Style Scoop: Meeting Mary Katrantzou, Rita and Cara Designing ‘Sporty’ Line, An Antwerp Six Reunion


Greek fashion designer Mary Katrantzou knows a thing or two about prints. The Central Saint Martins grad, London Fashion Week mainstay, and celebrity favorite (remember thisRihanna moment?) is expanding this year, not only with her first run at resort, but also with an e-commerce component that will bring her designs closer to your closet. But there's more to this emerging fashion authority than psychedelic hues; like her surprisingly minimal sense of décor, recent George Orwell read, and affinity for gardenia. [ELLE]

What can we expect from Rita Ora and Cara Delevingne's fashion collaboration? Something “sporty and comfortable,” according to the new Material Girl. “Regardless of what Cara does, it's always amazing,” Ora gushed about her BFF. “We're both fans of clothes so you never know… she's just someone that is exactly like me.” [Grazia Daily]

You may know Marina Yee, Dries Van Noten, Ann Demeulemeester, Dirk Bikkembergs, Walter Van Beirendonck, and Dirk Van Saene for solidifying Belgium's space in style. But back when they were just eager fashion students at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, they were known simply as The Antwerp Six. Now, 30 years after their school days, the gang reunited to pay tribute to their alma mater's 50th year. [GLAM Chic]

AllSaints is the epitome of cool; this we know. The brand's newest collaboration with OneRepublic sends that message even clearer. The two teamed up for the first project from AllSaints Film: a live performance of the Native band performing “Counting Stars” at its L.A. flagship. [Racked]

Fendi has carved out a new space on the web. The luxury house has revamped its site with moving images, a Magic of Fendi section dedicated to brand culture and history, and archival images from recent collections. According to Fendi CEO Pietro Beccari, the change is projected to increase site traffic by 50 percent. [WWD]

Not long ago, something new entered the social media space: Vine. The app took Instagram's photo-sharing functionality and upgraded it with six-second, looping videos instead. Now, Facebook (which bought Instagram for $1 billion), is biting back. The company revealed plans to add video to Instagram that would be five to 10 seconds long. Considering Instagram's popularity amongst the sartorial set—and Vine's slow-burning appeal to that same crew—this could prove to be a smart move. Or at least a way to compete with Twitter's video-sharing capabilities. [CNET]