Fashion Month is over and October has arrived. For many that means a personal quest of abstinence – a month of no smoking as part of Stoptober (a campaign to help people quit smoking in the UK) or 31 days of not drinking for Go Sober for October (raising money for MacMillan Cancer Support). But October is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month and with it comes a very stylish reminder to look after our bodies. British designer Stella McCartney has designed a gorgeous neon pink lace lingerie set, modeled in the rather saucy and revealing campaign by pal Kate Moss. "I wanted to remind women that when they wear this set—the first thing they put on in the morning—to keep on top of their health and visit their doctor regularly," explains the designer. A percentage of profits will also go to the Linda McCartney Centre.
Available at stellamccartney.com and in Stella McCartney stores
As far as the designers are concerned, SS 15 is now done and dusted and AW 15 is well under way. So for next season, who's sitting where in fashion's most recent game of musical chairs?
It's all happening in Paris, with Peter Copping leaving Nina Ricci after five years at the helm (with a relocation to Oscar de la Renta perhaps?) and if rumours are correct, Carven's Guillaume Henry moving in as his replacement. Christophe Lemaire is over and out at Hermès, wanting to focus on his own label with Nadège Vanhee-Cybulski taking over as Artistic Director. And could Maison Martin Margiela be the house with which John Galliano makes his major couture comeback?
The other big question in Paris is just what is Justin Bieber doing with Karl Lagerfeld? Following the recent pictures Justin posted of himself with Mr. Lagerfeld on Instagram at Fashion Week and at what looked like a photo shoot, it may be time for Cara to don her boxing gloves and fight for her spot... Bieber is inbound.
And over in London, Tom Ford is saying goodbye to his UK show space at London Fashion Week in favour of L.A. where he plans to combine his love of fashion and film. "Like fashion, film is also a creative endeavor that is extremely important to me. I am excited to bring these two aspects of my life together by presenting the collection in Los Angeles."
Apple's stylish skin
We may have already gone through the pros and cons of Apple's latest bite, the Apple Watch, but when fashion heavies Karl Lagerfeld and Anna Wintour attend its unveiling which was held at luxury fashion boutique Colette in Paris during Fashion Week, and top model Liu Wen is rumoured to be the face of the campaign; fashion tentacles are raised and its allure all the more appealing to the style conscious. With no mention of the word 'smart' in its title and its very pleasing aesthetic (we are told the bracelet takes nearly nine hours to cut and is brushed by hand), Apple is certainly going for the luxury fashion end of the market. But has it done enough to pick up the fashion following it is after? We shall wait and see...