Gavin Norton

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Tropical Prints

You might not be jet setting off to some exotic tropical island this summer, but you certainly will be wearing one! For Resort 2012, designers such as Stella McCartney and Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy ventured for the colorful surroundings of a Hawaiian jungle. Go wild and wear print with print; Hawaiian shirts with Hawaiian trousers, or even better, mix it up with another print like McCartney’s stripes. So do not be afraid to dig out that hawaiian shirt that was soooo embarrissing for so many years! It’s time we add a little more fun into our lives, and there’s no better way to do it with then that tropical fever.

Stella McCartney Resort 2012



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The Job No One Wanted

As the first looks came down the glossy runway there was a sigh of relief. Bill Gaytten who is acting Creative Director for the house of Dior, has done it right. Unlike the couture show in July, the fashion show was a success as simplicity is the key. Yet again there is no word on who will become John Galliano’s successor, but sources have said we will know in the next few weeks. Does this mean the Dior directors have selected they’re future Creative Director from the pick ‘n’ mix of designers? We have guessed them all, Marc Jacobs, Sarah Burton, Tom Ford, Riccardo Tisci, Azzedine Alaia, but all the possibilities have been denied. Who could it possibly be? My final guestimate…….Giambattista Valli or Olivier Theyskens. Lets wait and see.

Giambattista Valli Fall 2011


Filed under: Azzedine Alaia, Bill Gaytten, Dior, Fashion, Gavin Norton, Giambattista Valli, John Galliano, Marc Jacobs, Olivier Theyskens, Riccardo Tisci, Sarah Burton, Tom Ford, , , , , , , , , , , ,

Love For Lara

Love is in the air. Especially between Calvin Klein and super model Lara Stone. Francisco Costa and Italo Zucchelli, who are the Creative Directors of Clavin Klein, say they love Mrs. Stone so much, that they are dedicating their Fashions Night Out celebrations to the model of the moment.

Vogue Paris August 2011

Stone, who is famous for her gapped front teeth and ‘I don’t belong here’ runway walk, has been named the number 1 model in the top 50 models list and has landed major campaigns like  Givenchy, Giorgio Amrani and Calvin Kelin (of course!).

Calvin Klein campaign

So pop in to Calvin Klein (if you’re in New York) on Fashions Night Out for a room filled of photos of Lara, a specially designed t-shirt and a chance to meet the model legend.

Vogue Paris October 2010


Filed under: Calvin Klein, Fashion, Fashions Night Out, Francisco Costa, Gavin Norton, Givenchy, Italo Zucchelli, Lara Stone, Riccardo Tisci, , , , , , , , ,

Dior Declined

Top couturier Azzedine Alaia has been offered the eponymous position at Dior replacing John Galliano, but the offer has been declined. “Mr. Alaia wasn’t interested. Flattered, but not about to pursue. The story of what happened with John was a sad story, he said when I asked him”, stated journalist Vanessa Friedman,”and he didn’t want to be part of the next chapter. And that’s even before you got to the other stuff.” If the job was accepted, it would have caused complete shock in the fashion industry, who where expecting designers like Riccardo Tisci or Sarah Burton to take to the helm of Dior. This makes the waiting even more exciting.

Azzedine Alaia fitting one of his designs


Filed under: Azzedine Alaia, Christian Dior, Dior, Fashion, Gavin Norton, John Galliano, Riccardo Tisci, Sarah Burton, , , , , , , ,

Rumours, Rumours, Rumours

Rumours have raised yet again in the fashion industry. Givenchy designer Riccardo Tisci has supposedly been telling his close friends that he is the new designer at Dior, replacing John Galliano. During Paris Fashion Week, suspicions were that Riccardo was leaving Givenchy and joining Dior, and Haider Ackermann would become his successor at Givenchy. So are these rumors true?  Although Dior may not release a press statement until September, at this moment in time it is quite obvious that Riccardo Tisci is the Chosen one.

Riccardo Tisci


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