Watch Rihanna add yet another “slash” to singer/actress/model as she takes on her newest role as executive producer. The project, “Styled to Rock,” is a new fashion mentorship reality show in which amateur fashion designers compete each week to create an outfit for a rotating celebrity. While the show’s concept is far from original, the star power attached to it is undeniable. In addition to Rihanna, who makes an appearance in the premiere but won’t show up again until the finale, episode regulars include designer Henry Holland, stylist Lisa Cooper, and singer Nicola Roberts. The show will run for 10 weeks starting next month on UK’s Sky Living HD channel.
Watch the Jessica Mitrani-directed short film, JuliaSET, which features designs from one of New York City’s most avant garde fashion design teams, threeASFOUR. Released a few weeks ago as part of the 30+ artist exhibition ‘Do Your Thing‘ (currently on display at NYC’s White Columns Gallery), the four-minute art film features the kind of shockingly futuristic, multi-media looks–including the laser-cut masks and headpieces seen above–threeASFOUR is so well-known for.
Watch this behind-the-scenes footage of all the labor–and flowers!–new Dior designer Raf Simons tasked his staff with to pull off his first Haute Couture runway show for the French fashion house. Taking several days, dozens of people painstakingly affixed more than one million peonies, golden rods, roses and 13 other flora varieties to the walls of five different “salons” (bleu, dior, jaune, blanc and rouge). When all was said and done, the work paid off in spades, as critics resoundingly raved about Simons debut–both the collection and the beautiful backdrop.
Watch footage from the opening of Louis Vuitton’s first ever stand-alone jewelry store in the Place Vendôme in Paris. The move is a remarkable one in that this section of the city has long been steeped in old jeweler tradition (Piaget, Boucheron and Cartier all have homes there). But Louis Vuitton’s move should come as no surprise: the watches and jewelry segment of the famous fashion house has experienced faster growth than either its clothing or leather accessories lines. The centerpiece of the boutique’s merchandise is a staggering $11 million diamond, cut in the shape of the brand’s iconic flower logo.
Watch British Vogue’s A/W 2012 trend rundown , a comprehensive 15-minute video that features Editor in Chief Alexandra Shulman, Fashion Features Director Harriet Quick, and others walking you through the major runway trends for the upcoming season. From daytime leather and cinched waists to the return of the trouser and elaborate heels, this video is a one-stop shop to know what to wear this September, complete with catwalk footage and runway-to-real-life translation tips.