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Latest Designer Collaboration

Since launching in 2005, the RCA graduate’s catwalk shows have become one of London Fashion Week’s hottest tickets. Erdem is the designer of choice for tastemakers such as Alexa Chung and Keira Knightley, and has become a go-to for both the Duchess of Cambridge and her younger sister Pippa.

To bring the collection to life, H&M and Erdem worked with filmmaker Baz Luhrmann (of Moulin Rouge! and Romeo + Juliet fame) who brings his instantly recognisable aesthetic to a campaign film, teased in a short clip revealed today.

‘I am so happy to collaborate with H&M, and to explore my work on a whole new scale including a menswear collection which I have never done before. It’s also such a thrill to work with Baz Luhrmann, one of the most important storytellers of our time,’ the designer said.

Erdem with Baz Luhrmann and H&M’s Ann Sofie ohansson

‘For me, fashion is always about more than just clothing, it is a form of expression – a standalone art form,’ added Luhrmann. ‘I am excited to be collaborating with Erden and H&M to reveal the story of this unique collection.

Christopher Kane

Inspired by his SS17 collection, the new version of the clog style shoe are tiger print and embellished with an ostrich feather, floral Jibbitz adornments and Christopher Kane’s signature ‘K’.

Available in four trend-led colourways – you can choose between honey, avocado, ochre and black.Setting you back £64.99, this style are over £100 cheaper than the originals from his SS17 collection.

 

‘They are brilliant for summer, as they are so comfortable and cooling. That they look great is an added bonus. I’ve always been a fan of the iconic Crocs Clog. I like that they are perceived by some to be quite ‘ugly’ and not at all feminine or designed to flatter. They are designed for function, and that’s what attracted me to them,’ Kane commented.

If Kane has managed to convince you of their style kudos you can pick them up at Office, Topshop, Selfridges and more.

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According to global fashion search platform, Lyst, global searches for ‘diaper bag’ are up 74% compared to this time last year.

 It seems a growing number of new mums are taking their cue from the celebrities and investing in designer diaper bags.

Lyst reported a 40% increase in designer diaper carriers styles across their 12,000 partner retailers, and the average diaper bag now sells for a whopping £405.

While all the big names – including Burberry, Versace and Moschino – cater to this market, there is one brand that is leading the way. It is, of course, Gucci. Gucci’s diaper bag was the most viewed bag on Lyst last week (w/c 3rd July).

Hardly suprising considering the bag looks nothing like a traditional diaper bag. Complete with the GG printed pattern and a chic leather trim, the French Fashion house haven’t forgotten about the sensible details- it comes with bottle pockets and a fold-out changing mat. Available in two sizes, you can choose beween a number of colourways and pattern options.

Style points and practicality don’t come cheap though, Gucci’s diaper bags start at approximately £1290. At least with a bag this fashion forward, you would be able to use it long after the nappy changing days are finished…

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The Fashion Circus

Bounteous Mother Nature continually produces new versions of the genetically blessed creatures we idealize so intensely we call them models.

They exist in every place and every population. The challenge is hunting them down.

“I never thought about modeling in my life,” said Mohamed Ali Ibrahim, 18, who appeared in a show for the label Head of State on Monday in New York.

Mr. Ibrahim immigrated to Albany three years ago from Sudan. He was spotted by Head of State’s Nigeria-born designer, Taofeek Abijako, another Albany resident, at his high school prom.

“I saw him and then got someone to find him on Facebook,” Mr. Abijako, 19, said. “I was obsessed.”

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 Phillip Mayberry, 24, was working as a shirtless greeter at a Hollister store in Texas when a scout approached him, as he explained on a cigarette break before the Parke & Ronen show on Wednesday.

A onetime track star with a ripped physique, he was told he would have a great future in modeling, though only if he dropped some weight.

“I’m 6-2, and I was 200 then,” the model said, seeming at ease while clad in nothing but Parke & Ronen underpants. “I lost 30 pounds,” he added, and one result was a job just completed for Italian Vogue. “It wasn’t really that hard. I just count every single calorie.”

Ben Jordan, 22, was at a mall in London mall when someone approached him about modeling. Credit Guy Trebay/The New York Times

Ben Jordan was 18 and on a day trip from his home in Norwich, England, to the Westfield London mall when someone approached him and his father.

He recalled that he didn’t say anything when the scout asked whether he would consider a career in modeling. “My dad just took over and said, ‘Definitely, he would!’” said Mr. Jordan, now 22, who has trod runways covering roughly the circumference of the planet for designers like DSquared2, Dolce & Gabbana and Calvin Klein.Mohamed Ali Ibrahim, 18, was discovered at his high school prom. Credit Guy Trebay/The New York Times

For Harrison Bock, an 18-year-old from Voorhees Township, N.J., the big break came in the gym as he was heading for the showers.

“Is no place sacred?” Mr. Bock was asked.

“Seriously!” the model said backstage at the Parke & Ronen show, making some necessary adjustments to the skintight trunks he had been given to wear. “Until that moment, I never thought about modeling in my life. I was planning to go into the Air Force, for real.”

Harrison Bock, 18, of Voorhees Township, N.J., got his big break in the gym as he was heading for the showers. Credit Guy Trebay/The New York Times
Gray Eberley, 20, from Tenafly, N.J., was that seeming oddity: a young man who recognized in his exceptional looks a potentially marketable entity.

“A friend of the family knew Bruce Weber, and they sent him some pictures,” Mr. Eberley said Tuesday, as he posed barefoot atop a plinth at Skylight Studios wearing a swimsuit and a flowered rubber granny bathing cap.

Phillip Mayberry, 24, was working as a greeter at a Hollister store in Texas when a scout approached him. Credit Guy Trebay/The New York Times

Not surprisingly, the photographer responded to Mr. Eberley’s even-featured, all-American looks and invited him to his compound in the Adirondacks. “Next thing I know, I’m in a car heading out Montauk,” where Mr. Weber has a house, and where Mr. Eberley was photographed for a multipage spread in V Man.

Asked about vagaries of a career in a business subject to overnight shifts in taste and where models, however physically blessed, are commodities with inbuilt expiration dates, Mr. Eberley seemed unfazed.

“It’s all good,” he said. “We’ll just see where it goes.”