Stylin' (Hip Spanking Fashion)
Friday, 8 February 2008
Hello and welcome to Bandwagon, 3D’s brand spanking new pair of fashionpages. In this space we hope to keep those of you who are sartoriallyinclined to be (or wish to be) up to date on all the latest news andgossip in the fashion world, here and abroad. We’re going to be showingyou who is wearing what in and around the streets, malls, galleries andcafes of your town, and why they’re wearing it.
We’ll show you all the fun you missed out on with our party reviews,and try our best to tip you off on where to be in the future. We’llalso be interviewing the rising, risen (and maybe even sinking) starsof the fashion industry and, as our little thanks for reading, we’ll beoffering you freebies too! Speaking of freebies, check out the Cons wehave for you this week and, while you’re at it, take a look at ourstylish street kids, all of whom were snapped at the Art Gallery of NewSouth Wales during the opening of Art Express.
Bandwagon Issue 895
With all these fashion weeks happening at once it can be hard to work out who was where and when. New York, as always, had all the major American players (Calvin Klein, Donna Karen, Micheal Kors and Zac Posen) as well as an Australian contingent including Sass and Bide, Jayson Brundson and Willow. Stockholm hosted the best of Scandinavian design with shows from Cheap Monday, Acne, Filippa K and plenty more, while Berlin’s second ever fashion week kicked off with a show from BOSS by Hugo Boss and saw Zac Posen’s resort collection shown along-side local offerings.
Trends from New York include shrunken suits and bolder shades (including what looked like gold tinfoil at Patrick Ervell) for boys, while girls have grown up prim in knee-length pencil skirts and ’50s-inspired necklines. Stockholm sees things slim, dark, angular and unisex, with mini-skirts and futurism also making an appearance. Berlin showed a city not yet steady on its fashion feet – suit jackets in various forms appeared throughout, and Lac Et Mel’s carbon neutral Victoriana themed collection proved a standout.
Shoe label Saucony are set to release their Saucony Originals sneakers this week. Heavily influenced by hip hop and urban culture, dance troupe Floor Lords were brought on board to help produce some of Saucony’s limited edition ‘Courageous’ sneakers. A fusion of vintage styling and modern technology, Saucony sneakers even come in old-school boxes. For more info call (03) 9537 0344.
America’s Next Top Model and talk show host Tyra Banks is set to produce a new reality TV show focusing on the cutthroat world of fashion magazines. Part Ugly Betty, part The Apprentice, there is no news yet on whether this tele-visual bitches brew will be seen in Australia.
Contrary to rumours, US presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton is not on the cover of this month’s American Vogue. In the former First Lady’s place is British actress Kate Bosworth – a younger, thinner and far less controversial choice.