All the season’s on-trend news!
Beyonce did an awesomely avant-garde cover for CR Fashion Book. In Comme des Garçons, Margiela, and Prada, with creative direction by Ricardo Tisci, a Chanel #surfbort, and a wacky Blonde on Blonde-era Dylan-esque poem by Bey (“I saw a TV preacher when I was scared / at four or five, about bad dreams”). Will this put those nasty rumors about CR Fashion Book’s demise to bed? (CR Fashion Book)
Teens to clothes: “I’m just not that in2 u.” But also because they met someone else: phones. Teens love phones and clothes are just a snooze in comparison, says the Times. “You get [teens] talking about crop tops, you get a nice little debate about high-waist going, but the conversation keeps shifting back” to tech, says a retail analyst, who sounds like he is probably the only adult to have a productive conversation with teenagers in over a decade. Traditional teen retailers like Abercrombie are flagging, and Lucky EIC Eva Chen says it’s because teens, like goats, sheep, and cows before them, are “grazing,” buying a few things here and there throughout the year instead of dropping mad dollars in one fell back-to-skewl splurgella. It probably also has something to do with teenagers relationships with clothing, I think: the kind of self-identity you used to establish through an Abercrombie sweater is now done through an Instagram selfie. (NYT)
La vie en Ghesquière! It’s a little bit [law] suit, a little bit summer sail! Ghesquière and Balenciaga, it was announced yesterday, will attempt mediation in lieu of a court ruling, in a suit the fashion house brought against its former designer alleging that the controversial interview he gave to System left him in violation of his separation agreement. And they want in the region of $9 million from Ghesquière. Can these two crazy kids just talk it out? We’ll have to wait and see! If not, a judge will put on this sick red fur-trimmed robe and hand down a decision. In other, cheerier news for Ghesquière, Frank Gehry has designed these beautiful Enya-themed windows for Louis Vuitton. No, wait—they are inspired by the Gehry’s Fondation Louis Vuitton, on which he’s putting the finishes touches before Ghesquière presents his second collection for LV there. Ghesquière has always designed clothes fit for space’s first luxury co-op; will his fall collection echo those signature Gehry soars? Regardless: these moods are pure. (WWD, WWD)