After a week away recovering from all the fashion weeks we’re back with our regular round up of all the fashion news. And we’ve got important things to share with you. Really important.
He’s been called a few names in his time but now Karl has suggested his name shouldn’t be Lagerfeld but Labelfeld. Do you get it? Because Lager sounds vaguely like Label and he works in fashion. He’s so clever. Actually this was a comment on the commodification of the individual within the fashion industry and the loss of personal identity. Shame on you Coca Cola and Chanel, forcing Karl into these collaborations in exchange of vast sums of money.
New balls please
First Rihanna shared her otherwise hidden body with the world in an Armani short film (known to everyone else as an advert) and now it’s the turn of Rafael Nadal. The monochrome “film” sees the actor running through a car park and for no apparent reason ripping off his clothes before getting into a lift where someone happens to have left a bag of Armani clothes in his size. If Armani keep being this tasteful then surely an Academy Award cannot be far away.
Sex doesn’t sell
Subtlety has never been at the heart of billboard advertising. Perfume – use a nearly naked woman; underwear – obviously a nearly naked woman; broadband internet – you know the rest. Now it seems the Advertising Standards Authority in the UK wants these ads to stop, particularly where children might see. Most children are all kept in the one field right? This could result in a fall in work for our brave models. Sad times. There are a number of new guidelines telling advertisers what they cannot show including “Images of touching oneself in a sexual manner”. When you can’t show that near a school you have to wonder what kind of world we live in.
Is it a meal in itself?
Kate Moss has many talents. While everyone knows that she can stand and walk while wearing clothes, she also makes the most amazing gravy. That’s right, the mostly mute model loves nothing more than taking some meat lubricant around to her friends dinner parties. . It’s of course not really news that the Rimmel model eats having previously brought out a cookery book in 2009.
You know what fashion means right?
Did you think the fashion week season was over? Well you’re so wrong. New York, Paris, London and Milan are merely a preamble to the main event – that’s right it’s Liverpool Fashion Week. The event was opened by everyone’s fashion idol Jennifer Metcalfe who somehow finds the time to work on something called Hollyoaks on top of her unrivalled fashion work. Just to show the show’s style credentials the top sponsors include FakeBake and The Lip Doctor.
We’ll be back next week. If you see any stories you think must be reported then give us a holler in the comments section and maybe we’ll feature it if you’re stylish enough.