Freaky Fashion Friday?
Perhaps the most surprising fashion news for a while was confirmed yesterday: Lindsay Lohan has been named artistic director at Emanuel Ungaro. The actress’ link-up with the brand has been rumoured for a while, but not such a lofty title as artistic director (working with new creative director Estrella Archs). Previous artistic director Estaban Cortazar allegedly left after disagreeing with the brand’s CEO Mounir Moufarrige’s idea to hire Lohan, and various commentary over the last few days has questioned whether the starlet and her reputation would be damaging to the brand. But it looks like we’ll have to wait and see – Lohan’s role is apparently to inject youth and sex appeal into the label – and we might all be pleasantly surprised!
Henry Holland’s High street.
It is an exciting time for the high-street at the moment, with designer collaborations popping up all over town. Matthew Williamson for H&M, Christopher Kane for Topshop and now, one of the original stores to link up with designers, Debenhams, is to get a new collection from Brit designer Henry Holland. He will join the list of designers who have collections in the department store, including Jasper Conran and Betty Jackson. Holland’s label should appeal to the youth contingent, who still seem to have money to burn, despite the recession. Here’s hoping for some neon colours and logo tees!
SATC fashion frenzy.
Yes, they’re back and already causing a stir on the streets of Manhattan! Filming has started on the second Sex and the City film, and crowds and press alike are gathered every day to catch a glimpse of Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda. Are Carrie and Big still living happily ever after? Will Samantha find another (un)suitable boyfriend? These questions circulating around water coolers and coffee shops around the world, as well as gossip about the fashion, which looks set to cause a stampede for the various labels being showcased. Had you heard of Halston Heritage before Sarah Jessica wore it to film a scene? If not, you’ll know about it soon when fashion mags go crazy for the collections. The Heritage line is a diffusion collection from the Halston label but is cheaper than the main line. A symbol of the recession perhaps? But don’t worry, Carrie wore her Halston Heritage with sparkly, new season Christian Louboutins – not so much a recessionista after all. And that’s the way we like her.