This week’s “Whatever Wednesday” is short and sweet, so let’s get right to it!
Tom Ford’s Seventies Glam in Vogue US
Remember how excited I was when Tom Ford presented his Spring 2011 womanswear collection at the much buzzed about “secret show” during NYFW? I was absolutely devastated when no photos of the collection were released at the time and have eagerly awaited more news.
Thankfully, the wait is finally over. In the December 2010 issue of Vogue, Mr. Ford himself gives us some insight into his latest collection:
“It’s about individuality. Real clothes, real women. For a fashionable woman aged 25 to 75. That’s why I literally put many of my own muses in the show. I hear them say, ‘God, I can’t find that anywhere!’ ” Women friends had been “begging” him to make them suits as soon as they heard he was starting a menswear line; he couldn’t find anything to buy his mother; it all built up. “I want this to be somewhere a woman knows she can go when she wants a great jacket—not a fake expensive jacket, something that has intrinsic value. I don’t think fashion has to change every five minutes. I’d like these to be clothes you can wear for a long time—ten, 20 years; pass on to your daughter. Why buy vintage when you can open your own closet!” It’s not for the Gucci girl he left behind. “At this point?” he considers. “She’d be too trendy.”
The article, entitled “Mr. Ford Returns“, gives us a glimpse at the man behind the label while offering our first real taste of the collection!
Just in case you haven’t seen them yet, below are the drool-worthy images, captured by photographer Steven Meisel, for your viewing pleasure.
So – what do you think? Do you love it as much as I do?
The first Burberry Bespoke Trench
You’ve undoubtedly heard of the Bespoke service Burberry will be launching in early 2011. Customers will be able to design their own coats online by mixing and matching colors and styles, and adding details like buttons, studs and initials.
Emma Watson is wearing one of the first Bespoke trench coats in the image below. What do you think – winner or loser? For me it’s a definite winner!
Google’s Boutique Service Goes Live
Have you checked out the latest trend in online shopping yet? Google’s “Boutiques.com” operates on the “curated fashion boutique” business model. They reached out to celebrities, personal-style bloggers, designers and retailers alike and asked them to create individual boutiques and, not only that, but the service will allow you to create your own fashion boutique as well.
Each “boutique” serves as a portal to another retailer. Consumers are able to browse products and click through to a retailer, like net-a-porter or modcloth, to make their purchase. In addition, their is a social networking/popularity element to the service. You can elect to follow a boutique much like you would follow someone on twitter.
This is an interesting concept that seems to be getting more and more popular. What do you think, is this the future of online shopping?