Banana Republic Debuts Trina Turk Collab
New this week, Banana Republic’s Cali-chic capsule collection by Trina Turk includes dresses, separates, swimwear, and accessories. Splashed with color and popping with signature ‘60s-style prints, the line captures Turk’s Palm Springs perspective. Snap up a maxi dress or enamel bangle (our faves), at a price much gentler than those inside the designer’s Highland Park Village boutique.
Olsens, Depp, Reid, and More Honored by CFDA
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen edged out Marc Jacobs and the Proenza Schouler boys to nab the 2012 Womenswear Designer of the Year Award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America this week. Also honored at the Seth Meyers-hosted ceremony were Billy Reid as Menswear Designer of the Year and Johnny Depp as Fashion Icon. For a full rundown of winners, plus a link to a gallery of the evening’s most notable looks, head over to Styleite.
Trading Paper For Stylish Modern Sites
Fashionista reported this week on the departure of another top-tier fashion print exec for the world of digital publishing. The article describes the move of Elle‘s senior fashion news editor Nick Axelrod to beauty site Into The Gloss as “part of a growing trend that has industry players leaving traditional print publications for digital outlets.” Also highlighted were similar migrations from Glamour and Lucky Magazine, though print-to-print moves among other pubs were noted as well.
FGI Announces Musselman Award Finalists
Finally, selected at Career Day 2012, Fashion Group International of Dallas has announced the five student finalists for the first Shelly Musselman Fashion Design Award. Musselman, co-founder with Brian Bolke of internationally-recognized designer boutique Forty Five Ten, passed away in early 2011. This tribute scholarship will include $10,000, as well as a mentorship with Bolke. The young finalists include Mfon Ogbonna (Houston Community College), Cassandra Bumpous (University of North Texas), Kim Pham (University of North Texas, pictured), Bao Tran (University of North Texas), and Katrina Raz (University of Texas at Austin).
The winner will be honored at the 2012 Fashion & Lifestyle Awards, Night of Stars Gala in Dallas on November 16th.
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