It’s important for a model to stay ahead of the ever changing fashion landscape so I’ve rounded up some of the top recent stories you may have missed to arm you with much needed knowledge.
In news that almost feels like it’s a decade too late but great none the less, Christian Louboutin have expanded their offering of shoe styles in their nudes collection. Shoppers now have the option of two new heeled sandals in addition to the pumps and ballet flats of the original collection, all with the iconic red sole. The collection, that initially comprised of five different shades of nude and has since been expanded to seven different shades, was created so that women of all skin tones had a ‘nude’ shoes option. Louboutin himself says that “nude is not a colour, it’s a concept” and I couldn’t agree more.
British bombshell Rosie Huntington Whitely has given birth to her first child with Jason Statham. Jack Oscar Statham was born on Saturday the 24th and with a former Victoria’s Secret Model and hunky actor as his parents, he’ll no doubt be a genetically blessed little boy.
In a nod to their heritage, Kenzo have exclusively cast models of Asian descent in their latest show for Spring 18. The show included both their men’s and women’s collections for the season and in total there were 83 models with many having been flown in specifically from Japan, Korea, and Taiwan for the show. Inspired by Japanese musician Ryuichi Sakamoto and model Sayoko Yamaguchi, designers Carol Lim and Humberto Leon wrote in the show notes of the inspirations, “We celebrate two muses, one who represents the modern view of the house and one from its past.”
Designer Stella McCartney has come out saying that she regrets using pals and models of the moment, Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell and Yasmin Le Bon in her graduate fashion show in the 1995. The presence of the supermodels combined with a bespoke Paul McCartney track certainly got Stella a lot of media attention. “I look back on that moment and just feel a bit embarrassed that I was so naive,” says McCartney in an interview for BBC Radio Four’s Desert Island Discs. “They were my mates and that’s who I was hanging out with when I was at college, so when it came to choosing the models for my degree show I kind of thought I might as well ask my friends,” she added.
And finally, in what seems to be some of the craziest news to come out of the past week, Barneys New York are now selling a money clip in the shape of a humble paper clip for $236, a figure that sounds more like the weekly rent on a room than for a 6x2cm piece of polished sterling silver. It is though engraved with ‘Prada’ so it’s totally worth it, right?