Style Scoop: Burberry’s New It Girl, Carine’s Lucky Seven, Why Alexander Wang Gets Knocked-Off

By  December 18, 2013

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The Burberry brand has grown nearly synonymous with the likes of Cara Delevingne and Sienna Miller, but that’s likely to change with the house’s Spring 2014 ads. Introducing Neelam Johal, a Coventry, England native, self-proclaimed bookworm, and the first Indian model to star in a Burberry campaign. [ELLE]

If you’re a Glam reader, then you know we’re slightly obsessed with Carine Roitfeld. Today, the CR Fashion Book chief gave us seven more reasons to fawn over her effortless French style in the glossy’s “7 Ways” series. After styling models in a Home Depot painter’s suit and Louis Vuitton slip for the spread, Roitfeld steps in front of the camera to werk wonders in a Comme Des Garçons vest.Voilà! [CR Fashion Book]

Fact: Alexander Wang’s Rocco bag-ready studs are here to stay, at least for the next 20 years. Still, even with patents protecting his highly-recognizable studs, he—like many high end fashion designers—isn’t safe from cheaper imitation. [Fashionista]

Shots fired! The outspoken Roberto Cavalli called out Michael Kors in an interview with Style.com for allegedly “copying” his aesthetic. “[Michael Kors is] one of the biggest copy designers in the world. I just want to tell him to stop copying me,” the 73-year-old designer said of Kors’ now billion-dollar brand. “And Americans like Michael Kors! And you love so many other designers who do that—he’s not American fashion. He is international fashion made in America.” Ouch! [Fashion Gone Rogue]

First regulations to limit chaos, then a restructuring of its calendar. Now, there’s a new New York Fashion Week sheriff in town. Talent agency William Morris Endeavor bought IMG Worldwide, the company that produces the semi-annual spectacle, for $2.3 billion.[WWD]

A.P.C. has arrived! The store’s oak doors are now open at its fourth New York City location on Bond Street. The two level boutique houses the full femme and homme collections, accessories, and a denim parlor. [Racked]

Speaking of jeans, the skinny versions could be breaking the bank… literally. Crane, the company responsible for printing American dollar bills, has been unable to source cotton from denim scraps due to a culprit known as Lycra. “There are no denim products out there that we can find that are basically not contaminated,” said Crane executive Jerry Rudd, who explained to the Washington Post how cotton from Lycra-laced denim can jeopardize the physical integrity of a bill. Which, apparently, doesn’t affect the high cost of a good pair of jeans. [Vogue UK]