This week was as packed as any other. It’s no surprise we’ve got news on a Hadid sister and Taylor Swift, a fresh new instagrammer to follow, and see the much-loved Amy Schumer with just her undies, heels and a coffee cup.
Bella Hadid makes her Chanel runway debut in Rome
With big fashion names like Tommy Hilfiger, Jeremy Scott and Moschino under her belt, being in Karl Lagerfeld’s line-up was another great achievement for Hadid. It was refreshing to see her in a show without older sister Gigi and Kendall, giving her international recognition in her own right. Located in the Cinecettà film studios, the set was a nostalgic recreation of a night in Paris.
Pirelli 2016 calendar: ‘New wave of sexy’
The highly-anticipated shots of next year’s Pirelli calendar have just been unveiled, which saw slender flesh-baring supermodels making way for ‘real and raw’ women. The 2016 calendar was shot in black and white by Annie Leibovitz, and features big name celebrities like Serena Williams, Amy Schumer, Fran Lebowitz, Yoko Ono, Tavi Gevinson and more.
Donatella Versace joined instagram and gave us insider access to her latest clothing and accessories campaign. Models didn’t need to brave the cold; instead, they had to face the heat as the shoot took place in the salt flats of the Californian Desert. This shoot was shot by Steven Klein and featured big names like Gigi Hadid, Raquel Zimmerman and Natasha Poly.
Kanye West collects the prize for Shoe of the Year at the Footwear News Achievement Awards with his Yeezy Boost 350’s, however, these aren’t his first design. Kanye actually began designing shoes with Nike in 2006, and the first Yeezy’s were born in 2008 (Nike Air Yeezy 1), which hit stores the following year – the same year of his collaboration with Louis Vuitton.
Camilla and Marc “coming back to our roots”
Designer sibling duo Camilla Freeman Topper and Marc Freeman who grew up on the North Shore opened their fourth boutique, in Mosman, Sydney, and said it feels great to be “coming back to our roots”.
General Pants Co supports Australia’s homeless youth
Charity ‘One Night Stand’ and General Pants Co have teamed up to support the youths sleeping rough this Christmas. Every purchase of these limited edition T-Shirts means one meal is delivered to someone in need. With funny slogans such as ‘Hug Dealer’ and ‘Spoon Me’ these gender neutral tees make perfect Christmas gifts.
Taylor Swift and Blake Lively’s new Aussie pals
Pop star Taylor Swift has been here in Australia for her ‘The 1989 World Tour’, and took some time off with actress Blake Lively. Both stars took selfies with their cute new friends and Lively joked that she was photobombed by ‘some crazy fan’.
Tickets released for Australia’s biggest fashion event
This year marks the 20th Melbourne Fashion Festival (#VAMFF) and an exciting new venue has just been announced – the iconic Melbourne Museum Precinct. The festival will run from the 7th-13th March showcasing Australia’s best designers, get your tickets now so you don’t miss out.
Alexander Wang announces debut jewellery line
If you can’t get enough of Wang’s designs (like us) then you’ll be just as excited to hear that he is bringing out a jewellery line. After his departure from Balenciaga there has been much speculation about what his next big project is, and here it is. Prices start at $295 USD, and are available this month on alexanderwang.com and arrivie at Net-a-porter, Joyce HK and Mytheresa.com in March, 2016.
Acne Studios’ fresh bag line
Get out your pens and Christmas lists out because these bags are not to be missed. The enviable arm candy are made from the finest Italian leather, the collection features chunky stitching, robes and buckles and the bags are actually practical sizes too (heaven forbid the word ‘practical’ is used alongside ‘fashionable’), these are the bags you’ve been waiting for.