And the countdown has begun! There’s only a little more than a week left until the fall/winter 2014 collections debut at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, which means you only have a finite amount of time to memorize the schedule before the fashion frenzy hits Manhattan (and Brooklyn, this time around). Read ahead for a breakdown of when and where your favorite designers are showing this season.
Nicola Formichetti has launched his first capsule collection for Diesel. As the brand’s newly appointed artistic director (he held the same title previously at Thierry Mugler), he tapped into Diesel’s 35-year historical archive to launch a 45 piece collection—aptly named #DieselTribute—comprised of both men’s and women’s ready-to-wear, denim, accessories, and intimates based on the themes of denim and leather. “This collection is my homage to the DNA of Diesel,” Formichetti said. “Visiting the Diesel factories in Italy was incredible. The decision to use these found materials from the archive in a new way was immediate. These new, limited edition and artisanal explorations of denim and leather are two very important steps into designing the future of Diesel.” Formichetti went a step further and took Diesel’s denim to a whole new level by having garments assembled entirely by hand and constructed piece-by-piece with manual stud and hand-stitched patch applications. Going hand-in-hand with the collection’s launch, Formichetti teamed up with renowned British photographer, Nick Knight, to create portrait campaigns shot entirely on an iPhone to showcase the fearless Diesel spirit. The full collection will be released in two parts, the denim capsule—which is now available—will be followed by the leather collection due out in February 2014 in select Diesel stores. We can’t wait to see what he does next.
Fashion Week is winding down in New York, but there’s still plenty of fabulous fashion and celebrity sightings. Vanessa Hudgens kept up her Fashion Week rounds, sitting front row at Yigal Azrouel, Diesel Black Gold and Tibi. Meanwhile, Rodarte took us through the plains of the midwest, buckwheat prints and all, with a collection that climaxed with two ruby-slipper-inspired dresses (shown). Marc Jacobs also showed a very “deer” collection for his Marc by Marc Jacobs line, with the animal featured on dresses, accessories and shoes. And that’s not all! Click through to find out what happened on day seven of New York Fashion Week.
— Heather Viggiani, with reporting by Caitlin Donovan and Nakisha Williams
1. Beyoncé looks fierce in her new L’Oreal Paris Feria commercial. But then again, she always does. [Stylelist]
2. Katy Perry is everywhere! The pop singer confirmed that she will guest star on How I Met Your Mother. [AP]
3. Here’s a sporty collaboration: Adidas and Diesel teamed up to create a line of limited-edition sneakers, set to debut January 20. [WWD]
4. Fashion designer Orla Kiely designed a funky print… for a car! The eco-friendly automobile will be released next month. [ELLE]
5. Rihannas’ first ad for her Reb’l Fleur fragrance is sexy. See for yourself. [Coco Perez]
6. Even Kate Middleton loves a good bargain: The future princess was spotted perusing the sale rack at a department store in London. [People]
We loved the custom bedazzled Diesel daisy dukes that Katy Perry rocked in her “California Gurls” video, and the actress is showing off the Italian denim brand once again! In her latest video “Teenage Dream,” Perry wears Diesel’s skin-tight Livier 65Z 5-pocket jean leggings with a sexy bra top for the beach party scene, adding her own stylish signature with a few added holes and rips. The curve-hugging jeans ($170) aren’t available for purchase just yet, but you can nab your own pair at diesel.com this November.
We know Katy Perry loves Daisy Dukes—after all, she literally sings their praises in her hit single, “California Gurls.” But when we finally peeped her brand-new video, we couldn’t take our eyes off her super-sparkly pair. It turns out that Diesel made them special just for Katy, with the help of her stylist, Johnny Wujek; they embellished their “Mintha” jean shorts with over 700 blue and gray Swarovski crystals. Obviously, the pop star was happy with the results—as she wrote on Twitter, “Don’t be jelly about the custom Diesel daisy dukes!” But Katy, we are. We’ll be digging out the old Bedazzler this weekend, for sure.