New York Fashion Week is almost here, and two accessories firms — Anya Hindmarch and Celestina — are getting a jump-start on the action. At Hindmarch's presentation on Tuesday, she delivered a polished collection that was inspired, she said, by her mother in the Seventies, with colorblocking, geometric lines, rich fabrics and lots of textures — most notably a sueded corduroy.
The evening before, Celestina Ocampo showed a lineup that channeled the Filipino tribal craftsmen who produce her bags. Tattoo-like designs similar to those on the backs of the artisans were burnt into wood minaudières to beautiful effect. Crocodile and Mongolian lambswool day bags were also new additions to the season, as well as fox and Mongolian lambswool vests and wraps. Next on the horizon for Ocampo is a collaboration she just inked with fellow luxury brand Leiber for a onetime joint collection.
@moncler unveiled its latest project, #MonclerGenius, yesterday at Milan Fashion Week. The Italian outwear maker gave show-goers a preview of the monthly collections – which were created by eight designers and creative talents including Pierpaolo Piccioli, Simone Rocha, Craig Green and more – that will start rolling out in the summer.
In honor of Rihanna’s 30th birthday, we took a look back at an interview with the Barbados-native when she was just 18 years old. Here, she talked about her second album, “A Girl Like Me” in 2006. “I want to be me. I want people to fall in love with who Rihanna is, and that’s why I want the album to be about me so people can really find out who this girl Rihanna is, because they only know the ‘Pon de Replay’ girl.” Fast forward 12 years, and she’s released six more albums and has become a powerhouse in both the fashion and music industries. Happy birthday, @badgalriri 🎈(📷: Pavel Antonov) #wwdarchive