Watch Hugo Boss pull out all the stops in its highly-touted runway show held in Shanghai yesterday. The teaser short film, “Discover Shanghai Affairs,” starring Taiwanese actress Lin Chiling and Spanish model Jon Kotajarena, was the centerpiece of a strong campaign leading up to yesterday’s main event. The show attracted an international mix, including “Great Gatsby” actress Carrie Mulligan, actor Gerard Butler, and a who’s who of Asian celebrities like China Chow, Cherie Chung and Kwon Sang Woo. For fans who couldn’t see the faux lightning show in person, Hugo Boss offered them the opportunity to purchase looks from the collection during the live-stream, which were sold online in limited quantities.
In keeping with the Shanghai setting, watch this Telegraph-produced video of Stella McCartney’s last night of a four-day trip to China in which a group of Chinese models, acrobats and dancers, led by former ballerina Du Juan, put on a variety show–with a fashion twist. Against the glamorous backdrop of the famed Astor House, the performers gave McCartney a fun, athletic, and sexy eyeful, all while wearing the British designer’s sneakers, gowns, cocktail dresses and separates.
Chanel isn’t usually known for sleek simplicity, but in this new ad for its new five-color nail collection Couleurs Culte, that’s exactly what you get. Instead of high cheekboned models and couture, all you see here are a pair of well-manicured hands, a few stunning bracelets and lots of $27 bottles of Particulière (grey), Pirate (bright red), Rouge Noir (an archived black red), Black Satin, and Beige, moving to the beat of a new age-y, synthesized song that sounds strikingly similar to New Order’s “Bizarre Long Triangle.”
Watch the CFDA’s final installment of its ‘nominees videos’ for next Monday’s big awards, where one of these design teams–Creatures of the Wind, Cushnie et Ochs, or Suno–will win the coveted title of Swarovski Womenswear Designer of the Year. Though all three duos have very different design aesthetics, ranging from playful and printed to minimalist and edgy, the common thread among all of them is their attention to a woman’s individuality–her desire to toe the lines between sexy and pretty, fantasy and practical, formal and fun. Find out which of these teams follows in the footsteps of Prabal Gurung in 2011 and Joseph Altuzarra last year when Kerry Washington announces the winner on Monday night.
Psy may be K-Pop’s most internationally well-known artist, but the industry’s most fashionable? That would be girl group 2nE1’s frontwoman CL (short for “Chaelin”), who, in her new solo video “The Baddest Female,” basically gives us a 4-minute summary of her favorite designers’ Spring 2013 RTW collections. With more than half a dozen outfit changes, each one more over-the-top than the last, the 22-year-old rapper sports everything from Jeremy Scott and Adidas to Tom Ford and Hermès to Versace and Givenchy. And as you can see in the image above, she goes big with the weaponized jewelry as well. With music videos no longer a priority for most American music artists, it’s nostalgic to see that the medium is still thriving–and still fashionable.