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Fashion Hits: Stella McCartney, Zoolander, Vans & Vogue

Fashion Hits: Stella McCartney, Zoolander, Vans, Vogue & More

#1 Stella McCartney’s feline models
The Internet is crazy about cats right now, so what better species to use in a new fashion campaign? Stella’s Fall 2016 collection is an incredible mix of feminine and masculine – see the faux leopard bag with metal chains and the pink chiffon dress with sharp white shoes. The sassy felines embody the tough female spirit of the new season’s campaign.

Fashion Hits: Stella McCartney, Zoolander, Vans, Vogue & More
Images: Stella McCartney.

#2 Raf Simons’ first post-Dior collection
Simons’ Dior departure was one of the biggest moments in fashion last year, but such drama has not fazed this creative mastermind. Simons’ AW16 collection summons thoughts of youth subcultures with tones of darkness and mystery. The oversized silhouettes and moth-eaten sweaters make the story all the more enigmatic. Now creating solely for his own line, Belgian designer Simons has free reign and returns to his subtle punk spirit. 

Fashion Hits: Stella McCartney, Zoolander, Vans, Vogue & More
Raf Simons AW16 Collection. Images: Chloé le Prezen.

#3 Glow-in-the-dark hair
We’ve seen some pretty out-there hair. We’re talking Miley’s punk/hedgehog ‘do, Nicki Minaj’s leopard-print locks, but there’s a new one on the scene: glow-in-the-dark hair.

Fashion Hits: Stella McCartney, Zoolander, Vans, Vogue & More
Image: @rainbowmegz.

#4 Derek Zoolander’s first Vogue cover
After over a decade since Zoolander first hit our screens, Derek Zoolander will soon be returning to take over the fashion industry – perfect timing to secure his first Vogue cover, alongside co-star Penelope Cruz. None other than Annie Leibovitz photographed the fashion legend in all his Blue Steel glory.

Fashion Hits: Stella McCartney, Zoolander, Vans, Vogue & More
Image: Vogue Magazine.

#5 Zoolander vodka by Mario Testino
A second note on the style superstar, because we can’t get enough of him…

As told by Derek Zoolander himself, there’s more to life than being really, really ridiculously good-looking, for example, having a vodka bottle designed for you by Mario Testino. The Cîroc Derek Zoolander Blue Steel bottle will be stocked at Selfridges at the end of this month, and a special three-litre bottle will be launched in February nearer the film release date. Cheers to that!

Fashion Hits: Stella McCartney, Zoolander, Vans, Vogue & More
Image: Mario Testino for Cîroc.

#6 Grace Coddington steps down from Vogue
The fashion industry luminary has just resigned from her 30-year role as creative director of American Vogue. But not to worry, she’s not hanging up her handbags. Instead, Grace will assume the role of creative director at large, giving her greater freedom to pursue projects outside of the magazine.

So far, she has plans to collaborate with Commes des Garçons on a fragrance and her ‘Catwalk Cats’ illustration series may be made into a film. In terms of Vogue, she will still produce at least four editorial spreads per year. 

Fashion Hits: Stella McCartney, Zoolander, Vans, Vogue & More
Grace Coddington. Image @therealgracecoddington.

#7 Food-themed Vans
If eating fast food isn’t enough to satisfy your cravings, soon you’ll be able to wear it too! Vans are releasing a fast food-themed sneaker range in March, printed with delectable doughnuts, cupcakes, hamburgers and pizza. The line will also be available in kids’ sizes.

Fashion Hits: Stella McCartney, Zoolander, Vans, Vogue & More
Image: Vans.

#8 Ballet dancer Sergei Polunin at Milan Fashion Show
The Ukrainian ballet dancer took to the runway and put on a spectacular opening show for Ports 1961 AW16 collection in Milan this week. He hit headlines last year after a breathtaking performance in David LaChapelle’s interpretation of Hozier’s Take Me To Church and his success continues, as the principal dancer of two Russian theatres: Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Academic Music Theatre and the Novosibirsk Opera and Ballet Theatre.

@voguehommes Sergei for @ports1961menswear Fashion Show in Milan 15.01.16 #sergeipolunin

A video posted by Сергей Полунин (@sergeipolunin_) on

#9 GHD at Australian Open 2016
Four of tennis’ biggest stars, Victoria Azarenka, Madison Keys, Vicky Duval and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova got some off-court glam time with GHD for the IMG Players Party of the Australian Open 2016. Well their hair-game was certainly as strong as their match-game with a little help from the GHD styling team. Well played!

Fashion Hits: Stella McCartney, Zoolander, Vans, Vogue & More
Left, Madison Keys and right, Victoria Azarenka.

Written by Hannah Lising-White

Hannah Lising-White is The Carousel's fashion and lifestyle contributor.

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