Style Notes: Pharrell's New Adidas Project; Bloggers Respond to Vogue's Criticism
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Bloggers BryanBoy and Susie Bubble Respond to Vogue's Criticism [Fashionista/Vogue]
Vogue's editors — Sarah Mower, Nicole Phelps, Sally Singer and Alessandra Codinha — posted a recap of Milan Fashion Week on Sunday evening, but it wasn't their commentary on the clothes that caused a stir. Rather, it was their collective criticisms of fashion bloggers that set Twitter aflame. "Note to bloggers who change head-to-toe, paid-to-wear outfits every hour: Please stop," wrote Singer. "Find another business. You are heralding the death of style." Susie Bubble and BryanBoy, two OG fashion bloggers, reacted on Twitter, arguing that fashion magazines essentially do the same thing, creating editorials with straight-from-the-runway looks from some of their biggest advertisers, without disclosing the relationship to readers. The comments reignited the (digital) age-old debate of the fashion blogger vs. fashion editor.
Wet 'n' Wild Taps Celeb Spawn for Beauty Campaign [L.A. Times]
Though it's refreshing to see faces other than those of Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner and the Smith siblings on ad campaigns, we're beginning to feel fatigued by the celeb offspring-as-models trend. Wet 'n' Wild is the latest brand to tap into the celebrity children casting pool, choosing Jamie Foxx's daughter (and former Golden Globes girl) Corinne Foxx, Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger's daughter Ireland Basinger-Baldwin and Andy Garcia's daughter Alessandra Garica-Lorido (who also stars in Lane Bryant's most recent campaign and walked in Christian Siriano's NYFW show) for the "Generations of Wild" campaign.
DSquared to Show Men's, Women's Collections Together This January [WWD]
Dan and Dean Caten, the twin brother designers behind DSquared, have revealed that they will show their men's and women's collections together at a joint fashion show in Milan this January. With this new system in place, Dan, who had primarily focused on womenswear, and Dean, who had primarily focused on menswear, will be able to work more closely together. Added Dan, “this step will allow our women’s show collection to have more shelf life in stores." DSquared will now show two main collections and two pre-collections, which they Dan noted will simplify their lives in the age of designer burnout.
Pharrell and Adidas Unveil "Hu" Collection [High Snobiety]
Pharrell Williams is taking his partnership with Adidas Originals to the next level. The producer/singer/designer is launching a colorful sneaker and apparel collection, "Hu," in collaboration with the brand. “Hu is short for human – human being, human race, humankind,” said Pharrell. “But Hu, itself is also a reference to color. As human beings, we all have a color. We all look different, we all speak different languages, but we’re all connected.” The 19-piece debut collection is due out on Sept. 29 on Adidas' website and in stores. "Hu" comes on the heels of Alexander Wang's surprise collection with Adidas, which was announced at New York Fashion Week earlier this month.