Starbucks recruits major designers for T-shirts

Starbucks has lined up three new designers to make one-of-a-kind T-Shirts. Alexander Wang, Sophie Theallet, and Billy Reid. All are winners of the past three CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards will be creating inspired t-shirts for the Coffee Brand. (WWD)

Excited for Mercedes Benz Fashion Week…Current lineup

Check out the amazing designers below that are showing at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week.

 

Nicholas K, Porter Grey, BCBGMAXAZRIA, Richard Chai, Supima, Candela, Tadashi Shoji, EMERSON, Project Runway, Luca Luca, General Idea, Rebecca Taylor, Mara Hoffman, Tommy Hilfiger Men’s, Nicole Miller, Joy Cioci, Concept Korea, Cynthia Rowley, Academy of Art University, Falguni Peacock, Ruffian, Lacoste, Pink Tartan, Jill Stuart, Son Jung Wan, ADAM, Vivienne Tam, Farah Angsana, Honor, Charlotte Ronson, Monique Lhuillier, Rafael Cennamo, Venexiana, Katya Leonovich, Lela Rose, Derek Lam, DKNY, Tracy Reese, L.A.M.B., Diane von Furstenberg, Jen Kao, Y-3, Odd Molly, Custo Barcelona, Tommy Hilfiger, Timo Weiland, Jenny Packham, Callula Lillibelle, Carolina Herrera, Carlos Miele, Rebecca Minkoff, Donna Karan New York, VLOV, Yeohlee, Norman Ambrose, Betsey Johnson, GUiSHEM, Perry Ellis, J.Crew, Badgley Mischka, Vera Wang, Diesel Black Gold, Bibhu Mohapatra, Hervé Léger by Max Azria, Argentine Designers, Zang Toi, Pamella Roland, Tibi, Narciso Rodriguez, Malan Breton, Michael Kors, Nanette Lepore, J. Mendel, Chado Ralph Rucci, Milly by Michelle Smith, Anna Sui, Elie Tahari, Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein Collection, MADE IN AFRICA: by ARISE MAGAZINE, Elene Cassis and Naeem Khan.


CFDA/VOGUE Fashion Fund Finalists

And the next ten nominations for this years CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Finalists are

Antonio Azzuolo

Joseph Altuzarra, of Altuzarra

Carlos Campos

Christopher Peters and Shane Gabier , of Creatures of the Wind

Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs, of Cushnie et Ochs

Soraya Silchenstedt, of Finn Jewelry

Dana Lorenz, of Fenton/Fallon

Alexa Adams and Flora Gill of Ohne Titel

Pamela Love and Erin Betty and Max Osterweis of Suno.

The glamorous ceremony takes place on Nov 14.

 

Designers Predict Kate’s LA Tour Wardrobe

WWD, has reached out to some of LA Designer residents to share there thoughts on what Kate Middleton would look great in when she visits LA.

Super stylist Rachel Zoe sees Kate in an all-white ensemble, saying ‘at first glance, this look appears to be a dress, but it is actually two pieces — a maxiskirt and white blouse tucked in…beyond! It’s glamorous, Boho and sexy without being too revealing. Perfect for a beach party in Malibu’. This look is very elegant, and super chic in California.

Kevan Hall – evening and bridal wear specialist, chooses his ‘off-the-shoulder jersey bodice gown with an origami silk satin-faced organza skirt with a crystal baguette-encrusted jewel belt in a gorgeous shade of raspberry. This look is perfect for royalty walking the red carpet.’

Juan Carlos Obando, an art and creative director turned designer says that William and Kate’s trip is ‘the perfect excuse to throw a pair of cotton trousers, a soft linen jacket and a classic yet evocative silk blouse. The look reflects the balance of old Santa Barbara Style mixed with a new Los Feliz/Silver Lake chic’. This is such a beautiful and put together look. I am a total fan of this.

Lubov Azria of BCBG Max Azria puts Kate in ‘an easy yet beautiful tiered dress for day, with her favorite V-neck and a refined tea length’.

Larry Leight, founder and creative director of Oliver Peoples says ‘with these shades, the couple will fit right in to the culture and enjoy the L.A. sun’.

Michele Manz creative director for Seven for All Mankind says ‘William and Catherine in Seven For All Mankind exude a natural, effortless off-duty California style with premium denim as the foundation’.

 

All images courtesy of WWD

Get to know Designer- Di Camarino, Roberta

Designer Di Camarino, Roberta was born in 1920 and passed away in may of 2010 at the age of 89. Camerino began making handbags as a way of finding refuge in Switzerland during World War II. In 1945 she returned to Venice where she started ‘Roberta di Camarino’/ Her line began with striped velvet satchels and carved leather bags. Her fashion accessories put a spotlight on the post World War II years and allowed for a innovative and unique look.

Get to know Etsy designer Mojospastyle on Etsy.Com

Mojospastyle is a Chicago native of Illinois. She makes simple and sweet products by hand. Inspired by “French romantic design, couture fashion, shabby chic and nature. My handbag designs vary from bohemian chic to classic styles and I take great pride in making them look like a piece of art.”Her shop is located at the link below.  http://www.etsy.com/shop/mojospastyle?ref=pr_shop_more

There is something nice and simple about her products that can be used as the perfect accent piece to your look.

Target and Calypso St. Barth’s Collection…Collaboration

Target’s next designer collaboration will be with Calypso St. Barth’s collection! So Excited this brand is fantastic. The line will debut on May 1st, 2011. The collection includes almost everything from home goods to accessories from $1.99-$79.99!

The retailer’s VP of Merch Trish Adams says:

“Calypso St. Barth is a renowned global brand with an incredibly loyal following and we think Target’s guests will love the no-fuss, sophisticated appeal of the collection. The Calypso St. Barth for Target collection is timed perfectly for summer and offers our guests destination-chic style at incredible prices.”

 

had to share…fashion LA, meet the public event

I was reading about how LA Fashion Week was cancelled (that sucks!!) and came across this…sounded pretty interesting. Check it out!

 http://www.fashionlosangeles.org/meetthepublic/

Just had to share… Lanvin and H&M Collaborate!

H&M has collaborated with several other high-end designers before (ie. Jimmy Choo, Fall 2009) and now they are joining forces with Lanvin for Fall 2010.  The collection will be revealed on November 2 and for sale in stores November 23.  Let’s get excited ladies and gentlemen!

http://www.hm.com/us/press/pressreleases/fashion/fashionpressrelease.ahtml?pressreleaseid=1081&nodeid=334