere expressed a sense of tranquillity as the male and female dancers flowed to the tempo moving away from the simple pirouettes and ever-so tender plies, but setting the scene with sudden runs and swift leaps. The prospect brought a bit of the traditional steps into the 21st century, embracing classical dancing methods. Females wore luminous hues, adding a dab of colour reflected from the light that shone from the single chandelier, a solo feature focusing its radiant glow on every dancer’s stride.
   The next scene presented Of Days by New Zealand native Andrew Simmons, a choreographer, designer and former Royal New Zealand Ballet member. The piece, created in 2013, was flawless and stunning to watch. Silent interludes created spectacular tension, waiting for the next move to follow. Mirroring effects brought an extravagant image to the eye, as a result considerably flamboyant expressions came to life. Various international composers were on the playlist including Ludovico Einaudi, Olafur Arnalds and Dustin O’Halloran, expanding the options of music and allowing each personality to reveal their inner talents. Simmons’ work left spectators mesmerized.
   From Brahm’s classically traditional piano skills to percussionist Yim Hok-Man’s expressive Chinese drums pulsating through the speakers, there is a sudden transition as audience members are left to admire the dancers’ extraordinary skill in Banderillero. According to each gesture, dancers fight for their lives as a bullfighter would fight for his. The drums acted like a pounding heart frightened of the unknown outcome, expressing a sense of sheer excitement. Choreographed by Venezuelan choreographer, Javier de Frutos, the spectacular Spanish bullfight had the venue yearn for an encore as the dancers were given a well deserved standing ovation for their intense speed, incredible ability and impressive performance.
   The Royal New Zealand Ballet left audiences with an exceptionally marvellous treat. As they continue their international tour to the United Kingdom and Ireland in 2015, New York anxiously waits for their return.—Lola Saab, Paris Editor

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February 13, 2014

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York, fall–winter 2014–15, day seven videos

Lucire staff/12.18


Betsey Johnson

From day seven of New York Fashion Week’s fall–winter 2014–15 collections are Nanette Lepore, Michael Kors, Kaufmanfranco, Lie Sang Bong, Bibhu Mohapatra, Betsey Johnson, Donna Karan, Zang Toi and Anna Sui.
   Day eight coverage, which begins on our live player at 11 a.m. EST, features Hernan Lander, Rachel Zoe, J. Mendel, and the FTL Moda & Art Hearts Fashion show presented by the Aids Healthcare Foundation, which will conclude the week.
   Doug Rimington and Sarah Beresford will cover London Fashion Week, and Paris editor Lola Saab will return home to cover her city. An end-of-week wrap-up from Lola Saab, features’ editor Maitland Waters, and photographer Stephen Ciuccoli will follow in Lucire.

Nanette Lepore

Michael Kors

Kaufmanfranco

Lie Sang Bong

Bibhu Mohapatra

Betsey Johnson

Donna Karan

Zang Toi

Anna Sui

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February 12, 2014

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York, fall–winter 2014–15, day six videos

Lucire staff/14.07

Our day six coverage from New York Fashion Week’s fall 2014 collections features videos from Badgley Mischka, Tory Burch, Jenny Packham, Tommy Hilfiger, Libertine, Concept Korea, the Art Institute of New York, Skingraft and Naeem Khan.
   Highlights of day six included Pamella Roland, Diesel Black Gold, Libertine, Naeem Khan and Skingraft—as we’re filing this report later than usual due to additional events after the shows, we’ll include more of today’s proceedings in our wrap-up.
   You can catch day seven’s coverage via our live player. It’s set to be a huge day, commencing with Bibhu Mohapatra at 9 a.m. EST, followed by Michael Kors, Nanette Lepore, Liesang Bong, Kaufmanfranco, Betsey Johnson, Clover Canyon, Anna Sui, Zang Toi, and Michael America.

Badgley Mischka

Tory Burch

Jenny Packham

Tommy Hilfiger

Libertine

Concept Korea

The Art Institute of New York

Skingraft

Naeem Khan

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February 11, 2014

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York, fall–winter 2014–15, day ïŹve videos

Lucire staff/12.50

We had an enjoyable day five at New York Fashion Week’s fall 2014 shows—a day which would have to be the most glamorous out of them all so far. Below are videos from Mathieu Mirano, Noon by Noor, Dennis Basso, Carolina Herrera, Milly by Michelle Smith, Brian Lichtenberg, Angel Sanchez, Alon LivnĂ©, Katya Leonovich, and Reem Acra. WGSN’s Sue Evans weighs in in the final video on fall trends.
   A day five highlight, for us, was Zac Posen. We’ve covered Posen since he began showing at New York Fashion Week, and his fall–winter 2014–15 vision demonstrates just why he is a master of red-carpet looks. Here is a designer who understands that the beauty is in the details and the cuts, not showering us with multiple inspirations; and the cocktail dresses and evening gowns, with tangerine, ruby and forest green brightening the catwalks. Donna Karan celebrated her 30th anniversary in style with glamorous gowns, too; but it was low cuts and high splits that marked out her sexy vision for fall.
   Reem Acra built the glamour quotient for Monday, too, with column dresses and embroidery pointing in a lighter direction. Mathieu Mirano blended the ideas of motorcycle gangs with the crown jewels, and it was his use of leather on bodices and jackets that we loved, especially since he pulled off an elegant style with his designs. Sequins, furs, fringes and pencil skirts—Mirano was spot-on with his fall collection.
   Noon by Noor’s Shaikha Noor Al Khalifa and Shaikha Haya Al Khalifa were inspired by crystals and minerals, expressed with geometric patterns, prints and embellishments, with a colour palette that included a pale blue–grey, purple and yellow. Angel Sanchez went with minimalism and transparency, in an edgy collection he called Dark Innocence. Dennis Basso had a rich collection with voluminous skirts, sequins and fur coats, and that richness extended to royal colours—blues, emeralds and purples among them. Milly by Michelle Smith had a ballet inspiration, using layers to good effect, along with furs, tulle and fringes.
   Katya Leonovich showed a collection that felt “21st century” in an almost retrofuturistic way. Asymmetry and geometry, along with metallic fabrics, were key themes, but executed with an eye on the 1960s and Edie Sedgwick. Alon LivnĂ© went back to art-dĂ©co and Art Nouveau, and showed both simple, beautifully cut gowns as well as fringes and beading, a nod to the 2014 trends.
   Carolina Herrera’s fall–winter 2014–15 collection used geometry and impactful graphics, along with beautiful silks and cashmere. We loved her gowns and sumptuous coats, and this had to be one of the most balanced collections with the right mix of restraint (thanks to the cuts and Herrera’s understanding of elegance) and embellishment (embroidery, pleating and prints).
   Day six features J. Crew (beginning at 9.30 a.m. EST), followed by Badgley Mischka, Libertine, Naeem Khan, Concept Korea and Pamella Roland at 6 p.m. You can catch these on our live player.

Mathieu Mirano

Noon by Noor

Dennis Basso

Carolina Herrera

Milly by Michelle Smith

Brian Lichtenberg

Angel Sanchez

Alon Livné

Katya Leonovich

Reem Acra

WGSN’s Sue Evans on fall trends

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February 10, 2014

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York, fall–winter 2014–15, day four videos

Lucire staff/9.46

After day four at the New York Fashion Week fall–winter 2014–15 collections, we have videos from David Tlale, Katya Zol, Lela Rose, Custo Barcelona, Parkchoonmoo, Georgine, Vivienne Tam, DKNY and Meskita. Today (day five), we’ll follow Mathieu Mirano, Caroline Herrera, Noon by Noor, Angel Sanchez, Dennis Basso, Milly by Michelle Smith, Katya Leonovichii and Reem Acra, which you can catch on our live player beginning at 9 a.m. EST.
   This was the day of brighter colours and more upbeat moods, if days one through three were about black and grey. Then again, this was also the day of Custo Barcelona, whose shows—ever since we began covering them for the fall 1999 season—have been happy affairs, along with Betsey Johnson’s. In Custo’s case, it has been Custo Dalmau’s willingness to inject colour and vibrancy into each collection without proceedings becoming stale, and fall 2014 is no exception. There were more furs and layering returned in a big way, which points to greater volumes coming into play for the season.
   But Lela Rose and Meskita were happy to depart from black, too, with gold, magenta and silks for the former, and Alessandra Meskita went away from earthy tones for more royal blues, burgundies, pinks and icy whites. Katya Zol also made good use of icy shades, as well as some seemingly comfortable leather trousers, while her models had a single line of gold down the centre of their faces. Parkchoonmoo was all about boldness, enjoyable geometric prints and glitter—and did so in refined fashion. Prints were also the order of the day at Czar by Cesar Galindo. Georgine went for luxury, with furs and silks, along with a helping of prints; and South African-born David Tlale, too, delivered elegant, refined and flowing looks with silk and gold ornamentation lifting his designs further.
   Vivienne Tam, meanwhile, derived her digital print design from inspiration from cave murals in Dunhuang, China. The prints were exquisite and detailed, and Tam managed to bring elements of her Chinese culture into the collection in a way that has cross-cultural appeal.
   The colour accolade, however, falls not with Custo on day four, surprisingly, but Diane von Furstenberg, with reds and cobalt blues lifting black and gold geometric prints as the designer also celebrated the 40th anniversary of her wrap dress. Her collection, cheekily entitled Bohemian Wrapsody, is about ‘A glamorous vagabond, she is on the run with her dreams and color.’ And that’s definitely, in the words of our Anna Deans, a wrap.

David Tlale

Katya Zol

Lela Rose

Custo Barcelona

Parkchoonmoo

Georgine

Vivienne Tam

DKNY

Meskita

Czar by Cesar Galindo

At the Pavilion

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February 9, 2014

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York, fall–winter 2014–15, day three videos

Lucire staff/8.17

Our day three videos from New York Fashion Week fall–winter 2014–15 are up, from Ruffian, HervĂ© LĂ©ger by Max Azria, Lacoste, Adeam, Mara Hoffman, Monique Lhuillier, Jill Stuart, Koonhor, IvĂĄn Aguilar, and the Asia Fashion Collection, while we also feature “studio stops” at Ruffian, Vivienne Tam (who shows tomorrow), and Bibhu Mohapatra.
   Ruffian was an enjoyable and upbeat way to kick off day three, with rich fabrics and florals, though keeping with the fall trend of blacks as the base colour. HervĂ© LĂ©ger by Max Azria similarly had a black base but contrasted with beading and trim, including ‘cage corsets’, an update of the label’s bandage dresses. Feathers and fur were used generously, along with shredded hems. IvĂĄn Aguilar gave day three an upbeat Brazilian vibe with his first collection in New York with something more sexy, revelling in volume with large collars and sleeves, and beige replaced black in a welcome way. Jill Stuart also played with volumes, with coats and maxi capes contrasting with mini-dresses—definitely a highlight of Saturday’s shows.
   Kati Stern of Venexiana gave lovely, glamorous gowns, with her usual sumptuous fabrics, forecasting a figure-hugging fall on the world’s red carpets. Monique Lhuillier also forecasted a narrower silhouette with some frills as distractions, though by the second half of her show the theme was wide, flowing gowns and with prints and lace. We loved it. If there was a collection that deserved the adjective beautiful on day three, then it was Mara Hoffman’s: Moroccan-inspired prints and exquisite beading, with jacquard and silk, and richly embellished maxi-dresses. Adeam’s effect was lighter: designer Hanako Maeda went for powdery shades and lighter greys for her frocks, in a collection inspired by Yasunari Kawabata’s 1935 love story Yukiguni (é›Șć›œ, translated to Snow Country). Lacoste had a relaxed style and its blacks and dark blues were offset, too, by beiges and greys, in Portuguese designer Felipe Oliveira Baptista’s collection, inspired by a visit to Chantaco. South Korean-born Son Jung Wan was also happy to go against black with dark blues and golds, also putting volume to good use.
   The Asia Fashion Collection incubator, supported by Vantan and Parco, brought together designers from the orient, with a selection by the Taiwan Textile Federation and Hong Kong Trade Development Council, and students from the Vantan Design Institute. There was everything from old-school glamour to boho chic, and gowns to microskirts, while music went from instrumental to French to highlight the international flavour of this catwalk show.
   Day four begins at 11 a.m. EST with Lela Rose, which you can catch on our live player. Also on the schedule for Sunday are David Tlale, Katya Zol, Custo Barcelona, Park Choo Moo, Vivienne Tam, Georgine, and Meskita.

Ruffian

Vivienne Tam

Bibhu Mohapatra

Hervé Léger by Max Azria

Lacoste

Adeam

Mara Hoffman

Monique Lhuillier

Jill Stuart

Koonhor

Ivan Aguilar

Asia Fashion Collection

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