Trend Report: Global Fashion Roundup

by Nichole

Galliano comes ‘clean,’ Louboutin makes tracks all over Paris and a request from designers.

By Nichole Devolites

Photo courtesy Jason Hargrove via Flickr

Photo courtesy Jason Hargrove via Flickr

Fashion News

In the biggest news of the week, John Galliano agreed to a tell-all, commercial-free interview with Charlie Rose – his first sober interview ever. (You can watch the hour-long interview here.) BUT, rumor has it that this media tour is part of a strategy by Conde Nast to bring him back into employment. After watching the entire interview, I’m both impressed and saddened. It gives you an immense glimpse into the world of a couturier and all that comes with that life.

It seems that everything Jason Wu creates becomes a must-have. So, it’s no surprise that Hugo Boss recently tapped Wu to become creative director of its womenswear line.

Reed Krakoff is officially on his own with a line of handbags and shoes. As such, Coach is in need of someone to fill his shoes (while he goes on to make more shoes). Rumor has it that Marc Jacobs is throwing his well-crafted hat in the ring.

While we’re on the subject of collaborations, rumor has it that Isabel Marant will be designing the next collection for H&M.

In celebration of Christian Louboutin’s new in-store salon at Saks Fifth Avenue, a little video was made of him painting the soles red… and then red tracks being made all over Paris. All I can say is I’m disappointed in the green leprechaun tracks I remember from grade school on St. Patrick’s Day… it never led to anything THAT cool…

Onto NOT leather goods… designers are asking that everyone stop calling their “pleather” goods “vegan leather.” Apparently, it’s too simplified a term. I get it — when I think vegan, I think salad… not poly-leather…

Resort Wear


Who says being chic is restricted to fashion? Why not bring a touch of “chicness” into the kitchen? Normann Copenhagen has come out with a line of whisks that are both functional and fabulous.

What about room scents? Cire Trudon, the French candlemaker (since 1643), has come out with a line of room sprays, reminiscent of some of its regal scents, made for clients including Napoleon Bonaparte and Marie Antoinette.   At $190, not only do you get a beautiful hand-blown green glass bottle, you get a little piece of scented history, too.  They can be purchased here.

Want something a little less accessible? Barney’s can (literally) cover you. They convinced Proenza Schouler to re-release their first collection and to announce it, the department store gave them full-frontal window display privileges.

Looking for something unique that can go day-to-night? Ostwald Helgason’s Jacquard Dress is perfect. With summery colors and a little bit of 1920’s flair, it can be paired with sandals or heels, to create that versatile look.

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