Style Notes: Kate Moss Reads 'Fifty Shades of Grey'; Patrick Robinson Launches Line on Kickstarter
Six fashion-focused stories to read right now.
Model and fashion icon Kate Moss opened her famously buttoned mouth yesterday to raise money for the U.K.’s Red Nose Day, a national event dedicated to relieving poverty in both the U.K. and Africa. Moss, who agreed to read a brief passage from Fifty Shades of Grey once donors had raised at least £200,000, upheld her end of the bargain by appearing on Nick Grimshaw’s Radio 1 morning broadcast. [NYMag]
Former Gap designer Patrick Robinson's upcoming active wear line, PASHKO, will be available exclusively through online creative funding platform Kickstarter. The line, which includes luxury basics like tissue tanks, lounging pants, and oversized tunics, will be available for pre-sale beginning in April and for purchase beginning in June, provided the public adequately finances the project. [Refinery 29]
Bi-coastal boutique Opening Ceremony will release a Spring Breakers-themed clothing line on March 22, the same day that the film hits U.S. theaters. Designed by artist Todd James and the film’s costumer, Heidi Bivens, the unisex line will feature sportswear basics like sweatshirts, mesh jerseys, cropped T-shirts, and beach accessories garnished with “pot leaves, dripping ice cream cones and the indelicate acronym 'DTF.'” [WWD]
Despite visiting the school yesterday, polarizing designer John Galliano reportedly will not be joining the teaching staff of Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London. [Vogue UK]
Cosmopolitan has anointed street-style darling Aya Kanai, Shopbop.com’s resident head stylist, the magazine’s newest fashion director. Kanai, who replaces former fashion director Michelle McCool, has previously held positions at Teen Vogue and Nylon. [WWD]
Fast-fashion retail giant H&M will debut a U.S. e-commerce site this summer. Keeping expansion in mind, the chain also intends to open a minimum of 40 additional stateside stores by the end of 2013. [NYMag]