Watch “House of Style: Music, Models, and MTV,” a four-part, 22-minute mini documentary that acts as both an homage to the iconic show that premiered in 1989 (with a then 23-year-old Cindy Crawford as host) and a porthole into the new iteration, set to debut on October 9th. Old footage of familiar faces like Todd Oldham (who took over as host in 1995), Madonna and Calvin Klein mingle with new industry voices like model Karlie Kloss, musicians Kat Graham and Rita Ora, as well as a 2012 Cindy Crawford. Cynthia Rowley put it best, when she said, “Before Facebook, before Instagram, there was ‘House of Style’.” Indeed.
Watch behind-the-scenes of Target’s newest fashion lookbook photo shoot, as Sarah Easley and Beth Buccini, co-owners of upscale Manhattan-based boutique Kirna Zabete, describe their new diffusion collection for the retailer. The pieces, which are heavy on print and bold colors, include a belted floral trench, a red clutch (“our favorite color!”), a boyfriend blazer with satin lapels, a teal floppy hat, and what the women refer to as the “new twinset” (a long-sleeved tee and boxy pullover sweater), range in price from $9.99 to $99.99. The full collection will be available in-stores and online starting on September 9th.
Watch Jimmy Choo and Mr. Porter team up again for the short film, “Stepping Out,” which features an ankle-view look at Choo’s Fall/Winter men’s collection. Against several posh London backdrops (Harrod’s, the Mayfair, et al.), the film features a dozen men’s styles such as the conservative ‘Barbican,’ the modern side-buckled ‘St James’ and the eccentric animal skin half-boot ‘Albert’–all shot through a vintage sepia filter. To further emphasize that this is a men’s only club, the several pairs of women’s shoes (all of which are Jimmy Choo designs) seen in the film go purposefully unidentified.
Watch Solange Knowles trade her usual loud colors and prints for comfortable and preppy in Madewell’s Fall/Winter ad campaign. An unexpected (in the good way!) choice for the laid-back line, Knowles models everything from chambray on denim and oversized polka-dot blazers to color-blocked bouclé letter jackets and lightweight long-sleeved tulip-hemmed dresses, all with aplomb. The accessories, which include an array of colorful fedoras, cut-out gold cuffs and suede yellow pumps help give the collection its unique style and polish.
Watch CFDA Award-winning designer Prabal Gurung discuss the inspirations behind his forthcoming line for ICB, which he swears up and down will be more affordable than his usual four-figure gowns and pantsuits. Designed with “a girl with beauty, intelligence, sense of humor” in mind, Gurung doesn’t reveal too many details about the line, but he does discuss his favorite piece–“a modern, hand-smocked cape,” which he promises women of all ages, sizes and tastes will love. Available later this year at select Barneys New York stores nationwide, Gurung’s line will also be sold online at ICB.
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