Pete Davidson models for Alexander Wang

Pete Davidson has been tapped to appear in Alexander Wang’s latest marketing imagery.The Saturday Night Live star walked the runway during the fashion designer’s spring 2020 show held at the Rockefeller Center plaza in New York City last May, where he …

Pete Davidson has been tapped to appear in Alexander Wang’s latest marketing imagery.

The Saturday Night Live star walked the runway during the fashion designer’s spring 2020 show held at the Rockefeller Center plaza in New York City last May, where he joined the likes of professional models including Kendall Jenner, Binx Walton, and his rumoured girlfriend Kaia Gerber.

Now, Wang has teamed with Davidson once again, this time on a set of photos posted on Instagram. The picture shows the 26-year-old posing in two-tone jeans, a white tank top, and a black leather jacket while holding up a small motorcycle.

“Pete pulled up ’cause we signed the NDA,” a brand representative wrote in the caption, referencing reports circulating last month that Davidson makes fans sign a $1 million (£773,500) non-disclosure agreement before they’re welcomed into his shows.

It remains unclear whether the comedian’s photos are part of a wider campaign for the Alexander Wang brand or if they will only be shared on social media.

Meanwhile, Davidson has also taken part in a Q&A video with Wang for the label’s YouTube channel. When asked about his current state of mind, he explained that he found participating in a fashion photoshoot to be rather hilarious.

“I think it’s pretty funny that I’m doing this, that I’m a super-duper model,” said Davidson. “Anwar Hadid was unavailable, Jaden Smith was also not available, and Adam Devine is booked. So, Pete is here.”

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Perrie Edwards tapped as face of footwear brand Superga

Perrie Edwards has been named as the new face of Italian footwear brand Superga.The singer is no stranger to the fashion world, having previously starred alongside her Little Mix bandmates in campaigns for the likes of sportswear label USA Pro and COLA…

Perrie Edwards has been named as the new face of Italian footwear brand Superga.

The singer is no stranger to the fashion world, having previously starred alongside her Little Mix bandmates in campaigns for the likes of sportswear label USA Pro and COLAB dry shampoo.

Now, Perrie is stepping out on her own for a gig with Superga, and is the fronting the label’s marketing imagery for the spring/summer 2019 collection.

“I’m really excited to be working with Superga on their new product range,” she said in a statement. “It’s a brand I’ve loved and worn for a while now, as I love the style and fit of their shoes. They’re really cute and so versatile, I love them!”

One image shows Perrie posing on a table in a neutral ensemble while displaying a pair of basic white Superga sneakers, while another depicts her in a denim outfit and sporting the new Cotrope style which features white canvas and rope detailing around the sole.

There are also several other Perrie-approved designs in the latest collection, including sneakers with the Superga logo in bold font.

Taking to Instagram, a Superga representative uploaded snaps from the campaign and shared, “OMG (oh my God), it’s #PerrieForSuperga. We asked none other than fashion icon @PerrieEdwards to curate her perfect Superga summer capsule wardrobe. Hand-picked by Perrie, this is the perfect edit for anything from festival escapades to beachy summer fun – any occasion is a #PerrieForSuperga occasion!”

Perrie, 25, follows in the footsteps of Superga brand ambassadors such as Alexa Chung, who recently designed a capsule line for the brand, and stars including Rita Ora, Suki Waterhouse, Binx Walton, Abbey Lee Kershaw, and Pyper America Smith.

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Isabel Marant shows off safari chic for fall 19

Isabel Marant has dished up a line of safari-inspired separates for fall/winter 2019.The French fashion house, founded in 1994 by designer Isabel Marant, presented as part of Paris Fashion Week on Thursday night (01Mar19), with the likes of Constance J…

Isabel Marant has dished up a line of safari-inspired separates for fall/winter 2019.

The French fashion house, founded in 1994 by designer Isabel Marant, presented as part of Paris Fashion Week on Thursday night (01Mar19), with the likes of Constance Jablonski, Isabeli Fontana, and Derek Blasberg all perched on the front row.

While Marant is known for her signature Parisian chic aesthetic, for her latest collection she took fans on an adventure, with the show opening with a model sporting a large grey trench coat with matching slouchy grey leather boots.

A number of similar ensembles with a nomadic feel followed, including a beige jumpsuit which was paired with a studded black leather belt, and a wool-lined vest which was matched with a star-printed shirt and trousers with cargo-style pockets.

Model of the moment Kaia Gerber walked the runway in an oversized off-white knit sweater and high-waisted trousers, with her look accessorised with silver feather detailing, large silver drop earrings, and black leather booties.

Reflecting her eclectic taste, Marant also offered up shirts and skirts in mismatched paisley prints, sweaters with geometric designs, wool vests, and cosy jackets.

Gigi Hadid strutted her stuff in a grey jacket with large pockets on the front and beige cargo pants which were tucked into grey boots, while Binx Walton donned beige shorts and a large jacket with brown leather detailing.

To conclude the presentation, Marant added in a few more evening-ready outfits, including black and silver knitwear tops, ’80s-inspired high-neck jumpers, pleated miniskirts, black and silver minidresses, and sequin skirts with dramatic black tops.

Paris Fashion Week continues on Friday with shows from Loewe, Balmain, Nina Ricci, and Celine.

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Naomi Campbell ‘honoured’ to re-wear Marc Jacobs’ grunge design

Naomi Campbell has been tapped to model a Marc Jacobs design that she first wore 25 years ago.On Wednesday (07Nov18), Marc announced that he was re-issuing the grunge collection he launched while working for Perry Ellis in 1992, with the controversial …

Naomi Campbell has been tapped to model a Marc Jacobs design that she first wore 25 years ago.

On Wednesday (07Nov18), Marc announced that he was re-issuing the grunge collection he launched while working for Perry Ellis in 1992, with the controversial line famously leading to his dismissal from the U.S. clothing brand.

Naomi was one of the models who debuted the original range at New York Fashion Week, and on Thursday, she took to Instagram to share a photo of her posing in a new version of the same outfit she wore on the catwalk, with the ensemble included in the Redux Grunge Collection 1993/2018.

“I wore this outfit 25 years ago!! I am honoured to wear it again MARC JACOBS GRUNGE !!! #ReduxGrunge @marcjacobs@themarcjacobs,” she captioned the snap, which shows her wearing a white T-shirt, black lace tights, wrap dress printed with lemon design, Dr. Martens boots, and a striped beanie.

Marc’s original runway show also featured Kate Moss, Christy Turlington, Tyra Banks, and Kristen McMenamy.

In the latest campaign, the designer has also cast Kristen’s 24-year-old daughter Lily McMenamy, who wears a replica of her mother’s grunge outfit – a lilac shirt with a cartoon character printed on the top, a pair of matching leggings, a black blazer and beanie.

“To introduce #ReduxGrunge, @LilyMcMenamy is wearing the exact look her mom, Kristen McMenamy wore when she closed the original Grunge collection as the groom to Kate Moss’ bride. Lily brings her own character, energy, and spirit to the same look 25 years later photographed by Juergen Teller for our Marc Jacobs Grunge Redux 1993/2018,” the 55-year-old captioned a post of Lily standing in the ensemble.

In the new lookbook, models including Gigi Hadid, Slick Woods, Binx Walton and Adut Akech also sport outfits from the 26-piece collection.

“The Grunge collection epitomised the first time in my professional career I was unwavering in my determination to see my vision come to life on the runway, without creative compromise,” Marc added in a statement.

The collection is now available to pre-order online, with the full range going on sale on 15 November.

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Spring fashion campaigns see increase in racial diversity

Racial diversity was embraced in the latest round of fashion campaigns, new figures show.Editors at The Fashion Spot have reported that one in every three models used in the spring 2018 marketing imagery was a woman of colour. Top names such as Naomi …

Racial diversity was embraced in the latest round of fashion campaigns, new figures show.

Editors at The Fashion Spot have reported that one in every three models used in the spring 2018 marketing imagery was a woman of colour.

Top names such as Naomi Campbell, Jourdan Dunn and Binx Walton posed for Versace, Swarovski and Alberta Ferretti, respectively, while emerging stars like Philomena Kwao and Assa Baradji also featured in spring ads.

All in all, 34 per cent of the female models used in the recent batch of campaigns were from a diverse background, which is an increase on previous seasons, though some of fashion’s biggest brands were called out for only using white models.

Mango, Mulberry, Tommy Jeans, Tory Burch, Dolce & Gabbana and denim label DL1961 are among the labels to shun diversity.

As well as race, reporters looked into other demographics, and found there was a decline in women over 50 being used, 10 castings across nine campaigns compared to last season’s 14 across eight, and transgender and non-binary models were the least represented group this season, accounting for only 0.7 per cent of castings.

The number of plus-size models appearing in print adverts remained the same at 10.

“It’s hard to understand – both from a business and social perspective – why campaigns and runways continue to ignore such a large percentage of the market,” Jennifer Davidson, editor-in-chief of The Fashion Spot told HuffPost U.K. “Consumers naturally gravitate towards brands that embrace them, so it makes far more sense to be inclusive.”

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Alexander Wang: ‘Streetwear is changing fashion’

Alexander Wang likes the fact that streetwear is challenging the status quo in fashion.Wang has always infused street elements into his garments, and his work with sportswear giant Adidas Originals has meant his designs have become accessible to even m…

Alexander Wang likes the fact that streetwear is challenging the status quo in fashion.

Wang has always infused street elements into his garments, and his work with sportswear giant Adidas Originals has meant his designs have become accessible to even more people.

His latest line with Adidas, his third to date, was inspired by production errors and factory inconsistencies, with models Binx Walton and Hanne Gaby Odiele starring in the campaign.

“(Street fashion) is becoming a point of disruption in this industry. It’s making a lot of people wake up and challenge the status quo,” he mused to vogue.co.uk. “People are looking a lot more at process and the relevancy of fashion shows, and Fashion Week.”

Wang announced in January (18) that he was dropping out of the traditional Fashion Week calendar, swapping his New York Fashion Week shows in February and September for a new biannual schedule in June and December.

Talking about why he focused on factory rejects and quality control for his new 13-piece Adidas line, the 34-year-old said: “In fashion, we’re always chasing this idea of perfection, but sometimes imperfection is just as interesting, if not more so.

“It was really exciting to watch Adidas, who has such a large footprint, open up to that idea. I thought was very brave of them.”

He also praised his campaign stars, crediting Walton and Odiele for being able to create their own “magic and energy” on set without any direction from him or photographer Brianna Capozzi.

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Alexander Wang hits the road to show off new Adidas Originals line

Alexander Wang will make his way to Coachella on Friday (13Apr18) with a “van full” of his new Adidas Originals collection.The California native is driving from Los Angeles to Palm Springs with his model pals Binx Walton, Lexi Boling, Hanne Gaby Od…

Alexander Wang will make his way to Coachella on Friday (13Apr18) with a “van full” of his new Adidas Originals collection.

The California native is driving from Los Angeles to Palm Springs with his model pals Binx Walton, Lexi Boling, Hanne Gaby Odiele and Cat McNeil. The super stylish group will be keeping fans updated with their antics via the @AdidasOriginals Twitter account and using the hashtag WangFest journey.

“Tomorrow, the #Wangsquad will beg, borrow, and trade all the way to the festival,” Wang told his Instagram followers next to a video clip detailing the journey.

“Making our way to Palm Springs tomorrow with a van full of the new #adidasOriginalsxAW collection. Stay tuned to our insta story and @AdidasOriginals to follow our journey.”

The video is a clip of a car driving across the Californian desert, and words flash up explaining the squad will be,“trading the new collection for food, gas, for favours”.

The line marks Wang’s third Adidas collection. He first joined forces with the sportswear giant in 2016, and brought out season two last year.

For his third effort, the high-end designer was inspired by factory rejects and quality control. The 13-piece collection is made up of jackets, track-style tops, shorts, crew neck sweatshirts, graphic tees and transparent ponchos, with the garments all featuring a flaw of some kind, like uneven printing, wrinkled fabrics and pixelated graphics.

Along with the clothes, Wang has also created his version of Adidas’ football shoe, which he’s called the AW Bball Soccer.

Adidas Originals x Alexander Wang season three will be available in store and online from 21 April.

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Donatella Versace on her new collection: ‘It’s for every woman’

Donatella Versace’s latest collection is aimed at all women.The Versace head showed off her latest designs at Milan Fashion Week on Friday (23Feb18), with the runway full of bold colours and prints, as well as the fashion house’s signature gold chain d…

Donatella Versace’s latest collection is aimed at all women.

The Versace head showed off her latest designs at Milan Fashion Week on Friday (23Feb18), with the runway full of bold colours and prints, as well as the fashion house’s signature gold chain detailing.

Talking about the fall 18 line, Donatella told Vogue in a video: “(It’s) a continuation of last year. What (it) represents is the family of Versace. They are different characters. There is a punkish one, there is a more sophisticated one, the mystery woman, and the young, young school girl with sneakers.

“There is not one for this collection, it’s a lot of woman coming together and be courageous and be strong (sic).”

To show off the bold designs, Donatella hired an army of strong models to walk for her. Gigi Hadid, Kaia Gerber, Anja Rubik, Edie Campbell, Binx Walton and Natalia Vodianova were among those strutting their stuff.

Among the collection were pieces that seemed to be a nod to ’90s icon Cher Horowitz, from cult teen movie Clueless. Her iconic yellow chequered skirt suit was re-imagined for the millennial market, with Donatella creating multiple skirt suits, sweaters, jackets and trousers in purple, yellow, green and blue chequered and plaid prints.

During the behind-the-scenes shoot for Vogue, some of the models summed up what they loved about Versace in one sentence.

“She’s not afraid to take chances,” Anja smiled, while Teddy Quinlivan added: “Strength, empowerment, femininity.”

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