Style Scoop: Battle at the BFAs, Kanye Laments Louis Vuitton, Collette Dinnigan Closes Luxury Lines

By  October 29, 2013

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The battle for Britain’s biggest names in fashion is drawing nigh. This year’s December 2 British Fashion Awards will pit Christopher Kane against Sarah Burton and Phoebe Philo for Womenswear Designer of the Year; see Marc Jacobs, Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons face off for the International Designer Award; and send Cara Delevingne on a catwalk crusade against Edie Campbell and Sam Rollinson for Model of the Year. [Vogue UK]

Kanye West, the artist formerly known as the Louis Vuitton Don, now says he would never partner with the LVMH luxury house “because the prices are just too extreme.” Note, there has been no news of West teaming up with LV following his 2009 sneaker capsule there. Also note, this comes from the purveyor of $120 A.P.C. white tees and $5,892 Giuseppe Zanotti heels of Fall 2012 fame. [Fashionista]

Collette Dinnigan, who’s dressed the likes of Miranda Kerr and Cat Deeley‚ will bid adieu to her eponymous bridal and evening wear lines at the end of the year. Instead, the Australian designer will shift her attention to her two children’s lines and reportedly seek out collaborations in the home décor space. [WWD]

Brigitte Bardot, is that you? Oh, no. It’s just Nicole Kidman, a fan of dancing “on the table with a snake,” channeling the French icon for a Jimmy Choo Cruise 2014 campaign shot by Camilla Akrans. [ELLE]

Speaking of Choos, former chief Tamara Mellon has tapped St. John alum Glenn McMahon to head her namesake lifestyle brand. [Vogue UK]

Class is in session, Norma Kamali style. The designer will host 20 female students from NYU for a Wellness Event aimed at stopping objectification and fostering empowerment through fitness, health, and beauty. [GLAM Inbox]