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Visvim Announces Women’s Collection Called WMV

27 March 2013, 11.32 | Posted in Designer news | No comments »

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Designer and founder of Visvim, Hiroki Nakamura, has announced the launch of a women’s collection. Called WMV, it was unveiled at the brand’s Autumn 2013 presentation. Offering a complete collection, it is said to be influenced by fashion looks from the ’60s and ’70s.

Stay tuned to Highsnobette to get first images from Visvim’s WMV line.

Insight: Christian Louboutin At His Home And Studio In Paris

15 January 2013, 15.08 | Posted in Designer news, Shoes | 1 comment »

Christian Louboutin 1 Insight: Christian Louboutin At His Home And Studio In Paris

As we all know many or even most of the interesting designers these days prefer to stay anonymous, trying to express their identity and character through their creations. All the more we are pleased  to see one of the few remaining  giving us an insight into his work and world. The Selby just published a beatuiful spread showing French show designer Christian Louboutin at his house and studio in Paris.

Check out the gallery on the next page for our favorite pic’s and head over to The Selby for the rest of the spread.

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Alexander Wang Campaign Spring 2013

07 January 2013, 20.26 | Posted in Designer news, Models, advertisement | No comments »

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Have a look at one of the ads for Alexander Wang’s campaign for Spring 2013. The image above features Polish model Malgosia Bela, striking an androgynous pose, a favorite look for Wang in general, but also quite popular as a trend in fashion these days.

Wang will continue designing his eponymous label even after he steps into his role as the creative director for Balenciaga, for whom it is rumored he will first present his first runway for the Autumn 2013 shows–exciting stuff!

Jean Paul Gaultier Is Launching Street Wear Line

05 December 2012, 15.29 | Posted in Designer news | 1 comment »

JPG Highsnobette Jean Paul Gaultier Is Launching Street Wear Line
Today, we read about Jean Paul Gaultier planning to launch a street wear line for both men and women. Unfortunately, the launch isn’t set until Spring 2014…but hey, anticipation is the greatest pleasure, right? According to WWD, Gaultier is still sorting out his five-year agreement with licensing company Ittierre SpA, so details on the collection are marginal, but what we know for sure is that the target customer will be a bit younger than the typical JPG shopper, and the price points will be lower.

Be sure that we will keep you posted first!

Alexander Wang Confirmed As Balenciaga Designer

30 November 2012, 14.33 | Posted in Designer news | 2 comments »

AlexanderWang Alexander Wang Confirmed As Balenciaga Designer
After Cathy Horyn’s story yesterday tagging Alexander Wang as the lead candidate to take the helm at Balenciaga, we now have confirmaton via WWD that the 28-year-old Wang has been tapped as the creative director for Balenciaga. He succeeds Nicolas Ghesquière, who is to officially exit the French label today. On the choice, WWD comments:

“The choice of Wang suggests Balenciaga might wish to dial down the elitist, couture-like approach of Ghesquière, and open up to a broader audience with a designer prized for his sportswear approach and youthful energy.”

Wang’s Chinese lineage is significant as well (would he be the first to head a major European label?), and in an interivew with WWD earier in the year he spoke  on the impact of his background:

“In a way, I know there’s an audience that connects with me. How I identify that or what I pinpoint that to, whether it’s because of my background or because I connect with people of my generation in New York or London — that, I don’t know how to explain or quantify.”

Given Ghesquière’s success at reviving Balenciaga and his popularity purely as a designer, Wang as a choice will be questioned and criticized, but having covered him closely over the years he strikes us as the perfect fit–a bright student of fashion, who will understand the importance of paying tribute to Balenciaga’s history with enough creative flair and daring to make it his own. And then, too, the press adore him, and with industry capas Anna Wintour and Diane Von Furstenberg as his fairy godmothers, he is pretty much guaranteed acceptance from the get go.

Pamela Love’s Favorite Brooklyn Spots

29 November 2012, 18.12 | Posted in Designer news | No comments »

pamela1 540x281 Pamela Loves Favorite Brooklyn Spots

There is no denying that Brooklyn is one of the sexiest boroughs in New York.  Manhattan–especially Downtown–has lost most of its edge and spontaneity but, some parts of Brooklyn  still have that special off-beat mix  of coziness, artistic expression, heritage and multi-culturalism that makes it a favorite of those in the know. Pamela Love recently shared some of her favorite spots in Brooklyn like the Brooklyn Flea on Lafayette with Nylon magazine:

“I spend my summer weekends here. I’ve found so many great pairs of vintage boots and motorcycle jackets. I’m running out of room in my apartment, so I usually only pick up small things, though I did find a great desk there once. The food is really good too.”

Read the complete feature here at Nylon.

Alexander Wang Lead Candidate To Succeed Nicolas Ghesquiere At Balenciaga

29 November 2012, 11.14 | Posted in Designer news, News | 2 comments »

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Photo by TheSelby

The New York Times No.1 scoopmaster Cathy Horn reported in her column, ”On the Runway“ today that American designer Alexander Wang is the leading canditate to succeed Nicolas Ghesquiere at the Parisian fashion house Balenciaga. In contrast to Ghesquiere, Wang is viewed as slicker and more contemporary than Ghesquiere, whose designs while modern are beholden to the house’s history, an adjustment Wang would no doubt need to make should he win the position.

What are your thoughts on the rumor? Leave your comment below.

Christopher Kane Is The New Creative Director At Balanciaga

17 November 2012, 04.10 | Posted in Designer news, Fashion | No comments »
Christopher Kane via Style.com

Christopher Kane via Style.com

Le Nouvel Observateur announced just a few hours ago that  Nicholas Ghesquière’s  (whose official last day is November 30th) role of creative director for Balenciaga   has been filled  by Christopher Kane. Geez that was fast! Kane created a real fashion buzz with his Gorilla tees a few years ago and apparent fear of bloggers.We wish him the best, #Noshade.

UPDATE: Turns out, it was too good to be true. A spokesman of Christopher Kane just denied the speculation in a statement to WWD saying: “Rumors surrounding Christopher Kane’s appointment as creative director of Balenciaga are unfounded.” So the suspense continues. Who do you guess will take over the position?

Saint Laurent Skinny Lookbook

05 October 2012, 12.54 | Posted in Designer news, Fashion, lookbook | 1 comment »

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Negative headlines and Twitter fights dominated the fashion media after Hedi Slimanes debut show for Saint Laurent last week. Anyhow and and far beyond all these tumult, the designer and photographer now dropped the lookbook for his new line Saint Laurent Skinny. The lookbook was photographed by Hedi himself and features mainly basic items like silk tee’s and denim pants presented in a grunge-punk look.

What I just realized by finishing the post is that the model is male not female and so is the collection bound to men not women! I’d like to share it the lookbook with you anyway and get your opinion on it. (AND, as we all love to grub in our boyfriends wardrobe, some of the items may definitely also look good -if not even better- on us).

Check out the full lookbook after the jump.

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Cathy Horyn vs. Hedi Slimane: Race To The Bottom

03 October 2012, 20.13 | Posted in Designer news, Editor News, Runway Show | 4 comments »

SlimaneLetter 540x361 Cathy Horyn vs. Hedi Slimane: Race To The Bottom

In a nutshell: NY Times fashion critic Cathy Horyn didn’t get invited to the Saint Laurent show held this week during Paris Fashion Week, subsequently she blew up the situation in her column, and then proceeded to blast the collection down to the ground. Apparently there is old beef between Horyn and newly-installed Saint Laurent designer, Hedi Sliman, so the lack of invite was not accidental. Slimane today responded with a Twitter letter (shown above) addressing Horyn. It reads:

Miss Horyn is a schoolyard bully and also a little bit of a stand-up comedian.
Insiders argue she is an average writer, and a bit provincial, but I disagree, she did some great things. Her biggest achievement so far is a book about Bill Blass, that I haven’t read. It might be terrific, and I’ll be happy to recommend it, if it helps the sales.
I also often hear that her sense of style is seriously challenged, providing that she is meant to be an authority in the village. This is totally irrelevant, no one has ever asked for her to be an inspiration to others after all, and likely it would never happen anyway.
Besides, and amusingly, her agenda is seriously thick and perfectly predictable. She is a woman on a mission, and this season she is on fire.
Miss Horyn also works for the New York Times, as everyone knows, where conflicts of interest might seem a little out of place and where being partial, or too friendly with the locals might not be an option.
In conclusion, and as far as I’m concerned, she will never get a seat at Saint Laurent, but might get 2 for 1 at Dior. She should rejoice. I don’t mind critics, but they have to come from a fashion critic, not a publicist in disguise. I am quite mesmerized she did get away with it for so many years.
And by the way come to visit our new website at ysl.com.
Sincerely yours.

And now Horyn has volleyed back, saying, “It’s just silly nonsense.” Well now that’s what you say! On the one hand I’m clapping my hands with glee as I plow through the popcorn, but on the other I’m thinking despite the old adage about any publicity, this is not a good look for either party.