Style Scoop: Lena Dunham Designs (& Jared Leto) Wear Caftans, Raf Simons Takes Dior to Tokyo, Karl Lagerfeld Doesn’t Really Care What You Thought About His Feminist March


Lena Dunham is a writer, actress, director, producer…and now she’s a designer. Dunham lent her hand to Erin Kleinberg’s spring 2015 collection, which she titled “Après Surf Girls” (think: caftans and tie-dye). The duo worked for three months to come up with customized prints—which depict exploding sunsets and graffiti bears eating pudding. Oh, and Jared Leto has been wearing them while performing with his band, 30 Seconds to Mars. [Refinery29]


Raf Simons is taking Dior to Tokyo to show the pre-fall collection on December 11. The French house has plans to unveil a new-look boutique in Tokyo’s Omotesando district, in addition to an exhibition and photo book by Patrick Demarchelier. [Women’s Wear Daily]

Karl Lagerfeld really stirred the feminist pot with his march-themed Chanel show in Paris. Models including Cara Delevingne and Gigi Hadid stormed the runway in a way never before seen, making quite an impact, for better or for worse. And if you had a problem with it, the Kaiser doesn’t want to hear about it. “I couldn’t care less if people are for or against,” Lagerfeld said. “It’s my idea. I like the idea of feminism being something lighthearted, not a truck driver for the feminist movement.” [Fashionista]

Digital platform Appy Couple, which lets couples build wedding-centric apps and sites, tapped Carolina Herrera as its first collaborator for a Luxury Collection. Template designs based on the house’s prints and decor will be available for download today (the same day that the brand debuts its fall 2015 bridal collection). Access to the Luxury Collection costs $125. [Women’s Wear Daily]

With the recent appointment of John Galliano as creative director, Maison Martin Margiela is revealing more plans: the brand’s first accessories-only boutique in Milan. The 775-square foot (and mostly white) store stocks footwear, bags, jewelry, fragrances, eyewear, miscellaneous deco-objects and small leather goods for men and women from the fall 2014 lineup. [Women’s Wear Daily]