Style Scoop: British Fashion Awards Nominees Announced, Stefano Pilati Takes His Talents to Zegna, New Alexander McQueen Book With 400 Unseen Images

By  September 04, 2012

Who’s the chicest on the other side of the pond? On November 27, you’ll find out. This year’s British Fashion Awards nominees were announced on Labor Day, with past winners like Stella McCartney and Mary Katrantzou on the ballot, yet again. While the esteemed selection committee has three contestants to choose from for 12 of the evening’s awards, you can cast your vote for the British Style Award honoring the man or woman who best represents London style — and yes, the Queen herself is up for the title.  [British Fashion Awards]

Speaking of the British Fashion Awards, Emerging Talent Award nominee J.W. Anderson is continuing to become a mainstream stay with his latest venture: a Topshop collection. With designer collaborations for high street and fast fashion chains at a peak (thanks, Target and H&M), the J.W. Anderson for Topshop line is finally here. Think baseball jackets, cat-eye sweaters, and paisley prints galore. It can all be yours starting September 14. [ELLE UK]

There are a few things we look forward to each September: the start of fall (arguably the best season to show off your style), the tents at Lincoln Center (hello, New York Fashion Week), and the event that kicks it all off, Fashion’s Night Out. There’s no reason that your September 6 agenda should be empty. You can get signed by Dwayne Wade at Calvin Klein, strike a pose for Arthur Elgort at Dior, and then dance the night away with Solange Knowles at DVF. Get out and get glam! [VOGUE]

YSL’s former creative director Stefano Pilati is headed back to his Italian roots at menswear label Ermenegildo Zegna. He’ll also be fronting the brand’s womenswear line, Agnona. Zegna’s CEO told WWD that the company is excited to go from “little jewel” to “global brand” under Pilati’s tutelage. We’ll be able to see exactly where that’s headed come June 2013.  [ELLE]

For 10 seasons, Tim Gunn has been telling contestants on Project Runway to “make it work.” This Thursday, fans of the show can get their hands on looks that worked on screen, and now, in real life. Lord & Taylor will be debuting a 10-piece collection of dresses and gowns designed by contestants from past seasons at its Fifth Avenue flagship during Fashion’s Night Out. Plus Kim Kardashian, Max Azria, and Kristi Yamaguchi will be posted for the store’s FNO fete. [Racked]

See Alexander McQueen like you’ve never seen him before. Photographer Anne Deniau is releasing a new book, Love Looks Not With the Eyes with more than 400 images of the prolific designer over the course of 13 years. What makes this special? Deniau was the only  photographer McQueen allowed backstage at his shows. [VOGUE UK]

Ready to spin a web with CharlotteOlympia? The shoe designer known for her colorful and quirky take on high heels is taking note from everyone’s favorite childhood spider for her newest collection. The Charlotte’s Web inspired array of booties, platforms, wedges, and smoking slippers are available now.  [Grazia]