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Alexa Chung launches MyTheresa.com’s portrait series

Luxury online retailer MyTheresa.com has launched a portrait and film series, profiling a woman of sartorial note each month. Amongst the virtual rail browsing shoppers can seek style inspiration from women hand picked from the worlds of culture, music, art and fashion.

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Alexa Chung kicks off the portrait series in Valentino, Saint Laurent and Acne.

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“I had the pleasure of meeting Alexa in New York earlier this year at the Mytheresa.com dinner to celebrate Great British Design,” explains MyTheresa.com founder Susanne Botschen of picking Chung. “I was instantly impressed by her grace, intelligence, humour and wit, that and the fact that she wore the perfect shoe with her Christopher Kane dress.”

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Valentino AW13

Valentino has just released the first images from their autumn winter 2013 campaign, with inspiration coming from Dutch art masters.

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The campaign was shot by photographers Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin and is a mixture of model shots and Flemish-style still life images, all shot reminiscent of 17th Century artists Vermeer and Rembrandt.

Valentino’s Creative Director, Maria Grazia Chiuri spoke to WWD about how she saw the shots – “women represented like paintings, caught in the intimacy and magic of their gestures” with her co-creativedirector Pierpaolo Piccioli summarising it as “the magnificence of Flemish lights and 10 different characters of contemporary feminine grace and regality.”

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Sunday Best

Sunday Best‘Patia’ Currency Printed Linen-blend Shirt – Acne – £250
Zipped Leather Mini-skirt – MCQ – £565
Matte Leather Mary Jane Pumps – Valentino – £450
Oracle gold-tone choker – Lanvin – £710
Clara Suede Shoulder Bag – Saint Laurent – £945

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Sunday Best

Sunday BestLace and Mesh Floral Dress – Valentino – £3,890
‘Oleo’ Faux Python Sandals – Stella McCartney – £260
Collarless Biker Jacket – Topshop – Price: £52.00
Vanity Grained Leather Bag – Balenciaga – £645

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Viktor & Rolf return to Haute Couture schedule

Dutch duo Viktor & Rolf have just announced that they will be returning to the Haute Couture schedule. The design house joins Giambattista Valli, Elie Saab, Valentino, Versace and Armani as a Correspondent Member in the Haute Couture schedule, an honour which is reserved for foreign couturiers.

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The pair last showed couture in 1999, following a ready-to-wear ‘strike’ that they actioned in 1996 after feeling the pressure of creating a new ready-to-wear collection every six months. They returned to ready-to-wear in 2000 after receiving rave reviews for their couture pieces and wishing to boost the brand’s income.

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Sunday Best

 


Derell Flizzard sequined stretch-silk and organza dress – Theyskens’ Theory – £1,045
Dolly suede platform pumps – Charlotte Olympia – £625
Studded leather headband – Valentino – £125
Bright Star pouch – Comme des Garçons – £115

SS12.

With all this mild weather we’re having, thoughts are now onto SS12.
Here are a selection of Spring ads that will be gracing the glossies over the next few months.

Longchamp

Bally

Prada

Pinko

Givenchy

Louis Vuitton

Cushnie et Ochs

Burberry

Hugo Boss

Mulberry.

Jil Sander

Tom Ford

Dior

Chane

Valentino

Balmain

Armani

What do you think of the SS12 campaigns?