Just after the announcement that Nicolas Ghesquière would no longer be the creative director at Balenciaga, rumors began circulating about who would take over the prestigious job. According to The New York Times’ fashion critic Cathy Horyn, Alexander Wang is the current frontrunner, as Balenciaga’s owner group PPR sees a lot of potential from the New York-based designer. Wang has made edgy street style commercially successful, reflecting a similar style to Ghesquière’s.
Meanwhile, WWD reported yesterday that PPR was looking to invest in Christopher Kane’s label, shooting down previous stories that he would be next at Balenciaga. If this is true, the rumor of rival group LVMH signing a deal with Nicolas Ghesquière will seem more likely, as PPR would want Kane to help strengthen their company. This news comes along with the announcement of J.W. Anderson’s capsule collection for Versus with Christopher Kane’s former boss, Donatella Versace.
It’s just another day in fashion news, as the stories of designers shuffling between houses never seem to slow down.
Released yesterday, this carnival-themed promo ad for the Versace for H&M – Winter 2011 line came out and can we just say: LOVE?
Bright colors. Studs. Animal prints. Metallics. All fabulous. The ad features Lindsey Wixson and Daphne Groeneveld — who are Versace regulars, As well as the face of the men’s line, River Viiperi — and it was great to see the puppet master, Donatella Versace make a little cameo!
What do you think of the Versace for H&M line?
Just last month, Donatella Versace paid homage to her late brother Gianni’s muses through an eccentric menswear show. Classic textures, patterns, studs, scarves and more are giving fashion a Versace flashback. Nowadays, the ever so iconic Lady Gaga is taking a vow to wear just Versace. When questioned about this statement star told reporters, “I’m wearing only Versace for, like, the next two months.” On the path to producing a joint-venture collection with H&M, Versace is rumored to restyle their past hits and make a major comeback.
Yea Yea, it’s not breaking news but we wanted to share the video, that we honestly JUST came across because you all deserve to check out Donatella and hear her speak. It’s just such a…unique experience. So have a gander!
If you are out of the loop…no worries:
H&M is proud to announce that its autumn 2011 designer collaboration will be with Versace. Designed by its creative director Donatella Versace, the exclusive collection will look back to the vibrant heritage of the brand, full of leather, print, colour and exuberance in exclusive materials at H&M prices. The collection will include ranges for women, men and selected pieces for the home. It will be available from 17 November in around 300 stores worldwide, as well as on-line. In addition, Donatella Versace has also designed a pre-spring collection for H&M which will be exclusively available in countries with H&M on-line sales from January 19, 2012.