The clocks don't go forward an hour until the end of the month (March 31st), but we think there's no better time to celebrate officially moving into British Summer Time with a new watch. The new collection of watches by Karl Lagerfeld at House of Fraser and Harrods are the latest must-have style and as soon as we saw the sleek and modern selection we knew we had to have one! They come in a stylish rage of silver and black stainless steel, making the design quite a contrast from your traditional gold Guess or Michael Kors watch style. Shop Karl by Karl Lagerfeld watches below.
Cara Delevingne walked the Chanel AW'13 ready-to-wear show at Paris Fashion week and the collection of both monochrome and bright boucle wool jackets teamed with chain detail biker boots had an ultra modern edge while still managing to maintain traditional Coco Chanel style.
Karl Lagerfeld said about the collection: "I want her to look like what I showed you. The boots make the legs endless, and the colors going up, even if it's in darker colors, as it's better for the women, it's very uplifting."
You can channel your Chanel look into spring by shopping a boucle wool jacket, first made famous by Coco Chanel herself. Look for biker style boucle jackets with new season leather accents, perfect for spring when the weather is unreliable! Shop boucle jackets from New Look, Dorothy Perkins and Mango and team with skater skirts, skinny jeans and biker boots just like Cara Delevingne and co on the Chanel catwalk below.
Karl Lagerfeld courted media attention today not just because of the positive reaction to his outstanding SS'13 Chanel Couture show in Paris yesterday but because it also featured two brides walking hand in hand together as a declaration of support for marriage equality. One of the brides in question was current UK Vogue cover girl Kati Nescher and the adorable page boy who accompanied the brides down the isle was actually Lagerfeld's Godson. The show itself had a generous celebrity turn out including Diane Kruger, Rita Ora and Laura Bailey. The collection itself was a crowd pleasing blend of embellished chiffon and lace dresses, floral painted print dresses along with more traditional Chanel style blazer suits. Check out the amazing collection in our gallery below.
Exciting news for our followers in Scotland – Karl Lagerfeld and Chanel are coming to a secret location near you soon! That's right, the next Chanel show which is due to take place in December is going to be held near Edinburgh. The news about the Metiers d'Art show revealed yesterday. The collection has previously been presented in Paris, Tokyo, New York, Shanghai and London which the pieces reflecting the location. It will take place on 4th December and is sure to attract plenty of Chanel's biggest fans, maybe including Poppy Delevigne, Keira Knightley, Lily Allen and Diane Kruger. I wonder if we should expect the collection to be full of tartan?
The hottest new fashion star is not like me and you. The newest name in high fashion has four legs and a tail – yes it's a cat! Choupette Lagerfeld started making a name for herself as Karl Lagerfeld's pet cat but has quickly become famous in her own right. She has appeared in i-D and V magazine, in countless photos taken by the Kaiser himself and now you can see the world from her feline perspective. This video shows the cat getting pampered, wondering around a shoot and being petted by models, photographers and Karl. The shoot is for Karl's latest collection which is available now. Our favourite pieces include this camo print biker (£260) and this iphone case (£31). You can shop more pieces from the collection below.
Even Karl Lagerfeld wants to get involved in the energy of London this month. As the first olympic games begin to take place across the UK, the designer held a launch party at Selfridges to celebrate his new sportswear inspired collection. The range includes jackets, skinny jeans and Karl's signature collars in bronze, silver or gold (of course). It is now available from Karl's pop-up store on the third floor of Selfridges on Oxford Street with prices ranging from £95 to £325. The launch party attracted socialites like Daphne Guinness and Poppy Delevigne whilst Alison Mosshart of The Kills played some tunes. Click through to see photos from last night's party.
Here is this week's fashion news roundup starting with the world's newest fashion star.
- Congratulations to new Mum Julia Restoin-Roitfeld - Fashionologie
- Karl Lagerfeld is against museums and exhibitions on fashion - The Cut
- Inside the new Temperley London Mayfair store - British Vogue
- Agyness Deyn lands a new film role - Telegraph
- See photos from the opening ceremony at Cannes Film Festival - Popsugar
- Karl Lagerfeld and Snoop Dogg star in a music video - Fashion Foie Gras
- Skinny white models could be bad for business - Guardian
- Check out Tom Cruise's hilarious W Magazine cover - Marie Claire
It's a busy day for fashion news, so we've rounded up in to an easily digestible list!
- Unseen '70s photos of the fashion industry including Karl Lagerfeld - Fashionista
- Fashion East's Lulu Kennedy is a new editor at Love - Fashinologie
- David Bailey talks out against Conde Nast and American Vogue - The Cut
- Sonia Rykiel speaks about her battle with Parkinson's disease - British Vogue
- Victoria Beckham's latest designs for Range Rover are unveiled - Telegraph
- Instagram follows Tumblr and Pinterest by banning 'thinspo' - The Cut
- Alessandra Ambrosio poses naked with her big bump - Fashionologie
- Mulberry supports Frieze New York - Harper's Bazaar UK
Photos: Estate of Antonio Lopez and Juan Ramos via Facebook
Natalia Vodianova ruffled some feathers this weekend as she spoke out to defend skinny models (including herself). Speaking at the Vogue Festival, Natalia expressed some controversial views on size, baby weight and exercise. She said,
"Come on, guys, it's better to be skinny than to be fat! We eat well, we exercise — please, do the same and you will look like this. I'm sorry, but today the NHS are fighting against obesity, children are taken away from their parents because they’re too fat … And here we are, defending that we are healthy and skinny."
It is unusual to hear models speak so candidly about their weight. It reminds us of the media storm which Kate Moss created in 2009 when she said, "Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels". Vodianova's comments could be seen as irresponsible too, especially at a time when many social media sites are taking moves to block any pro-ana (pro-anorexia) comments and photos. Just this week Instagram banned thinspo content, following the lead of Tumblr and Pinterest. However, she is not the first to compare super-skinny to the clinically obese. Karl Lagerfeld also once said something similar; "In a country like France, with 18 per cent of girls in the (northern region of) Pas de Calais being too fat – I think they needed more treatment than the zero-point-I-don't-know per cent of the too skinny ones." Perhaps the fashion industry is too out of touch with reality (nothing new there). We want to hear your opinions, do you agree with Natalia's comments?
Yesterday, I went along to Net-a-Porter HQ to take a look at the new Karl Lagerfeld capsule collection. The online boutique have gained a lot of press attention for the collaboration and have already hosted many preview events around the world. The pieces have a cool rock'n'roll edge and include many different textures and fabrics. Highlights include several t-shirts emblazoned with the designers face, wedge sandals and a pink, denim, sleeveless biker jacket. The collection launches on 25th January simultaneously at locations around the globe including London, Paris, New York and Sydney. If you’re in London, head down to Covent Garden (Unit 3, Covent Garden Market, London, WC2E 8RF) at 3.30pm to be in with a chance of winning a Karl-packed goody bag.