Most Memorable Fashion Facts of 2010 (26 – 30)

December 28, 2010 by  
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2010 has almost come to and end. But we won’t celebrate the new year until we’ve looked back on a fantastic year of fashion. We’ve collected the news on the most memorable collaborations, upcoming models and other fashion facts you must not forget.

We made a top of 40 items. Earlier we presented news facts 1 to 25 and here are facts 26 to 30:

26. Double Denim

It was a fashion no-go for years, but in 2010 double denim all of a sudden was cool again. Chloe, D&G and Ralph Lauren set the trend and we hit the stores to buy ourselves a denim shirt to go with our favorite jeans.

27. Christopher Kane’s menswear

At the end of this year Christopher Kane launched his first menswear line. He came up with tees, suit jackets, leather shorts, knitted sweaters and cardigans, sold at Dover Street Market, London.

28. The Year of Phoebe Philo (head designer at Céline)

Since Phoebe Philo became the head designer at Céline, two years ago, she managed to turn the French ready to wear brand into one of the world’s most sought-after luxury labels. She has become one of the most influential movers and shakers in modern ready to wear and her approach to design has already had a huge impact on the way women dress. Celebs like Katie Holmes, Victoria Beckham and Leighton Meester are a big fan of her work. And it came as no surprise Phoebe (a.k.a. the Queen of the New Minimalism) won the title Designer of the Year 2010 at the British Fashion Awards in London.

29. Alberta Ferretti & Emma Watson

The Italian designer and the British actress (who cut her hair very short this year) teamed up to design an organic clothing line.

30. Olsen Twins expand The Row

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are one of the rare examples of celebrities turned succesful designers. Their clothing lines The Row, Elizabeth and James and Olsenboye are doing pretty well and therefore the sisters are expanding. Next fall the brand will have shoes and bags too.

Most memorable fashion facts of 2010 (6-10)

December 22, 2010 by  
Filed under Fashion, Featured Items, models

2010 has almost come to and end. But we won’t celebrate the new year until we’ve looked back on a fantastic year of fashion. We’ve collected the news on the most memorable collaborations, upcoming models and other fashion facts you must not forget.

We made a top of 40 items. Earlier we presented news facts 1 to 5 and here are facts 6 to 10:

6. Mad Men Mania

Who would have thought TV-series could be such a huge inspiration for fashion designers? Mad Men became a true hype in 2010 and inspired great designers like Marc Jacobs (for Louis Vuitton), Karl Lagerfeld (for Fendi) and Miuccia Prada (for Prada) to design super feminine fifties clothing again. Don’t we all love the comeback of the accentuated breasts and hips and the flared skirts?

7. Naomi Campbell 25 years in the business

Together with Dolce & Gabbana British topmodel Naomi Campbell celebrated her 25 years in the fashion business. She also opened up on Oprah on her drug-addiction, the men she dated and her diva-behavior.

8. Burberry’s hyper modern fashion shows

Where some fashion labels are still figuring out how to live stream their show, Burberry has been quite a few steps ahead. The British Fashion house has enabled it’s clientele to shop during it’s fashion show. By simply clicking on a piece of fashion coming down the runway people could immediately order the designs and received them within a few months.

9. Spijkers en Spijkers going strong

This year Dutch designerduo Spijkers en Spijkers launched their second clothing line SIS during the Amsterdam Fashion Week. It got a great response and we’re going to see it’s second collection within a few weeks. The two sisters also collaborated with optician Specsavers on their very own collection of fashionable glasses.

10. Yves Saint Laurent documentary

This year the documentary L’amour Fou was launched on designer Yves Saint Laurent and his partner Pierre Berge.

Listen to the YEARMIX 2010 of Joost van Bellen, who mixes a lot of soundtracks for fashionshows:

Year Mix 2010 by JoostvanBellen

Lady Gaga wears Jan Taminiau

December 21, 2010 by  
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Lady Gaga was spotted in Paris this week wearing a dress of Dutch designer Jan Taminiau. The extravagant singer looked incredible in the couture piece from Jan Taminiau’s collection.

The shades of light pink and grey looked stunning on Gaga and the dress made her even more tall and slender.

We’re very proud of Jan Taminiau, but ofcourse we always knew he was a genius!

Check out the dress on Lady Gaga.

Check out the whole collection of Jan Taminiau

Matthew Williamson launches bridalwear

December 10, 2010 by  
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His designs are famous for their bright colors and extraordinary prints. Yet Matthew Williamson has decided to show us a whole new side of himself. The British fashion designers will launch a collection of bridal wear next year.

It will be interesting to see some completely white creations from Williamson, since he hardly uses this shade in his regular collections.

‘Of course, a bride’s outfit is about much more than just color (or the absence thereof). I wanted to create a bridal collection that is both a natural extension of the mainline eveningwear, but at the same time reflects the opulence of such an important celebratory event. The pieces are characterized by feminine, diaphanous silhouettes in richly embellished luxurious fabrics’, Williamson told Elle UK.

Matthew Williamson recently also announced the launch of a lower priced diffusion line, which will hit stores next fall.

Nick Knight pays tribute to Alexander McQueen

December 9, 2010 by  
Filed under Fashion, Featured Items, London

Nick Knight’s latest fashion film (see below) is a tribute to designer Alexander McQueen. It celebrates his breathtaking imagination and his groundbreaking creations. Singer Björk sang the exclusive soundtrack of the film. During the British Fashion Awards, where McQueen received a posthumous award, the film was shown for the first time.

Posthumous British Fashion Award for Alexander McQueen

December 6, 2010 by  
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On Tuesday evening 7 December the British Fashion Awards will be presented in London. Today one of the winning designers was already announced. Alexander McQueen will receive a posthumous award (The Outstanding Achievement in Fashion Design prize) for his contribution to fashion. During the evening this will be celebrated by a film, directed by Nick Knight, featuring McQueen’s most iconic pieces.

‘This film is my way of speaking about a very unique and important person who changed my life. My desire was to speak in some way about the dark and the light contained within Lee, and within us all,’ Nick Knight told Vogue.

‘The Outstanding Achievement Award celebrates the exceptional talent of an individual who has contributed to the British fashion industry, both internationally and here in the UK, throughout their career. There was only one person we felt we could recognize with this award this year – Lee McQueen’, Harold Tillman, Chairman of the British Fashion Council, explained to Vogue.

During his career Alexander McQueen was awarded the Designer of the Year prize at the British Fashion Awards four times. In the past years The Outstanding Achievement in Fashion Design award was already won by fashion heroes like Stephen Jones, John Galliano and Vivienne Westwood.


Jonathan Saunders designs capsule collection for Escada Sport

November 30, 2010 by  
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After Lanvin for H&M, Valentino for Gap and Lagerfeld for Macy’s, we’ve just heard about a new designer collaboration. British designer Jonathan Saunders will come up with a capsule collection for Escada Sport. This will be part of the brand’s Resort 2012 collection.

Saunders has been designing under his own name for five years now and has done so quite successfully. His colorful creations with unusual prints have been sold worldwide at locations such as Bergdorf Goodman, Harrods, Selfridges, Lane Crawford and

His capsule collection for Escada Sport will focus on the ‘buy now, wear now’-principle, so the items are meant to be worn on the season’s top occassions. There will be twenty pieces from different product groups, including leather accessories.

Unfortunately we still have to wait a whole year; the collection will not be launched until November 2011.

Alexander Wang Catwalk Fashion Show New York SS2011

September 12, 2010 by  
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The fashion show of 26-year old designer Alexander Wang was one of the first big shows of New York Fashion Week. Celebs like Lenny Kravitz, M.I.A en model Erin Wasson attended the show, which seemed to be inspired by painters.

Models walked the runway like they’d just left their painting jobs, they had white paint (which was actually clay) in their hair and were wearing white overalls. All clothes were very loose-fitting and therefore appeared rather street-chic.

The girls all looked very fresh in their light-colored outfits. Their bleached eyebrows and clean faces added to that. Knowing Alexander Wang normally uses lots of black this lightness came as quite a surprise.

Like more designers this season Wang chose to work with parachute silk. He showed some printed versions (on which unfinished crossword puzzles could be seen) and combined it with sheer fabrics. Apart from the white he introduced some funky mint green and a couple of terracotta-shaded designs.

The collection was cool and fresh and is sure to become a hit. The designs are not quite the catch for women looking for lady-like clothes, but the ‘models off-duty’, Wang usually designs for, are bound to fall in love with them.

Daryl van Wouw Catwalk Fashion Show SS2011

July 18, 2010 by  
Filed under Amsterdam, Fashion, Featured Items, womenswear

For his new collection Daryl van Wouw just put on the song Paradise Circus of Massive Attack on repeat and the rest is history. The song and especially the videoclip inspired him to make a whole new summer collection by the name of Lovely Weird World.

The colors of the video led to a wonderful color palette of white, orange, cobalt blue and green. The clothes felt urban and very wearable. Shorts and short dresses were the main items of the show. They (almost) all had special pleats, which often created extra volume.

Less than before the fact that Daryl lives now in Shanghai influenced the collection. Yet the show did have a foreign touch. The models had special make-up with vertical dots, their hair was green, red and blue colored. The girls wore (gypsy) accessories (headbands, bracelets and earrings) with coins and walked on colorful, leather – designed by Daryl – sandals.

Daryl might be living in Shanghai, he still knows exactly what Dutch women love to wear: easy going, stunning, street-chic items for any possible occasion.

Backstage Hunkemoller Catwalk Fashion Show SS2011

July 18, 2010 by  
Filed under Amsterdam, Fashion, Featured Items, models, womenswear

Isn’t the backstage of a lingerie show the place everyone wants to take a look? We were there and spotted all the Hunkemoller models in their sexy pieces just minutes before the show.

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