Style Notes: Sophia Webster Wins BFC/Vogue Fund; Target's New Collab Arrives
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Sophia Webster Wins British Fashion Council/ Vogue Designer Fashion Fund Prize [New York Times]
Funky footwear designer Sophia Webster took home the the coveted British Fashion Council/ Vogue Designer Fashion Fund prize on Tuesday night, which, in addition to bragging rights, comes attached with a whopping £200,000 ($288,000) grant. As the winner, Webster will also receive a year's worth of mentoring from industry bigwigs and influencers. The eccentric accessories designer, who took home the Emerging Accessories Designer Award in 2013, beat out Emilia Wickstead, Osman and Mother of Pearl for the top spot.
Target Unveils Full Marimekko Collab Lookbook, Which Includes Swim Leggings [Target]
The full lookbook for Target and Marimekko's new 200-piece collab is finally here. As expected, the home goods, apparel and accessories are covered in Marimekko's signature bold, contrasting patterns. Rather unexpectedly, however, the collab also includes "swim leggings," apparently to be worn over swim suits or as alternative bottoms. The collection hits stores and online on April 17.
Chloe Grace Moretz Talks Ignoring Taylor Swift's Squad Invite with 'Complex' [Complex]
The day after releasing its Zayn Malik cover story, Complex revealed a second cover for the April issue starring Chloe Grace Moretz. The actress, who stars in the upcoming sequel, Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, opened up about keeping her personal life separate from her career life, as well as her thoughts on the celebrity squad movement. "They appropriate exclusivity," she said of squads, while also noting that she turned down an invitation to join Taylor Swift's. "They're cliques!"
Nike Poached Under Armour Designer Dave Dombrow [WWD]
On Tuesday, Nike revealed they hired Dave Dombrow, Under Armour's senior vice president of design since 2010. However, due to a non-compete clause, Nike will wait until 2017 to officially bring Dombrow on board. During his time at Under Armour, Dombrow helped put the company on the map as a serious athletics-wear competitor, overseeing footwear and accessories as well as the design for both Steph Curry and Cam Newton's product lines.