The Betsey and Lulu Show: Set Your DVR
No stranger to media buzz of late, Betsey Johnson is once again making fashion news with her official confirmation to WWD of an upcoming reality show on the Style Network. Rumors to this effect were swirling back in April, but now cameras are actively recording the lives of the bubbly designer and her daughter, Lulu. Look for The Betsey and Lulu Show to premier next spring. Also, as noted by Vogue, Johnson will debut a new dress collection around the same time. These developments are doubly nice, in light of Johnson’s financial challenges over the past few months.
Crossing Into Traffic
Street Style is fast losing its independent, branding-free spirit, reports the New York Times. In the word of one expert, lads and ladies once spotted and snapped purely for their unique fashion sense are walking “billboards” in borrowed goods. Whether schilling for gift cards or straight cash, aspiring sidewalk icons are now pawns in a strategic game of product placement orchestrated by individual designers and conglomerates alike. This sea change could be viewed as a disappointing development, or a sign of evolving times (or both). Either way, Ruth La Ferla’s article is well worth the read.
More To Love About DVF
“I think you only regret the things you don’t do,” Diane Von Furstenberg declared to Fern Mallis at 92Y in New York earlier this week. The designer’s past, present, and future were all fair game in the revealing interview, summarized here via WWD. From thoughts on the recent departure of her Creative Director, to hanging upside down on a yoga wall to reinvigorate, the designer proves once again that she’s one tough, talented lady. The best bit? We learned that DVF apparently gifts one of her multitude of wedding bands to her friends when they’re feeling down. Could she be any cooler?
The Show Is Over, Say Goodbye
Finally, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week concluded this Thursday, September 13th in New York City, wrapping a dizzying series of Spring 2013 runway shows and presentations, parties and press coverage. Maddening as we find it, coveting seasonal looks nearly a year before we can wear them, the glitz and glamour of Lincoln Center never fail to captivate. For more post-FW eye candy than you can handle (or maybe just enough), visit MBFashionWeek.com. Therein, dossiers of all featured designers are also just a click away. Can you say required reading?
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