A couple of weeks back I brought you the news of Chloé Attitudes – an incredible exhibition celebrating the house’s 60th anniversary at Palais de Tokyo in Paris. Just as the labels’ founder, Gaby Aghion was considered extremely progressive in her day, Chloé continues to push boundaries and embrace all things modern six decades on. Not content with simply showcasing their awe inspiring archives in a retrospective curated by the legendary, Judith Clark, Chloé have decided to extend their reach even further via the wonders of 21st century technology.
I know what you’re thinking. I’ve got a girl crush on Helena Christensen? Big deal, who doesn’t! I mean, the woman’s a supermodel for God’s sake! But then, Helena is much, much more than just a pretty face. The danish beauty has had a long and varied career including everything from strutting her stuff as a Victoria’s Secret Angel and starring in campaigns for Prada, Lanvin and Hermes to working as Creative Director for Nylon magazine, running international charity campaigns and building a fourth (or is it fifth?) career for herself as a respected fashion photographer. Her most recent project – designing her own collection for Triumph Lingerie. As well as designing the ultra luxe undies, Helena also directed and starred in the campaign herself. Further proving that at 43, she’s still got it.
Like most people, I love a good film. Equally unoriginal is my obsession with fabulous footwear. So as you can imagine, when this little stunner from Sergio Rossi arrived in my inbox I got really quite excited. Not content with simply presenting his latest creations or sending out a lookbook, the brand’s Creatve Director Francesco Russo (great name, no?) enlisted the help of renowned producer Luca Guadagnino and Sundance Award winning director, Drake Doremus to showcase his SS13 collection in technicolour motion. As I’m sure you’ll agree, the result are utterly stunning and a whole lot more fun to look at than a boring old PDF.
Increasing numbers of brands seem to be choosing to showcase their collections via film these days. Personally, I think this is fantastic as you can get a much greater sense of the story and inspirations behind the products from a fashion film than a bunch of still shots. What do you reckon? And more importantly, how much does it make you want Summer back!? Massively regretting my foolish claims to be “over it” back in August…
Regardless of all good intentions, I ended up attending rather more than two parties during London Fashion Week but the Matches bash on night one and the Whistles & O by TANK’s cocktail party on night three were by far the most fabulous. Having just witnessed the awesomeness that was the Jonathan Saunders show at the Tate Modern, I was in pretty high spirits that Sunday evening. And it was just as well because going home and getting a good night’s sleep wasn’t an option as my most beloved brand had joined forces with one of the coolest fash mags around to host an intimate get-together. I’d been lucky enough to make the cut and there was no way in HELL I was missing it!
At long, long last I’ve managed to get my final fashion week diary up! Firstly, I apologise for the fact they’re tather more like essays than blog posts, but SO many notable things happened, collections showed and general musings needed to be shared that I struggled to keep them concise. Well, rest assured these next few will be short and sweet, just a few choice words and jealous-making snaps from my favourite fashion week parties. First up, Matches…
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