Style Scoop: Nicholas Kirkwood Wins at BFC, DVF Goes GAP Again, ‘Pretty Little’ Lucy Hale Fronts BONGO

By  January 30, 2013

Our fairy design godmother, Diane von Furstenberg is making room for another children’s capsule collection for GAP. “It was so much fun to see little girls wearing the pieces, and I’m looking forward to collaborating with Gap on this second collection,” the wrap dress originator told VOGUE UK. Her pint-sized pieces for Spring 2013 will hit stores and online this April. [VOGUE UK]

Who’s the best designer of them all? According to the British Fashion Council/VOGUE Designer Fashion Fund, it’s Nicholas Kirkwood. The shoe designer, new menswear maven, and collaborator with the likes of Erdem and Rodarte, beat out Emilia WicksteadMary Katrantzou, Peter Pilotto, and Roksanda Ilincic for the £200,000 prize. [The Cut]

Alexander Wang is leaving his world for a bit and entering the galaxy of Samsung. The New York designer and newly appointed head of Balenciaga is collaborating with Samsung to create a print for a limited-edition inspired by photos taken on the Samsung Galaxy II Note. [GLAM Chic]

Speaking of Wang, the purveyor of all things downtown chic recruited MAD TV’s Anjelah Johnson to reprise her hilarious role as Bon Qui Qui for a funny Spring 2013 video for T by Alexander Wang. Bonus: rapper A$AP Rocky, Victoria’s Secret Angel Alessandra Ambrosio, and Barneys bigwig Simon Doonan make cameo appearances. [Alexander Wang]

When she’s not lighting up the small screen for Pretty Little Liars Lucy Hale is grabbing our attention elsewhere, most recently, as the new face of Bongo. The brand enlisted the lens of Terry Richardson to capture Hale in its Spring 2013 campaign, which will drop in March. As far as the collection, find it exclusively at Sears and Kmart stores nationwide. [GLAM inbox]

Although Michael Kors left his seat on Project Runway, the sportswear giant is remaining busy and using his influence with a philanthropic aim. Kors is partnering with the United Nations World Food Programme to curb the international food crisis through various campaigns and products, including a unisex “Watch Hunger Stop” timepiece to debut in the spring. [WWD]

H&M is also continuing the give back trend by partnering with Mentor Foundation USA to launch a collection of tees that feature the non-profit’s anti-drug slogan to combat drug abuse. The shirts drop in 23 Washington D.C., Virginia, and Maryland stores today! [GLAM Inbox]

Anna Wintour may lead the pack of fierce fashion femmes who head the international editions of VOGUE magazine, but now, those leading ladies are making room for a boy in the boardroom. Kullawit Laosuksri is the editor-in-chief of the glossy’s new Thailand version, making him the first male EIC in the publication’s history! [New York Magazine]

The ladies swoon over a man in Michael Bastian, and while we covet his menswear designs, the girls sadly won’t be getting Bastian gear any time soon. Gant has pulled the plug on his womenswear diffusion line, keeping the company focused on its menswear roots… for now. [WWD]