News From The International Fashion Community
by Alex Rodriquez, Fashion News Correspondent
Karl Lagerfeld launches his Karl Collection online
The Karl Collection was released exclusively online for Net-A-Porter.com Thursday. The collection is ‘relatively affordable’ with everything under $1,321. However, ‘relatively affordable’ doesn’t mean much to a college girl on a budget. Even so, Lagerfeld does not disappoint, and the collection is positively drool-worthy. Most covetable items? The faux-leather, fingerless gloves and Lagerfeld’s signature collars. Get inspired, channel your inner Karl, and check out the promotion video for some seriously wicked outfit ideas, or visit Net-A-Porter.com/Karl.
Jason Wu throws a party for his Target collaboration
Jason Wu hosted a star-studded launch party this week in New York celebrating his collaboration with Target. The much-anticipated spring collection is set to launch February 5. After the obscenely popular Missoni-Target collaboration crashed the Target website its opening day and sold out insanely fast, let’s all hope Target is prepared this time so we can snag some Jason Wu for our own collections. Want to see what’s in the collection? Check out the look book and the promotion video.
Diane Von Furstenberg supports Louboutin as final pleas are given in Louboutin v. YSL
If you haven’t heard, shoe designer Christian Louboutin is suing fashion house Yves Saint Laurent for copyright infringement. Louboutin says YSL stole his patented red colored soles and used it on their new monochromatic pumps. Now all the big players in fashion are taking sides as the court case is heading into the final stages. Diane Von Furstenberg, president of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, finally showed up to the battle and is firmly siding with Louboutin.
Valentino launches its haute couture spring collection
The new, dreamy, feminine Valentino couture collection has launched for the spring. With all of the spring/summer collections releasing recently it’s difficult to keep up, but Valentino’s collection deserves a look. Check out some other great Spring/Summer collections and dream of sitting on the docks of Mendota on a summer’s day.