Fashionable Life: Global Fashion Roundup

by Editorial

Lagerfeld, Combatting Size Labels, McQueen and the Royal Wedding
By Nichole Devolites

Courtesy of Junya Tashiro.

Japanese fashion designers have posted their collections online. Although Tokyo Fashion Week was canceled by its organizers in the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami, the country’s fashion industry has soldiered on. Designers have banded together to make a central website where everyone can post pictures of their collections. Read more here.

Spring is in full bloom and so is the wide-leg jumpsuit, featured on the cover of Greek Vogue. I am quite surprised at this fashion choice for the cover. Although daring, it seems a tad bit too large for everyday wear.

… too much adornment for your spring collection?  Try these on for size! Tod’s Enamel and Leather Cuffs, which come in seven color combos ($325 each at Tod’s).

…. and need something fashionable to go with that slinky summer dress or that haute couture gown?

Christian Louboutin is now making paws – In past seasons, we’ve seen cat-print skirts, snake-shaped bangles, and a whole lotta leopard print. But the King of the Jungle has yet to be spotted– until now. Part of Christian Louboutin’s Fall 2011 collection, the “Alex” pump is all things wild.

… and wild animals aren’t the only things in for shoes.  Let’s not for get the aviators of the animal kingdom

Even celebrities freak out about the size label in their clothing. Editors cut the size labels out of clothing celebrities have to wear on shoots.  With each designer’s sizes being so different from the next, Editors on photo shoots are cutting out the size labels before the celebrities see the clothing, as it eliminates arguments during the fittings for the shoots.

…this seems to be an issue for almost any woman, not just models. The solution? Testing the Magical Body-Scanner Clothing Size Machine

Karl Lagerfeld Doesn’t Want Haider Ackermann to Succeed Him – is he ready to retire? See the full interview here.

… with all this retirement talk, Lagerfeld speaks with the Wall Street Journal about his Métiers d’Art collection.

… and with Chanel having been the first to create dramatic, compelling videos, we bring April’s Best Fashion Videos: Aronofsky Directs for YSL, Viktor & Rolf Does Marlene Dietrich Right, and More.

Long Live Alexander McQueen

Daphne Guiness to get ready for the Met Ball… in a window at Barneys? Check out what will really be happening in that storefront window. 

… and speaking of McQueen, Vogue Special-Events Planner Sylvana Soto-Ward Discusses the Epic Alexander McQueen–Themed Met Ball. Get the details here.

… but let’s not forget a one-of-a-kind McQueen creation that stunned the world last Friday: Sarah Burton Says a Few Words About Designing Kate Middleton’s Wedding Dress

or Ellen Christine – the Milliner everyone is talking about. Read about her creations for some of the most famous guests on the Royal Wedding guest list.

and with all this wedding fever, here are some New Bridal Collections by Monique Lhuillier, Vera Wang, Badgley Mischka and More.

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