Peter Pilotto designers confirm plans to pause brand

Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos have confirmed they are pressing pause on the Peter Pilotto brand. Earlier this week, editors at WWD published a report suggesting the designer duo, who co-founded the London-based label in 2007, were taking a break…

Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos have confirmed they are pressing pause on the Peter Pilotto brand.

Earlier this week, editors at WWD published a report suggesting the designer duo, who co-founded the London-based label in 2007, were taking a break from the company.

And on Thursday, the pair issued a statement confirming the news was true.

“After 12 exhilarating years of collaboration, Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos have decided to take a break and pause their eponymous brand Peter Pilotto,” a statement posted on the brand’s Instagram page read. “During the imminent break, Peter and Christopher will reassess all aspects of the future of the brand, it’s (sic) structure, business model and operations.

“Commenting, Peter and Christopher said, ‘We have loved working together and love what we have created with Peter Pilotto. The brand is a true blend of our passions and creativity, but we need time to pause and rethink before we explore our next steps in this rapidly changing world. We are excited about our next phase, whether separately or jointly.'”

In the caption, the pair also thanked fans of the label for their support and praised their investors for confirming that they will continue to own the brand.

Mad Men star January Jones offered up her support in the caption, writing, “(Love) U both! And excited to see what’s next!” while Blue Crush actress Kate Bosworth posted a series of heart emojis.

According to WWD, the duo recently filed paperwork to have the brand’s holding company, Pilotto De Vos Ltd., removed from the Companies House database, the official register of U.K. businesses, which means it will cease to exist.

Members from the Peter Pilotto design team were reportedly laid off late last year and a pop-up shop, which was due to remain open in London’s Mayfair district until May, has closed. The designers didn’t present a fall/winter 2020 runway show this month.

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Chloe explores ‘ethereal womanhood’ with fall 20 collection

Chloe has delved into the idea of “ethereal womanhood” for its fall/winter 2020 collection.Creative director Natacha Ramsay-Levi unveiled her latest line at the Grand Palais as part of Paris Fashion Week on Thursday, with the presentation, titled If Yo…

Chloe has delved into the idea of “ethereal womanhood” for its fall/winter 2020 collection.

Creative director Natacha Ramsay-Levi unveiled her latest line at the Grand Palais as part of Paris Fashion Week on Thursday, with the presentation, titled If You Listen Carefully… I’ll Show You How to Dance, attracting celebrities such as Lucy Boynton, Kate Bosworth, and Alexa Chung.

Marianne Faithfull was in attendance too, with the French designer having tapped the singer to recite poetry for the soundtrack. In addition, Ramsay-Levi utilised prints from her friend Rita Ackermann’s artwork in the ready-to-wear range and engaged sculptor Marion Verboom to create the gilded totem poles that lined the runway.

According to the show notes, the designs are “an exploration of masculine codes and ethereal womanhood,” as well as an examination of the “women who reject the boundaries of classical definition”.

Showcasing muted earth tones, the spectacle opened with Kaia Gerber walking the runway in a beige shirt dress with orange embroidery on the sleeves and a brown leather belt. The outfit was accessorised with dark red socks and chunky brown leather brogues.

Silhouettes verged on the conservative side, with models sporting long polka dot dresses with wide white collars, long denim skirts with forest green cardigans, beige wide-legged trousers and plaid tops, while elements of Ackermann’s creations appeared as patchworks on shirts and pleated skirts.

Elsewhere, coats were a big focus, with Gigi Hadid modelling a long brown wool version over a long dress with sheer black panelling, and other models showing off quilted uniform-style options and belted trench coats with oversized shoulders.

To conclude, Ramsay-Levi included a line-up of feminine dresses, with highlights including a dark green number featuring voluminous sleeves, and a buttery yellow gown with jewelled elements on the neckline.

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Tabitha Simmons teams with Puma on floral-inspired collection

Tabitha Simmons has collaborated with the team at Puma on a new collection.The British stylist and footwear designer launched her debut line in 2009, with celebrities such as Miranda Kerr, Kate Bosworth, and Liv Tyler all fans of her chic ankle boots a…

Tabitha Simmons has collaborated with the team at Puma on a new collection.

The British stylist and footwear designer launched her debut line in 2009, with celebrities such as Miranda Kerr, Kate Bosworth, and Liv Tyler all fans of her chic ankle boots and bold patterns.

Now, Tabitha has worked alongside the designers at the German sportswear giant on the Puma X Tabitha Simmons range, which features feminine takes on classic athleisure pieces and sneakers.

“I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with such an iconic brand like Puma for my first venture into the sportswear and athleisure market,” she commented. “Together, we married Puma’s sporty aesthetic with my signature, feminine florals to create a collection of shoes, bags and a stylish tracksuit for all women on the go.”

Tabitha’s collection includes reimagined versions of the Puma Cell Stellar and Ralph Sampson shoes. There is also matching apparel decorated with rose, daisy, and dragonfly motifs, including a reversible full-zip nylon track jacket, a backpack, a padded laptop pocket, and a waist bag.

Accordingly, Puma bosses are thrilled with the final result.

“We’re excited to introduce our partnership with Tabitha Simmons, an incredible creative with an extremely diverse set of talents,” added Adam Petrick, global director of brand and marketing at Puma. “For our first collaboration, we’ve blended Puma’s iconic sport-inspired silhouettes with Tabitha’s well-known custom florals resulting in disruptive new executions with a feminine touch.”

The Puma X Tabitha Simmons collection will drop on 1 February.

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Rita Wilson hits Golden Globes red carpet after glam squad drama

Rita Wilson wowed on the red carpet at the 2020 Golden Globes on Sunday night even though her glam squad was late.The actress/singer, whose husband Tom Hanks was honoured with the prestigious Cecil B. DeMille Award during the ceremony, had to rethink h…

Rita Wilson wowed on the red carpet at the 2020 Golden Globes on Sunday night even though her glam squad was late.

The actress/singer, whose husband Tom Hanks was honoured with the prestigious Cecil B. DeMille Award during the ceremony, had to rethink her preparations for the bash after the person she had hired to do her hair and make-up was very late.

“What you look like when your hair and make-up person for the @goldenglobes is one and a half hours late even though you booked him in September,” she captioned a make-up-free selfie on her Instagram page. “Will leave one hour to do hair and make-up.”

Rita later added: “Hair and make-up still not here. Trying to be zen.”

Accordingly, the star’s celebrity followers soon began commenting on her post.

“Omg I feel u (you),” wrote Julianne Moore, while Sarah Paulson insisted, “Been there and no thanks please – you look gorgeous anyway,” and Kate Bosworth added: “Oh that’s the craziest feeling, you look gorgeous anyway though.”

Yet, Rita’s posts prompted a curious Chrissy Teigen to try and dig for a little more information about the no-show stylist, as she replied, “I cannot go on until I know who, I have no life.”

The 63-year-old has not yet responded to the TV personality’s tweet.

But in spite of the last-minute drama, Rita made it to the celebration on time and looked very glamorous in a bronze sequin Tom Ford gown. Her husband Tom also wore a tuxedo from the designer, with the Hollywood couple joined by their sons Chet and Truman, as well as the A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood star’s son Colin and daughter Elizabeth from his previous marriage, on the red carpet.

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Coach teams with Tabitha Simmons on accessories collection

Coach has partnered with Tabitha Simmons on a new collection of whimsical accessories. The British stylist and footwear designer launched her debut line in 2009, with celebrities such as Miranda Kerr, Kate Bosworth and Liv Tyler all fans of her chic…

Coach has partnered with Tabitha Simmons on a new collection of whimsical accessories. 

The British stylist and footwear designer launched her debut line in 2009, with celebrities such as Miranda Kerr, Kate Bosworth and Liv Tyler all fans of her chic ankle boots and bold patterns.  

Now, Coach’s creative director Stuart Vevers has announced that he has teamed with Simmons on the Coach x Tabitha Simmons range, which is comprised of shoes and handbags.  

“I have always admired Stuart as a designer and enjoy seeing how his collections evolve season after season,” said Simmons, who also works as a contributing fashion editor at U.S. Vogue magazine, in a statement. “It has been incredible working with him to bring our collaboration to life in a way that honours both of our brand’s aesthetics. I love the contrast between whimsical, feminine florals and a little bit of a punk and edginess – there is something for every woman in this collection.” 

Highlights include the Urban Hiker boots with leather detailing and the Harriette flats, which are available in either a dainty floral print or eye-catching colourblocking. 

The floral patterns reintroduce original Coach prints from the house’s spring 2016 collection, while the line also includes Simmons’s first-ever handbag design – the Coach x Tabitha Simmons Crossbody, which is a reimagination of Coach’s 1973 Suspender Pouch. 

Regarding the partnership, Vevers commented that he found creating with Simmons to be very natural.  

“She already has Coach in her closet,” he shared, before recalling how the concept came about: “It’s actually a cute story: I bumped into her one day at the Greenwich Hotel, and she happened to be wearing a floral print dress from the spring 2016 collection. We knew it had to be the starting point for our collaboration.” 

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Kate Bosworth on board for Blue Crush sequel

Kate Bosworth is ready to hit the beach again for a follow-up to her 2002 film Blue Crush. The actress, who portrayed a competitive surfer in the sports drama, is eager to re-join her co-stars Michelle Rodriguez and Sanoe Lake for a second instalment,…

Kate Bosworth is ready to hit the beach again for a follow-up to her 2002 film Blue Crush.

The actress, who portrayed a competitive surfer in the sports drama, is eager to re-join her co-stars Michelle Rodriguez and Sanoe Lake for a second instalment, revealing she has her own ideas for the sequel’s plot.

“I’m 100 per cent in for a Blue Crush reboot,” she told People magazine at a recent event. “I have thoughts on how to do it.”

Bosworth would also love a chance to bring back forthright female characters to the screen.

“What better time for a bada** female reboot. Why not now? That would be a dream,” the 36-year-old added. “I just love strong female characters, and I feel like right now it’s so important to see those strong female characters on screen. If I’m a part of something that inspires and it has longevity – that’s it for me.”

Blue Crush went on to gross over $40 million (£31 million) in the U.S., and a total of $51.8 million (£40 million) worldwide, with the flick receiving largely positive reviews.

Another movie, Blue Crush 2, debuted in 2011 as a direct-to-video release but was not connected to the original production and featured a different cast.

Since starring in Blue Crush, Bosworth has appeared in a string of films, including Superman Returns, Big Sur, and Still Alice.

Next up, she will appear as KC in Netflix series The I-Land, and is in the pre-production phases on The Devil Has a Name, a film about an oil matriarch who leaves the whole industry exposed when she attempts to outfight a bullish farmer whose water has been poisoned, and on action feature Force of Nature, which will be directed by her husband Michael Polish and is to co-star Mel Gibson.

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Carrie Underwood leads the glamour at 2019 CMT Awards

Carrie Underwood went for beaded glamour as she extended her lead as the most honoured CMT Awards artist at Wednesday night’s prize-giving.Taking home her 19th and 20th awards at the annual country music bash, winning for Female Video of the Year and V…

Carrie Underwood went for beaded glamour as she extended her lead as the most honoured CMT Awards artist at Wednesday night’s prize-giving.

Taking home her 19th and 20th awards at the annual country music bash, winning for Female Video of the Year and Video of the Year, Carrie made sure all eyes were on her in a short, embellished dress by Michael Cinco.

The fully beaded outfit featured a low-cut neckline and long sleeves, with the Love Wins singer matching it with sparkly Rene Caovilla shoes.

Her fellow country star Kelsea Ballerini opted for full-on glitz in a white shimmering gown by Blumarine, which she paired with Jimmy Choo shoes, Simone Rocha earrings, Beladora and Djula rings, and an Edie Parker clutch.

It wasn’t just the country stars who turned out for the 2019 CMTs, held at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville; Hollywood actresses Kate Bosworth, Sarah Hyland and Michelle Monaghan also graced the red carpet.

Still Alice star Kate turned to one of her favourite designers, Prabal Gurung, to dress her. She stunned in a green sequin number, which was reminiscent of old Hollywood glamour. The strapless gown fell to the floor and featured a bow to cinch in the waist. She added drop earrings by David Webb to finish the look.

Modern Family’s Sarah went vampy in a chest-baring black mini by Redemption, with exaggerated shoulder ruffles, while Michelle looked sleek in a red and black design by Peter Dundas’ namesake label.

Sharing a photo on Instagram, Michelle’s stylist Karla Welch told her followers: “She’s gone Country #tap #cmtawards.”

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Kate Bosworth launching campaign for female filmmakers

Kate Bosworth has teamed up with bosses at Women In Film and the Chloe Wine Collection to launch a new campaign aimed at female moviemakers. She Directed will fete women who work behind and in front of the camera, while a contest linked to the new ini…

Kate Bosworth has teamed up with bosses at Women In Film and the Chloe Wine Collection to launch a new campaign aimed at female moviemakers.

She Directed will fete women who work behind and in front of the camera, while a contest linked to the new initiative will offer female filmmakers the chance to win mentorship and money for their projects, according to Variety.

“I’m always a big fan of brands who put their money where their mouth is,” Bosworth says. “That’s really where you can start getting things out in front of people. Putting people in front of people that are going to start moving the dial and dialogue; it’s really going to make a difference.”

The Superman Returns actress is also looking to confront the issue she sees in Hollywood when male actors are cast before their female counterparts – even when the woman is the lead character.

“Ultimately, what it says to me is that we don’t matter as much as a different sex,” she adds. “You don’t have as much value is what that says to me, or you’re not important enough. And I think that’s the wrong message to be sending out to anyone.”

“There’s this misconception of women at the forefront of a movie – that that’s just a catastrophe, that’s never going to succeed, that it will be a box office failure,” she continues. “And we’re seeing, time and time again, that that’s just not the case. I never would have expected that for the 20 years I’ve been working I’ve heard we have to cast a male first, and now, I’m hearing so much in the world of, ‘We’re looking for female-forward material, we’re looking for women-led pieces’, and that’s very, very exciting.”

The campaign launches on Friday (22Feb19) at the 12th annual Women in Film Oscar Nominees Party in Los Angeles.

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Joseph Altuzarra opens up about his ‘ageless’ designs

Joseph Altuzarra is adamant all women deserve to wear clothes that make them feel sexy.The fashion designer launched his brand in 2008 and quickly became known for his luxury ready-to-wear line, which draws on his multicultural upbringing. While many f…

Joseph Altuzarra is adamant all women deserve to wear clothes that make them feel sexy.

The fashion designer launched his brand in 2008 and quickly became known for his luxury ready-to-wear line, which draws on his multicultural upbringing.

While many fashion houses tend to cater to a younger demographic, Altuzarra has now spoken about how he designs clothes to suit women of all ages.

“A lot of the women we want to talk to are not just 20, 30 or 40 but also 50, 60 and 70,” he said in an interview with U.K. newspaper The Telegraph. “The root of my idea for the brand was looking at women like my mum, who were in their sixties and who still wanted to be sexy, and who didn’t want to feel like society was relegating them to having to wear tweed suits.”

Altuzarra went on to explain that he always considers how a bra and perhaps underwear will work with a particular outfit.

But his main concern is how exactly the wearer will feel when they slip into one of his ensembles.

“I just really wanted to create happy clothes, that you would want to wear when it’s beautiful out, and which make you feel in love and happy,” the 36-year-old noted.

Since starting his brand, Altuzarra has outfitted a number of high-profile names, including Rihanna, Kate Bosworth, Nicole Kidman, Tessa Thompson, and Naomi Watts.

However, one of the designer’s most important relationships has been with Meghan, Duchess of Sussex – who made a splash when she stepped out in a black Altuzarra suit for an event in September (18).

“She came to the party for our Target collaboration five years ago and we’ve worked with her ever since. She represents such a modern idea of womanhood as well as a very new idea of royalty,” he smiled of the former actress.

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Isabel Marant breaks down French-girl beauty myths

Isabel Marant has spoken about some of the myths surrounding the beauty regimes of French women.The fashion designer, who founded her eponymous company in 1994, is known for her relaxed Parisian aesthetic, with her celebrity fans including Kate Boswort…

Isabel Marant has spoken about some of the myths surrounding the beauty regimes of French women.

The fashion designer, who founded her eponymous company in 1994, is known for her relaxed Parisian aesthetic, with her celebrity fans including Kate Bosworth, Anne Hathaway and Katie Holmes.

While French women are often described as appearing “effortlessly” stylish, Marant is adamant that a lot of work goes into looking so cool.

“French girls pretend they’re not paying attention to the way they look, but they are – a lot,” she told Vogue.com, adding that she believes women should always pick only one facial feature to highlight. “For me, it’s either eyes or the lips – never both. (Otherwise), it’s too much make-up.”

Marant has recently unveiled a capsule collection of cosmetics for beauty giant L’Oreal Paris. The range includes five products, including a line of pink and red lipsticks, which are perfect for on-the-go application.

“When it comes to make-up, it’s all about the right balance. I love lipstick, especially a bright red with a big smile – it’s the best way to lift your mood and brighten your entire face if your skin isn’t in the greatest condition,” the 51-year-old said. “(Earthy) eyeshadows are amazing, too, especially in the summertime when you have a tan. Just smudge on a gypsy-ish chocolate on the lids.”

During the chat, Marant also shared that she doesn’t go to a hairdresser anymore and simply cuts the ends of her hair herself.

She does her eyebrows and manicures at home too, and happily shared her stance on plastic surgery.

“I have a position on (cosmetic surgery). Take away, but never add. When you plump things up, it’s very obvious,” she insisted.

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