It’s been a busy year for Alexander Wang—and we’re only into month three. So far in 2011, he’s won GQ’s Best New Menswear Designer in America award; relaunched his Web site to include behind-the-scenes documentaries, model confessionals and online artist collaborations; started a Twitter account, and, in perhaps the splashiest debut of all, opened his first store, at 103 Grand Street in the former Yohji Yamamoto space in New York. Complete with a fox fur hammock; leather rug; hybrid half-marble, half–black iron tables, and a 10-foot-high, 14-foot- wide cage, the flagship works a similar vibe to his own showroom—sleek and cool.
@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