Style Scoop: Alexander Wang’s Balenciaga Whirlwind, Ralph Lauren’s Sporty Winter, Marios Schwab for Margiela?
In case you're wondering how Alexander Wang manages his namesake label and Balenciaga, it's all about a mutualistic exchange. “I really took it on as a way to see myself incorporate into a different business structure, something that might challenge me in a way that my own company might be able to grow into in a few years or decades,” he told Women's Wear Daily reporter Bridget Foley about accepting the Balenciaga creative post. Which means our Wang Gang won't be ending anytime soon. [Fashionista]
Patriotism is living well past the Fourth of July with Ralph Lauren at the Winter Olympic Games. Though the brand drew criticism over the summer for designing Team USA uniforms that were actually made in China, it has gone back to its American roots with all RL uniforms now bearing “Made in the USA.” [ELLE]
Has Maison Martin Margiela's mystery unraveled? London's Marios Schwab is reportedly ghost designing for the house, though Margiela reps said “the house does not communicate on individual designers, characterizing its studio as a creative collective with members,” according to Women's Wear Daily. We should have known something was up with that whole Swarovski collaboration! [WWD]
Hacking has never looked so chic! Gucci's Chime for Change has announced Chime Hack, a three-day hackathon during December's TEDWomen conference, where participants will develop apps and encourage women and girls to get involved in the tech industry. [ELLE]
Fun seekers everywhere can now explore DailyCandy offline. The site will open a 11,000 square-foot, 3-day market in SoHo where shoppers can find curated goods for fashion, beauty, food, home, kids, and pets. The November 8 DailyCandy Bazaar, which will also be shoppable online, will benefit Free Arts NYC. [GLAM Inbox]
Emulating Kerry Washington, Rachel Bilson, and Amanda Seyfried is now a click away. Celebrity favorite Quinn has relaunched its site and Fall 2013 collection under a new name with items for men, women, children, and the home up for sale. [Quinn]